I wish I could tell you that this palette is over-hyped and not worth your money (cause if you’re anything like me you need another palette like you need a hole in the head), but you may as well go ahead and bust out that wallet because this is probably the most impressive formula I’ve seen in awhile (from any brand). Not to mention, am I the only person out there happy to see that we’ve moved on from the rosy pink trend!?
The pigmentation that you see when you swatch one of these eyeshadows is the same pigmentation you will get when you’re applying them to your eye with a brush. Don’t believe me? Watch the demo at the end of my YouTube review and eat your heart out.
But in all seriousness, I did compare the ingredients of this palette to the three other ABH palettes I own (Maya Mia, Tamana and Self Made) and changes have been made. Good changes. The kind of changes that result in super soft, super creamy, highly pigmented, VERY easy to blend eyeshadows (that in-spite of their softness have minimal fallout).
I’m also thrilled with the fact that this palette is practically all matte (even the shades with baby glitters look matte). Tempera is a nice satin highlight for you medium to deep skin-tones out there, Vermeer and Primavera are the only super shimmery (creamy as peanut butter) lid shades you’ll need, Venetian Red is a GORGEOUS satin and Antique Bronze is a lovely satin with baby glitters. Everything else is either matte or so matte looking it may as well be.
But the formula isn’t the only thing that has improved. It’s so nice to know this palette is a permanent edition to the ABH line (cause I for one am not about that LE life). And rumor has it, if this palette does well Anastasia will also release a cool-toned version! Woot, woot!
Now, don’t get me wrong… this palette does have its cons:
- like velvet packaging that gets dirty as heck super fast
- like the fact that the brow highlight pretty much matches my skintone and doesn’t show up me
- like the fact that Raw Sienna and Burnt Orange practically swatch the same
But overall, if you:
- love warm shadows
- are tired of the same, boring browns in every palette
- are in need of a good palette for Fall
Then this palette is worth your $42.
So is this palette calling your name, or what!?