Wednesday, February 10, 2010

120 vs. 88 Palette

Got another package today!

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88 Eyeshadow Palette

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This is a little similar to this other palette I bought a few months ago:

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120 Manly Eyeshadow Palette

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So I decided to compare the two:

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88 Palette vs. 120 Palette

Some of the swatches WITHOUT base:

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120 Palette without flash

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88 Palette without flash

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120 Palette with flash

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88 Palette with flash

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120 Palette without flash

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88 Palette without flash

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120 Palette with flash

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88 Palette without flash

I haven't worn the 88 Palette yet so I don't know about the staying power, but I'll add it in later.

120 Manly Palette
Pros
- smaller size
- inexpensive - $30
- more pans
- more variety of colourful shadows
- shimmers and mattes
- pans are slightly larger
- pretty pigmented with one application

Cons
- can only be purchased through eBay
- fallout
- some colours are chalky
- some colours do not give good payoff
- palette case is prone to getting fingerprints

88 Palette
Pros
- more cheaper - $15
- unique colours
- more neutrals
- includes shimmers, satins & mattes
- has a mirror
- comes with 2 sponge applicators

Cons
- can only be purchased off eBay
- most colours have poor pigmentation
- chalky
- palette case is prone to getting fingerprints
- one of the pans fell out as I opened it

Verdict:
Basically, both palettes have shadows that are hit and miss.
It's inexpensive so you get what you pay for.

But overall, I think I'll be using the 120 palette more often and the 88 palette for the unique colours.

3 comments:

Gerrytales said...

holly guacamole,
it's Michelle Phan! lol
I like the first row of eye shadow on the 88 palette :D
whoooo brown <3

- Gerry

simpleelegance said...

babe that isnt the reg. 88 palette.
the usual coastal scents palette has the 4 e/s in the middle closer together...
so maybe its different to the 88 everyone uses and gives good reviews of?
x

FleurLapin said...

I actually like the manly palette moreso than coastal scents. The colors come out more vibrant!