The Melt Blueprint palette features deep, shimmery blues and intense coppers, making it a unique and colorful addition to your makeup collection. Read on for more on the Melt Blueprint palette’s packaging, application, and for a tutorial!
Cost + Packaging of the Melt Blueprint Palette
The Melt Blueprint eyeshadow palette costs $48 USD for 15.3 grams (0.54oz) of product. It features 8 shadows, including 4 blues and 4 coppers in matte, shimmer, and iridescent finishes. The palette, like the rest of the brand, is cruelty-free, and this particular palette is also vegan. You can purchase the palette directly from Melt’s site or at Beauty Bay.
If you like thoughtful and creative packaging, you will LOVE the packaging of this palette. Both the box and the actual palette feature a gorgeous blueprint design that is super cute and intricate. (I almost want to keep the box just for display!) The palette comes complete with a large mirror. In addition, Melt lists the names of each shadow clearly below each one, which I appreciate.
Texture + Application of the Melt Blueprint Palette
The formula of the Melt Blueprint palette is a bit more stiff than other shadows at similar price points. While it seems slightly rough to the touch, I do appreciate that there is almost no fallout when applying. I’ve only found that the dark blue shadow, Dim-Out, has a bit of fallout if you don’t knock off the excess.
Despite a slightly stiff formula, each of the shadows in the palette blends out beautifully. Each color is very pigmented, so one dip in the shadow is enough to lay down quite a bit of color. All of the colors are vibrant and apply evenly. I especially appreciate the intensity of the shimmer shades. Each one is so stunning!
While this is called the Blueprint palette partially because of its intense blues, I appreciate its versatility. You can use each four-shadow quad on its own, for an all-blue or an all-copper look. Alternatively, mix the blues and coppers together for a multi-dimensional look. You could also do an all-shimmer or all-matte look with just this palette. Therefore, even with just two main color stories, the Melt Blueprint palette can be used to create multiple different looks.
Because I have oily lids and hooded eyes, I always use an eyelid primer. Usually, I use the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but I’ve recently been experimenting with the Milani eyeshadow primer. Both extend the wear time of the shadows for me, making it last all day. The shadows, particularly the mattes, remain vibrant all day long. Because of my hooded eyes, the shimmers do fade a bit on my upper lid, but they last in the inner corner and lower lid throughout the day.
Just like when they are applied on the eye, these shadows swatch beautifully! The swatch photos above and below, as well as the video, were both taken in direct sunlight. Look at that shimmer!
Shadow List (from left to right)
- Nailed: Bronze metallic
- Hammered: Matte mahogany
- Hot Wire: Orange copper metallic
- Beaming: Iridescent pale gold
- King Stud: Royal sapphire metallic
- Dim-Out: Midnight blue matte
- Deadbolt: Sky blue metallic
- Skylight: Baby blue shimmer with pearl
Tutorial Using the Melt Blueprint Palette
Check out my YouTube video for a dramatic winged eyeshadow look on hooded eyes, using the Melt Blueprint palette.
Should You Buy the Melt Blueprint Palette?
If you want to try some vibrant and shimmery blues and coppers, the Melt Blueprint palette is for you! The shadows apply beautifully and last throughout the day. Will you be adding this palette to your collection?
P.S. If you like this post, check out my review and tutorial for the Natasha Denona Bronze eyeshadow palette, and my round-up of the best eyeshadow palettes under $10!
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