I am giving this palette a high rating because it deserves it as a stand alone palette. That said, I am not a fan of this palette for me. Please note, I am nw20, deep winter, fair-medium skin tone (pink overtone, golden undertone), 3n hair, hazel/brown eyes & dark under eye circles. These are the pros and cons from my perspective and my coloring/taste.
-REALLY WELL PUT TOGETHER PALETTE:
If you like cooler tones than this is a "neutral" palette for you. It gives you a taste of warmer shades, but with a cooler twist on them so you can wear them (if you prefer cool tones). It has an excellent color combination that offers a wide variety of options and looks skewing from summery and coral to icy and wintery. It has a dark brown and a black shade so you can smoke and line regardless of your black/brown preference. It has a wash shade, a warmer soft crease & a cooler soft crease shade. This is the reason I gave this palette a full 4 lippies. The reason I had to take one lippie off will be discussed in the cons. I DID NOT take a lippie off because these are not my colors (slightly too cool for me). That is no fault of the palette. The lippie was taken off because of the excessive glitter and the "eh" matte shades (see cons)
-COOL TONED PALETTE
I have heard tons frustrated with the onslaught of warm palettes recently. For those of you craving a cooler toned palette, run, don't walk to get this. You will love it! Even as I write the "cons", I think "the looks were so beautiful that this palette creates", but at 45, I don't need anything to age my eyes more for me (and the cooler tones tend to do that on me).
So this paltte is full of sparkly champagne shades including pearls, rose pinks, golds, even olive. The look it creates is beautiful. And for glitter shades, the fallout was not nearly to the capacity of other lines. I did find though, as with most glitters, that they are best applied wet or with a finger.
-WAY TOO MUCH GLITTER:
Now (and I put this in the pro category too) this is minimal fall out glitter, but so many glitter shades none then less. What ever happend to sheen (satins, frosts, non-glitter metallics - there is one or two of these in the palette)? I hate glitter no matter how pigmented or pretty it is. It will usually end up on my cheek, in my eye, or take forever to clean off my makeup brush. I just wish there were less glitter filled colors. There are other ways to make a shadow have texture, sparkle, and wow factor. Don't underestimate the impact of a buttery satin or frosty metallic.
-MATTES ARE JUST OK:
These are not the most stellar mattes I have used, some are ok, some are quite patchy. None of them wowed me. And these really kick up when you dip your brush in, even with a light touch.
-NOT AS NEUTRAL AS IT FIRST APPEARS / COOLER TONED THAN IT LOOKS (pro or con depending on your desire)
Some of the reviews said that alot of the shades leaned warmer. Others said it was a cool toned palette. I thought it was a neutral palette with a mix of both warm and cool. It had golds and greens and this lovely coral pink shade at first glance. I thought this was a great balance of warm and cool tones. But even the shades I thought were warmer lean cooler than I anticipated. This palette officially taught me that cooler tones do not do anything for my complexion, the aging of my eyes or my dark under eye circles....no matter how neutral. I came up with some stunning eye looks...stunning. But while the makeup was gorgeous, my eyes, on my face as a whole looked smaller, dull...I looked a touch older. I am not saying cooler shades do this to everyone, for many these cooler shades will make your eyes look as bright as mine look in slightly warmer shades.
So that is my view on Sultry. Is it a good palette? YES. Is it a good palette for me? NO. Would I buy again? NO. I have to force myself to use it and when I do, again the makeup is gorgeous, but my eyes look tired and dull. I may end up giving mine to a friend who coloring will suit this better than mine.