There's a tiny mirror inside the palette, how thoughtful it is! This is a palette for on-the-go people, you can apply eyeshadow in one hand and holding this palette with the mirror on the other. Perfect design!
As you can see, the top left color is a shimmery champagne color with tiny glitter; the bottom left is a CREAM BASE, which looks like a vanilla color but actually is for highlighting purpose only, it's transparent. The top right color is a taupe-ish brown to me, and is used for lining the lashline. The bottom right color is a bronze color. All colors embody a small amount of glitter, but stop - they don't show up once applied. I found the glitter in Canmake products are never over-the-top, it's funny because you can see them on the pan (like their cream blush and powder blush) but you can't see the glitter when you apply onto face.
Back of the palette has instructions on how to use the colors (for eyeshadow amateurs like me XD). Notice they recommend applying the Cream Base using your fingertip. The dual-ended brush contains one side with synthetic fibres (a flat brush) and the other side is a sponge applicator. Although i'm not a fan of brushes that come with palettes/kits, but this brush is workable.
I lined my eyes with Revlon ColorStay eyeliner in Charcoal, coated my lashes with YSL false lash effect mascara in black BEFORE applying shadows:
How the colors showed up:
How the colors showed up:
I found the eyeshadows very safe to play with (we can't go wrong with neutrals, right?) and I like the finish of the shadows. Their texture is pretty solid, and I have no issues with fallouts. What I mean by not-solid is, say, Stila's eyeshadow is soft in texture and when I apply I would experience fallouts all over my eyes, and this turned me off. This palette is decently (read: moderately) pigmented, which I'm happy with.
- shades are easy to carry
- small compact, nice to put in makeup bag for touch-ups
- no fallout issues
- shimmery/semi-glittery finish, glitter is not very noticeable
- convenient design with a mirror inside
- includes detailed instructions on how to apply
- price rather expensive for a drugstore product (9 Euros)
- contains rather small amount of product
Overall verdict: A-/B+
I'm loving this palette a lot! I'd be heading back and pick up 01 later. I also like the fact that this palette is small and easy to carry around. Along with other Canmake products, they never indicate how much grams of product is it has. It's difficult to make a guess on this palette's content, from what I see, it contains rather small amount of products (same with Canmake's whole line) but I would say it can last me for a long while. :D
If you don't own any Canmake products yet, THIS is the sure thing to get!