Ace Beaute Scarlet Dusk Palette Review

As silly as it may be to admit, I am a little bit of an eyeshadow snob. Eyeshadow has always been my favorite type of makeup product and I’ve tried so many different formulas that my standards are now set pretty high. Especially with the current booming makeup market, low quality eyeshadows are just unacceptable. I was super impressed with the last Ace Beautē palette (Grandiose) that I tried, so I was really expecting a lot from this Scarlet Dusk palette.
This palette retails for $35 on the Ace Beautē website and it comes with twelve eyeshadows. It is set in cardboard packaging and the front is stunningly simple with its metallic rose gold design on a black background. It does have a magnetic closure with a generous size mirror on the inside. There is no brush or applicator included, but there are shade names below each shadow which is always appreciated.
The eyeshadows shown from left to right in the swatch picture below are: Sunset Rose, Crimson, Shade, Nocturnal, Aruba, Hibiscus, Lotus, Bahamas, Maui, Pink Moon, Aurora, and Sangria. Of the twelve shadows in the palette, only four are shimmers (Aruba, Hibiscus, Maui, and Aurora) and the rest are matte.

The quality of these eyeshadows is just as wonderful as I was expecting them to be. The mattes are so incredibly smooth and the shimmers feel like actual butter. They blend out beautifully on the eyes, though the shimmers do need to be patted on rather than lightly blended with a shader brush because of their creamy consistency.
When looking at these colors, I definitely see all the beautiful sunsets that inspired the theme of this palette. And just like the variety of colors in the sky, the shading and blending options of all these shadows provide endless combinations. As shown in my latest tutorial featuring this palette, the orange and pink color families pair beautifully together.

Aside from the formula and texture of these eyeshadows being incredibly easy to work with, they also stay in place very well! With a primer, I can get through about 7-8 hours before I start to see any fading. However, the creamy consistency of the shimmer shades does tend to break down quicker than the mattes, especially when paired with my oily skin. Overall, it is a palette I’d recommend. Though, I do wish it were more easily accessible in stores.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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