One of my plans for 2020 is to start a new series, where I’ll be sharing an AliExpress product every Saturday throughout the year. I love luxury beauty, and the experience that comes with using luxurious products but there’s something so satisfying about discovering a budget beauty gem. Kicking off my first post in my year long series is this beauty of a palette. I am a big fan of the Lime Crime eyeshadow formula, and absolutely love the Lime Crime Venus III Eyeshadow Palette. Lime Crime have really unique shade ranges within their palettes, and I’ve been lusting after their Venus XL 2 Palette ever since it launched. It’s one of their large palettes, containing eighteen shades and it’s £56. Although I really like the eyeshadow formula, I just wasn’t sure the shade range within the Venus XL 2 Palette was for me, so when I saw the UCANBE Magic Spell Eyeshadow Palette with a very similar colour scheme, I was instantly sold.
UCANBE are an affordable beauty brand with their very own website, but you can also find their products on eBay and AliExpress. A lot of the UCANBE products are ‘inspired’ by higher end products, but they’re not creating fakes or counterfeit items. Shades and layouts may be very similar to the higher end product, but the packaging and shade names are completely different. I’ve tried a few UCANBE products thus far, and I’ve been impressed, so I couldn’t wait to try the UCANBE Magic Spell Eyeshadow Palette, especially as it was only £6.92 from the UCANBE Offiical Store on AliExpress.
The UCANBE Magic Spell Eyeshadow Palette is packaged within a pink cardboard palette, with a book of spells theme. There’s a decent sized mirror in the lid, and it has a sleeve to keep the palette protected. Inside the palette there are a total of eight powder eyeshadows, which are all individually named. I really liked the muted greens and browns within the Lime Crime Venus XL 2 Palette, but I just wasn’t sure I could pull the shades off, so I thought this palette was the perfect way to give them a go, and see if I could make them work.
Usually Makeup Revolution and W7 create ‘dupes’ for any new higher end palettes, but I’ve not seen any of the drugstore brands create a dupe for the Lime Crime Palette yet but it’d be good if they did, as the Lime Crime version has been very popular. The UCANBE Magic Spell Eyeshadow Palette contains four different finishes for the powder eyeshadows; matte, foil, metallic and sheer iridescent.
UCANBE Magic Spell Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches
I really didn’t expect the quality of the UCANBE Magic Spell Eyeshadow Palette to be as amazing as it is. There isn’t one disappointing shade within the palette, and the paler shades perform much better on the lids when layered over primer. However, some of them are meant to be sheer iridescent in formula, and those work better when applied with a finger tip. For £7 this is a fantastic palette, and I love how the shades complement each other. I particularly like the marbled finish shadows as they look so sparkly and dimensional on the lid, and I can’t wait to try more from the UCANBE brand if this palette is anything to go by.
You can purchase the palette from the Official UCANBE Store right here, with free UK shipping.
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