The 6 eye shadows come in a simple palette box with a black base and a transparent cover with the brand name. The box does not include a mirror nor an application brush and is small in size so it can be easily carried in your bag.
This palette is available in a set of 6 matte colours in nude shades: 2 creamy shades (one neutral and one peachy), 1 lavender shade, 1 burnt orange shade, and 2 deep brown shades. Although there are only 6 pans of color, there is a nice variety. For stronger eyeshadow colors, you can find more choices in other NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP palettes.
The texture of the eyeshadows is creamy which makes it easy to apply and to blend on the eyelids. It also prevents the eyeshadows from “breaking” or shattering in the palette in case of a shock.
The eyeshadows are fragrance free.
This palette holds all the basic colors that you would need for every day makeup: for a simple day look, you can use the neutral tones and you can further intensify your makeup by blending it with darker tones for a night look. It can be considered as an essential in your makeup bag since combined with a foundation, an eyeliner, a mascara and a lipstick, it can help you create a full look. We would highlight 2 important points:
- the palette has 2 shades of dark brown that look very similar upon application. The brand could have offered another distinctive color for more choices in makeup styling
- if your skin has a tendency to be oily, we would recommend to apply an eye primer prior to the eye shadows for a longer lasting effect.
The palette retails at 22.2$ in Lebanon which is pricier then Maybelline New York The City Mini Palette sold at 14$ for 6 shades too, but it’s more affordable then the Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay sold at 35.8$ for the same number of shades .