Hello pretty ladies!
So today arrived in my mailbox is this Love Palette from Em Cosmetics by Michelle Phan!! Can’t express enough how happy I am since I currently live in Sydney, and Em’s products are not available in Australia yet! Thank you my lovely friend who placed the order on my behalf <3<3<3
I’ve been a fan of Michelle Phan for a long time, and really admire her work and skills That’s why when she launched her makeup line I can’t help but do ANYTHING to get the items hahaha
The parcel arrived in gorgeous packaging! Totally lightened my mood!
She did not forget to include a lovely postcard
I purchased the Life Palette in Love and lips palette in Pink. Since the shipping from US to Australia is quite dear, I allow myself to choose one palette only. I’m currently working so I thought I would have chosen the Career Life Palette instead. After checking all the shades, I think this Love palette can offer me the Career look, the dating look, and casual going out look. So to test the palette out, my final choice would be the Love palette (I’ll wait until next year when she ships to Australia, prolly I can get the rest lol
They also provide the stickers for each of the look, so I decided to stick them on ^___^
Ingredients for the lips palette (I pay attention to it, just in case there was lead in there I would have chucked it away straightaway :P)
Under the sunlight 😉
Small brush for eye shadows application I just thought she should have her logo ‘Em’ on the brush…Just thought it looked a bit dodgy like this (although the quality is superb!)
Small tool to move the shadows and lip colours to other places
Beautiful lips colors! Very creamy and moisturing <3
One other thing is that the extra travel palette comes with the pack and the lips palette are of the SAME size, and no labelling. So I thought this would be quite confusing. I’d prefer them to have a pink shade, or some stickers/writing to help you differentiate if they’re all in your handbag (I imagine when I have like 3-4 of them in my handbag it would be quite frustrating to keep getting the wrong one!)
Look 1: Warm Fuzzies
This is also my favourite look. Using the colors in this section, I get this look
Look 2: The real me – A very nude, natural look. Most of the shadows are very neutral, and on my skin tone weren’t very noticeable
At first I didn’t really like this, but then I thought it would be perfect for those days that I don’t feel like applying too much make yet can still define my facial features
Look 3: Girl time – the most colorful look in the palette, give you a very vibrant look that brightens the face, this sure will be my go-to when summer comes XD! I love the pink shadow in this section, it’s not too overwhelming pink <3
Look 4: All yours – these colors help creating perfect smokey eyes, and some shadows are very shimmery, I think this would be great for night out, or and cocktail parties at work will be perfect too! ^___^ In this section there’s a milky lip gloss that reminds me of the Dolly Wink lipgloss, very doll-like <3
Thought I would do a demo on my face too :”) I didn’t apply a lot, and no eyes primer so I’m sure the effect will be doubled if I do a proper one hehe
Last but NOT least! The lips palette swatches!
I’m sure I will be able to create my different lips shades from this palette. However I’m not a big fan of clear gloss so I won’t be using the gloss too much. I love all the other shades tho ^__^ next time I will get the Coral palette for sure!
One down side of this palette I found, was the brush. I wish it was double-ended, with one brush end, and one spoon end so I can scoop the colors out easily without contaminating them with other colors, and would help the blending so much more…guess I’ll help to deal with it then
Is it worth the price? I’d say I’ll be willing to pay this price for this palette. The eye shadows, to me, are of the same quality as MAC’s. Lip colors are amazing. I usually spend around $15-$30 for each of such lips colours so yes, I’m satisfied.
I hope they did design some lid/cover for the lips colours in palette so that the dust from the shadows do not get stuck/attracted to them and dirty them…
I hope Michelle will keep improving her products in the future
Hope you guys find this review useful. Any questions please drop in the comment section. And hopefully Australia will get access to Em Cosmetics soon ^_^
Anyways, thanks for reading the review