It's only recently that I've discovered my fascination for makeup. I find myself reading more on makeup via blogs, tutorials, etc. That fascination led me to my first palette - the Fashion 21 Color Set. I originally wanted the dollface palettes but changed my mind when I saw this at Beauty by SM. Priced at P375 for 48 colors. I'd say that's a good deal especially for a newbie like me.
I'm going to hold off purchasing the dollface palettes until I get the hang of blending, contouring, mixing and matching. For that price, I think this is perfect for my practice arsenal.
The colors are shimmery and the pigments are good. I say good, not great. I have to apply a couple of times to make the light colored eyeshadows visible. Staying power is good. I wore this yesterday to church/mall and today in the office. I didn't need to retouch. But I brought my Maybelline Quad E/S just in case.
It also didn't give me allergies, itchy eyes or rashes and bumps. Ever Bilena does. I was surprised that the packaging doesn't look too cheap. This comes in a black velvet pouch. The cover is actually silver plastic. It comes with a mirror inside the cover and 2 useless applicators. Bravo to the local makeup industry. I guess the quality is good because Fashion21 is partners with Fanny Serrano who also has his own makeup line under the same company. For international readers, Fanny Serrano is a famous makeup artist here in the Philippines. He's the preferred makeup artist of Sharon Cuneta and has been around for decades.
Without further ado, I present to you the swatches:
From top row to bottom.
Thanks to MB and mom for modelling the swatches!
I'm going to use this on my cousin for her prom on Saturday (which is also my birthday). I'll take pictures and show you the results.
Is it worth it? Absolutely! Will I repurchase? Not for a long time. = )