Average Rating 4.5/5
Review by 2ksmom
I like this; it was well worth the months of hunting for it, and the $4.99 I paid for it. That said, though, I could probably just as well do without it. I already have a nice collection of eyeshadows I really like & use regularly, and other than 2 of the dark shades in this palette, this doesn’t really offer anything too special. However, it is a nice collection of basics, and would be especially good for someone just starting out ‘collecting’ makeup, or who likes a ‘streamlined’ collection. The texture of these are really nice, soft & highly pigmented, but with little fallout. There are 8 shades in 2 color ‘families’ (browns on the left, and greens on the right), ranging from light to dark. All shades have shimmer. They are definitely on the ‘warmer’ end of the spectrum. The only shades I don’t ever use are the lightest gold (since I never use a ‘highlight’ shade & its too light I feel to be an all-over lid color) and the deepest greenish-brown definer shade (which takes on this strange reddish tone when applied & just looks awful on me). Of the other brown-toned shades, there is a peachy shade which I will wear as a base color, a really nice (if rather basic) mid-toned brown shade which I will wear as a lid color, and deep shimmery burgundy-brown which I apply wet as eyeliner. Of the green-toned shades, there is a light greenish- taupe which makes a nice base color. There is a mid-toned lime green (be careful, this one is really pigmented) which makes a nice lid color, and then my *favorite* out of the whole set, a deep olive with gold shimmer, that I also apply wet as liner. These last all day over a primer. The color combinations and uses from this palette are endless. The packaging itself is a little ‘cheap’ in look & feel, and the applicator is pretty much useless (I use my own brushes anyways) but the quality of the shadows more than makes up for it. If you like neutral-warm shimmery shadows, its hard to find fault with this palette, especially for under 5 bucks.