I originally reviewed this palette all the way back in January of last year, so I’ve had this palette for a while so I am excited to revisit this palette and talk about after having had it for a while now and really trying it out properly. So, this is my introduction to a new series, the products I review in this little series might not always be something that I have reviewed on this blog before but they will be things that I’ve had for a while, we’ll see how it goes. But, for today I will be talking about this palette and revisiting it, so let’s see if my opinion on this has changed.
I want to start out by saying that you may have noticed that my packaging is not as clean as it once was, I don’t think mine is particularly gross either but it has for sure picked up some dirt. This packaging is not my favorite, I didn’t really like it when I first talked about it and I’m still not that big of a fan of it. I don’t like the velvet feel and I think it does pick up dirt pretty easily.
I still really like the layout of the shadows in this palette and all of the shades in this one, these are almost all warm shades though there are a couple of shades in this one that I think is a little bit more on the cool side, it’s like two shades and I like that. This does have a really nice mix of shades so you can come up with some really fun looks but also some more boring and day to day looks, it’s really pretty fantastic in terms of variety. As you can see this palette has been pretty decently loved, I’ve hit ban on tempera and Vermeer, I actually just hit pan in primavera as well and have some dents in a handful of others too.
I really love the formula of these palettes, especially the matte shades. The matte shades are very pigmented and very easy to blend out and work with, they are really the star of this palette if you ask me. The shimmers are really nice as well but there are a lot fewer shimmer shades in this palette as a whole and while they are nice, they aren’t quite the same quality that I am expecting seeing as the mattes are rather good. That is not to say that they are bad, they just aren’t quite what I expect.
I do quite like the Anastasia eyeshadow formula, I think it’s a little bit on the powdery side of things but nothing too dramatic. It’s fairly easy to work with typically and like I said, the colors are fairly pigmented as a whole which is always a huge bonus.
Since I was revisiting this palette that meant that I really had to share a few looks with you guys, I think it shows off a pretty good range here. I also wanted to mention some of my favorite shades from this palette which are Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Love Letter and Warm Taupe, though really I enjoy all of the shades.
So, overall, I still really love this palette, I think it’s a really great staple and I think that there is a clear reason as to why this is a cult favorite, it’s a very fun palette to work with for if you want something neutral or if you want something a little bit more out there.
Do you like this palette?