Eyeshadow Palette
Last Updated:03.30.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This set provides six shades of Kashuk’s powder eyeshadow along with a sheer cream concealer and a dual-sided sponge-tip applicator, which you should toss out (Kashuk’s eyeshadow brushes are preferred). Each powder shadow applies smoothly but quite sheer. They layer well, so you can achieve more dramatic shaping and shading, and the shades offer both matte and shimmer finishes.

The concealer is described as an eyeshadow base, and it has a soft powder finish that works well to enhance application while evening out minor discolorations on the eyelids. These sets are great!

Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Methicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zeolite, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, C12-18 Acid Triglyceride, Sorbic Acid, Synthetic Beeswax, Hexylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Carmine, Zinc Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake.

NOTE: Ingredients may vary by shade from the above listing.

Brand Overview

Sonia Kashuk At-A-Glance

Strengths: Affordable and widely available (though exclusive to Target stores); good makeup remover; the makeup is still the star attraction, with impressive options for foundation, powder, blush, lip color, eyeliner and especially makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: The concealers, eye pencil, and brow shapers are a letdown; the makeup palettes may seem convenient, but several of the included products perform poorly.

Perhaps best known for her years of work with supermodel Cindy Crawford, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk's well-chosen selection of makeup has been available exclusively at Target stores since the mid-1990s.

 Kashuk's brushes have been a strong point, and now that they've been redone they're better than ever, and still affordable. This is definitely a makeup collection worth visiting, and you'll find some premium options among Kashuk's powder foundation, regular powders, and blush. Several other products, from foundation to lipsticks, are also worthy of attention, though this is not a line that caters to darker skin tones. Ironically, it's the latest cosmetic products that met with the most critical reviews, largely due to poor execution or their gimmicky nature.

For more information about Sonia Kashuk, visit soniakashuk.com or www.target.com.

Note: Sonia Kashuk products are also available at select Bloomingdales locations in New York and California. The company also maintains freestanding stores in New York and New Jersey.

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What's pictured here is not what's described in the review

The palette pictured, with 12 matte shades (Eye Couture, Eye on Neutral 02) doesn't have concealer or come with a sponge tip applicator. You have to use your own brushes. Most of these are fairly sheer, but have good buildability, and are quite versatile. This is a decent quality dupe for the Viseart neutral matte e/s palette, and quite a steal at $20, even if you have to buy brushes. I use it almost daily for work in a fairly conservative workplace.

Reviewed by
Amy R.
Beautypedia Team Response

Hey there! Thank you for the head's up - we've removed the incorrect photo =)


I bought the Eyeshadow Palette which contained 6 shades. However they're all eye shadows; there's no cream concealer and it didn't come with a dual-sided sponge-tip applicator. I'm not sure if the company merely re-vamped its packaging and did away with those two things or what, but the color still works nicely. I did a smokey eye with the black and gray shades and liked it. There was a nice mix of matte and shimmery shadows with most of the dark shadows being shimmery. A keeper!

Reviewed by
Karen B.
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