Yes, I actually managed to get my hands on this one, despite helping to crash a few websites. It took about 4 hours in total to bag this one while website hopping.
This one sold out within minutes/hours of release with all the issues. Hopefully, it will be restocked soon. I finally managed to get mine from Beauty Bay (see here) but it was available on Jeffree Star Cosmetics (see here) and Beautylish (see here). BTW Beautylish offers free delivery to the UK which I didn’t know. The palette retails for £48/$52 and is 100% cruelty free and vegan.
Delivery took a few days longer than usual (about 5 days this time). I know BB had to figure out which orders had been processed so I have no issues with this.
The palette comes in an outer box bearing a black and white spiral. The palette name is in raised letters on the front and all product information is on the back. This box slides open to show the palette. I love the design but feel like the palette is slightly too tall for the box.
The palette itself I find so beautiful and unique. The shape and style is typical of a JSC palette but the pyramid is totally Shane. I love the detail of the logo and also the vinyl and matte black spiral design. I’m also really happy because for once there is a protective film over the mirror. YAY! The pressed details in the pans are also gorgeous.
You get 18 shades in this palette; 11 matte and 7 shimmer shades. All appropriately named of course. I love the colour story of this palette, there is so much you can do with it and it’s laid out in complimentary rows. There is a nice mix of neutrals and colours but they all work well together.
The back of the palette states that the shades cheese dust, sleep paralysis, food videos, my pills, Trisha, not a fact, flamin hot and pig-ment are NOT to be used in the immediate eye area. Most of these shades look to contain a red pigment so this is unsurprising.
As I don’t have sensitive eyes, I ignored this advice and used them anyway (do NOT do this). I didn’t experience any irritation to the eyes when using these shades. Some of these shades did stain my eyes but this came off with an oil based cleanser.
All the shadows have amazing pigment and are easy to blend out. There is a small amount of kickback in the pans for most of the shades but I’ve only had fallout for a few of the darker shades. The majority of the shadows are silky smooth and soft to touch, the exception being Trisha which feels a little gritty.
I’ve found all of the shadows to be easily buildable even the bright shades. Due to this you can create both subtle and blinding looks depending on your style. This also contains several versatile shades that can be used for contouring, blusher and highlighter.
When doing the swatches, all the shadows performed really well. They were smooth to apply and didn’t feel chalky. The shimmers just glided on. The shadows have performed the same on the eye as they did on the arm.
Well guys, I think that’s it. Overall, I am so happy with the Conspiracy Palette. The packaging is everything and the colour scheme is amazing. The shadows are soft and buttery but still easy to build up and blend out.
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