Since trying and loving the Makeup Revolution Game of Thrones 3 Eyed Raven Eyeshadow Palette, I’ve had a bit of an obsession with the brand. I didn’t buy anything from them for like three years so I’ve been making up for lost time and buying everything that interests me😅 I was very curious about their multiple holiday palettes but I settled on one, the Ultimate Lights Feathered Jewels Eyeshadow Palette.
The Feathered Jewels Palette is $9.00 and contains nine shades: six shimmers and three mattes. The packaging is made out of very cheap plastic and the insert that holds the shadows wiggles around when you put your finger/brush into the pans. The palette does have firm clasp closure, though. I have very conflicting feelings about this tiny palette so let’s get into the pros and cons.
- I love the color story of this palette. I think the olive, gold, blue and green color story is perfect for the holidays while not being super overdone.
- The mattes are very easy to work with. They’re creamy and basically blend themselves.
- The shimmers are SO shimmery. They are just beautiful.
- I found that all of the shades blended and layered well together. You can create a multidimensional look by layering up the different shimmers.
- These shimmers HAVE to be applied with a finger. They will create massive amounts of fallout and barely show up on the eyes if a brush is used.
- Almost all of the shimmers in this palette are topper type shades. The second and third shades, seafoam green and olive gold, are the only ones that have a decent amount of base pigment. The seventh shade, bronze gold, can be built up to be opaque but it would take a ton of work.
- The eighth shade, matte mint blue, has almost no pigment. It’s basically the most pastel mint blue you can imagine. I found it useful for layering with other shades but it’s pointless on its own.
- The ninth shade, shimmery blue, is absolute garbage. It has almost no pigment, no shimmer and doesn’t even make a difference when layered with other shades. It’s very hard packed into the pan and almost seems to have a film over it that keeps the color from being picked up. It looks beautiful so I was very disappointed.
- Somehow, despite using different shades, both the looks I created turned out to be VERY similar. This palette seems more versatile than it is.
- The first and fifth shades are way too similar.
Swatches & Shade Descriptions:
These eyeshadows do not have names or shade descriptions so I will describe them to the best of my ability. I will call them shades one through nine and go from left to right, top row to bottom row. This photo was taken with flash to show off the sparkle.
- One– pale gold base with gold shimmer
- Two– seafoam green shimmer; more of a satin
- Three– olive with gold shimmer
- Four– matte emerald green
- Five– white base with gold shimmer
- Six– matte brown
- Seven– bronze with gold shimmer
- Eight– matte mint blue
- Nine– very pale blue with white shimmer
I created two looks using this palette. I almost always use an eyeshadow primer and set it with powder. I actually really like both looks but I had to do a lot of layering to get the appearance I wanted. I’ll explain what I did step by step.
- I blended Shade 6 into my crease and on to the outermost part of my lid. I also applied it in my water line and smudged it on my lower lash line.
- I then blended Shade 4 into the deepest part of my crease and applied it on my lower lash line.
- I went back in with Shade 6 and blended over Shade 4 in my crease and on my lower lash line. I wanted the brown and green to be really well blended to create a more olive toned look.
- I then applied Shade 3 all over my lid.
- I applied Shade 1 in my inner corner.
- I blended Shade 8 above my natural crease.
- I blended Shade 6 into my crease and on to the outermost part of my lid. I also smudged it on my lower lash line.
- I applied Shade 7 on my lid.
- I applied Shade 2 on my lid.
- I applied Shade 9 on my lid.
- I applied Shade 5 in my inner corner.
- I mixed Shade 4 with Shade 6 on my lower lash line.
- I applied the L.A. Girl Shockwave Liner in Blackout on my water 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.
If you like topper type shimmers and olive tones, this palette might be worth buying BUT I would wait for it to go on sale. It’s worth about half as much as they’re charging. I wouldn’t consider it to be a total dud because I did like the two looks I created but I could see myself decluttering it in the future. Let me know what you think about it! Thanks for reading and have a great day!