Thursday, 30 April 2015

Becca Ombré Nudes Eye Palette

Becca Ombré Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Normally I reserve my blog space to rave about beauty products that I have loved. My obsessive research and swatching usually pays off, so it is rare that I end up with a product that I don't like. But the Becca Ombré Nudes Eye Palette was a bit of an impulse purchase. Last autumn I had seen that it would be hitting the shelves soon and when I spotted it in store shortly before moving half away across the world, I thought a simple all matte palette from Becca would be a home run! So, into my cart it went and the rest, as they say, is history. 

To clarify: I don't hate the Ombré Nudes Palette. I am just completely indifferent to it. Part of the problem is that I'm currently in a shimmer/satin/glitter eyeshadow phase, so the matte neutrals of this palette simply don't excite me. Part of it is that I don't find the color payoff of this palette to be good at all. It takes a lot of building up the lighter colors before my lids look anything but bare, and the darker shades require a lot of buffing in order to not look patchy. And ain't nobody got time for that.

Swatched in the same order as in the pan (the lightest shade is hard to see as it is close to my skintone)
In all fairness, Becca notes that this palette can be used as more than just an eyeshadow palette—it can be used to fill in the brows, as an eyeliner (although an eyeshadow that can double as an eyeliner is hardly revolutionary), or even as a face contour palette. I haven't ventured to use the palette as anything but eyeshadow yet, so perhaps I will fall in love with using it in another way. 

Until then, however, unless you are dying for a matte neutral brown palette, I think you can safely skip this one. I've heard great things about the TooFaced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette, for example. But if you must, it is available at Sephora for $40.

Have you tried the Becca Ombré Nudes Palette yet? If you do and you love it, is there something I missing? Let me know below and don't forget to head to BloglovinInstagram, and Twitter to follow me!

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