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Beauty report: Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette

Words by RACHEL KRASKY

The quality is REALLY good.

Name: Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette
Price: $82
What it is: A limited-edition eyeshadow palette with 16 long-wearing Moroccan-inspired shades ranging from matte to shimmer finishes
Available from: sephora.com.au

How it feels/smells/looks

It’s no surprise that Rihanna, as always, has nailed her packaging. This palette is sturdy, without being too big and looks stunning on my vanity with its unique deep blue shell. The mirror inside is also an A+++. The thing that did surprise me most about this palette, though, was the quality of the shadows. They are REALLY good – blendable, buildable and velvety smooth, applying really nicely to the eye. They are easy to buff out, but also build up nicely making it a quality product. You’ve got 16 richly pigmented shades and finishes to pick from, designed for all skin tones –from smokey bolds to spicy brights and savoury neutrals with literally every type of finish possible (matte, satin, pearl, metallic, and shimmer).

Why I like it

Beyond their high quality, I like the uniqueness of some of the colours in here. One of my favourites is the gold glitter, which has hints of lime throughout to give it a really beautiful and bold finish, unlike any other gold I have in my collection. The warm tones in here are really dreamy and can be worn during the day but there are also some great smoky options to really take your look into the night. The best thing about this palette is that it’s something a bit different to everything else in the marketplace right now. Instead of being quite one-dimensional, it includes both warm and cooler tones that can be used day and night, making it a unique addition to your product rotation.

Areas for improvement

As much as I like the uniqueness of some of the shades in this palette, I personally find quite a few of them unwearable. Out of the 16 shades, around six are pinks and purples, which I rarely reach for. It’s also missing a darker shadow which can be used on the outer corner of the eye to help define or finish off a look. If it had some more universal tones for every day, it would be a new favourite for sure.

3.5/5

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