I purchased this pallet a week or so ago and as I was reading reviews it was a surprise to me that so many people where bashing the "color pigment". Clearly the ones that say this did not read the instructions on the back of the box. It states for a more dramatic look to damp your brush before applying. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PALLET! I have been wanting to get the UD Pallet for a long time however I can not convince myself to spend that much on just eyeshadow! I have recently started using PF products (that my BFF recommended me to try) and I have just fell in love with every product I have used so far! It's great for people that can't afford high-end products.
While this palette isn't terrible, it's not the best either. Although there's not a whole lot of fallout and the shadow adheres to the lids, all the light shades (2/3 of the palette) all appear to be the same color and shade when applied to the lids. Maybe it's due to my medium toned skin, but either way, a waste of money. The darker shades (black and brown at the left end of the palette) do help balance out all of the light shades in terms of creating depth. But overall, this palette is way too shimmery for me, all the light shades look like one uniform color on my skin, and the palette is not very versatile at all.
I'm a college student that dreams of obtaining the UD's Naked palettes without paying the high prices lol. So long story short, all the PF's products were at 50% discount in CVS, and I saw this gorgeous nude colors that reminded me of UDNP's in their cute packaging and couldn't help myself and bought it for $6.
They are shimmery and beautiful, but the color payoff is not the best. They don't have pigmentation as much as they have brightness. I love highlighting colors so I don't complain much about it, since the combinations look lovely for my hazel eyes. They glide like cream based shadows, effortlessly.
The array of colors is not the best, for the strips are very small and close to one another. You have to be careful with application to prevent mixing them together.
Overall I really like this product, I think it's decent and it works for me beautifully when I apply a primer beforehand. In the end, it's all a matter of taste and what works for you.
Since I am on a tight budget I can't really compare it to higher end similar eyeshadows but if you are picky with pigmentation go look for a product that has better quality and applies darker on the lids. (Would not recommed buying this for full price!) Good luck!
I really enjoy using this palette. It is so tiny and cute, I can hardly bear it. :)
The shadows are all shimmery and are on the sheer-er side, but I don't mind them at all. I like that you can build up the pigmentation or do a shimmery wash for a more casual, easy-going look. The colors all work well together.
I've never had any issues with creasing or fading either. An excellent alternative to the UD naked palettes and super travel-friendly.
These are very pearl based nudes but the champagne and taupe shades are wonderful. I love the little applicator it comes with, its angled and even though its a sponge tip, I find it really does well when applying the darker colors as a liner and using any contrasting colors in the corner of the eye to create definition. I'm having fun with these colors. They do crease a little but its not too bad.
When will I ever learn my lesson, WHY oh WHY dont I read reviews before I buy a product? (Please note that this review is for the Warm palette) I was at CVS and found this cute little palette in the warm shades with such beautiful browns. Since I have UD Naked which seems a bit cooler toned than this, I decided this would be fun to try and it would round out my palette collection for the nude shades. I like shimmers so this wasn't going to be a problem for me. The packaging is cute and pretty well made for an inexpensive product. The sponge applicator is useless in my opinion, uncomfortable and awkward. My true issue with this product is the color payoff. There is none! No pigment whatsoever on initial application. I had to layer and layer and layer and still nothing. Just not worth it to me, too much work for nothing to show. This one is going in the trash :(
Although I love the colours in this palette, there are a few reasons I would not consider purchasing the product a second time.
1) The strips of colour are small, and because there is nothing really dividing them, you run the risk of accidentally blending them (especially if you tend to favour big eyeshadow brushes).
2) The packaging is not all that great. It sure looks nice, but because I am constantly travelling between my house and my hometown, I have to pack it away. More than once it has opened in my make-up bag and things have dug into the product- messy.
3) The colours have a little bit too much sparkle for my liking. Not a soft shimmer, but a blatent sparkle which can end up on other parts of your face if you aren't careful.
So I enjoy the colour combination, but I don't consider the product anything "out of this world".
I'm from Australia and Physicians Forumla products are around $25 full priced, but i got mine on sale for around $15 which was a pretty good deal here. The pigmentation isn't amazing, but the colours are absolutely amazing when matched well! Don't look at the color combinations at the back because they're useless. Match according to your own preferences.
Packaging is magnetic and has cute lacing detailing, but not much product considering the price.
It's actually a great eyeshadow palette compares its price to the amount of work they put into it. 9 great natural shades that are easy to work with, buttery texture, good pigmentation, just right amount of shimmer, free from harsh chemicals (paraben free) and travel friendly size, as well as the very cute packaging (when I saw the picture online I thought it's lace print, but it's actual lace wrapped around satin, how romantic).
I believe it's under rated because the concept of the Nude Palette, most people would compare this with the HE Urban Decay nude palette. Personally I feel except the same name, there is nothing to compare really. First it's the price, UD is a HE brand so the price is way higher and of course better quality. Secondly it's the size, if you are traveling or just want to keep an eye shadow palette with you in the bag, the giant UD case is for sure out the picture.
I'm never a big fan of eyeshadow palettes, because they usually don't have all the shades I like. I wasted a lot of money on HE eyeshadow palettes and always end up giving them away after I lost my interests on those fancy packaging. And for the drugstore brands, I just hate the cheap plastic box, I'm the kind of person would appreciate a nicely designed packaging, so I'd rather buy single eye shadow from MAC or Bobbi Brown even it's more expansive that way.
The PF nude palette is so far the cutest eye shadow palette I've seen in drugstore, also the texture and quality of the eye shadow is way better than the other drugstore brands I bought at similar price (Maybelline, Rimmel, Bourjois ...all of them have major fall outs), and honestly, I like it even better than some of the HE eye shadows I used (Lancome, Dior, CHANEL...which I found very hard to work with all the shades in one palette).
I usually believe the MUA reviews, but this time I just cant' help myself liking this palette and with its price (on sale for 12 CAD), I've got nothing to lose. I'm really glad that I got it, this is a great palette if you need something that's easy to work with for a simple natural look or to take with you in the bag. However if you are looking for some thing to replace the professional makeup kit like UD, MAC or Bobbi Brown, you will for sure be disappointed.
I give this 4 lipsticks out of 5 because I think there is really no point for them trying to squeeze all the 9 shades into such a tiny box, because some of the shades are almost identical. This will be a perfect palette if it has fewer shades (base/highlight, crease and liner), it would be much easier to work with rather than the narrow strips.
Colors are not pigmented enough and even if you use a few of the different shades, it just looks like one solid color on the eyelid.