One of my favourite eyeshadow palettes is the Soap and Glory The Perfect Ten Palette which Soap and Glory launched as part of their Christmas gifting collection back in October when it was £16, although due to popular demand, they made it a permanent fixture within their makeup range with a lower price of £10. When I found that they had launched two new palettes to join their The Perfect Ten Palette; the UltiMATTE Collection and Kick Into Neutral Palette, I was very excited and I couldn’t wait to try them. The Soap and Glory The UltiMATTE Collection Eyeshadow Palette £13 has the same cardboard packaging as the Perfect Ten Palette, which is compact and lightweight with a mirror within the lid.
The Soap and Glory The UltiMATTE Collection Eyeshadow Palette is a completely matte, neutral eyeshadow palette with ten eyeshadows and a small double ended eyeshadow brush which is so much better than a double ended sponge tip applicator like most budget brands favour. Soap and Glory describe the shadows as having a no flake, no crease and no fade formula which lasts which I feel is absolutely spot on with the Perfect Ten Palette as the shadows are just amazingly pigmented and easy to apply and blend.
Cat Got The… – a cool toned pale cream.
Take a Sand – a pale beige.
Pink-Tuitive – a very pale pink toned cream.
Rudy Judy – a warm toned pale cream.
Okay Cocoa – a grey toned brown.
Conker All – a warm chocolate brown.
Pebble Power – a cool toned grey.
Stone Age – a dark navy.
Mauve Over – a pinky toned brown.
Liquorice – an intense black.
The first four shades within the palette are exceptionally pale in tone so they barely show up on my skintone but they work well as base shades all over the lid when using the other shades through the crease and outer corner. The shadows are all very soft and creamy, and even though quite a few shades are pale, they’re still impressively pigmented with not one disappointing shade within the lineup.
I’ve always find matte eyeshadows to be either done really well, or the complete opposite where they’re lacking pigment and blendability but I’m pleased to report that the Soap and Glory The UltiMATTE Collection Eyeshadow Palette is definitely an example of a matte palette being done well.
The only slight downside to the palette is that all of the shades create quite a lot of fallout as they’re extremely soft and a little dusty however by applying your foundation prior to your eyeshadow, this resolves any fallout issues affecting your foundation application.
The shadows all apply and blend really well with or without an eyeshadow primer and they really do have have a crease, fade and flake free formula which blends with very little effort. I do wish that the palette had a few mid-toned shades instead of four super pale shades, but regardless, this is a fantastic palette and really great value with each shade working out at just £1.30 each.
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