Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hey British Pandas! (and all other Pandas as well)

In honor of the past Diamond Jubilee weekend, I have a fun palette that I want to review for you.

It is the I <3 Britpop palette by POP Beauty. It retails for $10, and if you know me, you know I kind of need anything with a Union Jack on it, so I hunted this down and ordered it off of Yay for free shipping!

This palette comes with 12 small eye shadows, all of which are neutrals. I would go so far as to say this is POP's entry into the 'Naked' palette realm. They are mostly warm toned shadows and the packaging is magnetic and has a mirror.

It bothers me to no end that the shadows are placed crookedly in there. They seem to be removable if you so choose to place them in new homes.

These are the first four (and darkest) shadows in the palette. From left to right: A dark sparkly brown, a matte dark brown, a light golden shimmer, and a sparkly dark orange.

As you can see from the swatches, the sparkly brown is decent, the matte is horrible, but I do like the gold and the orange. Very pigmented and creamy.

I feel as if every matte I try lately is a major disappointment!

 From left to right: a brown with red and silver shimmer, a muted sparkly grey, a shimmery taupe, and a matte ivory.

The brown is TO DIE FOR. It is the perfect crease color. The sparkly grey actually swatches as a golden grey. The taupe is nearly invisible even after I pack it on and the matte ivory is pretty terrible too.

Ah these are so crooked. From left to right: A dusty peach shimmer, a light pink shimmer, a nude shimmer, and a matte cream.

These last four did pretty well. The peach is nice. The pink is very frosty but opaque in one swipe, the nude is very loose but swatches well and the matte is okay-- the best performing matte in the set.

Final Thoughts: Pretty good palette. I love the look of it, and every one could use some neutral shadows.

Price: 10/10
Staying Power: 8/10
Packaging: 10/10
Color/Wearability: 7/10
Quality/Branding: 8/10

Total: 43/50 = B = Pretty Panda

I know we all have a ton of neutrals -- but do you see any in here that you like?

xoxo PrettyPanda


  1. omg I would buy this for the brown (red and silver shimmer) alone, it's such a gorgeous color with so much depth! And $10 is a steal! thanks for the swatches :)

    1. I know, I am in love with that color. Too bad it is such a small pot of it, I might actually hit pan on something! But I couldn't believe this little baby was only $10 too. I love bargains :)


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