Palette Roulette | Violet Voss Flamingo

Hey everyone! Welcome back my series Palette Roulette, where I randomly select one eyeshadow palette to concentrate on using for one week. I have found in the past that this is a great way to rotate through palettes that don’t normally see much use and that have been forgotten among the sea of constant new releases.

For each Palette Roulette, I create 4-7 looks from that randomly selected palette. I will share these looks with you, tell you which shades I used and where, and my overall thoughts on that palette.

If you have missed any of my past Palette Roulettes, you can check them out here!

Below is my current list of palettes. This week the Violet Voss Flamingo Pro Eyeshadow palette was selected by random number generator! If you haven’t read my more detailed original review, you can do so here.

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Here is another fun palette to distract us! The weather has been very nice here lately and I’m having all the Spring and Summer feelings! While I had some initial troubles with this palette when I first got it, once I figured out the best technique to use with it, I really enjoyed it.

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In this palette, there are 11 mattes and 9 metallics. While I was initially disappointed with the mattes when I first got this palette, I quickly discovered that most of them actually perform really well on a tacky base. I use unset concealer, and you can easily get maximum pigmentation. The only mattes that I still don’t love are the pinks. They are a little more satin in texture and it is hard to get full pigmentation for whatever reason. The metallics in this palette are the real show stoppers. Most of them are VERY foiled and are SO reflective. It’s insane. Overall, it was so nice to revisit this colourful palette!!

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Below are four eye looks I came up with! 

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Shades Used
Sandals:
Crease and lower lash line.
Popsicle:
Transition.
Lemonade:
Transition.
Pineapple:
Inner corner.
Surf:
Lid.
Sand: Brow bone.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” is on the waterline.

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Shades Used
Watermelon:
Crease and lower lash line.
Pineapple:
Inner corner and inner lid.
Island:
Outer lid.
Lemonade:
Lower lash line.
Sand: Brow bone.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” is on the waterline.

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Shades Used
Sandals:
Crease.
Popsicle:
Transition and lower lash line.
Sunbathe:
Transition.
Sand: Brow bone.
Island:
Inner corner.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” is on the waterline.

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Shades Used
Beach Ball:
Crease and outer corner.
Oceanfront:
Transition and center lid.
Tidal Wave:
Inner lid.
Lemonade:
Outer lower lash line.
Pineapple:
Inner lower lash line.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Deep End” is on the waterline.

Final Thoughts

Interestingly, I feel much the same about this palette as I do the ABH Riviera that I just featured last week. Although this palette has 20 shades, I again am feeling a little bit limited by the colour scheme. The matte colour selection is not great, and for me it doesn’t line up with all the options for the metallics. I feel like the only crease colours you can do with this palette are orange, blue or pink. And honestly, I don’t love working with the pinks that much. All of the shades are also light to medium in tone, so I do wish there were a few deeper shades to help you build some depth. I absolutely feel that this palette could use a matte purple or two. Imagine a deep plum? Yes, there is a black but it isn’t the best black I have ever used.

As for performance, like I said, for most of the mattes they are best on a tacky base. The oranges can be used on a set base though, which is how the orange look above was created (might be possible for the blues too, but I haven’t tried it). But, the pinks are a little lacklustre and I think that is because they have a slightly different formula. Almost all of the metallics in this palette are showstoppers. They are so creamy, reflective and pigmented. I really do enjoy using this palette, and I think I would enjoy it even better if I used it as a companion palette, which is my plan from now on. That way I can use the colours of mattes I want to play with the stunning metallics in this palette!

Overall, it was very interesting to revisit this palette, especially after just reviewing the Sweet Violet mini paletteI would say the matte formula in Sweet Violet is much better, in terms of pigmentation, but the metallic formula in this palette is better. So, you win some you lose some. However, the metallic formula in Sweet Violet is still good, it just takes a bit more work. I have a feeling that that metallic formula is slightly different or it is pressed slightly harder. Either way, both stunning palettes!

Again, if you haven’t read my original review it can be found here

Have you tried this palette or anything else from Violet Voss? Which palette do you hope will be selected next time?

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