This palette is a lovely little mix of fawny matte browns, deep matte charcoals as well as cool beiges and warm bronzes.
I’d been on the waiting list for this set of matte and metallic eyeshadow palette since Christmas. So when it did arrive a number of weeks after, I was pretty excited to try the shadows out straight away.
For me, this product has everything on the tin that I would want to fall in love with, kind to the skin, no parabens, phthalates or synthetic dyes with a simple monochromatic branding that’s completely cruelty free and vegan.
Unfortunately my difficulty with the Lily Lolo Pedal to the Metal Pallette is that I’ve found the colours have been a little too subtle for my personal taste; I like a bold transfer upon immediate application and I feel these shadows require lots of build up to get a strong, deep transfer onto the skin.
I’ve also struggled with the application - even with primer &/or an eyeshadow base - the softness of the shadows has equalled a frustrating flaking, on the brush and on the skin, particularly with the metallics, which is just no good if you’re in a hurry to get out the door on a Saturday night out.
My advice would be that it's not a set I would choose for adding drama, and this is the risk you take when there isn't an opportunity to go into the shop and try before you buy. Thankfully, at the moment I am able to work the matte shadows to my advantage, shown below in a very natural way.
In the meantime I’ve got my eye on a few other Lily Lolo Skincare products, so I’m going to stay patient with this little palette and experiment with a few different ways of using it.