I will be the first to admit that I probably have one too many eyeshadow palettes, however when a new one comes along, how can I resist not trying it?
This DB Cosmetics eyeshadow palette is definitely no different. Although the packaging is quite simple and not really my type (plain black, plastic), the shades inside do look gorgeous. This is the Fired Up 6 Shade Eyeshadow Palette* in the Eye See You range from DB.
There are 3 matte shades, 1 semi matte and 2 shimmers. The middle bottom shimmer especially looks so stunning and reminds me of a shadow from Too Faced that I own. Quickly going back to the packaging, although it’s plain, it is quite small so easy to take if travelling yet the shades are all still a really good size so it would last you for a while.
When I used it, I did my base with the light caramel shade in the top right and then used the two shimmers on the base. I finished it with the bottom left and bottom right shades (the rust colour and the dark brown) to deepen the crease. The only shade I didn’t use is the brighter orange in the top middle (though I did swatch it down below).
Let’s start with the matte shades. I found the caramel shade I used at first was really even upon application, pigmented and easy to blend. The rust shade (the semi shimmer) was only slightly patchy and with a little easy blending is looked great too. The dark brown shade wasn’t quite as pigmented as I hoped, but you can build it up if you want. When I did the swatches I found that the bright orange matte shade has the most texture and seemed to clump up on the swatch (as you can see below).
The shimmers I admit I didn’t have much hope for. I find shimmers from cheaper brands to be usually quite disappointing. However I was very very surprised. Especially with the more burnt orange shimmer in the bottom centre. It’s so smooth and very pigmented yet not chunky. From both there was only very slight fall out which was great to see! With the light champagne shimmer, I did press quite intensely to see if you could get more pigmentation and intensity and it worked wonderfully!
Overall I was impressed with the eye shadow palette, usually as mentioned I don’t have much hope for brands on the cheaper end of the scale, however it clearly shows that I’m wrong and DB Cosmetics is doing something right. I think if they made the packaging more interesting that would also help but I guess it’s not about the packaging in the end? Let me know if you care about the packaging or the quality of the product in the comments!! I find that if I’m going to pay more I want both I have to say!
If you’re looking to save some money or trial different shades or even learn to work with shimmer I definitely recommend these! Great quality and not going to break the bank!
Have you tried these before?
*Item kindly gifted to me. However I am in no obligation to talk about it or give a positive review.