I’ve fallen in love with this brand purely through Instagram and even before they launched (see here). Oh’ Pastry Cosmetics are a US based company who launched on the 1st August.
Naturally it was the Donut Palette that caught my attention straight away. The liquid lipstick appealed to me after seeing some of the company’s Instagram live streams. You can get both from the Oh’ Pastry Cosmetics website (see here) for $24.99 and $9.99 respectively.
Shipping did cost $22.33 which is huge but it was sent first class with UPS from LA. My items arrived in a padded pink envelop. I also received a free gift of a headband worth $5. I didn’t have to pay import on this one which is was extremely happy about.
The palette comes in an outer box that contains the company name on the front and the ingredients on the back. Inside the box is a bubblewrap sleeve to protect your palette during delivery. The box has the same design as the palette which I love. The palette also has a hole in the centre like a donut but this design actually makes it really easy to hold.
Although I love all of shades, I feel as though some of them don’t belong in the palette (Ginger and Puree specifically and maybe Temptation). I’m not knocking the shades themselves-all the formulas are amazing-but I feel they don’t fit with the other shades.
You get 12 shades in the palette; 5 matte with 5 shimmers and 2 glitters. I’m not too keen on this balance if I’m honest. I do prefer palettes to have more matte shades in palettes only because I use more of them.
When swatching the Donut Palette, the shades laid down really nice and smoothly. There was no chalkiness to the mattes and the pigmentation is amazing. The shimmers are so silky and swatching amazing but the glitter shades were too chunky to swatch well.
On the eye, the shadows work well although you do need to build up the pigment. I don’t mind this as the shadows are super easy to blend. There is very little kickback in the pan and no fallout under the eye.
The shimmers perform amazingly; they apply smooth and have great pigment and shine. I find the application better with the finger or a damp brush. The glitter shades, Hot Fudge and Sweetener, although beautiful are not for me. They’re a little bit chunky for my liking but they pack on well with either a sticky base or glitter glue.
Onto the lipstick. The outer packaging is nice and simple with the company name on one side. The lipstick component is also simple in it’s design but I can dig that. Although square, the bottle and wand are easy to hold and not too chunky. The applicator is more of a wand than a doe foot but it does allow for precision application.
I picked up the shade Red Velvet and the colour is gorgeous. A real deep burgundy shade and I love it. However, I find the formula to be way to thick for a liquid lippie and doesn’t feel great when it dries because of this. I’m sorry to say that I’m really not a fan of this formula.
Overall, I am still really happy with my purchase. The palette is gorgeous and although I’m not 100% sold on the shade range, the formulas are beautiful. They are easy to blend and are buildable. The glitters are too chunky for me personally but again they are gorgeous. Unfortunately, I really dislike the lipstick and won’t be purchasing from the original collection again. However with a change in formula I will happily give the lipsticks another try.
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