Posted in Beauty, It Cosmetics on July 25, 2016 | 12 Comments »
I’m a bit of a palette collector. I tend to gravitate more toward the bold and colorful palettes, but nothing beats a nice neutral palette. It’s always good to have a few good neutral palettes for those days you don’t have time to fuss over a look. The problem is I rotate through the few neutral palettes I do have and it can get a little boring. That is until this baby landed on my doorstep! The It Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette! Talk about a mouthful, eh? Let’s see what’s inside!
The shadows are enclosed in a sleek black cardboard packaging. It’s fairly sturdy, but keeping this palette open was a bit of a problem. Getting that photo of it open was very time consuming. It just didn’t want to stay open. You really have to bend that cover back to keep it from closing on you.
This palette contains 3 Superhero Eye Foundation Eyeshadows that color-correct , neutralize and smooth for perfectly prepped lids, 3 Superhero Nudes, 3 Superhero Neutrals, and 3 Superhero Liners. The shadows are infused with hydrolyzed collagen, silk, peptides, antioxidants, and groundbreaking Superhero Pigment Power Technology! It is said to work well for all skin tones. I found the shadows to be soft and velvety. The Liners were a little on the dry side, but most liner shades in palettes are. Well, to me they are anyway. Aside from that they were all fairly pigmented. I really don’t know if I’d say SUPER pigmented though. I did experiment a bit and applied some of them wet and it makes a world of a difference! Seriously, wet your brush a bit, dip it in Superstar, pat it onto your lid, it’s a beautiful shadow!
You can see a look I created with the It Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Super Palette below. I used Confidence as my base. I tried this same look twice, once using Confidence as my base, and once without using a Foundation Eyeshadow as my base. The Foundation Eyeshadow actually does make the shadows pop more. Anyway, I applied Superstar on my lid, Fearless in my crease, Pow! on the inner corner of my eye and as my highlight, and Bold on my lower lash line. I assure you that Superstar looks so much more pigmented and prettier in person. It’s easily my favorite shadow in the palette. If you get the chance to swatch it in person, do so! You’ll see what I mean! My camera tends to pick up on the shimmer more than anything.
I also want to take a moment to talk about the Heavenly Luxe® No-Tug® Dual Eyeshadow Brush #5. This dual ended eyshadow brush includes an all-over brush on one end and a smudge brush on the other end. They’re incredibly soft like all of the other It Cosmetics brushes I’ve had the luxury of trying. The smudge brush isn’t at all harsh on your lower lash line and the tip is fine enough for precise application. It’s definitely one of the nicer smudge brushes I’ve used.
Overall I’d have to say that it’s a nice neutral palette with some really beautiful shadows. It will make an excellent addition to my collection. So if you’re a neutral palette lover be on the lookout for this New Limited Edition palette! Last I checked it was available on the Ulta website for $42.00.