Yup- here it is!! The little palette I've been so incredibly hooked on and have not shared enough pics of. I have been using this palette all week experimenting with all the colors so I could give an honest review. I seriously like it. The colors are great for everyday wear and you can totally pull off natural looks or smoky looks with it.
I found, however, that I cannot wear this without a primer or some kind of base because the colors are very shimmery and not incredibly pigmented. They are the kind of shadows you have to build up. Now, I do not have a problem with that being that if you want something very light and natural- it gives you the opportunity to achieve it. After all, it's a "Nude" palette and as the name says it, you can achieve that look with it. But they are colors that can be built up.
The box says you can wear them wet to enhance them and it's definitely helped unless I use a good base then I feel like I really don't have too. But when used wet, they glow. It's neat in my opinion. Lasting power- with a good base- hours! But I can't tell you what they would last without it. I actually had my first bad experience in years with a very creamy base I decided to use under them which creased my shadow right before I left the house. I was so upset!! Worse, I didn't have time to go back and do something about it.
But of course, that was the base I used. Big mistake! Because I had a huge strip of shiny shadow in my crease instead of my lid. Lol- oh well. Either way, I like them and I am happy with the fact that the darker colors are the smaller strips too. The darker colors happen to be more pigment and therefore I find I have to use a lot less of them to get the results I want.
It's the lighter colors I like to pack on for the 'glowy' effect I like. The case is super cute and even though I haven't used any of the colors as a liner- I'm sure you could work with them- I just don't use my shadows like that often at all. The swatches are not the best- but I decided to swatch them over my clean arm. If you've seen my previous looks using them- those are over primer and a base. Till next time!!