Review: Ed Hardy Love Kills Slowly Palette
A while back, I bought this palette from Ulta. Now I’ll admit, while I’m not one to buy makeup because of the packaging, I couldn’t resist the urge to not get this palette. I love Ed Hardy…especially the “Love Kills Slowly” prints and designs…so much so that the interior of my car is decked out in Love Kills Slowly seat covers, steering wheel cover, and floor mats. Obsessed? Hardly. In love with the idea? Absolutely. Haha. So naturally, when I saw this palette, I HAD to have it.
The first noticeable feature of the palette is the lighter mirror. I LOVE it! But maybe I’m just being partial since it’s the first palette I’ve owned with a light up mirror, haha!
Before I bought it, I played with the colors first a bit to make sure that the product would actually be worth the money. Initially, I thought the colors were pretty basic. I have other colors that I could use to substitute, but I broke down and bought the palette anyways.
That being said, once I got home and started to play with the palette, I wasn’t really that impressed. The eyeshadows are a bit too shimmery for my likes, but if you happen to love shimmer, than you’ll love this palette. Another thing that put me off about this palette was how similar the lighter eyeshadow colors were to each other…not just to other colors I already own from other brands. Despite the lack of originality in color choices, the eyeshadows blend pretty easily if you’re using the right tools. I’ve noticed that the fluffier the brush, the messier the blending, so when using this palette, you may want to stick with firmer brushes or use sponge applicators. As a side note, the black eyeshadow is a bit chalky.
The lip glosses are great. They range from a barely there color with lots of shimmer to a plum-my dark pink to a bright-knock-your-socks-off hot pink! The glosses go on fairly smoothly and evenly whether you use your finger or a lip brush.
My favorite product of the palette is the bronzer. It’s a bit light for me to use as a bronzer, but the amount of shimmer/sparkle it has to it is perfect for adding a dewy effect on sun-kissed cheeks. The bronzer is so light on me that you may not be able to see the swatch of it on the side of the eyeshadows and lipglosses in the pictures. Just in case you can’t tell, the swatch of the bronzer is off to the left. ;)
Ultimately, would I recommend this palette for a purchase? Honestly, I’d have to say no; especially if you’re a makeup junkie like me. While the colors are nice, they’re nothing that can’t be replaced or duped. Plus, in my honest opinion, since 3 of the 6 eyeshadow are so similar, it’s more like you’re only getting 3 different eyeshadows. The lip glosses are great, but I’m not about to tote around the whole palette for when I need a touch-up or need to reapply after eating…but that’s just me.