Buildable colorpayoff, matte and pearl finishes in a super-soft, silk-like powderPaint
Seven bright neon, matte shades make up this crazy beautiful Paint palette. It's eye-catching and definitely not for the makeup-faint of heart. I was actually very impressed with this palette. The shadows are, for the most part, incredibly pigmented and seem easy to blend. The pigmentation of the green wasn't great...the yellow is the next least impressive. Neither are terrible though. You just need a good base underneath. The purple though, goodness, it's beautiful. Drugstore purples are notorious for lacking pigmentation and being difficult to work with, but the one in this palette is a dream. The texture of the shadows is soft, as the description explains, but they're not overly soft. If you're a bold, bright eyeshadow lover, I think this palette is a must-have.
Another all matte palette, Impressionist is filled with seven lovely pastel eyeshadows. Of the three palettes, this is my least favorite simply because I'm not too into pastels. The pigmentation of the green, yellow, and orange aren't great. Regardless though, I love that orange. Creamsicle! Texture-wise, these shadows seem a bit softer than the Paint palette. I think I'll try mixing these pastels with the brights of the Paint palette. The shadows would fade together beautifully. Pastel lovers...this one is for you!
The Abstract palette is most definitely the most wearable of the bunch. It's completely work appropriate, perfect for day and night. From a natural eye, to a pinup look, to a chocolate brown smokey eye, this palette does it all. Of the seven shadows, 3 have a pearl finish while the other 4 are matte. Abstract's pigmentation is perfect. Each shadow is as pigmented as the next, and they're all fabulous. As for the texture, again, the shadows are soft, but not too soft. They blend like seamlessly. I LOVE this palette.
What do you think of these palettes? Are you planning on picking any of them up?
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