I’ve had my eye on the Ace Beaute Floral Vintage Eyeshadow Palette since it released around a year ago. I didn’t want to pay the full $50.00 for it, however, so I decided to wait. I’m glad I did because I ended up finding it brand new on Mercari for around $20.00! That is a STEAL for this beautiful palette.
The Floral Vintage Palette contains twenty four shades: six metallics and eighteen mattes. The packaging is sturdy cardboard with a magnetic closure and a full mirror. With the basic info out of the way, let’s talk pros and cons!
- The color story in this palette is *chef’s kiss* It truly is a year round palette. The lighter shades would be perfect for spring and the bright oranges and reds would be perfect for summer. It has all of the typical fall colors and even has the deeper, more cool toned shades that are great for winter. I do think this palette really shines in the fall, though, and that’s why I wanted to review it in October.
- This is a primarily matte palette and luckily, the matte formula is great. Every shade is blendable and creates very little fallout. Some of the brighter colors may look intimidating but they’re easy to work with.
- The metallics are gorgeous.
- I love the theme and packaging for this palette so much.
- I love the metallics in this palette and I wish there were more of them. I think one or two of the brown shades could have been removed and replaced with metallics.
- The metallics aren’t the easiest to work with. They’re hard pressed and have an almost sticky feel to them. They apply best when used with a finger and I don’t love that.
Swatches & Shade Descriptions:
These eyeshadows do have names but no shade descriptions so I will describe them to the best of my ability. I’ll be going from left to right, top row to bottom row. These photos were taken with flash to show off the sparkle.
- Begonia- matte peachy coral
- Marigold- metallic coppery orange
- Daffodil- matte light peach
- Cosmos- matte lavender
- Dahlia- matte chartreuse
- Spray Rose- matte tan
- Calendula- metallic peachy pink with white shimmer
- Pampas Grass- matte deep tan (very similar to Spray Rose)
- Globe Thistle- matte red toned brown
- Antler Orchid- matte yellow toned brown
- Moss Rose- matte brown
- Canna- metallic red
- Orange Pansy- matte bright orange
- Cherry Blossom- metallic pink with white shimmer
- Buttercup- matte golden yellow
- Golden Orchid- metallic coppery red
- Tropical Hibiscus- matte muted red with an orange undertone
- Tansy- matte forest green
- Aster- matte orchid
- Button Bush- matte red
- Daylilies- matte deep brown with a burgundy undertone
- Musk Rose- metallic champagne with white shimmer
- Dandelion- matte muted orange
- Black Hyacinth- matte black with a purple undertone
I created six looks using this palette. I almost always use an eyeshadow primer and set it with powder. I really don’t have much to say about each individual look because I like them all so I’ll just jump into the step by step process.
- I blended Spray Rose above my crease.
- I blended Antler Orchid into my crease.
- I deepened my crease with Moss Rose. I also applied this shade on the outermost part of my lid and on my water line.
- I applied Marigold over the majority of my lid.
- I tapped Calendula on top of Marigold.
- I applied Musk Rose in my inner corner.
- I smudged Tansy on my lower lash line.
- I blended Daffodil above my crease.
- I blended Begonia into my crease.
- I also blended Tropical Hibiscus into my crease.
- I deepened my crease with Globe Thistle. I also smudged this shade on my lower lash line.
- I applied Golden Orchid on my lid.
- I applied Calendula in my inner corner.
- I blended Cosmos above my crease.
- I blended Aster into my crease and applied it over most of my lid. I also smudged it on my lower lash line.
- I applied Cherry Blossom on my lid and in my inner corner.
- I applied Black Hyacinth on my water line.
- I blended Buttercup above my crease.
- I blended Dandelion into my crease and applied it on my water line.
- I deepened my crease with Moss Rose and smudged it on my lower lash line.
- I applied Marigold on my lid.
- I applied Musk Rose and Calendula in my inner corner.
- I blended Aster above my crease; I wanted this to be a smoky look so I brought this shade further up and out than usual. I also smudged it on my lower lash line.
- I blended Button Bush into my crease and also smudged it on my lower lash line.
- I deepened my crease with Daylilies. I also applied it on my outer lid and on my water line.
- I tapped Canna over the inner half of my lid and then topped it with Button Bush.
- I applied Cherry Blossom in my inner corner.
- I blended Dahlia above my crease.
- I applied Tansy on my lid and blended it up into my crease.
- I applied Musk Rose in my inner corner.
- I lined my water line with Pampas Grass.
- I smudged Orange Pansy on my lower lash line.
- Crease Brush
- Detail Crease Brush
- Flat Eyeshadow Brush
- Angled Liner/Brow Brush
- Smudge Brush
- Eye Crease Brush– I use this for inner corner & brow highlights.
- Blending Brush– I use 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 really love this palette but I don’t think it’s worth the full $50.00 price tag. If you’re interested in it, check Mercari or wait for a sale. I find this color story to be so inspiring and there are many more looks I want to do with it. Are you interested in this one? Let me know! Thanks for reading and have a great day!