Product Review | Profusion Cosmetics Wanderlust Eyeshadow Palette
Product Review | Profusion Cosmetics Wanderlust Eyeshadow Palette ($10, ProfusionCosmetics.com)
Product Details (from Profusion's website): A versatile collection of color-vivid eyeshadows with superior payoff, for everyone from beginners to pros. The hi-pigment shades are soft, blendable and range from a spectrum of pinks to deep greens and bright blues. Satisfy your wanderlust with this around-the-world inspired eyeshadow palette. Pro Series Brush included.
Review: I first heard about Profusion Cosmetics through Juicy Jas on YouTube a few years ago and she is a huge fan of the brand. Since I was never into any type of vibrant colors when it came to eyeshadows and I'm still not quite there yet, but recently, I've been inspired to re-create eye looks that are outside of my comfort zone, plus it helps me practice my eye makeup application skills. Given that, I decided to pick up a few palettes that have some pops of color aside from my regular neutral/warm toned favorites. So I began looking into more affordable brands since colors are not my regular go-to's and at least it won't break the bank.
I ordered this online and shipping time was not so bad. I received it in a week due to COVID19 delivery delays. For $10, it comes with 21 pro pigment shadows and a very simple packaging without a box. The packaging feels cheap, if I'm being honest but for its price, I can't really complain. It actually comes with a brush that is really nice and useful (I think it's the same one from their brush collection).
The pigment and wear-time of the shades in this palette are amazing! The mattes are really intense, so intense that they stained my eyelids. Keep that in mind when purchasing this palette. The shimmers are sparkly although certain shades could use a spray to make it pop even more. The mattes, shimmers and metallics are packed softly so there's quite a bit of kick up. However, if you tap your brush lightly it is manageable. The shadows blend nicely and seamlessly especially when layered with another shade.
I am actually impressed with this product. I was not so sure how I would like it or how it will perform on my eyelids. I definitely recommend this palette, especially if you do not want to spend your coins on a Pat McGrath or Natasha Denona palettes. Now, the formula of the two luxury brands I mentioned are phenomenal but this palette did its job for what I needed it for. Once again, keep in mind that the mattes I used stained my eyelids and it took a while to get it off. Just make sure you are not headed out bare face after taking off your eye makeup.
Below are the swatches of the entire palette and a photo of the eye look I was inspired to re-create.