The best kind of eyeshadow palette is one where you can choose all the colors yourself. Agree/ agree? I've been collecting MAC eyeshadows in the 15-pan palette, but I haven't completed it yet considering it costs roughly P16,000 all things considered. I also have a Shu Uemura customizeable palette (one of my faves!) but it costs around P4,000 for a four-color case. Not too bad if you don't mind investing, but if you're a student on a budget, that can be unrealistic.
So when I was a student, guess what I got for myself? Artdeco eyeshadows! I think I had six of them back then. Since I was too cheap to buy the magnetic palette, I kept them in a small tin case that used to house chocolates. What can I say - when you're saving, you have to improvise!
That's not to say that Artdeco eyeshadows are cheap ha. They're still pricey at P350 each, with the palette selling for P450 (four slots, if I remember correctly). If you want to fill up a quad, that'll set you back P1,850. But compare it to other customizeable brands I mentioned above, and it will come up fairly affordable. Expensive yes, but affordable if you're looking for that one special palette.
L-R: 247, 259, 05, 268
The quality of the eyeshadows are good. They're pigmented, smooth, and well-milled although they're not as rich as a MAC or a Shu shadow of course. Just use a base to make them truly opaque (try the ArtDeco Eyeshadow Base - it's fantastic!).
The palette has a magnetic strip at the bottom where you just attach the colors as is. Unlike with MAC where you can to go through pain (literally) to remove the shadow from the packaging, Artdeco eyeshadows are ready to snap on. You can also place a blush (three slots) or a concealer (two slots) instead of eyeshadows if that's more your thing.
There's also a 12-pan custom box where you can put pretty much anything you want. Aside from eyeshadows, blushes, and concealers, Artdeco also sells their eyebrow powders in the snap-on magnetic pans.
Photo via Bless My Bag. Check out Julia's comprehensive review!
Super neat right? So yes, if you want to create The Ultimate Palette, you should definitely try out the products from Artdeco. Like I said in my brand review before, it's the brand to go for when you want pro quality makeup for much less. :)
As usual, let me know what you think!
Artdeco is available in all Beauty Bar branches