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A limited-edition, all-in-one face palette inspired by the worldwide bestseller, Divergent, now a major motion picture. Divergent—what makes you different makes you dangerous. Portable but impactful, this limited-edition palette contains everything you need to do your make up on the go.
- Eyeshadows: Candor Lace, Luminous Taupe, Envious Chocolate
- Blush: Rosy Horizon
- Bronzer: Compassionate Copper
- High Shine Lipgloss: Artistic Mauve
This palette comes in a rectangular compact made of metal-like, holographic plastic. The palette has a full-length mirror inside the lid and flips open to reveal a lip gloss, 3 eye shadows, a blush, and a bronzer. The back of the palette clearly labels each color.
The 3 eye shadows are housed in equally-sized, square pans. Candor Lace is a matte, soft cream. Luminous Taupe is a shimmering light bronze. And Envious Chocolate is a matte, dirty milk chocolate brown. All of the shades have good pigmentation and a smooth, blendable consistency. The shadows could be a little creamier in consistency, but this doesn’t seem to hinder their performance once applied.
The blush in Rosy Horizon is a muted, peached-rose with an almost matte finish. The bronzer in Compassionate Copper is a mostly neutral tan but has just a pinch of peach to it. The blush color is universally flattering and leaves a pretty flush to the cheeks. The bronzer, though it technically has micro-shimmer particles in it, looks pretty much matte on the skin and can easily be used for contouring. These powders have a bit of stiffness to them, so using them required a denser brush and/or more brush pressure. But the formula blends nicely and sets naturally into the skin.
The lip gloss in Artistic Mauve is a sheer, nude-peach with a glossy finish. The gloss smells of sharp peppermint, and slowly grows to a tingle on the lips. The color itself is translucent, giving just a hint of color. The formula is very emollient and is not sticky. It isn’t long-wearing, so any eating/drinking/kissing will quickly remove the gloss from the lips.
Overall, I think this is a good palette. It’s got most of the items you need for a complete makeup look. I wish there had been a highlighter included. I attempted using Candor Lace for highlighting, but it’s too flat in its finish to give the skin any luminescence. Otherwise, the shades in this palette make for a lovely natural look.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
Using the eye shadows was simple: the colors blend and apply smoothly. The bronzer took more time to use because I had to pick up the powder more times than usual, since the formula is a little stiff in the pan. The blush also blends out nicely and builds color effectively. The doe-footed applicator for the gloss is small, so I also had to go back into the tube 2-3 times to get enough product out.
For $32.50, the Sephora website says you get 0.18 ounces of eye shadow, 0.19 ounces of blush, 0.18 ounces of bronzer, and 0.13 ounces of gloss. I’m not sure how the amount of blush you get could be greater than the amount of bronzer (by just looking at how much bigger the bronzer pan is compared to the blush pan), but maybe the blush pan is deeper? In any case, this is a very reasonable price for the total amount of product you’re receiving.