This post is long overdue because I actually ordered my Missha Wonder Woman items back when the limited release first began! I wasn’t intending on doing an actual review though as this is a limited release but I was so impressed with the quality that I wanted to share my joy for Missha eyeshadows with everyone so if you’re keen to see some swatches and read some honeyed words, please continue on!
So here we have the palette, pretty cool right? Not much to see here but it feels almost foreign to not include a shot of the product in its natural state.
When I received this palette, I was actually pleasantly surprised at the size and I’m also impressed with the design. Rather than having small awkward-shaped pans, this palette has a nice slender design and makes the most of its space. It’s quite sturdy which makes it awesome for travelleing. I’ve since been noticing that a lot of the eyeshadow palettes released by Missha have a good use of space and somewhat practical designs (you shouldn’t have any trouble chucking one in your handbag for example).
Here’s a more exciting shot – the palette opened up so you’re able to see the shades. You can also get a bit of an idea as to which ones I favour! There are three matte shades (a peach, camel and light brown), three shimmery shades (a light apricot, blush and deep red-brown) and four glittery shades (An opal, light orange, copper and warm brown). Although the swatches don’t quite match my description of their finish, I’ve tried my best to describe them based on how they appear in real life.
Onto the fun stuff, I wanted to share some swatches of this palette because I am really impressed with the quality. These swatches were taken in reasonably bright light with no primer at all and just a single layer. The order is reversed sorry, so the lightest shade is on the very right of the picture.
The first shade is a nice shimmery highlight which is perfect for the inner eye or brow bone and I use this quite regularly. I tend to favour the glittery/shimmery shades when using this palette however it’s worth mentioning that even though there are only 3 matte shades, they all perform wonderfully. They’re amazingly pigmented given the reputation for matte shades (when intermingled with shimmers in a palette) being poor performers.
Here are some more swatches of the remaining shades, you can see just how vibrant that copper-orange shade is! The light blush shade is also a gorgeous highlight too and another shade I favour. I’d say that the second last shade in the palette (second from the left in this image) is probably the poorest performer and yet it’s still quite pigmented, easy to blend and reasonably long lasting.
I thought I’d also share a look I did with this palette as I’ve really started to enjoy using it for my everyday makeup. I used the lightest shade as a highlight for my brow bone and inner eye, the light blush shade to highlight under my eye and outer lower corner of my eye, the copper shade across the lid, the shimmery light-apricot shade as a lid highlight and a combo of the two darkest browns for my outer lid and crease. Now naturally you wouldn’t need to use so many shades to create a lovely vibrant look but for the sake of experimenting with this palette, I decided to see just how many shades I could use in harmony (6 out of 10 is not bad!)
A closed eye shot with a special thanks to THE SUN for getting all in my business and warping the lighting for this image. Unfortunately due to the lighting the colour differences aren’t as noticeable but I thought I’d share it anyway. I’m also wearing the new Etude House Play 101 Sticks in Rose Gold and Highlighter (more on those later)!
In Conclusion this is a fantastic palette and it really sparks my interest to try other Missha Eyeshadows to see how well they perform. In general Missha products are very affordable, have a reasonable range of shades and this palette performs spectacularly – especially given it’s cheap price point (around $20AUD). Although this palette is hard to find now, I recommend keeping an eye out for any future Missha LE palettes or even consider some shadows from their permanent range.
1 – Terrible, would not recommend at all
2 – Bad, did not work for me but may work for others, would not repurchase
3 – Average-decent, but unlikely to repurchase
4 – Good, worked well or showed some results, would recommend and may repurchase
5 – Excellent, would happily recommend to one and all, extremely likely to repurchase