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Violet Voss Creme Brulee Palette Review

I included this in my January favourites and mentioned a full review, so here we are. It’s also been a while since I’ve reviewed a makeup item, and this seems like a good place to start. Today’s review is on the Creme Brulee fun sized palette from Violet Voss. This post includes affiliate links, but all opinions are my own as always.

The Variety

There are four varieties of the fun sized palettes on offer, all with a different colour story. Of course I went with the neutral one. What can I say? I love an everyday palette. If you’re more adventurous than me, then one of the other palettes in the range may be for you. You can also get: Berry Burst, Le Macaron or Fruit Sorbet.

The Price

Violet Voss is an expensive brand. I mean, the raved about Holy Grail palette costs £43 and The Ride or Die palette costs £70. These fun sized palettes cost £18 each, which I think is great. It’s still on the higher end of things, but that’s £1.80 a shadow, which isn’t bad at all.

The Packaging

I know a lot of people hate cardboard packaging, but I love this. It’s really easy to open, but the magnetic clasp feels secure. Which means this is a good palette to travel with, as there is also a small mirror on the inside. The outside has a ripple design, and the name of the palette is in a raised font. It is a small palette, but I love the packaging. The only thing I don’t like is the lack of shade names.

The Shades and Swatches

As this palette doesn’t have shade names, I’ll have to use an exciting numbering system instead. I hope you’re feeling the sarcasm. The shadow in the top left will be number one, and we’ll go across the top row and then move onto the bottom one.

Shade 1: A basic matte white/ cream.

Shade 2: A yellow / champagne shimmer.

Shade 3: This one is a bronze, orangey shimmer.

Shade 4: This shade is an orange matte.

Shade 5: A deep chocolate matte with speckles of gold glitter. (That you can’t see on the photo, but I confirm there is specks of glitter)

Top to Bottom: Shade 1, Shade 2, Shade 3, Shade 4 and Shade Five

Shade 6: This one is a light brown orange with speckles of glitter. (Again can’t see the glitter, but it’s there)

Shade 7: An orange metallic shimmer

Shade 8: A golden champagne shimmer (My personal favourite)

Shade 9: A darker brown shimmer

Shade 10: This one almost looks black, but is a really dark brown shimmer.

Top to bottom: Shade 6, Shade 7, Shade 8, Shade 9 and Shade 10

Now we’ll do the whole palette swatched together.

Top to bottom: Shade 1, Shade 2, Shade 3, Shade 4, Shade 5, Shade 6, Shade 7, Shade 8, Shade 9 and Shade 10.

All of the swatches have been built up, so you can see the true colour. The photos are unedited, other than the background being whitened.

My Thoughts on the Shades

I love a number of shades in this palette, just not all of the shades. This isn’t a palette I can use on its own, due to the lack of mattes. The only available transition is too orange, which I’m not a fan of. If the shades that have speckles of glitter in were matte, then it may be a little better.

The shimmer shades are the real stars of this palette. They apply beautifully and blend easily too. The two mattes aren’t that pigmented, and I don’t like how shades five, six and ten apply.

I originally thought this palette was going to be bronze and golden, but it’s more orange. The only way to try to get away from that is bringing another palette into the mix. You could even use a bronzer as a transition instead just to get a neutral look.

Overall I love this palette for the shimmers, and it is a good little palette. Just not on its own, which would be completely different if there was a neutral brown matte. The formula of the mattes being a little better would be great too.

There we have it! First beauty review of 2019 done and dusted!

Do you like the look of this palette?

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33 Comments

  1. 3rd March 2019 / 5:25 pm

    This is a problem with smaller palettes they never seem to do the right amount of shades especially matte shades. Personally spending £18 on a palette I would need to get shades from other palettes I would be annoyed with. Great post though & love your photos ✨

    • 5th March 2019 / 12:16 pm

      That’s true! It’s a shame, as smaller palettes are so easy to travel with. Yeah, it is annoying, for something to cost so much and needing to be paired with something else is not good. Thank you so much xx

  2. 4th March 2019 / 9:12 am

    Gorgeous palette and good price! Like you, I would prefer to see more mattes in there xx

    Beautylymin

    • 5th March 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Glad you like the look of it! Yeah, it would be great if there were more mattes xx

