I haven’t done a palette review in a hot minute so today I’m back at it again!
Today we’re discussing the lovely Rare Beauty Magnetic Spirit and Confident Energy eyeshadow palettes. I’ve been playing with these for a few months already and I’ve yet to see many reviews on them. So I made it my duty to review them for you!
Both of these palettes are colorful, metallic, and very beautiful. I’ve been enjoying them a lot and I think, if you give them a chance, you will too!
Let’s start off with the formula. All of the shades in both palettes are metallics and the formula is consistent throughout them. The shades are very buttery when you swatch them and they blend like a dream. Be warned; they’re very pigmented. But thankfully they’re not the intimidating type. They layer well on top of each other and other shadows and you can also use them wet without a problem.
On one hand, I wish these had at least one matte shade but on the other hand, I understand how this is not meant to be a one-and-done palette. Plus, I have millions of other palettes with matte shadows.
The color palette on both of these is beautiful. I like Confident Energy more cause I’m obsessed with green at the moment and because I did a look with it and got reposted on Rare’s IG! The Selena Gomez and THE Hung Vanngo liked it but that’s beside the point. Magnetic Spirit– while it didn’t make me Selena’s BFF– is also gorgeous. Especially if you have brown eyes since the purples in the palette will complement them beautifully!
These are obviously not your average day to day palettes and it can be a bit tricky to create looks just using them. I know. But I approach them more as complementary palettes. I’ll go in with some mattes in my crease and pick a bright shade for my lid. Or I’ll use one of the bolder shades for eyeliner; that kind of thing. These palettes are bold but they’re not intimidating. If you wanna slowly inject a bit more color into your looks, I recommend either of these.
Possibly my favorite thing about these palettes is that they’re $25 each. $25 for six high-quality eyeshadows in beautiful packaging is a total steal! And, compared to the amount of colorful, expensive palettes at Sephora these stand out.
I also love the packaging because it practical and stunning. It feels luxe and heavy, but it’s small and you can chuck it anywhere you want. The packaging feels secure enough to protect the shadows inside, which is always important. I love how the design colors correspond to the shades in the palette and ––ugh, they are just so beautiful to look at!
Now we get to the age-old question, who are these for?
- People who love and wear colorful shadows regularly.
- People who want to start incorporating color into their looks without breaking the bank.
- Makeup collectors.
If you could only buy one product this month, buy the Rare Beauty palettes. They’re underrated but I know you’ll love them!