With the rise of the Snapchat MUA (the latest breed of influencer, someone who works by doing tutorials and demoing products almost purely on Snapchat) came an introduction to new brands and new products. It's been a blessing and curse (my bank balance has taken a hard hit).
One of the products I saw being raved about was the frequently sold out Master Series Palette One, or Master Palette for short. It is a beauty in the box. I very fussy about palettes and don't often like to buy without seeing in person but I caught a glimpse of it in real life during the Irish Beauty Show and I was sold. Unfortunately it was also sold out.
Fast forward again four months and I finally managed to get my claws on it. Oh my, she really is a beauty isn't she?
But is it any good?
The palette does have its negatives. Yes the colours are dreamy, the shadows apply like a dream and are easily workable but they're not hugely pigmented and there is quite a bit of fall out.
Another disappointment was the ingredients, I do not expect to pay nearly €35 (£29) for a talc based product. Not when I can buy the same from Make Up Revoltion for a third of the price.
But I do love this palette and there are positives. A contributing factor to the price would be the double ended Blank Canvas E40/E41 brush (retailing separately around €10).
Those wanting to dip their brush into the red eyeshadow trend need only look to Carmin. Those looking for a truly nude eye can look at either Brazen, Strut or Core (depending on skin tone). Finally, there is not a bad colour in the palette. All can be mixed and used in various combinations to create different looks and none of them will look ridiculous beside each other. The palette is one of the most cohesive palettes I've come across in a long time.