Hello babs! I’m going to be reviewing an eyeshadow palette that I got in a Nip+Fab bundle from Superdrug during Black Friday… it is the 01 Sculpted eyeshadow from them! Although I got this in a bundle you can get it individually from the Nip+Fab website or from Superdrug for £12.95. I do think it is slightly pricier than some eyeshadow palettes from the drugstore but I guess it’s personal preference on how much you are willing to spend on a product…
Side note: You get 12g of product in this palette.
The eyeshadows come in a square-ish plastic packaging that has a clear front so you can see all of the shades through it and black back. The name of the brand and product is in white lettering on the clear front and there is a sticker on the back with all of the shade names on. The palette flips open and has a secure click-shut mechanism.
I will admit that this palette does have a strange scent to it but it is not noticeable unless you get right up close to the eyeshadow pans… it almost smells like something medical in a way so just bear that in mind! I’m not sure whether I would call this a warm or cool toned palette because although there are a lot of browns in it they don’t necessarily look very warm but then they don’t look cool toned either (very strange). I would say though that if you’re into your neutral shades then this is definitely a neutral palette! I would have liked a little bit more variety of shades because the majority of them are just different shades of brown… There is only 2 shimmers/foil like shades in this palette, the rest of the shades are matte. The eyeshadows are very creamy in formula but can be slightly patchy in pigmentation… they definitely build up easily though and blend well on the eyes.
Side note: I have dipped in twice to do my swatches like I always do to get a good opinion on the shadows pigmentation with build 🙂 When we get down to the middle and bottom row there will be only a few browns that I can describe… otherwise I will just state the formula of them and the pigmentation!
(Without and with flash)
Monroe – This is an off-white matte shade that could be good to use to set an eyelid primer or could be good to put under the brow bone to blend out the shades in the crease. Pigmentation 3/5.
Suede – This is a cream matte shade which could also be good to use to set an eyelid primer. Pigmentation 2/5.
Camel – This is a terracotta orange matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Cleopatra – This is a gold foil like shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Mink – Matte shade. Slightly patchy in pigmentation but can be built up. Pigmentation 2/5.
Biscuit – Matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Heat – Matte shade. Slightly patchy in pigmentation but can be built up. Pigmentation 2/5.
Ignite – This is a copper foil like shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Chocolate – Matte shade. Slightly patchy in pigmentation but can be built up. Pigmentation 3/5.
Duchess – This is a purple-ish brown matte shade. Slightly patchy in pigmentation but can be built up. Pigmentation 3/5.
In Vogue – Matte shade. Slightly patchy in pigmentation but can be built up. Pigmentation 3/5.
Nirvana – This is a deep cool toned brown matte shade. Slightly patchy in pigmentation but can be built up. Pigmentation 3/5.
I do like this palette but I wouldn’t recommend it for the price because there are so many shades that aren’t the best in pigmentation. If it cost slightly less then I would say go for it but for the price I was expecting a little more “oomph”. It is definitely nice to create some neutral eye looks but there isn’t much variety to choose from. I will continue to use it as I can get the shades to work… if you want to spend the money then do so but I don’t recommend it for the price (that’s just my personal opinion anyway)
Thanks for reading!
See you in my next post…
– Jessica x