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Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Smoke Sessions

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00 for 0.58 oz.) is a limited edition palette that released and sold out promptly sold out in December. It’s a nice palette and includes a few shades that we don’t often seen in palettes, let alone housed together. I enjoyed the mix of warmer hues on the left and cooler tones on the right, though the palette will benefit from mixing and matching with lighter and more mid-tone shimmers and mattes in one’s stash.

I wanted to get my review up now before I forget how it wore (and now that I’ve survived the holiday palette season), as the palette will eventually be re-released. The brand last mentioned a restock was planned in a “few months” in late December, but there’s no concrete date. (Your best bet is to follow them on social media for the latest.) What I do know is that two green-themed palettes sold out QUICKLY! so I just feel like mainstream brands should get in on this green goodness… I wouldn’t say no…

Smoke Sessions
A-

Limited Edition

9.5
Product

9.5
Pigmentation

9
Texture

9
Longevity

4.5
Application

92%
Total


Gravity OG

Gravity OG is a medium-dark gold with strong, orange undertones and flecks of gold micro-glitter over a frosted sheen. It had slight fallout as I applied and blended out the color on my lid, though the eyeshadow itself went on quite evenly using pressing/patting motions. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture felt denser, a little drier to the touch. It lasted well for eight and a half hours but had slight fallout over time.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxide CI 77499, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77492, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Green 5 CI 61570, Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 19140, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ultramarines CI 77007

Gravity OG
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

8.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

89%
Total

Grand Daddy

Grand Daddy is a rich, deep gold with warm undertones and green-gold sparkle and shimmer. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was lightly creamy, dense but not too thick or firmly-pressed in the pan, and was easy to blend out along the edges. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxide CI 77499, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77492, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Green 5 CI 61570, Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 19140, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ultramarines CI 77007

Grand Daddy
A

Limited Edition

10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

98%
Total

Black Widow

Black Widow is a rich, medium-dark green with strong, golden olive undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a dense, lightly creamy texture that was thicker and worked best with denser brushes or synthetic brushes. The color went on evenly and blended out nicely along the edges. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxide CI 77499, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77492, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Green 5 CI 61570, Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 19140, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ultramarines CI 77007

Black Widow
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

9.5
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

96%
Total

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a deep olive green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, while the consistency was soft, velvety, and dense–more substantial with some powderiness in the pan. A little went a long way, and if too much was applied, there was fallout during application. I’d also be careful of using this over tackier bases as it may darken over wetter surfaces. I had no trouble diffusing and blending out the shade in my crease over bare skin, though. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxide CI 77499, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77492, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Green 5 CI 61570, Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 19140, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ultramarines CI 77007

Sour Diesel
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

8.5
Longevity

5
Application

92%
Total

Space Queen

Space Queen is a deep, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and diffused well along the edges without the product losing its intensity. The texture was soft, velvety, and smooth without being too powdery in the pan, though there was a touch of excess product that kicked up in the pan when I worked with it. The pigmentation was no joke, too, so I’d recommend using less than you think you’d need when initially applying the shade. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before it started to fade on me.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxide CI 77499, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77492, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Green 5 CI 61570, Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 19140, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ultramarines CI 77007

Space Queen
A

Limited Edition

10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

98%
Total

Mean Green

Mean Green is a deep, emerald green with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic with rich, even coverage delivered in a single layer. It had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense without being too thick or too stiff in the pan, so it worked well with different types of brushes and techniques. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxide CI 77499, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77492, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Green 5 CI 61570, Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 19140, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ultramarines CI 77007

Mean Green
A

Limited Edition

10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

98%
Total

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is a bright, medium teal with subtle, cool undertones and a chunkier, glittery finish. The texture was thicker, denser, and a little too heavy on the emollients, as I felt like it struggled to go on evenly without using my fingertips or a dampened brush. The product had a tendency to look more glittery when diffused, and you’ll be able to see it looking less “even” along my crease, but the high-shine finish camouflages a lot of its imperfections in person (as it looked like a smoother blend in person than it appeared in photos). The eyeshadow lasted well for eight and a half hours before it started to crease on me.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxide CI 77499, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77492, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Green 5 CI 61570, Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 19140, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ultramarines CI 77007

Sweet Tooth
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

9
Longevity

4.5
Application

90%
Total

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a pale aqua with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, bluish-aqua sparkle. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation but was best applied with a dampened brush or fingertips to maximize coverage as well as to ensure a more even application of product. The consistency was denser, almost too thick/dense, and didn’t play as well with brushes as a result. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly and had a touch of fallout over time.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxide CI 77499, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77492, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Green 5 CI 61570, Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 19140, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ultramarines CI 77007

Blue Dream
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product

9
Pigmentation

8
Texture

9
Longevity

4.5
Application

87%
Total

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

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Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions | Look Details

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Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions | Look Details

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Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

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Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions | Look Details

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Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions | Look Details

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions | Look Details

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