I hate to admit this, but generally I don’t enjoy swatching. It’s messy and fiddly and I can spend ages trying to take photos that are true to colour. The main reason I swatch is to have an accurate database of colours that will inspire me to do colourful looks.
That being said, I did these Yaby swatches today and it was truly a pleasure- the colours were pigmented, pictured beautifully and the pigment was soft like butter.
I purchased this palette at MakeupandGlow (n/a) a while back and I have mixed feelings about it.
On the positive perspective, the colours are vibrant and the pigmentation is wonderful. The pans are also teeeennyy tiny (you’ve probably read that about Yaby eyeshadow, but fo serious, they are shockingly small) which is great for those of us who never hit pan. On the downside, all the shadows in this palette are pretty high shimmer- in order to make them wearable I’d suggest throwing some mattes into the mix. The soft pigment also means that you have to be careful not to overblend in order to avoid a muddy mess.
Overall, I think it’s a great palette to own if you love shimmer (which i DO!) but don’t expect to do a look using the palette alone (it’ll be a pretty 1980’s outcome).
Here is the palette itself, next to a MAC lipstick so you can all gauge the tiny goodness of these pans:
Now onto the swatches- I did these in bright daylight to illustrate the shimmery nature of the Yaby Pearl Paint range. Some of you may be thinking “WHAT A FROSTY MESS! OMG KARIMA” but hear me out- these are not as over-the-top in other lighting. I’ve done some comparison pictures at the end of this post to show what they look like in various lighting.
pp080 pp005 pp017 pp024 pp009 pp031 pp029 pp008
pp013 pp038 pp064 pp052 pp070 pp071 pp054 pp053
pp012 pp045 pp060 pp019 pp036 pp025 pp072 pp041
pp057 pp037 pp047 pp048 pp066 pp011 pp026 pp061
pp056 pp049 pp015 pp040 pp001 pp002 pp062 pp082
Pretty vibrant, no? You can see in some colours (particularly pp001) that there is complexity in the shades, pp001 is blue with a gold glimmer (LOVE).
As promised, here is how the shadows appear when not in direct sunlight. This is row 4:
In direct, bright sunlight:
Indoors, with flash (you’ll notice they appear less shimmery here):
And finally, indoors no flash, not looking particularly shimmery:
What do you guys think? I’m seriously considering getting another Yaby Palette to explore non-pearl-paint finishes. If anyone owns another Yaby Palettte, let me know in the comment box below 🙂