March 25, 2010

Pretty Spring Palette Alert: NP Set Pretty Presto! Palette Review and Swatches

OMG! Dude! You so need an NP Set Pretty Presto! Palette! Loving it!

Check it after the jump!

Ahhh I’m quivering in excitement with this one. I really like it and so think you need to take a road trip to Target to snag one, it’s too sweet, seriously.

It’s really small, really basic, nothing crazy. It has one blush, two shadows, a mini lip gloss, and a mini mascara. When I say mini, I mean mini. These are really tiny so don’t expect a ton of product when it comes to the mascara and gloss.

The joy of the palette is both the quality, lack of variety, pretty look it creates, and overall cuteness of its size. Mmm yes I said lack of variety. Although I crave uber huge palettes that house all shades of shadow and the kitchen sink, I still find that sometimes a small palette with just enough, reigns supreme. I find it somewhat odd they released it for Spring as the shades remind me more of Fall but no worries, the look you can create is flawless, pretty, natural, and work safe with a slight playful edge.

You get two shades of shadow with the palette which is a shimmering bronze and a chocolate brown. You can use the shades to create a contrasting eye look with or use the deeper chocolate brown to line with, it’s entirely up to you. The shadows have a shimmer finish but apply smooth as butter minus fall out woes. They pack plenty of pigment and flatter my brown eyes in a major way.

Although the shadows are gorgeous I found that the bright coral blush was the star of this show. It quite reminds me of MAC Ripe Peach so if you missed out on Ripe Peach, pick this palette for a great little dupe. Although loud and slightly orange in the palette, it applies peachy and pretty, splashing cheeks with a flirty shade of warm peach.

I didn’t love the gloss in the palette as it’s a rather boring milky nude shade. It has a nice texture and leaves lips shiny but the shade just was faded out and washed up when paired up with the other attractive colors in the palette.

The mascara I was worried would be useless as its ultra tiny and small. Open it up to reveal an equally tiny applicator. Imagine my shock after applying I had a full fringe of quite long lashes. I actually liked the results very much. Funny thing is this little, tiny, baby mascara applied better than most expensive mascaras in my stash, go figure! It’s a tad awkward to use since it’s so small but after a curling lashes and applying it’s well worth it for the finished results.

Overall, NP Set Pretty Presto! was a pleasant surprise for me. I went into this review thinking that it was an uneventful palette and I came out in love. It’s a universal palette that you’ll find yourself reaching for daily as the shades just work well for day to day use plus it has a certain playfulness that still manages to have a natural finish.

Very much a likey!

Muse Approved for purchase!

Available now at Target for $17.

Get one, the Muse thinks you’ll adore!

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    • the Muse

      couldn’t agree more kelsey, sometimes I find larger palettes a little overwhelming!

  • Marina

    NEED this! I love the colors…even though I have similar shadows. I’ve been aching to find a blush like Ripe Peach 🙂

    • the Muse

      gotta agree marina, I prob have a zillion of the same shadow shades but the blush=LOVE 😀 plus I like having it all in one case for traveling anyway!

  • Paloma

    I guess I’m not the only one who hates bland milky lipglosses?!?!!? ugh….I like sparkle, shine and/or pop! Like:

    MAC: pink poodle, steppin out, pink grapefruit
    NYX: Strawberry Milk with a more bright pink color I don’t remember the name of
    I also love love love CO Bigelows Winter Cordials, cuz even though they don’t have any color, they sure do have a lot of sparkle 🙂

    • Paloma

      omg that reminds me, someone should totally get me MAC’s lipstick called New York Apple 🙁 I’d die…

    • the Muse

      mmm big time paloma…kinda uneventful! really can’t do nudes and milky cream types.

      pink poodle=pretties 😀

      I like the Winter Cordials too those were damn good, look forward to next year!


    oh that looks so cute <3 ( I love brown and gold) is this lip gloss sticky ?

    • the Muse

      nope linda, just a thinner consistency than I normally like 😀

  • Heather / Eyeconic

    I WANT THIS! I need to go to Target now, this is too cute. I love the blush.