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I have been attracted by the Technic Hot Foil Palette since I saw it for the first time. However, I got it only recently. It is neither available on the Technic Website nor in online retails from the UK. I could get it only from Maquillalia, a Spanish drugstore (you can see the full order here). Maquillalia is a Spanish drugstore that sells in the UK under the name Maquibeauty. They used to deliver to the UK. However, they are not doing at the moment. They may start doing it again in any moment.
What brand says
- Cream pigment palette that includes a variety of colourful and highly-pigmented shades.
- Looks from You will create beautiful super bright and colourful with this magnificent palette, essential in your dressing table.
- Creamy texture shadows and easy to apply.
- Also can be applied to the face, body and hair.
About Technic Hot Foil Palette
This palette contains 8 pressed pigment pans, each one with 2.5 grams of product. That makes an overall 20 grams of pigment in the palette. The price of the palette is £5, which means that each gram of product costs only £0.25. Extremely affordable, don’t you think?
Technic Hot Foil Eyeshadow Palette is a plastic 8 pan palette. The pans are square and quite big, keep in mind that each one contains 2.5 grams of product. It has a plastic click-closing lid. It is a very minimalist packaging but the important part of this palette is not the packaging but the pigments.
The top row has the following shades: violet, champagne, turquoise and pale pink. The bottom row has the shades blue, red, yellow and pale brown. All 8 shades have a metallic finish. You can see the swatches below.
What I think about Technic Hot Foil Palette
When I got the palette on my hands for the first time I was very impressed. The shades look amazing, the colours are so vivid. It is like having a unicorn in my hands. Obviously, a palette can look amazing but it should also behave well on the eyes to be a good palette.
The shadows are very creamy. You normally don’t expect that from a metallic eyeshadow. It is something between powder and cream. They remind me of the SuperShock Eyeshadows from ColourPop.
They are highly pigmented, mainly if you apply them with your fingers. Some shades, such as purple, red, yellow, and pink, can be also applied with a brush, though the intensity of the colour is lower. For the application of the other four, it is better to use your fingers. However, that is something very common for metallic eyeshadows.
This palette cannot be used on its own but as a complement to other palettes or in combination with single eyeshadows. I am using them also together with bronzer for a quick but impressive look. I apply the first bronzer to make the transition and then a touch of Hot Foil pigment on the crease. That combination gives amazing looks.
How Technic Hot Foil Palette behaves
I was worried about the fallout. Normally, metallic pigments produce a lot of fallout. Just in case, the first time I used this palette I applied the eyeshadow before the foundation in case of fall out. However, I was impressed as there was no fallout at all.
These eyeshadows stick really well on the eyelid. I normally apply them on their own, I mean without using any sort of glitter glue. Surprisingly, I used them once with glitter glue and they made creases during the day. That does not happen when I apply them straight away over the eyelid.
These eyeshadows also have high durability, they stay all day in place without fading or creasing, even after my workout in the gym (I know, I should remove the makeup, but I am lazy and I remove only the face makeup…..).
I feel there are two different types of formulation in this palette. The shades are highly pigmented, mainly if you apply them with your fingers. Some shades, such as purple, red, yellow, and pink, can be also applied with a brush, though the intensity of the colour is lower. For the application of the other four, it is better to use your fingers. However, that is something very common for metallic eyeshadows. are more powdery. They can easily be applied with a brush and they are not very creamy. They don’t fall out when apply or when you take them from the pan.
However, the other four shades, blue, green, beige and gold are more creamy in texture and it is better to apply them with the fingers, as I already mentioned. They stay on the eyelid but they move away from the pan when you take them, but not too much.
What do I dislike?
The shade I like least is the red one, but not because of the colour or behaviour. This shade looks amazing on my eyelid. The problem is that it stains my skin. After removing the makeup, the eyelid keeps a reddish hue, independent of what I use to clean it (eye makeup remover, micellar water or oil-based cleanser). It looks quite strange as it seems that my eyes are irritated or someone hit me. However, that did not surprise me. Most red eyeshadows have this problem and it is because of the pigment used in the formulation to get the colour.
In general, I am very happy with the acquisition of this palette. It is a good complement for my single eyeshadows collection. I can also make quick looks using simply bronzer and this palette. It is not something you can use on its own but make a difference in the look for a very affordable price.
- Highly pigmented
- Do not fall out
- Stay all day on the eyelid
- Vibrant colour
- Red shade stains the skin
- Not easy to buy in the UK
Do I recommend it?
I fully recommend it. I feel it is an ideal palette to complement any look for a very good price.