I got to play with the Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture and the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palettes for a bit, and here are my first impressions.
About a month ago I had the fun experience of going shopping for my best friend. She doesn’t live in the US but her boyfriend came to visit. So, she took the opportunity to have me shop for her and have him bring back some makeup home. viagra generic canada no prescription
She wanted to try new palettes and chose the Sonia Kashuk and the Maybelline ones for their easy to wear shades and their price. Luckily for me and you, she let me open them and test them out. (Spoiler alert, that lead to me returning one of them)
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette
This palette was $9.99 and I think both, it’s packaging and range of shades are beautiful. It’s a sleek, compact and feminine design. Most of the shades are shimmery and neutral – great for every day wear with something to offer for the warm tone and for the cool tone lover, though I’m inclined to say it will appeal more to the later group.
The only problem… the formula. I was very underwhelmed with the pigmentation of these shadows. They are all very sheer. Also, the lighter colors (first four on the top row), though look different on the pan, swatch almost identical. Plus, if you’re fair skinned, you’ll have to layer these shades over darker ones to make them show up. sildenafil generico 25 mg
I ended up returning the palette.
Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture Palette
Though not as feminine look as the Maybelline palette, the packaging is also very compact and sleek. And the formulation… Wow! I was swept off my feet. Each and every one of these shades was creamy, smooth, and intense.
This palette was $19.99 and consists of all matte shades. Unlike the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes, which has a bit more cool shades than warm ones, the Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture palette has mostly warm colors.
Overall, both my best friend and I were very pleased with this purchase and, based on this experience, my friend is already planning on getting another of the Sonia Kashuk palettes – that is, if her boyfriend agrees to come back for more 😉
Check out my best friend Florencia’s instagram and her nail creations: @melusine_nails