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Great texture, would like different colours
By The Eyes Have It
from Toronto, Ontario
About Me Classic Style
Comments about 4 Mattes & A Glam Eyeshadow Palette - Complete Kit:
This (and the Nude Mattes) are the best eye shadows I've ever used. They fade on me, but I think that's because I have oily lids that no primer seems to conquer. The only complaint I have is that I throw out most of the colours. I find I can't carry off the plum, or any of the browns in either palatte; my eyes just look bruised. I would love to see a palette with Cream, Beige, the dark grey from the Nude Mattes palette, and a mid-taupe like MAC's Copperplate.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Brampton, on
The quality of the eyeshadows is excellent, however I have no idea what to do with the plum color, the palette would get 5 stars if the plum was replaced with the pink sugar color from the nude mattes.
Nice Little Palette!
from Wood Village, OR
About Me Natural Style
I love The Nude Mattes palette and sorry it's no longer available (but I still have one). This smaller palette has some of the same shades and works very well for me. I'm 63 yo, fair skin, brown eyes, white hair. It's a great everyday look and these shadows have the same quality as The Nude Mattes palette; they go on very smoothly and are easy to blend. (I do use an eyelid primer to prevent creasing with my hooded, crepey eyelids!) The only color I'm not sure about is the Sugar Plum -- where to use; eyelids, under the brow?
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Love the grown, hate the "glam" color
Great neutral colors but I just don't get the purple "glam" color. I would've added a darker brown, a grey or black but not purple. It just doesn't go with the selection. The pigment is great! The ease of applying the shadows is great! The size is perfect for travel. A nice thing to possibly add (instead of the glam color is one slot of natural concealer. Would be the perfect eye kit.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Best eyeshadow palette ever!
By Cosmetics realist
from Dayton, Ohio
I LOVE this eyeshadow palette. I have been a makeup guru for 25+ years and have used eyeshadows from nearly all cosmetic lines (department stores and drugstores). The colors in this palette are by far the most flattering ones I have ever used! The shadows blend beautifully and stay put all day. This palette goes on so well that it looks professionally applied. I hope Paula never discontinues this item!!
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Elegant Shadows-New Favorite
By Thea S
from Sunnyvale, CA
I absolutely LOVE these shadows! I am a long time PC customer and fan for over 16 years and have used and tried almost every category of product offered. Years ago, Paula offered a lot of different eye shadow sets and those shadows were gorgeous: Light, smooth, blendy, natural looking and they lasted for hours. I was so upset when PC discontinued the eye shadows because few available elsewhere compared. When this compact was offered as a Free Gift with any order some months ago, I decided to try it. I loved it so much, I reordered several more to be sure not to run out. They are just as beautiful as the earlier shadows and I love how easily the compact pops open and snaps shut with a push of the thumb. I do wish she offered compact duos and trios shadow sets for purse or travel. Although, I use this when getting ready in the morning, I don't like to carry it (or the blusher compact) around in my bag. I can't argue with anyone else's experience but I have used these shadows over various serums, moisturizers and eye creams and they always went on seamlessly and smoothly and stayed put all day into the evening. I never used primer, but then I haven't found it to be necessary. Please Paula, make more of these lovely shadows available in compacts of two or three shades for pocket or purse like you did before!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Gums up over eyeshadow primers
from Chicago, IL
I had high hopes for this small, travel friendly, smartly packaged eyeshadow palette. The color choices are great for my green eyes, but the eyeshadow quality needs a lot of work. I have issues with eyeshadow creasing and I have to use a primer. I tried 3 different eyelid primers with this shadow, and the shadow skipped, balled up and became gummy over all 3 primers. It did not go on smooth at all. I hope PC considers reformulating this product.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Great mattes, so-so glam
from Scottsdale, AZ
About Me Beauty Conscious
The four matte shades are straight out of the nude mattes palette (and the shades I use the most at that, which is great in light of that palette's discontinuation!). They go on smooth, last all day, and blend like a dream. Wonderful for a natural daytime look. My only quibble is with the glam shade - the sparkly plum. I like to dampen the included brush and use the plum shade as an eyeliner, and it excels at that. If you try to use it dry, however, the glitter flakes off during the day. The Beautypedia review team always docks a star for flaky glitter, so I'm doing the same here. Still, because the matte shades are superb and the glitter shade works very well when applied damp, I give the overall palette four stars.
from New York, NY
The matte texture is very nice, especially for mature skin on the eyelids which can look crepey with frosted shades that settle into the creases. Also, the colors are soft and neutral.
from Calgary, AB
Firstly, I'm a huge fan of PC's Nude Mattes palette, however this mini palette is a bit of a disappointment. This is only because the colours from this palette are the ones I used least from the large palette, they look greyish/ashy on me. So I just use this for my eyebrows (light colours are great for browbone).The texture of the shadows are great (except the purple which I'm not impressed with).