Rated 4.72 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Express yourself and explore new colorful opportunities!
The L.A. Girl Break Free eyeshadow palettes are so dreamy! I get 90s vibes when I look at the fun and playful lenticular imagery on the top of the palette combined with the butterflies. This totally looks like a palette you would purchase in that decade if makeup were as popular as it is now! I think the 90s aesthetic is easily captured with the shifting images, which is a fun way to capture the essence of a butterfly fluttering away! That alone sells me on these palettes!
The palettes themselves are quite large and have a bit of weight to them, and inside absolutely no space is wasted either, because the pans themselves are quite a bit larger than what you'd typically find in any other palette. I find the extra large mirror inside really helpful as well, not only for my eyes, but it helped me apply my makeup as well.
"Be You" offers a beautiful collection of yellows, orange-browns, and warm neutrals, for an almost desert feeling, whereas the "This is Me" is the perfect cooler toned palette. Each one, whether you turn to a warmer or cooler look for the day, offer a good variety of mattes, shimmers and even a few glitters! I also think there is a good ratio of matte to shimmer offered in each, so the offerings feel well balanced all-around.
I have two critiques when it comes to the shades in "Be You." The first of which is between Free & New Beginnings, which are extremely similar looking in the pan. I could only see a slight difference when swatched, almost as if Free is more opaque but still the same shade. The second is between Wonder & Escape. Those two look identical, both in pan and when swatched. The only difference I can feel is the texture of the shadow when swatched; Wonder felt more buttery, but that's literally it. All considered, I would have loved to see another color to replace one of those and offer even more variety.
The formula is amazing, I was able to easily pick up the shades on a brush and effortlessly blend them out without losing any pigmentation. There are some seriously beautiful shades included that I'm not sure I could live without after playing around in these palettes for just a short time. It's hard to find a buttery soft and highly pigmented yellow and Rise is no letdown! Other incredible shades include Glowin', Strong, Radiant and Sunset from "Be You." From "This Is Me," Mile High is magically stunning, and my other favorites include Simplicity, Wingin' It, and Butterfly! After my experience with these, I could see purchasing more palettes from L.A. Girl! My review and thoughts are my own, I received complimentary palettes for my honest review! I would highly recommend these gorgeous palettes to anyone who loves makeup or just getting into makeup!
Most Helpful Critical Review The packaging is nice but..
The only positive part of the review on the eyeshadow palettes by L. A. Girl is the case that it came in that has a big mirror on it. However, my impression quickly changed when I looked at the ingredient list and where it is made, which is China. One of the ingredients that really concerned me is paraffin, as in Candle wax! I knew that I needed to sample the product for a review so I tried the two lightest colors I could find and then a purple color. They look beautiful in the compact but I immediately noticed an odd stickiness, attempting to load it onto an eyeshadow applicator. The paraffin in this product ruined the applicator and I had to throw it away so I got out and eyeshadow brush but I know I can wash with very hot water later. Loading the product onto the brush took some work and then applying it to my eyelid; it felt like I was rubbing a candle on to it. If somebody wants to put on eyeshadow that will last a long time, this would be a good product for that but I noticed today that I have two strange looking pimples on my eyelids that have never been there before so I think this is a very pore clogging product. I avoid purchasing makeup or much of anything else that is made in China because not all countries have the regulations that America, Italy or France… (For example) have in place. I am rather surprised at the low quality of the eyeshadow and would not recommend buying it. I will never purchase from this brand after sampling this product.
Reviewed by 237 customers Pigmented and buttery
Carol from Los Angeles
That palette really amazed me.. so buttery and pigmented.. glad I bought this
Not for me
Debs from Livermore, CA
Colors are beautiful, BUT it is not a good product.
Pretty combo of colors
Tamara from Manhattan, NY
This palette comes in a nice hefty hard plastic casing (not cardboard!). The cover has a 3-D like image and is very pretty.
Awesome Palette !
Kym from New York, NU
Such a beautiful palette, very pigmented
Satrina from Hagerstown
I purchased this palette with average expectations and for want of some color in my life. To say that I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. These colors are beautiful! The mattes blend well and are highly pigmented and the shimmer are *chefs kiss* divine. I apply the shimmers with my finger for easier application. I'm currently ordering the rest of the palettes in the collection.
