Have you ever bought an eyeshadow palette off-the-cuff without any preconceived notions or expectations? Just a blind makeup buy? A beauty “Hail Mary”, if you will? Well, that’s how this baby came into my possession. I wanted to try something new with bright, sunset colors that could take me out of my comfort zone. You know – cause I’m basic and boring as shit. So, is the Violet Voss Hashtag palette worth a first or even second glance? Continue reading for a full review PLUS swatches, pictures, and maybe a photo or 2.
Violet Voss Hashtag Pro Eyeshadow Palette Review
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The Violet Voss Hashtag Pro Eyeshadow Palette is limited-edition and retails for $45. It features 20 shadows total. Of those 20 shadows, 9 are matte and 11 are foiled metallics. The shade range is reminiscent of the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette. However, the Violet Voss has more shadows for less money and offers neutral shades (for basic women like myself) thrown in the mix.
The packaging is glossy, black cardboard (kinda cheap looking) with a secure magnetic closure. It’s solid, sturdy, and great for travel. Once opened, it has a good quality mirror with cute, scalloped edges. There is also a pesky plastic sheet that covers the shadows…throws away immediately. Each shade name is conveniently written on the palette with rose gold lettering.
I’m gonna be honest here; I was expecting very poor quality. The $65 Huda Beauty palette is beautiful, but has mixed reviews across the board. I wrongly assumed this would be a cheap knock-off. WRONG! Surprisingly, swatch after swatch I was left more and more impressed. See the swatches below without primer or powder.
The shadows are ultra pigmented, buttery-soft, and perform amazing on the eyes. Blendability is great with synthetic and natural hair brushes. Every shade out-performed both Viseart AND Natasha Denona shadows. You heard it right. Those are some of the best and most expensive shadows on the market. Wearability is a generous 7 – 8 hours before fading or becoming patchy.
Overall, I am blown away with the quality of these shadows. Why hasn’t anyone mentioned them sooner? I’ve missed out! I will definitely be trying more of Violet Voss palettes in the future. If you’re in the market for a new, amazing palette with bright, lively tones that will transform your look, please give this one a try.
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