Boxycharm really, REALLY knocked it out of the park with the June 2018 box featuring the Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Eyeshadow Palette Vol 1. The preview for this box made me resubscribe specifically for this palette.
Description of the Alamar Cosmetics Palette:
This palette features 8 highly opaque shades, reminiscent of the beauty and culture of Cuba. Dive into the pigments and pearls found in the intense metallics, or ground your look with the warm richness of the creamy mattes. For a more intense application, refer to the shade names that feature a water droplet, these shades can be used with a wet brush—the sun symbol represents the shades that should be used with a dry brush.
The Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Eyeshadow Palette Vol 1. (say that 5 times fast!) comes in a really sturdy, bright yellow cardboard packaging with 8 shades inside. The cover to the palette snaps closed but doesn’t seem to be magnetic so I can only assume that it’s made of magic. There’s no mirror, but I actually hate holding on to a big palette while trying to do my makeup in that kind of mirror.
I love this color story so much it almost hurts! This palette is more than a neutral palette with a pop of color. Half of this palette is bright, colorful foil textured eyeshadows and the bottom half of the palette gives me serious modern renaissance vibes. My favorite two colors from this palette are El Malecon and Varadero! My least favorite shade is Coco-Taxi simply because the shade is dusty and lacks any real pigment compared to the rest of the palette.
- La Costa-Shimmery Champaign
- El Malecon-Foiled True Gold
- Varadero-Foiled Deep Blue-Green
- Celia-Foiled Green
- Coco-Taxi-Matte Warm Orange
- Tropico-Matte Warm Deep Orange
- Guantanamera-Matte Dark Rust/Berry
- Cafecito-Warm Dark Brown
As far as I’m concerned, a palette is only as good as how many unique looks you can make out of it! That’s what I love about this palette. It really is versatile. I can do a simple warm look with a pop of color or go all peacock and really make a statement!
I think it says a lot about an eyeshadow that can give crazy color payoff without using any mixing medium, setting spray or shadow primer to make it work. The foiled shades work really well alone but can go the next level if you wet your brushes first. The shadows last fairly long on someone like me with really oily eyelids.
All in all, I really enjoy this palette! I would actually purchase this outside of receiving it in a subscription box.