I was so excited to get this eyeshadow palette! Mostly, because I love Rihanna, but everything I’ve purchased from her line has been incredible. Anyway, this is her second eyeshadow palette and it costs $59. I was actually skeptical to get this palette since the Galaxy eyeshadow palette did not get great reviews. Luckily, I have heard pretty good reviews about this palette!
The Moroccan Spice palette has 16 shades – mostly warm tones and a few cool tones. First of all, I love the packaging! It is so sleek and stunning. Now, the eyeshadow color range did throw me off. Most of the palette is made of warm shades that look cohesive and go with the “Moroccan Spice” theme. Then, you have a bright blue shade that kinda just seems like it was randomly placed there. Even though, I do like all of the shades. I think you can get many looks out of this palette for day and night. Time to check out pigmentation!
I did not think I would like this shade that much, because it just looked like a stark white, but it is not at all! You can kinda see that it reflects a little bit of light pink, so it is not really frosty. I can see myself using this shade as an inner corner highlight. (The shimmer shades are sooo soft).
This is probably my favorite shimmer shade. It is a beautiful rose gold. I love this shade because I can see myself using it with almost any look, or even by itself. It’s such a universal, flattering shade. I did notice that Mirage is more pigmented than Mo’Rockin Ice.
This shade is close to Mirage, but it looks like it has more glitter. I was disappointed that this color wasn’t as pigmented as the last two. It also has more gold and Mirage has more pink. I really like this shade, and I can see myself using it a lot, as well.
This was ONE swipe! Marrakush is definitely the most pigmented shadow so far. It is a pretty gold with green reflects. I actually really like this type of gold.
Okay, so, this is not the most pigmented matte shadow. I think it would be a nice transition shade though. It’s a gray that could be used in a smokey eye look, possibly. It’s just a simple charcoal gray.
This is such a pretty shade! I think it blends in really well with my skin tone, haha. This shade is a different type of rose gold – it’s pink with gold reflects (instead of gold with pink). It’s not as glittery as the others. I can see myself using this shade a lot.
I was expecting this to be a matte eyeshadow, but clearly it looks more satin. I like this shade; it’s like the darker version of Sahara Stunna. It’s quite pigmented and one of my favorites so far.
This shadow is very similar to Marrakush, they’re both very pigmented foils. It’s a stunning brownish gold. I think it’s really pretty and goes perfect with any warm look. I think Marrakush and Desert Baked are best used with your finger instead of a brush.
And here we have the odd ball of the family. I’m kidding. I actually really like this color, and I understand that Rihanna was trying to make this a day and night eyeshadow palette. I don’t even know how to describe this blue. It’s like a turquoise/tealish color. It’s very pigmented and can be used for a cool night look. Personally, I don’t see myself using this shade as much as the rest of this palette, but it would be fun to play around with this color and get out of my comfort zone.
This is the second matte so far, and I’m not liking the formula of the mattes. They’re powdery and not very pigmented. I did 3 swipes to get the full color and effect as seen in the picture. Maybe, the mattes will look better on the eyes, hopefully. Fingers crossed. Anyway, this is such a pretty plum color. You can create fun fall looks with this color, for sure.
Another disappointing matte. The matte formula is so soft and powdery, it just does not give off enough pigment. I would say this shade is a cranberry color. It’s another shade perfect for fall.
Cumin Get It
Can I just say that Rihanna is the Queen of clever names. Cumin Get It is a orangish brown matte. I think it’s similar to MAC’s “Saddle” eyeshadow. I think this is the matte shade I would use the most.
Souq It 2 Me
I would describe Souq It 2 Me as midnight blue – it’s a bluish black shimmer. I think it would be paired nicely with Evil Genie. I don’t really have anything bad to say about this color, but I can’t see myself using it a lot. But, this palette is made for “limitless day-to-night looks for every mood”, so I can see this shade being used for a cool night look.
Nuts N Dates
Another gorgeous shade for our cool family. This one was really pigmented, and I honestly really love this color. It’s a dark purple shimmer which would be paired nicely with Fez Up. I’m actually really liking these cool tones.
Whoever comes up with these names deserves a freaking award. Henna Sea is a dark brown matte, it kinda seems like a taupe. It’s not the most pigmented eyeshadow, but it’s still pretty.
Again, this matte isn’t very pigmented, but it’s still pretty. Hopefully, they will look better on the eyes. This color is like a mix of cranberry and plum. If Fez Up and Saffron were mixed together, it would be this color. It’s a nice fall shade.
Overall, I would give this palette an 8/10. It’s very versatile, so you can create a billion looks with this palette alone and not have to dip into a different palette. It’s also a palette for day and night, so I appreciate the color range. The shimmer and glitter shadows are very pigmented and stunning. The mattes are beautiful colors, but the formula is not good. They’re powdery and don’t give off that much color, but they are easy to build up. Nonetheless, I love this palette, and I’m very excited to use it. Although, I don’t think it’s worth the price. So, if you’re not willing to splurge, I would not get it. Anyway, I think this palette is better than the Galaxy eyeshadow palette, and I would recommend it to some people!
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