Each shade has its use printed into it along with directions on how to use these colors on the back, and the applicator is both a sponge applicator and a brush. These are perfect for novice makeup users but you can also get really creative with this if you are a little more experienced. As always i suggest you use a primer under these shadows.
-Easy to work with
-Great color range
-Opaque over primer (most colors)
-Some fallout with some colors
-Some shades are too soft
-If you drop this your shadows will break
738 Comfort Zone:
This palette is great for everyday looks. On the Left are browns and on the right are Greens. Each side is highly pigmented, there is a bit of fall out especially if you use the applicator included. The name is very appropriate since it allows you to stay in a natural/neutral comfort zone, while allowing you to step out a little with the green. The left side is similar to Coral Crush by Lancome while the right side is similar to Jade Fever.
As you can see from the swatches if you are light skinned the shades on the left will range from blending into your natural skin color to a nice dark chocolate brown with copper flecks. The Green side includes mainly pearlesq shades with the exception of the second to last color which contains micro glitter. The bottom color on the green side is the same shade as Lime Crime's Dragon Scale which is now discontinued. It is a brown with a green iridescence to it.
How to create an every day natural look using only 2 brushes. Follow these steps:
736 Petal Pusher -
This is very similar to more expensive palettes such as Violet Magnetique by Lancome and Amethyst Glam by Lancome and will allow you to get on trend for much less. The left side has lighter colors for an everyday look while the right side allows you to create a smokey and more dramatic look. The first and second colors on the left are lacking pigment, and you will have to work hard to make them show up, however, if you are going for a natural or simple look, a shadow that isn't as opaque may be the point.
737 Blue Had Me At Hello-
I love the witty name, name aside this one is my favorite palette. The shades of blue just go effortlessly together. While the white, first color on the left side, is very low in pigment the rest are very high. As with the above two palettes, the left side is more for an everyday look with the first two colors being very light and subtle while the two bottom are a bit more dramatic. With this palette you can create two different types of smokey eye which i find interesting. I love the micro glitter in the third color on the left and the last color on the right. This palette will get you noticed and will look fantastic subtle or really layered. There is fallout so have your fan brush or makeup sponge ready to brush your cheeks clear. The left side is similar to Midnight Rush and the right side is similar to Parisian Nights; these are both by Lancome.
Have you checked out these palettes? What do you think about them? Have you picked up the high end brand versions?