I had never heard of ARTDECO cosmetics but when I got my hands on these custom palettes my friend Boston made, I was very excited. One of these palettes will make all you neutral lovers happy and the other is for all my mermaids.
Each of these palettes holds 4 shadow pans that fit in magnetically. The eyeshadow pans are a decent size and it's great that you can interchange pans in a single palette if you're traveling. So here are the two palettes opened up...look at those colours!
For the first palette, it has a more neutral vibe and would suit a variety of skin tones. The name of the colours are from left to right.
Rosy Heart Throb (297) Duochrome finish
Matt Dark Grey Mocha (524) Matte finish
Chiffon Rose (212) Duochrome finish
Shimmery Orient (32) Pearl finish
For the second palette, it has a more mermaid vibe due to having blues and greens. These would be great pops of colour on the bottom lash line, especially for the summer. The name of the colours are from left to right.
Fresh Water (267) Duochrome finish
Aero Spring Green (255) Duochrome finish
Green Atlantis (246) Duochrome finish
Pearly Medium Pine Green (40) Pearl finish
I have yet to play around with the blue/green shades much but I've dabbled with the neutral shades on my lids a time or two. They feel quite nice when swatching them, and have some good pigmentation. The majority of these shadows in both palettes are shimmery and are either a pearl or duochrome finish so they would benefit from packing them on the lid (vs. sweeping) and if you use some sort of spray (i.e. Fix+) to help intensify them even more.
I feel the neutral palette has a complete eye look in it, while the mermaid palette has colours you would add to other looks and isn't a stand alone palette. Though to be fair, it wasn't made to be an all-in-one palette - she chose those colours to have in her collection.
They have over 150 shades to choose from and a range of palette sizes from 2 to 12 shadows, so you have a lot of options. You also have 6 different finishes for the shadows.
If you'd like to see either of these palettes in a makeup look or tutorial just let me know in the comments below and don't forget to tell me which shade is your favourite and which palette you'd reach for!
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