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Review: Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette, By Terry Eye Designer Palette Smokey Nude and Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere

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I’m excited to share my thoughts on these three neutral palettes because not only are they aesthetically beautiful to look at – every single shade is wearable. Most palettes I have in my collection have those one or two rogue colors that don’t quite work and could have been left out. But surprisingly with these three palettes from Viseart, By Terry and Becca, there is not a single shade that is not perfect for daily use. Here are my thoughts on each one with corresponding swatches for reference:

1. Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette – While I love each and every shade in this Becca palette, I found myself reaching for it as an accompaniment to my daily looks. I would use the shades to either deepen my crease, enhance my liner or highlight under my brow bone. I did attempt a full eye look with the shades in this palette and it was beautiful but very simple. It did more to enhance the shape of my eye and bring out my natural features, rather than add any pizzazz or drama. That being said, even though it’s a palette with the most neutral of shades – I have been using it more than I anticipated. It has some of the best crease shades and I end up adding one to my look almost every day. For that, I think it is a great addition to one’s makeup collection that may be missing shadow staples to create a polished and refined eyeshadow look.

2. By Terry Eye Designer Palette Smokey Nude – By Terry products always take it to the next level with packaging, colors and textures, but this palette is absolutely stunning. *insert heart eye emoji* The mix of colors is perfection with both cool and warm tones having an equal share, and it combines matte and shimmer shades to accommodate everyone’s taste. As usual with By Terry products, the pigmentation and quality of her powder formulations is like no other. These shadows feel like a cream though they are powder, blend effortlessly and have a medium pigmentation that allows for a sheer wash of color or a bold finish. The shimmer is understated and subtle but enough to give some dimension, while the matte is rich and smooth but never flat looking. This palette may be a splurge, but it is worth every penny.

3. Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere – What drew me in immediately with this palette was its size – it’s so compact and cute! There are 3 matte and 3 shimmer shades all in the same color family. I like that there is a color for every part of the eye – lid, crease and liner so that it can be an all-in-one palette without needing any additional shadows. The shadows have a medium pigmentation, though I find that the shimmer shades are a bit more transparent when blended out. There was only a small bit of fall-out when I applied the palette to my lids, but each color blends easily and work cohesively together. I found myself using every shade in the palette all in one look because they all work so beautifully together.

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Review: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Palette and Too Faced Natural Matte Palette

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Palette
Get ready – today’s post features more neutral eye palettes that may trigger potential shopping trips. I must have a million already, but it’s hard to resist them when they are new and shiny. The new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nude Face & Eyes Palette and Too Faced Natural Matte palette are both so easy to use for every day and feature shades that are suitable for so many different skin tones. 
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Palette
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Palette swatches on fair skin
1. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nude Face & Eyes Palette – One of the palettes from this collection features just eye shadows (see it here), but I really enjoy this one because of the bronzer included. It’s a gorgeous shade that doesn’t skew too orange or deposit too much shimmer on the skin. I swatched it above (two swatches on the far left), first with a heavier hand (far left) and a second time blended out a bit more (second swatch). I prefer using it with a lighter hand because it does oxidize on my skin, but gives the most gorgeous glow. Sometimes bronzers can double also as a contour powder, but I find this wears better on my cheeks and a bit on my forehead to add some radiance rather than sculpting. I didn’t actually end up trying the eye shadows for the first week because I was digging the bronzer so much, but thankfully I finally dipped into them. They are definitely shimmery, but surprisingly don’t read too glittery when on the lids so I can wear them to work.
Too Faced Natural Matte Palette review
Too Faced Natural Matte Palette review with swatches on fair skin
2. Too Faced Natural Matte Palette – As soon as I saw this online, I knew it would be a stunner. But there is that occasional doubt that creeps into my mind with any matte palette – will it be too chalky? Will it be too patchy? And thankfully, this palette immediately knocked those hesitations right out of my mind. I mean – would you look at those swatches?! They are  so smooth, even and almost creamy looking (and that is with NO primer). I feel it has a good blend of both cool and warm tones, though I find myself gravitating towards the cooler ones (that fourth color from the left is the absolute BEST crease color). There are normally a ton of neutral eye palettes released every spring/summer, but at a price of $36 this is definitely one of the best buys out there! If you are a Too Faced fan (even if you are not) and want a new matte palette for every day, this is a great option and one that I highly recommend.
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