[no primer, 2 layers each]
Pop selected three cool toned neutrals that look like they create a perfect smokey eye, but as a whole these eyeshadows just aren't very good. They're had, dry, and lack pigmentation. There's no point of using these eyeshadows without a primer, they barely show up. Used over a primer and carefully patted on, Pop's eyeshadows can be built up to have decent color payoff. All three shades are resistant to blending, they need some elbow grease an a good brush to achieve a blended look. The darker two shades cause a small amount of fallout. Wear is on the weaker end, creasing and fading set in after six to seven hours.
The first shade in this trio is called White, but to me it appears to be more of a light silver. The copious amount of silver glitter lend this sheer, cool white a slight grey cast. White has an extremely frosty finish
Next up is Grey, which is a cool, shimmery mid-toned grey with a moderate amount of silver shimmer. Grey can reflect quite bluish in some angles. The finish is somewhere between a frost and a shimmer.
Finally we have Black, which is a bluish, soft black. The base is matte with an overlay of silver sparkle. The glitter does not adhere to the base shade, causing a fair amount of fallout. Pop Beauty's Black swatches the worst but performs the best out of this trio.
Based on my experience with these three eyeshadows, I definitely wouldn't bother with Pop Beauty's Smokin' Hot Palette. In no way could it be worth $24. Both the packaging and the quality of these eyeshadows do not match the price point. These eyeshadows have a stiff, dry texture and poor color payoff. You're better off buying eyeshadows from ELF. I definitely do not recommend Pop Beauty's Smokin' Hot Palette.
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