Hello everyone! Welcome to another brand profile. This one is for Prisma Palette (the brand used to be known as Mother Bear’s Handmade). The owner of the brand was kind enough to send me a selection of her shadows to review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Located In: New Mexico, USA
Price Range: About $10 for a single shadow to $100 for a collection of shadows
Shipping: Free for orders over $60
Best-Sellers: the Summer Break collection, Shocking Magenta
Products to Check Out: the Essential Elements Palettes!
Other: cruelty free and vegan!
Our Thoughts: I was super excited to receive these shadows in the mail. I had hear a bit about the company before the owner reached out to me. Her shade selection is just stunning, and it’s what really caught my eye about the company. She has some of the most pretty fall shades I have seen, seriously.
She sent me both her pressed shadows and samples of her loose shadows. I didn’t notice any difference in the quality of pressed or loose. They both behaved the same (between corresponding formulas) and I had no trouble with the loose shadows sticking to my lid at all. In fact, the shadows were quite long-wearing (they lasted me full days of wear, which can be up to 12 hours for me).
Anyways, I am definitely impressed by these shadows. They are on the pricey side, so I was expecting a lot from them in the first place, too. My favorite formula is definitely the matte formula. It is a hard-pressed formula, but so so creamy. This allows me to blend it out without worrying about not being able to build the color up, creating a beautiful gradient with very little effort. My favorite technique to use these shadows is to create a soft shadow with them first, then pack on the shadow where I want intensity and blend out the edges with a clean brush.
I did really love the metallic formula as well. It is a really soft formula, and it builds nicely. I didn’t try to use them wet, as I usually just use my finger, so they weren’t super metallic right off the bat – more like a shimmer formula – but as I packed on the shadow they got to the metallic look very easily. I loveeeee using Aurora as a highlight shade – it is a duochrome and the flip is just stunning (it shines gold in the light).
I’m actually quite interested in picking up more of her neutral shades – I’m in a neutral kick, now – as I really love how easily her formula blends out. Overall, I really do recommend the brand, and the value is definitely worth it. Just be sure to budget accordingly! I personally am planning to pick up a quad from her eventually because seriously, the soft brown mattes she has are really beautiful, lol!
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