So a long while back I was sent the Isadora Matte Chocolates eye shadow palette for review. Now I have been using the palette for many months now and, for some reason or another, forgot to blog about it! So today is the day I am finally getting around to blogging about a great palette to have in your collection.
The Isadora Matte Chocolates eye shadow palette is a black plastic palette with a large mirror and double ended applicator. It contains 5 matte eyeshadows in various neutral cream and brown shades. As you might know, creams and browns are colours that suit every eye colour so this palette will suit everyone. The shadows themselves are pigmented and blend really easily. The only thing I have against them is that the shadows are so buttery they almost seem to crumble a little bit. This will mean a lot of fallout. However I found that by tapping off the excess you can cut out a lot of the fallout of product.
The shadows are relatively long lasting by themselves with 5 to 6 hours wear but will last all day over an eyeshadow base. I find a stickier primer or cream eyeshadow really helps to hold the colour and further prevent excess fallout. I found the colours quite buildable and really complement each other. The swatches below are done with no primer or base so you can really see how pigmented they are.
|Matte Chocolates swatches|
However the thing that really stuck out in my mind about this palette from day one is how similar in colour they are to some famous Mac eyeshadows. Now I’ve spent the last while researching Mac colours and swatches to try pairing the Isadora shadows off with the closest Mac dupes I could find. The colours I have picked looked most similar in swatches and in the pan. I own Mac Kid and Cork and can guarantee that there is very little difference.
|Top row: Isadora Matte Chocolates eye shadow palette|
Bottom row: Mac shadows in Brule, Malt, Kid, Cork and Brun
I think they are very comparable dupes but for a fraction of the price. Mac shadows cost €13.00 each for a regular shadow or €11.50 for a shadow refill pan. That would work out at €65 for five eyeshadows. However this Isadora eye shadow palette costs just €21.50. Not bad considering that’s five good quality eyeshadows that should be a staple in everyone’s makeup collection. And just to show you what looks you can create with the palette, I did a very quick everyday smokey brown eye. This is a look I’d turn to quite a lot and would suit almost everybody.
So that’s all for today’s post. Have you tried any Isadora products before? What do you think of my Mac dupes or do you know of any other good dupes? Please let me know in comments below!
Bye for now,