Unlisted Brand • By Lauren Luke My Vintage Glams • Palettes
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Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I recently ordered this from Sephora because it was half off the original price and it looked cute enough, plus I've seen a few of Lauren Luke's youtube videos and I think she does amazing work. The primers are pretty much a joke! It's comparable to the elf $1 eye primer, the only thing is hers are creamier but the staying power is just about the same, which doesn't say much at all. The cream eyeliner have already dried up :( and it's only been about 2 weeks since I opened it, so that was disappointing. Though I will say, I enjoyed it while it lasted, it did a decent job so I would just wet my brush before dipping it in the cream liner, works fine after that (I go over it with black eyeshadow so it lasts longer), but it is annoying to have to do it every time I want to use it. The colors are okay, I LOVE red wine which is the purple one, it applies much darker than it looks but it's really pretty, silver slippers I could do without and petticoat is mehhhh. There's nothing really fantastic about the colors. I do like that the blush is matte since the shadows are all shimmery as well as the lip colors. The lip colors are nice, I prefer the darker one, it's a nice plummish red color. I also love the idea of having everything you need in one palette but it seems like it needs some more tweaks.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
There are so many things to love about Lauren Luke. She's really bringing her unique point of view about color to the make-up world as well as deconstructing the looks seen in magazines. I love it!
I purchased this palette knowing that maybe I may or may not like it. The reviewer before me has done a simply fabulous job of thoroughly reviewing the product and the other reviewers have added very relevant comments. So I won't be redundant but I am going to offer a slightly different perspective.
After writing hundreds of reviews for MUA, I have reached the age where I want to review with my peers in mind. After all, a teen may love an eye shadow or blush that is horrible for women in their fifties. And don't discount us because we spend plenty of $$$ on cosmetics, too.
That being said, there are a couple of things that work in our favor here. For example, the primer that everyone is complaining about really works well for me. It is thick enough to hide any discoloration. If you add a light dust of powder, you could use it alone for a day look.
I like the eye liner and here is why. It is much easier to control than some of the gels and certainly the liquids. If you use a very fine liner brush (a tail, not a wedge or flat edge) you'll get excellent control over the line. And if your goal is a super thin line - and ladies over fifty, it should be! - you'll love the results.
The eye shadows have a little too much shimmer for an overall lid look for us, but the purple Red Wine applied in just the corner looks great.
I happen to like the lip colors and their very smooth and sheer finish. Perfect for us in color and texture.
I'm not a huge fan of blush on faces over fifty for many reasons but this blush is quite soft and easy to apply. Most important, it looks like a real flush. This is essential for us. NARS Orgasm and hot flashes simply don't mix.
The Petticoat Pink brings a bit of emphasis and light to the lid- also a way of wearing eye make-up without it wearing you.
I got the kit with the gloss and I love it. I'm always looking for a gloss that leaves lips looking smoother than the really are and this fits the bill.
So there you have it. For faces over fifty this kit has lots to offer. If you're interested in more info, go to www.facesoverfifty.com.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I was super excited to use this palette. It had two shades of primer, three eyeshadows, blush, black eyeliner, and two lipsticks. Plus I got the one from sephora with the lip gloss as well.
The primer has petroleum and for that I was disappointed. It went on very heavy even though I used a light hand with it, knowing that most primers only take a little bit. It still felt tacky after letting it dry,but I went with it.
The silver and purple eyeshadow apply beautifully, but used in conjuntion with the primer creased in about two hours. I used the light pink eyeshadow to highlight my cheekbones instead of around the eyes, pink colors around my eyes don't look right on me.
The blush is on the neutral side and more matte than shimmer, this is a great place for the pink eyeshadow to be utilized.
The black eyeliner is the worst item of this palette. After two hours on, it has melted into the eyeshadows (that have creased) and is pretty much gone. It applies easily and quickly, but those are the only attributes.
The two lipstick colors are very pretty and go on a tad dry, but over all are decent. Of course you would have to haul the entire palette around to touch up the lipstick, maybe next time some of those little mini tubes would be better, or a removable envelope with just the circles of lipstick inside.
The overall palette is ok, no offensive odors, it's not made in china (like so many palettes are, even when the brand doesn't manufacture in china) its very slim, but not on the small side at all, probably close to 5"X7". The mirror is a joke, it looks like one of those fun house mirrors, all wobbly and distorted, gave me a headache looking at it.
It didn't come with applicators which is fine by me, I hate losing space or product to inferior brushes or sponges. You can get travel brushes, very inexpensively and that are much better than applicators that really seem like an afterthought.
I am going to try the eyeshadows with a more reliable primer, like Urban Decay and see if that helps.
