Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette Swatches on Fair Skin

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette

Today I wanted to bring you my Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette Swatches on Fair Skin. I bought the Melt Impulsive palette as part of my birthday hauling since it’s my birthday month.

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Sephora, Melt Cosmetics


Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette 

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette Swatches

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Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette Swatches on Fair Skin

Row 1 – Profesh, 2012, Bold, Boss Lady, Go Getter
Row 2 – Game Changer, Rule Breaker, Dream Big, Ceo

This side of the Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette made me feel like the 70s threw up on my arm.  I was so disappointed that Boss Lady was a brown with burgundy undertones rather than a true burgundy wine matte.

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette Swatches on Fair Skin

Row 1 – Drunk Text, Cross Faded, Warehouse Party, Makeup Junkie, Poppin’ Bottles
Row 2 – Tipsy, Morning After, Shots, No Regrets

I thought this would be the half of the Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette that I’d be delirious over. Makeup Junkie and Shots are too similar in my opinion. Same with Tipsy and Cross Faded.

  • Dream Big (rich cinnamon matte)
  • CEO (warm bronze with copper reflect metallic)
  • Boss Lady (burgundy matte)
  • Game Changer (avocado green matte)
  • Profesh (military green matte)
  • Bold (rusted ginger matte)
  • Makeup Junkie (mauve purple with a pink shift metallic)
  • Warehouse Party (dusty coral with gold and green reflects metallic)
  • Poppin Bottles (baby pink with a green shift metallic)
  • 2012 (honey yellow matte)
  • Rule Breaker (rusted orange matte)
  • Go Getter (vermillion with a pink shift metallic)
  • Shots (steel grey with a pink shift metallic)
  • Tipsy (blue with multicolored flecks metallic)
  • Cross Faded (deep periwinkle purple metallic)
  • No Regrets (periwinkle with a pink and green shift metallic)
  • Morning After (mulberry with blue reflects metallic),
  • Drunk Text (charcoal with iridescent reflects metallic)

Vegan: 2012, Rule Breaker, Go-getter, Dream Big, CEO, Game Changer, Profesh, Makeup Junkie, Warehouse Party, Poppin Bottles, Shots!, Tipsy, Cross Faded, No Regrets, Morning After, Drunk Text.

Non-Vegan: Bold, Boss Lady

Go Getter pressed pigment contains ingredients that are not approved by the FDA and Melt Cosmetics for use on the eyes.

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Palette First Impressions

I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed in the Melt Cosmetics Impulsive palette. I know you’re wondering why. It’s because I see no cohesive color story with the palette. I can’t see any look combinations. It’s a weird mix of colors. And several of the colors are so close to other colors that they feel like dupes / redundant.

Don’t get me wrong. The eyeshadow formula is excellent. I love Melt’s buildable formula because it is easy to blend out. But I feel like I can’t build a cohesive look with just this palette.

Oh, another note on the formula. Melt says a lot of these are duochromes (because of the shift), but the duochrome shift is very faint, which is another disappointment to me. I love duochromes. Indies typically do duochromes the best. Melt’s Blue Print stack, which I just recently bought, had gorgeous duochromes, and the She’s in Parties Stack has a great one too. So I feel like Melt can do duochromes, but they didn’t use enough of the duochrome pigments in the formulation of this palette.

I’m not fond of the palette design, either. The little plastic inserts at each of the levels of eyeshadow immediately fall out and get lost. It’s also overly bulky because of the ladder-like steps design. So it’s extra thick and heavy feeling.

Ultimately, I can’t see how I would use the Melt Cosmetics Impulsive palette. I can’t see color combinations with it for me, and I think I’m going to return it. I think the eyeshadow quality is good, though the shift in many of the shades are very subtle in this palette. I don’t like the actual layout of the palette.  I really wanted to love Impulsive, but it’s just not doing it for me.

What do you think of the Melt Cosmetics Impulsive palette? How would you use it? Are there color combinations you see?

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  1. the metallic colours look wonderful, but on the matte side I miss neutral lighter shades. I cannot see colour combinations. The packaging – is it good if shades are in a book lying to each other? Don’t think so.

