Anniquina

Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette Review

August 7, 2019

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Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette
Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette

When I saw that Aether Beauty was coming out with the Summer Solstice palette I immediately fell in love with it! But I thought: Do I really need another warm-toned eyeshadow palette?!

Luckily Aether Beauty contacted me and asked if the could send me the palette.
So now I tried it for some weeks and thought I’d share my thoughts on it. Of course my opinions are honest even though this palette was sent to me for free.

Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette
Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

  • The Aether Summer Solstice Palette retails for $58.00 (aetherbeautyco.com).
  • Contains 12 shades (matte, shimmer, satin, metallic + duo-chrome)
  • “Crystal charged pigment: infused with  Amber, Ruby + Topaz,  to illuminate the skin with their light-reflective properties.”
  • “Formulated with organic coconut oil and organic shea butter to create an uber smooth buttery texture for one swipe application.”
  • “Infused with organic prickly pear oil for moisturizing, brightening + glowing skin.”
  • “This palette is sustainably packaged: with removal of eyeshadow pans and elastic, this paper palette is fully recyclable and zero waste- the first in the industry!”
  • “100% sustainably designed, 67% naturally derived ingredients”
  • Net weight 17.0 g/ 0.56 oz. (8 x 1.50 g/ 0.05 oz. + 4 x 1.25 g/ 0.04 oz.)
  • So you pay around $3.41 per gram/ $103.57 per ounce

SWATCHES:

Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette Swatches (Citrine, New Moon, Sol, Solar Eclipse, Ruby, Amber)
Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette Swatches (Citrine, New Moon, Sol, Solar Eclipse, Ruby, Amber)
Swatches of Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette (Midsummer, Solstice, Balance, Energy, Intrinsic, Sisterne)
Swatches of Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette (Midsummer, Solstice, Balance, Energy, Intrinsic, Sisterne)

FORMULA:

Overall I’m really happy with the formula!
The mattes are nicely pigmented, blend well, are creamy and soft. But you’ll have quite some kickback (dusty bit of excess eyeshadow in the pan when you put your brush in it). And you can also get some fall-out on you cheek when applying these eyeshadows. I don’t really mind that though. That happens with a lot of eyeshadows (Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tarte, …) in my opinion.

The shimmery shades are very beautyful, too. Some of them are more metallic (like ‘Amber’) and some are just normal shimmers (like ‘Intrinsic’). There is also a duochrome shade in the palette (‘Solstice’).
I really enjoy the shimmery eyeshadows. They have good pigmentation and are easy to work with. They work well when applied with your finger and also with a brush.

PROS:

  • Shade range
  • Eyeshadows are pigmented and easy to work with
  • Clean, vegan, cruelty free
  • Organic and fair trade ingredients
  • Packaging is all recyclable

CONS:

  • Price

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Overall this is definitely my favorite Aether Beauty palette so far!
I love the colors in the palette and the quality is great!

But what about the price? Is it worth the money? I know there are a lot of great affordable eyeshadows palettes on the market. You can definitely get a similar effect with less pricey eyeshadows. But I still think the Aether Beauty palette is woth the money. Especially the Summer Solstice palette.
And Aether Beauty is clean, vegan, cruelty free, sustainable, fair trade and all of that good stuff!

So I definitely recommend the palette!

If you’re interested in my reviews of the other Aether Beauty palletes see here: Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone palette or Aether Beauty Crystal Grid Gemstone palette.

PRICE COMPARISON TABLE

(Prices of eyeshadow palettes compared to each other)

BRAND PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER GRAM/OUNCE
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette 14.50 $ 0.42 $ per gram/ 11.76$ per ounce
BH Cosmetics 28 Foil Eyes Palette 12.00 $ 0.45 $ per gram/ 12.66 $ per ounce
Morphe Brushes 35 Eyeshadow Palette (35OS, 35OM) 22.99 $ 0.41 $ per gram/ 11.61 $ per ounce
Beautybay EYN Bright 16 Colour Eyeshadow Palette 11.50 $ 0.51 $ per gram/ 14.38 $ per ounce
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill 35 Eyeshadow Palette 38.00 $ 0.68 $ per gram/ 19.19 $ per ounce
Morphe Brushes 12NB Palette 14.99 $ 0.78 $ per gram/ 22.37 $ per ounce
Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette 30.00 $ 1.67 $ per gram/ 47.62 $ per ounce
Viseart Theory Palette 45.00 $ 2.14 $ per gram/ 57.69 $ per ounce
Tarte tartelette in bloom clay palette 46.00 $ 2.56 $ per gram/ 72.33 $ per ounce
Kat von D Shade + Light Eye Contour palette 48.00 $ 2.82 $ per gram/ 80.00 $ per ounce
Sigma Beauty Warm Neutrals Volume 2 palette 39,00 $ 2.95 $ per gram/ 82.98 $ per ounce
Coloured Raine Queen Of Hearts Palette 50.00 $ 3.09 $ per gram/ 87.5 $ per ounce
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette 49.00 $ 3.09 $ per gram/ 87.5 $ per ounce
Natasha Denona 28 Eyeshadow Palette 239.00 $ 3.41 $ per gram/ 95.60 $ per ounce
Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette/ Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Palette / Crystal Grid Gemstone Palette 58.00 $ 3.41 $ per gram/ 95.60 $ per ounce
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette 54.00 $ 3.46 $ per gram/ 98.18 $ per ounce
Natasha Denona 5 Eyeshadow Palette 48.00 $ 3.84 $ per gram/ 120.00 $ per ounce
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette 42.00 $ 5.29 $ per gram/ 150.00 $ per ounce

PICTURES WHERE I USED THIS PALETTE:

Halo Eye Makeup using the Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette (Citrine, Amber, Sol, Balance, Sisterne)
Halo Eye Makeup using the Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette (Citrine, Amber, Sol, Balance, Sisterne)

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Anniquina

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