Give Me Glow was an indie brand I had on my list to try this year. As soon as I saw the Vivid Rose palette, I took that as a sign from the Universe to make it my first purchase from them. They’re known for their amazing eyeshadows and I couldn’t wait to to get my hands on the palette. Keep reading to check out my swatches and thoughts on this palette.
Vivid Rose Swatches
Here are swatches of the shades & their descriptions. All swatches were applied by finger on my bare arm:
Top row (L-R):
- Spill the Tea Rose: blush pink matte
- Pop of Pink: bubblegum pink matte
- Guns & Roses: purple metallic foil
- He Loves Me: dusty rose matte
- He Loves Me Not: eggplant purple
Bottom row (L-R):
- Pretty Peony: hot pink matte
- Pink Rose: pink shimmer with a champagne sheen
- Flower Power: deepened violet
- Petal to the Metal: orchid purple
- Talk Dirt to Me: rosewood matte
Pop of pink: crease, middle lid, blended out lower lash
Pretty peony: outer v, upper lash
Spill the tea rose: inner lid, crease
Pink rose: inner corner
Flower power: stamped on the lower lash
He loves me: crease
He loves me not: outer v, upper lash line
Talk dirt to me: edge of crease, blended out lower lash
Guns & rose: inner and middle lid
Petal to the metal: inner corner
Flower power: lower lash
First off, the color story in the Vivid Rose palette is gorgeous and the formula did not disappoint. According to the brand’s website, the mattes are pressed pigments so you’re going to get excellent color payoff. While it is common to experience staining with pressed pigments, I didn’t notice have post-swatch staining that remained after washing my hands.
The mattes are all super smooth which helps a lot when blending. Start with a little on a fluffy brush (helps to soften the shade) and build from there if you’re worried about them being too pigmented. Spill the Tea Rose didn’t have as much of a punch initially but I found that it builds quite nicely.
The metallic foil shade Guns & Roses was a bit flaky (as expected) so it’s best to use a light hand when picking up the color or use a dampened flat brush if you want to reduce fallout. Once on the eyes, it blends out very smoothly. Avoid piling the shimmers onto your brush or picking up too much with your finger. They apply beautifully with either application and pair well with the mattes in this palette, which is always a good thing.
Let me know what you think of the Give Me Glow Vivid Rose eyeshadow palette. Also let me know if you plan on ordering it or not, and if this post helped you make a decision either way.