Today I’ve got the Honest Beauty Falling For You Palette to share with you. I created a review and a tutorial with the palette.
Honest Beauty Falling For You Palette Review
The look I created is perfect for Fall, as well as for hooded eyes. So if you’re ready for Fall (it’ll be here before you can blink), you’ll love this look. Jessica Alba collaborated with celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin to create this palette. He has worked on Jessica, of course, as well as Chloe Sevigny, Olivia Palermo and Saoirse Ronan. He wanted this palette to embody what he expects from his beauty -- versatility in colors, great color payoff and and formula.
Falling For You Makeup Palette
Blackened Burgundy -- dark burgundy red matte
Painted Gold -- metallic yellow gold
Dusted Copper -- metallic copper with copper sparkle
Smoked Aubergine -- soft black with purple shimmer
Chromed Rose -- rich taupe brown with gold shimmer
Crushed Pink (Créme Blush) -- pale nude pink
Blazed Garnet (Lips) -- blackened maroon demi-matte
Glazed Quartz (Lips) -- dusty rose nude demi-matte
L to R -- Crushed Pink (blush) -- Glazed Quartz -- Blazed Garnet
L to R -- Blackened Burgundy -- Chromed Rose -- Painted Gold -- Dusted Copper -- Smoked Aubergine
Falling For You Palette Look
*denotes pr sample
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Anastasia Beverly Hills Baby Cakes -- base shade
Anastasia Beverly Hills Buon Fresco -- transition
Honest Beauty Blackened Burgundy -- lid, lower lid, hood
Honest Beauty Smoked Aubergine -- lid, lower lid
Honest Beauty Dusted Copper (with Urban Decay All Nighter spray)- lid, inner lower lid
*Urban Decay Spacetime -- inner lid, inner lower lid
*Urban Decay Aura (eyeshadow & highlighter -- inner corner highlight, under brow highlight
Glossier Boy Brow in Black
*Jouer Moisture Luminizing Tint in Opal
Hot Makeup Foundation stick in NP30
*Kat Von D Concealer in L1 Neutral
NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
Honest Beauty Crushed Pink -- blush
*Urban Decay Aura -- highlight
*Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Blackmail
Honest Beauty Blazed Garnet -- lipstick
Video Review & Fall Makeup Tutorial
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About Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin grew up in Seattle in the 90s. He was inspired by the red grunge looks from 1996-1997. He worked on this palette with Jessica for a year (they started working on it last September). He really loves to use his fingers to apply this palette, as well as makeup in general.
Daniel recommends Chromed Rose on the lid with Smoked Aubergine as liner for a day look. He likes Dusted Copper on the lid with Smoked Aubergine as the outer lid color for a night look. He recommends applying the creme blush by lining your finger up with the outer corner of your eye and then pulling back towards your ear.
Honest Beauty Lip Crayons are typically $18 & .105 oz each, so you’re getting 2 lip colors that are slightly less than half size. Honest Creme blushes are normally $22 & .07 oz, so you’re getting a larger blush than you would if you bought an individual color. Honest Beauty Eyeshadow Trios are $25 & .16 oz (basically $8.33 & .053 oz per shade). The palette has 5 full size eyeshadows (.05 oz each), 1 cream blush (.10 oz), and 2 lip colors (.04 oz each), which I’m estimating the value at around $82.
What I Didn’t Like
Now, I really dislike it when a palette has both creme and powder products in it. That said, since the eyeshadows had minimal fall out, I don’t think I’ll have to worry about the dust from the eyeshadows getting into the creme products. The other palette that I have from Honest Beauty that is in this style has not had any issues, but I could see if you were to use this in a hurry that you might end up with powder mixing into your cremes.
I’m also not a fan of such a dark lip color being in the palette, as I think it would have been better to offer it as a mini lip pencil or mini lipstick. The Blackened Burgundy eyeshadow could have applied smoother. The Smoked Aubergine eyeshadow could have had more purple shimmer in it. I also think that the Dusted Copper could have had a bit more pigmentation too.
What I Liked About It
I really love that this is truly a well-though-out Fall palette. It feels very cohesive. Every single color in this palette works well together. I think this is a 90s inspired palette done right. I LOVE that it has a true dark burgundy and not a burgundy brown. Finally! I think it’s an exceptionally great value for the price.
People who are searching for organic / eco friendly beauty will love Falling For You, as it’s talc free and paraben free. People who are sensitive to fragrance will love Honest Beauty for being synthetic fragrance free too. It is cruelty free (but it has carmine) and I believe it is made in the USA. I also like that the palette is small enough to fit into my small tokidoki pencil case makeup bag, so I could theoretically take it on the go with me.
You really get a very versatile Fall collection contained in Falling For You. If you want a very soft, subtle look, just use Chromed Rose on the eyes and Glazed Quartz on the lips. For metallics, you can wear Painted Gold or Dusted Copper on the lid, and use Chromed Rose in the crease. For a smoky look I would use Blackened Burgundy and Smoked Auburn. For a 90s look use Blackened Burgundy on its own or mix it with Chromed Rose. And really, the lip color Blazed Garnet is a perfect vampy shade.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the Honest Beauty Falling For You palette, though it does have room for improvement. I really do like that the 5 eyeshadow shades are so cohesive together, rather than having a palette of 20 shades with subtle variation. It really does feel very well thought out.
What do you think of the Honest Beauty Falling For You Palette? Do you like the tutorial?
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