Wednesday, March 20, 2019
*Product sent for review. Thank you, Alter Ego!

Man, it feels so good to be writing about beauty products again. YAY! Alrighty. Today, I'm sharing with you a new company. Meet Alter Ego and their Temptress Palette ($16)! If you haven't herd of Alter Ego yet, let me introduce to them. They're brand spankin' new on the block and with motto like, "Beauty without compromise.", I'm sure it won't take long for them to settle into our hearts - and makeup drawers.

"Our mission is to make beauty more inclusive and accessible, using only the highest quality ingredients and state-of-the-art production methods.We listen to what the makeup community wants to create products for every lifestyle and personality - reflecting the true “Alter Ego” in all of us." - Alter Ego


Well, hellllllo beautiful. The Temptress Palette ($16) is quite obviously inspired by ABH's Sultry Palette ($45), bringing the heat with seven rich, warm metallicss and seven deep mattes. Although I don't own the Sultry Palette, just from referencing photos online, it would seem to me that the shades are pretty right on, color-wise but I won't be able to compare formula-wise, unfortunately. The palette is paraben-free and cruelty-free.


  • Whisper - a cool matte grey.
  • Lust - a warm matte brown.
  • Blush - a warm matte coral.
  • Gilt - a warm matte gold.
  • Uptown - a warm matte taupe.
  • Sterling - a metallic pewter.
  • Stiletto - a rich black matte.
  • Lace - a warm matte beige.
  • Seduction - a warm peach with a frosty finish.
  • Champagne - a warm metallic copper.
  • Mistress - a gold metallic.
  • Ritz - a metallic brown.
  • After Hours - a cool matte brown.
  • Desire - a warm metallic brown.
Can we talk about the metallics first because I can't even contain how amazing they are. Talk about a creamy formula! Each one goes on like it's wet (but it's not). Hey, Alter Ego, can we get a palette for just these? SWOON. Moving on to mattes, they performed well. Whisper sheered out a little too easily when I put it in my outer v, but I was able to build it back up with no issues. Stiletto has become my favorite black eyeshadow of all time. The pigmentation is INSANE. Lace is the same color as my skin, so while you might not see it in the swatches below, know that it's gorgeous and I love using it as a matte inner corner to brighten the eye.

My favorite shadows from this palette? Seduction, Champagne, Uptown and Sterling!

Lid: Champagne + Blush | Inner Corner: Seduction | Lower Lash: Blush | Outer V: Whisper | Crease: Uptown


Color me super duper impressed, guys. For $16, you can't go wrong, especially if you've had your eye on the ABH palette but can't splurge. The metallics, alone, are so insanely good. I mean, good good. The mattes are soft and buttery. I mean, I don't really have any negative thoughts to share about this one. It's a really great palette and I'm super stoked to see what else is in store for Alter Ego!

PS. Right now, Alter Ego is offering free shipping plus two free brushes with purchase of the palette!


Where to buy: Alter Ego | $16
* Use code: noelle for 15% off!
(not an affiliate code, just a sweet discount for my readers!)