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Black Radiance: Urban Jungle

I got a package and its name is awesome!
 
Nonpareil sent me another palette, and this time it actually reached me! Nothing short of a miracle.
Apparently packages randomly vanish where I live, someone else here is having good fun with this palette as well!
 
(They sent this to me to create a look with it, though as you know i’ll show you the quality of this palette straight up, no applying it wet or with primer, no one likes cheats.)
 
 
black radiance swatches

 
 
The little foam shapes inside are obviously the best thing about the whole package!!
 
 
black radiance swatches
 
 
But okay fine, the palette is also nice.
 
 
black radiance swatches
 
 
Black Radiance is from the same mother company as Wet n Wild, and therefore has the same paint-by-number system going on when you flip it over!
 
 
black radiance swatches
 
 
As well as the same brow, lid, crease & accent color plan.
(I’m never too sure about the yellow, pink or blue “browbone” shades they suggest!)
 
 
black radiance swatches
 
black radiance swatches
 
black radiance swatches
 
 
O HI Fall! That’s the first thing I thought.
 
 
black radiance swatches
 
black radiance swatches
 
 
Ta-daa the left row of shadows!
 
All shimmery shades here, from highlight to accent: a light champagne, golden green, olive brown and warm espresso.
 
 
black radiance swatches
 
black radiance swatches
 
 
And the right row! Again all shimmers, except for the lid shade.
 
Same order again: golden yellow, a very warm medium brown, deep forest green with green and gold flecks – and my favorite of the bunch: a blackened burgundy with red yellow AND green flecks in it!
 
Ingredients
 
Talc , Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate , Magnesium Stearate , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Nylon-12 , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Boron Nitride , Caprylyl Glycol , Caprylhydroxamic Acid , Glycerin , Silica Dimethyl Silylate , Polyethylene , Methicone , Dimethicone , Methicone Copolymer , Silica , + , – May Contain: Black 2 , Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) , Bronze Powder (CI 77400) , Carmine (CI 75470) , Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) , Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) , Manganese Violet (CI 77742) , Mica , Red 40 Lake (CI 16035) , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Ultramarines (CI 77007) , Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
 
Quality
 
These shadows pack great pigment but have a tendency to get powdery.
On the arm swatches above you can see they look nice when applied dry, but on a lazy day I will probably use the darker shades wet to avoid tons of fallout.
 
Verdict!
 
4/5
 
For $7 you get some lovely shades in here, all fit for daily wear and some perfect for evening purposes. What could’ve been better is the slightly powdery texture, and I would’ve liked a matte highlight in there as well!
 
And they also sent one for you by the way ^_^
 
 
black radiance swatches
 
 
It’s just patiently lounging here on my desk, waiting for the other contest to finish and then it’ll be on the market for a loving partner! :D Meanwhile you can also get one for yourself here.
 
 
Did you have as much as a facepalm-Monday as me? Some people have such a short fuse!
 
monday
 
 
~ Anouchka
 
 

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About LifeOfBun

I'm a student from Belgium, but raised in Holland. My life evolves around animals, games, traveling, make-up, and COLOR. I seek for cruelty free awesomeness & alternatives to my favorite things each day. ^_^

Posted on September 30, 2013, in Box o' appearance, Cosmetics, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. ohh wow love the yellow and greens in the pallet

  2. So pretty! I love those fall-y shades, absolutely fabulous <3 can't wait to see your lovely rebellious looks :D

  3. Leuke kleurtjes ! x Jana

  4. Perfect colors for fall, I can’t wait to see what you will do with this palette :o)

  5. Oh wauw, wat een mooie herfstkleuren!
    En wat handig dat erbij staat waar je wat zou moeten aanbrengen, kan zelf ik nog een mooie make-up look maken ;-)

    • Jah! Voor een dag zonder inspiratie heb je dan het gevoel dat je toch nog iets kan doen he. Al helemaal omdat alleen een browbone highlight blijkbaar een “chic look” is. Yaaay, chic in 5 seconden, the palette said so!

  6. Nice colors, are you that hard to reach via post? Maybe not in Antwerp? :)

  7. Oooo lovely. Really autumnal shades. Can’t wait to see what look you come up with.

    Whenever they have those things telling you what to do with them, I ALWAYS ignore it! They can’t tell me what to do! We are such rebels! Lol

    ~ Amy

  8. Ooooh, I love these colors! Right up my neck of the woods, nature girl and all!

  9. Does it seem like embossing positions for the colors is sort of like giving a kid a coloring book and telling them not to get out of the lines? (giggles)
    The shades are lovely though

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