Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to purchase additional eye shadow palettes. There are quite a few in my collection. And they are, for the most part, neutrals.
Well, that just about sums it up as to why I’ll keep purchasing more neutral eye shadow palettes!! I’m weak. In fact, I AM the weakest link!
The first pricey eye shadow palette I ever purchased was Urban Decay’s Naked 2. This was, and still remains one of my favorites—but after receiving a pandering and condescending email from Urban Decay after I inquired why they don’t use older women in their ads, I divorced myself from further purchases of the brand. Too bad because their eye makeup is great. But I’m stubborn. Urban Decay no longer gets my Benjamins.
I’ve hit pan on most of these shadows and I’m so ticked off that Urban Decay was so condescending to me. I’m no longer a customer. It goes against my ethics to buy product from a company that is clearly not mature woman friendly! But the shadows are so beautiful!
My favorite palette is Mally’s Nude Attitude. I have a backup-in-waiting, just as the royal women have ladies-in-waiting. I’ve hit pan on so many of the shadows that I will be reaching for that backup in the very near future. Again—a palette of beautiful neutrals.
My Nude Attitude. I have a backup and am thinking of purchasing another backup for the backup because I know this baby will be discontinued. The story of my life!!! And since this photo was taken, I’ve hit pan on about five more shadows in this palette!
I’m telling you, there are too many neutral eye shadows in my home!!!!!
So then, what would have me purchasing yet another eye shadow palette?
I’ll tell you what would—I was looking for a few peach-colored tones. I figured since I’m wearing lighter fake hair these days, perhaps I should add a bit of warmth to my eyes.
And off I went in search of the Too-Faced Sweet Peach palette. This palette has gotten a lot of love with reviewers—I figured it would be a decent buy. Until I got to Ulta and saw the price.
I’m sorry but $49 for an eyeshadow palette doesn’t do it for me anymore. Not for the paltry amount of shadow product. Still—the colors in the palette were so pretty and shimmery and tempting. Like Jesus in the desert during Lent, I had to walk away from that temptation.
Yeah. I know. This IS a beautiful palette. Truth be told, I’m not spending forty-nine bucks for it. Sorry not sorry!
I walked over to the “drug store” brand cosmetics at Ulta. It’s so funny. Ulta’s middle aisle is the railroad track of the store’s cosmetics neighborhood. That middle aisle divides the cosmetics house into the “good” side of town, being the higher end cosmetics; and the “bad” side of town, being the lower-end cosmetics. I happen to like the bad side of town—just call me the tramp of Ulta’s wrong side of the tracks.
And then I spotted it. An end display with an opened palette. The palette was loaded with peach shadows and browns and coppers. Oh. It was a display of Morphe cosmetics’ eye shadow palettes!
I passed on the Jacklyn Hill palette and went straight to the Morphe 350 Nature Glow palette. It spoke to me. It said. “Hey–lady, buy me” and I did!
Now—I don’t know how familiar you are with Morphe cosmetics but for some time now, every “big” reviewer on YouTube pontificates the greatness of this brand. I honestly don’t know if its because they are getting free booty or because the brand actually has good stuff.
A while back I ordered an inexpensive set of brushes from Morphe and I wasn’t very impressed. The brushes were good but they weren’t Holy Grail status. Don’t get me wrong, I use them but the way some of these vloggers were talking about the brushes, I thought they were multi-tasking and using them as vibrators or something!
I think I may have paid about twelve dollars for this brush set. I can’t remember. They are good. Not the greatest but they are good.
The eyeshadow palette was intriguing because compared to the hefty $49 price tag on the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, this Number 350 Palette was a bargain at $23!! Besides—Tati, my favorite YouTube beauty guru loves this palette. And I love Tati. Let’s just say Tati made me buy it!
The palette is “Tati” approved. Need I say more? Look at her makeup. It’s perfect!
Not only did I purchase the palette, but I also spent an extra six bucks on a brush for blending shadows in the crease of the eyelid. Why not—right??
Morphe’s M441 Brush. It is excellent!
This brush is excellent!! Fluffy and soft, it feels like a little pillow almost tickling the eyelid while doing a stellar job of blending without erasing!
My expectations were not high when I decided to use the palette. I didn’t expect good pigmentation and I was very, very surprised when my low expectations were proven wrong.
Here’s how it rolled on the day I was trying to achieve a golden look for my eyes!
Here’s the palette. The shadows don’t have any cute names like “president orange” or “gimme that copper penny” or “lets taupe about it” (wouldn’t I be great at naming eye shadows?). But–the selection is a great one of coppers, browns, and oranges.
I started off with a light color over the entire lid and up to the brow bone..
Then I went with an orange over the lids..
A brighter orange in the middle of my lids ….
And a lighter brown in the crease and I lightly lined my bottom lids with the same brown.
The oranges look nice, don’t they?
Another look at the finished eye.
Finished look. A nice eye look!
Another look from the palette. This was the day I went to Estetica.–Monday. I wanted to look pretty!
have to say—I’ve been using this palette all week and it’s great. This morning, I went with a very neutral look and a bit of shimmer.
I love the shadows I used today! I’m telling you, this palette is fun!!!
Here’s my casual look for today. I love the shimmer and the underplayed look. And I love the way the warm shadow tones go so well with my lighter fake hair!
My overall grade on this palette is A+. Thirty-five shadows are in this palette. All are a decent size. The shadows that I’ve used so far have all been very pigmented. There was no fallout on my eyes. The shadows stay put all day—and I don’t use an eye primer. At $23 USD, this is a great, great value.
If you find yourself at an Ulta that sells this or if you are on the Morphe website, check this palette out. Number 350 Nature Glow!
My grade for the fluffy blending brush is also A+. I know it sounds weird but as a non-makeup application expert, my blending skills basically suck and this brush has done a great job for me and at six bucks I may get another for my travel kit!!
And YES!!! Older women CAN wear shimmery eye shadow!!!!!! I said so. Listen to me!
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