So I went ahead and got the one I had initially really liked, and decided to get the other one as well, though I had not really cared too much for the colors at first. These palettes sell for $12 a piece, according to Ross's price sticker, and I got them for $5.99 each. I have to admit I am surprised at the low price for these palettes, for the quality. I used the Sand palette yesterday, and really loved the look I created, and today I used the Surf palette and really love the purples that I used.
|JLB Cosmetics Surf The Malibu Beach Collection. The outside of this palette is slightly textured and looks a little bit like rattan, or a straw hat weave. It is constructed of pretty sturdy cardboard, and closes magnetically.|
|This is my overall look. I used The Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer for my foundation, Nars Super Orgasm on my cheeks, and a Burt's Bee's lip crayon in a pink color on my lips. Highlighted with Hourglass's Ambient Lighting powder in Ethereal.|
|Another angle of today's look. You can see just a hint of the purple at the corner of my eye.|
Overall I really like this palette, way more than I expected to. I'm excited to create some more looks with this, and play with it a bit more. I feel like this was a pretty good deal for $6, and if you can find it, I really suggest picking it up, even if you're not sure you'll like the colors. I was pleasantly surprised after I got them home and got a chance to swatch them.
Now for the other palette. This is the one that I initially regretted not purchasing the night I saw it. There is one shade in here that I just had to have. The rest of the palette is beautiful too, but I really loved that one color, and don't have anything like it at home. Ultimately that is the deciding factor these days, since I have so much makeup.
|This palette feels like it is wrapped in burlap. It's a bit more textured than the other palette, but is constructed of the same cardboard with the magnetic closure.|
So far, I really like these palettes. I have used each one, only once so far though (which is why this is a first impression post.) I will be working with these off and on for awhile, mainly because I'm so excited to try out all the colors!!
Let me know what you think in the comments below!
(All pictures taken with my iPhone 5s)