This is a lovely kit that comes with a total of nine eye shadows for three different looks: 1. "Day" in "Heaven," "Velvet Revolver" and "Sexpresso;" 2. "Classic" in "Silk Teddy," "Push-Up," and "Erotica;" 3. "Fashion" in "Nude Beach," "Honey Pot," and "Cocoa Puff." The kit also comes with handy flash cards for eye shadow application and a brush with an eyeliner brush on one side and a sponge applicator on the another.
This kit pretty much lived up to my expectations because it provided a natural eye. "Day" is matte which is nice for a work environment. "Classic" is also nice for daytime and are pearlized shadows. "Fashion" contains glitter so I think it is more appropriate for evening (or high school!). Anyway, each of the combinations are neutral looking so you get a nice supple look - you wear the shadow instead of the shadow wearing you. The shadows are easy to apply and very forgiving. Plus, the flashcards help to give you an idea of what to do. I'm not good at applying eye shadow at all but this kit made it very EASY - I am really learning a lot.
My only complaints are minor about this kit. To begin with, I would have preferred if it came with a bristle brush instead of a sponge applicator for ease of application. Second, I was disappointed by the "Fashion" eye shadows due to their glitter - when I think of a natural/neutral eye, glitter does not come to mind. The shades were nice enough, but I would have preferred something more wearable. Finally, the shades in general (with the exception of the "Classic" shades) were very nice but not a "ten." I can't put my finger on it, but the shadows left me wanting something. Perhaps it was because they were so neutral that they tended to blend together so much - I don't know. I guess I had hoped for a "wow" factor. But like I said, this is a lovely kits and accomplishes its mission for a natural/neutral eye.
Oh - and one more complaint: these shadows aren't available individually - you can only buy them as part of the kit. I HATE it when companies do that!
UPDATE: I love the "Classic" eye shadows now more than ever! They compliment each other perfectly and really make my eyes look radiant. Plus, the shadows can easily provide a daytime look or a nighttime look simply by varying how much you apply. I give the "Classic" an A+++!
I had an extremely hard time rating this palette. On the one hand, I recognize that it's a nice palette and the tutorial cards are fantastic, but on the other hand, I did not like it. I like the dark colors but the midtone and highlight colors, with the exception of the "Day" colors, were super frosty and shiny. Nude Beach was ridiculously glittery and completely unwearable. I just cannot wear such frosty shadows, but even if I could, I don't believe that shiny eye makeup can be called "natural."
I think this palette is a good buy if you already like the colors and shiny eyeshadow or if you're a beginner (I gave my palette to a friend who doesn't have much makeup and she loved it), but if you're like me and you already have a ton of eyeshadows, I don't think it's such a good value. I'm finding that as I build up my eyeshadow collection, I have less and less use for premade palettes since I either already have similar colors and will only need one or two of the shadows in the palette or I only like one or two colors in the palette. I would not call this a good value, especially since the colors in the palette aren't available as singles. Take a cue from The Balm, Too Faced.
I'm a neutral girl myself but I thought the colors in this palette were incredibly boring. The darkest shades had good payoff but the light and medium shades were underwhelming. I can put together a more flattering natural eye for myself. In all honesty, this palette will probably not impress those with even a moderate collection (moderate in MUA standards, lol) who are perhaps more experienced at coordinating colors and creating their own eye designs.
I love this pallette! It has nine lovely coordinating shades from light to dark. All the colors are neutral and wearable. The cards show you have to make three different natural eye looks and are easy to follow. Most of the shades have a fair amount of shimmer, so if you are looking for more matte shades this wouldn't be for you. However I can wear all of these and pull it off at 34 without looking like a fool. :-) The colors are just perfect. Amazing staying power, awesome pigmentation. The brush that it comes with ddn't work for me but other than that this pallette is a complete hit. This would also make a great gift for the ladies in your life - you really can't go wrong with it. I would definitely buy this again!
I will admit to initally picking this up because of the packaging
-chuckles- SOO pretty and soft I figured the shadows had to be awesome right?
- SUPER pigmented!! I swiped these shadows with the tips of my fingers and Holy Cannoli Batman! SUPER pigmentaion! My complexion is NC44/45 and usually even with MAC shadows in these neutrals especially gold, I REALLY need to build them up because they blend in almost immediately and you cant tell I have anything on. NOT with this palette! One swipe and its in your face so you may want to go with a lighter hand on this.
- EASY to blend; the shadows all compliment one another and are really well milled and go on super smooth. The palette also comes with these little cards showing you how to do various looks with the colors.
- PRICE=WEE! You get the cards, the super cute palette, 6 small square shaped eyeshadows and 3 large rectangle shadows that are lighter shades all for only $34.000! Really good deal because off how pigmented these are so a little will go a super long way I think. So I probably would not repurchase only because of how long these would last. But if it broke (NO!) I def would :)
- CONVENIENCE! I love that all these blend nicely and are in one palette. Makes it really easy to use this as my everyday palette for work and play; just pop it into the bag with some dark brown liquid liner and black mascara and I am good to go!
Havent found any real cons yet but I guess one might be the fact most of these shadows are VERY shimmery so despite it saying its a "natural" look, its really not. Its PRETTY and I love warm shimmery shades because of my golden undertones, but people who wnat a super matte natural look might not care for these. I reccomend trying them though. :)
I had a Sephora gift card and it was burning a hole in my pocket. After walking around Sephora for about 45 mins, I saw this, and there was only one left. I'm a fan of natural shades, and so I gravitated towards it from across the room. I love it!!! I'm in love with the matte shades, and I tend to buy shades with slightly more shimmer, and the matte shades are going to be such a great compliment to my many other eye shadows that I own. The packaging is very cute, and folds up really nice, so it can easily be dropped in a drawer for keeping. The colors blend so well together too, and I'm super impressed with the pigmentation. There are a few shimmery shades, but the shimmer is slight enough it can easily be worn to work, or you can apply heavier for a great night look. Loving it!!!!
Jerrod does it again! I love this eye kit. I love color and not really into browns but this was a serious exception! I love that it has matte shadows. My favorite in the kit are velvet revolver, nude beach and honey pot. I wore it at work today and at the end of the day I purchased it. If you want more color this a great basic kit, you can always add colored eyeliner or mascara. I believe it is a great value.
I fell in love with this palette. First of all, I am a HUGE fan of Too Faced! I love the Smokey Eye kit, and I really love this kit. This one is made for a more natural look, but you can def do a dramatic look with this too. It comes with 6 small square shaped eyeshadows and 3 large rectangle shadows that are lighter shades. Most of the colors are shimmery and some are matte which is great because if I'm wearing lots of shimmer on my lids, my highlight at least should be matte so it doesn't look like too much and i feel that if i use a matte highlight or matte shadows/shimmery highlight, it adds more dimension to the eyes. Anyways this has a pretty matte bone color, a gorgeous shimmery beige/peach, a shimmery beige, bronze, golden bronze, taupe, and 2 dark brown shadows. I love it all and also an applicator, but brushes are better. It's also got the little cards of eye looks in the pocket just like the smokey eye kit, which is super cute. All of this for only 34.00..great quality pigmentation. I'm in love.