With the holiday season in full swing, I've been a bit overwhelmed with work, making my daughter's first Christmas special and blogging. So, blogging is a slightly lower priority right now, which explains why you are now seeing my Thursday makeup post on...
One of the best parts of the holiday season is obviously all of the amazing special sets that arrive in stores. Some amazing deals and limited editions can be found this time of year. And of course, quite a few "giant" eye shadow palettes. The palettes can be hit or miss. Do you really need 15 different bright pink eye shadows? Are the shadows still up to that company's quality levels?
Included in this kit:
· 45 Eye Shadows
· 9 Cream Eye Liners
· 3 Blushes
· 1 Bronzers
· 2 Soft Lights
· 6 Lip Glosses
· 4 Mini Brushes
This post is super pic heavy, so click through to see all of the images. Click on each image to enlarge.
I think it's a bit easier to navigate the huge number of shadows here if you think of them as 3 sets of 15 shadows: Neutrals, Cools and Warms.
The shadows that are hard to see did seem to be very neutral and disappeared somewhat into my arm. But, they're there!
You can see that really when laid out like this, you end up with the 3 blushes on top, the bronzer on the bottom left and the 2 soft lights on the rest of the bottom row. The blushes are all pretty neutral and you should be able to get a very pretty subtle look with a blush brush. The bronzer was matte though I felt a bit yellow/orange for my super pale skin. It would probably be fine on anyone with some pigmentation in their skin, I just happen to be super pale. The soft lights really are just that... very soft. There was shimmer but not too much shimmer. I've been fine using these 2 as a very subtle highlight on my cheekbones and nose.