The shadow palette comes in a cute heavy duty plastic packaging with a magnetic lock, and the packaging looks like watermelon color as you see in the image below, so you can describe this palette as a red monochromatic shadow palette, except one shade is gold, and every shade’s name is printed next to its pan, and a mirror is included.

Inside, the actual palette is one of their square plastic palettes. It’s obviously red, and has little seeds to match the watermelon theming. Inside, you have a large mirror that takes up the top, and then the 9 shades. The shades have the names printed underneath them, which is always so nice, since they often release shades as singles from their palettes.

The mattes do have a touch of kick-up, especially in the pan when dipping a brush in, but I didn’t experience any fallout during application. I did have to build up the lighter transition shades a touch, but I prefer that to really get a smooth blend throughout my crease and they built up easily. For the super bright red matte, that shade is very pigmented right off the bat, so it can be intimidating.

I definitely recommend going in and picking up a little product at a time, and working slowly. Because of that, and the boldness of the color, it can seem like it takes a little longer to blend out to a smooth gradient, but that’ll be the case with any sort of bold color (especially contrasting on my fair skin). Even when I got a little bit too wild and brought color up too far, I was able to blend and smooth everything out.

For the shimmers, I found they picked up best with a denser flat brush, or with your finger. They applied smoothly to the lids. I did have to pack them on more, just pick em up and press with my brush instead of pulling it across the lid, which is a technique I use with most shimmer shades. And of course, as with most shimmer shades, these will be even bolder on the eyes when foiled, or used over a sticky glitter base.

The palette including five matte shades and four metallic shades red shadows that you can rely on in your makeup routine especially in summertime and the eyeshadow names are:

  • Frosè: which is a matte coral red and this is a deeper matte shade.
  • Seed Money: adorable matte red-brown shade.
  • Home Slice: pretty eyeshadow in metallic strawberry red.
  • Bay Watch: metallic red bronze shade.
  • Juicy Fruit: metallic coral with a gold flip shade.
  • Like It’s Hot: matte true red shade.
  • Maraschino: metallic red with a gold flip shade.
  • Big Gulp: matte burnt coral red shade.
  • Red Bottoms: matte red plum shade.

If you have been obsessed with red shadows, then colourpop main squeeze shadow palette is what you are looking for and it is really eyeshadow palette cheap in price ($12.00). The highly pigmented and blendable shades are really unique and look stunning when used together, so if you want a celebrating and summery eye looks then this palette is your good choice for the most adorable eyeshadow looks.

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