So, after the cutesy collaboration with The Simpsons and DreamWorks Trolls, THEFACESHOP nails it again with a collaboration with Marvel! Isn’t it marvellous? Teehee! Fight those sleepy and dull looking eyes with a splash of smashing colours!
Seriously, this has got to be the fastest I’ve churned out a review. I literally bought these two palettes last week and here I am with a lowdown of these THEFACESHOP x Marvel Mono Pop Eyes palettes. I’ve personally really enjoyed these palettes and am quite stoked to be able to land my hands on them. I heard that the Strong Red palette has ran out of stock just days after the launch, and phew, am I glad it’s sitting on my vanity now staring at me while I pen down my thoughts.
The Marvel Collaboration with THEFACESHOP is one of the most genius ones by far. Immediately when I saw that the collection was launched, I swung by a store to purchase these two palettes. There are 2 palettes in this Marvel collab, #1 Chic Blue and #2 Strong Red.
I love that the packaging has got the signature Marvel logo on it, with its casing drenched in metallic colours and the hexagonal pattern which screams Marvel. Inside each palette contains a cute squared protective sheet printed in the Marvel comics too!
About the Palettes
#1 Chic Blue is a cool-toned palette with mostly blue and metallic shades while #2 Strong Red is a warm-toned palette with mostly red and brown shades. I know that Strong Red is the popular one because of how wearable it seemingly is, and how in-trend the fiery red shades are, but I couldn’t really pick a favourite out of the two. I think that both palettes have got their own charms depending on the kind of look you are going for.
Overall, both palettes are surprisingly very pigmented, especially the satin and shimmer shades, which is pretty decent given its price. Both palettes house 9 eyeshadows each, with a mixture of matte, shimmer, satin and metallic textures.
#1 Chic Blue has got an iridescent champagne with a light pink shift, a pale shimmery pink, a shimmery metallic deep rose-pink, a frosty peach-beige, frosty navy blue with a blackened base, satin silver grey, deep plum brown with purple micro-glitter, a deep matte blue with multi-coloured micro-glitter and a matte black with multi-coloured micro-glitter.
The micro-glitter when applied, can’t really be seen even though it looks really pretty on the pan. I do wish the shades had names so that I could conveniently refer to them. My favourite shade from this palette has got to be the iridescent champagne and the shimmery metallic deep rose-pink. These shades are beautiful, especially with the kind of sheen it reflects. Here’s how I created a makeup look using the blues and neutrals.
Even though the blues might seem intimidating, they are actually quite friendly if you’re not looking for too crazy a makeup look. I like to use the blues on my lower lash line to further define the eye shape while giving it a bit of a colour pop.
If you want to make a statement and go with the trend, the Mono Pop Eyes in #2 Strong Red will do the job. This palette contains 9 absolutely stunning shades ranging from the bronzes and coppers to the shades of red. #2 Strong Red has a pale satin champagne, a metallic light copper, a matte beige, light satin coral, a strong true matte red, a shimmery coral with a light gold shift and multi-coloured micro-glitter, a deeper chocolate bronze, a copper-rose duo chrome-ish kind of shade and a frosty chocolate brown.
Comparing both palettes, #2 Strong Red performs much better in terms of quality of eyeshadows. #1 Chic Blue fell short because of the powdery matte blue. It swatches nicely but turned out to be quite powdery when applied. Ironic, but that was how I felt when I was trying to line the shade on my lower lash line. Anyway, back to this stunning red palette – it’s worth every cent I paid for. It has a good mix of copper tones to red hues for you to create either a super strong red eye look or a soft romantic eye makeup look.
I think for this look, I was kind of creating an in-between, not too intense, yet still pops. I love how that strong matte red could blend so nicely onto my (non-existent) crease, creating a beautiful transition colour for the other shades. Doesn’t this make me look all cheery and sweet? Hehe! I enjoyed playing with this one so much!
I say, GO GRAB THEM! Will you picking these up?
THEFACESHOP x Marvel Mono Pop Eyes are limited edition and retail for SGD34.90 each at all THEFACESHOP stores and counters, while stocks last!
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Disclaimer: Products were purchased by my own means. I am NOT affiliated nor compensated by the brand.