My go-to palette these days has been the Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection palette. I haven't had the time or energy to put a lot of thought into my makeup, so it's been great to just grab this palette instead of staring at my collection of indie shadows in the morning. 5 months from now, I'll be able to let out a huge sigh of relief as I will be finished with my thesis (Only 5 months?!?! I have so much to do!!!) and will have my bachelor's degree finished. But right now, mindless makeup is the name of the game.
For $36, you receive nine shadows housed in a travel-friendly palette.
The shadows are categorized into three looks: Day, Classic, and Night. I like that they're set up this way because it makes it easier for me to mindlessly create a pretty look. Obviously, you can also mix and match shades from the three categories.
I'm quite impressed by the formula of these shadows- they're smooth and pigmented even without the use of primer. Though I always use primer on my eyes when I wear these, I've swatched them dry, without primer to show you what I'm talking about. The matte shades (particularly Smolder) aren't quite as smooth, but that's matte for you.
No primer, natural light:
Impressed yet? I have more swatches for you either way...
Left to right: (Day colors) Firefly, Cloves, Up in Smoke (still no primer, in natural light)
Left to right: (Classic colors) White Lie, Nice Ash, Smokin Hot
Left to right: (Fashion colors) In a Flash, Smoking Jacket, Smolder
All together now!
I'm definitely glad I have this palette at my side- what do you think?