I was doing so well on my palette no buy until Profusion Cosmetics released their Neon and Nude Bliss Palettes. I’m not reviewing Nude Bliss today because it’s a large palette and needs its own dedicated review; that will be up in June. I hate paying for shipping so when I bought the palettes, I added in the Blush III Palette and Eyeshadow Primer. Let’s start the reviews with Neon!
The Neon Palette was love at first sight for me. At just $5.00, I had to have it. This color story is completely unique to my collection and that’s what I’m really looking for when I make palette purchases. Let’s discuss pros and cons!
- This palette contains ten shades; nine mattes and one shimmer. This isn’t really a pro or a con for me. I’m not a fan of all matte looks so I did have to pull in other shimmer shades at times BUT this isn’t the type of palette that I plan to use on its own very often anyways. This is the ideal palette to reach for when you want to add a pop of color into other looks.
- These shadows are pigmented but not overly so. They’re very buildable and blendable. These colors can be intimidating but I found all of them to be so easy to work with.
- The packaging is cheap plastic but it does click firmly shut.
- I always tap my brush off before application but I didn’t notice any fallout.
- The mattes are VERY powdery. This makes them easy to blend but it also means you’ll hit pan a lot faster, especially since these palettes don’t contain a lot of product. Whether or not this is an issue just comes down to what you want. I would prefer to deal with the kick up and have colorful shadows that are easy to blend.
- The mattes build up well in the crease with a fluffy/designated crease brush but I found it next to impossible to create an opaque layer on my lid. No matter what I did, I could see my lid through the shadow. I find this to be pretty common with cheaper mattes.
- This isn’t really a con for me but the red, Heatwave, and hot pink, Like, will stain.
Swatches & Shade Descriptions:
These eyeshadows do have names but no shade descriptions on the website so I’ll describe them to the best of my ability. I’ll be going from left to right, top row to bottom row.
- Psych– shimmery chartreuse
- Gnarly– matte peachy orange
- Rad– matte coral pink
- Bro– matte red with orange undertones
- Heatwave– matte true red
- Sunnies– matte yellow
- Logical– matte chartreuse
- At Sea– matte sea green
- SRSLY– matte turquoise
- Like– matte hot pink
I created three looks using primarily this palette alone but I did pull in a few shimmers. I always use the essence Colour Intensifying Primer and set my primer with a cream or white colored shade. When explaining the looks, I will go in the order of the swatches on my wrist; left to right and top to bottom. You can click on the pictures to see them better. Since these eyeshadows do have names, I won’t be describing where they are in the palette or what they look like.
I love every look I made with this palette and this one is no exception. I used this palette alone except for a highlighter on my brow bone.
- I blended Sunnies above my crease, in a half arch, but didn’t blend it all the way down to my innermost corner. I wanted just the chartreuse shades in the crease and for there to be a clear distinction between the yellow and chartreuse.
- I blended Logical into my crease and applied it on the outermost part of my lid.
- I applied Psych over the rest of my lid and in my inner corner.
- I smudged SRSLY on my lower lash line.
If I had to pick a favorite look, it would be this one. I love peaches and corals with any kind of blue or green shade. On my lid and in my inner corner is the highlighter shade, Top it Off, from the BH Cosmetics Duolight Highlighter Palette.
- I blended Gnarly above my crease from the innermost corner to near where my eyebrow naturally ends.
- I blended Bro into my crease.
- I applied Rad over my entire lid. I then topped it with the highlighter and applied it from the innermost part of my lid to around the middle. This highlighter is also in my inner corner.
- I applied Gnarly and Rad on my waterline. I then smudged At Sea underneath them.
I decided to REALLY step outside of the box with this look. This was my first time experimenting with graphic liner and I actually really like it. I did pull in a few other shades for this look. On my lid is Fuma from the Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette and in my inner corner is the shade Iman from that same palette. The graphic liner is a mix of SRSLY from this palette and the shade Beachfront from the Morphe 35H Palette.
