Dominque Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/10

Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam | Look Details
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam | Look Details
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Rustic Glam

Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.63 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features 12 shades across a few neutrals along with pops of color ranging from blue to pink to green. The color story was interesting–a bit different than what we’ve seen in the past–and most of the shades performed well with good pigmentation, blendability, and eight-hour wear.

I commented previously here (and you can read some of the discussion on that post as well) with respect to the brand using the word g*psy as a shade name; it is a word that’s historical context and use has made it a racial slur against the Romani people. As I said before, I had hoped that the brand would address it/apologize (and learn from it), as it is a limited edition palette and wouldn’t expect a re-run of it, but I haven’t seen anything from the brand at this point (please feel free to let me know otherwise). Here are a few articles of interest for those who would like to understand more: article one, article two, and video one.

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow

Fringe

Fringe is a medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture was soft, lightly powdery, but finely-milled and not prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

Fringe
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Evil Eye Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Evil Eye Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Evil Eye Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Evil Eye Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Evil Eye Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Evil Eye Eyeshadow

Evil Eye

Evil Eye is a bright, medium blue with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well without losing its intensity or coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Free Spirit Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Free Spirit Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Free Spirit Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Free Spirit Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Free Spirit Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Free Spirit Eyeshadow

Free Spirit

Free Spirit is a soft beige with warmer undertones and and a matte finish. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, while the texture was soft and finely-milled but moderately powdery, so it was hard to build up the coverage, and there was some fallout during application. This shade lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Cactus Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Cactus Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Cactus Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Cactus Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Cactus Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Cactus Eyeshadow

Cactus

Cactus is a muted, light-medium sage green with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, velvety consistency that was slightly powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout during application. The color blended out nicely and stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. I really wish we saw this type of green more often!

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

Cactus
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Dream Catcher Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Dream Catcher Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Dream Catcher Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Dream Catcher Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Dream Catcher Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Dream Catcher Eyeshadow

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher is a bright, light blue with strong, cool undertones and faint sparkle over a matte finish. Most of the sparkle disappeared between my brush and my lid, though a few remained (and a good portion of what did transfer dropped over time). The texture was quite soft, moderately powdery, and while blendable, it did sheer out noticeably on my skin despite having more opaque coverage when initially applied. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Wildflower Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wildflower Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wildflower Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wildflower Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wildflower Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wildflower Eyeshadow

Wildflower

Wildflower is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The texture was smooth, velvety, and substantial without becoming too powdery or pone to fallout. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow

Suede

Suede is a medium brown with stronger, warmer undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had excellent color payoff that adhered well to my lid and blended out with little effort. The consistency was soft, blendable, and substantial without becoming too powdery or having issues with fallout. This shade stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

Suede
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Bohemian Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Bohemian Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Bohemian Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Bohemian Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Bohemian Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Bohemian Eyeshadow

Bohemian

Bohemian is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, moderately creamy texture (seemed quite silicone-heavy) that applied fairly evenly but worked best by pressing and patting on or when applied with a fingertip. Fluffier brushes tended to push the product around a bit unevenly in my experience. It wore well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Desert Queen Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Desert Queen Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Desert Queen Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Desert Queen Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Desert Queen Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Desert Queen Eyeshadow

Desert Queen

Desert Queen is a brighter pop of light-medium orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, velvety consistency that was a touch powdery in the pan but applied beautifully with even, opaque coverage and wasn’t prone to fallout. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust Eyeshadow

Wanderlust

Wanderlust is a bright, “cooler” gold with a metallic finish. It had intense color coverage that applied beautifully to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture felt cream-like, dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed in the pan, which made it easy to pick up with a brush and to apply to bare lids. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing slightly.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics Moon Child Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Moon Child Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Moon Child Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Moon Child Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Moon Child Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Moon Child Eyeshadow

