The Muse admits she has way too many pots of pigments, shimmers, and loose shadow. Why do you think we get all hyper over something as simple as loose pigment? What’s the psychology behind that? I blame MAC.
You know this is why I refuse to get too involved with e-tailer mineral companies. I try to stay clear of anything and everything that has to do with these companies. If I head over to that dark side I’ll have 1,000,000 little 5 gram jars hanging all over the place because I can’t just stop at one color. It’s an addiction I tell you. No, DO NOT WANT!
But anyway….I’m babbling when all I really want to do is show you the new Napoleon Perdis Gold Digger Glimmer Set.
I’m so on board with the new Napoleon Perdis Gilty Pleasures Holiday Collection. One item that particularly has me crazed is the Napoleon Perdis Bronze Bonanza Set, must order this and own this and has it for my very own. I got the Napoleon Perdis French Riviera Gift Set on clearance last year and loved it so of course the Bronze Bonanza Set caught my eye right away!
Anyway…today isn’t about bronze.
It’s about the Napoleon Perdis Shake, Rattle and Brush Roll Set released as part of the Gilty Pleasures Holiday Collection!
My one experience with NP Set was pretty darn good and I was quite happy with the brand but never really further explored the line further until now. Recently NP Set has released a slew of handy little palettes that give you everything you need to create two complete looks including step by step tutorials. For those of us who aren’t so handy with color and blending, instructions like these are always a blessing.
Jump ahead for a peep at the new NP Sweater Set Cheek, Eye, and Lip Palette!
As I mentioned above NP Set has released a slew of these little palletes to suit your individual sense of style and personality. Each palette features lip, eye, and cheek makeup to create two separate looks. The palettes are $29 each and available on the NP Set website at http://www.npsetcosmetics.com. I haven’t seen this particular line in Target as of yet but I’m sure it’ll be released soon as back to school is right around the corner and what better time to market a new line of palettes.
There are a total of three palettes which are NP Denim Set, NP Sweater Set, and NP Career Set. Each palette creates a certain look which can be used for work, play, or for a glamourous night look!
NP Career Set
Is a palette for work-appropriate makeup. Elegant and chic this palette is for those who like a more neutral, natural makeup that’s understated yet elegant.
NP Denim Set
Is a palette to hang out with. It’s the girl next door but with a flash of bold. Shades of purples create a super chic night or day look.
NP Sweater Set
This is the palette I’ll be reviewing for you today. This palette is the softest of the three with shimmering golds and pinks to create a soft, cozy look a la your favorite sweater!
The palettes all contain 5 eye shadows, one blush, three lip glosses, a dual side applicator, and instructions for creating two looks. You can of course create any number of looks using the palette but I found the instructions ideal for creating just the right looks without any guess work on my part. I blend shadow pretty well and I don’t have too many major problems applying makeup however I can use all the help I can get when pairing up colors. That’s why palettes like this are such a blessing. Pairing up all the shades I need in one neat palette keeps things simple so it’s a no brainer to create your look!
Although I was thinking that NP Sweater Set would be more of a softer, pastel look it ended up turning into quite a nice work or night time look. I was partial to the night time look which really did something for my eyes. The palette is a nice size white plastic compact with full size mirror. The shadows are all nicely pigmented, nothing dramatic mind you but they blend nicely, have a good soft texture, and are smooth enough to apply without having fall out all over your face. The glosses I wasn’t particularly partial to as I didn’t like the colors all that much but overall they do complete the look nicely. And finally the blush was a sheer color but again it perfected the look created. The shadows included are a sheer matte cream, shimmering gold, matte lilac rose, shimmering golden brown, and shimmering dark pewter. The glosses are a light bronze, tangerine, and pale iridescent pink. The blush included is a dusky rose.
The instructions are pretty basic with a diagram of the palette labeling each item with a number and following up with instructions detailing which “number” to use on your eyes, lips, and cheeks. The daytime look is a simple smoky brown look with a contrast of shimmering gold. The nighttime look consists of golden brown contrasted with the darker pewter shade. The looks are all suitable for either day or night looks in my opinion and perfectly work safe. I did improvise slightly with my night look by applying a deeper shade of blush to my cheeks but my day time look was created using everything in the palette.
If you’re new to makeup and would like a simple, no nonsense palette to practice a few looks will I highly suggest nabbing an NP Set Palette as they are ideal for creating simple, practical looks that are quite pretty.
Overall, you get alot of product for your dollar and the results of the palette are very nice. Count me impressed, likey!
Anyone see these yet?
Tell the Muse!
How dare you say Napoleon Perdis’s makeup collection has died from evil, orange sun exposure….I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Sue me, I dig raggin’ on NP’s tan.
No but seriously I thought the line was pretty much dead after it got killed off Sephora but nope Ulta actually still carries the collection, brave little souls…I’m joking…..some of the line is actually really good.
Speaking of which a few little bits and bobs have popped up as of late new to the Napoleon Perdis catalog one of which did capture my attention and warrant a little babble here on Musings!
Click it for the deets and more pictures!
It’s been a while since I stash spotlighted hasn’t it? I thought I’d do a rather quickie post of a haul I did months ago when Sephora was killing Napoleon Perdis from it’s stores.
Check it below!
I’m not Napoleon Perdis’s biggest supporter and yes I’ve been known to make fun of his tan a time or two. But I admit he had a few odd pieces in his collection that were decent enough one of which were the Eye Patrol Eye Shadows. I think they ran about $22 when they were fully priced at Sephora but I got them at the grand total of $6 bucks each when NP was axed. Btw take a peep at this post when I was predicting NP’s demise from Sephora, I’m such a blooming fortune teller.
These are really quite pretty so we must give Napoleon a few props for creating such a nice little shadow. They have a hint of shimmer, a soft silky texture, and very nice color pay off. Likey! Plus hauling all of ‘em for $6 bucks each didn’t hurt either.
Anyone get these during the clearance sale?
Napoleon Perdis was not harmed during the making of this post.