There’s something kinda 50 Shades about this, amiright?
I feel like this lady on the Deck of Scarlet No. 01 Edition palette is about to 50 Shades me…like her sole mission in life is to punish you and pleasure you at the same time. *cracks whip* ?
This is the latest palette from upstart beauty brand/makeup palette subscription service Deck of Scarlet. You pay $ 29.95 per month and get a different limited edition eye, cheek and lip palette with some pencils on the side, and if the combo for a particular month doesn’t do it for you, you can skip that one without having to pay for it.
The products are cruelty free, made in the USA, and you can only get them online.
The big twist, other than the whole palette subscription angle, is that every month is a different collaboration with a popular vlogger.
This is their third one (ironically called No. 01), and it’s a collab with YouTuber Evon Wahab.
I really don’t know anything about her, but I looked her up on YouTube and saw the front of her channel page, and she’s really pretty.
The palette has three powder eyeshadows, a contouring powder, a highlighting powder, two lipsticks, a lip liner and an eye liner.
Honestly, I’m not into lipsticks that come in palettes, but I like the coral one here, Kiss the Coral. It’s a warm, satiny coral that feels fab.
I do like that the palettes have separate covers to keep the powders from mingling with the lip products, especially considering that the powder products like to scoot around, particularly the eyeshadows. I have to remember to tap off my brush, or I end up with lots of fallout.
The shadows remind me of NYX. They’re soft, pigmented and look intense in swatches, but they sheer out pretty quickly on lids. I think they’re good for blown-out smoky looks because they blend easily, but if I’m working quickly, the colors tend to all blend together. So they’re easy to over-blend.
If you’re all about an ashy contour, you might like the contour powder, because it’s very gray-based. I don’t really like the way contour looks on me, and I feel like this looks muddy, but I think it should be an effective contouring shade if that’s what you’re into.
As for the highlight powder, I like the soft sheen I get with it, but the grains are quite large, and I can see them sitting on top of my cheekbones.
I like it, especially the coral lipstick. I think the products are in the realm of high-end drugstore makeup, like NYX, L’Oreal and Maybelline. If you like getting goodies in the mail (who doesn’t?), and you love blown-out eye looks and an ashy contour (and you can deal with moderate fallout), check it out.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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