Gemini II 10-Pan Eyeshadow by Melt Cosmetics. The palette is made up of pink and scarlet tones with flashes of olive green. The palette had eight matte hues and two shimmers, and surprise, surprise, the quality was excellent! The mattes were soft and blendable, if a touch powdered, and not too thin. The shimmers were certainly heavier and stiffer than the normal brand, but they picked up easily with my standard shader brushes. The first four tones, in my opinion, are a touch redundant, and how much so depends on your skin tone.
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Bela is a peachy pink with warm orange undertones and a largely matte texture. It had a somewhat powdery–though finely milled–texture and medium to semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. As a result, there was some fallout when I worked with this colour. It lingered on for around eight hours before diminishing noticeably.
Lady Like is a beautiful medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a matte sheen. This color was virtually opaque in one coat, with a delicate, softly powdered texture that wasn’t prone to sheering away. It lasted for eight hours before beginning to fade.
Sweetheart is a medium-dark dusty pinkish-coral with warm undertones and a matte texture. The eyeshadow was silky, finely milled, and blendable, with a trace of powderiness that stayed primarily in the pan. It had a virtually opaque color payoff that lasted for almost eight hours before fading somewhat.
Gemelas is a subdued copper with pink undertones and a matte texture. The texture was smooth, finely ground, and blendable yet not powdery. It had dense coloration that lasted for eight hours before fading dramatically.
Love Sick is a dark crimson with cold undertones and a matte texture. It had a rich color coverage and a smooth, gently powdered texture that blended well without being too thin or too forcefully pushed into the pan. It lasted for about eight and a half hours before fading visibly, but it did leave a little stain.
Shmood is a warm, reddish-copper undertoned brown with a glossy shine. The texture was harder and more firmly pressed into the pan with more thickness than is common of shimmers these days, but it was simpler to work with than most of the brand’s previous shimmers–it picked up just fine with a standard, dry brush. After eight hours of use, this color began to fade.
LX Queen is a warm burgundy-brown with a semi-matte texture. It felt somewhat drier than the other hues in the palette, but it did not hamper application because it was pigmented, blendable, and did not cause fallout. It lingered on for around eight hours before diminishing noticeably.
Matheo is a dark olive green with a blackened foundation and contrasting, gold-leaning sheen for a metallic effect. It had a denser, somewhat thicker consistency than conventional shimmer, however it wasn’t as hard or dry as previous shimmers from the company. The eyeshadow was opaque and lasted for eight hours before exhibiting signs of fading.
Boy Mum is a rich, olive-toned brown with warm undertones and a matte texture. Because it was smooth, not too soft or too forcefully pressed into the pan, it offered opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily. It continued for eight hours before dramatically diminishing.
Almond Eyes is a richer olive green with warm undertones and a matte texture. It provided an opaque color payoff with a delicate, blendable texture that darkened somewhat when applied to bare skin. It lingered on for around eight hours before diminishing noticeably.