When I did my very first order of Freedom Makeup London I ordered two palettes, Romance and Jewels and Secret Rose, from the Pro 12 Eyeshadow range and I really liked them. The quality is excellent, particularly the matte shades, and I thought the colours were just beautiful. I did quite a comprehensive review of those first two palettes so I won’t repeat myself too much, but if you would like to read more about the quality of these palette you can find my first review here. Needless to say that I was so impressed by these palettes that when I decided to make a second order I went back and purchased a heap more. There is one palette that I don’t own from the Pro 12 range called Audacious 3, as it was extremely similar to the Iconic 3 palette from Makeup Revolution, but I do own the rest of the range so I though I would do a couple of posts of swatches for those of you who might be interested in making a purchase as there aren’t swatches for all of these palettes available on the website yet.
So – brace yourself for a lot of photos 🙂
I will start with the more neutral palettes in this post and work my way out of my comfort zone and into the brighter palettes in my next blog.
First we have Le Fabuleux. This palette offers a really nice mix of colours and finishes with both warm and cool tones.
The next neutral palette in this range is the Stunning Smokes palette. This palette provides colours for a rich brown smokey eye, a cranberry smokey eye as well as for a traditional grey or black smoky eye BUT there is enough here for a very neutral, everyday look too. I love the matte camel colour, second along in the top row for a crease colour and find myself pulling this palette out just for that shade.
I took the images for this post on different days, so please excuse the inconsistency in how I approached the swatches. Here I have divided the palette in half.
And finally for the more neutral palettes in the Pro 12 range we have the Audacious Mattes. These are so soft and velvety to the touch and work really well on the eye. I feel like the pigmentation is much more easy to build on the eye than the swatches on my arm might suggest.
Interestingly there is actually one shimmer shade in this palette, which is second along in the top row. I love the thought behind this because it gives you a really beautiful inner corner highlight even though you may only want mattes for the rest of the eye look. A very practical inclusion for those of us who like to get our whole eye look from the one place.
I really do like these palettes. They are priced at GPB4 on the Freedom Makeup Website which is just over AU$8 with the current exchange rate and that is excellent value for the quality in my opinion. Do I really need to own all these neutral palettes? NO! But I do use them and I do love them.
Look out for my next swatch post looking at the Pro 12 Dreamcatcher and Pro 12 Chasing Rainbows palettes for some really fun, bright colours.
Have a wonderful day!