First: I’ve been holding back showing this to you guys until I tested the heck out of them. I am indeed in love & I think a lot of you will be too. Let’s talk about my bargain new favorite palette shall we? I know I reviewed the new Too Faced Summer Eye Palette (& did an eye look here!) which I love & have also been loving my Lorac Glo Getter Palette (which I also did this awesome eye look for) but I have found a palette that trumps them. Crazy right? I mean it is spring…practically summer… & those two palettes are wonderful. Bright, fun, & new pretty much guarantees them into a favorites spot…so what beat them out recently? A matte neutral palette called Eye on Neutral from Sonia Kashuk.
I know right? A neutral palette taking the first spot? But do hear me out! If you’ve heard anything about a little brand called Urban Decay then you probably know all about the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. You get 6 shades & 5/6 are matte. I don’t own it to do a side by side because…I promised myself I wouldn’t buy it. Is the quality good? Definitely. How about the packaging? Nice. So Stephanie…why won’t you buy it? Because it is $27 & it didn’t blow my mind. I’m picky I guess because I’ve been wanting a matte palette that is smaller to use as an accompanying palette to some of my others. My Lorac Pro Palette (which I still need to review!) has some nice matte neutrals but I don’t want to kill them. I love my single in Brulee from Wet n Wild which is so cheap & my favorite base/blending shade but I needed more. & I like variety. 4 neutrals in the same family & a black just didn’t wow me. Sonia Kashuk did.
Shades are swatched over ELF eyeshadow primer on the back of my hand. One swipe each.
Row #1: this shade is very similar to WnW Brulee & is a soft nude with a hint of peach, cool dark brown, & a black.
Row #2: soft cool toned nude that pretty much blended into my hand, peachy flesh shade, beautiful medium brown, & a medium gray.
Row #3: a fair bone shade, peach flesh toned color with slight orange tone, red toned brown, & a medium taupe.
I think this palette used to contain some sort of instructions which mine didn’t so it is thin. If yours does you might want to check & see if they have been repackaged. So although I can’t do a side by side with the Urban Decay Naked Basics I hope you can see why I think they’re similar. For me it is a “dupe” because of what I use it for. Except better because Sonia Kashuk gives me twice as many options! Cons? Some of the shades are definitely similar but that doesn’t bother me a bit. Actually…I prefer it because then I can hit those shades a bit harder without worrying about running out. I am so happy with this palette.
The Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Palette can be purchased at Target for $19.99. Sonia Kashuk sometimes has coupons but I bought it full priced & don’t regret it one bit! Do you own the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette? I know so many people love it! What do you think of this palette from Sonia Kashuk?