Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Brunet

Melt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow PaletteMelt Cosmetics Brunet 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes five matte eyeshadows and three shimmer eyeshadows. I had higher expectations for this, as it did have quite a few matte shades, which Melt tends to do better than their shimmers, but there was inconsistency across the board that made it an underwhelming, under-performing palette containing shades we have seen many times over (so why release something subpar?).

I was surprised to see so many light shades in the palette, as Melt doesn’t usually have so many of those very washed out hues, so I imagine this palette will be less workable on darker skin tones as a result.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Alumina, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tin Oxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxide Ci 77499, Iron Oxide Ci 77491, Iron Oxide Ci 77492, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Carmine Ci 75470, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140.

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Brunet

PPermanent. $48.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Suede Eyeshadow

Suede

Suede is a very light beige with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation with a thinner, moderately powdery texture that was prone to fallout. It stayed on nicely for seven hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Dimethicone, Cocoglycerides, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Suede

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C
C
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Buff Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Buff Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Buff Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Buff Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Buff Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Buff Eyeshadow

Buff

Buff is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It looked yellower applied than it did in the pan, where it looked like a true peach (so some orange). The texture was somewhat powdery, thinner, and had some fallout during application. It had mostly opaque coverage that lasted decently for seven hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Cocoglycerides, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Polyethylene, Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Buff

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Cork Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cork Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cork Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cork Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cork Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cork Eyeshadow

Cork

Cork is a light, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a moderately powdery texture that was prone to sheering out and had some fallout during the initial application. It wore well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Cocoglycerides, Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glycerin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Cork

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Musk Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Musk Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Musk Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Musk Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Musk Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Musk Eyeshadow

Musk

Musk is a light-medium, coppery brown with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow was firmer in the pan, though it picked up well with a dry brush and ended up looking very smooth and even when applied to my eyelid. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Cocoglycerides, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Talc, Silica, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Musk

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Tan Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tan Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tan Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tan Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tan Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tan Eyeshadow

Tan

Tan is a muted, medium taupe-brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was soft, slightly thin, but it wasn’t hard to use. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Silica, Dimethicone, Cocoglycerides, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyethylene, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Tan

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Bourbon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bourbon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bourbon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bourbon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bourbon Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bourbon Eyeshadow

Bourbon

Bourbon is a deep gold with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was moderately dense, somewhat stiff initially, but it seemed to become a little more yielding after a few uses. It had opaque pigmentation with moderate fallout as I blended it out, which was somewhat the result of that stiffer texture. It wore decently for eight hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bourbon

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Stout Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Stout Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Stout Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Stout Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Stout Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Stout Eyeshadow

Stout

Stout is a dark, olive gold with muted, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a moderately dense, somewhat stiff texture that I had to dig into in order to get product to pick up on a dry brush. It was easier to work with using fingertips or a dampened brush, especially as those methods also countered the light fallout during application. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Cocoglycerides, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Talc, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Stout

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C+
C+
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Brunet Eyeshadow

Brunet

Brunet is a medium-dark brown with muted, almost warm olive undertones, paired with a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, silky, and blendable. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Dimethicone, Cocoglycerides, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Brunet

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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so. Musk is one of my favorite fragrance notes, but somehow I am grossed out by an eyeshadow being named Musk. what gives, brain?

it’s a lovely color nonetheless!

Good for them for rounding out their offerings with some lighter mattes. I wish they’d get it together with their formulation. Bourbon is a stunning shade.

You’re exactly right. With so many wonderful neutral palettes around, how is there so much inconsistency within this one. It’s not like reinventing the wheel level of difficulty in producing a good one!

Well, that’s a shame. At $48 for a neutral palette I have plenty of I probably wouldn’t have gotten it anyway, but had the rest of it been top notch and consistent I would have considered it for Bourbon. Dang I am loving that dark not too reflective gold, but the rest of it is just a miss and I have better ways to spend $48. The JD Glow comes close and maybe I’ll consider that but it’s too shimmery and just a hair too light to be a perfect dupe.

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