MeMeMe Ultimate Eye Palette in Rich Plum

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I was sent the Ultimate Plum Palette by the lovely folk at MeMeMe to play around with and share my findings. I'm a massive fan of their baked shadows (have a peep at my post here) so couldn't want to try out my smokey eye skillz with a regular pressed eyeshadow. Yeah I just spelt skills with a z.

To be brutally honest I felt this palette was a bit "so so" and I've kind of struggled to write a post about it. There are things I really like and things I wasn't too (roy)keen on so it's probs best to split this post into pros and cons and let you be the judge.

Pros

The colours in the pan are gorgeous. Shimmery and delicious purples and silvers run alongside neutrals making this palette perfect for travelling if you have to pack light. The mate black shade is also really matte indeed and it was pretty difficult scrubbing this off my arm! As with most palettes there's a decent sized mirror for "on the go" application, and it comes with a fluffy brush as opposed to a cheapy sponge eyeshadow applicator.

Cons

Although the colours are beautiful and look amazing once applied, application took forever due to the amount of fall out. There was loads. It dusted all over my cheeks and I looked like a chimney sweep. You also need to sort of layer the eyeshadow in order to get the best colour payoff. As you can see from my swatches above, the colour comes off quite sheer at first - but layering = more fallout!
The other downside is the price, it's not extortionate at £15 but there are a lot of drugstore brands out there doing the same sort of thing for the £7 mark.

So those are my thoughts, granted it's not the best review as I'm sat on the fence with this. I loved the finish result but it took a long ol' time and a lot of concealer.

Have you tried any of the MeMeMe shadows? What did you think to them?

9 comments

  1. This looks amazing, I tend to just stick to neutral colours but would love a cheap palette to get me going on other colours.
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  2. It looks a lot like the Barry M palettes, which are around £6. It's a shame it was so 'meh'.

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  3. Such pretty colours! I'm such a terrible girl when it comes to make-up, I don't think I have ever applied eye shadow! x

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  5. Great to see an honest review :-)
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  7. I haven't heard of this brand but the colors look really pretty!! Although I'm not as brave as I used to be when it comes to wearing colors. Nowadays I just stick to browns.

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