Innisfree My Palette My Eyeshadow Shimmer & Glitter Review:
I have a complete My Palette from Innisfree! Hurray! The lady at the store advised me what the brand considers the standard for cool skins (even though my skin undertone is arguable, probably a neutral) and they happened to have three of my favorite eyeshadow colors, and one I usually really dislike.
But, as I challenged myself to “just take what you’re suggested” and see how it looks on me, I took even that eyeshadow I disapproved of and brought these four babies home. I put them in my (very pretty) palette and started using them! Together the suggestion forms what they advise for Cool Winter skins.
Custom eye shadows to choose according to your needs
Natural and soft shimmer of pearls. The technology of Italy. It has high quality color and provides excellent adhesion.
Glitter to leave bright sparkling glitter. Strong color strength and adhesion, and silky feeling. Smooth and uniformly applied to the eyes. It lasts for a long time.
Shimmer 10 (warm sweet potato):
Talc, Mica, Red Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Isononyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Styrene / Methylstyrene / Indencopolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Yellow Iron Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butylhydroxyhydrocinnamate
Shimmer 27 (Dry ):
Talc, Carmine, Aluminum Starch Octenyl Succinate, Black Iron Oxide, Corn Starch, Mica, Red Iron Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Isophorone Diisocyanate, Isononyl Isoniconate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Ferric Ammonium Peroxyacetate, Cetearyl Hexanoate, Hydrogenated Styrene / Methylstyrene / Indene Polymer, Di Methicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butylhydroxyhydrocinnamate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide
Glitter 22 (Moonlit Morning Dew):
Calcium Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Mica, Red Iron Oxide, Synthetic Wax, 1-ethylhexanoic Acid, Calcium Stearate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, , 2-hexanediol, Tin Oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Yellow Iron Oxide, Mineral Salt
Glitter 23 (Purple Rose Bouquet):
Calcium Aluminosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Talc, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Red Iron Oxide, Synthetic Fluorofluorite, Silica, Black Iron Oxide, Synthetic Wax, Titanium / Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, 1,2-hexanediol, Carmine, Glyceryl Caprylate, Mineral Salts.
Volume: 2g each
How to use:
Apply on the eyelid with your finger or a brush.
My Skin Type: Thin, dehydrated and oily eyelids.
Innisfree My Palette My Eyeshadow Shimmer & Glitter Review:
The charm of the My Palette series is that you can put your eyeshadows, highlighters, blushers, contouring, and concealers all in the same palette since they are all made in a way that they fit in the available palettes.
Here I show you, with of course the shadow already removed, how to tug out the shadow without struggle. There is a small magnet on the base, in case you want to keep it as a single shadow, and the shadow has a metal base that clings to the palette (which has a magnet of its own).
Here I think I can start explaining the colors.
There are actually two types of shimmer and two types of glitter.
The 27 shimmer (on top) is actually a matte base with discreet small shimmers in it. The 10 shimmer (bottom) is a completely metallic shimmer.
Both of them can be used as a single color on the eyelid, base color, or detail color.
The golden glitter 22 is literally just sparkles – so it’s good just for a point, whereas the 23 glitter has a trace of a base color (I can’t make out if it’s shimmer or matte base) that lets it be used also as a full eyelid color or a detail color.
(I also want to tell you now that the color I would not have chosen is the golden glitter because I have no use for point sparkles but lets see how it goes)
Here I tried to take the photo in the best angle to show you what I just described.
And this was the best I could do to show you the glitters. So, as I said the 27 shimmer has a matte base with silver glitter. The 23 glitter has a (I think shimmer) base with lots of purples in glitter. The 10 shimmer is metallic. And the 22 glitter is just golden glitter.
I swear my makeup looks better and I just suck at taking photos! Ugh why am I so bad at photos?
This is how I applied the eyeshadows, groups by two. Actually, I applied eyeliner and mascara on both times, but for some reason I took the purple photos without it, mea culpa.
I rarely apply such a big amount of eyeshadow also, because my eyelid folds and destroys the color where the fold is (hating hooded eyes sobs), so that’s exactly the reason why I have to do that when I review eyeshadows! I can only measure how good the eyeshadow is if I apply it on the ways I know it’s problematic. If I apply everything as I know it’ll work how can I transmit all the knowledge about the eyeshadow?
So I apply it on my crease, on the corner of my eyes (teary and extra oily), and without primer. Yes, my reviews never have primer, if I do that then… might as well use a cheap eyeshadow, if the primer is good you might not even know the difference.
I would like to talk a little about color choice. I thought the difference wouldn’t be this obvious, but apparently it is! On the purple side my skin looks completely cold undertoned, and I have to agree that the colors look really nice on me.
On the brown side it looks like a completely neutral daily makeup, quite fascinating. Who knew a Korean brand could actually hit these things right! (I’m not even being mean, when they do it on base products it’s either all very grey or cool tones are pink and warm tones are orange beige, and it’s ridiculous the exaggeration they do).
Okay, so even though I agree that the store’s color choices look really nice, I still would prefer something other than the gold glitter.
I highlighted it on the bottom photo so you could see on the top photo where the color is a little washed out. This was after 5 hours of usage. The colors really are magnetic, there is less separation than with most brands, and there is no color gathering on the crease at all!
However you can also see that the colors didn’t survive on the fold of the corner of my eyes.
Now, I know for a fact that if I use primer the colors will be stronger and almost not separate (if at all), so that Innisfree eyeshadows are this good without help makes me wonder why I still buy eye products just for their package. (because the packages are cute, I know I won’t stop)
The shadows individually as main (only) eye makeup. I can see the usage of them, even the gold glitter, to complete a simple makeup look.
In Korea it’s actually considered weird to have only one color of eyeshadow, and yet usually I only apply one eyeshadow as my eye makeup – and all of these seem to work that way!
I am actually digging the gold look a lot too, for those days on which I wear just BB cream and lip balm. It makes it simple but better? MEBB (my eye but better)?
I would say this collection has really good quality of shimmers and glitters, so when it comes to that you definitely shouldn’t be afraid!
I did notice that all products from the My Palette collection aren’t strongly pressed on the pan itself, so you may want to avoid dropping your products around, even if it’s a single shadow.
Which to me is fine since the only eye makeup I carry is mascara, but I know some people like to carry their palettes in their bag and with this collection with all powder products you might want to not do that.
Where to buy:
Have you tried Innisfree My Palette My Eyeshadow Shimmer & Glitter?
Do share your thoughts in comments 🙂
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