Melt Cosmetics is known for their intensely pigmented and bold lipstick shades in the makeup world. This brand has been picking up steam all over Instagram and they recently introduced magnetic eyeshadow stacks to their makeup line. I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of these since Thanksgiving! I have the Love Sick Eyeshadow Stack for you today, in shining glory. The concept is really cool and simple: four eyeshadow shades in huge flat pans (they are bigger than the size of your eye!) that have magnets on them so you can stack them and save room. All four shades in this stack are stunningly gorgeous. I’ve got full swatches inside as well as a makeup look using all of the shades!
The magnetic packaging on this stack is genius. It allows you to carry around four large eyeshadow shades without them taking up tons of space or room in your makeup kit. You can basically twist them and turn them however you’d like…
Love Sick contains four shades: Promiscuous, Fixated, Amelie, and Love Sick. All of these pans are quite large in size. If I held them up to my eye, they’d be larger than my entire eye area, so you get a lot of bang for your buck with these.
Promiscuous is a bright violet-blue that really changes hue depending on what you wear it with. I wanted to provide two swatches for you because you can see just how different it looks depending on the lighting and angle. It’s essentially a violet-blue with a base shade that shows up ever so slightly. If you wear this shade over black, you’ll get an entirely different look and it has a gorgeous effect. This was so pigmented and so rich, it’s insane. One tiny swipe with your finger or brush and you’re good to go.
Fixated is another shade I felt deserved two swatches. It takes on a different hue depending on the lighting. It’s a dark matte blue-grey shade, but it can look more blue or more grey depending on what you pair it with and what lighting you are in. It’s opaque and rich in color and again, you only need a tiny bit to go a long way. I think this shade is so versatile because it really works on anyone and everyone. It’s not too grey or too blue, yet it has both of those shades in it.
Amelie is a peachy-gold with an intense gold reflect. This one needs no introduction because it is basically unicorns, puppies, and rainbows in an eyeshadow. It is breathtakingly gorgeous. This was the shade that sold me on the entire stack because it can be used on the eyes, but would also make the perfect blush and cheek highlight. I just want to smear this shade all over my entire face. Is that weird? It’s intensely creamy and glides on like butter. I am in lust with this shade.
Love Sick is a matte burgundy red. This is another stunning matte shade that performs beautifully like “Fixated” did. It’s smooth, pigmented, and blends well. I love this shade in particular because it’s bold and it makes a great alternative to black and grey for a smokey eye.
Left to right: Promiscuous, Fixated, Amelie, Love Sick.
MY MAKEUP LOOK:
I always like to put together a makeup look using the products I am swatching, this way you can see how they look on the actual skin and eyes. I used “Love Sick,” the matte burgundy in the crease of my eye generously and blended it upward. I applied “Promiscuous,” the blue-violet in the crease of my eye only and along the lower lash-line. I used “Love Sick” to blend the purple out along the lower lash-line. I popped “Fixated,” the matte blue-grey into the outer-third of my eye to deepen the colors. I applied “Amelie,” the gorgeous peachy-gold over my entire eyelid and inner corners of my eyes. To finish it off, I used a flesh-colored liner on my water-line and applied mascara and false lashes.
Overall, I cannot say enough good things about the Melt Cosmetics Love Sick Eyeshadow Stack. Every single shade is pigmented and opaque and the pan sizes are extremely generous and will last you a lifetime. The shades work well together and by themselves.
The Melt Cosmetics Love Sick Eyeshadow Stack is available online at Melt Cosmetics’ website. It retails for $48.00USD. There is also another eyeshadow stack available called “Dark Matter,” which contains all neutrals for a smokey eye.
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