Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Pressed Pigment Palette Review & Swatches

01/17

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive | Look Details
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette
Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette

Impulsive

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette ($65.00 for 0.714 oz.) is a new palette that features 18 shades across mattes and shimmers housed in a palette that opens up like a book with each trio of eyeshadows in tiers. The palette had a lot of weight to it–more than anticipated but also much more than most palettes on the market–and the tiered nature of the trios made the palette thicker, too, so it ended up being bulky.

There are seven mattes and the rest are shimmers (and more metallic/sparkly ones at that), so it may not work for everyone’s preferences. I did find that the majority of the mattes were rather warm-toned, so I didn’t feel like I had all the shades I “wanted” to pair with some of those cooler-toned shimmers on the right side of the palette. The quality of most shades was good; pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, but there were a few where fallout was more of a concern, needed to be applied with a wet brush, or mattes that took a bit of extra effort to blend out.

Sephora doesn’t list the palette as limited edition, but when I tried to find out whether it was permanent or limited edition through Melt’s Instagram, I wasn’t seeing language in either direction, so if you’ve seen something said specifically otherwise, please let me know! I saw some people ask but didn’t see any replies by the brand. It has the look of what you’d think is more likely to be limited edition, and their larger palettes with this pan shape have been limited edition in the past.

Impulsive
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Melt Cosmetics 2012 Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics 2012 Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics 2012 Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics 2012 Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics 2012 Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics 2012 Eyeshadow

2012

2012 is a bright, rich marigold with a matte finish–it felt like a true mix of yellow and orange that was closer to orange (because of depth) but was very, very warm-toned relative to more red-toned oranges (which are most of them). The consistency was soft, velvety, and denser–a bit “thicker” of a matte–and very pigmented but a little powdery. It worked better of drier textures, e.g. tacky primers could result in the product adhering too strongly in some places or darkening slightly, which I find to be true of denser/thicker mattes in general. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

2012
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/02

Melt Cosmetics Rule Breaker Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rule Breaker Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rule Breaker Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rule Breaker Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rule Breaker Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rule Breaker Eyeshadow

Rule Breaker

Rule Breaker is a rich copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The consistency was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it remained blendable and easy to use on my eye. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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01/03

Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Go Getter Eyeshadow

Go Getter

Go Getter is a bright, coral-red with warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold micro-sparkle. The texture was slightly firmer, stiffer in the pan, so it took a heavier hand to pick up product evenly with my brush. It had opaque pigmentation when pressed and patted onto my skin. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours but did not leave a stain behind, despite being the one shade listed as “not approved by the FDA and Melt Cosmetics for use on the eyes.”

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Melt Cosmetics Dream Big Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dream Big Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dream Big Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dream Big Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dream Big Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dream Big Eyeshadow

Dream Big

Dream Big is a deep, coppery-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that was denser and more substantial, so a little went a long way. It applied evenly to bare skin but took a little extra effort to diffuse the edges (almost “too” pigmented in that way). It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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01/02

Melt Cosmetics CEO Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics CEO Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics CEO Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics CEO Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics CEO Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics CEO Eyeshadow

CEO

CEO is a medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a lightly sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was dense and thick without being too far in either direction. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

CEO
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

01/02

Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady Eyeshadow

Boss Lady

Boss Lady is a deep burgundy with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly drier to the touch with a bit of powderiness in the pan, but it adhered evenly to bare skin and had opaque pigmentation. It could have been more blendable along the edges, as it took extra effort to diffuse it upward and outward. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

Melt Cosmetics Game Changer Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Game Changer Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Game Changer Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Game Changer Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Game Changer Pressed Pigment
Melt Cosmetics Game Changer Pressed Pigment

Game Changer

Game Changer is a bright pop of chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, velvety, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that wore nicely for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Melt Cosmetics Profesh Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Profesh Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Profesh Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Profesh Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Profesh Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Profesh Eyeshadow

Profesh

Profesh is a medium green with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff in a single pass, which applied well to bare skin without sheering out too readily, but it did have a tendency to stick more strongly to my skin, which made it harder to diffuse out the edge for a seamless blend. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly on me.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

Profesh
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Melt Cosmetics Bold Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bold Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bold Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bold Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bold Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bold Eyeshadow

Bold

Bold is a medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety consistency that was substantial and maintained its intensity on bare skin with ease. There was slight powderiness in the pan, but I didn’t find fallout was a problem. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

