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Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

01/09

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

White

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette ($26.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes 11 eyeshadows in a small, compact case. I had no trouble getting an average-sized eyeshadow brush into each pan, but the quality of the palette was actually surprisingly bad–there was a cheapness to the formula that made colors look lighter and more white-based to the point where half the shades looked alike once on the lid. This was compounded by the fact that the palette itself lacks variety; a lot of light and light-medium shades and the one really dark shade (which ends up making more work for you as it was so difficult to blend and keep to small areas due to how dusty it was).

I have found that Too Faced’s formula tends to require eyeshadow primer to adhere and last awhile, but I can normally apply and get something decent without primer; these looked like utter garbage even over primer (like I just threw and rubbed glitter and pearl on my lid with no differentiation between colors). As I tested the palette, all I could think was, “Did Too Faced even try?” This palette made their holiday palettes–which weren’t so hot–look like winners. The funniest part is that there are several repeated shades from one of the holiday palettes, and they were better in that palette than they were here.

Too Faced Chocolate Chip Palette White
White
White
6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total
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NARS Unfiltered II Cheek Palette

01/07

NARS Unfiltered II Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered II Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered II Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered II Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered II Blush Palette | Ingredients List

NARS Unfiltered II Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered II Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

Unfiltered II

NARS Unfiltered II Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes six shades of blushes with a mix of finishes (matte, high shimmer, and satin) and colors (pinks, peaches, and plum). I think that the shades in this palette are a little more dupable compared to Unfiltered I, and they run light to medium (though one shade is deeper) and will show up better on fair to medium complexions. Overall, the palette was pigmented, long-wearing, and fairly blendable.

NARS Spring 2017 Cheek Palette Unfiltered II

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Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Eye Shadow Palette

01/09

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Palette Ors Audacieux

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Eye Shadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday quartet that features four, shimmering shades. The formula is a wet/dry one, where wet application increases the “density and brilliance.” For the most part, I did not notice significant differences between dry and damp application, except with the third one, which had the most glitter. I could see this working best with other shades in one’s stash, like a few matte shades, perhaps a black or deep brown for more contrast, as it could use more contrast for greater versatility.

Givenchy Holiday 2016 Quartet Palette Ors Audacieux
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/08

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Golden Hour

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features a warm, gold and plum-themed color scheme across eight shades. What I liked about this palette was that each well was large enough for regular eyeshadow brushes, and there was enough product across each that nothing felt skimpy. It actually is a more realistic amount of product, where one can finish and work through it, particularly for those of us with less modest stashes!

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. The eyeshadows in this palette had good to great pigmentation, softer, slightly dustier textures that were blendable but a couple shades were more prone to sheering out without a primer underneath. It did seem like a formula that I would not wear without a primer, but it was workable on bare skin. The wear was between seven and eight hours, depending on the shade, which is about average for me. The biggest issue I had when I worked without a primer was just that the formula was more prone to fallout during the application.

The palette should release officially on December 7th.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Golden Hour
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

NARS Unfiltered I Cheek Palette

01/07

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

Unfiltered I

NARS Unfiltered I Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes six powder blushes. It’s a new, limited edition palette for spring, which should officially release soon. There is another palette–Unfiltered II–which features cooler, softer shades and leans pinker overall, while this one is bolder, richer, and warmer across the board. I think there’s a good mix of finishes, lights and darks, and like the addition of one cooler shade that still makes sense with the other shades.

NARS Spring 2017 Cheek Palette Unfiltered I

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Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

01/07

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarteist Pro Glow to Go

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette ($23.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes two highlighters and one contour powder. It’s a compact trio housed in a slim, black cardboard palette that had a velvety feel on the outside (like NARS’ packaging in a way). I think it will work for someone who likes warmer, more intense highlighters and has use for the tone and depth of contour powder. The problem with something like this is that it’s just not going to work for all skin tones and undertones (I always want brands to at least put out a cool and warm version, if not a light/medium/dark).

Tarte Highlight & Contour Palette Tarteist Pro Glow to Go
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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