By CAROLYN 2 years ago.
This palette is beautiful and the shadows are very easy to place, blend and use. All of the shadows have a good level of pigmentation without being too heavily or lightly pigmented. I would say this is a very user friendly palette. As eassy as this palette is to use, I find the tones of the colors often clash, The pink tone nude has a completely different undertone than the bright pink, the same goes for the more yellow undertone brown and the bright gold. The undertones clash and make it difficult to do monochromatic looks and takes some practice with the palette to figure out what pairs together. I prefer palettes where any color can be matched with any other color and they can make a beautiful look, a brand that does this well is ABH. I think this palette is good, but even with a large variety of shades the number of looks you can actually create is more limited. However, this formula pairs well with other eyeshadow formulas so if you need to pull colors from somewhere else everything will be fine. Nothing flakes or fades and it is a great palette to create looks that last all day.
The formula is drier than say ABH or dose of colors without being stiffer. The shadow is soft but because it's drier it doesn't kick up everywhere or blend into nothing. I recommend this palette, but if this is the first NABLA eyeshadow palette you've ever tried I would purchase it from ULTA so you can return it if it isn't your cup of tea.
The packaging is stunning, sturdy, well constructed and supremely functional. It is well weighted and honestly a work of art.