Review | NEW Absolute New York Icon Eyeshadow Palette
This is what it says on the Absolute New York Website:
Each luxurious palette comes with a large mirror and a dual-ended Eyeshadow Brush – everything needed for your perfect eye look.
EXPOSED (This is the one I got)
Dare to bare. This sleek palette is packed with 12 universally flattering neutral shades that come in a multitude of finishes – matte, glitter, shimmer, and satin. Exposed offers incredible versatility, to help you go from day to night (and everything in between) in a cinch!
Captivate and allure with the gorgeous collection of sultry shadows. The extensive range of shades features everything from soft neutrals to decadent jewel-toned metallics – and can be used seamlessly from day to night.
Amp up the drama with this alluring collection of 12 sultry shadows that are specially designed to create the perfect smoky eye.
So, I got this palette in a LE Glossybox, and I couldn’t help but notice that it’s very similar to the Urban Decay Naked One palette. Now, I do not own any of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, so I can’t say if it’s a dupe or not when it comes to the formula, or even the shades, but it sure does look very close to it.
So in this palette you get 9 shimmery shades, 2 mattes and 1 that looks more satin.
Now, when it comes to the two mattes I will say that I’m not sure what to think, because they don’t really show up on my skintone, but I do still use them to set my eyeshadow primer, and even as transition shades if I want something that’s barely noticable.
But I do also need to pull in other eyeshadows apart from this palette if I want a darker matte shade, which I tend to use most of the time, so that is something to keep in mind if you’re interested in this.
However, when it comes to the shimmery shades in this palette I am a bit more impressed.
I’m not saying that these are very unique shades, or formula, but I do like them for what they are.
The thing I find with these shades is that when you apply them with a brush, you might need to go over them a few times, but if you use your fingers, they will look a lot better right away.
But since I don’t reach for shimmers all that much, I don’t really mind having to build them up a bit. And I do like it when I can control the intensity of my eyeshadows, and I can easily control the intensity with this.
Other than that I haven’t noticed any creasing with these, and they do last all day on my eyes, but I rarely have any issues with creasing, so that may be something to keep in mind.
You do also get a good mirror in here, which I can appreciate. The brush on the other hand I don’t really like.
But I do think that you would like this palette if you like shimmer shades, and if you don’t mind reaching for other shadows as well.
This palette is available in 3 variations on http://absolutenyproducts.com/ for $14,99 each.