I've been slacking off but now that I am on a short vacation from work hopefully, I can motivate myself to catch up on my blog posts because I will be extremely busy and burn out once I get back.
I don't know much about Mehron but I know that they specialize in theatrical makeup and normally when you think of theatrical makeup, intense and pigmented colors comes to mind. I first heard and seen swatches of the Mehron eyeshadows a few months ago on a blogger's review and when I found out that Cherry Culture was selling them, I have been keeping eye on them. Cherry Culture had a 40% off on their entire website a little while back and I quickly pounced on the opportunity to get them. The Mehron INtense Pro Pressed Powder Pigments come in 3 palettes: Earth, Wind, and Fire. I skipped on the Fire palette because it appears to have more pastel colors.
- Each palette come with 8 different shades. Each pan is fairly big. They are about the size of a Make Up Forever eyeshadow. I have included a picture of a MAC eyeshadow next to it so you can see how big they are.
- The palette is compact and contains a mirror and a synthetic brush.
- Net weight is .86 oz or 24 gm
- Earth Palette shades:
- Red Earth - maroon matte red
- Desert Sand - medium matte beige
- Earth Crust - matte orange rust
- Mountain Moss - cool toned matte mossy green
- Carbon - dark matte black
- Graphite - medium matte grey with blue undertone
- Night Sky - light matte lavender.
- Morning Sky - matte light blue
- The only shades that didn't swatch very well were Night Sky and Morning Sky but when I used a brush to apply them on my eyes, they showed up very well when I pat them on over a primer. They looked a little ashy but I suppose it's because they are lighter in color.
- The rest of the colors have excellent pigmentation. They all feel very smooth and are a bit powdery but as long as you pat and use a little at a time, you won't get much fall out during application.
|Earth Palette swatches, no primer used|
- Wind palette shades:
- Huricane Blue - dark matte blue
- Island Breeze - medium matte orange
- Palm - medium matte yellow green
- Turbulent - medium matte brown
- Tornado - reddish matte purple
- Solar Wind - matte yellow mustard
- Ocean Breeze - medium tropical blue
- Tropical Storm - medium matte teal green
- All the colors are smooth, soft, and have an incredible pigmentation. Even though some swatched nicer than others, when you use a brush to pat them on the eyes, the color payoff is fantastic on all of them especially when you have a primer underneath.
|Wind Palette Swatches, no primer|
These are some of the best matte eyeshadows I've come across. They are incredibly pigmented and a little goes a long way, especially with the darker shades and they come in larger size pans so these will last you a very long time. I did the swatches without primer and I guarantee you that they look much more intense over a primer. The texture is soft, smooth, and buttery, very similar to Inglot matte eyeshadows. They are a little powdery and prone to fall out but with careful and patting application you can minimize that. You definitely need a primer with these in order for them to adhere and last longer on your eyes. I used Urban Decay primer and they last 8 hours on my moderately oily lids without fading. If you want intense and quality matte eyeshadows, I highly recommend these. You won't be disappointed. They seem a little pricey at regular price but if you wait for a sale like I did, they are so worth it! All the shades are also available individually for $9.95, then again, you get more bang for your bucks with the palettes.
Price: $52.95 per palette
Availability: Cherry Culture
For makeup looks I did using these palettes please check out the links below:
Smoky Matte Green Makeup Look
Rusted Silver Makeup Look