Bold
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/03

Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Makeup Junkie Eyeshadow

Makeup Junkie

Makeup Junkie is a muted, medium plum with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was soft to the touch, but it was drier and looser, which resulted in some fallout during application. It had good pigmentation but was best applied with a flat, synthetic brush or fingertip. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

01/03

Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Warehouse Party Eyeshadow

Warehouse Party

Warehouse Party is a muted, medium copper with warm, reddish undertones and flecks of gold sparkle over a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that applied well to bare skin, though there was slight fallout if I wasn’t careful to tap off the excess. The texture was soft, more loosely pressed, but it was blendable and went on smoothly. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/03

Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Poppin' Bottles Eyeshadow

Poppin' Bottles

Poppin’ Bottles is a light-medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and green-to-gold shifting shimmer. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin. The texture was smooth, soft, and blendable without being too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

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

01/03

Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Shots Eyeshadow

Shots

Shots is a light lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin but sheered out a touch when I tried to blend and spread it out. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery, but it felt finely-milled to the touch. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

Shots
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

01/03

Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Tipsy Eyeshadow

Tipsy

Tipsy is a rich, inky blue with cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color. The texture was creamy, dense, and thicker, but it wasn’t to the point where it became stiff, so I had no trouble picking it up with a brush and getting it to adhere to my lid. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

Tipsy
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

01/03

Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded Eyeshadow

Cross Faded

Cross Faded is a bright, purplish-blue with strong, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was creamy, dense, and a bit emollient, which seemed to work better with fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush over fluffier brushes due to the creamier consistency. It had rich pigmentation that stayed on nicely eight and a half hours on me before creasing a bit.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/03

Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics No Regrets Eyeshadow

No Regrets

No Regrets is a light-medium, golden pewter with cooler, greenish tones and a glittery finish. The consistency felt glittery–not quite smooth, more textured–and had light fallout during application as a result. I’d recommend using this with a wet brush or a fingertip to maximize coverage and evenness in application while minimizing fallout. It wore well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

01/03

Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Morning After Eyeshadow

Morning After

Morning After is a deep plum with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed in the pan. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

01/02

Melt Cosmetics Drunk Text Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Drunk Text Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Drunk Text Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Drunk Text Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Drunk Text Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Drunk Text Eyeshadow

Drunk Text

Drunk Text is a medium-dark taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy without being too firmly pressed in the pan. It applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Zinc Stereate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flueorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Castor Oil, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985:1), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410:2).

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

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Melt Cosmetics 18-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette $65.00/0.714 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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As much as I love so many of the shades, I just don’t know. Bulky palettes (plus a brand-new favorite) like this stay up top on my dresser’s makeshift vanity area upright like books. But, I’m running out of free space!
The good news? These pans are magnetized! So, one could conceivably put all the pans in an empty customizable palette. And, if permanent, I just may go that route.

That’s a great suggestion! In fact, I would divide the palette in half and put the warms with complementary singles and the same with the cools. Seeing it all together bothers me.

I was on the fence about this palette but since it got a good rating I’m buying it! I get along good with Melt’s shadows and I like the variety of colors this palette offers. Seems more suitable for Fall/Winter though. Love the eye looks you created with this palette!

Is there any kind of protector to keep the shadows from touching each other? I can for see this getting messy very quickly.

I think there were plastic sheets, but those are first to go when I open up a palette so I might be remembering wrong!

Not surprisingly, I really like the right hand side and dislike the left hand side, but for CEO. And I’ve got dupes for most of the shades I like so will probably pass on this. Also, I’m sure I’m not the only one who is – once again – going to object to some of the names. Drunkeness and its effects – on the drinker or those around him or her – are not cute. And, yes, it’s only makeup and yes, they are only words but I think words are important.

Christine – a question re the packaging/design….the “effect” surrounding most of the shades seem to be powdery/crushed representations of the actual shadows, except for the 2 green shades and Boss Lady. Is there any rhyme or reason for this, so far as you can figure out?

In the photo of half the palette, the green shades do show some powderiness/crushed eyeshadow, but Boss Lady is pretty dark so I think any texture gets lost in the photo.

I am agreeing with you Mariella, I like the right hand side the best and definitely not the left hand side mattes. I, too object to a couple of the names as well, for all the same reasons that you have written.

When this palette is folded up in its closed book form are the pans on one side directly over the pans on the other-with no protection?

When this palette is folded up in its closed book form are the pans on one side directly over the pans on the other-with no protection?
Never mind, I saw your answer to this same question. (For some reason the other comments didn’t load right away. I thought it odd that I was first, but I am not usually this early!)

