CHICA Y CHICO ONE SHOT PALETTE REVIEW
BEAUTCHAT ADMIN on APRIL 12, 2020
Korean beauty brands often release adorable mini eyeshadow palettes and over the years I’ve been tempted into purchasing quite a number of them. This One Shot Palette from Chica Y Chico caught my eye with the larger-than-normal pans (for a mini palette) and the combination of soft mattes and shimmers. The brand is sold through online sites such as Jolse or Amazon and their prices are generally set at under $25. In my opinion, their products are comparable to those from affordable Korean brands such as Tony Moly or Etude House. Here are my thoughts on the palette after testing!
THE PRODUCT DETAILS
There are 4 palettes in the One Shot Palette Collection and I tried the Night Drink option which comprises the “rose brown tone of 6 kinds of MLBB color”. The concept for these 6 pan palettes centers on creating a diverse range of looks with the matte, shimmer, and glitter shadow types. They also suggest that several of the matte shades can be used for more than just the eyelids like the eyebrows, blusher, and nose shading.
The color story is a little odd in Night Drink…the two shimmers and two of the mattes (the left column and right column) are perfectly in line with the “MLBB” theme. They go together beautifully and you can create a variety of very pretty eyeshadows looks with solely those four colors.
However, the central 2 shadows are not great choices. The very pale matte powder is basically translucent and a waste of a pan in my opinion. And then there’s the hugely disappointing glitter. It’s barely visible on the skin but what you can see is a purple-white glitter, which seems completely off-theme. A pale gold glitter would have been much better suited. So my feelings are a little mixed about Night Drink. The color stories of the Day Drink and Wine Burgundy palettes look much more cohesive.
The textures of the matte colors are surprisingly nice. I’m always cautious about matte shades because they can often be more difficult to formulate than shimmers. These particular matte shades are not extremely pigmented, but they are easy to blend and you can build up the color. This makes them a great option both for the well-practiced and for those who are not so confident but want to experiment with eyeshadow.
The shimmers are not as buttery or vibrant as I expected but again, this makes them both a subtle choice and easy to work with. Applying with a finger rather than a brush captures more of the desired shimmer.
The glitter is chunky and difficult. I’m not a fan at all and I’m struggling to apply it, so I’ve generally not used this glitter shade.
AND FINAL THOUGHTS…
I’ve been reaching frequently for this palette particularly for the four shades I like. Their color fit makes it extremely easy to apply a quick rose-brown eye look that’s wearable for day or night. They’re super blendable and I like the size of the pans for swirling a brush. They’re slightly larger than many mini palette pans. I also used the Rose Wine shade for blusher and really liked it! It was the perfect pigmentation for a pretty flush.
I’m definitely disappointed with the glitter shade and the pale white powder shade. I think they bring down the quality of the palette so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this particular palette for that reason. However because I do like the color and quality of the other shades, I would suggest trying a different palette from the overall collection. For around $17 and with decent sized pans, if you can use all 6 of the shades, I think it’s a good choice.
Would you try these One Shot Palettes?