February 15, 2017

Covergirl Jewels TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

Covergirl Jewels TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette ($12.99) is a new, permanent jewel-toned eyeshadow palette that launched for Spring 2017 and will be added to the permanent selection of Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes.

The Covergirl Trunaked Eyeshadow Palettes launched for Spring 2016 and includes a range of other Trunaked offerings such as Covergirl TruBlend Blush. They aren’t for everyone but I absolutely loved the original eyeshadow palettes. They quite remind me of Japanese eyeshadow palettes like KATE Crystallise Quartz Eyeshadow, KATE Jewelry Mode Eyes, Visee Eyeshadow Palettes, or even the Too Faced Back to Sexy Eyeshadow Palette that launched a few year’s ago.

This is one of the “daring” shade selections in the Trunaked Palette range as the other shades available are either nudes, golds, or rose shades which are a little more tamer. This particular palette contains some pretty jewels like blue and purple. There are four get the look guides located in the back of the palette that were created by Pat Mcgrath.

The palette comes housed in a slim-like plastic compact that has a dual-sided sponge applicator for application and the shades include:

  • Sunstone
  • Onyx
  • Pearl
  • Gold
  • Quartz
  • Sapphire
  • Green Amber
  • Amethyst

These are great shadows but not everyone will love them. If you already love Japanese eyeshadows you’ll be right at home with them. They have a soft, creamy texture that’s quite like the Maybelline Eye Studio Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quads from years ago. The hybrid formula feels part powder, part cream, with a soft, silky consistency. The buttery, silky formula blends easily on my lids with a soft sparkle finish. I always recommend using a sponge tipped eyeshadow applicator for application as it makes it easier to pack color onto your lid as a regular brush sometimes makes it difficult to pick color up and blend it out.

I was happy that Covergirl extended the shade selections of the Trunaked Eyeshadow Palettes. I hope they do so with more shades in the future as I’m quite a fan of these palettes and think they are well worth checking out if you enjoy Japanese style eyeshadow palettes.

Covergirl Jewels TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Ulta.com or amazon.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • yelena

    wow I love love love this eyeshadow look on you! like a smokey sexy shimmery look that is wearable! i love smokey looks but when i try to do them, i end up looking like i have a black eye lol. care to share how u did this look and what brushes you used? i have a zillion brushes and never know which ones to use for what purpose. my poor palettes rarely get used…except for the peach palette and the pb&j palette which i’m currently in love with

    • Isabella Muse

      oh wow thanks. I Used a bit of the gold and the blue at the outer corner. I use a sponge applicator to apply the gold all over my lid and a blending brush at the outer crease/lid area to blend out the blue.

  • Miss D

    So I was at Ulta the other day, and was looking through one of their “clearance” bins on a shelf. I saw a CoverGirl lip balm and decided to get it (I haven’t purchased anything from CoverGirl in so long). Well, the sale price was $4 and the regular price was $8! For CoverGirl, I just thought that was an astronomical price- kinda like this palette, which I’m sure is nice, but…$13?? I just don’t know (especially when I compare them to all the foreign lines we’re getting, like Catrice). 🙁

    • Isabella Muse

      Yeah, drugstore prices have been increasing the past few years for sure. Good thing for sales!

  • Chris

    I bought the Roses palette when it was first introduced. This palette looks interesting and something to keep in mind for the future. Thanks for the review.

  • Ashley

    I bought the nude palette and have been very happy with it, I compare the quality of these eye shadows to that of lancome’s, with eye primer these have beautiful staying power, and is finally one drugstore product I’m actually impressed with.

    • Isabella Muse

      yay glad to hear it and I agree they do have that soft silkiness of Lancome’s version!

  • Kimmyyy

    I purchased this at Target for $9.99 but ended up returning it. I wasn’t really impressed with the pigmentation, especially on the fun brighter colors, and felt they just kind of blended out. I have the Roses palette and really like it, but this one was just a miss for me. I was really keeping my fingers crossed for that gorgeous purple shade, too! 🙁

  • Silvia

    These colors ara me! Have been screaming at my wild side please bring me home I’ll make your hazel eyes look so pretty! They talk to me at that Target isle just like that. They are $10.99 at my Culver City Target. I love the rose and gold shades even the nudes but have too many of those. I will be getting them for Summer for sure. I think they’ll spice up all the jean shirts I have from Gap in each and every color of the rainbow those loose manly looking ones with some fun earrings or necklace. Can’t wait! These shades are just calling the tropical in me. Great excuse I know. 😉

  • Nikole

    Another late comment Muse, but, I’m glad that you liked this! Another blogger complained about this palette, but she only uses brushes to apply shadows. I use only my fingers to apply shadows, as I am a brush idiot. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and VERY pigmented (and so pretty on my cooler complexion). I’m glad to see that you advise your readers to use sponge applicators (the best substitute for a finger) if it works for a particular formula – it brings out the best!

    • Isabella Muse

      I love these! I think brushes are a bust with it though! The formula is too soft and brushes don’t pick up color well! Sponges are the way to go and good tip on fingers 😀