I think it came with some plastic sheets, but I always disregard those immediately, so I’m not 100% sure if I’m remembering correctly.

I was so happy when this arrived. I remember the posts about the packaging, mainly the photos above the individual colors. What stunned my about the packaging was how thery are stair-stepped. I generally don’t put a whole lot of weight if any in packaging but this one is really unique! I’ve only done one lool so far, but I’m here to tell you, these are some beautiful eyeshadows.

I’m on the fence. I love the looks of the shadows, even though the two sides don’t coordinate. I loathe the packaging. I would have to depot if I got this.

According to SAs at two different Sephora stores, this palette, along with Gemini & Twenty-Seven, will be permanent. However, given my experience with the brand, restocks may take some time, but if one is willing to wait in order to make a decision on this one, it should be available at some point.

Profesh and Poppin Bottles ended up being hidden gems for me in this impulse purchase. The rest of the shades are good quality, per your review, but I’m at a loss as to how to shape looks from this one.

While I initially railed on the packaging – and still think at its core it’s very ugly – I like the “heft” of it, while hating the useless “bulk.” If that makes sense. Though it’s just a matter of time before losing the plastic inserts, I really wish they’d at least figured out how to make one piece instead of three.

I think this will be my first Melt eyeshadow/pigment palette! These colors are gorgeous. You gave all the pigments no lower than a B. I will definitely play with these colors now, but for Fall, this colors will be Perfect! A little different and I like that.

I just purchased this palette at Sephora and can’t wait to try out different looks with it! I wish the warmer side of the palette had more shimmer shades than matte, but the pigmentation looks really substantial! My one concern is the disclaimer about the shade Go Getter. Christine, you had no issues with this shade after applying and wearing?

No, but I’m not sensitive to the pigments that brands use there so just because I’m good doesn’t mean you will be! If you’ve ever been sensitive to red/purple eyeshadows, you may want to patch test.

I have a funny feeling that bulky, huge palettes such as this one are not as popular as they use to be a few years ago. There are way too many shades here to suit everyone. I find I love the shimmery side, but not the matte side (at all). And the doesn’t really seem to be much cohesion between the two sides at all. Just like the UD Heavy Metals palette, this could have been released in two separate palettes.
My favourite shades were Tipsy, CEO, Drunk Texts (an awful name for a lovely shade) and No Regrets.

I see a lot of nice shades here! Drunk texr in particular is tempting as it’s the perfect type of smokey neutral – not too warm or cool – that we aren’t seeing a lot these days. I find this combo in general to offer a lot of shades we aren’t seeing much right now but which have been staples in the past for me. I’m on a low-buy so I probably won’t get it, but if it’s Not LE maybe I can pick it up in several months.

I sortof wish the trios could pop out or split apart though, as this would make it soo much more usable in my opinion and also travel-friendly.

I really don’t want to want this. I hate the packaging in so many ways (its size, the fact that it will probably get messy fast, and its pretty people inside joke decor to name just a few) but there are 8 colors that I love that I can’t really dupe. I’m also trying to cut back, inventory what I have, and work on artistry type stuff rather than just admiring and occasionally swatching my collection.

I think I come down on `I don’t need it’ though those 8 colors may haunt me.

I’m impressed how they managed to pick some unusual colors. It’s been a while since something’s come out that I can’t dupe this badly.

Christine, do you use a primer, and if you do, do you set the primer? I have the palette and find that the mattes (especially the greens) are extremely dry and pigmented, which makes them quite difficult to blend. I also had trouble with the blues! It seemed that the base colour disappeared when I would take a brush to blend the edges, leaving an awkward situation with shimmers and some semblance of a pre-existing dark base.

Tested it the same as I always do, which is without primer 🙂

I don’t like tacky or heavier bases/primers (generally) and use thinner primers like Smashbox 24HR Primer, so I wouldn’t set or add anything on top to those. What are you using?

Thanks for the review, Christine! I really wanted this palette when I first saw it pop up on Sephora. I’m glad I waited for the review. I do not see myself wearing those ultra warm shadows on the left side of the palette at all so the value of a palette is lost for me. I’m taking a pass. Nice to see good quality tho!

I love the colors of this palette and have been wanting to try Melt for a while. But this layout of the palette is wild. And since I’ve heard that Melt does have a bit of pan fallout, putting a color on top of another color seems like a bad idea for long time use!

I checked and I can’t adequately dupe this! I’m thinking this will be my first Melt purchase if I can find it here. If not, I’ll have to ship it to my daughter and wait for my Thanksgiving visit home.

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