December is always a 15 eyeshadow palette from Starlooks Starbox. I really liked last year’s palette, so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep this one or not. I was waiting until I saw it. I waffled for about a day and decided that I did really like it a lot! So, you will see swatches here!
We’re in a Holi-daze here at the Starlooks HQ – busting out December Starboxes in time for Christmas, with lipstick stained Egg Nog Lattes in hand and joy in our hearts!
A festive red box for the holidays with a green metallic ribbon
And here it is!
image from http://www.vintagemermaid.com
This is the Mermaid (Ultimate Satin) palette (15es10). It is a brand new configuration to Starlooks and I love the diversity of colors and I do think that Starlooks nailed the Mermaid theme quite well! There are only two mattes in this collection ~ last row, the first two colors on the left. The rest are all shimmery-satin shades.
I am actually following the order of the colors in the palette! I am showing two shots for each row, the top shot is with flash and the bottom flash is in natural light ~ hence its out of focus look. I swatched the colors over Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion.
Top Row: This is the lightest row and with the exception of the last color, I did have to swipe the color 2-3 times. This row reminds me of the color of sandy beaches.
Middle Row: This row is heavily pigmented except the first color ~ which I swiped the color 2-3 times. All others were swiped once. This reminds me of the colors at sunrise and sunset, along the seaside craggy cliffs.
Bottom Row: All heavily pigmented. One swipe to get these colors. The first two colors are matte shades. The colors of the ocean and a mermaid’s tail, plus the glittering black of the deep ocean depths, where no light is to be found.
I love the theme of the eyeshadow palette ~ great earthy tones with some beautiful teals and greens ~ just my style! The total value of this box was $99.00 and I paid $17.68. Now, I do quibble over the $99.00 “value”, but this palette to me is worth more than what I paid for it, obviously!
Did you subscribe to Starlooks Starbox? If so, what did you think of this month’s box?
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