Starlooks 15 Shade Shadow Palette Part 2

Stop!! If you haven’t read Part 1 of this post  

The Starlooks Palette does not have names for the shadows so I have numbered them as you can see below.

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Lets start with 1-5

1:: Metallic Silver Satin; Beautiful in the pan but not a lot of pigmentation.  To get the color  in the pan it takes lots of layers.  It is nice however as an inner color highlight with just one sweep.

2:: Magenta Matte; again beautiful in the pan but not the best pigmentation.

3:: Green Satin: Great color, great pigmentation.

4:: Light Matte Black; this is one of the more confusing colors in the palette.  It looks like a matte ash brown but swatched looks like a light black.

5:: Matte Charcoal: another perplexing color.  In the pan it looks like a common matte black, but swatched pigmentation shows a charcoal.

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6:: Champagne Satin; Nice color and pigmentation

7:: White Glitter; Application is patchy and the glitter has fallout.

8: Matte Brown; great color and pigmentation, an excellent crease color.

9:: Copper Sparkle; Application can be a bit patchy but applied with a slightly damp brush (I lightly spritzed with a setting spray) it gives off a beautiful copper with gold sparkle.

10:: Deep Purple with Red Glitter;  This is my opinion is the standout in the palette.  The purple is so deep it can appear at times almost black.  The light has a way of catching the red glitter and it just looks amazing.

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A better shot of #10 ( you can’t see the glitter that well, but trust me it’s there!)

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11:: Matte Light Brown; this is a disappointing shadow because you can’t see it!  At least on my skin and the consistency is chalky 😦

12:: Satin Cream; this one is also patchy and the pigmentation is off

13:: Satin Gold; finally! Another good color and excellent pigmentation.

14:: Satin Yellow Gold; Another good color and good pigmentation.

15:: Brown with Gold Glitter; What a surprise three good colors in a row!

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I just checked the Starlooks website and this palette is available for $30.00 but honestly I wouldn’t waste your money.  Out of fifteen shadows there are only 6 or 7 that you can use “as is”, the remainder take a little babying.  Also I am spoiled and most of my palettes have a mirror and this one doesn’t.

Bottom Line:: Don’t waste your money; I was not impressed enough with this  palette for even the reduced price I paid for it to consider repurchasing.

Starlooks 15 Shade Shadow Palette Part 1

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.

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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!!

Products Mentioned::

Starlooks 15 Shade Shadow Palette 

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Ipsy