I love this palette! The colors are perfect and neutral and work for almost any occasion.
A few cons:
Glitter fallout (standard for UD eyeshadow)
I bought it before it came with the free brush
I had been eyeing this product for a while now but the price tag and the low availability of the product was holding me back. When I found one at my mall's Sephora I finally decided to get it. I believe the newer palettes come with a brush instead of a double-ended eyeliner. I love all the colors and they are super pigmented and can be used for every-day and night-time looks. I've been using it every day since I purchased it! I think it is well worth the money spent!
I am still not sure how much I like this palette. I have the palette that came with the brush. Some of the colors blend right into my skin and it looks like I am wearing nothing. The concept was great but I think that they could have changed some of the colors or made this into a palette that contained only limited edt. colors only. I think that they should have had a dark black and a rich chololate brown. I am going to keep this palette since it is the same price as buying 3 regular UD shadows.
EDIT: So far this has been my go to palette for everyday looks. I even mix some of the neutral shades with eyeshadows from the UD Deluxe palette.
So I've been using this palette for about 3 months now and I think I'm ready to give it a proper review. Since I've purchased this I have not used any of my MAC shadows only this. Naked/Buck/Darkhorse are the most awesome colors for the perfect neutral smoky look. I love Gunmetal for a really dramatic smoky look. Other than that I don't care for the other colors. Virgin is a beautiful color but it looks ashy and weird against my skintone and the other lighter tones are too glittery to use. Hustle is a gorgeous color but yet again too much fall out. I don't dislike this palette, but like everyone else, I do really wish there were more matte shades because- excellent blendability, color payoff, and staying power.
Finally got mine yesterday. When I opened it, my daughter and I gasped! Such lovely neutrals. I love purples, greys and pinks but for conservative look for the office (five days a week), this palette is perfect. Can not go wrong with any of the shades. Even if you really pack it on, this palette should last a while. There are a few shades that have shimmer with glitter (thus the 4 rating). For any age, this palette is recommendable. Definitely buying again (backup).
1.3g x12shadows is almost the full size 1.5g if bought separately
pigmented so palette will last long
all you will need for smoky or neutral looks
available again at Sephora
some shadows have glitter
packageing quite long so does not fit into all makeup bags
expensive (but good investment)
The colors are nice, but I wish there were more mattes. The only ones I liked were Virgin, Buck, and Naked. Sidecar is horrible with glitter fallout, but a nice color aside from that. I do find that the mattes blended nicely unlike MAC's mattes (not matte2 though).
I'm not a fan of the primer potion I feel it doesn't work as well as TFSI. The liners are great! I absolutely love them.
I would not by this again if I ran out of any colors or all of them at all due to the price, and the fact that the colors, while being great, weren't all that special.
So I ended up returning this. I really do think there was something wrong with mine. None of the colors, with the exception of Half Baked, showed up on my skin, and I tried using both UDPP and my Painterly Paint Pot. (I am an NW20) I had just picked this up from ULTA, and I believe that UD has been putting out a more mediocre version of this lately in order to meet demand. What a shame!
I am not a Naked Palette rave reviewer . I like this palette A LOT! I think the colors are a very pretty , useful variation on the neutral/ natural colors that we use 90% of the time . For me I am having a serious love affair with sidecar and half baked. those colors will probably NOT MAKE IT :) and will have to be repurchased separately ( side bar : please email me with swaps on these colors or dupe suggestions!) but the other colors are nice but nothing too special to me . I love the quality , blendability the ease of matching colors ( it would be hard to make a bad eye with this palette unless you went heavy handed) and I think the price is more than fair with the individual colors costing 17.00 each you would only get 3 for the price of this palette .
In my opinion this is a definite 8 of 10 , I think having a choice of brush or pencil would have swayed my opinion slightly but a positive experience and I am pleased with my purchase
The colors are gorgeous and the quality is very good, though I wish this palette wasn't so expensive. I really dislike the brush that comes with it, the bristles are very stiff. It feels more like a concealer brush than an eyeshadow brush, and doesn't deposit much color regardless of how much is on it. A $2 brush from Target does a better job, for that reason I gave this a 4 instead of a perfect 5.
I love this palette... everyone who loves UD knows how creamy, blendable, and overall gorgeous their shadows are so this I had to buy. The brush that comes with it is great for an allover wash of color or crease work and I think it's a great value to come with the palette. I really love the Naked and Buck matte shades, and Virgin is so so pretty for a highlighter color. There is not one shade in this set that I would never use, and that's rare to get with a palette. Overall these shades all really make my blue eyes pop and would look good on absolutely anyone! Well worth the price for 12 full sized shadows all in a cute palette plus the brush. If you're on the fence, I say go buy this now :)
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