I like this product but then I don't. When I used the highlighted for my brow bone, I later found glitter on my nose and I was not to happy about it. There seems to be a lot of fallout with the product since it is so pigmented. I'd recommend tapping off your eyeshadow brushes before applying or else you'll end up with shadow on your face.
This palette. Is extraordinary. No, really it is. I'm NW20, so some of the shadows are a bit too warm for me, but given the fact that I LOVE others, I don't care. I don't need to love all 8 shadows in a palette if a few are winners, ya dig? I regularly fork over $14.50 for a single MAC shadow, so $5 for several is a nice change of pace. I think the "pissy remarks" are directed at the exasperating fact that some people seem unwilling to calculate the overall value WnW palettes provide, especially when factors like cost per shadow within palette, BOGO deals, comparable brand costs, etc...WnW may not be perfect, but they've done makeup lovers a huge favor by making high quality products available at a low price.
So, anyway, thoughts on the shadows:
1 (reminds me of NYX sahara,) 2, and 3 (oxidizes and looks orange, but i think would be great for warm girls,) while lovely, are all too warm for me, and I haven't found a good way to use 6 yet, so it is pretty untouched.
4. Very, very dark brown that looks fantastic smudged above my go-to black liquid liner. I use an angle brush and a mixing medium to minimize fallout, or Jesse's girl shadow transformer, but it's so soft that it has broken into the rest of the palette. Love it anyway.
5. I've lusted over and swatched vex many times but do not own it, so I can't swear that this isn't a dupe...but it lacks the shimmery pink undertones of vex. It does look awesome with shroom and satin taupe though, and I reah for it often.
7. I also like using this as a liner, on my lower lashline. Pairs well with greys for an offbeat take on a smokey eye.
8. Club dupe? I had the night elf palette, this is exactly the same, and I also have that HIP pigment that people call a club dupe.
I also own and love club very very much, and this just isn't the same. It pulls extremely red on me, and club does not. However, when layered over a dark blue gel liner (like Sonia kashuk,) the blue tones show up more. It's stil lovely, and I would rec it to anyone wavering on the club fence (but it's really not an exact dupe, and certainly not better)
Overall, I love this palette, and it was worth the borderline obsessive stalking I had to do in order to find it. If I had one wish, it would be that the shades were made available individually, or were circular and could be de-panned into a better palette.
Try it, you'll like it!
Holy cow! Wow, these shadows are pigmented!! I tried these based on a review/tutorial from youtube. I wish they would make some matte shades, as the metallic look doesn't go well with more mature eyes. I was truly amazed at the payoff from these, though. Really nice quality for such a bargain!
This is my perfect palette. The colors are gorgeous, the payoff is spot on, and the price makes it a steal. This is a must have palette for someone who has brown eyes like myself.
The only thing I don't like about this is: it doesn't have a mirror. But for $5, I can live with that. This palette has great color pay off. As previously stated by others, these are all very shimmery so a light hand is best when going for the natural look. I have not used any primer when using this palette but it stays on all day. I work full time and go to school at night and when I get home, I still have my eye make up intact.
I plan to buy several of these palettes and give them as gifts to my friends. You won't be disappointed.
I use this palette almost everyday. I love using the left side for an everyday neutral shimmer eye. It just makes my ho-hum brown eyes look great. I actually think eyeliner kinda ruins the look somehow so I don't really go for it when wearing this eye.
Admittedly I use the green side less, mainly because I'm just more a neutral, natural eye girl, even though I hear green looks really nice on brown eyes. For me, the greens are more for a smoky eye, but I do like wearing the Club dupe on its own, even for daytime (but I have to be careful to use very little otherwise it can look quite intense).
Pigmented, easy to blend, and $5 for 8 shadows. I'd say this is the best drugsture eyeshadow palette right now. It is loosely pressed though because of the shadow dust running into each other all the time. The definer shadow on the right side has already shattered in one corner, but the majority is still intact, and I haven't been careless with these. Packaging is super cheap of course but thats what you get with $5.
UPDATE: I've found that these shadows crease slightly more than my Mac shadows, taking one lippie off.
Lots of very wearable color in this palette and they're all shimmery. The pictures posted up on this is pretty accurate to real life. The browbone color on the greens side is such a close dupe for Benefit creaseless cream shadow in Birthday Suit. Its a subtle but beautiful brushed chrome color. The eyelid shade on the browns side is a light frosty peach/copper color great for all over the lid. The definer shade on the browns side is an intensely pigmented warm brown with very subtle shimmer. It almost looks matte and resembles Mac Embarked.The crease shade on the green side is a dark rustic olive color shot through with gold shimmers. Its beautiful on its own but extremely useful as a crease color for all green looks. The definer shade on the greens side is a great dupe for Mac Club, but even more pigmented and perhaps a hair warmer. The eyelid color on the greens side is a shimmery light yellow green. Its what you would expect from Mac Juxt if you just saw it in the pan, and what Juxt should be if it was way more pigmented.
My least favorite shade is the brow color on the browns side. Its a yellow based frosty cream highlighter color that is slightly chalky and has noticeable bits of gold glitter. I wish they put a similar matte shade in its place and also if the crease shade on the browns side was matte as well. That would make this palette just perfect for travel and even more versatile than it already is. As it stands I would have to supplement this palette with matte shades if I were to take it for travel. The texture of all these colors are very soft, buttery and pigmented. They are very easy to blend but I do find that they crease just a tad more than my Mac shadows probably because they are so soft and buttery. Texture wise these are more similar to UD shadows.
Beautiful shadows and an amazing price. I was interested in the palette because I've been wanting to try out MAC Club since dazzledust25 review on 'tube. When I found out one of the WnW shades in this palette was a dupe for it, I searched my local walgreens for it. Very pretty shade with interesty duocrome going on. Reminds me of my MAC Blue Brown pigment. The other shades are lovely as well esp. the pink. I like the variety of the shadows and mix of light, medium, and darker shades. I think this palette would be perfect for travel. However, I'm not a fan of the packaging and the shadows do produce quite a bit of fall-out. However, if I wet my brush and tap, not sweep, the shadow on my lids I have less fall-out overall. I highly recommend this product.
EDIT: I gave this to my neice b/c I didn't use it enough to warrant keeping it and I found the fall-out annoying. I still think it's a good buy for those on a budget or starting out with an eyeshadow collection. I just didn't need it.
I like the colors in this very nice palette. My only gripe with the colors are the darker shades. They have different color sparkles but anytime I apply them, they all end up being the same color. BLACK! You cannot even see the glitter when applied on. Also, these are very shimmery colors. If you layer color over color, you end up looking like a shimmery mess. I don't even apply a lot of eyeshadow and one swipe is enough to cover my lids. This palette is great if you love lots of shimmer, and are pretty much a pro at applying makeup. I sadly am just a novice and nowhere near an expert. However, these shadows are very pigmented for a drugstore and are just nice and cheap to experiment with.