Palettes are perfect for many reasons, they're great for trying out new shades before committing to purchasing a full size of it, compact to store instead of having a ton of singles floating around your vanity, and much much cheaper than buying them single panned. Around this time is the best time to pick up palettes when all the beauty companies come out with their holiday palettes.
So on with the thoughts and swatches of this coveted palette!!!
This palette retails at $59.00 at Ulta/Sephora and comes with 20 super pigmented eye shadows (mostly shimmery and a few matte) and a synthetic double ended shadow and blending brush. I love that they added a huge mirror on the palette as well. Kinda bummed that they didn't add their usual shadow primer though lol (got spoiled from the other ones lol) but still worth the $59.00 because I know I will get sooo much use out of this palette.
Overall, I would definitely give this palette a "GO GET IT" thumbs up. Aside from it being richly pigmented, true-to-pan color, it also has very minimal fallout as the textures are so smooth, almost buttery and the color pay off is ahhhh mazing (just as the other UD palettes I own) The colors are also long wearing, I'd still use the primer potion specially if you have an oily lids as this prevents creasing and helps bring out it's true pigment on the lids from the pan.
They also did a great job on the jeweled packaging with the button release lid and plastic encasing with a large mirror (yeah I know I mentioned that already lol)
So for some price justification... :) (I actually thought this was an amazing price lol) Urban Decay single shadows retails at about $18 each for .05oz of products, There are 20 shades at .030z of products per pan in the palette so 59/20 comes out to you only paying $2.95 per shadow...idk about you but I say that's a grrrrrreeeeat buy :)
Swatches time....All shades were swatched without any primer on bare skin.
I created two looks that I thought would be a day time wear and a more dramatic one for a night look.,
These looks were created at the end of the day so the lashes are not so perfect but they are still curled ;) I also just used my foundation as a base so primer just for the sake of showing a few look from the palette. I used purple and green because it's the perfect hues to complement and really make any brown eyes pop.
For the Day look:
I used Habit, a matte light skin tone all over the lid up to the base of the brow.
Then used Rewind, another matte soft brown as my transition color just above the crease for lift.
Placed Strike on the inner third of the lid, Betrayal on the middle third and Voodoo on the outer crease.
With a flat definer brush, I placed Smokeout on the 2/3 of the upper lash line and about a third of the lower lash line.
What do you think of this palette?
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