LA Colors: Bright Shadow Holiday Palette

Walgreen’s is not keeping their Holiday makeup up on those high storage shelves for very long. The two stores in my town have put the makeup sets and kits out on the display shelves at the front of the cosmetics department and have the Holiday perfume and bath sets waiting up on those high shelves. Fine with me!!! I like the Holiday makeup being more at eye level! Here’s one of my first Holiday makeup buys; For a measly $3, I took a chance on this LA Colors 28 shade bright palette…

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The display had two different palettes; this one with brights and another one with neutrals. Keep reading and you’ll see why I went back and got the neutrals.

I love to photograph ‘virgin’ makeup before I swatch it. The unspoiled, pristine blocks of color make me happy. I don’t know why, but it’s so beautiful to admire. Maybe I am weird but, I used to do that with new boxes of crayons when I was a kid too…

DSCF0019 DSCF0020 DSCF0021 DSCF0025 DSCF0022 Now that I have preserved the untouched look of the palette with photos, it’s a bit easier for me to move on to swatching. And, when I purchase these lower cost palettes, I know it’s hit or miss as to how they will perform. I also have to figure in, how many of these shadows have to be ‘hits’ in order for me to feel like I not only wasted a bit of money but also, that I haven’t wasted my time on getting it set up for a blog review. In other words, I fear I will be let down.

Hooray!!! This LA Colors palette didn’t diappoint! I did just random swatches on my arm using shadow primer and swabs…

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I can tell you that the glittery shadows really have some sparkle going on. There’s tons of shimmer as well. And, even though there is fallout with many of the shadows, all the colors do deliver. I have been playing with this palette all weekend and have found every shade to be blendable and pigmented. None are chalky. There’s no way I can tell you that these will compete with high-end or, even middle of the road, makeup. But, for just $3, only the very most persnickety will feel they didn’t get their money’s worth.

When I got a free rental code for Redbox this weekend, I made my trip very economical by going back to Walgreens and picking up the other LA Colors palette. As I await for sunny skies to photograph that palette, I’m enjoying all the fun combos I’m creating with this bright one. Oh, and these work really well with the Profusion palettes that I reviewed earlier too.

Do you see any colors that you like? Do you know anyone that likes to play with shadows and can see this in their Christmas stocking?

  • erikatheicyone

    I’m the same way. I prefer to photograph new, untouched makeup. I love how perfect it is, for that moment and that my photos keep it that way, always. I will photograph used makeup but I try to make it look as “new” as possible. I would hoard my 64 Crayolas and try to keep them as pristine as possible. I hated using them and having some new, some used crayons in the box. Drove me crazy. Yeah. I’m weird.

    • I KNOW exactly what you mean!!!

  • I love pristine makeup, too. Especially the less expensive brands that have the shimmery overspray that’s so pretty. What a deal for $3!

    • Ohh, that overspray irks me! None on this one!

  • Beautiful colors! What a steal!

    • They are an awesome array of shades.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Great deal. The swatches are beautiful.

    • Even if someone wanted to use this for just one event, I think it’s worth it. But, I know I’ll keep it around for a very long time. 🙂

  • Amber

    Wow, what a fantastic palette! I’m not much for brights but the purples and browns look gorgeous!

    • I think you’d have FUN with these!

  • There are a ton of LA Colors makeup products at my local Dollar Tree. Never thought much of them… perhaps I should pick some up!!

    • I wish I could find large palettes at the Dollar Tree! The smaller ones that I have tried in the past don’t seem to be as nice as the larger palettes.

  • I can’t find LA Colors palettes locally – argh! This is so pretty.

    • Not even at Walgreens? Boo! Hiss!!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I’m such a neutral girl, I don’t get much use from these palettes but I think they make great inexpensive gifts!

    • You might like the neutral palette I went back and got. That review is coming up soon.

  • Oh wow. So many fabulous shades!

    • I really like how they all blend so well. I was surprised for just spending $3.

  • Justina

    These are so bright and pretty!

    • I am glad the brightness transfers onto the lid too.

  • It’s definitely a fun palette.

    • It has been lingering on the vanity for quite some time. 😉

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Nice palette, especially for that price!

    • I don’t have any regrets!! 🙂

  • I love the purples

    • I have been on a purple and gold kick lately and these purples are working so well.

  • this palette looks nice. I can’t get LA Colors anywhere here… but I’m impressed.

    • That’s disappointing that you can’t get these were you live.

  • For that price this is a great palette!

  • Betzy Carmona

    The pigmentation is great !

    • I was so impressed. If I didn’t have my own makeup company, I would so get these as stocking stuffers.

  • Noelle

    Wow, not too bad for the price!

    • You got that right! I was really expecting most of these to be hard and/or chalky but they weren’t.

  • so many colors!! That’s a really good price for all of that.

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