Month: September 2015

I got the amazing SauceBox Cosmetics Batalash Palette for my birthday and I am so glad that I did. This palette is a must have for newbies and pros alike. This is a limited edition palette that is sold out on the SauceBox website but is still available for Australians on the Lipstick Republic website. There aren’t many left though, so if you want it, get in quick.

SauceBox Cosmetics Batalash Palette

SauceBox Cosmetics is an American cruelty free business who specialise in eyeshadow palettes and are soon going to release eyeshadow singles. The Batalash palette is a collaboration between SauceBox Cosmetics and Batalash Beauty on YouTube. The palette has 8 shades that are 4g each – much bigger than eyeshadows in most other palettes on the market. It is a flip top, hard cardboard palette with a mirror and cute design on the inside. One of my favourite things about this palette is that the eyeshadows can be popped out so they can be replaced with SauceBox single eyeshadows when they release. The eyeshadow pans fit snug into the palette so there are no issues with them falling out. 

SauceBox Cosmetics Batalash Palette
SauceBox Cosmetics Batalash Palette swatches in lightbox
SauceBox Batalash Palette (Bonsai decided he had to make an appearance)

The top row in the palette has four neutral colours that will be perfect for an everyday look. The first one is Vanilla which is a matte vanilla shade. It seems to be semi sheer when I swatched it but it is hard to tell as I am so pale. All my swatches are without primer underneath. I always use primer when doing an eye look but I know there are many people out there who don’t. The eyeshadows will apply better and be more pigmented when used over primer, as with any eyeshadow. The second colour is called Winter Brown, it is matte light brown that is a perfect transition shade. Next, Cinnamon, is a warm deep brown that works well as a crease colour. The final colour in the top row is Lace Noir, which is a dark black with a good formula for a black eyeshadow. It has some tiny sparkles when in the pan, but they don’t transfer well to the skin, so it appears to be a matte black shade when used.

SauceBox Cosmetics Batalash Palette swatches in natural light
SauceBox Cosmetics Batalash Palette

The bottom row is what makes this palette so special. These four colours make this palette so versatile, there are so many looks that can be made with them. The first colour is Enigma which is a beautiful warm metallic copper. When I first saw pictures of this palette, I thought I may not like this shade, but it is gorgeous in person. The second colour is Electro which is green-chartreuse colour that has a metallic finish but not as much as Enigma. I was so excited for this shade as I don’t have anything similar in my collection. Popper is the third shade, which is a blue-teal colour with sparkles, I wouldn’t classify it as a metallic like the others. This shade isn’t as pigmented as the other shades in this palette so you will need to use primer and pack it on, but the colour is so pretty so it’s worth the extra effort. The final shade is Nova which is a metallic plum, it has warm undertones so it works really well with Cinnamon. All of the shades in this palette easy to blend and the colours mesh together really well. SauceBox shadows are known to be good quality and this palette is no exception. As a result I now have the SauceBox Etude palette on my wishlist.

SauceBox Cosmetics Batalash Palette with Morphe Brushes

Overall, I really love this palette. The four matte shades make a lovely everyday eye look and they also work well with the four colourful shades. The colourful metallic shades are amazing, I love all the colours and can’t wait to experiment with them and see how many different looks I can create. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube for this palette, including many on the Batalash channel so it is a good palette for beginners as there is lots of information out there on how to use it. The price does seem high for 8 eyeshadows but the size of the eyeshadows make the palette worthwhile as there is a huge amount of product in each pan. I would love to try more products from SauceBox in future as the quality of this palette is really good and it’s cruelty free too. Do you like the look of the SauceBox Batalash Palette?

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