My Very Own Peach: W.Lab Pocket Shadow Palette in ‘Blooming’ – Review, Photos & Swatches
Ever since last year, we are being introduced to a ton of peach-toned eye shadow palettes and I don’t think it’s stopping any time soon. With the arrival of Urban Decay’s Naked Heat and ABH’s Subculture palette, expect to see more peachy, orangey tones within the next couple of months. It all started with Too Face’s Sweet Peach Collection. I was supposed to get that palette last year, until I saw this.
- Composition of gorgeous colors that will upgrade your beauty
- The ultimate feminine makeup. Making goddess eye!
- Multi-makeup effect with one eye shadow palette
- 100% Real color expression
– Althea Korea
The palette is very similar to L’oreal’s La Palette Nudes, only this one is white and the brush here is barely usable except for the angle brush. As much as I love the “clean” look of this palette, I actually hate the fact that this is a dust magnet. Don’t get me wrong, the white packaging and the rose gold logo gives the whole palette a nice, classy touch but if you can see my palette now… emphasis on the word “dirty” on the color dirty white. Even the rose gold logo can’t make up for this monstrosity lol.
I’m not sure how many palettes there are in the Pocket Shadow collection but I saw two in the Althea website. One is this one then the other is more on the neutral tone. Of course, I’ll get this one, being that peachy tones are so in this season and because I have nothing like this in my collection.
“Blooming” comes in 10 shades – 3 of which are matte (Begonia, Calendula & Sun Flower); 3 are shimmer (Moss Rose, Freesia, & Pansy) and 4 are glitter (Acasia, Cherry Blossom, Kaffar Lily & Mari Gold).
All of the shadows are nicely pigmented and they have a nice color payoff. They are soft and buttery to the touch but they have a minor kickback. They are very easy to blend. However, because their target buyers are mainly Koreans, some of the shadows are a bit too light. They don’t show up that well on my lids unless I use a lighter primer underneath.
Anyhoo, I haven’t used this palette without a primer yet. To be quite honest, loves, in majority of my palette reviews, I often use a primer beforehand unless otherwise stated. Here in this look/palette, I decided to use a primer underneath, due to the amount of fallouts. I also want to further intensify the color and I want a nice tacky surface for the shadows to cling to. I used the Urban Decay Eye shadow Primer Potion and my eye look lasted me the entire day with minimal fading & creasing.
Overall, I’m head over heals with this palette and this is also one of the main reasons why I didn’t buy the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. Now, I don’t know if the shades here are identical or dupes of the Too Faced palette, but I don’t care. I’m very much satisfied with this one. Sure the price is still a bit steep and the shades aren’t really Pinay-friendly but this sure is cheaper.
How about you?
Do you like this palette?
Did you hop on board the ‘Peach-tones’ train? (lol)
What’s your favorite peach makeup?
Have you tried anything from W.Lab?
Do let me know!
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