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And I won't be buying. I wasn't planning on writing a post on this palette because I don't typically write about brands that emerge from YouTube personalities, for the exception of Makeup Geek, which has been an established brand for several years.
I didn't write about Laura Lee's Cat's Pajamas palette or Tati's "vitamins," and there have been dozens of YouTube collaborations that I have passed over as well. But I do feel there's a bit to talk about with this product, so here we are. I should also establish upfront for new readers that this is an anti-haul blog.
It is a blog that is meant to encourage smart consumerism and critical thinking as relates The beauty of life makeup purchases. If you're a diehard Manny fan hoping that I'm going to gush about this palette and not be critical, you're in the wrong place. The brand is online only, so you won't be able to test products in-store, and the only return policy is for products that arrive broken.
This means that if you purchase this palette, not having been able to test it first, and you don't like it or think the quality is poor, you will not be able to return it. There is no shipping information available on Lunar Beauty's website, which leads me to believe that there is no free shipping.
I am also not sure if Lunar Beauty ships internationally as this information is also not included on the website. Let's look at it: Something that I found odd when looking at Lunar Beauty's website is that there is no actual picture of this palette. There are only pictures of broken shadow pans: And I find that exceptionally odd.
Before I delve into all the reasons that I personally will not be buying this palette, I do want to talk about some of the palette's positives features. I really love that this palette is called "Life's a Drag" and that is celebrates drag culture.
I think a drag queen would have perhaps been a better ambassador for this message, but I think that Manny has done a lot for men who wear makeup in terms of having a platform and large following and showcasing his love of makeup and skillset.
I also like that the palette is somewhat inclusive. I say "somewhat" because I do feel the neutral colors cater toward light skin tones, and I feel some of the beige tones could have been replaced for shades that work well for deeper skin tones.
But in the "About" section of Lunar Beauty's website, it says, "Lunar Beauty is a cosmetics line for men, women, and everyone in between. Finally, I like that Manny included six colorful shadows in this palette and didn't make the entire thing a basic neutral palette the way that most people do when they start a brand and feel they need to play it somewhat safe.
And when you consider Manny's palette when he collaborated with Makeup Geek: I think the inclusion of colorful shadows was a smart choice we will get into this more later in the post.
Let's look at the shadows as pigments: When you consider that the inspiration behind this palette is drag makeup, it makes sense to include neutral and colorful shades. However, I think any new brand and even existing brands have to consider that their audience likely has neutral shadows at this point.
And I think the challenge then becomes how to create a new product that is not a "complete" palette and isn't giving people more of what they already own. And when I look at these shadows as pigments, I'm really only interested in the colorful ones.
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And even then, it's the yellow and green. The rest of the palette just looks so incredibly boring to me, and it's the majority of the palette. I don't need yet another matte black or white, and I certainly don't need that many brown shades that don't look very different once blended on the eye.
Lunar Beauty included this photo in their promotional images: And while I think it's an odd choice as I personally don't find this photo all that pleasing and it doesn't make me want to buy the product, I do think it's interesting that in the front, there are all these individual colors, and in the back, it's just a sea of brown.
Lunar Beauty also does not include any swatches of this palette on their website, which I again think is a rather odd choice, and the only somewhat "official" swatches I could find were from Manny's YouTube channel: When I look at these swatches, it feels like Life's a Drag is a combination of Manny's collaboration with Makeup Geek: Or Bad Habit's dupe of this palette, After Shock: And it is absolutely worth stating at this point that if you already own the Manny and Makeup Geek collaboration palette, you already own the majority of Life's a Drag.
It makes sense, of course, because a person is always going to be drawn to their favorite shades, especially if they are trying to create a "complete" palette, which it seems like Manny is trying to do. But, when you own a brand, it's a disservice to your customers to keep selling the same shades over and over again and expect your customers to buy them.
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