In Depth March Review | Blossom Matte Eyeshadow Palette

In Depth March Review | Blossom Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Yes, I know that it’s technically April… but palettes take a long time to try out and review, so this is coming to you a little bit late.  Nevertheless, welcome to my in depth monthly review, in which I review a product, brand or service and note:

  • The details of the product (price and company)
  • First impressions (In this case, the ordering process)
  • My opinions at least 1 week later (In this case, when they arrived)
  • Whether it’s worth the money

This month I am reviewing the Blossom Matte Eyeshadow Palette from Blushtribe.
The Details…
I hadn’t really heard of the Blushtribe at all before buying this palette, but I saw it in somebody’s Instagram story (Wish I could remember who!) and on seeing it, I had to know more.  The palette is incredibly eye catching; filled with 16 bright matte eyeshadow colours.  I was intrigued by the pigment (It’s hard to find pigmented eyeshadow palettes for darker skin), the brightness of the colours themselves, and the chance to branch out further than a brown smokey eye when it comes to makeup…
The Blushtribe, from what I gather, are an indie makeup brand, offering “affordable, high quality, cosmetics”.  They’ve only been around since June 2017 so they seem to have grown pretty quickly!  And given that I couldn’t really find much about them, I was very dubious but also quite excited to give the palette a good review.
The palette is priced at £23.99, and I paid £2.40 for shipping, so it came to a total of £26.39, which works out to a calm £1.65 per shadow!  Not bad pricing, but it’s still only worth it if:

  • The colours are of good quality
  • I intend to use the majority of shades (£1.65 per shadow is all well and good, but if I’m only going to use 3 shades then it’s not really worth the £26.39 is it…)

First Impressions…
On arriving, I was excited that the palette was just as gorgeous in real life as it was in the pictures.  The colours most definitely popped in the palette and I couldn’t wait to give it a try!
I’ve never really worked with colourful eyeshadows, so I was incredibly out of my depth, but ready to get creative…
My Thoughts after a month…
I had so much fun messing around with this palette!  I’ve never really been that experimental with colours but this allowed me to really branch out and try some new things.

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Close up of the palette

What I didn’t first realise when I got it, is that the colours somewhat come in pairs… the lighter yellow has the bright yellow beneath it, the rusty orange comes with the coral, the lilac with the purple and so on.  This pairing actually made it a lot easier to put different colours together!  I got very into putting one of the bright pops of colour through my crease, blending them out with the lighter companion, and then covering my lid in glitter/glittery eyeshadow.  As a beginner with coloured eyeshadow, these pairs made it so much easier to dive right in, and honestly it’s made
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Palette swatched on dark skin

eyeshadow one of my favourite things to do.
Most of the colours are incredibly pigmented, which is hard to find for dark skin, so I was actually able to do my eyeshadow and have the colour show up with ease!  I did, however, find that the yellow shades were quite patchy… maybe it’s because they were quite light?  Maybe it’s because yellow is a hard eyeshadow to make?  I don’t know, but they were not at the same quality at the rest of the palette, and took quite a lot of work.  The rest of the shades were absolutely beautiful though, and this quickly became my favourite palette!
Is it worth the money?
As I said earlier, this palette came to £26.39, shipping included, making each colour £1.65.  Since owning this palette, I have used every single colour except for the white in a variety of looks (The best way to see them would probably be to flick through my Youtube videos because I’m wearing different colours for a lot of them).  If you ask me, this is very impressive for a palette, as I don’t tend to have palettes where I gravitate towards the majority of the shades!
Yes, a couple of the shades are patchy, but they are still workable and I haven’t seen another palette this bright and pigmented for this great value for money.  Honestly, I’m so happy I bought this palette, especially as I’d never heard of the company so it was quite a gamble.
I would strongly recommend this palette!  I was never really excited about eyeshadow and now it’s one of the things I look forward to the most, as it allows me to be creative.  Get yourself over to Blush Tribe and have a look!
Let me know what you think!
Lots of love,
Jas xx
 
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8 Comments

  1. April 8, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    This is perfect timing! I’ve been looking for an eyeshadow palette that has really bright colours. In particular bright blues & greens, so this looks great. I may well have to treat myself.

    • April 8, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      I would recommend it! I was looking for a bright palette too and this completely fulfilled my needs!
      Jas xx

  2. April 8, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    this is such a beautiful palette, the perfect way to introduce yourself to colour xo

    • April 8, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Honestly I’m absolutely in love with it at the moment!
      Jas xx

  3. April 8, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    Oh wow this is so bright! I’m the queen of neutrals so looking at this is a little intimidating. Amazing that you think you’ll get use out of all the shades though. You must have had fun playing with it x
    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • April 8, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Yeah, I usually stick to neutrals so it was quite intimidating for me too! However I had the most fun playing with this!
      Jas xx

  4. April 8, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I’ve seen quite a lot about BlushTribe on my Instagram and Twitter timeline and have always been intrigued by their products! This is a very bold palette so I’m not sure I’d get all that much use out of it personally but I bet all the shades look gorgeous on you and what a bargain price!
    Alice Xx

  5. Channon Gray
    April 8, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    This is SO bright but so pretty. It seems like one of those kinds of palettes that I need to own despite being a neutrals fan usually. You just never know when you might need a brighter, cheerer palette!

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