I was lucky enough to receive the Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette for review purposes. According to the site you can "be radiant on any occasion with this sultry, shimmery palette of dramatic shades – perfect for creating a classic smoky eye look, with a hint of unexpected golden glimmer."
Shimmery looks are always for the Holidays season, I know I love it! The packaging for this palette is very sleek, which makes it travel friendly. I carried it with me last weekend and it didn't get messy at all.
There are four shadows and one blush in this palette. The shadows are all shimmery shades and so is the blush. I have to admit that when I first saw this palette I wondered what kind of look I could create with this. As I swatched the shadows I noticed that they are flaky, but overall great pigmentation with the exception of Frost even when using a primer.
I love when palettes come with instructions on how to achieve a look because it gives ideas on how to use the palette. Had I not read the instructions I wouldn't have thought of using Glimmer as a highlight. The instructions definitely come in handy!
From left to right: Blush in SNOWY GLOW, COAL, PLATINUM, GLIMMER AND FROST.
As far as the staying power of the shadows, I wore them for about four hours and they held on pretty well. The only issue that I had was that the shadows weren't as pigmented without a primer. I don't know if you can see that in the picture....but my left eye looks a lot better than my right eye. The right eye has no primer and the left does. In other words, you definitely will need a primer when wearing this.
My favorite out of the palette is the blush. I love the pink coraly color. It looks very natural and gives the perfect glow. I have been wearing the blush for the past three days in a role. That's how much I love it. Now, would I repurchase this palette? If I didn't have similar shades, I absolutely would especially for the blush since I don't think it's sold individually. This would be a perfect gift for a beginning in makeup. If you want more details, please checkout Studio Gear's website.
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