This post is going to be a bit of a swatch fest as well as being a specific review of the Fast Love palette shades but if you would like a review of the range in general (ie. shadow formula, packaging etc) you can find my blog post here.
Straight up I am going to say that of the three palettes in the Themed Palettes range, this is my least favourite. This has nothing to do with the formula of this palette compared to the other two, but rather the colour selection. In terms of the overall feel of the palette it feels more cool toned to me and has lots of pops of colour.
Fast Love outer packaging. Photo credit to the TAMBeauty website at tambeaty.com
Part of the reason that I don’t enjoy this palette as much as the other two is that I think it is arranged in a really haphazard way that isn’t user friendly. I am sure that these colours can come together quite easily to make pretty looks but the colours, as they are arranged, don’t really inspire me.
In terms of the matte shades there are a couple of really good transition shades here for me as well as a darker brown for darkening up with crease. I don’t love the purple and blue mattes as they aren’t my thing, but they are certainly nicely pigmented.
top row – mattes
The lighter cream shades are surprisingly pigmented although the first cream is the same colour as my skin so hasn’t swatched well in the image above. If you have a darker skin tone you may find that there is not enough darker mattes provided here for you to get a dynamic look.
second row – mattes
The satin and shimmer shades are a little bit hit and miss in the Fast Love palette. Out of the whole palette the weakest shade in my opinion is the silver shimmer shade (swatch 3 below). This is fallout central! It is patchy and flakey and makes a mess.
third row – first five shades (sorry that the photo is a bit blurry!)
The glitter shades are my least favourite as I really don’t like glitter shades in general. I don’t think the glitter transfers that well to the eye and will fall out when you blend so I typically avoid these. Luckily there aren’t many glitter shadows in this palette.
third row – last six shades
After that little bit of negativity, as you can see above, the last three shimmer shades in the third row are really beautiful. Metallic, pigmented and buttery.
bottom row – first five shades
The satin pink shade (last swatch above) really lacks pigmentation which is such a pity. Even when applied with some fixing medium it isn’t very impressive which is a bummer. In contrast that purple shade in the bottom row (swatch 3 above) is SUPER pigmented and very pretty.
bottom row – last six shades
Finally, the last six shades in the bottom row are my favourite from the palette. They are rich and chocolatey and much more to my taste colour wise. The third pink colour (see swatches above) is again, a bit flakey and chunky, but it is workable.
Overall, for the price this is a good palette, particularly if you are interested in adding some jewel toned shadows to your collection on a budget. Out of the three palettes in the range this is my least favourite BUT there are still a lot of lovely shadows to be had here.
Have a wonderful day!