***My review is my own and all products have been purchased, not given by the supplier or any other company. They are unbiased and the intention is that they are helpful to other professional makeup artists and those who have an interest in makeup.***
I had been hinting about this palette and received as an unexpected surprise from my husband , who has a knack of logging these sorts of things in his brain :lucky me 😉 It is £34.97 on their site , not sure of the exact shipping but would say around £15. I would really like to purchase more of their palettes but would balk at paying for shipping so if they would stock with some UK online suppliers that would definitely be an incentive for me to purchase more of their products:- Hint hint…
So who are the duo and magical minds behind ‘Saucebox’ cosmetics?
‘Saucebox ‘is a Californian brand founded in 2011 by a Mother & her Daughter, I wish my daughter and I worked together but she followed another path in the world of Marketing and PR , oh well…
This is what they have to say about themselves and their brand on their site . In the current paranoid, political and environmental climate on both sides of the Atlantic their ethos really appeals to me. Not only that but they are a Vegan & Cruelty free company (fellow animal lovers) and not crassly capitalist.
As a pro artist I prefer fuss free, plain packaging, however it has a cute design and a mirror inside that certainly doesn’t offend. I do like that it is made of sturdy cardboard which means it’s light to travel with and recyclable. If the packaging isn’t for you then the pans are easily removed and can be placed in a Z or Mac palette.
I love all the colours but the standout ones are ‘Cream Dream’ a great transition shade’ ‘Caramel’ a beautiful warm brown and ‘Toffee’ which is the blackest black.
Applied with an eye primer and lasted throughout the day and an exercise class with no creasing, really impressed.
Applies very easily, even the black which is a really dense opaque black-fabulous! It can be difficult to blend some blacks but this was no problem. They all work really well with shimmer and silk shadows and minimum fallout.
1. Shipping from USA
Check out ‘Saucebox’s other palettes , single shadows, brushes and their genius double-decker palette. It can hold up to 30 standard pans and of course I love the design colours ( black and gold) -my colours!