Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette.
Coloured Raine’s Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette is a beautiful palette with a great variety of shades that would suit everyone. Each shade is very pigmented, with the exception of Ladyship. It needs to be built up to get intense pigment. Ladyship has a very dry, almost chalky formula in comparison to the other matte shades, which are very soft and don’t take building up for intensity. Heir is about the only other one that can take a little building up, purely because it so light in colour.
You barely need to touch the shimmers to get any pigment, they are very smooth and creamy. They glisten so much when the sunlight hits them. There is minimal fallout from both the mattes and the shimmers. I find Dethrone, Ladyship, Noblewoman, Queen Mother and Your Majesty to have the most amount of fallout, but it is minimal and sweeps away easily.
The metallics almost look wet upon application, as they’re so metallic and shiny. You’d be forgiven for thinking I’d spritzed my brush before applying. I always apply them dry, sometimes I will apply them over a tacky base, but I never spritz my brush before applying them or spritz them on the brush, they are already so metallic and shiny that they don’t need it. I tried it a few times, but I didn’t find it to make any difference. Applying them over a tacky base and patting them on does help to minimise fallout, but not by much.
Empress is a gorgeous shade that I love applying all over my lids and blending out with a mix of Royal Prerotagive and Duchess. Then blend both shadows underneath my lower lashes and they really bring out the colour of my eyes. Sometimes I’ll smudge a little brown or black pencil liner along my top lash line and softly blend it out. It just adds a little something extra and is great for both day and night. Sometimes I use Heir and Princess through my crease and either Royal Highness or Your Majesty over my lid.
The shade Crown is gorgeous under the brow bone for a highlight without being OTT. You can of course build it up for more intensity. Crown always reminds me of MAC’s Naked pigment. Crown is more impactful when it comes to sparkle/shine, whereas Naked is more subtle and has no sparkle, just a golden sheen. They are both very light, with a golden sheen.
The slim black packing reminds me of NARS packaging, but it’s not rubbery like theirs is. If you get anything on it, it wipes off easily. I love the gold around the shadows themselves. I think it looks gorgeous and it really compliments the palette. You can purchase this palette here.