When I was in elementary school, Trolls were launched for the first time, and everyone brought them to school and displayed them on their desk before class. We had never seen anything like them. I was so happy when my parents bought me one. Mine had orange hair. Hmm, maybe that’s why I have orange hair today?
Trolls have gone through a number of iterations since my time. They have clothes, accessories, names, and personalities. And now they have a movie! Dreamworks introduced Trolls a few weeks ago. Here’s how iTunes describes it: “…a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have Trolls in their stomachs. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Jason Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embarks on a mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.” Actually, it sounds adorable. I could use some adorable these days. Here’s a video introducing the characters, and there are a million of them!
To build on the fun of the movie and get the word out, Dreamworks teamed up with PUR Cosmetics on a limited edition Trolls Shadow Palette. I received my own palette along with a Poppy Troll PEZ dispenser, a Branch Troll chocolate lollipop and a furry hot pink band. Could I be any happier? Probably not unless they threw in some glitter.
In a smaller than 5″x5″ sturdy silver cardboard case with a good size mirror, the Trolls palette contains 16 pans including neutrals and brights, as well as a mix of mattes, satins, shimmers, metallics, duo chromes, and even a couple of glitters.
A very impressive variety that will yield millions of different combinations and looks. The shades are often named after the characters and setting, and some of the shades are the hair color or body color of some of the trolls.
When I first looked at the palette, I thought it would be too bright and glittery for me, but I was wrong. Not at all. There is so much to like in this versatile palette. I own about a million neutral-ish palettes so the brights and duochromes are a welcome addition to my stash.
When I swatched the shades, they all seemed very powdery, kicking up dust on the brush and palette. I thought, Oh no. But when I use them to create a look, I have no fallout at all. They are buttery and easy to blend. Also, very long lasting over primer.
I always apply eye shadow over primer, so that’s how I swatched them. The pigmentation on the vast majority is terrific. There were a few that didn’t show up so well, but it seemed to be more that they were very close to my skin tone rather than not having enough color. In fact, I think the light ones would look great on someone with a darker skin tone than I have. Take a look. My favorite is row 3 with the fabulous duochromes.
- Bridget: pale peach satin
- Wisdom: camel matte
- Karma: gold metallic
- Fuzzy: lacking descriptors for this one: browned peach? It’s one of my faves.
- Poppy: raspberry pink
- Snackpack: pale pink shimmer
- Hugger: deep brown matte
- DJ Suki: red-orange matte
- Branch: blue black duochrome
- Pop Icon: brick-pink duochrome
- Sparkledust: milk chocolate shimmer
- Creek: aqua satin verging on shimmer
- Guy Diamond: pale lavender glitter
- Biggie: plum satin
- Bergentown: dark brown with copper shimmer
- Satin & Chenille: bright white shimmer
I am definitely having fun playing with this palette. I really recommend it. Here’s one of my more colorful looks! Today, I’m the orange queen!
The shades that I used were:
- Wisdom on the lid
- Fuzzy in the crease
- DJ Suki in the middle of the lid
- Pop Icon in the outer V
- Snackpack in the inner corner.
PUR Cosmetics Trolls Shadow Palette is sold on the PUR Cosmetics website (where it’s out of stock right now) and at Kohl’s where it’s in stock now (and if you buy it online at Kohl’s, you can use Ebates for a 6% rebate)! I know a number of women who picked it up at Kohl’s after falling in love with the gorgeous shades.
What do you think about PUR’s Trolls Shadow Palette? Is it something you would pick up? I think it would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for a palette lover.