Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Mary Jane

Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow PaletteMelt Cosmetics Mary Jane 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.68 oz.) is consistent with a lot of Melt’s eyeshadow releases–highs and lows, rarely consistent, and cool story, bro, but the execution rarely reaches the high level one would expect at this price point. I’d consider this a mix of cooler taupe and grungy olive tones overall, though it was still warmer than anticipated. The shimmers ranged from drier and more prone to fallout to soft and blendable. The mattes were more consistent, but some were more powdery or thinner, which made them less easy to use.

Ingredients

Mary Jane

PPermanent. $58.00.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mary Jane Eyeshadow

Mary Jane

Mary Jane is a light-medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had medium pigmentation that had to be applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush to get smooth, even coverage that was higher than that. The texture was drier, firmer, and a little stiff to work with. It stayed on decently for seven and a half hours before having visible fallout.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Mary Jane

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
70%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Gaspar Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Gaspar Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Gaspar Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Gaspar Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Gaspar Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Gaspar Eyeshadow

Gaspar

Gaspar is a medium-dark olive brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, slightly powdery, but substantial and velvety enough to yield full color coverage in a single layer, which remained blendable along the edges. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Gaspar

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sweet Lucy Eyeshadow

Sweet Lucy

Sweet Lucy is a deep, olive-toned gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was a very dense, thick formula that was difficult to pick up with a brush without really jabbing and pushing at the surface to release product. It worked better with a fingertip, as it helped to push and move the surface to yield powder to pick up. Once I worked through the first few layers, it seemed to soften slightly (though not to top-tier performance). It had opaque coverage–ignoring the issue of texture–that lasted for seven and a half hours on me before creasing slightly.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Sweet Lucy

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C
C
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
3
Application
76%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Bamba Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bamba Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bamba Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bamba Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bamba Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Bamba Eyeshadow

Bamba

Bamba is a deep, smoky pewter with a subtle, olive tinge to it paired with a soft, metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty, though there was light fallout as the consistency was slightly drier. It stayed on well for eight hours overall.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Bamba

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 Sinsemilla Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sinsemilla Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sinsemilla Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sinsemilla Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sinsemilla Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Sinsemilla Eyeshadow

Sinsemilla

Sinsemilla is a deep taupe with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that could be built up to full coverage, though it wasn’t as blendable as necessary. The texture was fairly soft, not too firmly-pressed, but it seemed a touch thinner compared to the other mattes in the palette. There were signs of fading visible after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Sinsemilla

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Santa Maria Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Santa Maria Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Santa Maria Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Santa Maria Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Santa Maria Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Santa Maria Eyeshadow

Santa Maria

Santa Maria is a blackened taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich color coverage that adhered well to my lid and blended out fairly easily along the edges, though it wasn’t as seamless as ideal. The texture was soft, slightly drier but not overly prone to fallout. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Santa Maria

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Rubia Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rubia Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rubia Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rubia Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rubia Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Rubia Eyeshadow

Rubia

Rubia is a medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which built up easily to full coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly-packed into the pan. The color wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Rubia

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

Bo

Bo is a deep bronze with muted, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and yielding, unlike most of the shimmers in the palette, which made it easier to pick up with a dry brush and gave it better adhesion to my lid. It had opaque color payoff that stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Bo

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Mari Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mari Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mari Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mari Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mari Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Mari Eyeshadow

Mari

Mari is a very light brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff paired with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that had some fallout during blending. The color lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Mari

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

Kali

Kali is a light, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a chunky, sparkly finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a denser, thicker texture that still managed to drop larger bits of fallout as it just didn’t have the glide it needed to adhere smoothly. I’d recommend using a fingertip to apply this one more evenly to the lid. There were signs of fallout after seven hours of wear.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Cocoglycerides, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Aluminum Powder Ci 77000, Black 2 (Ci 77266, Nano).

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.

Kali

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total

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It’s very pretty, but then again all of Melt’s palettes are. I really wish I liked their formulas more because their color stories speak to me.

Beautiful palette but such underwhelming performance! I would only consider getting this one under a deep discount of at least 50%, because seems like half of the palette will be a pain to use. Might as well dig out my Urban decay naked 1 original and use her instead.

I very briefly considered adding this to my Sephora Spring Sale order and I’m glad I didn’t… nothing in here really WOWs me enough to justify buying an entire palette. Bamba and Santa Maria are pretty, so I may pick up the SG dupe for the latter.

Where to start with this one?! Besides the quality being all over the place and it running so deep and grungy that I swear I smell a blunt being smoked nextdoor, and *again* with the pot theme, I’m half lol’ing and also rolling my eyeballs up hard! Hey, I personally have nothing against medicinal usage of cannabis, but this is an ultra redundant theme with Melt. It’s grown weary.

Agreed! I’m glad I own Gun Metal stack and Glam so the urge is less lol. I love the packaging though but really really tired of the weed theme. Ok, we get it, you love marijuana.

