These palettes aren't new, but I figured reviewing them might help to ease my frustration a bit, haha. Today, I'm reviewing the Lust and Greed palettes.
Sorry for the flash, better pics below the cut!
RANGE/COLOR: Color Icon / Lust & Greed
PROS: Smooth & Creamy texture, Pigmented, Contains Both Matte & Shimmer, Price
CONS: Some Have Low Pigmentation, Fall Out, Can Be Crumbly
Greed contains salmon/peach, blacks and a golden pink & periwinkle shade. Lust contains mostly purples and charcoals. There are six shades with three mattes, two shimmers and a matte with glitter. I do like that you don't have to use a base or a primer for these to show up because they are well pigmented. In the Greed palette, I use the matte side than the shimmer side because its easier to work with. Not sure if you can tell, but if you look at the Greed palette, it doesn't look smooth. It has a crumbly texture and there's quite a bit of fall out. I was a bit disappointed to how crumbly they were - especially the golden pink and the golden periwinkle shades. I would barely tap my brush into the shadow and there would be eyeshadow everywhere! Such a shame as I purchased the palette just for those two shades. With the Lust palette, all the shadows were smooth to the touch and I didn't get that much fall out. Its one of my favorite purple palettes. I use the shimmery vanilla shade, the shimmery charcoal and the deep matte purple a lot.
Swatches. See how creamy and pigmented these are even without a base? The shimmery golden pink and golden periwinkle color (Greed) come off the sheerest out of all the colors. So to get your desired intensity, you really have to layer and pack on the color quite a bit. Those two colors seems fade and blend away faster than the other shadows as well. So a good base is needed! Other than that, I don't have any issues with any of the other shadows. I will be doing more looks and demo using these palettes in the future so do keep a look out!
If you haven't spotted any of the new Color Icon palettes yet, you can get a preview of them on G's blog here. Those 8-pan palettes should be available late January/early February in the US and the second half of 2011 for Canada.