There’s a hot new palette in town and it’s worth every penny. If you love warm tones and variety, then I highly recommend the Burning Embers Palette by Makeup Academy. Priced at a modest £8, it contains 25 mesmerising shades including mattes and shimmers. It’s a very pretty palette to look at and the colour selection compliments it well. I find it hard to believe it’s a drugstore product!
I will start off with what I did not like about the palette right away – the matte shades are hard work and don’t show up too well on me. I really have to work hard to get that colour pay off. They are fine if I mix the with another palette, but on their own – a little meh.
I LOVED the shimmers. So intense and colourful! I would say it’s a great party palette, but I wouldn’t shy away wearing this in the day time. The colours can be easily toned down.
The shimmer shades work best when applied wet – I suggest using Mac Fix Plus to add further dimension to the colour. One look and just wow. I am obsessed with the Peach/Pink mix and for the price you are paying – this is a total bargain.
Most drugstore palettes have a lot of fall out and this one did not, which is a bonus. Fall out doesn’t bother me a lot, but if it’s a pricier palette then I don’t expect.
Burning Embers can be compared to Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance and Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette in terms of the colour selection. This Pink/Red trend with a dash of Gold isn’t about to die anytime soon, so if your craving a makeup hit then treat yourself to this. You can head over to Beauty Breaks with Vicky to read her comparison of the three palettes and watch her YouTube video right here.
You won’t be breaking the bank, plus it’s actually a good palette.
Let’s take a look at the swatches:
L-R: Heat, Flare, Sparks, Light and Match
The first row is very neutral with a hint of duo chrome. Colours can be intensified to preference.
L-R: Flash, Kindling, Warmth, Glint and Flicker
Row 2 has a strong duo chrome finish especially with the shade Glint. This could even be used as a inner corner highlighter.
L-R: Ignite, Burn, Wild Fire, Scorch and Sizzle
Row 3 has my perfect pastel shades. I love peaches in this row.
L-R: Energy, Torch, Blush, Spark and Beacon.
Row 4 contains strong neutral shimmers – these will be a great all over lid colour too.
L-R: Blaze, Flame, Dazzle Char and Fume.
Row 5, the most dazzling and handsome of them all. This is row that most reminds of the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette.
In terms of packaging and size, it’s perfect. It is slim, hardly takes up any space and has the clear cover which I love. Looks nice and professional too. 10/10 from me.
Will you be taking the plunge?