Saturday, March 23, 2019

Raineedayze Reviews: The Poki Palette

If you've been on the internet for a while and play video games, you probably know who Pokimane is.

If for some reason you don't, let me fill you in. Pokimane is a popular Twitch streamer/Youtube gamer who is super popular for being a prominent face in female streamers.

I actually really love her videos as she is super adorable and sweet and when I heard she was coming out with her own eyeshadow palette, I was, as the kids say, shooketh.

I immediately preordered it and it arrived at my door within about 4 days.

First impression was the packaging was absolutely adorable!

The palette was a partnership with Winky Lux, and I had never ordered from them before so I don't know how their standard packaging is but the flowers and baby pink was right up my aesthetic alley.

The palette itself was pinky-purple and covered in flowers. Very girly and sweet.

On the back, Pokimane says the shades are named after some of her favorite things, with names like pink pixels and glazed donut. 

When I swatched them, I was slightly underwhelmed. The pigmentation isn't very heavy, but the shimmers were very nice.

The shades are very much in line with the typical makeup look Pokimane wears in her streams/videos with champagne, reds, and warm neutral shades. 

Overall, I really liked the shades. Though they swatched a little weak, they were very blendable and I loved that the colors were wearable for everyday.

My least favorite shade had to be Pink Pixels. It kind of reminded me of a kid's glittery makeup shade, with a vaseline type of consistency, layered in red glitter. I think it would be nice over a red lip but maybe not on the eyes since it isn't very pigmented.

All in all, I think the palette was pretty good for the price of $25. I love supporting my favorite creators when I can, and so I feel pretty good with this purchase. There is also a Poki lip balm that you can also pick up on the WL website if you so desire. I personally didn't get that because it is a bit too nude for me, but it may be a great companion to these shades.

If you want to pick up your own, check out the palette here!

 Always, Raineedayze


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