Today's post is a review of the stunning Epic Nights Palette from Killin It Cosmetics. They're relatively new to the beauty scene, but don't let that fool you, they're named 'Killin It' for a reason. I've been trialling the palette for the last couple weeks, testing out the quality of the shadows and their longevity.. so read on to see my thoughts and some yummy swatches! (Can swatches be yummy? I think so...)
The palette contains twelve shades, that all pack some serious pigment! We have six shimmers and six mattes (well technically one of these has fine glitter particles in, but they don't really translate on the eye, so we're gonna call it a matte) and there is such a lovely selection of shades. In order for a palette to be something I'm willing to travel alone with or call a favourite, it needs to have a light matte shade, a matte black, and then some wearable neutrals, and the Epic Nights palette has all that and more. Plus it's completely cruelty free - Oh and its only £12? Need I go on?
I've swatched the mattes and shimmers separately, and have numbered the shades, as they don't have names. (Oh and apologies in advance for my atrociously poor ability to describe colours...)
1 - Creamy vanilla off-white. Opaque in one stroke and perfect for a matte brow bone highlight.
9 - Muted warm peach. Teeny glitter particles visible on hand/in pan but still really blendable.
3 - Beautiful mid-tone sable brown. Perfect everyday crease shade. Think MUG Creme Brulee.
4 - Neutral light-espresso brown. Not as pigmented as I'd like but lovely for deepening up the crease.
10 - Deep cobalt blue. So intense and creamy. Used on my waterline and DID NOT BUDGE.
12 - Jet Black. Super intense black, highly pigmented yet smudges out really easily for a grungy look.
5 - Stunning champagne gold. Really wearable and eyecatching, swatch doesn't do it justice!
7 - Foiled burnt copper. IN LOVE WITH THIS! Looks even more metallic with some Fix Plus spray.
8 - Deep chocolate brown. Leans cool-toned, lot of fallout on this one but so worth the colour payoff!
2 - Metallic pastel lavender. Slightly patchy, needs building up but beautiful for a pop of colour.
6 - Shimmering periwinkle blue. Wish the texture was more foiled like the bronzes, but still stunning.
11 - Slate grey. Great for deepening up cool-toned looks. Made me want to try a grey-mauve look.
- Shadow Selection: Nice mixture of mattes and shimmers, I would wear almost every shade in this palette and I love the intense black and vivid blues for jazzier days.
- Quality of Shadows: Mattes are all creamy and NOT chalky (Hallelujah!!) and while some of the shimmers feel rough to the touch, they still apply evenly. I now want more of those beautiful foiled bronzes in my collection! (Goes onto KillinItCosmetics.com and starts buying)
- Wear-time: Sported a neutral eye from 9-5 which wore nicely all day, then I jazzed it up with the matte blue on my waterline and that stayed intense AF until I removed it at bedtime. A*
- Fallout: A couple of the matte shades do have quite a bit of fallout, even after tapping the excess off the brush. This isn't a problem for me as I always do my eye makeup first, but for those of you that like to apply your base before you move onto eyes, I would recommend baking (with translucent powder, not in the kitchen!) or keeping some wipes standing by! I think it's practically impossible to avoid fallout when shadows are this darn pigmented so I'm definitely not complaining.
- Price point = AHMAZING! It just shows that if small UK companies are only charging £12 for a palette full of high quality shadows, what are you high end peeps playing at?
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Disclaimer: The majority of things I review on this blog are purchased by myself, however I was lucky enough to be sent this palette in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by brands/companies. If you are a company interested in sending me something for a review, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org