BECCA Après Ski Glow Collection EYE LIGHTS PALETTE
This is by far one of the holiday launches that I’ve been excited for– the packaging screams winter wonderland, right? The Après Ski Glow Collection consists of a face palette and an eyeshadow palette. As far as I’m aware, this eyeshadow palette is limited edition. I’m splitting this holiday collection into two reviews. For this post, I’ll focus on the eyeshadow palette, and later on this week, I will have a separate review for the face palette.
According to the packaging and BECCA, this palette was said to be inspired and “reminiscent of their pressed shimmering skin perfector shade and formula.” BECCA’s Eye Lights palette consists of 7 eyeshadows: 4 shimmer shades and 3 satin shades. (Size: 7 x 0.05 o
z/1.4 g). Pearl, Moonstone, Opal, Topaz and Rose Quartz are all shades that BECCA has released previously, while Hot Cocoa and Toasted Marshmallow are the new shades.
Upon opening the palette, the packaging reminds me of Tarte Cosmetics’ palettes and I’m not a fan of wasted space. As an artist, this is too bulky for me to carry in my kit, but even if I wasn’t an artist, I like compact palettes with shimmer and matte shades. Typically, I prefer the simplicity of the 5 shade pans that BECCA already sells, an example being the Ombre Rouge Palette which is one of my favorite all matte eyeshadow palettes.
First off, the colors look amazing in the pan, but the performance was sub-par for me. I’m really underwhelmed upon swatching the shadows. From my understanding, the formula is different than the shimmering skin perfectors (pressed) which I typically use on my face as well as eyes. Like many, I love the way BECCA does skin!! They’re ultimately and by far one of my favorites when it comes to that effortless skin glow that does not look like glitter on your face upon application.
Below are the hand swatches that I took in natural daylight. The shadows did not swatch well on the hand at all. They were very dry and they sheer out to almost nothing. I take swatches with a grain of salt when I purchase any palette. I take them into consideration of course, but I want an eyeshadow palette that performs well on my eyes. Eyeshadow fallout wasn’t a problem in this palette for me. I just don’t have that velvety, buttery, creamy texture, along with pigmentation like I normally get with BECCA products.
When it comes to the application on the eyes, the shadows needed building. Yes, the shadows were easy to blend, but lacking in pigmentation. I used my BECCA under eye brightening corrector on my lids as my primer, yet the va voom in shadow quality was not there. Here, I used ‘toasted marshmallow’ and ‘hot cocoa’ in my crease and as satin colors, they blended well into the crease. I used ‘moonstone, opal, and rose quartz’ on the lid trying to get a pop of color, but the shadows didn’t translate nicely onto the eyes.
Overall, the palette would have been beautiful in theory and perfect for the holiday season and year round. I wish the formula was just as good as the pressed shimmering skin perfectors. The colors are versatile and still wearable but need to put in more time and effort. I do think the colors perform better if they are used wet (spraying with MAC Fix + is my personal preference). If this palette looks great to you, go ahead & buy it!! It’s possible I didn’t get a good one, who knows?! Everyone looks for something in a palette– and this just didn’t make the cut for me. This might be a good fit for some of you who do prefer neutral tones & really gravitate towards the colors in this palette!
And lastly, I don’t understand how they could make a mistake on the packaging. The packaging states the palette contains “six shades,” when in reality it contains seven shades. Maybe they’ll hire me to look for accuracy?
PROS: beautiful design on packaging, color scheme is good
CONS: poor performance, bulky packaging + hand prints everywhere.
AVAILABILITY: Sephora, Ulta, Becca Cosmetics
FTC: This palette was sent as part of PR for review consideration– I never promise to write any reviews. I’m not obligated to write this review, nor do I get paid to do so– I speak the truth and nothing but the truth. Thank you for reading. Xo!
I hope you enjoyed my review!! Did you pick it up the palette? Love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading & until next time! Xoxo