First thoughts and swatches – Freedom Makeup eye shadow palettes in ‘Audacious 3’ and ‘Le Fabuleux’

I asked, in my Freedom Makeup haul post, what you’d like to see in more detail first and a number of people were really interested in the eye shadow palettes so that made that decision an easy one! I’m going to say this now, this is going to be a Very photo heavy post so I’m going to try not to write too much.
I like these eye shadow palettes a lot. The ranges of shades is beautiful and they both seem to have a nice balance with mattes, satin shades (which are somewhere between a matte and a shimmer), lighter shimmers and then a couple with some glittery shimmer too. The pigmentation is fantastic, only the palest shades don’t show up too well in swatches, but that’s not due to pigmentation rather the colour of my skin! I think you’re going to like these, a lot. They’re £4 each and there’s a few of them, on the site, which are well worth checking out.


First up we have ‘Audacious 3’ – Instantly you’re going to see some similarities with the Naked 3 and dupes like the Iconic 3, but this one does have some difference in shades that mean I feel like I’ll still get use out of my previous palettes.



The first four shades, here, at two different angles as normal. I am impressed with the pigmentation of a shade as pale as the first one, it’s almost skin toned but you can still see it. The second shade might be a little too shimmery for me, but the third shade, a more satin-like one is gorgeous. I really like the matte, pink, too as it’s similar to the duskier pinks you get in palettes such as this but it’s just a little more pink. I’m not sure how I’d use it in a look but determined to find out.



Some slightly less in your face shimmers, with some beautiful glitter in them, in this row, plus the second matte. I love all three of these shimmers though I’ll have to be careful with the first two, due to my cool skin tone. The matte is the perfect crease shade, for me, so I’ll get a lot of use out of that and Wow that last shade. It’s love.



And, the last four shades in the palette! As you can see we have three satiny shades and a matte with glitter in it. I love, love, love the three satin shades as they’re nice and cool toned and this formula is just my absolute favourite. I do love the black, too, if you look closely you can see it has a red/pink fine glitter in it that just makes it very special.



And this is ‘Le Fabuleux’ – This is my favourite of the two but only because it’s a little less like others that I have. That said, I have so many neutral palettes… just not in this exact configuration.



I’m even more impressed with the palest matte shade in this palette, the slightly more cream shade means that it really does show you how well it pigmented it is considering how pale it is. I think the second shade is another that I’d have to be wary of if I wanted to make it work but the third and fourth as ones I could definitely use. I really do love the champagne shade of the third one.



The first shade, the taupey/goldy super pale shade, in this row might not look like much but, for some reason, I flipping love it. It’s the first shade I wore from this one and it just works for me. It doesn’t add a strong hit of colour, of course, but it just works really well as a whole lid colour. Similarly, the second shade is slightly more gold but definitely has a similar effect. Even the more coppery toned shade, from this row, is one I could work with even with my skin tone because, although it’s warm (it’s copper, of course it’s warm), it’s slightly more cool toned than a lot of the other coppers I have. And that fourth shade? I love love love it in the crease, it’s beautiful.



The first shade of this row is another perfect one for me, again it’s harder to pick up as it’s paler but is a stunning taupe in a beautiful satiny formula with a hint of glitter, very very nice. And then we finish up with a staple matte, dark brown, a chocolate brown and then a black with some pretty pretty glitter.
Very very pleased with these palettes. The paler shades from the second one are going to be absolute ‘go-to’ shades for me and I see myself wearing them a lot. There’s plenty from both of them that I love, though, and I think the formulas are spot on. Looking forward to see what else comes in terms of eye shadow palettes, in the future.

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  1. Sandra June 14, 2015 / 9:26 am

    Great review, thank you! I always love that you take pictures of the swatches from different angles to show off the eyeshadows in all their nuance and beauty – this really helps a lot!

    • admin June 14, 2015 / 1:15 pm

      Oh thank you, what a lovely comment, that's really brightened up my day 🙂

  2. Kate Musgrove June 15, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    These are very similar to the Naked palette. The first one is a dupe for Naked 3. I already have a few dupes for Naked 3 and I'm pretty glad because it's one of my favourites. One they've been used up I know where to go. The quality looks amazing x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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