Good morning :) Happy weekend to you all. Part 3 of the week long extravaganza that is my week with Freedom is here. Make yourself a cup of tea/coffee, we may be here for a while :)
Today I'd like to speak to you about my favourite little palette from Freedom London. Nars lookalike, Pro 12 Audacious Mattes Palette. As you all must know by now, I collect matte eyeshadow palettes. Not only do I think that matte eye makeup is MY THANG, but also because it just looks better on me. I'm
not so proud owner of sad eyes and matte eyeshadows look 100 times better on :)
12 shadows enclosed in rather cheap plastic with clear lid. Will this survive travelling with? For the first few month maybe but I would suggest depotting to a Z-palette or other. Eyeshadows are placed and branded with a famous way Nars eyeshadows are "formed".
Quite incredible feel when first swatched. Formula is almost creamy in touch, shades are pigmented, although some better than others. The top row shades are very similar with a slight different undertones to them. They go on well on a lid, blend beautifully with a little fallout experienced only from the last dark grey shade. All shades swatch great, second row being full of transition shades. Some shades may dissapear a little when blended but altogether this palette is now my go to for transition, in crease shades, because of the ease of blending and creamy formula. Amazing !!
Pro 12 Audacious Mattes Palette is a definition of matte neutral palette with all the shades similar, borderline neutral with a little warmth and cool tones mixed in to create a perfect daytime palette or a transition shades palette.
Top row - matte highlight shades from light neutral, through cool and warmish light beige. Great as a setting powder for eyeshadow primer and to open up an eye in the inner corner :) 1st and 3rd shade are almost identical and I honestly see only a microscopic different in an undertone.
Middle row - light to medium beige/brown and taupe. 1st & last shade little warmer and 2nd and 3rd light to medium taupe. Great to use as a transit colours, in the crease of above it to open up a look a little. They all blend and swatch great, nice pigmentation. I haven't experienced any fallout.
Bottom row - in general you will find here shades that can be used to deepen the crease, all over the lid for a matte smoked effect or in outer corner to add dimension. I experienced a little fallout with 4th shade. Again pigmentation and blending is excellent. Can't fault them. I really like the last shade as we don't always need a black.
I am giving this palette a great score of 4* out of five for being a perfect transition colours compilation. All the shades blend amazing, have a good to great pigmentation and it's a perfect add on to any collection. It's so important to own at least one all matte, neutral palette to be able to create a range of daytime to evening looks. These days palettes are lacking transition shades sometimes and with a great quality at an amazing price, look no further than Freedom Makeup London Pro 12 Audacious Mattes Palette :)
Let me know what your thoughts are at this little gem :) And if you're looking to add this on to your collection, click here to buy for £4.00 only. Freedom is now widely available in larger Superdrug stores, have you checked it the counter came to yours yet? Let me and others know in the comments below :) Both website and Superdrug now offer 3 for 2 across all makeup, so if there ever was a time to shop - it is now :)
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