The Plum Quartz* palette by Pixi by Petra is a beautiful sextet of plum, cocoa and pinky nude shades which form part of the wider Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes collection. The shadows have a mineral formula that helps reflect light away from imperfections, allowing the pretty gemstone inspired tones to enhance and flatter the eyes. Admittedly, the shades of eyeshadow in this palette are a little more Autumn than they are Summer, but if you’re boring like me and tend to wear similar shades all year round, then this won’t put you off.
I love the mix of shades that come in this palette, with lighter nude shades that can be swished over the lid in a single stroke – and are perfect for a simple every day look to brighten the eye, and darker shades to define the eyes and create striking looks. It’s a really lightweight but durable palette, which is perfect for popping in your hand bag or taking away with you for a weekend away when you want to pack light.
The palettes apply quite sheer, but are buildable and provided I use an eye primer as always, last well on my eye lids. I found that applying the shadows when both dry or wet works well, the latter being good if you’re going for a more striking look, but ultimately the colours blend well however they’re applied.
At £15.00 for 6 shadows, I think this is great value for money. Pixi have 7 beautiful palettes with a whole array of shades from gold to aquamarine – meaning everyone should easily be able to find something that works for them. The Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes can be picked up in Pixi boutiques or online.