Today I’m gonna show you my summer purchase, which has become timely in the fall and winter. I’m talking about the Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Gloomy Days.
The palette has plain packaging, just a plastic box with a transparent lid and without mirror or brushes. Looking on the bright side, I’d say that the content is easy to observe through such a lid.
Inside, there are 10 eyeshadow pans, 4 satin and 6 matte shades of grey.
I only use them with an eyeshadow base and in this case, both pigmentation and durability are quite decent. Without any base, the eyeshadows come off my oily lids pretty quickly.
The blendability is nice, though it can be dusty. The best way is to coat them slowly and carefully until you reach the desired color.
The shades have no names. I’ll show you some swatches divided into rows, under natural daylight.
The upper row:
1 - matte taupe. Great for the crease and as a transition color for darker shades.
2 - matte, pale blue, looks rather greyish on my skin.
3 - matte white. Great for the underbrow area as well as transition color. The most go-to color for me, which I frequently use with other palettes.
4 - matte black
5 - silvery satin.
The lower row:
6 - satin black with silver shimmer
7 - satin pink-grey, duochrome. It’s grey in the palette, but on the lid it merges with the skin color and appears pink under a certain angle. I use it on the lid and in the inner corner of the eye.
8 - matte grey. Use in the crease or for blending out darker shades.
9 - matte beige, merges with my skin. I use it for blending out other colors.
10 - silvery-lilac satin. I think this one is duochrome too.
#1 3+ 7 + 8
Added the UD Lo Fi Matte Mousse in Halo:
#2: 3 + 9 + 1:
+ a lavender highlighter from NYX in the inner corner of the eye:
#3: 3 + 5 + 6:
#4: 3 + 2 + 10:
The same highlighter on the cheekbones:
#5: 3 + 4 + 8
Sorry about the light, I made this photo in the evening:
Added a bit of pale lipstick
Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Tin Oxide, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Water/Aqua/Eau, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Silica, Alumina, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
Durability and how to remove:
As I’ve mentioned above, most colors are dull without any makeup base, and disappear from my oily lids really quickly. With a base, however, they stay there till the evening. The eyeshadows are easy to remove with cleansing oil or micellar water, they leave no tint on my skin.
I love grey colors, and this palette is great for everyday office makeups as well as for bright smokey eye makeup a la Eva Green.
But I have to mention that the longer I use it, the more the colors seem to be similar to each other. Most makeups with them look really alike.
The palette is quite self-sufficient and includes all necessary colors. I’m in love with the matte white.
The quality isn’t top, the eyeshadows crumble a little bit and must be applied carefully. Also, the pigmentation and durability are far from perfect without any base. But in general, it’s good value for money.
I love and recommend this Gloomy Days palette if you like grey and you are okay with using eyeshadow base each time. Otherwise - no, you may find it too dull and boring.