Review: Love & Beauty by Forever21 Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches!

January 23, 2013

This palette is the first product from the Forever21 house beauty brand, Love & Beauty, that I have tried. I must say, I am far more impressed than I thought I would be. I do wish there were more matte shades but I can live without. I think this would be a great purchase to gift yourself or someone else. It is the perfect palette to experiment if you are starting out with makeup.

On the Forever21 website, this palette is called Brown/Taupe.
There is one matte shade (very bottom right) and the rest are  shimmery. 
I think the variation of some colours could be a bit better, though they all apply quite differently. 
I took the photos below with flash but they are very true to colour and payoff.
Swatches from Top Row to Bottom Row:
All really pigmented and creamy to the touch. Some more of a mettalic finish than others. 
The last on the right was slightly disappointing. I was hoping this taupe cream would be much more pigmented. It works okay for an inner corner highlight but is not very impressive all over the eye. 
This row is quite similar in colour but different in texture and finish. 
This row, except for the dingle matte shade, has quite a metallic finish. The matte cream is not very impressive, but I've found it works great as a subtle brow highlight and great for blending the other shadows.
The fallout on this palette is very minimal. The shadows are very creamy and not chalky at all, except the matte shade. I can definitely see myself wearing this palette often. Some of the more metallic shades are a bit too metallic for everyday wear though.
Overall, I think this is a great deal and I look forward to trying out more of the Love & Beauty line.
Price: $5.80 CAD
Size: 15g in total
Availability: Forever21 in stores & online
Additional Points: Not tested on Animals
Verdict: A
If there were more matte shades this would be an A+ for sure. There are also few shades that aren't so great but overall I think this palette is a steal and I highly recommend it!
Have you tried any of the Love & Beauty line?
xo
Carly!

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