Ace Beaute Classical Paradise Palette

Monday, February 18, 2019

New to me in 2019 is the brand Ace Beauté. This palette, the Classical Paradise has been on my mind ever since I first set eyes on it, maybe three months back. The shade Golden Apple caught my eye, I'd been looking for a murky khaki brown, the perfect pea soup color. Plus, I will never say no to some saturated burgundies. During a recent sale, I picked up the palette. 

The outside of the palette is pretty, a lush green with vivid tropical flowers. The finish is matte and it's pretty, but at odds with color story that the eyeshadows tell. 

The inside of the cardboard palette is shiny and unfortunately, that cheapens the look a bit.

indirect light

Top row, left to right: Rye, Barley, Sunflower, Maize, Golden Apple, Hay
Bottom row, left to right: Vegetation, Earth, Harvest, Clay, Mineral, Soil 

The mattes are very dry and I had the best luck working quickly on eyeshadow primer that was slightly damp. On bare skin, the eyeshadow doesn't stick very well, particularly if the skin is on the drier side. They are quite pigmented, as are the soft shimmers. The shimmery shades in the palette are not particularly complex, but they have high shine. 

Mineral looks more taupe in the pan but on the skin it looks more like a soft brown. Having both Soil and Clay seems kind of redundant, they look very similar on the skin. 

The names and hues in this palette remind me of a bountiful fall harvest, it's kinda odd that the exterior has tropical vibes. 

Here I've used Rye and Golden Apple on the lid and crease, with Earth as liner. Mineral on the lower lid.

Here I've used the yellow shades Rye and Maize in the outer areas closer to the eye brow, with Vegetation (orange) and Clay closer to the lash line. I used the copper Harvest in the middle of the eyelid. Blue eyeliner is Urban Decay Goddess.

Here I've used Rye, Soil, and Earth as well as Mineral. Inner conner is Colourpop We Jammin'.

I've used this palette a fair amount, and while I like it overall, I don't like it for the full price of $34.99.  The eyeshadows are in that funny zone of "better than acceptable, but not quite laudable".  It's missing the finer touches, hallmarks of quality that would warrant that price tag. For me, a sale price of $25-28 seems about right.

Have you tried anything from Ace Beauté? Their Flair Palette looks like it has some really interesting colors, but I don't think the quality of Classical Paradise moves me to buy Flair + shipping and handling.

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