Melt Cosmetics Earth Eyeshadow Palette

Earth

Melt Cosmetics Earth Bad Side Zodaic Eyeshadow Palette was unveiled earlier this month as an eight-shade color story with gold and orange accents and a burst of deep green and burgundy. The matte recipe appeared less dense/intense than Melt’s standard matte formula, but it was simpler to manipulate and build up. The shimmers were also less tightly pressed than I’d expect from Melt, which improved them.

Ingredients

Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone is a dark forest green with a matte sheen and colder undertones.

Opaque pigmentation
Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Way Harsh

Way Harsh is a rich yellow with warm undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque pigmentation
Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Over Critical

Over Critical is a medium-dark yellowed gold with a metallic gloss and mild, warm undertones.

Semi-opaque pigmentation
Lightly emollient, smooth, slightly thick
Picked up evenly with a dry brush
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Know-It-All

Know-It-All is a brilliant, medium-dark orange with reddish overtones that is mixed with lighter, gold and orange glitter for a strong, metallic finish.

Mostly opaque pigmentation
Lightly emollient, smooth, dense but not thick
Picked up evenly with a dry brush
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

RBF

RBF is a dark, burnt orange with warm undertones and a matte texture.

Nearly opaque pigmentation
Soft, slightly thin, lightly powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Materialistic

Materialistic is a deep, rich brown with warm undertones and a silky, metallic sheen.

Opaque pigmentation
Lightly emollient, smooth, dense but not thick
Picked up evenly with a dry brush
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Type A

Type A is a purpled-burgundy with strong, chilly undertones and a matte texture.

Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
Soft, silky, lightly powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Stubborn

Stubborn is a golden taupe with light-medium undertones and a matte texture.

Semi-sheer pigmentation
Soft, slightly thin, very powdery
Prone to sheering out, fallout during application
Moderate-wearing (6 hours)