It has been some time since my last review, but I am back to feeling more like myself and wanting to experiment with makeup again! This week, I tried some looks using the Glamlite Paint PRO palette. Surprisingly enough, I found no interest in the original Paint palette, but the color scheme of this one reminded me of an extended version of my favorite, Glamlite Cake palette. Keep on reading to find out if it met my expectations (or not)!
The Glamlite Paint PRO palette, is a little sister version of the original Paint Palette. This hand held palette features a realistic paint palette shape, complete with finger hold for handling! It also comes in a colorful unit carton box with an eyeshadow “paint” brush for application. I love getting legit brushes with palettes. Who remembers those god awful sponge applicators?? The eyeshadows are protected by a frosted clear cover, which is hard and sturdy. The Glamlite Paint PRO retails for $38 USD and features 18 eyeshadows in total. 12 rainbow matte shades and 6 soft/creamy shimmer shades.
The main reason I chose this palette was because of the lighter rainbow themed color palette. I greatly enjoyed the Cake palette, but could have done with a few extra shades…like the pretty Turquoise featured in this palette. I find it to be a great companion with the shades featured in the Cake palette.
Shades marked * are shimmer textured.
- Indigo – dark blue purple matte
- Dark Violet – medium purple matte
- Orchid – light purple matte
- Azure – true blue matte
- Viridian Green – kelly green matte
- Turquoise – light aqua teal matte
- Lime – lime green matte
- Yellow Ochre – bright yellow matte
- Tangerine -yellow orange matte
- Coral Red – coral red matte
- Magenta – red violet matte
- Crimson Red – deep cherry red matte
- Purple* – purple metallic
- Cobalt Blue* – blue metallic
- Aqua* – sky blue metallic
- Cadmium Yellow* – yellow gold metallic
- Electric Pink* – magenta metallic
- Titanium White* -duo chrome purple/green shift metallic
Here are the makeup looks I created using the Paint PRO palette. Let me know what you think!
Colors Used: Yellow Ochre and Lime
Colors Used: Azure and Aqua
Colors Used: Yellow Ochre, Tangerine, Crimson Red, Cadmium Yellow and Dark Violet
Colors Used: Yellow Ochre, Tangerine, Crimson Red
Colors Used: Turquoise, Orchid, Dark Violet, Azure, Titanium White, and Cobalt Blue
As much as I hate to say this, this palette is lacking and is definitely NOT a stand-alone palette. I found myself reaching for other palettes (both Glamlite and other brands) for supporting shades. If you only use 1-2 shadows per look, this may be the perfect rainbow for you, but for me it doesn’t have it all. What surprised me most is the quality of the shadows. I hate to keep comparing all the Glamlite palettes, but honestly The Cake palette and The Burger palette were such good quality and what I expect from future releases in this line. The matte shades in the Paint PRO were quite dry and hard pressed, which meant for repeat application. Fall out is minimal, because of this though. The shimmer shades were extremely soft and creamy, almost to the point of making it difficult to evenly apply without clumps. The same texture is seen in the Ice Cream Dream palette and the Blue Cheese and 1000 EYEland shades of The Burger palette. These textures look great when applied with fingers, but if you exclusively use brushes you may have to work a bit harder to get the application you want.
I think it is odd that this palette, is called the Paint PRO palette, when the first paint palette released is much larger (and with a better range of colors). Am I the only one that think the naming of these palettes is backwards? Haha 😛
Overall, I enjoyed it and its actually my favorite ‘rainbow themed’ palette I own, especially since each color relatively has a dark and a light, but I wouldn’t use it exclusively. It makes a great supporting palette for pops of color or more shades for a monochromatic look.