When I began my Younique makeup business, I was sent a makeup kit for new Presenters. Inside it is a huge array of samples and full sized products including the amazing 3D Fiber Lashes which Younique are best known for. But another product which I’m a big fan of which is included in the New Presenters Kit is the Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette. If you’re a fan of the Naked Palette by Urban Decay, you will love this…
Younique is still a very new and relatively unknown makeup brand. Those who have heard of it usually think of the 3D Fiber Lashes but they also offer a comprehensive collection of high quality makeup and cosmetics, of which it’s possible to build an entire makeup kit. Younique currently offer three different Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettes – numbers 1, 2 and 3. Palette 1 contains warm, neutral tones, Palette 2 contains cool tones with black and silver shades and Palette 3 contains cool tones with pink and purple shades. The palette which I own and am reviewing today is Palette 1.
As I’ve come to expect with Younique products, the packaging for the Addiction Shadow Palette is lovely. It comes in a high quality box with a magnetic closing lid that contains a large mirror. Like the 3D Fiber Lashes, this product would make a beautiful gift. There are seven different shades, all with fun ‘mood’ names like ‘Elated’, ‘Chipper’ and ‘Zealous’. The shadows are pressed and contain a large amount of product. Due to the amount of product the palette contains and the large mirror, the palette is slightly larger than some other palettes I have come across but is still small enough to be able to store comfortably in a makeup bag or drawer.
The colours in this palette are warm, neutral tones which would compliment any eye colour. Younique themselves say that the colours in all three palettes are inspired by the desert sky. The finishes are matte, semi-matte, pearly satin and metallic so there are colours suitable for both day and evening wear. All of the different colours coordinate and compliment each other really well so you can have fun and experiment with different looks. I have very light blue eyes and I love the way darker tones of chocolate and taupe contrast with them. There are lighter highlighting and transition colours and darker colours to create a beautiful smokey eye look. Whether you use a brush or an eyeshadow applicator, the shadows go on to your eyelids velvety smooth and are really easy to blend. Some cheaper, lower quality pressed eyeshadows that I have tried have a tendency to drop flakes down your cheek as you apply them but that certainly isn’t the case with the shadows in this palette. The colours are buildable and can be applied dry for highlighting and shading or you can add a drop of water to make them more intense for outlining and contouring eyes.
I applied eyeshadow from this palette first thing in the morning along with my other makeup. I usually apply some translucent face powder to my eyelids before applying eyeshadow to prevent creasing but for the purposes of this review, I left them bare. Although the shadows are solid and can be built and shaded as such, they go on with a creamy smooth texture like a cream shadow. Twelve hours later, the colour hadn’t creased or faded at all and still looked as fresh as when I first put it on. In actual fact, I fell asleep wearing it and it still looked good the next morning! So it’s really long-wearing! Like all Younique products, the shadows are hypoallergenic and made from natural, mineral ingredients that are gluten, paraben and carcinogen free. Younique products are also cruelty free.
This palette is a luxurious, premium product and is not a cheap purchase. However, as a makeup investment it is definitely worth it. The packaging is gorgeous, the colours are beautiful and long wearing and there is a good amount of product so it will last you a long time. Younique are an online only brand available from authorised Younique Presenters only. If you would like to treat yourself (or a friend) to this beautiful palette, please click here (currency can be changed in the top right corner).
Until next time, stay beautiful x