LimeLife Bare Metals Palette Review

LimeLife recently launched their Bare Metals collection which contains 6 shimmer shadows, a Perfect Eyeliner Pen and their #7 Classified Brush, all housed in a reusable, metal tin. The collection is on sale for $66 right now (regularly $88) so I had to tell you about it.

Packaging 9/10
I love the tin because you can totally re-purpose it to store pencil products, maybe brushes, business cards, hey even tampons! The eyeshadow palette itself is a great slim shape. It fits into my freelance kit so easily because it barely takes up any room. I deducted 1 point because I do wish that it had a mirror.
Value 10/10
While this is on sale, it breaks down to $8.25 per piece.  That’s an awesome value, hence my 10. If the price does go back up to $88, that would be $11 per piece which is still a great value.
Shades 9/10
Many of these shades are something I’ve been dreaming about. The best way I can explain it is that I love the idea of ethereal shimmers in skin tone shades. They are universally-flattering and I do believe there’s something for everyone. Many of the shades remind me of ones in one of my favorite palettes, the LORAC Unzipped palette, if you’re familiar with that.

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Rose Colored Glasses This makes a great lid color and highlight for fair skin. It is similar to Unreal in the LORAC Unzipped Palette. I’ve been using it on some photoshoots lately and really loving it’s versatility.

Gold School This is a soft, subtle non-yellow, non-brassy gold. I also love this as a highlight on light to medium yellow undertones. It is similar to Undiscovered in the LORAC Unzipped Palette.

In Sequins This is my favorite in the palette. It’s a shimmery, light taupe and such a gorgeous everyday lid color. It would also make a nice highlight maybe on medium/deep skin tones. It reminds me a little of one of my favorite shadow colors ever, Cool Beans in the Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette.

Gilded Lily This is a pale, shimmering lilac color. It leans more pink than it does blue-violet. It’s a very pretty, soft color to accent green or hazel eyes. You could potentially use this as a highlight if you’re into the holographic/unicorn trend. I’m wearing it in the photo below. Sorry for the lame car selfie where I’m making a rude face for some reason.

Pretty Penny This is a very warm copper shade. I thought it would be similar to LimeLight’s Antiki Bar but it’s far warmer and orange-leaning. That is a great quality for blue and green eyes. I haven’t reached for this as much but totally will in the summer. I’m curious as to if this could be used as a warm highlight on deep skin tones. I’ll have to try it and see!

Shimmy Shimmy I thought this was going to be a warm bronze but it’s more of a cool tone brown shimmer. That being said, it’s such a pretty color for metallic smoky eyes. I’m wearing it in the look below.

Pigment 8/10
These don’t seem as pigmented to me as the original LimeLife shadows. I notice many people spraying their brush with setting spray prior to so it seems they need a little help.

It’s odd because initially they didn’t seem as pigmented as the LORAC Unzipped shades but when I swatched them next to each other on my hand, it didn’t appear that way visually.
Formula 7/10
These are definitely on the softer side. I find that they apply best with true pressing motions using a synthetic brush or your finger. I wish the formula was just a tad more emollient as it seems necessary to hold the soft shadow together and build rich metallic color.
Wear 8/10
Because these are soft, they seem to fade a way a little quicker but nothing major. Definitely make sure you use an eye primer though.
Overall Score
Out of a possible 60 pts, the LimeLife by Alcone Bare Metals Collection scores a 51, or 85%.

Here’s the included brush. It’s an odd shape for me and I won’t reach for it often. The bristles are too long to be a flat brush for the lid but don’t have enough flex to be a blending brush. So, what the heck?! It’s a quality brush though and I will probably just end up using it for something else.

Do I recommend the LimeLife by Alcone Bare Metals Collection?
Yes. The colors are wearable, multi-use and easy to use. The collection itself is a great value and great quality. The shadows will be available individually come March though so if you’re only interested in a few, you can always wait until then.SaveSave

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