Neutrogena Essential Eye Palette x Kerry Washington & Essential Cheek Palette have been revealed and are now available at Ulta.com. As you may already know Kerry Washington has been Neutrogena’s brand ambassador and face but this is the first time she has released a collection in collaboration with the brand.
Come to think about it I don’t think any of Neutrogena’s brand ambassadors have ever had their own collection so this is a first. At the moment the makeup world is finally realizing that foundation and concealer shades are not one size fits all and many, many brands have taken the initiative to expend their color selections. I was thinking since Neutrogena doesn’t exactly have a selection of shades to suit woman of color that maybe Kerry’s Collection would be geared towards a tan or darker skin tone. Sadly, this doesn’t appear the case.
I’m not expert on darker skin tones but the Neutrogena Essential Cheek Palette x Kerry Washington ($9.99) appears more suitable for a lighter skin tone. If you look quick enough it seems to have the exact same shades that have appeared in the It Cosmetics Radiance Palette or even the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette (both seen below). I wouldn’t call a paler pink an ideal shade for darker skin tone.
But we have to wait and see what this palette looks like up close and personal as promo images are sometimes grossly inaccurate.
The Neutrogena Essential Eye Palette x Kerry Washington ($12.99) is the second item in this launch and was curated by Kerry. The palette contains some softer beige nudes that again look like they would be most suitable on a lighter skin tone. I have hopes they’ll do some sort of video or promotional image with Kerry wearing these shades as they just don’t look like they would be suitable for her. There are five shades here which are called:
I should stress yet again that perhaps the promo images are off. I sure hope that is the case because both palettes just don’t appear all that flattering or ideal for anyone but the lightest of skin tones.
I’m surprised there isn’t more buzz about this at the moment! I guess we’ll have to wait and see how the beauty world reacts to the Neutrogena Essential Eye Palette x Kerry Washington & Essential Cheek Palette.
What do you think of the collection?
Available now at ulta.com.