Product Review: Ben Nye Fashion Rouge Palette ESP-476

Claims of the Product

Refillable eight-color palette is fashion-ready. Warm and cool shades are included in soft pink and coral hues for natural highlighting and contouring.
Expect 200-500 applications.
Net wt: .96 oz./28 gm.

The Palette

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Swatches

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From L-R: Soleil Red, Fuchsia, Pink Blush, Dusty Pink, Natural Blush, Coral, Latté, and Contour 1. 

My say on the product

All the shades are matte in texture and quite varied in color.

Soleil Red and Fuchsia are extremely pigmented bright shades. Soleil Red is an intense red, which I only ever use for mattifying lipstick or extreme makeup. Fuchsia is a bright super-pigmented fuchsia which is quite complimentary for very dark skin tones.

Pink Blush is nice for medium wheatish skin tones.

Dusty Pink and Natural Blush only work well on very pale skin tones, but not on darker skin. In fact these two shades are quite chalky and have to be used carefully.

Coral is a beautiful coral shade which is the most versatile blush in this palette and flatters most skin tones, but goes chalky on very dark tones.

Latte is a rusty taupe shade which I only use for darker skin tones mixed with some Coral, because it can look dirty on fair skin tones.

Contour 1 is a neutral brown shade which fits right in between Cork and Mink Stole of the Ben Nye Essential Palette that I’ve reviewed before.

Pros of Ben Nye Fashion Rouge Palette:

  • Easy to apply and blend
  • Versatile shades of a variety of colour
  • Nice, neat, professional packaging which makes for easy travel. Similar to the Ben Nye Essential Eye Shadow Palette

Cons of Ben Nye Fashion Rouge Palette:

  • Dusty Pink and Natural Blush are quite chalky in texture

Rating:

All in all – 4/5.

Would I buy again?

No. I would try other better blushes.

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Product Review: Ben Nye Essential Eye Shadow Palette

Claims of the Product

Our Essential Eye Shadow Palette is all you’ll need for every style of makeup including print, bridal and film. This “Go-To” palette is filled with indispensable neutral highlight and contour shades to complement every complexion.
Expect 400-750 applications.
Net wt: .96 oz./28 gm.

The Palette

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Swatches

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From L-R: Vanilla, Shell, Cork, Mink Stole, Black-Brown, Smoky Taupe, Graphite, and Black 

My say on the product

I picked up this palette because of its pretty neutral shades.

All the shades are neutral matte shadows.

Vanilla and Shell are subtle white and peachy white respectively. Both can be used for a  neutral wash over the eyelid to set a primer, while acting as a subtle brow bone highlight. These aren’t very opaque but are pigmented enough for my needs.
Cork and Smoky Taupe are great crease transition shades
Mink Stole and Black-Brown are great for filling in brows. Black-Brown is also good for a more natural brown smoky eye.
Graphite is nice for a softer grey smoky eye.
Black is a nice matte black shade, perfect for a jet black smoky eye.

Pros of Ben Nye Essential Eye Shadow Palette

  • Easy to apply and blend
  • Doesn’t fade easily
  • Neat set of matte shades
  • Versatile for matte smokey eyes, crease darkening, brow filling and subtle highlighting
  • Nice, neat, and professional packaging which makes for easy travel

Cons of Ben Nye Essential Eye Shadow Palette

  • None that I can think of

Rating:

All in all – 4.5/5.

Would I buy again?

Yes.
Hope you found this review helpful!

Product Review: Ben Nye Lumière Creme Color Palette

Claims of the Product

The twelve most popular shades are conveniently assembled in a refillable “paint box” style palette. Set with Grande Colors or Luxe Powders for spectacular color effects. Includes FB-7 Flat Brush.
Expect 250-1200 applications.
Net Wt. 1.5 oz./43 gm.

The Palette

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Swatches

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From L-R: Ice, Sun Yellow, Azalea, Cosmic Blue, Silver, Bronze, Jade, Cherry red, Cosmic Violet, Royal Purple, Tangerine, and Indian Copper

My say on the product

I bought this palette along with the Ben Nye Lumière Grande Palette because it had a wide color range, which I would need for bridal makeup.

All of the shades are shimmery except for Silver (#5) which is merely silver glitter.

Ice : shimmery white
Sun Yellow : yellow; too bright and horrendous to ever use.
Azalea : an almost matte dark pink.
Cosmic Blue : bright shimmery blue
Silver : silver glitter
Bronze : A nice dull shade of bronze-gold
Jade : dark emerald green
Cherry red : Bright red. Side by side with the green, it looked like Christmas in my palette
Cosmic Violet and Royal Purple: Shades of purple
Tangerine : an orangey gold.
Indian Copper : a beautiful copper shade

I actually love the colours of this palette; however, it’s a pity that if you apply enough of the product on the lid, it always creases, no matter whether you use a primer underneath, or if you set it with a powder eye shadow on top (I used the Ben Nye Lumière Grande Palette).

If you use small amounts of the product on the lid and balance it with more powder eyeshadow, then the colors and the entire point of using that color is lost.

I was so disappointed. I really expected better from Ben Nye.

Oh well, it gives me an excuse to buy more makeup 😀

Pros of Ben Nye Lumière Creme Color Palette:

  • Easy to apply and blend
  • Brilliant color range

Cons of Ben Nye Lumière Creme Color Palette:

  • Creases horribly
  • Expensive

Rating:

All in all – 1/5.

Would I buy again?

