I’ve been really, really excited about this palette ever since I first saw it on the Ulta website. I love neutral eyeshadows more than anything and this blend of mattes and shimmer shades looked absolutely perfect. Not to mention the 4 highlighter shades! After eyeing it online for sometime, I snatched this up impulsively on my way to the checkout at Ulta yesterday and I’m so glad I did. I haven’t gotten much of a chance to play around with it, yet, but here are my swatches and first impressions of this gorgeous palette!
The first thing I noticed when opening this palette, the shades are gorgeous! I love the mix of matte and shimmer shades in the shadows. The four highlights all look really pretty, too and I’ll probably find a way to use all of them at some point or another.
Though these shades feel pretty creamy, swatching the matte shades from the first row was a little tricky. They also had some fallout when I tried to swatch them and they aren’t crazy pigmented. I love the colors, though hope they show up better with a brush and primer when I try to use them. The shimmer shade swatches just fine, though it’s a little hard to see on my skin.
The second row swatched a lot easier and I feel like I’m going to be going to these shimmer shades a lot. Again, the matte shade in this row had some fallout but it swatched much easier than the lighter shades.
Look at these highlights! I am so impressed by these! They swatched so easily and they’re all so gorgeous! I love these highlights and they’re such a good deal for the quality!
All in all, based off of my first impressions, I’m still pretty impressed by this palette. Though some of the shades did disappoint me a little bit, I’m going to try them with some primer and see if that helps them show up better. However, for the price it is definitely worth it for those highlights and shimmer shadows, alone. I can’t wait to play around with this one some more!