Love in Paris is a new line of palettes that were recently released for Spring 2013. There are twelve different palette shades to choose from, and I went with the neutral Parisian Chic.
Parisian Chic contains nine eyeshadows and a double ended sponge tip applicator. There are three different finishes in this palette: The top row are satin, the middle are matte, and the bottom are shimmer.
Claims: "Use this adorable travel friendly kit with the included applicator through every voyage and adventure for creating captivating looks and touch ups."
Pigmentation There isn't any pigmentation here! An eyeshadow primer would be a must.
Finish/Texture: There are various finishes as I explained above satin, matte, and shimmer. The texture of each shadow is dry and chalky. Some shades have lots of fallout too.
Lasting Power: I can't imagine these lasting long on the eyes at all. I didn't bother wearing them because of the poor pigmentation.
Packaging: The packaging is travel-friendly and has a sturdy design. The design is the best aspect of this palette! The cheap applicator doesn't have any use for me though.
Price Availability: I paid $10 at Target
- Sturdy, convenient packaging
- Wide color selection
- Nice idea to have varying finishes/neutrals
- Poor pigmentation
- Tons of fallout
- Dry/chalky texture
- Primer is a must
I felt like this palette was just a waste. These shadows are so dry, difficult to work with, and have tons of fallout. The pigmentation is so poor, that a primer is a must. I prefer to buy and use eyeshadows that are already good quality on their own. I also wanted to mention that these smelled really odd, like chicken soup. I have no idea why they smell that way, but it grossed me out! The quality in the NYX single eyeshadows are a million times better than this palette.
When primer is a must, I'm less likely to wear an eyeshadow in general, so I personally would never use this palette. I returned it right after swatching!