Everyone has already heard about the brand Fenty Beauty which was created by Rihanna. I personally heard a lot about that one, but never tried any products (but I do tested it in a store)!
So, shortly after Christmas (26th of December to be precise) Fenty Beauty released a new collection of 8 eyeshadow pallets that are possible to attach to each other. I looked through all of them and could not pick anything I liked, mostly because all peachy-pinky-red eyeshadows are not a surprise for a beauty maniac. But, the Snap Shadows palette in the shade 7 Cadet caught my attention among the other 7 pieces. I do not have an analog of that one in my “warehouse” so I decided to go with that one!
I also have to mention, that I did not test the Snap Shadows in a store, and just ordered it online.
Design. The eyeshadows are placed in a carton matte black box: on the front side of the box is possible to find number 7 which is kinda “sprayed” in light pink, the name of the brand and the name of the eyeshadow collection. On the backside of the package it is possible to find the following; “Super rich colour. Easy to blend. Palettes snap together: pair your faves” (keep this promises in mind) and the list of ingredients. On the rib of the package it is possible to see a picture of all colours from the palette.
The weight of the palette is 6 grams and it is produced in USA.
The palette itself is packed in one more pink carton box inside the black one. I assume it supposes to protect the palette from scratches and breaking during the delivery process.
The palette itself is made from a white good-quality glossy plastic. The package feels pretty solid, but the palette is just tiny. I knew that there are only 6 shades, but that one is just tiniest (less than 7,5 cm) I’ve seen for 25 bucks.
On the backside it’s possible to find the name of the shades. Inside the palette is a mirror with a name of the brand, and no brush (
expected) but there is protecting plastic between the eyeshadows and the mirror.
Shade, texture and applying. As I said before the Snap Shadows by Fenty Beauty in the shade 7 Cadet has 6 eyeshadows in 2 textures (metallic and matte). All of them have different technical characteristics, so I suggest to go through all of them one by one.
Let’s start with the first row:
Money Mission – a well-pigmented gold duochrome shade with green-ish reflux. The texture is soft and gives a little bit of an oily feeling. It applied without problem with both finger and brush.
Take Cover – quite warm matte shade of sandy brown with a yellow undertone. The texture is very dry, the pigmentation is almost absent and gives color with a squeak, the eyeshadows give a pretty chalky feeling, but this one is still possible to blend.
Glammo Camo – a matte and well pigmented cool-toned dark grey shade. The texture feels dry but way softer than a Take Cover one, the eyeshadows are a bit dusty while applying but it is blendable.
The second row:
Phatigue – a subtle matte olive shade. The texture feels a bit dry, and actually feels the same as Glammo Camo. The eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable but a bit chalky.
She Salute – this is my fav shade (almost bought this palette because of it), it is a mustard matte shade. This shade is well-pigmented, blendable but also a bit chalky and can get dusty while applying.
Good Cookie – a copper metallic shade. The shade is pigmented, has a very soft texture and has no problem with the application.
The eyeshadows behave pretty well throughout the day (applied on eyeshadow base), it is blendable (well, almost all of them), it does not fall out or creasing and caking. \
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Overall, the Snap Shadows by Fenty Beauty in the shade 7 Cadet turned out to be very controversial, so I will try to be consistent.
First of all, the pigmentation of most of the colors is decent except Take Cover. All matte shadows have a very dry texture and therefore getting dusty while applying.
For the second, the fill weight is 6 grams (means 1 gram for each refill), and you have to pay for it 25 dollars (around 22.50 euro) on the official website. I assume we mostly pay here for the brand, marketing, and packaging. In my opinion, the quality does not really correspond to the price and for the same money the ColourPop could serve you better.
I am happy with the colors, because I do not have anything like that in my collection, but otherwise I am not sure I want to recommend it for purchase.