Today I'm reviewing my first selection from Born Pretty, the Boub Boub Bright Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette #6**. It retails for just over $6 USD and you can find it, here!
The palette comes boxed in a shiny gold package with a large logo on the front and a description in English (kind of) on the back. Taking my best crack at the translation, the Bright Shimmer Eye Shadow Palettes appear to promise shimmery, bold, long-wearing colours that can work together to create a variety of looks.
The palette itself is made of fairly sturdy plastic and also has a reflective gold finish.
But the main reason I selected this palette was for the gorgeous shades inside! It features 5 shimmery and glittery shadows with warm golden, copper, and olive undertones. Four of the shadows come in square-shaped pans, while the fifth is in a thin rectangular strip. I can't decipher what's different about the narrow strip of colour, but it does make for an interesting design!
The first shot below shows the shadows fairly true to colour, while the second really highlights just how glittery these babies are!
Here are swatches of the shades on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone). As you can see, the palette features a warm yellow ivory gold, a deeper olive-toned brown, a orange-tinged copper, a neutral silver, and fiery mid-toned bronze. They are swatched here dry, without any primer- quite pigmented, especially as glitter shadows go!
You can see them below under slightly different lighting:
And here's an eye look I created with all five shades in the palette. I focused the coppery tones on my lid, the olive brown lightly on the crease and as a liner along the upper lashes, the silver along my lower lash line, and the ivory gold as a highlight:
And in the context of an entire makeup look:
And a full breakdown of my impressions of this shiny little palette:
- Excellent pigmentation, especially for glitter shadows
- Incredibly long-wearing formula
- Flattering, wearable shades
- Despite the glittery finish, these don't feel at all gritty or dry on the lids
- At just over $6 USD, these are a great bargain!
- There is a minimal amount of glitter fallout, so you will have somewhat sparkly cheeks!
- Packaging is a bit bulky
So there you go- a review of my first-ever Born Pretty product! I definitely won't be wearing these glittery shades on a daily basis, but as glitter shadows go, these are among the best I've tried! The pigmentation is fabulous and the shades are quite wearable and flattering. The formula is long-wearing and comfortable on the lids and the fallout is quite minimal. No major complaints here, especially given the price!
If you're interested in checking out cute goodies like this from Born Pretty, you can pop by their site, here! They have a discount code on at the moment for readers of the blog- just enter VIBH10 at the checkout to save 10% off your order. You're guaranteed to find something that makes you feel pretty!
** This product was provided by the Born Pretty Store for review. As always, the review is authentic and completely veracious!