Violet Voss Holy Grail Review


Violet Voss

The palette that swept the Instagram beauty world away… As soon as I first laid eyes on this palette, I was in love. I never intended on getting it until I went into Cocktail Cosmetics and I seen it physically. I can usually avoid the hype products until I can hold them in my hands, then I can never let them go. It’s easier to exit a website than it is to walk away from a gorgeous piece of makeup.

I was told quite a lot of things about this palette that put me off, ‘repackaged expensive Morphe eyeshadows’ was one of the main ones, but when I swatched it I was impressed. Morphe isn’t a bad brand from what I know of, so I just went for it.

Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette

These colours are to die for, they’re exactly up my street and I LOVE wearing all matte-cranberry toned eye makeup. It’s just beautiful. One of my favourite shades is ‘Toffee’ – a gold that is so pigmented. Brownie Points, Cranberry Splash, Cool Beans and Bestie are also some of my favourite colours.

The Violet Voss eyeshadows have quite a lot of fall out, but it is easily swept away with a makeup brush. The eyeshadows swatched very well, but when blended I found they needed quite a lot of ‘build up’ (when you have to keep adding more shadow to build up the colour) as I found the shades tended to blend away, not staying very pigmented on the eyes. For an eyeshadow palette that I paid £40 for, I wouldn’t expect that. Does it beat my favourite Makeup Geek eyeshadows? No, they don’t. But they are pretty and do the job, they’re just not the best I’ve ever used.

Overall I think it’s a beautiful palette, with a gorgeous large mirror. The colours are stunning – they just aren’t the best quality. If you’re thinking about buying this palette, give it a go. Try it out for yourself. I’m glad I bought it because I do use it a lot, it just wasn’t as good as the hype made it out to be.




  1. July 16, 2016 / 10:20 am

    This is the first review I have seen saying it could be better. I love reading an honest review as I think alot of bloggers get caught up in the hype and don’t really see the negatives to a product sometimes because they want it to be amazing.

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  2. July 23, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Loved the review!! Such an honest one!

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  3. July 28, 2016 / 9:41 am

    The colours in this palette are incredible! I wonder how it compares to the ABH Renaissance palette, I need one of them in my life and soon! Great review

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