The quickest way to sell me on any product is to tell me that it alone will do the work of many.* That’s why I was so excited to try out the Profusion Glam Face Makeup Case that my aunt sent me for Christmas. This one little palette claimed to tackle my shadow, blush, highlight, and brows??? Of course, I was a little skeptical about the face products, because universal kits usually aren’t brown skin friendly, but I was still eager to give it a go. After numerous lookbooks and everyday attempts at using this product, I am finally ready to share my thoughts.
The Run Down: I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but I am a packaging snob. I want aesthetics and functionality, and this delivers. It’s a 5.1 oz palette including 4 eyeshadows, 2 brow powders, 1 blush, and 1 highlight. Each section is spaced out well and also has large enough pans to actually match the type of brush you’d use for each product and the amount of use you’d get out of it. That’s great, because I’ve been wronged before by blushes in these types of palettes that were so tiny that I’d have to dip in with my pinkie.
The Losers: For the most part, nothing in this palette is truly terrible. There are simply a lot of items that are just okay. For the eyeshadows, I wish Thoughtful showed up on the lid with more intensity and that the matte shades were a touch more blendable. In terms of color selection, I would have preferred a warm brown over the dusty pink of Fling, so that this palette could have a transition shade for me in it. If you have more fair skin, Fling might work for you, but in my crease it looks like pastel ash. Lastly, Heartfelt Highlight is very frosty and glittery. I think that’s all that needs to be said about that one.
The Winners: I mentioned this in my Trying New Things post and my standouts remain fairly similar. The best parts of this palette are the Chatty and Night Life shadows, the brow powders, and the blush. Though the shadows on a whole were my biggest complaint, I love the “Big Wow” that comes from popping Chatty in my inner corner. I thought Night Life would be a huge let down because there’s glitter in the pan and is difficult to swatch, but it actually goes on the eye matte. I also appreciate that it isn’t ultra pigmented, because it’s almost impossible to start off with too much and ruin your look early on. As for the brows, they give me nice, long lasting color, and the blush is so silky smooth and looks very pretty on my skin.
All in all, I actually am a fan of this palette. Most of my complaints are just minor details, and I would actually take this with me while traveling in place of a more extensive kit so long as the trip was only a few days long! I love the blush and brow powders, the highlight is workable, and I’d be fine with the shadows if I had my own bronzer to throw in the crease as a transition shade.
I also think this would be a great beginner’s palette! I think the hardest part of makeup is finding out what to buy and how to turn all of that stuff into a coherent look. With this palette, the color scheme of the look is already provided and it’s fairly neutral so it’s hard to go wrong. Plus, since there are so few products, users can spend more time on technique and less time thinking “What does this one do?” The only thing the only thing leftover would be foundation, bronzer, mascara, and lips. Bonus, it’s only $7 at Target!
What’s your favorite all in one product?
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*Except for when it comes to 2 in 1 Shampoo-Conditioner. Those products are a lie.