Some time ago I published a post on this blog about a product I tend to reach for almost every time i do my makeup, the Flaming Love Palette by Makeup Addiction. I got the chance to try their latest release, the Vintage Palette, and, after some time of testing, I’m finally managing to talk about it. I really wanted to do this a bit earlier, but so many things happened and i couldn’t.
So, as the Flaming Love, the Vintage Palette contains eight individual eyeshadows with finishes ranging from matte to metallic to sparkly/glittery.
As described on their official website, the palette contains “a range of neutral warm earthy tones and metallic colours which compliment each other“.
Shades & Swatches
All the eyeshadows have a good pigmentation, some of them an outstanding one, and perform very well in terms of resistance and saturation.
These three shades have a lovely matte finish and a creamy/velvety texture. The pigmentation of this ones is great and they provide a lovely base to work with. They also compensate well the metallic and “glittery” shades.
- Custard Cream – It’s described as a “matte soft creamy beige, think yummy custard desert”. I usually dust this all over the eyes to help with the blending or on the brow bone and inner corner for a soft highlight.
- Dirty Brown – It’s described as a “matte yellow based brown, think camel“. This shade has a lovely yellow undertone, but somehow it manages to result cold undertoned, if used with cold shades, and warm undertoned, when used with warm shades, so it’s definitely very versatile. It’s perfect to define the crease and give dimension to the eyes or all over the lid and crease for a 90’s inspired look. It’s very, very similar to MAC‘s now discontinued Uninterrupted Pro Longwear eyeshadow. I believe that it’s definitely dupe and there’s actually no difference in the results! Love this! Amazing shade!
- Amber – It’s described as a “matte yellow orange, think sunset”. This is my favorite matte shade. I’m obsessed with orange shades on the crease. Obsessed. I mix this one with the warm matte shades (Flaming Kisses, Brownie and Savannah Desert) from the Flaming Love Palette to create a lovely warm gradient on the crease. So, as i may have hinted, this is definitely my favorite matte shade from the palette. When I opened the Vintage Palette for the first time, i immediately fell in love.
“Creamy Metallic” Shades
These three eyeshadows have a unique consistency, because, as i said for the matte shades, they’re creamy, but, instead of having a matte finish, they’re extremely shimmery/metallic.
Persian Rose – It’s described as a “duochrome peachy rose gold, think metallic roses”. The first time I used it, it literally blew my mind! This duo chrome has an insane pigmentation and the shade itself it’s very unique, I’ve never seen something similar. Great job on this one!
- Cranberry Crush – It’s described as a “Metallic burgundy, think crushed berries”. Love this deep metallic marsala shade, especially for people with green eyes. I used it with Flaming Kisses, Brownie (from the Flaming Love palette) and Amber. Everyone asked me about it 🙂
- Velvet Bronze – It’s described as a ” Shimmery warm antique gold, think bronze jewel”. This is a lovely bronze, that looks amazing with Dirty Martini on the crease. I often use this one on the lower lashline to set a brown pencil.
These ones have a matte base that contains fine glitters.
- Moon Berry – It’s described as a “Dark eggplant purple with sparkle, think starry night”. This is a very difficult shade to describe, because it has a blackened purple base with warm undertones and pink/gold/silver (i think ) sparkles on top. It kinda reminds me of a galaxy. I usually dust this one over Amethyst (from the Flaming Love Palette) to enhance the purple and looks very chic.
- Cocoa Lace – It’s described as a “Matte brown with gold flecks, think chocolate sprinkles”. I often use Cocoa Lace on the lid, blended with Dirty Martini on the crease and Goldilocks (from the Flaming Love palette) on the center of the lid and lower lashline for a spotlight makeup look. Great one!
Here’s the Flaming Love Palette compared to the Vintage one and, as you can see, the palettes complete each other, they’re very versatile and, since each eyeshadow can be taken out of the palette, you can mix your own palette with your favorite shades or transfer them into a magnetic one.
Once again, the Vintage Palette (as I said for the Flaming Love) it’s a black and gold slim cardboard palette with a magnetic closure that basically takes no room. As i just said, all the shadows can be taken out of the palette and put into a magnetic palette. Each pan has a magnetic base and contains 3.5 g / 0. 123 of product (each MAC refill pan contains 1.5 g / 0.05 oz of product, less than the half compared to the Makeup Addiction ones), so it’s actually pretty big and contains a lot of product.
All the Makeup Addiction eyeshadows have a very nice pigmentation and the metallic ones perform even better when wet.
I usually use the matte ones in the crease, starting from the lighter to the darker to create a nice transition, and the metallic ones on the lid or wet as eyeliners, using a fine angled brush.
Price, Availabilty and Other Informations
You can get the palette here for £28, meaning that each pressed pigment costs around £3.5. It’s actually a very good deal, especially compared with MAC’s refills that way smaller and expensive.
It’s cruelty free.
You can get it here.
Makeup Addiction Related:
- Flaming Love Palette
- False Lashes and Tweezers
- Beauty by JJ Brush Set
- Glam Me Up Brush Set
- Ultimate Eye Brush Set
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