Before this summer, the mere idea of metallic lips and eyeshadow would have seemed unconstitutional. As the whole concept screams 90’s, it seems as though the world of beauty and fashion has not only embraced the once horrid 90’s trend but has evolved it into a much more wearable counterpart. This has taken some time, as companies have launched entire lipstick collections right before the trend was fully embraced (I’ll get back to that another time). But essentially, what was once a world of matte lips, eyeshadows, foundations and blushes- the dryer and longer lasting the better, is no more. A lot has changed since then, and I’m very glad as I for one did not enjoy the matte liquid lipstick. The new Rose Metals Palette by Paris Manning is the newest creation added to the makeup line Velvet 59.
Velvet 59 is an indie brand whose focus is creating gorgeous vintage collections without compromises one’s environmental footprint. All Velvet 59 products are Vegan, Gluten, Paraben and Cruelty Free. The Rose Metals Palette shadows are made from “Child Free Labor Mines” and do not contain Talc or Mica.
Each pan contains 12 g with a Total Net Wt 0.42 oz and retails for $45.00
The Rose Metals Palette is their first Hybrid Palette by Velvet 59 intended for the everyday gal on the go! The palette includes enough shades to create a full face as they can be used as an eyeshadow, blush, highlighter or lip base. The color palette is perfect for both summer and fall since there are both cool and warm tones. As you can tell from the swatches below, the shadows are vibrant and highly pigmented and only required one swipe. The eyeshadows have a velvety and creamy consistency with a shiny metallic sheen. I would say they come off as a bold iridescence and not a silver metallic base. The only shade that seemed inconsistent with the palette was Rose Silver because it swatched chalky on the hand but performed well on the eyes. The shades are all beautiful as they blend seamlessly on the lid.
Above: Swatches in natural light
Below: Swatches using warm lighting
I found the best way to apply the eyeshadow is by using a synthetic brush or your fingers. It isn’t necessary to use MAC’s Fix + to achieve a bold look but I would recommend using an eyeshadow primer or glitter glue. The shadows have a very soft and creamy consistency so I did experience fall out, but it wasn’t by any means a deal breaker.
Above: I used the eyeshadow Metallic Rose and Passion Flower
Overall, I find the Rose Metals Palette as a beautiful addition to my collection. I love the versatility and can see myself using Rose Silver and Shakudo in the summer and Sun Stone and Moon Landing in the Fall. Will you try the new Rose Metals Palette by Velvet 59? What’s your favorite color in the palette?