I'm very excited to share yet another palette review and swatch-fest! I've purchased several new things recently and of course, I couldn't wait to share with you. Today, I'm doing a first impressions type of post on this palette. I've had a little over a week to play with this new baby so below are the swatches, my initial thoughts and a "no makeup, makeup" look I created.
IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol.1 palette retails for $42 at Ulta and QVC. I purchased mine from Ulta but the QVC website has a better deal that includes a double ended brush with this palette. Now that I've seen this deal, I wish I would have gone the QVC route. But anyway, here's a look at the entire palette.
It contains 14 matte eyeshadows that are talc-free, anti-aging, and full of good for you ingredients. It also has a transforming pearl eyeshadow that can be worn alone or over each color as described in the instructions.
This palette has a good range of soft neutrals and a couple pops of color that are all very wearable. I think this palette can be used by anyone regardless of eye or skin color. The colors are beautiful and complimentary to everyone.
*Sheer joy- can't really be seen in the photo above because it's the color of my skin. If you are medium, tan or deep complexed, this color will show up. Unfortunately, for me (**I'm super pale....borderline translucent) this color can only be used as a brow or inner corner highlight.
*Love- a very pale pink doesn't look too intense with my skin tone but it still does show slightly.
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These eyeshadows are extremely buttery and smooth...like no other! I love how the company created such creamy colors without being actual cream shadows. Just by looking at the eyeshadows you can tell how soft they are.
In this photo, I wanted to showcase the transforming pearl color. This little feature is very unique for a palette. Usually when you purchase a palette the colors are either all matte, all shimmery or a combo of both. But rarely do you see a palette include a bonus shadow to transform all colors into new versions. As you can see, I chose the darker shade which really shows how this transforming pearl shade works. I really love this! The transforming pearl color is just beautiful on its own too.
Here's a snapshot of an upcoming tutorial featuring this palette. It's a quick 5 minute "no makeup, makeup" look. Tutorial will be posted soon on here!
Overall, this palette is great. It's pigmented, super creamy and smooth and can give a wide range of easy soft looks to several darker and deeper smokey looks. If you don't own a lot of mattes in your collection, check this palette out. Or if you're like me, obsessed with makeup, you'll love it too!
I hope this first impressions post was helpful for you. What do you think about this palette? Any stand out shades for you? If you would like to see a makeup tutorial using this palette with specific colors, please let me know. I'd love to create a video for you!
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