Thursday, October 13, 2011
The product: Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette in In The Nude
Sephora describes this palette as a “collection of glittery baked eyeshadows [in] ten sultry nude shades.” And if that’s not enough to get you going, they add on claims of “a cosmic amount of diamond dust shimmer” and “a super sparkly finish.” I gave it a try assuming that, okay, the palette was going to be shimmery. But like, another glittery nude palette – whatever, right?
The lesson of the day is that I obviously need to stop being such a cynic, because I keep having to eat my words.
In my opinion, the top and bottom rows are separated out pretty well. The top ones pack your serious shimmer chunks, while the pigment is mainly found in the bottom shades. On the whole, the palette is really “love it or hate it” – you’re either going to adore the ridiculous (and we mean ridiculous) amounts of shimmer, or it’s going to drive you absolutely insane.
If you’re going to pick up this palette, or you already have it, you NEED to give foiling a try. I’ve read a few posts where the reviewers were frustrated with the lack of pigment, and I’ll admit, you’re not going to get any colour out of these if you try to apply them with a fluffy brush to a dry lid. They definitely do best applied with a damp, dense brush, and you’ll want to prime first, but I think it’s worth the effort – that is, if you’re a glitter lover, of course!
This palette wasn’t “made for me,” but I still actually… really like it. Which I didn’t see coming! I’m always drawn toward palettes like this one (nude shades, a hint of colour, and tons of shimmer), but I find that I very rarely actually like them in the long run.
It would do well to carry more of a pigment punch, but honestly, I find it hard to knock off points for that - they never promised pigment; just tons and tons shimmer. And on that, Sephora definitely delivered.
If you’re a glitter girl and you love your neutrals, give this one a go!
Sephora Moonshadow baked palette in In The Nude
In The Nude swatched in direct sunlight – top row
In The Nude swatched in direct sunlight – bottom row
Palette in direct sun. Like all baked eyeshadows, it does get dusty – worth noting if you’re OCD like I am!
See it in a FOTD here. But this is a pretty good depiction of what the shimmer looks like on the lid (click to enlarge):