Get This if You Love Purple Shadow
Stella from OKC
I just got this amazeballs pallette & if you're even contemplating the purchase, just do it!!! The colors are rich, go on like a dream & it stays put with my primer & setting spray (both NYX). The glitter is exactly what I've been looking for & at a great price. I'll be picking up more of these palettes. Thanks for offering this great item!
VickieS from Baltimore, MD
Half of the palette was broken, which seems to be a bit of a trend in the reviews. I'm so disappointed because the color story is beautiful. After cleaning up the mess, the shades that did survive are pigmented and blend smoothly. Would love to get again, but I will pick up in the store.
Wow! Pigmented and blends like high end
Cassie from Seattle
I'm so impressed by this palette. The mattes are soft and silky. They blend without a lot of effort and blend into the skin without looking patchy. The shimmers are beautiful, I really love the glitter gold shade it reminds me a lot of the way ABH shimmers perform. It's very metallic, the only down side is that it can emphasize texture on your lids. The other shimmers don't have as much punch but they don't emphasize texture so that's a plus. Overall I think this palette performs just as well as higher end palettes. I will definitely be using this regularly and look forward to trying other palettes in this line.,
UD better take notice-- now THIS is a violet palette!!
CraftyGardenGal from Portland, OR
Now THIS is what you call a purple palette!!! It's ACTUALLY got more than 3 purple shades-- what a concept! Urban Decay better take notice-- it's really too bad because this color scheme in their formulas would have been AMAZING but they failed to bring the full color story to the table. I've never been so proud of the LA Girl brand ever-- like hello, how you doin' LA Girl?? What's up with you?! The mattes are just a little bit dry so use a good primer but with Morphe brushes I was able to get some really fantastic looks with this palette. The ONLY thing it is missing is a pure white matte. I loooove pure white eyeshadow to blend into my eyebrow.
Better Than Expected
TheBeautySong from New York
Since there is a consensus that some reviews are fake and I thought the same. I decided to purchase this palette out of curiosity and being somewhat of an eyeshadow snob. With that said, I am pleasantly surprised with the quality of these shadows. The mattes are pigmented and blendable to create nice transitions. The shimmers/foiled shades are lovely but some are flaky (beware of fallout). They can be applied with your finger, dry brush or sprayed with your spray of choice. I am concerned the lighter shimmers may get hard pan but that can happen with pricier shadows. The negative about the palette is if you have it delivered may arrive damaged. Ulta was great about sending me a replacement palette but that too had a shattered shade. Overall, I am pleased with these shadows and recommend them since they are a great value.
I would love to repurchase this product....afraid 🥴
S.J from Houston, TX
I would love to repurchase this product again, I am afraid that if I reordered this palate it would come destroyed. I was really looking forward to using this palette. Unfortunately, it came destroyed and I couldn't do anything with it.
Perfect for Fall
Mariah35 from USA
I got this pallet for fall and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!
Shimmers are not for "mature" eye lids
Stariana from Midwest
I love the color scheme of This is me. Purple pinks are my jam so I couldnt resist. The mattes are actually pretty good. I was surprised at how pigmented they were. Maybe not the easiest to blend but doable. But the shimmers were just bot useable for me. I am mid 30s with some wrinkles and they do not look good. They are also chunky and not easy to apply. Im leaning toward returning since I just dont see me reaching for the mattes alone.
Yutzukiie from Chicago
The quality is as high end makeup!! It blends so effortless and the shimmers are pretty good as well and if you use a glitter glue or mixing medium they will show as no others!!
Smellyann from Ocean City, MD
My girls and I absolutely loved these HUGE eyeshadow palettes from LA Girl. First of all, all three of us were *amazed* at how enormous the palettes, the individual shades, and the mirrors were. This was a huge benefit for us, so that we didn't need to have to a separate large mirror in order to do our makeup. Also, we loved that there was a palette for warmer hues and another for cooler ones, which we found helped us choose which shades to complete our looks. Our high-end brushes picked up a lot of the highly-pigmented powder each time, showing us that these were some seriously high-quality goods! We had fun playing around with the different shades and figuring out which way to use them to our biggest advantage. I would totally buy these - and if more such palettes become available, I'll definitely snag them, too! These gigantic LA Girl palettes have definitely made it into my frequent-use cosmetics case.
