The It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must-Haves Eye Set is a new, limited edition It Cosmetics Holiday 2015 Gift Set that comes with the new It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must Haves Eyeshadow Palette. Think of the Naturally Pretty Must Haves Eyeshadow Palette as a little travel friendly version of the beloved It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette.
At this point we have a total of three full size palettes with the recent launch of the The Romantics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette and adding this little palette on makes four so there’s room for dupes you can imagine. One of the main questions about the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must Have Eyeshadow Palette was, “Are these shades already available in the full size palettes?”
No, these are not eyeshadow shades available in the three full size It Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes but there’s definitely some room for dupes. The It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must-Haves Eye Set comes with six eyeshadows and one Transforming Hello Light shade as well as a mini Hello Lashes Extensions Mascara.
This palette is designed in the style of the original Naturally Pretty Palette comes housed in a pale beige pink cardboard casing but it does lack the velvet-y casing of the original which is a plus in my opinion as that case tends to collect lint and dirt, etc…The inside is a pretty metallic rose gold versus the gold of the original.
The shades you’ll get are:
- Happy (pale creamy white)
- Believe (light taupe gray)
- Naturally Pretty (sandy pink dune)
- Inspire (terracotta pink)
- Brave (bark brown)
- Empower (purple brown)
- Transforming Hello Light (light shimmery creamy beige)
As I said many of these colors are variations of ones that already appear in past palettes. For example, Happy is a shade that makes an appearance in some variation in all three of the original palettes. In the Naturally Pretty Palette the Happy Eyeshadow shade would be most comparable to the shade Sheer Joy, In the Naturally Pretty Celebration Eyeshadow Palette it is most like Snow Angel, and in the the Romantics Palette the shade is like Peaceful. I think it’s a bit more of a creamier, brighter shade but it is a variation of the color that’s easily duped across the board.
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must-Haves Eye Set Swatches (Happy, Believe, Naturally Pretty)
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must-Haves Eye Set Swatches (Inspire, Brave, Empower)
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must-Haves Eye Set Swatches (Transforming Hello Light, Brave, Brave with Transforming Hello Light on Top)
There are other shades that have similarities but I think Happy is the one that is most easy to dupe. I will say that Believe, Inspire, and Brave aren’t shades that are likely found in any of the palettes.
Yes, the shades appear similar but I don’t think any are exact dupes aside from Happy!
As with all the palettes the quality consistency remains the same. The shadows have a soft, silky consistency that applies and blends super easily. This is the matte formula of my dreams! The colors are so soft and easy to blend. I experienced a little patchiness with Empower but aside from that all the colors were fairly easy to apply and blend. For my look below I sheered out Brave on my lid using the Transforming Hello Lights shade and I highlighted with Happy and smudged out Empower heavily on my lash line by using it wet as a liner of sorts. The finished look is kinda a smudgey smoky look. I liked the way it came out.
I did feel you had to kinda sit back and think about a look using these colors as they don’t always match up well together and certain shades are difficult to use together because you can’t get any contrast of definition since they tend to run together due to sheerness. They also don’t really feel like they’ll work together well! For example, Believe makes for a nice smoky grayish eye but I wasn’t sure what other shade in the palette would work with it.
I won’t go into great details about the Hello Lashes Mascara since I’ve reviewed it extensively in the past but I will say this is a great mascara that adds excellent length and fullness to lashes.
I think for fans of It Cosmetics this is likely a set that will be a given to get. There are seven total new shades in the palette but as I said they are variations on past colors from past palettes but not exact dupes so that’s something to keep in mind prior to a purchase. It’s a nice travel along palette but for me, personally, the shades were a touch to mismatched and difficult to use together which I think takes away from the palette a little bit. I wish I could have gotten at least two solid looks from the palette but it was more about creating several individual looks using a single color in each look. Now that isn’t a bad thing but I’d rather have something a little more intricate using one or two shades versus something more basic and natural with one if that makes sense.
None the less the quality here is what we’ve come to know from It Cosmetics so that alone might be a good reason to purchase. Or if you just want to try out It Cosmetics for the first time this might be a good place to start.
The It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must-Haves Eye Set is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.
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