City Color Hypnotic Palette ($15.99 at CityColorCosmetics.com).
While I'm not a fan of creating bright, bold eye looks on myself per se, I've seen lots of gals I follow on Instagram rocking absolutely stunning colorful looks. So I wanted to grab this palette and swatch it for you guys, as it could be an affordable alternative to some of the palettes I mentioned earlier.
Let's take a look!
The Hypnotic Palette comes in a cardboard palette that's very slim and travel-friendly. It doesn't include a brush or a mirror but I don't really mind since I rarely use either one in my palettes anyway.
Inside, there are ten colorful shimmer shades, one satin taupe, and one matte black. Overall, I would have preferred a few more matte shades in the palette since creating an all-shimmer look can be tricky...but that's not to say that you can't dip into another palette if you need to.
In the past, I've noticed City Color's formula to be hit or miss, especially with their matte shades...some can be creamy and pigmented while others are dry and dusty. But one thing's for sure, they usually do shimmer shades really well, which is a good thing for this palette since almost every shade has a shimmer finish.
If you're familiar with the individual Shimmer Shadows from City Color, you'll recognize that the formula of the shadows in this palette is the same. Each one is really soft and buttery, with a creamy feel. They go on intensely pigmented in one swipe as you'll see in the swatches below. Even the black shade, which is matte, has a soft and creamy feel. Also, they do produce a little bit of fallout but it doesn't bother me at all.
You can find it at CityColorCosmetics.com for $15.99...and use code BudgetBeautyBlog to save 10% off your entire order.
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