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I’m a sucker for eyeshadow palettes, I can’t get enough of them and I can never have too many. I’m a serious habitual hoarder when it comes to palettes and I would say Im not a fan of all of them.
When it comes to eyeshadow palettes I look for three things. Intense pigment, easily blendable, and price. I don’t necessarily run to sephora to get the newest palette on the market it makes me cringe when I think about spending over 50 dollars for eyeshadow.
So whats a girl to do?
You get your hands on a affordable palette, that’s what you do. So over the Black Friday Weekend I was able to get my hands on the Maybelline Soda Pop Palette, I was super excited I couldn’t stop talking about it so I figured I’d write about it.
I purchased mine at the Harmon Value Store and used my Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off coupon, which made this purchase even better. At Walgreens and Walmart it came out to $14.00 which still isn’t bad but you can get your hands on it from amazon for just under 10 dollars!
More About the Palette
Soda Pop comes with 12 different shades and the cool thing about this palette is it comes with 6 shimmer shades and 6 matte shades. For those of you that prefer to have matte like myself this is a great palette to experiment with shimmer shades.
The packaging is plastic which is what I prefer for cleaning purposes, I love my ABH palettes but once those get dirty its over.
I’ve noticed scented palettes are a thing now and I feel like I smell a small hint of scents but nothing unbearable. After I did some reading I noticed that this palette is advertising that there is a soda pop scent so that makes sense.
The textures of the shadows are more on the creamy side vs the chalky side. I have the Blushed palette from Maybelline and I wasn’t the biggest fan because my shades were chalky (maybe I purchased a bad one)
Swatches with First Impressions
Lets start with the shimmer shades- these were very pigmented which is what I was expecting so that is nice. The Matte shades were okay with the exception of the two shades Ginger Ale and Chilling. Im sure on different skin tones there will be a difference in pigments.
There were 2 shades that I had to swatch twice and that was Ginger Ale and Chilling. The textures were smooth they just didn’t show up very pigmented. I would say these are buildable but these are also the first shades you will apply so this may not be a problem.
For my first look I used surprisingly 6 shades and thats because I couldn’t make up my mind with what I wanted to use. I used Sugar High, Cola Float, crushing, Grape Pop, Cherry on Top and Cherry Cola.
I had fun with this palette and I got what I expected which is always nice. For me I can use this as an everyday palette but I like to do colorful looks so if you’re more on the reserved side this still can work you just won’t love all the shades.
One thing I thought was really cool was on the back of the palette it gives 3 different looks you can create with instructions on how to achieve those looks.
I would definitely recommend this palette, and this could be a great stocking stuffer for the tweens/teens in your house! I would say this is an exciting way to play with color and not get overwhelmed. The layout is nice, and it tells you ways to get fun looks.
I wouldn’t knock it until you try it and this is one of those palettes you just want to have on deck for fun flirty looks! Let me know what you think!