This is the Violet Voss Drenched Metal palette. They previously released the Holy Grail palette which was all warm shades, this palette followed shortly there after and they just recently done a collab with influencer Laura Lee. So as I have a ton of warm shades I wanted the one with more variety of color, not just bright colors but different colors. This one has some odd shades in it and I love that about it.
My chief complaint is that there is only 2 real matte shades in this palette of 20 shadows. Luckily one matte shade is a peach shade which is my go to for a transition shade. The other is a basic black that is a bit dry to me and not the darkest black I've ever tried, but it still works. Most of the shades are gorgeous. I'm especially partial to Huntress and Frisky. "I'm So Fancy" is beautiful but I found it harder to work with. It was almost foiled in texture so I tried applying it with my finger and a brush and it wasn't as vibrant as I wanted it to be. It showed up well enough but not what I expected. Same with Dark Desires it doesn't show up as vibrant on the skin as it does in the pan. It's still very pretty though. Like I said, this has a variety of colors in it and I love that. Some are a bit similar in tone so they don't look extremely different to each other. It tends to be the more neutral shades that are similar to each other. A few shades anyway.
The things that I love about this is even though the packaging is cardboard and simple, I really like it because it's super thin, light, and easy to carry. Also it has 20 good size shades to it. Which is awesome and most or at least 80% of the palette is super pigmented and good quality. The only other bummer is this palette is in the $50 range. While I think this is a good palette and yes you get 20 shades, I feel for the packaging, and some of the shades being very similar to each other or harder to work with, $50 seems a bit much. I would've like to have seen this $35-$40 maybe. That's just me though. Like I said the 20 shades is very hard to beat. Violet Voss is such an affordable brand though, I guess that's why this price tag is hard to digest for me. That's just my thoughts though. You could feel completely different and that's fine.
The swatches above are the 1st two rows in the palette. All swatches has only 1 swipe.
So from left to right:
Poppin - a really gorgeous pale pink and gold duo chrome. Has to be built up though.
Kisses - pale pink champagne shimmer which is very pigmented. A bit darker than Poppin.
Confession- dead on dupe for the Mai Tai duo chrome from Makeup Geek. I love it.
Crushed It - Rose Gold shimmer. Very pigmented.
Secret - matte peach with some brown tones. A bit darker than Peach Smoothie from MUG.
I'm So Fancy - a foiled type aqua green shade. It was hard to work with in my opinion.
Mermaid Vixen - Silvery muted blue green. Not as pigmented as others.
Grunge - Golden Taupe Brown shimmer
Mink - Warm medium brown shimmer. Very close to Crushed It.
Squad Goals - a cantaloupe melon shade shimmer
This is the two bottom rows of the palette.
Left to right swatches:
Frisky - Royal Blue almost foiled. Not as shimmery as the others. I love this shade.
Dark Desires - Royal Purple but it really is a lighter shade when applied. I have a hard time with this one.
Slaycation - Blue Brown much like Blue Brown pigment from MAC and Insomnia from MUG
Come Thru - Pale Yellow Gold shimmer
Livin - Copper shimmer. I love this shade as well
Shade - Strong Silver with a taupe-purple undertone. Very pigmented.
Bliss - Golden Olive Green. Really pigmented. Really cool and different.
Huntress - Dark Coppery Brown. I love this shade.
Forbidden - Raspberry/Cranberry shimmer. Not dark like a burgundy a true cranberry shade.
Midnight Tryst - Matte black. Pretty dry and not the darkest black I've ever seen.
In this picture I'm using Confession on the majority of the lid. I'm So Fancy as outer shade initially and then Frisky is covering it up for the most part because it wasn't working well for me. I used Dark Desires for the purple cast you see in the crease above the navy shade. Secret is in the crease for transition since it's the only matte shade. I also used Frisky and I'm So Fancy on the tail of the brow because I have teal and blue in my hair and I thought it would be fun to add it to my brows.
In this pic I'm actually only using about 3 shades. It's Secret in the crease, Bliss on the majority of the lid and Huntress on the outer corner and lower lash line. I really loved this combo. Bliss is a cool olive toned shade, very different and pairs up nicely with the copper in Huntress.
In this pic I'm using Shade on the outer corner. Livin is in the center and Poppin on the inner corner and inner part of the lid. Secret is in the crease and Midnight Tryst is used to deepen the outer corner. This is much prettier in person and pictures don't really capture all the colors.
So that's my thoughts on this palette. Overall it's really good. Some of the shades are not as good as the others but that happens a lot with palettes. This has a lot of different and cool colors that you do not see very much at all in palettes, which is one thing I love because the looks you could do are endless with this.
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