Saturday, October 3, 2015

Olivia Palermo X Ciaté London Smokey Suedes Eye Palette

When I bought and reviewed the Olivia Palermo X Ciaté London fall collection a few weeks ago, the eyeshadow palette had not come out yet.  I finally got my hands on one of these and here's my review on it!

To start off with, the packaging again, is just like the rest of the fall collection... gorgeous!  It's got the fake leather with the gold trim to it, though it's all just plastic, but looks great.

The palette comes with 9 different shades and the formulation in this palette is very creamy in texture.  It is incredibly soft and as the name suggests, suede-like.  In fact, I accidentally bumped my palette up against something after taking these shots, and a whole chunk of the top right color came out.  I patched most of it back in, which again, just shows how soft and creamy it is.

The nine different shades are
Top row (L-R): Shaken (pearl gold shimmer), Verde (pearl bright olive), Macchiato (matte mid-pink brown), Cocoa (pearl bronze shimmer)
Center: Butler (matte bone)
Bottom row (L-R): Prosecco (pearl ivory shimmer), Glazed (pearl bronzed/red shimmer), Whoopie Pie (matte deep brown); Plumberry (matte deep aubergine)

My general take on this palette is that the colors are beautiful and it's a great smokey eye palette, since all the shades are very neutral.  The pigmentation, however, is not that great.  I feel like you have to apply a lot of product to achieve a good smokey eye.  The shimmery shades definitely have more pigmentation than the matte colors, but even then you still need a lot of product.  This palette costs $39, which is pretty pricey, so is it worth the money?  In my honest opinion, I like this palette, but I feel that the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette has a broader spectrum of shades and the shadows are more pigmented than the ones in this palette, so you use less product.

Overall, this is a good palette if you are looking for just neutral colors.  If you want more dynamic colors, I would recommend the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette over this one.

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