I bought the Profusion Citrine Eyeshadow Palette months ago but I wanted to save it for the fall. I know, yellow for fall isn’t groundbreaking but it’s just so perfect. There are plenty of yellow palettes out there and though this one isn’t perfect, I’m happy I chose it over some other yellow toned options. Let’s get into the review!
The Citrine Eyeshadow Palette is $5.00. It contains ten shades, five metallics and five mattes. It has plastic packaging with a snap closure; not my favorite but it works. Let’s talk pros and cons!
- This is a unique palette in my collection because I actually don’t own any other yellow eyeshadow. I’ve never been a huge fan of yellow but I did want to have the option to wear it and this palette is perfect for that.
- The mattes are very easy to blend and buildable. I have had issues with Profusion’s mattes being too powdery but these are great.
- All of the metallics are beautiful but I especially love Taboo and Zenith.
- All of the shades created very little fallout but it is best to use the metallics wet to totally avoid it.
- I’ve only used this palette a few times and every single shade already has hard pan. This isn’t the worst thing ever but it really annoys me.
- The two matte yellow shades, Dandy and Blessed, are WAY too similar. They look identical on the eyes.
- For me personally, this color story doesn’t have enough depth. I would have loved if Dandy or Blessed was replaced with a deep, yellow toned brown.
Swatches & Shade Descriptions:
These eyeshadows do have names but no shade descriptions on the website so I will describe them to the best of my ability. I’ll be going from left to right. This photo was taken with flash to show off the sparkle.
- Strobe Lights– metallic icy yellow
- Blessed– matte golden yellow
- Zenith– metallic deep yellow gold
- Society– metallic orange with gold shimmer
- Papaya– matte burnt orange
- Goal Digger– metallic light gold
- Dandy– matte yellow
- Safari– matte yellow/orange toned brown *This shade looks more yellow or more orange depending on the light.
- Taboo– metallic bronze
- Tea– matte brown
I created two looks using this palette. I almost always use an eyeshadow primer and set my primer with a cream or white colored shade, which this palette does not contain.
I like the way this look turned out but I wish it had more depth. Of course, I could pull other shades in from different palettes but I wanted to use this palette alone for the review. I am wearing the L.A. Girl Shockwave Metallic Liner in Penny on my water line.
- I blended Dandy above my crease.
- I blended Blessed into my crease but kept it slightly above the deepest part.
- I blended Safari into my crease.
- I deepened my crease with Papaya.
- I applied Society on the outermost part of my lid.
- I applied Zenith on the rest of my lid.
- I applied Goal Digger in my inner corner.
- I applied Strobe Lights on my brow bone.
- I applied Tea on my lower lash line.
- I applied Taboo right underneath Tea.
This is my favorite look that I created and it took much fewer shades. I’m wearing the L.A. Girl Shockwave Lip Liner in Gingerbread as an eyeliner on my water line and I’m wearing the L.A. Girl Shockwave Metallic Eyeliner in Dragon smudged out on my lower lash line.
- I blended Tea into my crease.
- I applied Taboo all over my lid.
- I applied Goal Digger in my inner corner and on my brow bone.
- Crease Brush
- Flat Eyeshadow Brush
- Small Angled Brush
- Smudge Brush
- Eye Crease Brush
- Blending Brush, I used this brush to blend out the edges and set my primer.
If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find these looks in my recent posts on Instagram.
I like this palette but I don’t absolutely love it. However, for $5.00, I think it’s worth buying if you want to play with yellow. I doubt I will ever use it completely on its own again and it will be more of a supplemental palette but that’s fine with me. What do you think about it? Thanks for reading and have a great day!