Moon Child

Moon Child is a deeper black with subtle, cool undertones and a faint iridescent sparkle over the more matte finish. There was some sparkle that translated onto my lid, but it functioned mostly as a matte black hue. The texture was soft, velvety, and more firmly-pressed in the pan but wasn’t too thin that it became difficult to apply or to blend out. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Dominique Cosmetics G*psy Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics G*psy Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics G*psy Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics G*psy Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics G*psy Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics G*psy Eyeshadow

G*psy

G*psy is a light-medium purple with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had rich pigmentation with a moderately dense consistency that was a smidgen dry to the touch (seemed more owed to the sparkly bits in it). The eyeshadow applied well to my lid and blended out without difficulty. It lasted well for eight hours on me before there was visible fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Silica, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bronze Powder, Blue 1 Lake.

G*psy
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Product Availability

Dominique Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette $44.00/0.63 OZ.
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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Thank you for highlighting the ethnic slur issue, as this is something I think most people do not know. I, myself, have Romani ancestry on my maternal grandfather’s side (his mother and brothers emmigrated from Hungary in the 1920’s), and honestly, when my grandpa, grandma, mom, or any of her 10(!) siblings talked about our ethnicity, they called us “Roma g*psy”. It wasn’t until I got to college and majored in history that I understood their marginalization, and even after that to understand that the word itself had the connotations it does. My point being that I sincerely doubt Christen had any ill intent when choosing this name. I do, however, fault her for not acknowledging it, as ignorance is only an excuse and once pointed out, should be corrected.

I’m surprised by how well all these colors come together — but so disheartened by the slur. 🙁

So I have a few comments.
First, having never heard of Christen Dominique, the founder of the brand, I did some research. Turns out she claims some Arabian ancestry which could be Nawar, a term for an ethnic group consisting of people from different nationalities in The Arabian Peninsula. These people have frequently been called “g*psies” even though they aren’t Romani themselves. I believe she may be using the term as a way to reclaim it and reinvent it as a term of endearment. With that said, it would have been great if she had made this clear rather than expect people to dig through multiple websites to make the connections themselves. Again, this is just a theory and not a verified fact so take it with a grain of salt.
Secondly, the blues in this palette reminded me of the bright pastel blue in the Linda Hallberg palette you recently reviewed. They both owe some of their intensity to Blue Lake 1 which, as you found from the LHC palette, is prone to staining. However, it seems like most of Dominique’s intensity comes from Ferric Ferrocyanide (also called Prussian Blue, which is less of a mouthful lol) which is a strong organic blue pigment that’s been used in paints, clothing, and cosmetics for centuries. It doesn’t stain like Blue Lake 1, but it’s more expensive and it’s not suitable for use anywhere but eyes and cheeks whereas Blue Lake 1 is approved for use everywhere and is relatively inexpensive. It’s interesting to see a less expensive palette use a better quality mix of pigments compared to the more avant garde and high-end feel of the LHC palette. I really feel more time and detail-oriented work went into the Dominique palette (in regards to formulation at least).
Also, don’t let the word “cyanide” give you worries. Ferric Ferrocyanide is non-toxic when applied topically, but may cause constipation and issues with blood potassium levels when ingested (which is one reason it’s not approved for lip use). It’s also used as a treatment for certain types of radiation poisoning; it’s efficacy as a medicine is one of the reasons it’s so expensive as the medical industry uses a large amount of available Prussian Blue.
Finally, thank you so much for taking time to be so thoughtful regarding the potentially offensive use of the word g*psy. If a brand chooses to use a word which has been historically used to demean a disenfranchised community, it’s their responsibility to explain why. Whether or not the founder is part of an ethnic or racial group who relates to the term and feels comfortable using said term, there are plenty of people who probably cringe at the sight of the word. To me it’s the same principle as if a brand had released a LGBTQ+ palette and used derogatory terms like f** or dy** (forgive me please) as shade names; it’s just not the way to go about trying to reclaim those words and make them something positive. That’s a process which takes a LOT of work and sincere efforts to educate the public about the historical negativity associated with those terms. If I’m right and she does claim Nawar ancestry, I think this could have been an excellent opportunity to start a dialogue about the history of the ethnic group and its association with the term g*psy. Too many people don’t understand just how hateful that word is in a historical context.

