I know, I know – my last post featured a Crownbrush Highlighting palette and this is about the Crownbrush Scandalous Eyeshadow Palette*; but you know, I thought they deserved separate posts! You all know me, I adore eyeshadow, and warm tones especially make my green eyes pop. I feel like these really burnt orange and red shades are so popular at the moment, so I can see why Crownbrush have brought out this beauty! One thing I can immediately say is that it was fab to photograph – the shades really pop on camera.
Crownbrush Scandalous Eyeshadow Palette Review | Overview
The Crownbrush Scandalous eyeshadow palette features 35 shades and retails for £22.99 over on the Crownbrush website.
It’s a shame that there are no shade names on the palette, so when you see my swatches below, I’ve just swatched each row individually. The packaging is a simple, black plastic case – which although it isn’t luxurious (not that for the price and the number of shadows I would expect it to be), is extremely practical for either travel or if you’re a working makeup artist. I think some of the shades, although I feel like I’ve seen so many warm-brown palettes at this point in time, are actually surprisingly unique. This is particularity in reference to the almost neon corals in this palette – they’re stunning! One word of caution with these, I do find that these neon shades are quite hard to remove – get some heavy duty cleanser.
I’ve also really been enjoying using the rose gold eyeshadow brushes that I was sent (see this post) to apply these shades, as they make the perfect pair. I find that the blender brush from that range is fast becoming my go to brush! I definitely need to try more of their eyeshadow brushes.
Crownbrush Scandalous Eyeshadow Palette Review | Close up & Swatches
The majority of these shades I found to be nicely pigmented and smooth, with the shimmers/metallics being particularly gorgeous. There were a few matte shades that were slightly less intense, but I found these to blend well regardless, although I did find I needed to build them up for full pigment. I found this to be the case with shades like the 6th shade along in the second row.
The neon orange (5th shade along in the top row) and coral (5th shade along in the third row) are done particularly well and some of my absolute favourites in the palette. I would also say that about the deeper matte shades in the palette (row 5), which are often where I find other palettes fall short. The Crownbrush Scandalous eyeshadow palette really kicks it up a gear when it comes to these and I’ve been reaching for this palette for these shades alone.
I also really enjoy that this palette contains some more unusual mustard tones as well as your classic browns for mattes and to be far, who doesn’t love a copper, metallic shadow. In the swatches below, you’ll see what I mean about the fantastic pigmentation on the dark mattes in the last row.
Crownbrush Scandalous Eyeshadow Palette Review | Swatches ROW 1 & 2
Crownbrush Scandalous Eyeshadow Palette Review | Swatches ROW 3 & 4
Crownbrush Scandalous Eyeshadow Palette Review | Swatches ROW 5
If you’re after an extremely good value and (more to the point) good quality palette that sits very much in the warm colour spectrum, then this is definitely for you! The shades in this palette are so vibrant that as the weather turns warmer, I’ll definitely be using this for spring/summer looks. In fact, I’ve already made a fair dent in the coral shade.
I was talking a wander around their website earlier and also think that their Timeless Eyeshadow palette looks like it would be gorgeous – so if you’re not much of a warm toned gal, as I know that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, maybe check that out! I can only imagine the quality is similarly impressive for the price.