Let's lay cards on the table here. There's no fancy photography in this post. No filters. Just a bold statement from me that this palette is absolutely incredible and deserving of its self titled Holy Grail status. This is the sort of palette that makes me want to order a back up the second I used it. I don't even know who Violet Voss is. Is she a person or a brand? Whatever, I love.
I bought this and the Drenched Metal palette as a bundle offer direct from the Violet Voss website and both arrived from the States well packaged and totally intact. The packaging is basic, sturdy cardboard but no fancy closing or casing. I think the two palettes cost $84 in total (about £60) but there are 20 shadows in each palette and the pan size is very generous.
Initially I thought Holy Grail was pretty warm toned but actually it' a good balance of warm and cooler tones with matte and shimmers. I'm definitely learning to appreciate a good matte shadow.
Swatches below are on my very pale skin-I match up to MAC NW15/ NARS Mont Blanc/ Estee Lauder DW Ecru. The pigmentation is flawless, not one shadow is chalky or difficult to blend and the shimmer shades are utterly divine. Hashtag buttery. The second and third rows spark absolute joy in me.
If you can get hold of this palette you must. It's genuinely genuinely so beautiful. I've stolen Aimee's photo from her review because she does incredible eye make up and I love everything about her and this look.....
How awesome does she look??? I love that she has taken the shadows I would probably find the hardest to use and made something I want to wear immediately!!
What Aimee did...
Trish McEvoy cream shadow in Glamorous-I own this and LOVE it, the Trish McEvoy cream shadow pens are amazeballs-I reviewed them here
Violet Voss Holy Grail palette- Bestie in the crease, Wine and Dine in the outer corner and So Jelly in the inner two thirds (on a wet brush)
Huda Beauty Scarlett lashes
I would love to know your thoughts on this palette-are you as in awe as I am?