Thanks for the insight into the pigments used — the formula of the mattes here is quite nice, definitely much nicer than the LH ones! They have that smooth, almost creamy quality of some of the newer mattes that manage to maintain blendability along with good pigmentation.

I feel like if it was an instance of reclaiming the word, it’d be super easy for the brand to say something 🙁

I know, I’m sure enough people have brought the issue up to them at this point. Let’s hope it’s an instance where she’s seen the feedback and she’s trying to find the right way to say what she needs to say.
On that note, thank you for allowing my comment to go trough. I realize I could have made my point without using the censored slurs above; as a member of the LGBTQ+ community I feel comfortable alluding to those words, but I know there are people within and outside of the community who are very disparaged by them being mentioned (even in a censored format). It just goes to show you that sometimes people get desensitized to certain words and forget how they can affect other people. I’m very socially awkward but I’m working towards growing into a more socially competent person daily. I sincerely apologize if anyone feels/felt negative emotions as a result of my carelessness. Not long after I clicked submit I realized what I had done and felt terrible. Thank you for allowing me space to share my thoughts and grow!

Fingers crossed 🙂 DC replaced everyone’s Lemonade palette after they received enough complaints about issues with a few shades – at first, they were issuing replacements, but after enough complaints, they ended up changing the press on a few shades and then producing a new batch, so I know they’re definitely capable of going above & beyond.

xoxo

It is an interesting palette, full of colourful shades. You would have to love matte bright pastels to get this one. Personally, it is not for me – the shade colours and most of the finishes.
However I do love Wanderlust – that is a beautiful, quite unusual shade of pewter gold.

I agree, Wanderlust is stunning! I’m also a big fan of Sage because the grayish tones make it a pretty unique green. They’re two colors I don’t see often enough in cosmetics. I was going to make this my first Dominique Cosmetics purchase because of those two shades alone, but I don’t know if I could appreciate it with the controversy around it (I felt that way with the NARSxSteven Klein blush palette a few years ago; it ended up collecting dust despite how initially excited I was).
I could make dupes in my lab but I always feel guilty trying to remake another person’s colors. It’s like copying someone’s homework in school, which always bugged me because I was typically the one getting copied off of lol. I’d hate to make anyone feel like that, like someone else is benefiting from my hard work. I’m probably just too neurotic for my own good lol!

My initial excitement over this palette has cooled down just slightly. Especially after reading the attached articles on why the word G*psy is so awful when used by non-Roma people. However, I do not believe CD meant any malice or hatefulness when she chose the name, just ignorance on the topic. Probably too late in the process to have corrected it, either. Going forward, I would no longer find it somewhat forgivable if another brand does so after this particular controversy, though.

As for the actual palette, I still like that it includes some rather unique shades in it, including a sage green that is the same color as my inner part of my irises, plus a green-gold the color of the ring of specks near the pupils, unique stuff!

I’m sure it wasn’t done with ill intentions for sure – I just wish they’d at least acknowledge the mistake and make it clear they are going to learn from it! The lack of acknowledgment leaves it open to interpretation (that they don’t care).

So far this palette has been a hit or miss with me. About 50/50. I had a few patchy looks and some pretty ones too. Love the color scheme. A couple times with purples and blues I had fading in some areas on my eye lid and patchiness. On the fence but I’ll probably play with it for a bit to see if it’s worth keeping.

I’m glad to see somebody finally saying something about the ethnic slur. When I first saw her video revealing the palette, I was surprised that nobody in the comments said anything. The sad truth is that there are still so many people out there who are ignorant as to how this word actually is

I really love the color story, if not the term g*pay. I wish that their formula worked better on me. It’s looks like a really great palette, though.

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