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Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Twenty Seven

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.66 oz.) is a new, limited edition warm-toned palette with eight mattes and two sparkly shades. The mattes were quite nice–pigmented, blendable, long-wearing–but the two shimmers left something to be desired. The worst part is just that the shimmer shades are not particularly unique or different and yet so disappointing compared to the numerous dupes available. Shimmery golds, bronzes, and coppers seem like shades that any brand at any price point can push out good variations of… and yet Melt manages to disappoint with them.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Naked Sleep

Naked Sleep is a medium-dark peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly denser but still soft and blendable with a touch of powderiness in the pan. It had rich pigmentation that applied well to bare skin, but I noticed there was a touch of ashiness when I mixed it with some of the more red-based mattes. It stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Downtown

Downtown is a medium brown with warm, rusty red undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color coverage with a soft, velvety texture that was blendable and easy to work with on the lid. This shade wore well for just over eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

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

Nip Slip is a soft, medium coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had good color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The texture was soft, a touch thinner compared to the other shades, but it applied well to bare skin and blended out easily. It lasted for just over eight hours before it started to fade on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

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

Moxie

Moxie is a rich copper with warm red undertones and matte finish. The pigmentation was fantastic with opaque color coverage achieved in a single layer. The eyeshadow felt finely-milled and velvety without being powdery, yet it still blended out with ease. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before it started to look faded.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

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

Crimefighter is a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, brown undertones and a sparkling, frosted sheen. The texture was dry to the touch, which made it prone to fallout unless it was really pressed and pushed into the skin (which made fingertips the best tool to use). It appeared more much sparkly in the pan than what translated on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me but had moderate fallout. It’s strange that the shimmers in the brand’s larger-format palettes are so weak when the mattes are higher quality (often the finish that brands don’t get right).

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

1 More Thing

1 More Thing is a soft, light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and velvety with a bit of powderiness that was present in the pan but not in the application, as the eyeshadow had opaque coverage and applied evenly to bare skin. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

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

Thick is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen powdery in the pan but applied well to bare skin and didn’t have fallout. This shade blended out nicely and lasted well for eight hours.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

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

Vegas Past

Vegas Past is a mediu, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was drier and more loosely pressed with a chunky feel to the touch, and it applied dismally with dry brushes or fingertips; it had to be applied with a dampened brush (moderately wet) in order to pick up enough product for smooth, even color coverage that was more opaque. There was moderate fallout when I used it with a dry brush, so again, the shade lost a lot of its versatility due to the texture. On its own, it wore well for six hours and had fallout over time.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

5
Product
5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4
Application
57%
Total

Whiskey Neat

Whiskey Neat is a medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, velvety texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, which made it easy to work with on the lid. This shade stayed on well for just over eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

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

Moonchild

Moonchild is a deep brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented and applied evenly to bare skin, though it took a little more effort to diffuse as it seemed more prone to melting on the lid and having a stronger adhesion wherever it was initially applied–but it wasn’t too much effort to diffuse. If layered over other powder eyeshadows, I didn’t experience any blending problems. The texture was smooth, slightly drier to the touch, and more firmly pressed compared to other mattes in the palette. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5.4
Application
91%
Total

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven Palette | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven Palette | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Twenty Seven Palette | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Naked Sleep Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Naked Sleep Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Downtown Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Downtown Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Nip Slip Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Nip Slip Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Moxie Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Moxie Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Crimefighter Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Crimefighter Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics 1 More Thing Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics 1 More Thing Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Thick Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Thick Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Vegas Past Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Vegas Past Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Whiskey Neat Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Whiskey Neat Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Moonchild Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Moonchild Eyeshadow

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About the Reviewer

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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The two shimmers almost pushed me over the edge to purchasing this and now I’m really glad I didn’t as the colors left are not ones I would wear. Thank you for the review!

Also, I really wish the Gemini palette had been restocked when this one released as I would’ve snatched it up.

Just disappointing. I don’t get those lousy shimmery shades, either, Christine. Eh, I’m sure I’ve got dupes for each and every shade within it, so it’s not the worst letdown. I’ve heard some YT’ers giving this and its predecessor well deserved poor reviews for the same reasons you gave.

This is quite disappointing considering the price of this palette a hard pass for me. I love the look as always

I totally agree. I bought the palette and the mattes are freaking awesome however when I used the shimmer shadows they were horrible and very disappointing.

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