I had noticed on a lot of Irish Social Media sites that Penney’s (Primark) were issuing a new range called “Nudes”. I was curious so when I was in Penney’s in Galway last week I picked up a few bits. The first item I am going to review is the eyeshadow palette.
It cost’s €10.00 for 28 Shades. 14 Shimmer 14 Mattes (some kind of satin finish, especially in the darker shades)
On Swatching them, I noticed that the mattes were quite powdery but soft & creamy to the touch. The shimmers were for the most part also quite buttery but there were one or two that were a tiny bit rough & scratchy. In particular , 2nd row down , 3rd colour in.
Both Mattes & shimmers seemed to be quite pigmented but of course the real test is on the eye’s.
After Swatching you can see that a lot of the mattes in particular have quite a bit of kick up.
I also noticed that the packaging on the base in bewteen shadows have quite a lot of cracks which is worrying – I don’t think I’d be travelling anywhere with it.
I’m still trying to master the art form that is the close up eye look – I haven’t quite succeeded here but I shall persevere!
I applied about seven different colours to create this look. Some blended OK, others proved a bit harder and needed a bit of elbow grease to get them to work. SOme colours got lost in the blend & had to be reapplied.
They are very pigmented – the darker ones nearly too much so, you need to really tap of your brush and go in with a light hand.
Both Matte & shimmers were actually very powdery & I had a lot of fall out. Really recommend doing your eyes first with this one as it’ll ruin your foundation.
I used an Essence eye shadow primer but no glitter glue or anything like that.
To my surprise when I went in for a close look at the six hour mark I was actually liking the look even more. It’s like when the products had sat for a while & mixed with my natural oils they just seemed to come alive – I’ve experienced this before with other Penney’s (Primark) Palettes.
There was no creasing – again shocking to me nor did it loose any intensity of colour.
My eyes can be prone to irration & weeping but I had none of that with this palette & I did use it right against bottom & top lash lines.
This is what the palette looked like After using, you can see what I mean about the powder. Then again I’m a brush swirler, maybe if you’re more of a dabber you’d be fine 🙂
Overall I’m happy enough with the palette especially for the price.
Have you tried any of the range? Do you think they are worth it for the price? I think they’d be great for someone with a limited range & budget cause they is a load of different looks you can create, especially for day to day wear.