I adore this eyeshadow set. The colors have a lot of pigment and options to choose from. Very convenient size too!
I find myself reaching quite often for this palette as it is all matte (which you cannot often find in a palette), wearable and blendable. I always have this open since it is so versatile and a perfect complement for all my looks. It doesn't matter which colors or palettes I pull out to do a look I always end up using a color from here.
For day looks I use (the nudes):
Matt Smith and Math Chung are the perfect highlighters.
Matt Patel and Matt Gallagher (almost hitting pan) are excellent for an all over the lid color.
Matt Ramirez and Matt Batali (my favorite) are just beautiful as crease or for the outer V's . They just add that extra umph! that any look needs.
For night or a special occasion (the darker colors)
Matt Schilling is great as a lid color.
Matt Horowitz the perfect mutted blue.
Matt McDonald I use it as a shadow liner, beautiful!
I recommend this palette 100%. It will be a complement for all the palettes that you own.
I found mine over hautelook along with the nude tude for half of the retail price, so that was definitely a plus.
Next for me: The Meet Matt(e) Nude palette which I just ordered from hautelook! I'm so excited!
I have plenty of matte shadows, but I really wanted a pallette with a selection of mattes that was really portable, and this answered that call. However, after all the rave reviews I was rather disappointed. Just because the colors are matte doesn't mean they have to be so dull. They have a dull blue (Matt Horowitz), a dull eggplant (Batali), and a dull dull dull (Schilling) teal/grey-blue. I don't mind muted colors, but I've tried a number of looks with these colors and they just make me look drab and sad. And what's worse is that they aren't particularly pigmented. The two lightest shades, Smith (cream) and Chung (pale pink), are okay for highlighting the brow but they aren't very pigmented, so I keep digging into them; there's big divots in those whereas the other colors are barely touched. I use it a lot, because of the light brown (Gallagher), chocolate (Ramirez), and taupe (Patel), but they're pretty average. All in all, the colors had good consistency but average pigmentation. I'll definitely use it, but I like Stila and Too Faced's mattes a lot better.
Now that I've owned this for a couple of weeks and have used every color in the palette, I feel ready to write a review. I've used this nearly every day since I got it, and I love it. The colors are very pigmented and wear well even without primer, although I prefer to use primer under all of my eyeshadows. I can create endless looks with this, and I like the soft sophistication of the colors. I also pair these matte colors with shimmers and frosts with great results. The only two duds in this palette are Matt Chung and Matt Smith, the lightest colors in the palette. They are not very pigmented and are chalky. That's why I couldn't give this five lippies. The other colors are great, and if I had to pick a favorite, it's Matt Schilling. Cute cardboard packaging. Regular price this is $34.00, but I got it for $19.40 including shipping on an ipsy promotion. I would repurchase this. I think it's a great value. Just be prepared to supplement the palette with other highlighting colors to replace Matt Chung and Matt Smith.
I had the realization a few weeks ago that I actually only own like 4 matte eye shadows- a base, a random brown and plummy red I got in Clinique bonuses, and a black and pink in a Tokidoki quad. I guess I'm more or a shimmer and glitter gal. But I do have to admit I like to have a matte crease shade. My lack of matte colors is propbably why I stopped wearing eye shadow during the day- and I'm also pressed for time in the morning lately, but otherwise my eyes look too "done" just for work and class. So I decided to pick up this matte palette. At nearly $40 after tax it loses points with me because the pots are so ittybitty- but at the same time I can't be too sore because it takes so long for me to hit pan lately. The packaging is super cute, but i can trace the fall-out I experienced to the brush that's included. The eyeliner side of the brush is fine, but I find the shadows show up better, and therefore you need less, with a sponge-tip applicator, so I only use the other end for blending. Lastly the colors in this palette lean towards the cool end with the exception of the neutrals so I guess I would have liked a better balance there. Enough griping though, because this palette is actually really great despite those things because I now have the sades I need to have a complete selection. The shadows are buttery and the pigments are lovely and a few of the colors (most notably the tealy-green) are unexpected and cool. Give this a shot but be mindful that if you are very dark the nudes might not show up and of you are very light the highlights might not show up (so that could potentially mean you leave 2 colors unused except for maybe blending).
If you're somewhat dark, I don't recommend this product. The first 3 shades (the neutral ones) don't show up at all. Have to admit I like the packaging though.
I am very fair so all of the colors show up on me. I have a neutral skin tone so even the blue/cool tones are ok. I love the top row of neutral tones and use basically the rest as liners or crease colors. A couple of the shadows aren't completely matte either. Overall I like it, but it is tiny and therefore way too expensive.
I love the colours and the texture is good. the only things I have to complain about are the price, $35 (I would not buy this full price),and Matt Chung (He's just not amazing).
Sorry, but the condition of this palette was broken up, when it arrived from Hautelook. Tried several of the shadows and after application on lid, there was tremendous fall-out all over my cheeks! Perhaps, it's an old one, but when I tried other colors, the fallout still took place. It made a mess of my makeup today and almost had to re-apply everything! I've never encountered any makeup that reacted this way. All the other theBalm products I have are wonderful. Including my new nude tude palette. No fallout there! So, perhaps this one palette is in the minority.
I'd been looking for a matte eyeshadow formula that wasn't chalky, and this fit the description perfectly. The colors are pigmented and smooth with well-chosen shades that are fun enough for going out and muted enough for work. As always, TheBalm's packaging is really, really cute. I just wish the shadows contained more product because the pots are far smaller than the ones, say, in a Shady Lady palette. Overall, however, I love it!