Profusion 22 Color Fan Palette

If you have been a faithful reader, you know one of my favorite things are what I call ‘pleasant surprises’. It can be someone opening a door for me when my hands are full. It can be finding that my husband put all of his laundry in the hamper before laundry time. It’s just the times when you get a little more than you expected.

Now, these palettes gave me a huge pleasant surprise…

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I really set myself up for this, though. I saw these palettes and wanted them but didn’t truly look to see that it does say 22 shades. So, when I opened them up and saw this…

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I had to sit down and just gawk! All gorgeous mattes.

I saw these on a display at my local grocery store, King Soopers. And, get this: these were $2.99 each! I know I have to go back and get the other sets. Take a look at this one, first…

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There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to the chosen shades in each palette. And, without seeing the inner shadows, I just picked these randomly. So, on that concept, just randomly swatched shades…

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I didn’t do these over any primer. For the most part, the shadows seem fairly pigmented. Also, some did have more fallout than others. The black and the green, above, were very powdery. And, the white was very, very light.

I picked this next one because I did see a white shadow…

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I also liked the idea that there was a gray as well as a black.

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And, I like the rich burgundy shades. Oh, and these oranges have been more fun to play with for Halloween looks!…

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Although I didn’t swatch all the shadows here, I have been mixing and matching like crazy with my looks of the day. Can you blame me?

These palettes are by Profusion and they can be hit or miss as far as the quality. However, for a meager investment of $3 for a 22 shade palette, I’m very happy with what I got. None of the shadows seem to be dupes from one palette to the other; there’s just enough variance. And, that makes for great blending.

Were you pleasantly surprised by the shades of the unseen colors? Have you seen these in any stores?

I found the swabs that I used for swatching to be just as colorful…

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Three More Shadow Palettes from Profusion Cosmetics

Walgreens has been putting out their Christmas items and that means the makeup/beauty sets too. I mentioned, previously, seeing makeup sets on the top, upper shelving on this post. Now, I’m seeing the items dropped down, at eye level and on the promo endcaps and modulars too.

I reviewed 3 compacts of shadows by Profusion Cosmetics on this post. I also mentioned that there were 3 other color sets that I found on their website. So, when they brought down the display, I found that in the back row, they actually did have the three missing compacts. This made me a happy shopper.

The missing 3 from the entire set of 6. Bronze, blue and pink (yeaaah!).

The bronze set has such cool shades…

These are swatches of all the colors, from left to right in the compact, and then top to bottom on my hand. The vertical stripe I did on my hand is a .swipe of all of them together.  The top white looks very sheer. But I can load it on pretty good on my brow bone. These are all shimmery and luckily, I love shimmer!

Iz got the blues…

I switched the order of the shades here in unison. Both are left to right with the horizontal stripe on my hand one of blending them all together. (It’s bad enough to have age spots cropping up on my hands but the bumps are really bugging me…grrrr!)

And here are the pinks…

The hand swatching does not represent the pinks well at all. They are not rusty or orange colors. Maybe there is a lot of blue in them and my camera didn’t pick it up??? The horizontal stripe on my hand is with all the shades together. As the colors in the palettes themselves shows up more accurate, I couldn’t help but take a photo once I finished swatching. I have no idea why that photo fascinates me.

I have been using the shadows, all 6 of them, for about a week. They are very pigmented save for the lightest shades. These shadows, on the bronze and pink, got shiny from my brush strokes. That’s a telltale sign that the shadows are cheaply made. Since I paid only 99 cents for each, this is no surprise. But I just scuff it up with the handle of my shadow brush and that loosens up some to apply.

The investment, not going to break the bank. Pleasure level, happy. What does this create? Cheap makeup porn….here….

Total spent, $6 for 6 palettes with 5 colors each; that makes 30 shades total. Nice stocking stuffers if you have someone who’d like something like this. I’ll consider it one of the many gifts I will get…from myself, of course.

Profusion Brightening Eyes Shadows for the Upcoming Holidays

Here are the swatches I did of the Profusion Brightening Eyes shadows I got this week at Walgreens…

 There are just 3 pans from this collection, currently being sold at Walgreens. I couldn’t lose for only $.99 each. Now, some snooping investigating turned up this on their website; There are also a pink, blue and neutral (or it could be bronze-since they are numbered rather than named, I don’t know which one is which) pans. And the discription states that these can be used wet or dry. I’m only showing dry today. I think the Profusion shadows would look awesome as wet eyeliners.

The ‘greens’ pan was one I just about passed on. But I’m glad I didn’t!

Here are swatches for the green one…

I did not swatch all individual shade. The very top one is a swipe of all of them together. Then I did just 3 individual shades. The lightest shade came out the least pigmented. However, when I wore it over UD Primer, and used it as a highlighter, it was very pigmented. I just used a cotton swap for these swipes here.

Next, this is the ‘purple’ pan…

 The mixture of all of them together is the swipe at the bottom.

And, finally, this is the ‘bronze’ (?) pan…

 I knew right off I was going to go for that burgundy, second to the last, in the pan.

The top swipe is the mixture of all colors. The bottom swipe shows the burgundy that has some serious flash of purple and brown. I am eager to try that one wet as an eyeliner.

My two cents: if you want some cheap makeup, this will work. The highlight color from the purple pan got shiny after just one look’s use. However, I was still getting enough powder on the brush to transfer onto my browbone.

If you want to take just one palette/pan for a trip, these would work very well and you could create many different looks with just one pan. I’m taking the purple one for a weekend trip to the Gulf Coast this weekend. My sister has flown in from Texas, and her and her fiance’ will get married on the beach on Sunday. 🙂

Having purchased Profusion Cosmetics in the past, this this collection is very vibrant, shimmery and trendy color coordinating. Considering the price, I think you get better than your money’s worth. I had expected these to be $3.99 each which, by the way, is exactly the price they are on their website.

Now for some virgin makeup porn…

Profusion Cosmetics Holiday Gift Sets at Walgreens

Yesterday, I teased about some upcoming makeup at Walgreens. I would have purchased more but I am trying to refrain from having the largest makeup palette collection in North America.

Here are some of the goodies I saw…

Before there is room on the ‘regular’ shelves, Walgreens will house products on the upper levels of the shelves. This is where I have been looking for Wet ‘n Wild’s On The Prowl display. However, I think that now it is Halloween season, they would be at eye-level.

Profusion Cosmetics looks like the first company to get their stuff to Walgreens. This is a makeup bag of 5 vibrate colors of lip gloss. Since the plastic reflects the light, I can’t show the shimmer that are in each of these. And, I seem to be having another love affair with lip glosses, so I’m sure I’ll end up, at some point, with this set. Price point: $4.99

Here are the ones that I could NOT pass up…

At 99 cents, how easy is that?! I’m going to do a swatch post for you very soon, however, here is what they look like…

No names, just numbers. I almost didn’t get the green set. But let me say, I’m glad I didn’t pass it up! Just wait for the swatching!!

Palettes galore!!!

 

Three different bling palettes have a collection of a dozen colors all together. Probably some dupes but it is virgin makeup porn and I like it!!!!! And did you notice that the display says that the cover is a reusable card holder? I’ll have to see if my pink blingy card holder is the same as this one.
Price point: $4.99

Look forward to my swatches of these…

I wore a combination from all three palettes today. Some of the shades are more pigmented than others but I liked what I created. There a could of shades that I’m happy to have.

Does anyone like Profusion Cosmetics?