Holy Grail or Holy Fail?

Holy Grail or Holy Fail?

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I finally got my hands on the Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette!!!! I have wanted to get this for some time, but it always seems to be out of stock on every website. But luckily my sister managed to get her hands on one and gifted it to me. YAAAY for sibling loving.

Heres my quick review on the palette

I personally do not know how much my sister got the palette for and which website she got it from, as it was a gift. So I did a little digging around to give you an idea of what the price ranges are.
www.beautybay.com    £43
www.shopvioletvoss.com   $45  (Do not think they ship to UK)

Not a lot of website sell this palette but the price range is roughly £40 ish. If you know other websites that sell the palette let me know in the comments section.

The packaging is very simple and light weight. It seems like it is a vinyl design covering a thick cardboard with a glossy, smooth finish. I think it is strong enough to travel with it and not worry about the eye shadows breaking.

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There are 20 colours in total in the palette, (they have the cutest names), with a mixture of mattes, metals and satins. They are full-sized pans, with 1.8 grams of eye shadow for each colour. They are vegan friendly, cruelty free and infused with jojoba oil.
The quality of each shadow is great, they are a super creamy, satin like texture and really pigmented, as you can see from the pictures. I feel like, due to the creamy texture they are so easy to work with, as it doesn’t take long to blend the eye shadow in. You may need to build the matte shades up because when I was swatching the colours the matte shades would fade quite quickly and I had to go over it a few time to make the colour show, but the metal shades would instantly pop.

The swatches are the first two rows and starts from the top right side of the palette going down. Below is a close up view of the each row. The first four shades (Crystals, Ploof, Thanks a Latte and transition) have been swiped on my hand two to three times as the colour was not showing. So you would need to pack them on a little, but I use them as a transition or highlight colour.

The below images are the first two rows of the palette, starting from the top right side and going down.

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The below images are the last two rows of the palette, again starting from the top right side and going down.

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All the swatches above are one swipe, so you can see the pigment on the bottom row are amazing!

Overall I think the price is a tad bit pricey (hey ho I got it for free, can’t complain) but you are getting 20 full-sized eye shadows. If your anything like me and love warm tones colours and neutrals, then this palette is really a holy grail. I also think this palette is really ideal for people who do Bengali/ Pakistani/ Indian bridal makeup, as they have the golds, the reds that are commonly used on the desi brides.

Over all I would give it 4/5.


Have you tried this palette? Let me know what you think of it, or tag me on the looks your created with this palette on Instagram. My details should be on the homepage 🙂



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