NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette Review & Swatches

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NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette
NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette

Metropolitan

NABLA Cosmetics Metropolitan Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a warm-toned color story that featured two matte shades, one top coat, and three more shimmery shades. The shade I had the most difficulty with was Anomalia, which was sheerer and had issues with fallout (both during application as well as during wear). The other shades performed more in line with expectations and had the pigmentation they were supposed to have, were blendable, and long-wearing.

As a heads up, Dissolution contained plastic glitter, while the shades Lord and Nothing Personal were pressed pigments and listed as “face” shades.

Metropolitan

PPermanent. $24.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Lord Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Lord Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Lord Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Lord Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Lord Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Lord Super Matte Pressed Pigment

Lord

Lord is a deep, reddish-brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which built up easily to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety with a touch of powderiness present in the pan but not during application. It applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. There was visible fading after eight and a half hours of wear.

Ingredients

talc, ptfe, zinc stearate, polyethylene, synthetic fluorphlogopite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, silica. +/− (may contain / peut contenir): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 15850 (red 7 lake), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake), ci 42090 (blue 1 lake), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 77510 (ferric ammonium ferrocyanide), ci 77742 (manganese violet)

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." 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. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Lord

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Alaska Metal Foil Eyeshadow

Alaska

Alaska has a translucent base with flecks of pale iridescent shimmer and micro-sparkle that flashed pink and bluish-aqua. It was listed as a “top coat” with a “translucent base,” so it was as described. The texture felt almost cream-like as it seemed rather emollient to the touch, though it wasn’t actually wet, and had a very lightweight, thin consistency.

It applied best with fingertips or a flat, firm synthetic brush and pressed onto the lid. It blended out easily with very minimal fallout and had good dispersion of the shimmer/sparkle. It wore well for eight and a half hours with slight fallout over time.

Ingredients

mica, calcium aluminum borosilicate, isostearyl neopentanoate, dimethicone, butyl acrylate/hydroxypropyl dimethicone acrylate copolymer, trimethylsiloxysilicate, talc, silica, calcium sodium borosilicate, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hydrogenated styrene/isoprene copolymer, tin oxide, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate. +/− (may contain / peut contenir): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide)

Alaska

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Nothing Personal Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Nothing Personal Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Nothing Personal Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Nothing Personal Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Nothing Personal Super Matte Pressed Pigment
NABLA Cosmetics Nothing Personal Super Matte Pressed Pigment

Nothing Personal

Nothing Personal is a bright, neon pink-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading a bit, and there was a faint stain left behind after removal.

Ingredients

ptfe, talc, zinc stearate, polyethylene, synthetic fluorphlogopite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, alumina, glycerin, silica. +/− (may contain / peut contenir): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 15850 (red 6, red 7 lake), ci 45410 (red 28 lake), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake)

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." 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. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Nothing Personal

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin Fluid Metal Eyeshadow

Love Resin

Love Resin is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with moderate, warm undertones with flecks of gold sparkle over a smooth, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like formula that was dense and thicker but not heavy or difficult to pick up with a typical eyeshadow brush. The product applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin, and the edges blended out well. The color showed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.

Ingredients

mica, calcium sodium borosilicate, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, zinc stearate, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone, silica, talc, hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides, isododecane, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hydrogenated palm glycerides, tin oxide. +/− (may contain / peut contenir): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77499 (iron oxides)

Love Resin

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia Metal Foil Eyeshadow

Anomalia

Anomalia is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a glittering finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that had to be built up with fingertips or a dampened brush for full coverage, though there was some fallout during that process. The texture was moderately dense, slightly firmer to work with, and it was easiest to pick up product using a firm, flat synthetic brush. It blended out decently but had some sparkle fallout from doing so. It wore decently for eight hours but had moderate fallout over time.

Ingredients

synthetic fluorphlogopite, isostearyl neopentanoate, mica, dimethicone, butyl acrylate/hydroxypropyl dimethicone acrylate copolymer, trimethylsiloxysilicate, talc, silica, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hydrogenated styrene/isoprene copolymer, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate. +/− (may contain / peut contenir): ci 77491 (iron oxides)

Anomalia

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C
C
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
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NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)
NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)
NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)
NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)
NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)
NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)
NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)
NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)
NABLA Cosmetics Dissolution Super Sparkle Eyeshadow (Glitter)

Dissolution

Dissolution has a light-medium, plummy-brown base with warmer, golden-taupe hsimmer paired with flecks of silver glitter throughout. The consistency was lightly creamy, dense, and thick without being heavy or difficult to pick up with a brush. It adhered evenly to bare skin with just a touch of fallout during application. The product had opaque color payoff that stayed on well for nine hours but had light fallout over time.

Note, this shade includes plastic glitter (it is listed as an “eye” shade).

Ingredients

polyethylene terephthalate, squalane, mica, calcium aluminum borosilicate, talc, hydrogenated styrene/isoprene copolymer, polyurethane-11, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate. +/− (may contain / peut contenir): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 (iron oxides), ci 77000 (aluminum powder)

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.

Dissolution

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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It is definitely a beautiful palette, but not one that I absolutely need. I am able to dupe four or five of the shades in here. Basically, out of the three new palettes, this is the one I’m least likely to get.
But your eye look is goals!

A well put together little palette is spoilt by the inclusion of plastic glitter, in a shade that would have been just as lovely without it. And if the gold shade had been a soft shimmer, it probably would have rated better too. A beautiful eye look too Christine.

This palette is the one that drew me in the most, likely because of the plummy shades and that gorgeous Alaska topper. Wish the copper wasn’t so chunky. Thanks for this review Christine, always value your opinion. Gorgeous eye look as well, and that Alaska color on top of the black liner is stunning.

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