Last month I finally got my hands on this wonderful eyeshadow palette! I actually had on my wishlist the She’s In Parties eyeshadow stack, but by the time I was ready to order it, it was discontinued. Luckily, they came out with this palette that has all shades from the old stack and then some. The original shades are Skeleton Kiss, Last Caress, She’s In Parties and Meanstreak. Christine from Temptalia reviewed the eyeshadow stack when it came out, and there were some inconsistencies in the formula so it got “only” a B from her. On the other hand, She’s In Parties eyeshadow palette got an A- (Christine’s review) which means Melt Cosmetics did improve the formula. Anyway, that was an additional reason I decided to buy this palette.
The reason I purchased this palette is because it has a really nice color story: a beautiful combination of purple, burgundy and plum shades, with the exception of the first shade, Skeleton Kiss, which is more of a golden-peachy shade. I do think this palette has a nice ratio of matte and shimmery shades and I do feel like it will suit you, no matter your complexion. Darker shades are indeed deep and rich, I was admiring them for a while once I swatched them! I don’t remember the last time I was this impressed with an eyeshadow palette! All shades are very pigmented and feel so smooth when swatched and applied. The only shade that felt a bit dry when swatched was the shade Meanstreak (next to last). However, it is amazingly pigmented and that really isn’t a serious issue.
Anyway, my first impressions are very positive, especially since this is my first Melt Cosmetics product and considering they did have some issues with their eyeshadow palettes in the past (eyeshadows that break easily, quality inconsistencies, and so on). But, so far so good with this product! Oh, yes, the only thing that bothers me with this product is the fact that the names aren’t properly aligned! I mean, this isn’t really making any difference when it comes to eyeshadow quality, but considering how this products isn’t really cheap, these things shouldn’t be happening.
Here are my photos and swatches on bare skin. Photos were taken in natural daylight.
Cruelty free? Yes.
Where to buy? Melt Cosmetics (US); BeautyBay (UK)
Price: 495 SEK / $57 / €48 (I always convert the price from SEK to $ or €; it’s cheaper on Melt Cosmetics’ website, but since I live in Sweden, it’s probably cheaper to get it from Beauty Bay, instead of paying shipping AND customs fees).