One day while surfing the net, I decided to give a go to a so hyped brand Violet Voss. And my attention was immediately caught by the bright and iridescent eyeshadow palette in the collaboration of the brand with a famous beauty blogger Nicol Concilio.
I started looking through the information on the official site and found out that Nicol named each color herself:
Within its gorgeous holographic rose gold and polka dot case, Violet Voss’ Nicol Concilio Eye Shadow Palette holds 20 stunning shades of lid-loving genius. Beneath the in-built, holographic mirror, the first thing you’ll notice about these perfect powders is their truly individual titles – from ‘Zo-Zo’, after Nicol’s dog, to ‘Pingy’ after her boyfriend, to ‘Pizza’ and ‘Hangry’. But once you see the heavenly hues, you’ll forget all about the unconventional names - there’s a gorgeous, iridescent pearl-lilac (‘NYC’), the perfect terracotta matte (‘Mars’) and a glimmering midnight blue (‘Pingy’), not to mention a rainbow of rose golds and earthy, sunset nudes. Enriched with softening jojoba oil, the buttery powders blend beautifully and stay put around the clock. It’s palette perfection.
Isn’t that cute? I was especially captivated by the blue color and duochromes!
Well, the design is superb! I adore holographic palettes. This packaging is a true rainbow, I’m obsessed. *_*
It's made of thick cardboard with a magnet closure and convenient big mirror.
The palette comprises of 20 colors 1.8g each. There are mattes, metallics and duochrome eyeshadows.
And now the swatches and description of each color:
NYC - duochrome white based color with a blue casting
Zo-zo - fair golden metallic color
Bruh - matte, faint peach color
Pizza - it’s a true pizza color, matte light brown-red shade
Mars - matte bright orange color
Daisy - creamy matte product
Hangry - matte rusty-red hue
Blou - orange red matte shade
Hey girl - matte terracotta color
Chawwcolate - dark brown matte hue
Glorious - duochrome rose gold eyeshadow
Nicol - metallic copper shade
Sagittarius - bronze metallic hue
GiGi - one more bronz-y color, that looks almost the same as the previous one. If only you look very close to it, then you might see that the Gigi is of more yellow undertone, while Sagittarius is more red-undertoned.
Palm tree - duochrome faint brown based color with fair satin green casting
L.A. - metallic light golden color that it so similar to Zo-Zo
Victoria - bright golden metallic color
Boop-bop- matte dark ochre color
Pingy - stunningly beautiful blue metallic color that is different from others texture-wise
Retrograde - matte dark hue
Look at the shine of these swatches in the flashlight. Is it legal?
And I’m breathless when I see the Pingy color! It’s different from other colors quality-wise. It’s a torture to apply it. Even a wet brush isn’t of much help. So, I’ve no choice but to apply it with my fingertip. But for that insane and criminal pigmentation, I’m ready to forgive its shitty application.
Here are the swatches applied with a wet brush of the Palm Tree and Pingy colors.
Different makeup looks:
I think that I was ready to buy the palette for this blue color. And of course this hue has become the first I did my makeup with.
I like this combination of colors that looks like a sunset. In this photo you can see the true pigmentation of the product.
And of course this palette is created to make your fantasy fly high. With its help you can easily create so many makeup looks.
Where to buy? On the official site it retails for $45.
My opinion about the product:
All the colors are super pigmented, easy to blend and have adequate staying power. Once I held an experiment and found out that over the UD eyeshadow primer, these product stayed on for 24 hours. Isn’t that amazing?
And yeah, I forgot to mention that the products are infused with jojoba oil, that’s why they are so soft and creamy.
On one cosmetic website I read that if you don’t look at the blue color, then it looks as though the palette has only orange shades to it. And I think I partly agree with this statement. The palette is very handy and versatile. Moreover, there are a lot of brands which known by their tendency of comprising eyeshadow palettes with the same shades of one color.
I found it rather difficult to describe the colors, as I always wanted to use the same words. Look at the Zo-Zo and L.A colors, or Sagittarius and GiGi. They could have deleted one of these colors and added some other shades, except orange of course. Or make the palette smaller and cheaper.
But still, I do recommend this palette if you want to get acquainted with the brand or you are a fan of Nicol Concilio. These metallics and duochromes will not leave anyone indifferent.
Thanks for reading my review!