Not sure why, but this time I have invested in an eyeshadow palette this expensive. In fact, it took me more than a few months to convince myself to buy it. And now that I think about it, it was foolish not to have bought it sooner – that’s how great I found it to be.
Actually, if you think about it, this seemingly expensive produce offers quite a good bargain. When you divide the total cost by the number of shades, each of the twelve full-sized shades comes out to be under £3.5, which is quite a steal for such a quality product.
Also, the range of shades you get in this palette is decently diverse. There is a generous selection of neutrals including taupe, brown, grey, and variations of ivory. The eyeshadow bars have a very smooth texture whose pigments apply and blend wonderfully.
What I like best is that with this one palette you have plenty of shades with different finishes; there are three neutral matte options (Virgin, Buck and Naked) with the rest having a more shimmery finish. Of course, you have to keep in mind that shimmer-finish shades can accentuate wrinkled eyelids but if used on the taut under-brow area, they all work well. Although nearly every shade has some degree of shine, the good news is that except for the shades having glittery pigments (Half Baked, Toasted), the shine clings to the skin well.
Along with the eyeshadow bars, the palette contains a well-made double-sided eyeshadow brush which is very efficient for application. Tip: You can wet the brush slightly and then apply the eyeshadow to get a more shimmery look from the metallic colours.
In terms of suitability for complexion, The original Naked palette works best with my Asian skin tone. It matches perfectly with all the gold embroidered wedding and party dresses but for an office look I might have to invest in the rose-hued Naked 2 or 3 Eyeshadow palette instead.
So, in conclusion, all I can say is that if you like the shades in the palette and see yourself using most if not all of them, it is certainly worth investing in!
- Eyeshadows have a smooth texture, blend wonderfully.
- Wide selection of neutrals.
- Shades in a variety of finishes including matte, satin, and glitter.
- Comes with a well-made double-sided eyeshadow brush.
- Matte options could be more.
Price in UK – £38
Price in India – Rs 2800 approx.