2 years ago
UPDATE (5/8/19): WnW has discontinued this palette as well as the other palettes that were part of this line-up. However, if you are wanting to get your hands on this particular color, beautyjoint.com (not affiliated) is still selling this palette for $3.99. I am still using the taupe shade in this palette (it continues to be my favorite taupe). ORIGINAL REVIEW: TLDR version: versatile, everyday eyeshadow palette that is a steal for the price and decent pigmentation; has an awesome cool-toned taupe shade. Full review (yes, it's lengthy but I love this eyeshadow palette): I admit that just by appearance, this five-pan eyeshadow palette doesn't appear to be anything special. However, for the price ($3.99), it is more than worth it, especially if you love cool-toned taupe shades. This palette is a great everyday eyeshadow palette but can also be used if you would like to "amp up" the colors for an evening smoky brown eyeshadow look. The five colors indicate which colors can be used for your eyelid, browbone, crease, etc. but as always, you don't have to follow these directions and can use whatever color wherever you want. I find the shadows to be blendable and decently pigmented. "Base" color: is a pale yellow matte shade; in a pinch, can be used to set your under-eye concealer. "Browbone" color: is an off-white pearlescent/shimmery color that also can also be used for your eyes' inner-corners and even, in a pinch, as a highlighter for your cheekbones. There is some kick-up when I use this shade. "Definer" color: is a matte neutral-toned dark brown. Can be used as an outer-V shade or on the eyelid if you want a smoky brown eyeshadow look. When I use this dark brown shade, I like to mix it with the taupe shade (eyelid shade); I am starting to get some gray-colored roots around my temples so when I am in-between hair-dyeing sessions, I will sometimes use this shade as a root touch-up (i have dark hair and this looks very natural). "Eyelid" color: is the cool-toned taupe shade (leans more gray than brown) and is my favorite one of this palette; in the pan, it appears to have a slight iridescence, but in terms of texture, it applies like a satin eyeshadow. If I am feeling like I want the shade to be more brown and less gray, I will mix it with a little bit of the matte brown "definer" shade. In my opinion, this taupe shade is a unique one for a drugstore taupe. I am drawn to taupe shades and I have yet to find another taupe eyeshadow similar to this (in terms of color and texture) at the drugstore. "Crease" color: this is a medium warm-towned shimmery brown shade; is similar in texture to the off-white browbone shade. I don't use this eyeshadow as I am not partial to warm-toned browns. Because I love the taupe shade in this eyeshadow palette so much, I bought a number of back-ups whenever the supermarket/drugstores buy-one/get-one-half-off sales on WnW, especially in the last year when I began noticing that my local drugstores (Walgreens, Rite Aid) and supermarket (Fred Meyer) stopped carrying the WnW five pan eyeshadow palettes though the Walmart and the larger Fred Meyer supermarket at the next town continued to carry them. I am glad that I stocked up as I suspect that Naked Truth and the other five-pan eyeshadow palettes are heading down the path of being discontinued. While WnW has not officially confirmed that this line of palettes will be discontinued, my gut instinct tells me so, especially since WnW is going to be releasing new and reformulated eyeshadow palettes in 2018 (a few youtubers have already done videos regarding the 2018 collection). I checked out WnW's website and it still sells the Naked Truth so if you are having difficulty finding these five-pan palettes at a brick-and-mortar store, you can check out their website.
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