No.
Hope you found this review helpful!

 

Product Review: Ben Nye Lumière Grande Color Palette

Claims of the Product

Our best-selling, multi-dimensional Lumière Palette transitions easily from fashion and beauty to body and face painting. Refillable. Includes FB-7 flat brush.
Expect 200-1200 applications.
Net Wt. 1.52 oz./43.2 gm.

The Palette

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Swatches

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From L-R: Ice, Aztec Gold, Silveira, Azalea, Cosmic Blue, Sun Yellow, Iced Gold, Tangerine, Chartreuse, Jade, Amethyst and Cosmic Violet.

My say on the product

I bought this palette because it seemed well pigmented and had a wide color range which I would need for bridal makeup. However I was quite disappointed in the colors of the palette which I found almost unusable.

All the shades have shimmer in it, with the exception of a few shades which are almost matte.

Ice and Silver (#1 and #3) are almost similar in color.
Aztec Gold, Sun Yellow, Iced Gold and Tangerine (#2, #6, #7, and #8 respectively) are shades of yellow/gold. I almost never use these because they are rather garish on Indian skin except for Iced Gold which is almost sheer with little gold flecks.
Azalea (#4) is an almost matte dark pink shade that I disliked on sight.
Cosmic Blue (#5) is a bright blue which is underwhelming on the eye and has bad colour payoff.
I also rarely use the greens, Chartreuse and Jade (#9, #10) and the purples, Amethyst and Cosmic Violet (#11, #12).

I prefer more jewel toned blues and greens and violets, and I like dark golds and bronzes like MAC woodwinked.

While someone else might appreciate this palette, this was a bad buy for me. I’m sure this would look very nice on paler skin tones or perhaps very deep skintones but definitely not on tan or dusky Indian skin.

Pros of Ben Nye Lumière Grande Color Palette

  • Easy to apply and blend
  • Doesn’t fade easily

Cons of Ben Nye Lumière Grande Color Palette

  • Bad color payoff – requires a good primer to bring out the colors
  • I dislike the color range
  • Expensive

Rating

All in all – 3/5. I rarely use this palette by itself.

Would I buy again?

No.
Hope you found this review helpful!

Product Review: Makeup Academy Paint Box Lip Palette

Shade Rose Rouge


Claims of the Product

A multi-shade compact compiled of matte and gloss lipsticks that can be worn alone or mixed for your own personalized shade.

Comes complete with two lip brushes, one for lining & one for filling, perfect precision on every application. Ultimate ease on the go!


Ingredients: 
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, MINERAL OIL (Paraffinum Liquidum), CERESIN, MICA, POLYISOBUTENE, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX , POLYETHYLENE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA, BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER , BENTONITE, +/- CI 77891, CI 19140, CI 15850, CI 45410, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492,

Price: £ 4.0
List price in India: Rs. 1050

The Palette

The nice little mirror means you can perfect your pout on the go!

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It comes with a little liner brush and a lip brush. I can barely hold them, but hey, who can carry their entire brush arsenal outdoors?

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Meet the colors

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Swatches

The first without flash and the second is with flash

My say on the product

I bought this palette for Rs. 700 from Flipkart.com
I thought I needed a more versatile palette and found this!.
The MUA paintbox is an itty bitty box that fits in the palm of my hand.

All these go on pretty sheer and can be built up based on the intensity you’re going for.
I’m not big on fuchsia; I’m more into the reds.

Pros of MUA Paint Box Lip Palette

  • Budget-friendly
  • Decent staying power
  • Handbag friendly

Cons of MUA Paint Box Lip Palette

  • Meh coverage
  • Not much difference in colors (on the lips)
  • The glossy palette gets scratched really easily
  • Sticky texture

Rating:

All in all – 1/5

Would I buy again?

Um no

Hope you found this review helpful!

Product Review: Makeup Revolution London Ultra Blush Palette

Shade: Sugar and Spice

Claims of the Product

Our ULTRA Blush palette is perfect for the professional application desired by all of us. Perfect for highlighting too.

Professional and highly pigmented, yet easy to blend, these contain 8 shades consisting of shimmer and matte blushers, merged baked blusher, and merged baked highlighter powder. The ULTIMATE blush palette offering you 8 shades in 1 to suit any occasion!

Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, NYLON 12, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, (+/-); CI77891, CI77491,CI77492,CI77499,CI15850,CI15850,CI19140,CI15985, CI77510, CI77742

Price: Rs. 1350

My say on the product

I got this palette at a discount at ₹1060. I liked this palette the best among its sister palettes because it has coral as well as pink shades unlike the Golden Sugar palette (all pinks) and Hot Spice (all coral).

Here’s a picture of the outer box:

 

Here’s the actual box. Check out the trademark sleek black box with a nice glossy finish.

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What’s inside

The palette comes with a handy mirror too, even though I never use it.

No brush is included – which is good; I never use the useless brushes they pack with a product anyway!

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Swatches

The first is with flash and the second is without

Pros of Makeup Revolution London Ultra Blush Palette Sugar and Spice:

  • Quantity
  • Pigmented
  • Velvety matte finish
  • There’s a shade for everyone!
  • Shimmer shade can be used as a highlighter
  • Large mirror

Cons of Makeup Revolution London Ultra Blush Palette Sugar and Spice:

  • Staying power could be better
  • Contains parabens

Rating

All in all – 4/5

Would I buy again?

I doubt it. I’ve thrown this over for my Ben Nye blush palette
Hope you found this review helpful!