  2. The colors are great but for some reason the layout of this just turns me off. I can’t put my finger on why…

  3. Love these colors they remind me of so many fall outfits that I have. Going to have to get this pallet before fall.

  4. Beautiful colors! Definite fall vibes. Could work for the Summer Solstice as well. Disappointed to hear of the clumsy packaging, however.

  5. I haven’t been lucky enough to try one of their products yet but this palette is very appealing to me. I’ve heard the formula is great but some people are having issues with it staining their eyelids. Have you?

  6. I feel the exact same way about this palette! Although I do love Melts eyeshadow formulas usually, this was an easy pass for me. After seeing it in person at Sephora on my birthday (♊️ I was going to get it for my birthday too☺️)…..I couldn’t justify the price. I hate warm tones on myself so although those shades look beautiful, that half I’ll never even really use. And the other half doesn’t appeal to me as much as I hoped it would after seeing it in person. It’s so heavy too! While I appreciate the non-cheap feeling it has, it’s way too heavy for me. Very bulky as well. I do love the story behind this palette but it was a let down for me. I wouldn’t refuse it if it was gifted to me though. 😝💜

  7. I’m beginning to wonder if the “impulsive” in the naming maybe just means that Melt wanted to put out a palette but couldn’t decide which direction to go and impulsively put two different ideas together in the same box just to see what would happen? I don’t think I’d EVER use it, but I’m actually really digging the 70s side of the box. The step design is just weird though, and I also totally agree about some of the shades being too similar. I’d like to see them maybe be a little less….impulsive, next time.

  8. The colors remind me of the seasons! Fall and winter, specifically. I love the leaf stencils.

  9. I love the color story but can’t get over the layout and what kind of a mess it will make.

  10. Awww man, this review makes me sad. I saw this pallet and immediately added it to my Christmas wishlist, but I will pass on it now. Thank you for the review and happy birthday month to you! Also, I checked out several of your cruelty free perfume posts today – thank you so much for those. I had zero idea of where to begin looking for new fragrances to replace my old ones! You are so appreciated! 💖

    1. I really wanted to like this palette but I just can’t get over the book type layout. I just see my shadows mixing and I’d rather not have messy palettes.

  11. I very impulsively ordered this (ha) and I used Sezzle for the first time to pay for it – that’s how impulsive I was! Eep!

  12. I have to admit that I was tempted by this at first, but seeing how similar many of the colors are has kind of turned me off.

  13. I love Melt cosmetics! They always have gorgeous pallets with high pigment colors..these fall colors are to die for!!

  14. Happy belated Birthday, Courtney, hope you had a wonderful day😊🎂♊🎈

    1. I really like the palette design. It’s cute to lay it out as a “paint” palette. The shades are a nice range too!

  15. Beautiful colors!!!
    I wish the duo chromes would have more of a pop!!! The bigger companies need to step it up like the indies do!!!

  16. I love your reviews! The line “made me feel like the 70s threw up on my arm” almost made me snort soda out of my nose!

  17. Just looking at the pictures, I thought it was great because there were so many different colors. As I continued reading, I see what you mean about the difficulty in putting shades together.

  18. It’s crazy but I am not super impressed with the whole look of the palette and the shades. I love your swatches though. 🥰🥰

  19. I do see some shades I like but I would prob. Wouldn’t reach for it and it would just be a waste

  20. I agree that it’s a unique combination of shades. However, there are many that I would use and many that I wouldn’t. LOL!

  21. I feel like if they just made each half a separate palette and got rid of the colors that are too similar, then they’d really have a winner. I’m also not too sure I like the packaging design.

  22. I am so sad but I’m returning this. The mattes are fabulous but I don’t wear those shades. The sparkly colors disappeared on me. I loved the shades but they were gone with the wind (and it wasn’t even windy). I may have to give up on MELT shadows.

  23. Your swatches look great. Although I do see shades that I would like, I also don’t like the design of the palette. And it just wouldn’t be worth it for me since I wouldn’t use quite a few. I am still lusting after Smoke Sessions.

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