Hey everyone if you’re big into the Indie makeup scene then you have definitely heard of the brand Art Cosmetic.
Earlier this July they announced a Collab with Instagram’s @MaddyRichieMakeup to create a whimsical highlight palette consisting of four gorgeous pigment shades. As soon as I saw this palette I knew I needed it and ordered mine the second it hit pre-sale on June 29 2017. I also ordered a few pressed glitters to try out as I have been searching for a pressed glitter and needed to spend a bit more to receive the free shipping.
Normally I purchase my makeup from either Sephora, the manufacture or the drugstore, this was my first time buying an Indie brand of makeup and I can say I was not disappointed!
So for those of you have never heard of ART Cosmetics keep reading to see details about my shopping experience, product review and of course SWATCHES!! You will love the works of ART this company creates!
Let’s just get right into the whole reason I bought from ART Cosmetics and it was because of the highlight collaboration with @MaddyRichieMakeup.
The palette went on Presale June 29 2017 and is still available while supplies last on the ART Cosmetics website
I wanted this palette because of the colors; I thought they were so pretty I just had to have them.
Also Maddy Richie is Canadian and being Canadian myself I wanted to support her.
I have had trouble finding some good Canadian based makeup lines and even though the owner of ART is American I love that she teamed up with someone who is not from the same country to create such an amazing palette.
(PS. If you know any good ones comment them down below so I can check them out!)
Swatches with and without primer
So in this palette you get 4 beautifully pigmented shades in 37mm pans for $31 USD ($38.84 CAD) which works outs too about $7.75 USD ($9.17 CAD) per shade or roughly $1.10USD ($1.38CAD) per gram.
The 4 shades are called: Jawbreaker which is a glowing white highlight, Aura a pretty bubblegum pink, Vulgar a cool teal blue and Electra a pigmented shimmery purple.
The packaging is sleek and minimal, done in a silver case with a simple pink font on the front. You can smell the bubble gum before you open the palette it is that intense. I mean, I heard it smelt like bubble gum but damn ART you really make me want some bubblicious while I’m using this palette.
The mirror is lovely and works quite well, sometimes I find the mirror included to be quite cheap looking, almost like reflective plastic. This mirror was clear, and very usable which is nice since it’s a great size to fit in your purse for on the go glowmergencies.
The ingredients are listed on the back of the palette and are as follows:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Fractionated Coconut oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Avocado oil, Dimethicone, White Sericite Mica, Magnesium stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol.
May Include: Synthetic Flurouphiogopite, Silica, Boron Nitride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Red #30 lake. (I don’t know what half these are but there you go)
The palette smells and looks amazing!
I find the price to be quite reasonable for a first time collaboration, you get roughly 28 grams of product total in the whole palette, which is pretty comparable to more well-known brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills or Huda Beauty.
(A comparable palette with four pans from one of these brands run about $1.75USD ($1.90CAD) per gram and cost upwards of $45+USD ($50+CAD) per palette).
I enjoyed the packaging it was simple and cute, I did however find it a bit difficult to read the ingredients on the back of the palette due to the small font and the texture of the case. The letters seemed to fit right in the little groves of material so I found myself moving it to make sure the light hit it just right so I could read it.
The palette arrived intact with no broken pans or flawed packaging and looked exactly like the stock photo on the website. At first glance the colors looked beautiful and smooth, I did notice a little white spot on my Aura highlight but it’s just something I noticed and in no way has affected my use of the palette and is slowly blending out the more I use it.
(I did not complain about this to the company as it hasn’t affected my ability to use the palette and I’m not going request compensation for this minuscule flaw)
I also thought the color choices were well thought out and fit well together, making it so you can use multiple colors in one look without it looking messy.
Now on to the swatches and the scoop and how well it works!I did a number of swatches to see what it looked like with primer and setting spray, without primer, brush verses finger and how it holds up under running water.
I can say just from the swatches this palette has a very smooth application. The product feels buttery and soft to the touch and has minimal fall out. I found the most fall out came from the shade Electra and Vulgar, it wasn’t anything major just out of the four shades I noticed Electra had the most fall out followed by the shade Vulgar.