If you read my blog you know I have a slight obsession with beauty subscription boxes. Through my Ipsy box (or bag…) I was introduced to the brand Starlooks. They are a Pro quality makeup line and on their site say they are comparable to Makeup Forever, Sephora, M.A.C, Chanel, Dior etc. They also have their own beauty subscription box which I have not yet tried.
Ipsy has started offering specials where subscribers can buy brand name products at reduced prices for a limited time and there are also limited quantities. When a Starlooks Fifteen Eye shadow Palette became available for $20.00 I placed my order immediately. I knew from other bloggers that this brand ran on the expensive side, but to say I was shocked that the regular price for this palette was $99.00 would be quite the understatement.
It was hard for me to pluck down $54 for a Naked palette ( I ended up using a gift card for a portion of it so I didn’t feel too bad…) so I can tell you it would take a lot for me to buy the Starlooks Palette full price. And by a lot I mean I half expected these eye shadows to sing and dance. When you look at drug store brands like Almay, Maybelline, and L’Oreal the palette’s they offer are usually quads which range from $6-$10. And with all of these brands in my experience, they are hit or miss on pigmentation and longevity.
One of the ways I rationalized to myself the purchase of a palette like the Naked was the cost of each individual shadow. There are 12 shades so the cost per “eye-shadow” would be $4.50. Now that doesn’t sound so bad. Granted with a quad from the drugstore the cost would be $1.50-$2.50 a piece but let me have this!! 🙂 With my math skills that would make each individual shadow in the Starlooks Palette $6.60 which is roughly the cost of a L’Oreal Infallible single or Maybelline Color Tattoo.
On Friday I will have swatches and a full Review for you so stay tuned!!