So I want to stress a couple of things:
1) this isn’t a disappointing products review
2) these are first impressions
3) I heart Vapour Beauty
Recently, I bought 2 of the new palettes from Vapour Beauty (purchased from credo beauty). I was really excited based on the online swatches I’d seen from the company’s Instagram. I kind of just ordered blindly without doing too much research. I picked the warmer eye palette in Mediterranean & the Lip/Cheek palette in Flame.
Let’s start with the eye palette shall we? These colors are really smooth (even the lightest shade sugar which has some glitter in it). However, I felt like the pigmentation wasn’t what I really expected. It felt like the colors kind of blended away upon application. I will say, patting the colors instead of blending has worked to better create definition. The bullet points are that these are very creamy and create very nice cream bases. If you want a cleaner formula than, say, a MAC paint pot or a formula that’s less drying, these are great. I actually prefer the stick versions of these because I think I can build up color faster. The eye palettes will be preference of application (pot versus stick). I think the other palette will be a little darker, but likely have a similar issue of you try to combine all 3 to create a single look without anything else. I will continue to use as a base but I’m not interested in the other eye palette personally. This will all boil down to personal preference.
The lip palette, Flame, is a winner for me BUT this will also be personal preferance. I feel like these shades are really neutral/light but I like that. It’s easy to use on the go, compact & lightweight. The blush lasts a decent amount of time and the gloss is super amazing if you don’t like anything sticky at all. I’m eyeing the other lip & cheek palette for sure but I also love my multi-stick in Crush so I might do one of those instead (can’t make up my mind). These subtle colors won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I like this in place of the new Kjaer Weis blush because it was nice to get a full compact palette to achieve a similar look on the cheeks. The wear of all of these was great & I has 0 issues with texture, application or wear.
Overall, neither is bad if you know what you’re getting into. Some will find the subtle shades in the cheek palette not to taste while others will love the soft look or the eye palette unlike my experience. My vote is: I prefer the shadow sticks and love having an easy lip & cheek palette for at home or on the go. To each his own, but manage your expectations on either palette before you drop the $49.