Glamlite Cake Palette Review

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since Glamlite announced its first dessert palette. I remember being so excited about the Cake palette and checking my mailbox every day until it arrived. Gisselle (owner of Glamlite) did a great job on all aspects of the palette from packaging to shade names. Enough small talk, let’s get to the deets.

Overview

The Cake palette has 20 gorgeous shades and retails for $40. The packaging is so unique; a pink oven that has the “window” and knobs featured on the kitchen appliance. On the back of the oven are the shade names and pictures, giving you a glimpse of what to expect. The ingredient list is also on the back. (Yes, my palette has some scruffs. Shhh lol)

Once you open the oven, the palette itself is nestled inside, the adorable artwork immediately capturing attention. The cherries and white frosting adorn a pink cake with confetti sprinkles on the bottom. I’m not a fan of pink but there is something about this palette… Continuing on, Glamlite added a cheeky Nutrition Fact label on the back plus the ingredients again. Glamlite has become known for slaying their collections and every aspect of the launches for this reason.

Shades + Swatches

As mentioned earlier, there are 20 shades (12 mattes and 8 shimmers) and your eye will be drawn to every single one. I love how the shades are named after the different flavors that cakes can have.

I swatched 10 shades at a time so each shade had its time in the spotlight. So the first ten from top to bottom: Banana, Pineapple, Strawberry, Lavender, Blueberry, Guava, Peach, Cranberry, Ube, and Purple Frost

The second set of shades are: Carrot, Raspberry, Red Velvet, Birthday Cake, Icy Mint, Dulce de Leche, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Blue Raspberry, and Key Lime.

I never use a primer with my swatches so we can get an accurate look at how the shadows perform and how pigmented they are. I swirled my finger in each pan three times but some shades were a bit difficult. 

Pineapple (matte yellow) was a bit pitchy so I went back into the pan and went over the initial swatch again. Side note: any palettes with yellow are usually a bit off compared to other shades. No idea why. Ube (light purple matte) and Peach weren’t giving pigment and were a little powdery so I went back into their respective pans to build up the colors enough for them to be shown. Birthday Cake (blue matte) was also a bit patchy. The shimmers swatched really well; some brands will say that it’s because of the oil or whatever. Of the shades, my favorite matte is red velvet and my favorite shimmer is lavender.

The “Looks”

I decided to do two looks this time, one with mostly mattes and the second with shimmers. I wanted to see if the shadows performed better on the eyes than what I saw with some of the shades on my arm.

The first look was all matte except for the lower lash line. I used Cranberry in the crease and Ube above. From the inner corner to the outer v are Birthday Cake, Key Lime, Pineapple, and Peach on the lid. The shades blended well and there was minimal fallout in the palette. Ube was a bit eager and some fell on my cheek but it wasn’t too bad. I recommend that you do your eyes first before your face. Cranberry was used on the lower lash line, blended into my lashes. Guava (pink-orange shimmer) is in the lash line and Lavender (purple shimmer) is in my inner corner.

With bathroom lighting

The second look wasn’t for aesthetics but to show off the shimmers. Red Velvet and chocolate blended beautifully together in my crease and I applied Dulce de Leche right above them. On the lid, I put Cinnamon in the inner corner, Pineapple in the middle, and Carrot on the outer v. I put Blueberry (dark blue shimmer) is on my lower lash line. The shimmers were so beautiful and applied better with my finger than a brush. 

With studio lighting

Final Thoughts

This palette is a great addition if you like bright color stories and cute packaging. Of the shades, only 4 mattes needed building up but performed well on the eyes. I think the price point of $40 is fair; you get unique packaging! I think the shimmers slightly outperformed the mattes when it came to swatching and applying. Overall I think the Cake palette is a good buy and give it a 7.9 out of 10.

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