The DC Latte palette is something that I purchased purely for myself, not because I wanted to review it for my blog. The Latte palette has been on my wish list since the first day it was announced. Of course I’m reviewing it now but my review was an afterthought. It’s something that I bought for myself more than my readers! I hope you guys don’t mind 😉
The Latte Palette is the only DC palette that I’ve ever seriously debated buying, until the new Celestial Storm palette was announced. The Latte Palette gives me so many cozy fall vibes with its rich coffee tones and the orange Pumpkin Spice shade.
Call me basic, I love PSL szn!
I’m super excited to share the Fall themed looks I came up with with the Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette. I wanted the looks to be something I might wear on a date to the corn maze or a cute little coffee shop. What can I say, these shades speak to me. Without further ado, let’s dive in! I have a latte to talk about 😉
Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette Review
I can’t believe this palette is finally in my hands omg! It felt like it took forever to ship, even though Sephora has been shipping to me much faster latte-ly. Should I stop the Latte puns? Yeah? Ok.
The Dominique Cosmetics Latte palette is the first product released by YouTuber Christen Dominique. The Latte palette retails for $42USD and contains 10 eyeshadows. There are seven mattes and three foiled shimmers to create a variety of warm, cozy looks for day or night. I personally love having more mattes than shimmers!
The packaging of the Latte palette is gorgeous! I will admit it doesn’t really say coffee with the white cardboard and gold lines but it certainly is pretty. It will probably get sooo dirty in a matter of weeks, but the initial presentation is excellent.
I actually like the layout of the first two DC palettes better than the new ones. The Latte & Lemonade palettes include 10 large circular eyeshadow pans with DC printed into each shade.
The newer DC palettes like the Berries & Cream and Rustic Glam contain 12 shades in smaller square-ish pans. The new palettes are probably more versatile because of the extra shades (and they cost slightly more) but the 10 pan layout appeals to me more for some reason. Maybe it’s because 12 shades look more overwhelming to me, I can be awfully indecisive.
The colors in the Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette speak to my coffee loving heart. I love that every shade name is coffee inspired! We have warm browns & taupes, an orange and a pop of purple and a blue. These shades are great for everyday, but you can easily transition your look from day to night with the darker, more colorful shades.
If I could change anything I would replace the purple shadow Double Shot with a dark green. The purple doesn’t really seem to fit with the other colors and I don’t reach for it as much as the other shades in the palette. I would also make Mocha a deeper shade of brown. It’s hard to achieve the depth I want with this mid-toned brown.
These shades aren’t anything we haven’t seen before. I’m sure most of us have these warm taupey browns in our collection already and I can probably dupe this entire palette from my ColourPop shadows but I dunno, I wanted it anyways? Sometimes that happens and it’s okay!
Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend
The matte shades in the Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette are very soft in the pan and very pigmented. They have a lot of kick-up, even with the lightest touch of a brush. The DC matte formula reminds me a lot of the ABH shadow formula.
The shimmer shades are extremely foiled and look very sophisticated on the eyes. They aren’t glittery at all which makes them good for young or mature skin. When you get older glitter can be tricky to work with! I’m 26 and glitter drives me crazy. The formula of these shadows is soft & creamy but holds together well. I personally like to apply the foiled shades with a brush as opposed to my fingers.
Compared to other shadow formulas I have tried in this price range Too Faced has much drier shadows that you need to dig into, while DC has a more buttery, smooth formula.
Most fallout can be avoided from the mattes if you tap out your brush, but I do find myself wiping away the shimmer shadows from under my eyes. Lately I’ve been wearing my Pixi DetoxifEYE Hydrogel Patches under my eyes while doing my eyeshadow. They catch all the fallout and leave my under-eyes super smooth and hydrated.
Latte Palette Swatches
Hazelnut: A warm orange-brown matte
Caramel: Light taupey brown matte
Vanilla Creme: Pale yellow matte
Mocha: Milk chocolate brown matte
Pumpkin Spice: Pumpkin orange matte
Double Shot: Purple matte
Cold Brew: Navy blue matte
Creme Brûlée: Foiled bronze
Macchiato: Foiled champagne-gold
Espresso: Foiled silvery brown.
Latte Palette Makeup Looks
As usual I created three makeup looks to go with my review. It felt so good to be doing my makeup all fancy with lashes again, I’ve missed it so much!
In an attempt to feature the purple shade Double Shot I used it in the crease, with Mocha in the outer corners and Macchiato all over the lid. I didn’t wear any eyeliner but I paired the eyeshadow with my Esqido PB&J lashes. I have a review of Esqido Unisyn synthetic lashes here if you’re interested!
This look is one of my favourites! When I look at the latte palette I want to create soft eyeshadow looks with a touch of shimmer. I don’t find myself gravitating towards cut creases so I didn’t force it. This is the look that I wore to Iron Maiden at the end of August! I’ve been loving the shade Cold Brew as an outer corner shade. I never thought to wear dark blue in the outer V before using the Latte Palette. The shimmer all over my eyes is the shade Espresso.
As I said, I’m all about soft eyeshadow looks these days. This bronze look is absolutely gorgeous and very easy to achieve. The mattes in this palette blend incredibly well, and the shimmer Creme Brûlée complements the warm toned mattes perfectly! I’m also so obsessed with these Esqido lashes, aren’t they stunning!?
Which look is your favourite? Have you tried Dominique Cosmetics?
I give the Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette a 3.5/5 star rating. The purple shade isn’t something I will reach for often and I wish the darkest brown was deeper. I feel like I’m going to hit pan on these shades quickly because of how loosely packed the mattes are and I already see dents in most of the pans.
The trade-off is that the shadows all blend beautifully! They’re lovely to work with and I can create quite a few different looks with them. This is a great everyday palette, and I don’t regret my splurge at all. If you have tried anything from DC I’d love to hear what your favourites are. Thanks for reading! x