The Flesh Beauty Eyeshadow Palette featured in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own.
When Linda Wells, the former long-time editor-in-chief of Allure Magazine announced her makeup line, Flesh Beauty, at Ulta Beauty, I and so many other beauty lovers were understandably intrigued.
You see, I’ve been keeping up with Linda since I was in high school. I remember picking up Allure Magazine for the very first time when I was waiting for my mom to get a hair cut and completely falling in love with the intelligent articles in the iconic magazine, along with the gorgeous, stylized makeup and beauty shots that helped inform my own aesthetic. I enjoyed reading Kevyn Aucoin’s articles in Allure and always looked for Linda’s letter at the front of the magazine.
Linda’s been busy since stepping down from Allure, and is the chief creative officer for Revlon, where she’s created a 12-pieced prestige beauty line that’s just made its debut. Some of the product names are super naughty! It makes me wonder if that’s intended to distract from the quality of the products or a clever marketing ploy.
An avowed eyeshadow lover, I had to pick up the Flesh Beauty Fleshcolor Eyeshadow Palette, which is $38. The packaging is very streamlined and sleek, and it contains 9 eyeshadows that are a mix of shimmery and matte.
The brush in the palette is disappointing! It reminds me of a brush you’d see in a lower priced palette and probably shouldn’t have been included.
I have to be honest and tell you I’ve never been a huge fan of Revlon’s eyeshadows, but this palette is made in Italy. On the latest episode of Huda Boss, Huda and her team flew to Milan, Italy to perfect the quality of the concealer line she’s developing. Italy, she explained, is the center of all things popping in the beauty industry!
The texture of Flesh Beauty Fleshcolor Eyeshadow Palette reminds me a lot of the Huda Beauty Obsessions Palettes. The powder shadows feel creamy because they have a dimethicone base. Dimethicone is a filler that’s very, very common in makeup products. While it does irritate my skin, my eyelids don’t have a problem with dimethicone-based shadows.
The shadows are very pigmented and easy to work with and swatch up nicely.
My Final Thoughts: Overall I think these colors are nice, but they palette is a tad bit overpriced for what it is. I think the price tag could go down a bit, for sure. Are the naughty names of the other products necessary? No – let the products stand out on their own for their quality.