I love nifty palettes where you can move products around. I also love eyeshadows. With those two things out in the open I was really excited to check out Plain Jane Beauty & their eyeshadow situation. Keep reading to see what I think & the 2 quads of colors I have to review!
Their setup is a bit different from Urban Decay or even a Z-Palette- they have little Square pegs on the bottom of the eyeshadows that pop into their palette. They call this a “lego” design which is quaite fitting. They also sell blushes, lip colors, & pressed foundations that will fit into these palettes. Some take up more room than others but I think it is a cool idea to mix & match all of your makeup into a handy, small case. The case itself is about as thick as my Samsung S3 (with a thin case on it) & shorter in length.
So basically they sent two sets of 4 eyeshadows- Jewelry Box & Stormy Skies. I’ll break these down some more below color wise but first let me tell you about the packaging & such. So the pans themselves are round but the connecter-lego type outside is square & the peg on the bottom is a rounded square. My main complaint is that the shade names are labeled with a clear sticker & number. These shades don’t have actual names so the number is very important. Unfortunately to put the product in the palette you have to remove the sticker or have it flail around & fall off. This is a bummer because I won’t know the actual shade numbers to repurchase. Bummer! I also think depotting these to put it in a z-palette would be really difficult, I wish they had the option to buy these just in the pans as well.
Plain Jane Pre-Fix Quad in Jewelry Box- Shades 64,18, 4, & 3
Plain Jane Mosaic Eyeshadow in #3- Soft mink toned oatmeal. Shimmer.
Plain Jane Mosaic Eyeshadow in #64- Orange base gold. Shimmer.
Plain Jane Mosaic Eyeshadow in #4-Pink flash shimmer.
Plain Jane Mosaic Eyeshadow in #18- Rich cranberry. Metallic.
Plain Jane Pre-Fix Quad in Stormy Skies- Shades 1, 71, 62, & 20
Plain Jane Mosaic Eyeshadow in #1- Frosty white.
Plain Jane Mosaic Eyeshadow in #71- Gunmetal metallic.
Plain Jane Mosaic Eyeshadow in #20- Matte black with fine silver shimmer.
Plain Jane Mosaic Eyeshadow in #62-Metallic silver.
I don’t reach for traditional smoky shades & this one was kind of a disappointment. The shade #71 is actually really beautiful & has quite nice pigmentation. The white & silver were okay but pretty hard. & the black? Yeah for one thing it barely comes off at all & none of the shimmer translates either.
Overall, these shades are quite hard. I had a lot more luck using these damp because they were hard to pick up with my brush on average because I have to keep going back for more product repeatedly. I like the idea of this palette but unfortunately I can’t put the shades I do like into a palette I would reach for more. A few of the shades are quite nice but I’d definitely need to try more, maybe even some brushes, before I give Plain Jane a thumbs up.
What do you think? You can purchase Plain Jane Cosmetics on their website here. Any shades catch your eye?