Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette & 3D Faux Mink Lash Trio | Review and Swatches with Makeup LookFriday, April 1, 2016
Violet Voss recently launched 20-pan eye shadow palettes for Summer 2016. This Holy Grail Palette is a warm eye shadow palette and has a retail value of US$120 if bought separately. I managed to snag this up during their second pre-sale in early March at a discounted price of US$42. It is restocked today, April 1st 2016 at the stated pricing of US$52. By the way, this is a Limited Edition palette, so try to get this before it goes for twice or triple the price on Amazon or Ebay.
A little tip for the launch, their website kept showing that it is 'sold out' at the check out page while I was using my laptop. I tried refreshing and it did not work. So I ended up purchasing it on my iPhone and it worked. Smooth check out process and their website did not crash once. If you have trouble checking out, just switch around with your computer and mobile.
Sneak peak of an eye look I did with this palette. More details and photos below.
Item came bubbled wrapped both inside and outside the box. Very well protected.
The actual palette is very slim and has the NARS kind of rubber texture. Feels extra fancy, though it might get dirty real fast.
Here's a summary of the swatches I did. They swatch beautifully and the matte shades are so nicely pigmented with no fall out at all! Very impressed.
I have seen reviews saying that these are cheaply made with bad pigmentation but I really did not experience anything like that with these shadows! They aren't as soft as Anastasia shadows but it blends well and has nice pigmentation, at least the one that I received is awesome.
20 cruelty free full sized pans (1.8g each) with Mattes, Metals and Satin shades.
Some close up shots.
The swatches are all taken with flash and under sunlight. How cute are the names though?!
Crystal is a shimmery pearl highlight shade.
Ploof is a shimmery cool pink shade.
Thanks A Latte is a matte bone colour, perfect for setting and evening out the lids.
Transition is a matte warm brown blending shade.
Hashtag is a matte orange shade.
This row has very similar shades. Close dupes of each other. Love this row!
Awesome Sauce is a metallic gold.
Bestie is a matte neutral brown. Very similar to Transition.
Toffee is a metallic gold, a slightly more intense and deepen version of Awesome Sauce.
Chill is a shimmery gold. A toned down version of Toffee.
How U Doin is a shimmery rose golden shade.
Bat My Eyes is a metallic dark bronze.
Cool Beans is a metallic taupey brown shade. One of my favourites!
R U Kitten Me is a matte warm brown.
So Jelly is a satin duo chrome-ish cool toned pink.
On Fleek is a shimmery dark rose gold with more reds in it. Like a deeper version of How U Doin.
Brownie Points is a matte neutral deep brown.
Teddy Bear is a matte dark brown with a hint of maroon.
Glamping is shimmery burgundy shade.
Cranberry Splash is a shimmery cranberry shade. Similar to Glamping, just a hint more red.
Wine N Dine is a matte cool toned red.
This is a great palette to own and it has got to be one of my favourites. The shades are all so flattering for daily use and the quality is amazing - so smooth and easy to blend. I especially love the warm and neutral tones in this palette. In terms of value for money, the pan size is actually very generous and you get a ton of shades. I really recommend this palette.
Here's a close up of the eye look I did. It is a simple orangey golden eye look.
Transition and Hashtag in the crease and inner half of the lid.
Awesome Sauce at the base lid shade in the center, with Toffee and Cool Beans on top.
Tiny bit of Bat My Eyes on the outer corner to darken the look.
Liquid Liner - Wet n Wild MegaLiner in Black
Lashes - Violet Voss Sexy And Eye Know It
3D Faux Mink Lash Trio
I also picked up their Lash Trio set consisting of their top 3 hot selling falsies at only US$27.