As soon as I heard about this palette I went into Boots and bought it straight away, didn’t even look at the price, I just wanted it. This year I want to try out more pinky shades on my eyes and I thought this would be the perfect way to start. I can tend to be a creature of habit with certain things and eye shadow was beginning to become one of those things and before I bought this I would automatically reach for my Clinique eye shadow trio as it was in the ‘safety zone’. However, although it doesn’t look used, I have been making a special effort to choose these eye shadows by only putting this eye shadow palette in my make up bag and leaving the rest in their drawers. I don’t use the brush/applicator it came with because I never do, I normally don’t like them so I just go straight in with what I’m used to.
The packaging is really nice and simple with a rose gold plastic case and a lovely sized window so you can see all of the colours. It does feel quite flimsy and cheap but it was only £7.99 on offer in Boots when I bought it so I’m not going to complain too much!
There are 12 shades in total and most of the top row are what I call nudey, easy-going shades with the bottom row being darker and for more of a night out look. I feel like this has been laid out really well with there being opportunities to use all of the shades whether it is individually, quads, trios or all other combinations.
For my every day make up is use shades 1 and 3 on my eyelid and 8 on my lower lashes smudged in.All of them have some degree of shimmer going through them which I love because it jazzes my look up a bit but not so much so that I look like a diva 24/7 and I must admit I am a little intimidated by the last darkest shade!
Although I have mainly been using these colours for everyday work make up, I have used them for an evening out with friends a couple of times which I really like the idea of because if I staying away from home or something I feel like I could take this with me and if I decided to go out or my plans changed then I could mix up my look without having to panic or buy anything new.
Overall this isn’t my favourite eye shadow palette but I do love all the looks you can create with it. One thing I will say is some of the colours are slightly wishy washy and not as pigmented as other colours in the palette but generally they sit really well and are easy to blend. I love using this for creating neutral look and getting some every day shimmer on my face especially as spring is coming up I feel like these really brighten my eyes and face.
Have you tried the Maybelline Nude or Blushed Nude palette? What do you think?