I realize that almost every product I review/talk about always is very positive. And that’s not to say that they aren’t good products, they are! So I decided to do a post about some of the products I was really excited about but flopped. Hopefully, I’ll be able to save y’all some money!!
My NEVER reaches:
Naked Basics2: This was my very first eyeshadow palette. I had heard so many good things about Urban Decay and the Naked palettes that I thought I would start myself off easy, with some nice neutral tones and then work my way up to the big palettes.
Boy, was I wrong. These shades are beautiful, yes. Wonderful neutrals, yes. But that’s all they got going for them. The powder hardly came on the brush, I would be adding pressure and swipping up and down like a million times to get some powder onto my brush. They didn’t really work with primer, by the end of my 5 hour day the eyeshadow would be POOF gone! Like I had never worn it in the first place.
I also LOVE LOVE LOVE to put eyeliner on top of eyeshadow, do a little cat eye – spice up my look. I tried my Stila liner and it just didn’t work with the shadows. So, unfortunately this one was a miss for me.
Naked3: I was so, so, so, excited about this palette. I absolutely love the pinks that they’ve put together. It’s so hard to find an all pink palette these days, that I said to myself that I must have this palette in my collection.
Apparently, I didn’t do my research quite so well. While there are many, many, many people who do adore this palette I would consider being a little weary of it.
- The colors had to be scraped out of the pan, they were hard and chalky. They didn’t come onto the urban decay brush or any other brush I tried
- When I finally got the colors onto the brush, they didn’t blend well. They hardly showed up on my eye at all. Terrible pigmentation.
After that, I gave up with this palette. I suppose you could use Mac Fix Plus, but with a palette that is $54 I don’t think should I have to use other things to help the pigmentation and blendability.
So unfortunately, these were the two palettes that I didn’t really enjoy at all. I don’t think either of them are worth the money, it is very possible that I got an outlier palette but… after talking with friends I just don’t think so.