Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palettes Review // Valentine’s Day Special Part 1!

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday and welcome to another blog post! As you know I am always looking to be better at eyeshadow makeup looks and recently I was at Target and came across a new palette from NYX called Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow Palette. I’ve seen it on Instagram and was curious about it so when I saw it in person I knew I had to grab it. I then noticed that not only did NYX come out with an eyeshadow palette but also a highlighter palette, so of course I grabbed it as well. With Valentine’s Day just a day away, since people are glamming up for their Valentine’s Day plans I thought it would be a good idea to review these products! NYX is one of my favorite drug-store brands, so finding a good eyeshadow or highlight palette would be great for me trying to expand my skills in the makeup world. And as a special bonus tomorrow I have a makeup tutorial using some of these colors! So all that being said, let’s get right into part 1 of this Valentine’s Day special, here is my Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palettes Review!

What is Love You So Mochi?

According to NYX’s website, Love You So Mochi is an eyeshadow or highlighter that are supposed to resemble Mochi, a Japanese treat, with the marshmallow-like texture.

For the eyeshadow palettes, there are two separate palettes to choose from. I went for the “Sleek and Chic” for more of a peach or neutral undertones while the “Electric Pastels” palette is for more of a pop of color, each featuring ten bouncy, silky-to-the-touch eyeshadows in a range of matte and shimmer finishes.

For the highlighting palettes, there are also two separate palettes to choose from. I went for the “Arcade Glam” which is more cool tones (it gave me major unicorn vibes) while the “Lit Life” has more warm tones. Just like the eyeshadow palettes, these highlighting colors are silky-to-the-touch that reflect light for a glossy-glow look at all angles.

The Packaging

So like my other reviews, the first thing I talk about is the packaging, because the first thing you see when it comes to any product is the packaging. I love the packaging. You see the product up close to the clear case and the lettering is adorable… I adore the lettering choice for “Mochi”… gives me a major unicorn and pastel vibes… Perfect for doodles.by.kat. Also, I love how big the pans are for the Highlighter!

Swatches

The Eyeshadow palette comes with 10 different colors, and out of those colors, 2 of them are matte and 8 are shimmer. Though I was sad that there were more shimmer colors than matte (I am a matte kinda gal) I was still interested in each of the colors. The colors aren’t named so I numbered them to match up the colors and as I was playing around with the palette I was surprised to find out some colors were more shimmer when I thought they would be matte. My favorite colors (as you will see in tomorrow’s tutorial) would be the 1st, the 4th color, the 5th color, (it was more of a glitter which I didn’t expect, but it ended up being a great topper), the 6th, and the 9th color. On my arm, this is what the colors look like without eyeshadow primer, which just shows that the product has pigment even without primer. If you want a long-lasting color without crease (like if you have a full day full of plans for Valentine’s Day) I would suggest using an eyeshadow primer.

Out of the three colors in the highlighting palette, the color I enjoyed using the most was the third color, which though on my arm looks the lightest, but on my cheekbones gave me an alien glow in your face which I loved!

Does It Have a Marshmallow-Like Texture??

One of the biggest things that got me interested in trying out these products is the fact that the marketing was set around the fact that the eyeshadows and highlighters are supposed to be soft and marshmallow-like texture, like a mochi treat. So are they marshmallow like? I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are! They are very silky-soft, squishy to the touch and you can see how much use I put in them with all the fingerprints on the product.

Your Fingers Are Your Best Friend

So I have these palettes for a few weeks and as I’ve been playing with them I’ve noticed that brushes don’t really pick up the most product. According to their marketing on Instagram, I saw that people using the palette could easily apply a lot of product with a brush but I couldn’t get the shimmer and glitter colors on with a brush. I even tried spraying my brush with setting spray and it helped but didn’t get the complete pigment. What I got to use for the most pigment was my finger. I would use the matte colors with a brush but when it came to the shimmer colors or glitter colors the best way I got the most product up is using my fingers, and that included the highlighters as well.

Final Thoughts

All in all, I do like both of these palettes. The eyeshadow palette gives more to my eyeshadow looks and the highlighter palette gives me the glowing “In Your Face!” alien look I love, the more you layer the more “In Your Face” effect it gives.

On NYX’s website, the eyeshadow palette retails for $20.00 each and the highlighter palette retails for $19.00. For the ten shadows, $20.00 is a good middle price for an eyeshadow palette (though I wish there were more matte colors). It’s not as expensive as an Anastasia Beverly Hills palette (14 colors for $42.00) but not as cheap as a Morphe Palette (a normal 35 color palette is $23.00).

For how big the pans are in the highlighting palette, $19.00 is a good price compared to the $38.00 I paid for Lime Crime’s Opal Highlighting Palette. On the thought of the Opal Highlighting Palette, I like how easy it is to apply on the face compared to NYX but if you layer NYX, you get a really pretty in your face look without the powder look like with Lime Crime Opal.

If you are like me and are trying to make more for your makeup but you also want to save some money, I recommend you try these palettes!

Conclusion

So that’s my review of the Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palettes by NYX! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did putting it together! Remember to tune in tomorrow, as I use some of those colors to create Valentine’s Day look! Do you have any plans for Valentine’s day or you gonna treat it as any other day? Taking part in celebrating the holiday or not, any excuse to make an awesome makeup look or try new makeup is ok with me! Let me know in the comments below how you feel about Valentine’s Day as well as ideas for a new blog post, you know I am always up to new ideas! I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week and I will see you tomorrow for Part 2!

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