I’ve been holding off on this review because, well, I’m sad. I was so excited about the Fergie Centerstage collection (I do love the Fergie Black Gel Eyeliner & lots of other items!) but these eyeshadows are definitely not what I was expecting. I love the Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadows, they’re beyond exceptional. Ultra pigmented, wearable, buttery, & I could just go on & on. Fabulous. These, unfortunately, are not the same formula.
When looking at the palettes available, I went for Dutchess Lounge because it looked like a hard rock glam smoky eye palette. Seriously pretty. The packaging is plastic & has 5 shades. It comes with a curved eyeshadow applicator.
The middle shade is the only non-smoky non-shimmer color. It is a very cool toned purple & has pretty poor pigmentation. I will have to seriously pack this onto a primer to get it to even show up. The silver shade also has weak pigmentation but it is a bit buildable. It leans a bit metallic. The blackened re-toned burgundy is pretty & has okay pigmentation. The bottom two shade are black with the addition of shimmer. One side has purple & blue while the other has silver. Pigmentation on these is okay.
Pretty much all of the shades are a bit patchy & sad. I’m sad. I’m disappointed. I feel like they cheated on me with a cheap knockoff. For one, this palette needs an eyeshadow primer, no ifs, &s or buts about it. It costs more than the wonderful 8 pan palettes but is significantly inferior quality. Not impressed. In fact, I’m still a bit shocked which is why it has taken this long to write. I bought another palette (Metropolitan Nights) & returned it immediately to see if I got a dud. I didn’t, they’re just duds.
Not happy with this outcome. Have you tried the Fergie 5 pan palettes? Better response? Same? I’d love to know!