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Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2011 Masquerade Deluxe Eye Palette Review and Swatches

November 24, 2011

Ever since I laid eyes on the new Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2011 Collection, I knew I had to get one of the eyeshadow palettes. And since I already own a bazillion warm neutrals, I went with Masquerade, a gorgeous palette of cool-toned shadows.

Victoria's Secret Holiday 2011 Masquerade Deluxe Eye Palette

The Masquerade Deluxe Eye Palette comes in the prettiest red case with a black bow in the middle and a lace-like design on the two sides. Inside houses a large mirror on one side and 5 cool-toned neutral shadows with a double-ended brush on the other. On the back are also instructions on how to use the colors.

From the left to the right, we have:

• A shimmery white.
• A frosty icy lilac.
• A shimmery grayish taupe. This is the most pigmented and my favorite out of the five.
• A shimmery taupe that is just a bit darker than my NC30 skin. I find this to be least pigmented.
• A dark blue with sparkles. This seems less frosty than the others and showed up almost black.

The colors complemented each other very well. The color payoff was also good and true to what you see. Without a primer, I get a good 5-6 hours of wear before they started to fade.

My only rant was the flimsy applicator. It did not pick up the colors that well and the bristles felt a bit rough on the skin. A sponge applicator would have been much better.

Below, I am wearing the shimmery grayish taupe on lid with the dark blue as a liner, icy lilac on the lower eye and shimmery white under the brow bone.

Wearing Victoria's Secret Masquerade Eyeshadow

Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2011 Masquerade Deluxe Eye Palette is available at and VS stores for $26.

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1 Comment

  • Reply astrorainfall @ beauty box November 25, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Those swatches look gorgeous! I’ve never paid much attention to VS cosmetics but this palette is quite lovely…

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