Kevyn Aucoin ElectroPop Palette


Here’s another sad story.

This palette is going back to Sephora,  This will be the 2nd time in my entire life that I have returned a beauty/makeup product. The 1st was this Becca highlighter. It’s not that it’s bad, it just isn’t what I expected.

These look like shimmer/glitter powder shadows to me, I can’t find any information that shows otherwise. I was pretty shocked when I went in for a swatch and realized that these were a very thick, cream like consistency. I don’t mind cream shadows too much, I have quite a few Colourpop Super Shock Shadows so I am at least familiar with them. But cream definitely wasn’t what I wanted from this palette and the lack of bold pigmentation (like the Colourpop SSS have) made returning it a no Brainerd. 

My swatches vaguely resemble the swatches on the Sephora website. I can almost guarantee that they used either a white or black base to get that color intensity. This is all fine and dandy if that’s what you’re willing to do but I am not. My skill level is not there and the amount of time I want to devote to either learning or applying is also not there.

I could’ve built up the swatches and made them look all fabulous and fancy but, you know, it is what it is. I’m going to make the same level of effort as I normally would 

In the end, If you prefer thicker cream like shadows that you have to rub in to smooth out and like to apply over a base shade to bring out color intensity then this palette might work well for you.

I’d like to add that I think Kevyn Aucoin,  as a person,  was a visionary. I remember when his book “Making Faces” first came out and have nothing but respect for him and his accomplishments. 

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  1. I love how vibrant the colors are! These look so beautiful and it is such a shame that you had to return it due to it not being what you expected. Like always, I love your close ups and your posts!

  2. That’s too bad about the palette not being what you expected! I’m not familiar with cream shadows (never even used ColourPop!) so I wouldn’t really know how to use this palette! The colours do look very pretty however.

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