Eh, the theme doesn’t bother me. Every large brand has a theme they’ve done to death (Nars – Orgasm anyone? Toofaced “anything raunchy sex, but also childlike and cute teddy bears”) and even though I don’t consume weed I still kind of enjoy their theme and the designs pressed in to the pans.
That aside, I was really struck by the similarity to the Gun Metal stack. It’s really a fleshed out similar color story and unless you wear a lot of grungey grays you can probably skip it. Though Gaspar is a gorgeous military olive gray brown and I love it.

Disappointing – it could have been a beautiful, more cool toned palette, but the formula is so very miss more than hit. I love the colour story generally, although it is probably a bit too dark for me, and it had some truly lovely shades if only the formula was right.

At first glance I thought the main picture for this thread was actually marijuana. Long day, sorry.

I hope their palettes of this theme don’t smell like marijuana! The scented makeup trend would not benefit from that existing anywhere, ever. Did you all see the Hipdot x Reese’s palettes and lipsticks that smell like peanuts? Seeing it made me think of this review, like maybe there is coordinating plan to release munchies themed palettes. I heard Too Faced has a Cheetos one coming out soon… just kidding.

Oops…That B there really hurts my feelings. I was too impatient and already ordered the palette before your reviews (which are highly valuable and thank you so much!).

Well…I have come to the conclusion that Melt doesn’t want to improve the quality of their shimmers/metallics on purpose because I cannot find any other reason as to why they would repeatedly release such poorly performing shadows. I love the colour story of this palette, but I also hoped that it would be cooler-toned. I have a feeling that most brands don’t really know what is “cool-toned”. Most of those campaign photos and descriptions turn out to be very misleading.

I was thinking about ND’s Glam palette over this as a cooler option, but I feel the same towards that palette. It is not really cool-toned, rather neutral leaning towards cool, but not COOL. Overwhelmed with shimmers rather than cooler mattes and grey tones that I would much prefer. The most beautiful cool-toned shadows I have seen so far are from KvD’s Shade and Light palette (which I own and adore) and Lime Crime’s Venus Immortalis, which I’ll probably add to my collection.

Meanwhile, I will find a way to talk myself out of this palette although I know it might be impossible. Let’s see!

I would expect the price point of this palette to be closer to $40, maybe with two fewer shades. As it is, at $58, it will draw a lot of negative comparisons to Natasha Denona’s Glam Palette for $65, which has five more shades and more consistent quality.

I was really drawn in by this interesting color story but held off for your review before even considering to purchase it! I have heard other people mention some of the mattes have gotten hard pan just from swatching and light usage. I really wish they would make their formulas more consistent.

Smoke Sessions has been the most enjoyable palette for me from Melt. I think it has the most consistent shimmer formula and the two mattes are fantastic.

Granted I’ve only had it for four days, but I’ve used all of my mattes and there’s not a hard pan in sight. Well, the chunky toppers at either end have that weird texture that performs better with a finger, but I think we all know Melt’s shimmers/metallics in palette form are iffy.

Oh dear, I was hoping for a home run! I just ordered this because it looked like a cooler taupe-y palette, but it might be an automatic exchange for ND Glam!

I bought this and absolutely love it. While I agree it’s warmer than the initial promo photos would have led us to believe, I find that in person my swatches don’t look as reddish as yours do on my monitor. I’ve used the palette every day since getting it and have now used all the shades. I could take or leave the “toppers” at either end. They’re the sort of sparse sparkles that I’m not in to (anyone who has the Bronze Seduction PMG palette knows that white/translucent one with the gold sparkle? same concept), but the rest is lovely. All of my mattes work well (and sinsemillia is a perfect cold burnt chocolate ash). The three shimmers work well, though the two grays are similar (I’ve been enjoying buffing them to a shiny wet finish on the lid). The only one that’s kind of iffy is Sweet Lucy. It’s almost glittery deep olive bronze brown on my eyes with a wee bit of fall out. I’m also a finger applier so that probably makes a difference. Always have been, (going on twenty years) probably always will be. I love it. I don’t regret buying it (purchased during sephora’s sale. $50 is an easier number to swallow for a makeup palette…though I miss the days when $30 seemed tops, you know?) and it ticks a lot of boxes for me and what I want out of a palette.

Thanks for your input! I just received my Mary Jane palette, and while I haven’t used it yet, it’s absolutely stunning to look at. I’m mostly a collector anyway. I purchased mine from Melt Cosmetics directly, and they inserted information about the palette, saying that the shimmer shadows are best applied with the fingers. Also, the reviews on Sephora are either love or hate, so it makes me wonder if there might be inconsistencies in the quality.

And here I was feeling so smug because I purchased this from BeautyBay before it sold out in Europe. This has been getting very disappointing reviews and I wish I had picked up the ND Glam instead when I had the chance. Returns are impossible on this side of the pond, so maybe I will try to sell it. Next time I will wait. Lesson learned.

I’m exactly in the same situation. I want to give it a chance and try it myself, but with no returning option, I don’t know what to do with the palette if I can’t make any use of it. ND’s Glam palette is in stock on Culty Beauty, by the way!

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