$5 eBay Matte Eyeshadow Palette

by - Monday, March 21, 2016

So awhile back I decided to buy this eyeshadow palette because I had seen a couple people review this and had said it to be quite a good product. I purchased this product on the 28th of January and it arrived in the mail on the 25th of February. I actually found that this was an okay length of time because I have waited much longer for other products sold by other eBay sellers from China.
With that being said I was actually quite disappointed with the actual product


Opening the package up it looked cheap straight away (and I obviously didn't expect much from this as it was less that $5) and as soon as I got into the swatches and playing around with the shadows I could tell that this wasn't very good. 



I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo (because it is edited) but the swatches are very light and not very pigmented. The browns in the palette are pretty much all the same and I had to do multiple swatches on one colour for it to actually show up. I tried applying some of the browns as an all over the lid colour with a flat shader brush but it just didn't work. I then proceeded to use my fingers but still it lacked the pigmentation I wanted. There are some shades in here that are okay and some that I would use as a transition colour because it's not too intense, but the majority of these are terrible. 


I was so excited for this when it arrived but it has been a major let down. Not only is there a lack of pigmentation and intensity in these shadows but they also have a lot of fall out. There is no way you can apply these flawlessly because you have to keep going over and over again to get the look you want as well as dust away a lot of the product that has landed under the eye.


With that being said the colours I wouldn't mind using from time to time is the black, the red, and the deep dark brown - the rest are just a pain. The pigmentation of the black actually surprised me because it was so intense and quite bendable. 
Overall I definitely would not recommend this palette and I would rather buy a single matte shadow from colour pop or makeup geek. 

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed my review. 


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43 comments

  1. Aw, even $5 is not worth it if it is bad quality I think. I'm surprised you didn't mind that it took so long to arrive, I normally ''expect'' things to be there at the same time as I order it even though that's not possible haha. xx

    Marlinde

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    1. I wasn't exactly in a rush to use it or anything so I was fine with waiting :) And although $5 isn't much I still expected a little bit more other than just 3 of the shadows being 'okay' ! Thanks for reading x

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  2. Oh it's a shame that it is bad quality the palette looks nice in pictures!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, the art of photography and editing can really trick the eye haha! :)

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  3. Oh it is disappointing ! It looks so good on the picture...
    Alexandra xx
    http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr

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    1. Yes, I was a little bit worried that the picture could be decieving - I have found a couple of other people do reviews on this and they have said it to be quite a good palette so maybe I just received a bad one?

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    1. Yes, I was expecting more than I received haha!

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  5. Oh no what a shame, but you never know if you've discovered a gem on eBay xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Too true, I guess it all comes down to trial and error :)

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  6. That's a shame! I actually really like the colours in the palette.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

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    1. Same, they're all very similar though!

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  7. Sounds awful! Definitely won't order this haha ;)

    xo, mikél;a / simplydavelyn.com

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    1. Yes, save yourself the time and the money :)

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  8. Ahh, I hate stuff like this! Hopefully you've discouraged some people from getting them!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I definitely think I have! I mean, some people still may like to try it out because I know I would still be a little bit curious :)

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  9. Great post! I appreciate your honest review.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading :) x

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  10. Such a shame that this palette was disappointing! At least you didn't spend a fortune on it ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  11. Looks pretty but only for 5$, isn't strange that is it not of good quality.. :/
    Also I love your blog ! I following you <3

    Suzanne xx
    Check my blog : http://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr/

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  12. What a disappointment! Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts!
    xoxo
    Serein
    http://sereinwu.com

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    1. Yes completely! Thank you for reading :) x

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  13. Damn, such a let down! I thought you were going to share a bargain gem with us! So unfortunate that it lacks pigmentation - I can see that a lot of the colours are similar. Oh well, just as well it didn't cost you too much! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I also expected a great steal but was very let down! Thank you for reading :)x

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  14. I'm a huge fan of neutral eye shadows cause they're soooo easy to wear, yet gorgeous!
    This palette looks so nice & $5??! I need to get one! Thanks xx

    KayleeㅣJK's Dawn

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  15. For $5 even if you just use a couple of the shades it wouldn't be completely wasted, it's a shame you didn't get along with this product even though other people did :(

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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    1. Yeah I definitely agree, the last two shades and the red in the middle are actually okay :)

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  16. Sucks that the quality of the shadows is so low. Thanks for the honesty and have a great weekend!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  17. Aww that's a shame it was disappointing. The colors look so nice, but only if they were more pigmented! Thanks for the review

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

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    1. I was so excited when I received it because the appearance made me have high hopes even though the packaging itself was not that great :)

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  18. What a shame! The shades look lovely, but it sounds like the formulation is not up to much. Still, at least there's one or two you can use! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  19. That's a really Shame you didn't like it! Maybe you could use it for another purpose?! Eyebrows, contouring?!


    Thrifty vintage fashion

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    1. I haven't actually thought about that, I might try some of the shades for contouring but I feel like I would have to go in quite a few times to get a good pigmentation :)

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  20. Such a shame it's bad quality...but I suppose you get what you pay for really. Worth a try, though!

    Katie.
    xx LA-COCO-NOIRE

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  21. I used to purchase cosmetics from ebay years ago, and then I watched a video on youtube describing the conditions these chinese products are made and the ingredients they use. Omg I was horrified, I threw everything out. Please make your research before purchasing another beauty product from them, it is not worth it. I remember buying a liquid eyeliner from ebay for 0.99$ and when I used it my eyes were swollen for 2 days and I didnt know what was wrong, they may have put anything in this eyeliner cause no one is contolling these countries and you can see that ingredients are not listed anywhere. Please be careful :) with 5$ you could have purchased an elf palette!

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. oh wow, this sounds horrible! I had looked a bit into the seller and the reviews it received and there wasn't anything that stood out to be harmful but I will be sure for next time - Thanks!! x

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  23. honestly nothing worse than being disappointed, it looks so beautiful in the picture, but MUG is worthwhile, and I would rather have one amazing shadow than a palette of rubbish ones. Sorry it disappointed!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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    1. Yes I have a few makeup geek eyeshadows that were definitely worth the $5 and also colourpop which is a great brand! :) Thanks for reading!

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  24. I love everything about this palette, from the pan sizes to the shades and all matte formula. So excited to try and nab this for myself. Thank you for sharing. Subscribed x

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

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  25. aw no! what a shame that it wasn't as pigmented as you hoped... This is kind of why I'm slightly scared to buy makeup off ebay because you don't know what you'll be getting. Thankyou for the review though :)
    I have bought jessup brushes off ebay that are actually really good quality so if you see them on ebay you should give them a try!

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