9/15/2015Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
Now that we started the week looking at hundreds of lip products in that giant acrylic lipstick tower of mine yesterday, and we talked about Freedom Makeup Pro Melts and Pro lipsticks 2 weeks ago, let's change it up and talk eyeshadows instead :)
The first Pro 12 palette I wanted to get obviously was the Audacious Mattes, with all matte eyeshadows, no shimmers.
For that exact reason, to me, Audacious Mattes is only ideal as a transition palette, not great on its own. After 2 weeks of testing it (and 2 other palettes that you will see shortly), I craved badly for colourful eyeshadows.
The swatches (with a damp brush, no primer):
- First row (left): very similar (as mentioned), with slightly different pigmentation. I don't have a favorite.
- Middle row (right): only the last shade shows a difference.
The lasting power: reasonable. With a primer, fading starts a few hours after lunch.
Audacious Mattes is a nice cool toned neutral matte palette for more day than night looks, offers lots of inner lid/ transition colours. Unless you only wear neutral eyes to work, I'd suggest pairing it with other colour family tones to change things up.
Freedom Makeup Pro 12 palettes are 12g, £4 each (about CAD8 + shipping), with promotions offered quite often. In comparisons:
- L'Oreal La Palette Nude: 10 shades, 17.5g, CAD23.96, same width, more length.
- Annabelle Smokey Nudes: 10 shades, 9.3g, CAD12.95, also smaller in measurement.