You guys, I have found it. I have found my holy grail neutral eyeshadow palette. Yes, I know- $55 is a little steep to be spent on six neutral colors that can easily be found in a ton of other palettes, but I want you to hear me out.
I have never used an eye palette that blends so beautifully- especially one as packed with pigment as this (Subculture, I’m looking at you). Each color in the palette compliments each other so perfectly that you could do a plethora of eye looks with only six shades. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was this excited about an eye palette. Sure, I have quite a few, and sure, a lot of which are neutral toned, but there’s just something about the way this palette was crafted that excites me. The packaging is just A+ beautiful, and the pans are rather large. The palette only has 85 reviews on Sephora.com, but it should be noted that it is rated 4.8/5, so it’s so far being pretty well received.
I know, swatches only tell you how well a product transfers from your finger to your arm, but let me tell you how creamy these shadows are, particularly the shimmers. The matte shade did swatch rather patchy, but once applied on the eyes it was easy to blend out.
The lighting in my room during the time this picture was taken wasn’t the best, and I didn’t want to alter the look with photoshop to make the colors seem more intense than they actually are. The truth is they aren’t super intense with one layer, but that’s what makes them work so well. The shadows are packed with pigment and can be easily built up while still maintaining their ability to blend out. For the look I was going for, however, this kind of subtlety was all I needed.
Below are the full face looks I styled the shadows with. They’re perfect for every day, work, a special occasion, a date night- anything. I’m so tempted to order more of these palettes- I honestly can’t say enough good things. I’m by no means saying you should run out and purchase a $55 palette if you can’t, but if you are looking to invest in some high quality shadows, this is definitely a good place to start.