You Need This Shadow!
Kecia81 from Summerville, SC
These shadows were silky smooth and super pigmented! I loved the color payoff and variety of shades. I could easily go from simple work to sultry date night with a single palette. I would recommend to anyone looking to feed their makeup addiction.
Yutzukiie from Chicago
The color story is so pretty and it blends supper easy, the shimmers are gorgeous and if you apply a glitter glue or a Mixing Medium (Nyx or mac) it will pop even more and won't move all day!!
Beautiful colors! Blend well!
M3dusa503 from Portland. OR
I received these two palettes from #BuzzAgent to sample. The results are lovely! They blend well and are very pigmented. The Berry colors are fabulous in many pretty shades. The Autumn colors remind me of sunshine and multi-colored Autumn leaves. I can wear both, as I have a golden complexion and purple hair.
Lolligloss from KY
These palettes have a beautiful selection of mattes and metallics. While I prefer the pink and purple shades, the gold and bronze palette is better performing. They were easier to swatch and work with. If you wear these shades a lot and like a shimmery look then I recommend it. There are better performing pink and purple palettes so I'd skip that one and the quality is what I expected from a drugstore brand. The gold and bronze one was definitely surprising and I really wish I liked to wear those colors. I think it's confusing that both palettes have the same name.
Magnolia from Texas
I am absolutely in love with the two palettes! They arrived in a beautiful Black box with its brand name script. the shadows are extremely pigmented and bendable while the shimmers are again a little lack luster. the color scheme is so pretty and this palette has so many uses whether it be a more natural everyday look or something more glam. you really get a bang for your buck with this palette!
This is also Great to start with if you are not a makeup expert. All the Shadows go on smooth and there isn't lots of fall out if you tap your brushes before you apply it. Will buy again.
Great eyeshadow pallets!
sunfire61 from Dayton, Ohio
I am so happy I received these 2 eye shadow pallets in the mail. The colors range from beige to dark brown and different shades of pink to black shadows. Some are glittery while the others are plain which I like most. L.A. Girl has long lasting eye shadows that comes in a well made kit with a big mirror to use. This is the best eye shadow I have ever used. I would recommend these 2 eye shadow kits to everyone!
Going Glam with LA Girl
Flatjack9269 from Instagram
I loved the LA Girl eye shadow! The browns were my favorite as I'm a more earthy person. I did try out most of the colors and they were definitely a wow! I would definitely buy this in the future and tell my friends about it!
High quality shadows!
Danial from Wisconsin
Very pleased with all the shadows in this Palette! Amazing formula, the shimmers perform like butter, and the mattes blend effortlessly! Very happy with the shade selection and highly recommend this palette!
Great Shades, Great Formula!
AllieG24 from Forked River, NJ
I am absolutely LOVING the LA Girl Break Free Eyeshadow Palettes! The shade/color story for each palette is really just perfect. There's a great mix of shades, textures, and finishes that all have exceptional formulas, allowing for an endless amount of eyeshadow looks that can be created. The blendable, creamy formula makes application a breeze. The size of each shadow pan is extra large, which means that these palettes will last a longggg time! Speaking of palettes, these enormous ones have very generous sized mirrors, so you'll be able to see your whole face while applying your shadows. I find this helps me see the "whole picture" regarding my makeup look for the day! I can see myself using both of these palettes throughout the entire year, for day looks, evenings out, and special occasions too!
Vibrant Colorful Eyeshadows
M1CH3113LEE from Van Buren Arkansas
Totally love LA Girl Eyeshadow Palettes because of the selection of colors, size of the palette and a big mirror. The Break Free eyeshadows palettes are vibrant hues of pinks and golds. These eyeshadows are easy to apply without worry about the shadows creasing on your eyelids. I definitely recommend trying these palettes.