Soap & Glory ‘The Perfect Ten’ Palette Review & Swatches

I’ve been meaning to do a review of the Soap & Glory ‘The Perfect Ten’ Palette for quite some time now… I actually picked it up from Boots back in December, when they had ‘3 for 2’ deals on their Christmas gift-sets. The palette cost £16 and is sadly limited edition. However, some of these shades are in Soap & Glory’s Lid Stuff palettes (What’s Nude and Smokey Dokey).

I’ve always wanted to try the Naked Palette’s but for someone who doesn’t usually play around with eyeshadows (until late 2014), I thought I’d try this one first as the shades are very very similar.

The palette includes ten shades, three mattes and seven shimmery shades that range from a light cream to a shimmery black. The perfect range of shades for creating a gorgeous smokey eye!
The packaging is pretty neat. It has a magnetic closure, and also features a big mirror and a brush with two ends. Personally, the brush is a little useless to me as it will go unused, however the mirror and magnetic closure are nice finishing touches.

The formulation of these eye-shadows are pretty impressive for drugstore shadows, especially the shimmery shades… they are highly pigmented, really smooth and easy to work with. The matte shades aren’t quite as good in terms of pigmentation but they are smooth and easy to work with as a base or as a highlighting shade.

Vanilla. A matte cream shade, not highly pigmented but easy to work with and easy to blend. Would look lovely under the brow bone as well as in the inner corner of the lid for a more subtle highlight.

Minky. A pinky rose gold shimmery shade with sliver pecks of glitter in. This is such a beautiful shade and would look lovely on the outer corners of the lids.

Pink T. A muted pinky matte that can be used for the crease. This is my least favourite of the bunch, I find it a little chalky, and it isn’t as smooth as the rest.

Aubersheen. A medium purply taupe satin shade with small purple specks of glitter in. This looks lovely all over the lid or blended out in the outer corner to add some depth.

Gold Coast. A yellowy gold satin shade. Highly pigmented and easy to work with. Looks lovely all of the lid or on the outer corners of the lid to add some depth. This is one of my favourites of the bunch!

Taupe Cat. A medium brown taupe satin shade with small gold specks of glitter in. Another really pretty shade that can be worn all over the lid or blended with Sunset and Brownie.

Sunset. A beautiful coppery satin shade with gold specks of glitter in. This shade is absolutely stunning – another one of my faves!

Brownie. A medium brown satin with small gold specks of glitter. This would look lovely on the outer corner of the eye for that perfect brown-bronzey smokey eye.

Black Gold. A matte charcoal grey. This is great for adding some depth to the eye, or to use as a subtle liner instead of liquid.

Smokin. A black shimmery shade with sliver specks of glitter in. Great for the outer corner of the eye for that extra smokey eye look.

(Top to bottom: Smokin’, Black Gold, Brownie, Sunset, Taupe Cat, Gold Coast, Aubersheen, Pink T, Minky and Vanilla.)

Overall, I think this is a great and affordable shadow palette.

If you are just starting out with experimenting with the ‘smokey eye’ look or want a cheaper alternative to the Naked palette, than this is the one to go for!

The only thing I would say is that I had a little difficulty trying to work with the matte colours. They aren’t as pigmented as the shimmery ones, so you do have to apply more product.
My tip would be to use an eye-shadow primer for a base (I use Urban Decay’s Primer Potion), and the colours will be a lot easier to work with, will be intensified and they will last all day!

Have you tried any Soap & Glory products? What do you think of their makeup?

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