September Rose Cosmetics Slush Palette Review and swatches

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I have so many eyeshadow that the last thing I need is more eyeshadow. But I wanted this palette from the minute I saw it.

I wanted it mostly because I wanted a bright palette, but also a bright travel palette to complement a neutral palette of single shadows to when I go traveling. And the September Rose Slush palette really inspired me.

The palette is inspired by Slush Drinks or Slush Ice as we call them in Denmark and the eyeshadow shades are named after different Slush flavours. The eyeshadows are cruelty free, vegan and paraben free.

The price was £25 and I paid £10 in shipping to Denmark and the palette arrived 2 days after I ordered it, which is amazing compared to BeautyBay and Feelunique shipping is 2-3 weeks.

The packaging is very pretty! Sturdy cardboard with a good sized mirror. The drawing on the front is amazing and very summery. A perfect match for the vibrant shades in the palette.

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Swatches:

I have divided the palette into 5 vertical lines starting with the pink and ending with the purple row.

There are all finger swatches with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden underneath.

vertical pink.jpgpink swatchesNames and descriptions from September Rose Cosmetics:

1. Cotton Candy – Matte Hot Pink
2. Strawberry – Foiled Pink
3. Pink Lemonade – Matte Magenta
4. Cherry Limeade – Matte Cherry Red
5. Sour Cherry – Matte Burgundy

Cotton Candy

This shade is not very pigmented which makes it a very good transition shade. It blends well and is very pretty.

Strawberry

I wouldn’t call this shade a foil, but it is a very lovely shimmer shadow. It works well dry and wet and is well pigmented.

Pink Lemonade

To me this is a hot neon pink. It’s very pigmented and has a lot of kick up. But it picks up well on the brush and blends well. Just tap the brush very lightly in the pan to pick up a small amount. There was a lot of fall out on my face when I used this shade on my eyes. But all of this is to be expected of a neon shade like this, so I’m happy with Pink Lemonade. It works well and is very pretty. I used this shade wet to get full pigmentation on my eyelid.

Cherry Limeade

I would call this shade a cool burgundy. Nicely pigmented matte shade and it blends well. It is similar to Sour Cherry, but cooler in tone. I was afraid that you wouldn’t be able to see the difference in Cherry Limeade and Sour Cherry on the eyes, but you can definitely see the difference in tones.

Sour Cherry

Very similar to Cherry Limeade, but it has a bit more of a satin finish and is more red toned. But equally as good in pigmentation and blendability.

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orange swatches

Names and descriptions from September Rose Cosmetics:

6. Peach Lemonade – Matte Coral
7. Mango – Foiled Peach
8. Orange Soda – Bright Matte Orange
9. Tropical Fruit – Foiled Copper
10. Tiger’s Blood – Matte Red

Peach Lemonade

A lovely soft coral shade that can either be build up or blended out to a lovely peach transition shade.

Mango

I would call this a shimmer rather than a foil. But it is gorgeous nevertheless. It looks good enough to eat. Pretty used both dry and wet and well pigmented.

Orange Soda

Beautiful neon orange. It doesn’t have as much kick up as Pink Lemonade. It is so pretty and it blends well. As with Pink Lemonade I used it wet for full pigmentation.

Tropical Fruit

Copper foil. Very pretty and well pigmented. Great used both dry and wet.

Tiger’s Blood

I would say this shade is more of a burnt orange, but it is deliciously pretty and blends well with good pigmentation.

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green swatches

Names and descriptions from September Rose Cosmetics:

11. Coconut Milk – Foiled White
12. Banana – Matte Bright Yellow
13. Lemon & Lime – Matte Lime Green
14. Cucumber Lime – Matte Olive Green
15. Sour Apple – Matte Dark Green

Coconut Milk

Gorgeous foiled white creamy deliciousness. Great highlighting shade. I was really surprised by this shade as it looked matte in the pan.

Banana

Pretty banana yellow. Can be used as both transition shade and build up to full pigmentation. Blends well.

Lemon & Lime

Pretty fresh lime green. Very similar to Banana in texture, blendability and pigmentation.

Cucumber Lime

Good pigmentation blends well. Very lovely green shade.

Sour Apple

Lovely green shade. Great pigmentation and blends well.

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blue swatches

Names and descriptions from September Rose Cosmetics:

16. Bubblegum – Frosted Icy Iridescent Blue
17. Blue Hawaiian – Satin Powder Blue
18. Blue Lagoon – Foiled Turquoise
19. Blue Raspberry – Matte Electric Blue
20. Blue Curaçao – Matte Royal Blue

Bubblegum

Lovely ice blue iridescent shimmer. Soft and pigmented. Good as highlight. In my swatch it looks white, but compared to Coconut Milk, you can clearly see the blue.

Blue Hawaiian

Pretty satin shade, soft texture with good pigmentation.

Blue Lagoon

Amazing turquoise foiled shadow – it is stunning! Buttery soft and pick up and applies great with a brush.

Blue Raspberry

Oh dear! This one wasn’t good. The pigmentation was poor and it blended patchy. I really tried to make this one work, I even tried with a glitter glue under, but the pigmentation was still bad. I tried it wet in hopes that it would work as an eyeliner and it was a fail.

Blue Curaçao

Wonderful and pretty royal blue. In the pan is has a slight silver glitter going through it, but you can’t see the glitter when you use it on the eyes or when swatching it. It is highly pigmented and blends well. This one is amazing wet as an eyeliner as well.

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purple swatches

Names and descriptions from September Rose Cosmetics:

21. Raspberry – Satin Lilac
22. Berry Blast! – Metallic Lavender
23. Grape – Matte Purple
24. Dark Cherry – Matte Bright Purple
25. Black Currant – Matte Dark Purple

Raspberry

Lovely satin shadow. Great for transition shade and can be build up easily. Very pretty colour. Blends well.

Berry Blast!

Prettiest foil in the palette! Best applied with finger. Very pretty with good pigmentation.

Grape

Good pigmentation, blends well, nice soft texture.

Dark Cherry

More powdery than Grape and has more kick up, but blends well and has good pigmentation.

Black Currant

Good pigmentation and blends well. Very lovely for a purple smokey eye look.


Summary

I love this palette! I only have two things that I wish were different. I wish there was a bright in-your-face red in the palette. I know that a lot of people are scared of bright reds as vegan reds can stain the skin, but I still wish there was one in the palette. The second thing is that I wish Blue Raspberry had better pigmentation. It’s such a pretty shade and it’s a shame that I can’t use it.

Speaking of value for money this palette is a good buy. You get 25 shades for £25 that is a good deal. Quality wise this palette is better than my Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette.

So if you are on the market for a colourful brights palette. I would definitely recommend the September Rose Slush palette.

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