NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette Review & Swatches

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NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette

Coral

NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, permanent six-pan palette that featured two matte shades, three metallic shades, and one more satin shade. All six shades were pigmented, long-wearing, and were easy to work with. The shimmer shades had a creamier, more emollient texture but weren’t too slippery applied and still worked well with brushes.

The brand could be clearer about which shades were Pressed Pigments (and why) because they were marked as “Face” rather than “Eye” on the back of the palette. The following shades are considered Pressed Pigments: I Got You, Mandarin, Feelings, and Red Shape. Brands in the US typically market these products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label as the color additives are not approved for usage on the eyes by the FDA (but are approved for other areas for cosmetic usage), while these color additives have no usage restrictions in the EU (per CosIng) so they can be used on the eyes in the EU.

Coral

PPermanent. $24.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics I Got You Metal Foil Eyeshadow

I Got You

I Got You is a medium-dark pink with a warmer, pink-coral base with flecks of pink-to-lavender shifting shimmer and sparkle. The texture was smooth, more like a cream-powder as it had some slip, but it picked up well with a brush and yielded opaque coverage in a single layer. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Mica, Dimethicone, Butyl Acrylate/Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Silica, Talc, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 15850 (Red 6).

I Got You

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Red Shape Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Red Shape Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Red Shape Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Red Shape Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Red Shape Satin Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Red Shape Satin Eyeshadow

Red Shape

Red Shape is a rich, medium-dark red with moderate, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, blendable consistency that wasn’t too dense nor too softly pressed into the pan. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glass Beads, Zinc Stearate. May Contain: CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake).

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Glitter" contain Polyethylene Terephthalate, also known as plastic or PET glitter, and it is typically cosmetic grade glitter. Inclusion of this ingredient sometimes carries a warning (in the US) that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." This ingredient has not been approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. In recent years, some brands are including this product in their eyeshadows without any warning or callout and effectively marketing them as eyeshadows or including a symbol of an "eye" which suggests eye usage. Via CosIng for EU, PET glitter is permitted without any restrictions or limitations. For an in-depth look at whether cosmetic grade glitter is safe, please view this post.

Red Shape

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Anyway Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anyway Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anyway Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anyway Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anyway Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anyway Super Matte Eyeshadow

Anyway

Anyway id a deep, dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without much effort. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but wasn’t prone to fallout nor sheering out too readily when applied. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

PTFE, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: CI 77491 - CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Anyway

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Mandarin Celestial Eyeshadow

Mandarin

Mandarin is a light orange with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. The eyeshadow had opaque coverage in one layer, while the consistency was smooth, lightly emollient and almost like a cream-powder hybrid as it felt firmer to the touch but still picked up well with a flat brush. The product applied evenly and blended out easily without resulting in fallout. It showed signs of fading after eight hours and had a smidgen of fallout over time.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, Soybean Glycerides, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Tin Oxide, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6).

Mandarin

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Feelings Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Feelings Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Feelings Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Feelings Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Feelings Super Matte Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Feelings Super Matte Eyeshadow

Feelings

Feelings is a vivid, deeper coral with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It went a little more orange-red than pink when applied to my skin compared to how it appears in the pan. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan. It had rich coverage that lasted beautifully for nine hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Super Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 - CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake).

Feelings

PiPPermanent in Palette. $8.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Coral Amber Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Amber Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Amber Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Amber Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Amber Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Coral Amber Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Coral Amber

Coral Amber is a brighter, medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was more firmly-packed into the pan but wasn’t difficult to pick up and had a lightweight feel on my skin. It applied evenly, blended out easily, and lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides).

Coral Amber

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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And…I really love this one, too! Nabla knows how to coordinate shades in very lovely, well curated arrangements. That much is for sure. And their quality is up to par, on top of that! So why have I been sleeping on this brand?🤔

This is a lovely little palette full of excellent shades in the pinky/red/orange range. Love Coral Copper – a versatile shade. Beautiful eye look Christine.

Great review! I just wish they would rebrand. NAMBLA stands for the creepy pedophile North American Man Boy Love Association and every time I see the brand name, I think of that 🤮for that reason, I can’t buy anything from them!

I’m intrigued by both this and the Nude Cutie palettes and I think they would play nicely together as well. The vinyl matte formula sounds really interesting to me.

So cute, not my colors though, not because I can’t wear them, I just don’t tend to go in this direction for my eye looks…but maybe if I could purchase it for less.

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