You know that one palette you ALWAYS swatch each time you step foot into Ulta? Well, that’s this palette for me… or at least it was until my wonderful friend Karen bought it for me! I mean, I love a good matte palette any day, but there is just something about the warm pinky/mauve shades that calls to me.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… tin packaging is the best! It’s sturdy and just looks sleek. I also like that there is an actual closure system in place that is NOT magnetized (instead there is a button you push to release the latch). And then on the inside, all of the shadows are wide enough that you can fit a brush in them (long like the shadows in the Naked palettes, but 2x as wide). Lastly, there is a nice sized, quality mirror and a brush that is actually great for packing and blending!
Versatility of Shade Range
I’d say the biggest weakness of this palette is how similar 4 of the 8 shades are to each-other. I also would have liked to have seen a really deep-dark brown for defining the outer V, but that having been said this palette pretty much has everything you need (creamy highlight, warm transition and a variety of crease/lid options).
Texture & Performance of Shadows
I was surprised how much more pigmented these eyeshadows are when applied vs. swatched. I really didn’t expect a whole lot from a more natural brand, and I was even more shocked by how silky but NOT powdery these shadows were as well. Of course, I always use a primer, and I find that no matter what kind I use, these shadows also last ALL day.
You Will Like This Palette If
- you have green eyes (even if you prefer cooler tones)
- you like warm shadows
- you’re looking for a twist on the same boring browns without getting too much into color
- you want a unique range of matte colors or need something to compliment the Naked 3 or the Lorac Unzipped palettes
I’m really impressed with the quality of this eyeshadow palette. The shadows are creamy, pigmented, easy to blend and quite long lasting. Although this palette doesn’t have the widest shade-range, it does have everything you need to complete a few mauve looks and it would also make a WONDERFUL companion palette for the Naked 3 or Lorac Unzipped palettes which have a similar shade range but not many mattes. I enjoy this palette so much, I’ve already got my eyes on PUR’s “Secret Crush” palette which also retails for $32!
Where to Buy
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