After reviewing the Gorgeous Cosmetics Seasonal Quad (see it here!) I knew I was pretty in love with the formula. Today I’m chatting about the 8-Pan Fashion Palette which is comprised of shades you can also buy in singles. For me personally, I’d describe the overall tone as wearable with richly pigmented bonuses. & one shade in here- oh baby. Keep reading to see all my thoughts & an eye look I keep repeating for date night!
From the catwalk to the sidewalk, take your eye shadow to the next level with these 8 fashion shades straight from the runway. The colors were expertly chosen by our artistry team from our highly pigmented, Colour Pro collection. Wear the shades alone or add them to your current routine for a pop of high fashion color.
This is one of those palettes that touches both warm & cool- which I so appreciate. I feel like the composition really makes sense! Normally I’d say that pretty coral shade doesn’t fit at all but after using it a few times I think it blends in with my warmer looks beautifully. I did notice their shade descriptions online to be a bit different than what I experienced in real life…so please do take not below! I have their description italicized with my description following for reference.
Rhubarb – (Warm rose with sheer glow) A warm, muted bright coral with golden shimmer. The texture is a bit stiff in a good way because the color payoff is awesome.
Hedgehog – (Warm chocolate brown with a sheen) A metallic muted cocoa brown with nice pigmentation.
Submarine – (Cool matte gray) A satin matte cool gray with a bit less pigmentation but buildable.
Violet Satin – (Deep purple with bronze sheen) A gorgeous brown-based plum shade with violet/cranberry metallic shimmer. Not ultra pigmented but builds beautifully.
Natural – (Sheen finish cream) A sheer satin cream with white micro sparkle.
Ivory Light – (Shimmering sheer white) A metallic pearl white that builds well- especially in the inner corner.
Khaki Gold – (Deep green with gold shimmer) A stunninnng blackened khaki green packed with golden olive micro shimmer. Stiff but very smoky & builds wonderfully.
DMC Black – (Rich Black with a sparkle) A dark charcoal with silver micro shimmer. Stiff & not as pigmented- but really pigmented as a deepening shade & when built up.
Swatches left to right on bare skin with a clean fingertip-
Top row: Rhubarb, Hedgehog, Natural, Ivory Light.
Bottom row: Submarine, Violet Satin, Khaki Gold, DMC Black.
Because this palette doesn’t have any true mattes…I did need to work in a few from my Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette (see my full review here) just so I could lay down some base. I used a creamy neutral (specifically Urban Decay Commando) over my eyeshadow primer just for a neutral starting point. Then I worked in Urban Decay Instinct & Lethal into my crease to give it some definition & let me see where my “stop” point would be. I really find this helpful with a smoky look as I tend to go MORE is MORE.
Now let us officially dig into the Gorgeous Cosmetics Fashion Palette officially. On the outer 1/4 of my eye I worked in DMC Black with a small crease brush & brought it in a bit straight through the crease for depth. On my lid I had to use Violet Satin. I had a nice layer down but really needed to use my finger to pat the color in for the pigmentation & pop I was looking for. I took Ivory Light in my inner corner & blended profusely under my browbone so it wasn’t too strong. I love the Ivory Light so I went a bit heavy on my inner corner both above & below. I added my black liner to my lower lashline lightly about 1/3 of the way out. I then topped it with a big of diffused DMC Black on the outside & Violet Satin from the middle to almost the corner.
Have you tried any products from Gorgeous Cosmetics? Any favorites? Any specific shades catch your eye?