Mehron iNtense Pressed Powder Pigments Earth Palette: Review, Swatches & Looks
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Earlier this year, I reviewed the shades in the Mehron iNtense Pressed Powder Pigments Fire Palette (click here to check that review out) and really fell in love with the extremely bright colors and high pigmentation. I found myself longing for the other two palettes so that I could own all 24 beautiful shades so with Black Friday sales, I treated myself to one of them, Earth.
The palette comes in a simple paper box, bearing the Mehron iNtense logo.
It houses eight shades with the names written on the bottom of the palette. Each pan is roughly 36mm. The case is sleek and black.
There's a slot for a brush, a synthetic one is included.
Carbon has the most frightening, outstanding pigmentation. I think this might be the truest matte black shadow I've owned. It's honestly almost too black, you barely need to touch your brush to apply it. All the shades have great pigmentation though Night Sky and Morning Sky were somewhat chalky.
The texture of these is definitely on the dry side, even for matte shadows. I think the wetter and creamier your base or primer is, the better the color impact. I find these shadows to look particularly well with creamy formulas like NYX HD Eye Base and LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer and not so well with my NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (looked a bit scaly/chalky, didn't blend that well).
Here's a few EOTDs I did featuring these shades.
In short you get six shades that are great to work with, just absolutely phenomenal pigmentation and two shades that are a bit finicky and chalky, but still vibrant. Regularly priced at $52.95, they are a steal if you can get them on sale. Speak of which, at the moment Cherry Culture has them for 50%! I definitely bought the last palette, Wind, without a second thought. I really absolutely love working with these Mehron iNtense shades, they are a joy to use and photograph.
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