Sunday, October 6, 2013

Swatches: Twinkle Twinkle by Profusion

Happy Sunday!  Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Last night I stopped off at Walgreens on one of my many weekly drugstore stalking excursions.  So many amazing collections are coming out that I can't wait to get my hands on!  I didn't find any of them (sadface) but a lot of the holiday kits are coming out that they stick up in the area they reserve for the limited edition collections.  I was looking through when I noticed these five-pan palettes for $1.00 each.  Figuring that if they were bad at least I wasn't breaking the bank, I decided to pick them up.  There were four that I found.  Today I decided to play and swatch and I wanted to share since I'm pretty impressed!

These are from a company called Profusion and I believe that the palettes are called Twinkle Twinkle.  None of them have names, only numbers on a little sticker that holds them closed that I admittedly threw away in my excitement.  These palettes are all pretty different though so there shouldn't be any confusion.  All swatches shown were done over ELF Eyeshadow Primer.

This one is the one that caught my eye in the first place since I always think that releasing a palette with bold colors like this is risky to any company since I think everyone thinks like me in that the pigmentation better be on the ridiculous side, right?  I wasn't too disappointed! All five shades are packed with shimmer.  I'm not sure if that's going to continue once you get past the top layer as I find that happens with a lot of shadows in these kind of collections, but we'll find out.  I ended up doing a look with it today just to see how they performed on the eye.

I think they may benefit a little from a white base but they look pretty good, especially the yellow.  The light blue got a little lost on the lid.  I used the periwinkle/purple color in the crease, the blue in the outer corner and the pink on the lower lashline in the middle.  For $1.00 not too shabby!

These colors contain more frost than shimmer, aside from the charcoal color at the end which leans more matte.  I found all of these to be nicely pigmented upon swatching and felt incredibly buttery in texture.  This reminds me of the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette in the color scheme.

These colors are incredibly shimmery, much like the multi-colored palette that I showed first.  The first two shadows aren't very pigmented and might benefit from a white or skin colored base.  The purple color on the end needed a little building to swatch evenly.

Upon first looking at this palette, I thought all of the shadows appeared to be matte.  Obviously I was wrong.  In fact, the second shadow has a hint of duochrome to it as it leans pink in some lights and lavender in others.

Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of these shadows upon swatching.  Sometimes wearing them tell a different story so I'm going to wear them throughout the week and report back with my opinions.  The textures on all of them were buttery soft and didn't seem to have an issue with chalkiness on many of them; I think maybe only two.

I'm not sure if these are exclusive to Walgreens or if they will be sold in other stores but Walgreens is where I found them if you are interested in picking them up yourself.  $4.00 for 20 eyeshadows, not a bad deal!