I live for a bold and bright eyeshadow palette because although, neutral shades are more wearable and user-friendly, I’ve always loved vibrant hues that challenged my creativity. A well-done, colorful eye look is so intriguing and eye-catching, and for the longest time, I was heavily inspired by makeup creations that involved vivid colors and intricate application techniques.
When I first saw the limited edition ElectroPOP Pro Eyeshadow Palette ($57.00 for 12 x 1.5 g) from Kevyn Aucoin, I immediately applauded the brand for releasing such a colorful assortment of eyeshadows, varying from the exhausted warm brown neutral color scheme that’s been popping up non-stop. This palette includes twelve eyeshadows with eleven metallic shades and one satin matte black. The black eyeshadow works as a transforming base for the other shimmering colors, which helps to intensify their vibrancy and create a multidimensional effect.
The palette is set up simply and beautifully with three rows of eyeshadows that consists of four colors in each section, ranging from light neutrals to pink tones to dark cooler shades; I’m a huge fan of the sleek aesthetic, clean presentation, and color selection.
These eyeshadows have a creamy texture with some colors feeling a bit more gritty than others because of the glitter infusion, but they’re incredibly pigmented, nonetheless, with the exception of Laser, which has a sheerer finish than the rest of the group. They swatched effortlessly and revealed a rich pigmentation that appeared just as vibrant once applied onto the eyes. It’s suggested that for best results, these colors should be applied with fingers for maximum color payoff, however, brushes worked just fine for me (for a highly saturated result, press the color on firmly with a flat eyeshadow brush). I had no difficulties working with these colors — they applied smoothly, blended effortlessly, and were easily build-able. There were minimal fall-outs and the colors lasted well during the six hours that I wore them with minor creasing. I definitely recommend wearing these eyeshadows over a primer or base to help them adhere to the skin, not that they don’t already, but it’s always good to have that extra layer underneath the colors to extend their longevity and deepen their coloration for a more vivid finish. The more that I play and experiment with this palette, the more that I love it — I’m certainly a fan! It’s such a stunning palette and I anticipate getting lots of usage out of it.
This palette contains the shades:
- Light – frosty light cream with a silvery sheen
- Beam – pale yellow gold
- Ultraviolet – muted mauve with a soft green shift
- Charge – golden brown
- Switch – cool fuchsia pink with a blue shift
- Laser – medium pink with heavy glitter
- Heat – coppery red with an orange undertone
- Fuse – soft sparkly plum
- Amp – deep mint green
- Impulse – dark greenish teal
- Hardwire – bluish purple
- Blackout – rich satin black
I ended up creating two ultra electric makeup looks with this palette.
For the first look, I used nine out of twelve shades to create this vibrant smokey eye.
- Charge – Crease
- Hardwire – Center Lid
- Amp – Outer Lid
- Impulse – Outer Lid / Outer Lower Lash Line
- Switch – Inner Lid
- Heat – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Beam – Brow Bone / Inner Lower Lash Line
- Light – Tear Duct
- Blackout – Outer Lower Lash Line
I also mixed Light and Switch together, and wore them as my cheek highlight, and they looked absolutely stunning!
The second look is a super intense cut-crease with crystal and glitter accents.
I used the colors:
- Blackout – Crease / Outer Lid / Lower Lash Line
- Amp – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Heat – Outer Lid
- Switch – Center Lid
- Beam – Inner Lid / Tear Duct / Brow Bone
- Hardwire – Lower Lash Line
- Laser – Lower Lash Line
For my nose and cheek highlight, I combined Light and Beam to give my skin a gleaming radiance.
Let me know which of these two looks was your favorite? Mine, of course, was the cut-crease one. 🙂
Thank you so much for reading!
(I received this product complimentary of Keyvn Aucoin. The opinions are 100% my own.)