Includes 14 eyeshadows that range in finish from ultra-matte to metallic. Warm-toned palette with soft shimmers, neutral mattes, and bold pops of berry. Shades are highly pigmented and long-lasting. Showcases ABH's premium formula. Incredibly easy to blend.
Powdery formula leads to kick back in the pan and some fallout.
These shades are made with Tarte's Amazonian clay, which makes them easy to apply, smooth, and creamy. Contains 12 buildable shades that are flattering on all skin tones. Includes matte and micro-shimmer finishes that are almost effortless to blend.
Some of the lighter shades aren't very pigmented.
These ultra-blendable rich eyeshadow colors are made with a cruelty-free formula and work best when applied with the included double-ended vegan brush. It's a versatile palette featuring rose-hued neutrals, diffused pink, and dark side brown colors.
Those who aren't fond of brown colors may want to look elsewhere.
It has 18 highly pigmented shades, including flattering mattes and shimmer-drenched hues, and 10 highly pigmented eyeshadows formulated with high-quality ingredients such as aloe vera and coconut oil. Plus, the 2 glitter formulas are infused with innovative silicones and provide a radiant appearance.
Some reports that the colors don't blend well.
We found the subtle colors and hues of this palette to be great both for a more muted daily look and for layering on more pigment when going out. Our tests proved that this doesn't need a primer to stay put and has minimal fallout.
The glittery/shimmery hues are a little on the muted side. Not many “everyday wear” options.
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Eyeshadow palettes are ideal if you want to be able to create a range of different eye looks. With a good palette, you can create a soft, neutral look that is perfect for daytime wear or a bold, smoky eye that is dramatic enough for special occasions. Palettes come with a varying number of shades in a dizzying array of color schemes. Most palettes have a variety of finishes, from mattes to shimmers to glitters, for creating multi-dimensional looks. A good-quality eyeshadow palette has shades that are pigmented, easy to blend, and long-lasting. No matter what eyeshadow look you envision, there is a palette out there that can bring it to life.
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