Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Palette Review

March 27, 2021
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Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Palette Review and Tutorials

I’ve never tried anything from Melt Cosmetics before. But, when I saw their Blueprint collection I couldn’t resist! So, I picked up the stunning, steel blue gel liner and the palette filled with beautiful, vibrant shades of blue along with some neutral shades too. Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the Melt Cosmetics Blueprint palette as well as 3 mini-tutorials!

About the Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Palette 

From the Melt Cosmetics website:

‘The Blueprint Palette features 8 perfectly crafted blue and bronze-toned in metallic and matte finishes. She just got remodelled & is now housed in a beautiful paper palette. Designed to create the finest blue eyeshadow looks for a bold frame of mind. Pop these blues on for rich & royal blue smoke.’


  • £40
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-Free
  • 8 Shades
  • 2 Matte Shades
  • 6 Shimmer Shades

Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Swatches

  • Skylight – A celestial baby blue shimmer
  • Deadbolt – A sparkling sky blue metallic
  • Dim-Out – A midnight blue matte
  • King Stud – A royal sapphire metallic
  • Beaming – A pale gold iridescent
  • Hot Wire – A hot orange copper foil
  • Nailed – A true bronze shimmer
  • Hammered – A warm mahogany matte

Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Palette

Blueprint Palette Packaging

The packaging for the blueprint palette is pretty cool. It’s a small, sleek palette that’ll be easy to travel with and has a vibrant, metallic blueprint style design on the front. Inside, the palette includes a mirror and all the shade names are printed under each pan. Originally, all of these shades were available in their stacked version. But, it seems they’re moving away from the stacks and producing flat eyeshadow palettes instead. As I never owned the stack before, all of these shades were brand new to me. Plus, I much prefer the palette version. I don’t think I ever would’ve bought it if it stayed as a stack, despite the fact I love the shades.

First Impressions

The shades in this palette are honestly so stunning! I love the mix of vibrant blues and more wearable neutral shades to pair them with. There wasn’t one shade that caught my eye first as they all just stood out. I also liked that there are only 8 shades in this palette. Sometimes, with the large palettes, it can get confusing/overwhelming trying to choose which shades to use and many end up not being used.

All the shades swatched beautifully, the shimmers especially, and the pigment was insane. Both Skylight, the pale blue shimmer, and Beaming, the pale gold shimmer, both felt pretty chunky and flakes of glitter did appear. But, when I used these shades I used a small, flat brush to apply them and they went on smoothly and easily.

Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Palette

3 Quick Makeup Tutorials using the Blueprint Palette

As always in my reviews, I’ve included 3 quick tutorials using only this palette so you can get an idea of the types of looks you can create. I really enjoyed doing my makeup with this palette and always looked forward to using it.

Look 1:

For the first look, I went for a cut crease style using Dim Out for the outer corner and crease. I then took my concealer and a flat brush to cut the crease and filled the centre of my lid with the shade Hot Wire. Then, for the inner corners, I used Beaming.

Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Palette

Look 2:

For the second look, I again used the shade Dim Out to use for both the outer corners and inner corners of my eyes. I then used Skylight in the centre of my lid for a halo eye effect.

Look 3:

For the third and final look, I decided to use the more neutral shades starting with hammered in the outer corners and blending it out. I then used Beaming in the centre of the lid. To finish off and add a bit of interest, I used the Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner to create some graphic liner. This gel liner was super easy to use and looks stunning with the glitter – I am obsessed with it!

Final Thoughts on the Melt Cosmetics Blueprint Palette  

Overall I love this palette but I did have some issues to begin with. The very first look I created with it was a complete disaster! I always do my base makeup first, but there was a LOT of fallout with this palette and with how strong the colours are, it was very difficult to get rid of it. So my under eye area had a blue tint all day. The whole look was just a general mess too as I’d never used eyeshadow from Melt before so it took a little bit longer to learn how to use and blend it.

So, if you’re getting this palette or own it already, I strongly recommend doing your eyeshadow first as every shade I experienced fallout with. You only need to pick up a tiny amount of product on your brush too as a little really does go a very long way. Once I got the hang of it, it was an amazing palette to play around with and I love the rest of the looks I created. The colours are incredible, the pigmentation is unbeatable, the shimmers are beautiful and it’s a really bold, unique palette!

I hope you all enjoyed this review! Let me know in the comments if you have this palette or any other Melt Cosmetics products. While you’re here don’t forget to subscribe to Beauty and the Bookshelves. You can also follow me on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading!


  • danniijane

    March 28, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Ooh this looks really pretty and vibrant. I’m really liking blues atm x

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