I am so happy to see more makeup products that we can call “our very own”. Actually, there are too many now, it’s overwhelming! However, most of them look pretty much the same things, only packaged differently.
Lipsticks, whether they’re bullets, liquid, or tints, are the most common ones. Very, very few come up with eyeshadows, but I think none of them are made here in the Philippines.
I mean, yeah, they’re local BRANDS, but not locally MADE. If you know what I mean…
I noticed that they’re made in China; I’m not saying that it’s bad, it’s just that I hope they’re made here. I’m not sure if they were formulated here and was just manufactured and packaged there; or if they were bought from China, then repackaged and rebranded here.
That makes me wonder, aren’t there any makeup laboratories here in our country?
For lipsticks, I’m sure there are. But for eyeshadows, nah.
Nevertheless, I’m still happy to see that local makeup companies are now coming up with new products – products that are mostly made available by international companies.
Anyways, this is getting longer and nowhere, let me just go ahead and start with the review.
So, as I was saying… I’m happy that local brands are now releasing more makeup products and one of these brands is Detail Make Over by Cosmetix Unlimited. They also have lipsticks, blushes, eyeliners, highlighters, etc. But I think what made them really relevant in the beauty world, aside from their matte liquid lipstick, is their Contour and Blush Effects 4-in-1 Palette. I got mine from Beauty MNL and here’s the first look I created with it:
(By the way, this is quite an old video and I’m sorry for the poor quality! Please excuse my akwardness!)
Detail Make Over recently released their first eyeshadow palettes. I first saw them while browsing Beauty MNL’s website. I looked for reviews, but there weren’t any. So, I decided to just get both palettes and see for myself.
These palettes are really affordable! P265 for a palette with 9 matte eyeshadows? Not bad! It’s got every shade that I’ll need to create a day or a night makeup look. Of course, for such a price point, we cannot expect it to be super impressive.
It doesn’t feel silky or buttery, but it does feel smooth on my fingertips. It’s powdery so it has a lot of kick back with the brush, which is a lot similar with their contour palette.
The pigmentation is not as vibrant as Morphe or Juvia’s, but it’s buildable. This is perfect for beginners, they won’t pack too much product on their eyes by mistake.
The color pay-off is pretty good. What you see on the palette is also what you’ll see on the swatches.
My eyes did not feel strange or become watery, so I’d say it’s safe to use. However, if you’re conscious about paraben, this is definitely not for you. This palette contains paraben so use it at your own risk.
There’s nothing wrong with the packaging, it looks nice and simple. It’s also easier to tell which palette is which, since you can see through the cover. I only wished that, instead of a transparent lid, there should’ve been a mirror as large as the palette.
I love the color selection for both palettes. They both consist of light to dark shades. There are neutrals in them, which are perfect for the crease and the outer V. I super love the green one on the Night palette. I think it’s really close to the one in Kathleen Light’s palette, except that the latter is shimmery.
For me, it’s a palette worth-buying if you are a “beauty on a budget” or simply a beginner. But if you’re into high-end makeup, this is definitely not for you.
Watch it in action here:
So what do you think of these palettes? Leave a comment below if you’ll purchase one and if you already have, let me know what you think!
Detail Make Over, by the way, is going to release new palettes and I am SOOOO excited! I saw their IG Story and I thought these were something to watch out for.
Get yours at BeautyMNL!