If you've passed by the drugstore lately I'm sure this Annabelle palette has caught your eye. It is the new Annabelle Smokey Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, featuring all super easy to use, neutral eyeshadow shades. There are quite a few drugstore palettes and eyeshadows coming out in neutral or nude shades, that are of pretty decent quality! Does this one match up?...
I'm going to tell you now, of COURSE this palette does not match up to the coveted Urban Decay Naked Palette. The shades are simply not as pigmented as higher end brands, but I personally was somewhat impressed with this palette, and it exceeded my drugstore quality expectations.
The shades in the palette are unnamed, so I will just refer to them by number, from #1-10, from the first row, top left and across. All of the shades are quite shimmery, with the least amount of shimmer in the black (#5, pretty matte).
#1: a light pink shade, somewhat matte, I absolutely hate it. This is the worst colour in the palette and really doesn't show up on me at all. Off to a bad start, but the shades improve as we go on.
#2: a decent shade for the lid, but I don't see myself using this often as there just isn't enough pigmentation.
#3: A light taupe. Also ideal for the lid or for the crease if you're going for a light shadow look. Again personally not my favourite.
#4: Now we're talking...a gorgeous grey for creating a smokey eye, the pigmentation really improved here!
#5: I feel like if the black had a little more shimmer the payoff would be a bit better. Not as dark of a matte black as I'd like, but it is workable.
#6: Beautiful satin white for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes or the brow bone.
#7: This gold is probably my favourite. Looks gorgeous on the lid and it does stay put.
#8: A gorgeous warm brown, ideal for starting the crease and using to blend out shadow.
#9: A darker, more sparkly shade, also good for adding into the crease.
#10: The least sparkly shade, with a little less pigmentation than #9 but it is almost matte (besides a bit of shimmer). I think it could double for use on the brows if it's your colour!
Other main makeup products used: Annabelle Eyeink Liquid Liner, Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner and Annabelle Browshow in Light, Flower Beauty Mauve Over Lip Suede, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in 52 Vanilla, Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette to contour.
My favourite shades are #4 (grey), #6 (white), #7 (gold), #8 (warm brown), #9 (ash brown), and ok, I guess I can include #10. If I recall correctly, I created this look with those shades. Overall the colours were blendable and I would definitely recommend the palette for someone looking for an affordable, neutral drugstore palette.
Retail price is $12.95, I would suggest going to Walmart if you're looking for the best deal on this palette, they typically offer the best prices unless you can spot a sale at Shoppers Drug Mart or Rexall!
This product was received for consideration. All opinions stated are my own and are not influenced by any affiliates.