I picked this palette up awhile back at ULTA while perusing the many palettes on my wishlist. Purple is totally my think so the fact that this came with gorgeous day or smoky purples & neutrals made it an easy lust. Along with the 10 shades you also get a full sized Stila Smudge Stick Eye Liner in Tetra.
This is a light purple palette made of cardboard but it feel sturdy. It is simple but cute. I really like that each of the shades in this palette have names. I always appreciate that.
Swatches over primer. All swatches are dry.
Left to right: Instinct, Impulse, Glance, Improvise, & Catalyst.
Left to right: Desire, Wonder, Spontaneous, Whim, & Captivate.
There aren’t any matte shades in this palette (which is fine with me honestly) & they are all absolutely lovely. With the exception of Desire, these are very pigmented with nice blendability & color payoff. Desire isn’t a bad shade it is just soft & a tad chalky. I like it as a base shade or as a highlight to offset all the shimmer if you are using this palette alone.
I normally pick out favorites from palettes but I honestly just love all of these. As a whole this palette is a big hit. Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter…it is perfection. Their are both cool & warm shades which I also love. I do want to point out how absolutely superb Catalyst is. A super smoky shade with awesome purple shimmer! Oh behave!
I’m loving it & although it was a bit pricey I think it was worth it. (affiliate link) This palette retails for $39 from the ULTA website & when you take into consideration what you get it is a good deal. The eyeliner alone retails around $20 alone! I didn’t swatch these wet but they can also be used that way which is another bonus.
Have you tried this palette out? What are your favorite neutral or purple based palettes?