- I blended Rad above my crease from the innermost corner to a little past where my eyebrow naturally ends.
- I blended Like into my crease.
- I blended Heatwave into the innermost part of my crease to create depth and a gradient of color.
- I applied the shimmer shades from the Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette on my lid and in my inner corner.
- I applied SRSLY on my waterline.
- I mixed Rad, Like and Heatwave and smudged them underneath SRSLY. I blended them out to join the shadows in my crease.
- I used an angled brush and lined SRSLY in a semi arch near my nose and from near my inner corner out to where the other shadows stopped. I did not want the liner to blend with the other shadows so I was careful to apply it right beside them and not overlapping on top of them. Since SRSLY is a matte, it wasn’t as intense used as liner so I topped it with a similar shade from the Morphe 35H Palette.
- Detail Crease Brush
- Tapered Blending Brush
- Flat Eyeshadow Brush
- Small Angled Brush
- Smudge Brush
- Eye Crease Brush
- Blending Brush, I used this brush to blend out the edges.
If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find these looks in my recent posts on Instagram.
Final Thoughts on the Neon Palette:
I think it’s pretty clear that I recommend this palette. It’s so much fun, especially for summer. Now it’s time to talk blush!
The beautiful Blush III Palette is $5.00. I primarily wanted this palette for the orange blushes because I didn’t own any and true orange blush isn’t that common. This palette contains six shades in a variety of finishes but I’ll discuss this more down below. I’m not going to do a pros and cons list because I really have no cons but of course, I’ll tell you why I love this palette.
This may be a face palette but it’s very versatile. I honestly love it as an eyeshadow palette just as much. All of the shades are blendable which makes them perfect on the face or eyes. They’re not overly pigmented but they can be built up. I think most skin tones could use this palette and be happy with it. I’ve used the palette on my face and eyes and recommend it for either. I’m going to show you swatches and talk about the different finishes, then I’ll show you how the products look in action.
Swatches & Shade Descriptions:
These blushes do have names but no shade descriptions on the website so I’ll describe them to the best of my ability. I’ll be going from left to right, top row to bottom row.
- Star Coral– metallic warm bronze with an orange undertone
- Chic– matte neutral brown with a rosy undertone
- Bliss– matte orange coral
- Splendid– satin peachy orange
- Fantasia– shimmery warm pink with gold reflects
- Punch– matte orange
Face & Eye Looks:
In this look, I’m using Fantasia on the cheeks.
In this look, I mixed Splendid and Fantasia on the cheeks. I blended them out a good bit because I wanted the focus to be on the eyes.
For this look, I mixed Bliss and Chic on the cheeks. On the eyes: I blended Chic into the crease, applied Star Coral on the lid, and then smudged Splendid with Punch on the lower lash line.
Final Thoughts on the Blush III Palette:
I love this palette so much more than I even expected to. It’s definitely made me want to try more face products from Profusion. Last but not least, it’s time to talk about the No Budge Eyeshadow Primer!
The No Budge Eyeshadow Primer is $4.00 and you get 0.34 ounces of product, that’s A LOT of primer. It’s in a squeeze tube bottle and is a neutral, fair skin type color but it does sheer out when blended. On most fair to medium skin tones, it will just look like skin and on deeper skin tones, it will help to brighten the shadows applied on top of it.
I like this primer but I’m not in love with it. I prefer eyeshadow primers that have a doe foot applicator and are more of a brightening pink shade. This primer is also very chunky and you can see that in the swatch picture. It does blend out but it’s just annoying and more time consuming. Once blended out, this primer is great. It’s not sticky and holds the shadows in place without creasing. I recommend it, especially for the price.
Profusion Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands. They release creative and interesting products that are not only super affordable but also good quality. I’d love to know if you’re wanting to pick up any of these products or what products you love from the brand. Thanks for reading and have a great day!