  3. 4th March 2019 / 11:38 am

    This palette looks so gorgeous! The shimmer shades are absolutely stunning! I wish there had been more transition shades but as you said, we can use a bronzer, so it’s not really an issue but considering the price, they could have at least added one or two. Overall, I love the palette and it’s so beautiful. I love the pictures, great review as always my lovely x

    http://new-lune.com

    • 5th March 2019 / 12:22 pm

      It is such a pretty palette! The shimmer shades are definitely the stars of the palette. Yeah it would be better if the palette had more mattes. I’m glad you like it! Thank you so much xx

    • 5th March 2019 / 12:23 pm

      The shimmer shades are definitely the best xx

  4. 4th March 2019 / 1:25 pm

    I have the Berry palette on my wishlist. These seem like fun little palettes, I think the Berry has more mattes. I’ll have to take a look. Great post!

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    • 5th March 2019 / 12:24 pm

      The berry one looks so good! The idea behind them is so cute. I hope it does! Thank you xx

    • 5th March 2019 / 12:25 pm

      It’s definitely a pretty palette! Thank you xx

    • 5th March 2019 / 12:25 pm

      The shimmer shades are so beautiful! It really is. Thank you xx

  5. Nina
    4th March 2019 / 9:24 pm

    This palette looks so cute, loved the shades. I personally don’t mind cardboard packaging, I used to have Lancome eyeshadow palette in cardboard packaging and it was perfectly fine.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • 5th March 2019 / 12:26 pm

      It’s definitely a cute palette! Yeah I don’t mind cardboard packaging either, but I’ve seen other people complain about it, so thought it was worth mentioning xx

  6. 5th March 2019 / 5:11 pm

    What a gorgeous palette, it has every color we need for everyday and evening makeup looks! Thank you so much for the swatches, they are super cute 🙂

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

    • 5th March 2019 / 8:15 pm

      It’s such a pretty palette. Glad you like them xx

    • 5th March 2019 / 8:15 pm

      They really are! Yeah, the price is alright all things considering! Thank you so much xx

  7. 5th March 2019 / 7:51 pm

    The shimmer shades in this palette are gorgeous! I never understand why brands don’t include good matte transition shades in a palette. But that’s nice that they made more affordable eyeshadow palettes. I loved the review and the swatch photos!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • 5th March 2019 / 8:16 pm

      The shimmer shades are definitely the best! Yeah it’s very weird. It’s great that it’s more affordable compared the the rest of the palettes. Thank you so much xx

  8. 5th March 2019 / 8:22 pm

    I love anything Violet Voss, her shadows are amazing! I also really like the way you have done the swatches!

    Sophia xo

    • 5th March 2019 / 8:27 pm

      They really are! Thank you xx

  9. 5th March 2019 / 8:23 pm

    I’ve not tried violet voss but because i love to wear shimmer shades on a daily basis i think i could work with this and use it so often!

    • 5th March 2019 / 8:28 pm

      If you love shimmers then you’ll love this one! The shimmers are great xx

  10. 5th March 2019 / 8:37 pm

    I’m such a makeup novice so don’t know much when it comes to eyeshadows but these shade are all so pretty! xx

    Em // https://www.emilybecca.com

    • 5th March 2019 / 8:41 pm

      Honestly I’m not great with eyeshadows, I just go with the colours I like and hope for the best haha! Glad you like the look of this one xx

  11. 5th March 2019 / 10:38 pm

    Okay so I’m obsessed with your swatches – so beautiful and clean! I’m loving the warmth of this palette and, to be honest, for Violet Voss, the price isn’t bad at all and is pretty similar to a Nyx palette which I believe is considered to be drugstore to mid range so they did well there! Stunning, fab review! x
    Marina Rosie x
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.com/

  12. 5th March 2019 / 10:53 pm

    It’s a cute pallette, it’s a shame you don’t love all the shades though and have to use another pallette with it. it’s great the shimmers are impressive though! 🙂

    Hoping your week is going well 🙂
    Away From The Blue

  13. 6th March 2019 / 8:59 am

    I was actually thinking about trying these smaller palettes, so thank you for such an honest review! Personally speaking, I am not a huge fan of overly orange colours. I like to mix and match, but it is also nice to have everything you need in one place. Shimmers are very pretty though! xx

    Naya
    http://www.nayatilly.com

  14. 9th March 2019 / 11:29 am

    Ah such a shame it’s not perfect, I’d definitely prefer a better balance between mattes to shimmers but it looks very pretty xx

    GemmaEtc.com

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