I got this palette after a whole lotta hype. The love for this palette is literally everywhere you look, in every review you read. So I caved, in my beauty and makeup obsessed way.
I have to say, I love that it has a row of mattes (top) and a row of shimmers (bottom). I love matte shadows and too many palettes skimp. This one definitely does not skimp. I also love the range of colors. The shadows go all the way from white to a grey-black (the black isn’t super deep, which I also like). The shimmers are a great texture and the mattes blend smoothly.
Okay, I have a gripe. I have mixed feelings about this guy and its because I have an eye shadow pet peeve. Powdery fallout. Dip a blending brush into these shadows and you get a variable cloud of shadow. I tap my brush off and I don’t get any fallout during application but it makes my palette a total mess. I know its not as important as how the shadows apply, but its just so irritating.
I find that if you don’t mind the kick-up and you remember to tap off your brush, this is an amazing do-it-all, have-it-all palette. The colors are very pigmented, blend well, last all day and come in a slew of great shades. My favorites are Lt. Bronze, Pewter, Taupe, Cream and, Sable.
The rundown: B (I just can’t let the powderiness go, please don’t hate me for not loving it, its just not for me)