The Melt Cosmetics MaryJane Eyeshadow Palette launched back in April, as part of the MaryJane Collection. It was one of those products, that the minute I saw the full reveal, I knew I had to have it in my life, as the colour story looked stunning.
“The NEW Mary Jane Palette. Inspired by the dense tones found in cannabis smoke and the luster of crystal coated buds. She is elevating your classic smoky eye with gun metal and hazy crystalline hues.“
The Melt Cosmetics MaryJane Eyeshadow Palette is $58 / £49, and contains ten shades inside a cardboard palette. This palette features raised crystallised letters made from plastic, and within each letter, there’s loose black and silver glitter pieces which move around whenever you move the palette.
Inside the Melt Cosmetics MaryJane Eyeshadow Palette, there’s a slim and narrow mirror inside the lid, and the four matte shades have a crystal design in the pans.
I’m a sucker for cool tones, so this palette had to be in my collection, as it looked like the perfect grungy cool toned palette. The packaging is just stunning, and I love the raised palette name, with the loose glitter.
Melt Cosmetics MaryJane Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
- Mary Jane – Wash this sheer bud crystal shade all over the lid or pop it in the inner corner for high-impact shine.
- Gaspar – This jasper matte eyeshadow is easy to wear in the crease or as a wash of colour and adds a subtle hit of olive.
- Sweet Lucy – A deliciously seductive metallic shadow with a deep charcoal base and pyrite hued pearl. Apply this shade all over the lid for a smouldering smoked eye.
- Bamba– Dense graphite metallic eyeshadow with a true neutral tone. Wet your brush for a chrome effect.
- Sinsemilla – Smooth deep brown matte with a cool undertone. Smudge this eye shadow into the lash line and outer corner to deepen and define your smoked eye.
- Santa Maria – Black diamond shadow. Opaque and dynamic, she can be applied with a finger or a brush for a dense gunmetal eye look.
- Rubia – She’s our neutral crease shade of this palette. Blend this ash blonde matte shadow in the crease for a seamless gradient.
- Bo – Wash this effortlessly elegant smoky quartz eyeshadow all over the lid for a simple, yet refined eye look.
- Mari – Hold it together. This natural hemp paper hued eyeshadow is here to blend away any harsh lines.
- Kali – Add this sheer crushed diamond toned shadow to the center of the lid for an energetic luster.
I love the colour story of this Melt Cosmetics MaryJane Eyeshadow Palette. It’s beautiful, and I am living for the grungy tones, but some of the shades are extremely flakey and a nightmare to apply, as they end up flaking all over my cheeks, regardless of the brush or application method.
Sweet Lucy is such a beautiful shade, but the formula is horrendous, and it feels as if the formula doesn’t enough binder within it, to keep the particles together, so it just disintegrates the second you try and pick-up from the pan.
Considering this is almost a £50 palette, to have a shade with such a terrible formula, really isn’t good enough. Kali is also messy to apply, with an unpleasant gritty texture, but it’s nowhere as bad as Sweet Lucy.
I’m happy I bought the palette, as I enjoy the colour story so much, but the inconsistent qualities across the shades just isn’t great when you’re spending £50, so the Melt Cosmetics MaryJane Eyeshadow Palette is a palette I’d only recommend if you can get it on sale, as I don’t think it’s worth the full price.