I picked up this palette when it was on sale after Christmas. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting honestly, but I have had really good experiences with Victoria’s Secret Brand eyeshadows so far. The palette is mostly neutral/smoky eye based which works fine for me. It has just enough shades to give yourself a pop of color with your usual smokey look. Personally, I like that look better, I feel it looks edgier & more fun. This palette has zero matte shades though so if that’s all you wear, its not for you! All of these shades are satins/shimmers.
Here are some random swatches. The neutrals are similar but different enough to build depth so I mostly swatched the colors. I figured this would give you a look at which shades you have an option to meld into your natural/smoky eye.
So far, I find these shades very wearable. I can see this being an easy palette to transfer from day to night. The taupes & neutrals would make great day looks, even for a professional. Then we have the gold & silver for a metallic look. Browns for a natural or smoky eye. Colors that can be used on their own or separately. See where I’m going with this?
A few had a little bit of fallout when swatched with my finger, but not in a bad way. The reason I had fallout at all was because they were satin & on the lid they blend beautifully.
The blush & bronzer are alright. Overall I love the subtle shimmer which give it more of a “glow” look. The bronzer is too orange for my skin tone & when blended it made me look near deathly. The blush is a really pretty shade though. I normally don’t reach for “pop out” extras like these, but I guess that’s not their fault right?
I’m pleased with this palette, especially since I rarely buy Victoria’s Secret eyeshadows outside of singles & duos. This means I probably will look into buying some more!The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was it was kind of hard to open & super static-y. Random? You bet! But I hate when dust is literally drawn to something I need to keep clean!