I did warn you about the influx of Lottie London products and here’s the next one for you today. Sorry it’s a little later than planned but I had some phone issues which resulted in motivational issues and here we are. But we’re back with another rainbow palette.
This is available to purchase from Amazon (see here) as well as from Club Beautie (here) and Agora (see here*). At full price it retails for £9.99 but it seems price is dependent on supplier. I’m not sure why this isn’t available via Lottie London anymore as I received this in a bundle from them less than 2 months ago. So yeah, can’t really comment on the shipping either for this reason.
The packaging is no different to the other shadow swatch palettes from Lottie London. We have a clear, plastic case with the company name on the front and all product information including the ingredients can be found on the back. Everything feels well made and sturdy with a secure clasp. A dual ended applicator is also included but that rarely gets used with me.
This is a 12 pan palette containing a range of rainbow hues (obviously) that look cohesive for creating a variety of gradient blends and looks. For a limited palette it does well. The pans themselves are a decent size and can fit most eye brushes.
When doing the swatches, the shadows felt soft but had a chalky look to them when picked up on the finger and when swiped fully loaded. A couple of the lighter shades did need a few layers to really get that pigment to show, others needed them to complete a full swipe. So where I initially thought the majority of these shadows were mattes, quite a few of them contain subtle shimmer reflects.
On the eyes, the shadows perform pretty well. Although they’re not the most pigmented shadows, they blend so easily and can mostly be layered up without any patchiness. I say mostly as I did struggle with the dark blue/purple shade looking patchy when blended. I didn’t notice any of the chalkiness that was seen during the swatches though. The one full shimmer shade lasted hours before it started creasing and has a gorgeous finish that compliments all the shades in the palette.
There is some kickback in the pan for every shade but only the deep blue produced fallout under the eye. I didn’t notice any staining to the skin and everything was easy to remove. One thing I did notice. Take care when using wet items near the shadows as they tend to soak up the moisture. I saw this when cleaning up a cut crease with micellar water and an eye base. So yeah, something to keep an eye on but other than that, I’ve not had any other issues with this palette.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the Rainbow Shadow Swatch palette from Lottie London; I just wish it was more readily available. Although not something I’ll use for clients, it’s absolutely perfect for those starting to play with colour. They’re not the most pigmented but they are easy to blend and very buildable. The shades work well together to produce a wide variety of looks.
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