I recently wrote a review for the Melt Cosmetics Love Sick palette and I loved it so much that I had to pick up Love Sick’s sister palette—the Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter palette!
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Review
The Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter collection of 4 ultra-matte eyeshadows ($48), which are a must-have in anyone’s makeup kit. Whether you are a makeup enthusiast or a professional artist, this palette has the essential shades needed for achieving a multitude neutral looks.
I hate to use the word neutral, because although there are no bright colors in this palette, the colors are included are incredibly rich and very powerful.
Brownie points: The Melt Cosmetics eyeshadows are all cruelty-free and paraben-free.
The Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter eyeshadow collection consist of 4 striking shadows:
Blurr- A yellowish cream flesh tone that is described as a “blending/eraser shadow” on the Melt Cosmetics website. This color matches my skin color perfectly, so I would have to say it’s the most wearable color for me. Depending on your skin tone, this color can be used as a soft contour shade (fair skin), blending shade (medium skin), or as a highlighter (deep skin). This color is a bit powdery, so using a primer with this color is a must to lock it in place. It’s also very buildable, which is a great quality in a blending shade.
Unseen- A medium caramel brown with a cool undertone, which can be used on a wide range of skin tones. I love this color because it’s great for contouring the eyes, but it’s also perfect for a smokey eye. The color has great pigmentation and is also buildable.
Enigma- A rusted red brown and the reason I bought this palette in the first place. I feel like rusty brown shadows have become super trendy and not surprised as to why. They look really good on green, brown and hazel eyes. This shade is so pretty and very intense. A little goes a long way, so apply it in thin layers until you reach your desired intensity.
Dark Matter- Ultra-black. It’s no wonder this palette was named after Dark Matter, which happens to be the mother of all black eyeshadows. A black shadow is a must in any makeup kit and this is the one you NEED in your kit. MAC’s Carbon doesn’t even come close to the depth of this color. Seriously—the blackest black EVA!
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Melt Love Sick Swatches
These eyeshadow are packaged in a sleek magnetic stacking system, complete with a mirror inside. This is actually what I was intrigued about when I first saw the eyeshadows, since I’ve never seen this packaging concept before. The design of the stack makes them easy to travel with, since you can chose to only take the colors that you need with you. But beware; it’s easy to chip your shadows with your nails when you are taking apart the stack. The more that I use my shadows, the more it seems that I end up digging my nails into it by accident. I initially loved the packaging, but I have to say I’m not such a fan anymore.
Overall, I love this palette because it’s very wearable. I can use it to create my quick daily 10-minute makeup looks, or to create a dramatic evening look. All of the colors in the palette work in harmony when worn together, but they also play well with other colors, such as the colors from the Love Sick palette.
For more information about Melt Cosmetics, visit their website here.
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Do you have the Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter palette? Which is your favorite shadow?