I would not repurchase this, unless it was on clearance. I really wanted this to be great, I love palettes and the idea that everything I need is all in one place and I just open and go.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
The all-in-one palettes are annoying to me; may be practical for some, but I don't want to cart that huge thing around or even fit it in my cosmetic cupboard. Why doesn't she sell her shadows as single products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this, but I wish she'd sell single eyeshadows. Her eyeshadows and blushes are nice. The liner, lipstick, and primer is trash. Cute packaging though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I recently purchased My Vintage Glams by Lauren Luke (aka Panacea81 on YouTube). She is a self-made makeup artist and does some amazing tutorials on YouTube. I looked at her palettes online and I decided on this one and My Smokey Classics, since they seemed like easy colors to work with. I didn't think any of the colors in her palettes are unique, but I loved the idea of an "all in one" palette that covers your eyes, cheeks, and lips. Plus, I also like the idea of buying her makeup and supporting her on this endeavor of hers.
I live in the lovely state of California. I placed my order on 6/15/09 and received my package on 6/19/09, so it arrived very quickly. I had plans to go out that night to have dinner and see a movie with a friend, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try my new palette!
The My Vintage Glams palette comes with the following:
Shadow Primer - Nude Slip Dark/Nude Slip Light
Eye Shadow / Petticoat Pink
Blush / Berry Cream
Eye Liner / Raven Black
Eye Shadow / Red Wine
Eye Shadow / Silver Slippers
Lip Color / Champagne Kiss
Lip Color / Love Bite
I have heard some comments that the palette is expensive, but I think it's relative. If you compare the price of three eye shadows, one eye liner, one blush, two lip colors, and an eye shadow primer with what you would pay for the same products in a drug store brand, then yes, I suppose the Lauren Luke palette is expensive. If however you would pay for the same products in MAC for instance, then I think you're getting a great deal.
All of the eye shadows are wonderful. I would rate their quality on par with MAC. They are nicely pigmented and blend beautifully.
The blush is also on par with MAC. It is nicely pigmented and perfectly toned to coordinate nicely with the other colors in the palette. It also blended beautifully onto my face.
The lip colors are also lovely. The colors are pretty, however I have to admit I don't feel one way or the other about them. The go on smoothly and left my lips feeling soft.
The only two items I was disappointed with were the eye primer and the eyeliner.
First the eye primer. I need to qualify my statement about why I didn't like the eye primer. I believe a primer should do several things:
1. Neutralize lid color
2. Provide a base for eye shadow to adhere to and allow their true colors to come through
3. Prevent creasing and allow for extended wear through the day
Lauren Luke's eye primer hits #1 and #2 perfectly. However, I think that is the only intent for her eye primer. She never claims that her primer prevents eye shadow from creasing, just for providing a base for eye shadow to stick to and neutralize lid color (hence two shades). Perhaps we've all become spoiled with Urban Decay Potion Primer and other similar primers preventing eye shadows from creasing but I'm not certain that is the intent of her primer. So, if you're the type of person who likes their primer to offer the benefits of #1 and #2, and either don't need #3 (e.g. dry lids) or would use UDPP in addition to this, then this shouldnít bother you.
The eyeliner: I think a misconception is that the eyeliner is a gel liner. It is, but it isnít. When I think of a gel liner (such as MAC Fluidline or Bobbi Brown Gel Liner), the consistency is a semi-soft paste. When you dip your brush into it, you physically make a dent into the product, and you pick up a glob of the liner, which you must then swipe on the side of the jar to remove the excess otherwise you end up with a glob on your eyelid.
Lauren Lukeís liner is different. The consistency is the equivalent of very pigmented black lipstick. When you dip your brush in, you will pick up product, but the liner itself isnít as soft as a traditional gel liner, and you donít make an indentation into the product itself. Thatís not the bad part, though. The problem I encountered was that the liner disappeared moments after I applied it. It ended up transferring onto my lid. At first I thought I didnít let it dry long enough before looking up, which sometimes happens to me even with MAC and BB liners. So, I tried another swipe of it again. This time, I took my hair dryer and using cool air (on low) I closed my eyes and dried my eyes. After about 20 seconds, I stopped and continued putting on the rest of my makeup.
When I was done, with my foundation and blush, I looked at my eyes again, and once again, the eyeliner transferred onto my lid. At that point I gave up and applied my mascara and headed out.
When I returned home 5 hours later, my eye shadow had creased. Iím certain that if I used UDPP in addition to/in replace of the Lauren Luke eye primer, it would have lasted through the night and then some.
All in all, I do think this is a wonderful first attempt for Lauren Luke and the majority of her products in this palette are wonderful. The only disappointments were the eye primer and the eyeliner. She needs to change the formula of the eye primer so that it is non-creasing, and change the formula of the eyeliner it make it more similar to traditional gel liners.
Iím happy that I purchased her palettes to try, but unless she offers some really unique eye shadow colors that I have to get my hands on, and/or she offers an improved eye primer and gel liner, I probably will not be purchasing any more palettes. I've giving 4 lippies overall for the quality of her eye shadows, blush, and lip colors. ♥