I would not describe each color in details, as i'm sure there are other reviewers that have done so lengthily. But I would like to state how I love the pigmentation, the texture and the blendabiility. Each are supremely pigmented, and feels like butter. I do have not experienced fall out with these at all, even when i dont tap off the excess on my brush. And, the blendability? I dare say its better than Urban Decay Eyeshadows, I much prefer TheBalm's eyshadow's blendability over UD as it takes such little effort to get it to blend. I feel that this palette would suit those who wear, lid,crease and highlight color combo as oppose to those who wear the lid,crease combination. Although the mid tone color in this palette is decent, it is not as much as say UD N1 and N2, so if you wear mostly lid/crease combo-specifically mid-tone colors more, you will find this disappointing, but if you wear the lid/crease/highlight combo and smoky eyes, you will find that you can create day and night neutral looks with this, and even truly sultry smoky eyes. The packaging is flimsy , for a mid range palette, i would expect it to be better packaged as one drop can break em all. All in all, these are great shadows. They're awesome..
LIKE BUTTER! love this palette. I grabbed this during thebalm's 50% off sale and it was so worth it. I have the first naked palette from UD and a good bit of nude singles around here and there but...cmon half off? such a steal.
pigmentation is awesome, smooth, long lasting...just plain awesome. would I have gotten it at full price? probably not because I just didn't need to overindulge in another nude palette. again for half off, it was just too good to pass up. I love the shade "stand offish" - it does not come off frosty on my eyes - perfectly shimmery and brightens up any neutral eye I put together.
I thought it was really considerate of thebalm to have a "nice" version along with the "naughty" version. I know some girls who can't say NARS' orgasm blush without feeling like they've violated something. anyway, brownie points for thebalm for being considerate for those who are a bit more reserved.
Great selection of color and they seem to hold fine. I'm disappointed in the packaging though, it's cardboard and almost impossible to stay clean. I bought this at TheBalm 50% off sale, but at full price I would recommend Naked2 over this.
I liked how most colors were matte. They lasted a couple of hours without a primer. However, the Urban Decays that I own lasted longer.
I thought this palette was easier to work with than the Shady Lady palettes. The brush they included was serviceable. Even though the palette's made out of cardboard, it's fairly sturdy.
I had been eyeing this palette for a while, and decided to buy it when thebalm had all their products 50% off online. I already own the NAKED and NAKED 2 by Urban Decay, so it's hard not to compare this to them.
-Has a nice mix of matte and shimmery shades.
-All of the colors are nicely pigmented.
-Reasonably priced given that there are 12 shades and a decent amount of product.
-The brush provided in the palette is small and will never be used. Really disappointed about that.
-I'm on the fence about one shade (Silly) because, as you can kind of see in the pictures, it is a bit... glittery. And while it's not as glittery when you put it on, it's something to be aware of if you're past the age where it's acceptable to wear glittery eyeshadow.
Overall, it's a pretty nice palette. If you're looking for your first neutral palette, you should probably buy NAKED by Urban Decay instead. BUT, if you like neutral palettes and are looking add to your collection, then this is a great one to consider.
Definitely a must have in your make-up kit. If you were to buy only one eye shadow palette, then buy this one. It suits every skin tone and eye colour. It has both matte and shimmery eye shadows. The texture is silky and blendable, and the colours are quite pigmented. It stays on nicely and does not easily transmit or smudge. The packaging is cute, but I sometimes fear that it will get destroyed upon contact with water, since the it seems to be made of coated cardboard. I do not care for the brush, but it works fine if you travel and did not bother to bring other brushes.
This is my absolute holly grail product. It has been the best eye shadow palette I have tried and the packaging is cute. The formula of the eye shadow is fantastic and it lasts all day. You can create so many different looks with this palette. It has a mixture of matte and shimmer shades and the brush is quite good quality. I would defiantly reccomend this
A gorgeous palette, the shades are easy to blend and last all day even without a decent primer which is very rare on my oily lids. Lovely muted tones which work together for lovely pairings - warm, cool tones, no particularly glittery shades and good basic black and browns. My only preference would to be to drop the shimmery pink/gold/white tones and replace with more satin/finish light ivory and beiges and this would be perfect.
There's a few shades in this that I adore and that's where my excitement for this ends. Whereas, the Urban Decay Naked Palette, I love nearly all of them so there's limitless possibilities. Not enough highlights that aren't pink or yellow. Not enough medium neutral shades.
This is my first palette. I'm into nude and neutral eyeshadows so I do quite like this palette. The eyeshadows are pigmented, smooth and they last quite well. However there is a bit of fallout when you dip the brush in. The range of colors are also great. I will not repurchase this again because I would love to try other palettes, and I rarely wear eyeshadow either. I definitely recommend.