8/04/2015Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
The sun blessed us for the whole long weekend, it was awesome, but hot :) And then a lightning/ thunder show 4am, followed by fog this morning. Funny weather.
Today's spotlight is Annabelle Smokey Nudes eyeshadow palette in Dark Lights I received for review. I am happy to see a drugstore palette with a good range of shades.
The first row has more cool toned shades while the second row are warmer. Among the 10 shades, 3 appears to be semi matte (one with random fine glitters) and the rest are shimmery.
The sheen is more visible under flash (left pic below) but is noticeable in natural lighting (right pic).
The rose toned brown is neutral enough to warm up a look. The glitters on the dark brown shade are not very visible on the lids so it works well as a crease colour.
The star of the palette for me is the semi-matte brown with a strong grey sheen and equally strong pigmentation. I have worn (daytime) smoky eyes every day, even to work, thanks to this shade.
- Maybelline the Nudes palette: 12 shades, almost the same amount of product and price - 0.34oz/ 9.6g, $12.96 at Walmart
- L'Oreal La Palette Nude has 10 shades, 0.62oz/ 17.5g, $23.96 at Walmart ($29.99 anywhere else).