Multi-Piece Collector's Palette
Items featured above, both limited edition exclusives from Sephora, the Divergent Multi-Piece Collectors Kit and Multi-Piece Collectors Palette, released early March of this year and sold out by June. I was surprised with both sets as birthday gifts and never reviewed them because they were no longer being sold. I was also extremely busy at the time with side projects and forgot all about these palettes until recently when I started testing them out. After posting some images on my Instagram account, there was a request to review this so here's some brand info and my thoughts. I checked online for you guy's and surprisingly Amazon and eBay are selling them but for ridiculous prices, around $150 to $400. The original retail was about $60 and $40 for the smaller palette. The beautiful story behind this gift is that it was purchased by an insanely sweet woman whom I barely know. I sometimes volunteer to help my elderly aunt's Italian friends church group fill out forms/documents and other paperwork in English and this one time one of her friends had her daughter with her. We struck up a conversation about Divergent (the film) and I mentioned I saw the Sephora collector's palette and that I'm a beauty blogger. I expressed how I was trying to lay off the make-up shopping and save my money for creative projects. She insisted she buy them for me as a thank you for all the years of helping the church group. I was embarrassed to say the least because I'm not in the habit of taking things from strangers but she wouldn't take no for an answer because it's insulting to Italian people if you don't take a gift when offered. Sometimes nice people just cross our paths. I'm sorry for the extremely long post and all the images I uploaded. I hope many of you had the opportunity to buy one of these sets. Have a fabulous weekend. Stay Beautiful! XOXO
"Divergent" inspired limited-edition collection palettes come in range of neutral colors that are great for everyday wear which derive shades and blends from the different factions that exist in the "Divergent" world. The most intriguing pieces are High Pigment Eye Shadows and High Gloss Transforming Shadows that are transparent when dry, but show up translucent when wet. The magical eye shadows are described as "showcasing fluid, twinkling particles that look like they are suspended in air Multi-Piece Collectors Kit: three limited edition eye shadow palettes, a cheek palette, and four lip glosses inspired by the traits of each Divergent faction, and a double-ended application brush, this multi-piece kit includes everything to define your inner self. For inspiration, three "Get-the-Look" cards are included and provide tips for creating different Divergent looks. Each of the three Eye Shadow Palettes contains four coordinating High Pigment Eye Shadows plus one High Gloss Transforming Eye Shadow to draw immediate attention to the eyes. The transformer shades impart a diamond illusion, shimmery, mirror-like reflection that is transparent when applied dry, and translucent when applied wet, showcasing fluid, twinkling particles that look like they are suspended in air. You can mix and match the High Gloss Transforming Eye Shadows to give you a unique look every time by breaking apart the palette and swapping with another. Along with these 12 stunning shadows, the kit includes a Cheek Palette with two Long-Wear Blushes, Shimmering Bronzer and Radiant Glow Illuminator, four High Shine Lip Glosses and a Double-Ended Eye & Cheek Brush for flawless application." Multi-Piece Collectors Palette: limited edition all-in-one face palette. High-Pigment Eye Shadow in Candor Lace, Luminous Taupe, Envious Chocolate, Blush, Matte Bronzer, Lip Gloss in Artistic Mauve.
My thoughts: The quality is top notch and the product design is unique. The palette case has a holographic Ferris wheel design and the smaller palette is made of holographic metal. The individual palette cases are constructed of heavy plastic with shiny reflective silver hardware and the coating feels like a slick vinyl. They're really gorgeous! The pieces with the transformer shadows pull apart so you can match up any cube you like or throw an individual block into your purse. They connect apart like jigsaw puzzles. A transformer shade is meant to show up as a translucent special effect shadow when applied wet. The same for the lip glosses which remind me of the Hourglass brand. They're non-sticky and perfect wearable shades. The dual sided brush has synthetic bristles and picks up pigments with ease. You also receive tutorial cards for different Divergent looks and the shadow color names coincide with the movie theme. The entire collection is sophisticated and beautiful! I thought the bronzer and blush would be difficult to wear on my fair skin but in fact the pigments are semi-sheer and not as dark as they appear to be. A fabulous unique collection!