Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette Swatches

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Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

The Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette is a colorful cool toned palette with a mixture of sparkling multichromes, a couple of metallics and a wide selection of mattes to pair them with. There are 21 shades in total with a good 50/50 matte to shimmer split. It is available to preorder for $72 plus shipping.

There are 10 mattes and 11 shimmers. The mattes are all very similar in consistency across all the colors but the shimmers come in a few different finishes. 7 of them are flakier duochrome/multichrome shimmers with large sparkles and sheerer, topper-like opacity, 2 are metallic with silver reflects, 1 is a metallic multichrome with holographic sparkles, and one is just a regular metallic (but still beautiful). Something this palette has that I have nowhere else in my collection are shades with holographic sparkles. I’m not really sure if this has been done before (probably it has 🤷‍♀️). 5 of the shades have them and they really show up well on the eye.

This is my first purchase from this brand and from what I understand most (if not all) items purchased from them have a longer processing time than what you might be used to. I preordered this in late December and received it close to 4 weeks later. It came packaged well with plenty of padding to protect the palette and the shipping company I went with (UPS) did a good job. As of the publish date, I see that there is currently an 8-10 week wait if you were to buy it now. Personally, I had a good experience ordering from them but I’d recommend really familiarizing yourself with how they ship, their wait times, and their return policy. They explain it throughout their website.

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Snow Drop

  • Snow Drop | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Snow Drop | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Snow Drop is a flaky/sparkly shimmer with holographic sparkles. Pale warm pink to gold to green shift.

Winter Rose

Winter Rose | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Winter Rose is a light warm pink with a matte finish.

Aurora

  • Aurora | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Aurora | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Aurora is a flaky/sparkly shimmer with holographic sparkles. Berry to orange to green shift.

Orithyia

Orithyia | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Orithyia is a light warm violet with a matte finish.

Snow Faeries

  • Snow Faeries | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Snow Faeries | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Snow Faeries is a flaky/sparkly shimmer, no holographic sparkles in this one. Light green to light blue to purple shift. I don’t think it has much of a base color but if I layer it heavily and look from an extreme angle, the entire swatch has a light purple hue that resembles a base color.

Garnet

Garnet | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Garnet is a deep brown with strong red tones when it is sheered out along the edges, making it look a little like a burgundy. It’s not showing up here but I could see this more in a look when I tried it (looks are coming soon).

Forbidding

  • Forbidding | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Forbidding | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Forbidding is a different type of shimmer that has more opacity than the flakier ones. It has a strong pink base color with lots of silver sparkle as well as some fine shimmer. I can very easily get this to look like an opaque metallic but I am also able to sheer it out to see more of the base color. It has a firmer/denser feel to the touch than the flaky shimmers as well. It’s not a shifty shade, though it may look like it because the light I have at the bottom of the swatch is slightly warmer.

Mauja

Mauja | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Mauja is a pale greenish nude with a matte finish. I can’t really see the green tone once I place this on the skin, it just kind of blends out to look like a matte highlight on me.

Saturnalia

  • Saturnalia | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Saturnalia | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Saturnalia | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Saturnalia is a flaky/sparkly shimmer with holographic sparkles. Light gold to green to blue shift with a pink base color that stains the skin a bit. The blue is the hardest color to see unless I’m looking at it almost sideways.

Catmint

Catmint | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Catmint is a medium cool dusty purple with a matte finish.

Khion

  • Khion | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Khion | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Khion is more of a metallic shimmer, similar to Forbidding, but this one is a multichrome with holographic sparkles. Red-violet to gold to green shift and a light blue base color. I’ve used this one several times on the eye so far and what is most visible to me in the mirror is the red-violet shimmer against a subtle blue backdrop. Very interesting shade.

Transformation

Transformation | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Transformation is a medium matte grey with subtle purple tones.

Wolf Moon

  • Wolf Moon | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Wolf Moon | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Wolf Moon is a metallic silver shimmer with large silver sparkles. This has that firmer, denser, more opaque quality that Forbidding has. It’s also not a shifty shade. The color at the top of the swatch is more accurate to what I see in real life.

Mothers’ Night

Mothers' Night | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Mothers’ Night is a deep cool brown with a matte finish.

Snow Crystal

  • Snow Crystal | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Snow Crystal | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Snow Crystal is a flaky/sparkly shimmer with holographic sparkles. Light pinky purple to blue-green shift with a sheer blue base color.

Cold Moon

Cold Moon | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Cold Moon is a medium muted sky blue with a matte finish.

Borealis

  • Borealis | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Borealis | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Borealis is a flaky/sparkly shimmer, no holographic sparkles in this one. Purple to warm pink to greenish bronze shift.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Winter Solstice is a pale muted green with a matte finish. In playing with this shade so far, it is hard to see the green tone against my complexion. It looks very muted and almost greyish.

Kallikantzaros

  • Kallikantzaros | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Kallikantzaros | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Kallikantzaros is the lone regular metallic. It looks a bit chunky in the swatch but when I smooth this out, it looks like it’s all small particles, giving more of a smooth shimmer finish that is less topper-like. It is a pale bluish silver with no shifts.

Rebirth

Rebirth | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Rebirth is a deep matte grey.

Storm Faerie

  • Storm Faerie | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette
  • Storm Faerie | Ensley Reign Cold Moon Palette

Storm Faerie is a flaky/sparkly shimmer that shifts from teal to blue to purple. With the little bit I played with this one, it doesn’t seem to have much of a visible base color on the eye.

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