Review: Fenty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette
Raise your hand if you’ve ever bought a beauty product just because of the packaging.
Yeah, me too.
The latest example: the Fenty Moroccan Spice eyeshadow palette. I’m an absolute sucker for pink and purple, so the case on this baby was irresistible from the first time I laid eyes on it. I occasionally try to be a responsible adult though, so I went to Sephora and swatched it before buying. Buy it I did, and here’s a review for you.
Have I mentioned I love the case on this palette? Aside from the gorgeous artwork, it feels really sturdy and snaps closed with no worries about falling open. It has a slightly larger footprint that makes it less convenient for travel (if you’re into that), but at least it’s really slim. The pans are a good size for most eyeshadow brushes. They’re also separated enough that I don’t accidentally get my brush in two pans, which is one of my biggest pet peeves. The diamond layout isn’t exactly the most efficient use of space but it definitely is aesthetically pleasing.
My main hesitation in picking up the Moroccan Spice palette was the shade range. I wasn’t sure I’d get a lot of wear out of it since my style tends toward a more neutral eye look, but I threw caution to the wind and bought it anyway.
After some experimentation, I’m realizing I was right – this is not a palette I’ll reach for every day. And I think I’m ok with that. It’s a really good color selection for getting out of your comfort zone. I like having some bold colors on hand for when I feel like experimenting.
Other pros about the color palette:
- A mix of cool and warm shades
- It has a few on-trend reds without being all reds and pinks
- They’ll look nice on a wide range of skin tones
Of course, there are definitely a few cons:
- A lot of the finishes are very glittery, especially in the lighter colors
- It’s a little short on mid-tone shades, so I find myself pulling in other palettes to complete a look
I have found though that the different shadows layer really well. It’s something I don’t normally do, but it does help make a more cohesive look using just this palette.
Lucky for me, the formula of these shadows makes up for the colors being somewhat limited in versatility. They apply very nicely with no noticeable fallout, and blend without much effort.
The best part though? They stay on all. day. long. Even with lots of walking and biking on a humid, drizzly day there was no creasing or fading after 10 hours, which is top notch.
In Short: tbh I was debating whether I’d return this because of the color selection, but the texture and wear have earned it a spot in my makeup collection.
The Fenty Moroccan Spice eyeshadow palette ($59) is available at Sephora.