I haven’t heard about Focallure before, but when I watched a Youtuber, Tasya Farasya, used it in her channel, I was getting curious. She said that the quality of Focallure’s eyeshadow surpassed high-end one. Since the price of this eyeshadow is so cheap, I immediately ordered Focallure We Care Your Favors shade 01 Bright Lux on e-bay for less than 10 USD. Of course I had to be patient because my order came almost two months later. Now that I have played with it, I finally can make a review out of it. Can I agree with Tasya on this one?
For less than 10 USD, the cardboard packaging is pretty good. It has a magnetic closure that keeps the eyeshadow save. The packaging is all black with rose gold accent. Inside, it has 18 colors, which are 10 mattes, 1 satin, and 7 metallic colors. However, it has no mirror. Another thing that lets me down is the writings on the packaging. It is written in a very bad English. Starting from the name of the palette. I mean, come on, who will understand the meaning of ‘We Care Your Favors’? I think it is not the catchiest name for an eyeshadow palette. The description in the back of the box also has a typo. Moreover, it also says that the palette is a mirrored compact, when in fact it is not. But, since it is very cheap and it is made in China, let us just accept it.
MICA, SILICA, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CI 42090, CI 16035, CI 19140, CI 77742, CI 77492, CI 77007, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77891, TOCOPHEROL, PHENOXYETHANOL.
All ingredients are commonly found in cosmetics. Nothing is dangerous, but you should be careful if you are allergic to Phenoxyethanol. And I think I am one of them. Every time I apply this eyeshadow, my skin feel itchy, but not so bad. After doing some searching, of course on Google, I found that Phenoxyethanol can cause allergic reactions ranging from eczema and hives to anaphylaxis, but there were rare reports on life-threatening reactions. However, it might be not safe for women who is breast-feeding.
There are 18 shades in this palette. The color scheme is ranging from oranges to berry. It is very similar to Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette, but with a big price gap. Huda Beauty one costs about 65 USD. It is good that each color has a name to make it easier to explain, but the name of the color is all over the place. I mean, it is not in one theme. Some are named from gem stone, some from food, and one from a city. Two colors are even named similar. The 10 matte colors in this palette are Carbon, Copper Rose, Toffee, Teracotta, Indian Red, Salmon, Wine, Pink, Bubble Gem, and Bisque. Most of them have a hard formula to the touch. One satin color is Moonlight. And the rest, which is 7, is metallic. They are Dubai, Ruby, Goldmine, Rose Gold, Salmon, Garnet, and Brown Gold. Two colors are named similar to Huda Beauty one. They are Dubai and Rose Gold.
It could be a dream eyeshadow palette if it doesn’t makes my eyes itchy. The formula on the mattes are mostly great. Some colors are very dry and stiff, but it is easily blends out. Some doesn’t blend out with each other very well. It tends to get muddy as they blend. Meanwhile, every metal shades are very dense are saturated. They are great across the board. The metallic one is best applied with finger. Here’s an explanation and swatch on each color.
Carbon is cool tone deep matte black. It has a bit of silver flecks, but I cannot see it after applying on the eyes. The texture of this color is very stiff and dry, but it blends easily. The eyeshadow is hard pressed on the pan so that it is not powdery. There is also not much fall out during application.
Copper Rose is light-medium taupe brown with neutral to warm undertones and matte finish. The texture is softer and better than Carbon. The eyeshadow is hard pressed on the pan so that it is not powdery. This color is pigmented even without primer. It doesn’t have fall out during application.
Toffee is dark warm undertone berry with matte finish. This is one of the best matte colors in this palette. When I touch the pan, it feels grainy as if the product is not finely milled. However, when applied with brush, this color works out well. It is easy to blend even though it is a deep color. The pigmentation is really great. A little goes a long way with this color. It also has minimal to zero fall out.
Terracotta is medium cool tone red with matte finish. The quality of this color is also great. It has minimal fallout with excellent pigmentation and blends beautifully with other colors.
Indian Red is muted light-medium orange with a matte finish. The pigmentation is great. It has minimal fallout and blends beautifully.
Salmon is muted light peach with matte finish. It looks good when I swatch it on arms, but applied on eyes, it is very patchy and not as pigmented even when I wear primer. This color also gets muddy when applied with wrong colors.
Moonlight is pearly white with frosted sheen. My least favorite color in the palette. It doesn’t have great color payoff. It also looks patchy on the lid.
Bisque is light neutral beige with matte finish. This color is great for a base. The texture of this color is smoother than other mattes in this palette. The pigmentation is good with minimal fallout.
Bubble Gem is muted pink with cool undertone and matte finish. My second least favorite color in the palette. It applies unevenly to bare skin and also tends to get muddy as it blends out.
Pink is bright medium pink with cool undertone and matte finish. This color has good pigmentation. It has minimal fallout. It also blends beautifully.
Wine is deep plummy red with warm undertone and matte finish. One of the best matte colors in this palette. This color is very pigmented. I just need very little amount for the whole lid. It has minimal fallout and blends beautifully.
Brown Gold is medium-dark copper with neutral undertone and a metallic finish. The texture is dense and creamy. It is intensely pigmented that I don’t even need primer. It is best applied with finger. Therefore, it is hard to blend it out with brush.
Garnet is light-medium pink with cool undertone and metallic frosted finish. The texture is also cream-like and very dense. It looks sheer upon application, but I can build it up. This color is also best applied with finger.
Here’s another Salmon. But this one is light-medium coppery brown with orange undertone and metallic finish. The consistency is incredibly dense with excellent pigmentation. A little bit hard to difuse with brush, but applies really well with finger.
Rose Gold is medium warm-tone pink with metallic finish. The consistency of mettalic finish eyeshadow in this palette is similar. This color also has intense, full-coverage with dense texture. It is also hard to blend out the edges with brush, but applies beautifully with finger.
Goldmine is light-medium olive green with neutral undertone and metallic finish. The consistency is incredibly dense with excellent pigmentation. A little bit hard to difuse with brush, but applies really well with finger.
Ruby is medium warm red with berry undertone and metallic finish. The texture is also cream-like and very dense. It has excellent pigmentation. It applies really well and blends out easily with finger, but it is hard to work with brush.
Dubai is very unique color. It is light-medium silver with brown purple undertone and metallic finish. It somehow looks like duochrome. It has dense and creamy texture that is intensely pigmented. It applies evenly and easily on lid with finger.
I rate this palette 3.5 out of 5. Almost all colors in this palette are beautiful and great, but somehow it makes my eyes itchy. If you love playing with makeup and doesn’t want to spend so much money on an eyeshadow palette, it could be a great palette. However, for professional use, I would prefer buy more trusted brand which has health certificate (BPOM). What is your thought on this palette?