Formula: I don't think I own too many NYX shadows so it was pleasantly surprising to discover how richly pigmented the formula is in this set. They are lush and vibrant and most of all NO GLITTER! Although some shades have sheen and shimmer it is quite unobtrusive and women of any age and skin tone can use these colors on a daily basis. The matte shades are neutral nudes and are all gorgeous! I only swatched a few colors to show you the pigmentation.
Blush: I love that you get five different shades of blush, something for everyone to create many different looks. I also love that they added a deep red blush which you hardly ever find in palettes and I plan on using it as an eyeshadow color. It's really deep and vibrant. The shadows are semi-sheer and look very natural on the cheeks. They were applied heavy for the sake of getting them to show up on the photo.
Highlighter: The highlighter is gorgeous! And next to the red blush and matte shadows, it's my favorite. It is a pale creamy shimmer that delivers just the right amount of glow without glitter chunks.
Lip Gloss: The lip gloss isn't that sticky and the colors have nice pigmentation except they could have been a little more creamier. I don't mind because I hardly use lip gloss in palette sets and these are small so it's not that big of an issue for me.
Eyeshadow Base: The set includes a small shadow base which works really great in enhancing the colors. It's just not that big of a tube but possibly you might fill it up again when it empties out with your own primer.
Liquid Eyeliner: The liquid liner is pretty decent but the formula is nothing special. Still it's nice that it's included as the palette has everything to give you a complete face look.
Packaging: The packaging is gorgeous form the graphic Dark Shadow tree print, to the female character card page showing some looks you can create. The palette is designed to look like a journal and opens up with a snap closure. They could have made the closure more substantial in material.
It's about 7 X 4 inches and has two layers or pages if you will. One side has 24 shadows with applicators and on the following page is a mirror with a graphic background. The next page has the movie character description, names and inspiration on how to get the look. The page following this has the 5 blushes, highlighter, gloss, shadow base and liquid eyeliner. The base and liner can be removed from he palette.
Bottom line: This gorgeous palette has everything you need to create many full face look's and the amount of product is very generous. It might look like a novelty item for younger girls but the shadows are neutral with matte and shimmers making them truly wearable for all skin tones and all ages. It's jam packed with fabulous colors and a fun design inspired by the movie. I love that there is a hardly ever seen red blush in the set and an all purpose glow powder. But most of all this palette is cruelty free! I would recommend this to everyone
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