I feel like this lady on the is about to 50 Shades me…like her sole mission in life is to punish you and pleasure you at the same time. *cracks whip* ?
This is the latest palette from upstart beauty brand/makeup palette subscription service Deck of Scarlet. You pay $29.95
per month every other month, and get a different limited edition eye, cheek and lip palette with some pencils on the side, and if the combo for a particular month doesn’t do it for you, you can skip that one without having to pay for it.
The products are cruelty free, made in the USA, and you can .
The big twist, other than the whole palette subscription angle, is that every new palette is a different collaboration with a different popular vlogger.
This is their third one (ironically called No. 01), and it’s a collab with YouTuber .
I really don’t know anything about her, but I looked her up on YouTube and saw the front of her channel page, and she’s really pretty.
The palette has three powder eyeshadows, a contouring powder, a highlighting powder, two lipsticks, a lip liner and an eye liner.
Honestly, I’m not into lipsticks that come in palettes, but I like the coral one here, Kiss the Coral. It’s a warm, satiny coral that feels fab.
I do like that the palettes have separate covers to keep the powders from mingling with the lip products, especially considering that the powder products like to scoot around, particularly the eyeshadows. I have to remember to tap off my brush, or I end up with lots of fallout.
The shadows remind me of NYX. They’re soft, pigmented and look intense in swatches, but they sheer out pretty quickly on lids. I think they’re good for blown-out smoky looks because they blend easily, but if I’m working quickly, the colors tend to all blend together. So they’re easy to over-blend.
If you’re all about an ashy contour, you might like the contour powder, because it’s very gray-based. I don’t really like the way contour looks on me, and I feel like this looks muddy, but I think it should be an effective contouring shade if that’s what you’re into.
As for the highlight powder, I like the soft sheen I get with it, but the grains are quite large, and I can see them sitting on top of my cheekbones.
I like it! — especially the coral lipstick. I think the products are in the realm of high-end drugstore makeup, like NYX, L’Oreal and Maybelline. If you like getting goodies in the mail (who doesn’t?), and you love blown-out eye looks and an ashy contour (and you can deal with moderate fallout), check it out.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,