A while back I saw this palette on QVC and I saw how smooth and soft the shades were on the skin, I knew I wanted to give this palette a go. So when Ulta began carrying the brand I immediately ran down to my local Ulta and swatched the crap out of this palette, and not one shade was lacking in pigmentation or texture, so back home it went with me, and now it’s showcasing itself here!
Originally I thought that I would swatch this in-store and talk myself out of buying it either because of the quality or the colors in the palette, but both aspects were so fantastic I had to have it. Every single shade in here is incredibly buttery and smooth, my friend Michelle swatched a couple of colors at my house and even she was unexpectedly impressed by the quality of these shadows. They are almost too soft and smooth, like they could be a cream – but they are a pressed powder. And every shade is very pigmented, most of them are matte, and I think this palette is marketed as an all matte palette but some of them I would consider to be a satin finish and not so much a matte finish, you’ll see this in the photos and my color descriptions:
Top row from left to right:
Sheer Joy – A soft matte cream shade, perfect for highlighting the brow bone
Soft Light – A matte light grey toned brown.
Warmth – A warm matte brown
Soulful – A satin rose brown shade
Mocha – A satin olive toned brown
Violet – A rich satin purple with a hint of grey
Midnight – A dark, charcoal – navy with a matte finish
Noir – A matte black
Bottom row from left to right:
Love – A matte pale pink
Sunrise – A matte brown orange
Sunset – A matte mauve red
All Heart – A satin slightly purple tinged medium brown
Java – A matte cool toned brown
Iconic – A matte blackened purple
Transforming Pearl – a sheer wash of shimmer
Another aspect that I really loved about this palate is that is has the three basic shades every palette should come with: a matte highlight, a matte crease shade, and a matte defining color (like a dark brown or black). I find so often that if you have these three shades it almost doesn’t matter what else is in the palette because with those three basic shades you can create just about any look. I also loved that these were not your typical neutral colors, yes there are browns and skin like shades, but there are also really wearable colors like oranges, purples and that beautiful navy. So even though this is yet another neutral palette, this one has it’s own twist that separates from the masses.
This palette has a cardboard base. The outside of the palette is a soft, slightly springy velvet type of fabric. The inside is a highly metallic gold color, with a small mirror on the lid. The lid is a magnetic closure, similar to the first Urban Decay Naked Palette.
This product is reasonably priced at $42.
I would definitely buy this palette again because it offers a wide array of shades other than the typical ‘neutral’ shades offered in similar styled palettes. And at the very least I suggest swatching this the next time you’re at your local Ulta!
I hope you all enjoyed this post, let me know if you’ve tried anything from this brand or if you want me to try anything from this brand to review! Until next time . . .