December 29, 2009

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette Review and Swatches

If you’re looking for a work friendly look or a nice, neutral look for New Year’s you might want to check out the Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette for $19.99 as it brings color and tools together in one slim, flip top palette.

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette 1

Check it after the jump!

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette was a Holiday release but honestly you can easily work it year round for an elegant look.

It’s a tri-fold palette with a full size mirror, brushes, and a full face palette to create several neutral looks. You get four brushes, three eye shadows, three lip creams, one liner, and one blush.

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette 2

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette 3

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette 4

Design wise the palette is quite nice. It folds up into a small size which is tiny enough for travel or toting around for touch ups. The full lenght mirror and brushes are a welcome addition, making the palette friendly for stowing away in a desk draw or carrying around. Although I find the brushes a very nice touch they do run towards being a tad scratchy and coarse.

The makeup in the palette is quite nicely pigmented but does feel a tiny bit cheap. I created a nice look using the products however some items proved better to work with than others. The shadows blend nicely with good color payoff likewise for the blush. The liner is nicely pigmented as well and will work wet or dry. I did feel the lip creams were a tad badly formulated and dry on my lips. The overall feel of the cosmetics wasn’t nearly as good as other cosmetics I’ve tried from the Target Sonia Kashuck Collection. They blend well, are nicely pigmented, but I can’t shake the feel of cheap makeup when I use the palette.

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette 6

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette 5

Sonia Kashuk Classic Palette 7

Overall, I think it’s a nice palette for quick looks or for those who aren’t experienced with makeup and desire an all in one palette. It makes a rather nice gift as well or just to purchase to keep in your desk draw when you need to quickly do up makeup for an evening out, etc…..

Sonia Kashuk Palette2

Sonia Kashuk Palette1

Ok, but not great by any means.

Anyone haul?

Do share your review!

Available now from Target.

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  • NuNu

    I agree with you on the ‘it looks cheap’ point. It reminds me of…those ‘Made in China’ makeup palettes that we played with as children, if you know what I mean? Like it comes with brushes, eyeshadow and lip colours etc.
    About the only thing that looks good is the blush, it does give you a very nice rosy glow 🙂

  • Elaina

    Hey Muse!

    Which eyeliner (or gel??) are you wearing in your photos?? It looks fab on you!!!

    Happy New Year!!

    • the Muse

      oh wow thanks elaina it’s the liner in the palette. It’s a powder black pictured near the blush, not wet, dry 😀

      Happy New year!

  • Janice

    I think this look is gorgeous on you! Especially the eye makeup. This review prompted me to buy the Sonia Kashuk “Four Your Eyes Only” quad, which I think has the same eyeshadows as the set you reviewed.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks janice you’re too kind 😀 *hugs* I don’t think I checked out the four your eyes only, sounds interesting!