I know I just jumped on the wagon for this product, but it was definitely worth the wait. I have had my eye on this palette for some time, but did not buy it for several reasons: 1) it was very expensive, 2) why would I need shimmery eyeshadows when I prefer matte, and 3) why do I need more eyeshadows that what I already own.
Well, maybe the last two reasons may not be for everyone, but I held off on this palette for majority of the time because the eyeshadows were very shimmery and did not find a need for them.
(Enter YouTube eye makeup tutorials).
I saw MANY tutorials that used shimmery eye shadows and it looked lovely. They just give a beautiful effect to the eyes.
I finally decided to take the plunge and bought this beautiful, hyped up, 12 eyeshadow palette.
This palette is a bit pricy at $50, but it comes with an eyeshadow brush and a deluxe sized sample of the original Urban Decay Primer Potion. What made the purchase a bit friendlier, was the fact that I had a Sephora merchandise credit, so in reality, I only paid $16 for it, which is pretty neat!
Of the twelve eyeshadows, two are matte. The other ten have beautiful shimmers. Of the ten shimmery ones, three have the glitters. The glitter does tend to fall out onto the area under your circles, but if you apply it carefully on your lid, you can avoid that mess.
The consistency of each shadow is buttery smooth. They all have high pigmentation and are beautiful neutral colors.
This palette is mostly on the warmer spectrum. The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is more on the cool side. I therefore chose the Naked Palette because I tend to prefer the warmer tones.
Here are the different shadow colors, from left to right:
(S= shimmery, M= matte, GL= glitter)
Virgin (S), Sin (S), Naked (M)
Sidecar (GL), Buck (M), Half Baked (S)
Smog (S), Darkhorse (S), Toasted (S)
Hustle (S), Creep (GL), Gunmetal (GL)
My favorite colors are Toasted and Half Baked.
This is a great palette to use all year round if you want the warmer neutrals such as browns, golds, coppers, etc. That is why I am specifically using it for the autumn!