We’ve been inundated with eyeshadow palettes a plenty this season! I’m actually an eyeshadow palette kind of girl myself. For example, some men or women like long legs, some of ’em like blond hair, etc….when you’re a makeup lover the same holds true, you’re either an eyeshadow kinda girl or guy, perhaps you love lipsticks, or maybe blushes are what does it for you!
Me? I love the thrill of opening up a giant palette filled with a variety of eyeshadow shades. There’s nothing more exciting than being presented with a slew of different eyeshadow options. Granted, at this point in my makeup life I have about 2 million eyeshadow palettes but the thrill of getting a new one is always a feeling I relish.
But, there are always one that disappointing.
Here are 5 popular eyeshadow palettes that failed to impress me recently.
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass
The potential was here! I can see this brand new palette being hugely popular for Urban Decay because hello? Disney? Wonderland? Totally a want for collector’s of makeup and Disney memorabilia. But I wasn’t terribly impressed with the formula here. Urban Decay is well known for impressively pigmented eyeshadows but this palette seemed to have a different texture and consistency from past releases, the Alice Through the Looking Glass formula was vastly different! I also felt colors blended out poorly and the shades just didn’t quite match up well. I’m sad to say, it disappointed.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
I can’t recall a time in my makeup life where an eyeshadow palette caused so much chaos and frenzy. To this day this popular, much talked about, over hyped Sweet Peach Palette remains sold out and selling on Evil-bay for $500 bucks. I happened to be one of the people that worked myself into a foam over this palette. I love the idea of peach eyeshadow anything but unfortunately, the palette contained a good deal of darker shades and so very few peach ones that I was crushingly disappointed with it! I expected more peach but I got a lot of other colors instead.
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette
You’re probably hearing a lot about the new Naturally Pretty Essentials Palette at the moment since it is Mother’s Day shortly and it’s one of It Cosmetics’ newest offerings. But sadly, this one was a bit too sheer and a bit too much like the Naturally Pretty Palette that launched late last year to make a lasting impression on me! It was a sad disappointment.
Sephora Minnie’s World in Color Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora has been known to knock it out of the park with some of their in house offerings but the Minnie’s World in Color Eyeshadow Palette wasn’t one of those products. Honestly, let me be frank, this reminded me of a big old E.L.F. Palette. That’s not a bad thing by the very way but considering this palette isn’t $5 bucks makes it one.
Bare Minerals The Neutral Attraction For Eyes & Cheeks
I got my the Neutral Attraction Palette in the mail really quick, thank you Sephora Flash, and promptly went out and returned it the same day. I love me some Ready Eyeshadow Palettes but this one had such light shades you’d never be able to get any definition or contrast. I didn’t have to swatch it to know how disappointed I’d be!
What are some eyeshadow palettes that have disappointed you recently?
How do you feel about these five?