Please click the photo above to see the palette in more detail! Last week I posted about another one of these awesome palettes, in Island Sunset, and I like this one nearly as much. These palettes were originally about $36 but then were marked down to $15. So during the 15% off sale at Sephora I picked them up. I am so glad I did. First off, as I said before they are purported to be made of recyclable metal pans, sustainable bamboo and no less than 95% natural ingredients. I was afraid that since these are "all natural" and "pure" that staying power, texture and color pigmentation would suffer, but they don't. I am exceedingly happy to be able to tell you that these six shadows and blush are smooth, soft and packed with color that sticks around pretty well. The shades are beautiful and range from cool to neutral, as opposed to the warm shades of the Island Sunset palette.
Like the other palette, the packaging is attractive, includes a large mirror and includes all the shade names on the back of the palette, which is hard to come by in a pre-made palette, especially such an inexpensive one. The textures again range from buttery mattes, to lustres, frosts and satins. All are blendable and pack a punch whether it be in shimmer or pigmentation.
Top Row Eyeshadows: Aurora, Galaxy, Polaris
Bottom Row Eyeshadows: Heaven, Jupiter, Orion
Soleil - I probably wouldn't have named it this because it's a cool cool pink with a bit of a brighter pink sheen. Soleil sounds more like a bronzer
Aurora - A frosty white, I think this has a great texture and makes a nice soft wash, but is just too much for a highlight though it's the lightest shade in the palette.
Galaxy - A satiny charcoal with silver glitter. This is like a mix between MAC Knight Divine and Black Tied, and the glitter is not overwhelming at all. It's subtle and stays put for a while, but will eventually hang out in your eyelashes, like any glitter shadow.
Polaris - This is a super dark matte grey. It does the job of a black matte but in a much less drastic way.
Heaven - A nice light and delicate pink which might work as a highlight for you cool-toned gals. It's lightly shimmery and very flattering. It doesn't give you rat eyes, don't worry ;p
Jupiter - This is the most reminiscent of a MAC lustre, it's like a light plummy frost with a bit of silver shimmer, pretty nice for a lid color.
Orion - Whoa this reminds me so much of MAC Climate Blue, down to pink micro-glitter embedded throughout. There's one big difference; Orion is much much more highly pigmented. It's a bit more deep purple than Climate Blue.