I found this on display at my local Shoppers for $20.99. Naturally I grabbed it immediately! I’m still looking for my perfect travel palette and, despite not liking the last travel palette I grabbed by NYX, I still wanted to try this one! I have heard great things about the shadows in this palette.
I picked up the shade Wanderlust. It contains 6 shadows, 1 highlight, 1 blush and 1 bronzer/contour. All are contained in 1 sleek, hard plastic case. There is no brush but that’s ok with me. It is missing a mirror which is a huge drawback if you actually intend on travelling with this palette!
I chose this shade over the other option (couldn’t find the name of the other palette) because the shade selection was very typically me. I do intend on doing some travelling this summer and I don’t want to bring tons of makeup so I really was in the market for a travel palette. The 6 eyeshadow shades are neutral, wearable and have 2 matte-ish shades and 4 shimmery shades. I found the pigmentation to be excellent. They were all soft and smooth but they did kick up a little product. The gold shade was a little less pigmented than I would have hoped as well. Still, I managed to get great looks from these eyeshadows! I really enjoy them 🙂
The highlight, blush and bronzer/contour are in long narrow pans. This makes dipping a big fluffy brush in them a little awkward. The highlight is a beautiful champagne shimmer, the blush is orangey-coral shade that leans more matte while the bronzer is fully matte and a warmer brown. They are all quite pigmented and smooth. The highlight is a little more subtle on the cheeks than expected but I’m ok with that. If you’re in to super intense highlights – you won’t find that here! Over all it’s a very wearable selection but each of them on their own just didn’t do it for me. I ended up treating them a bit like a shimmer brick and just mixing them all together and using them as one glowy blush. I actually quite liked using it that way!
Even though I’m not exactly using the face products as directed… I’m still really enjoying this palette! I think it’s well worth the $20. I totally intend on taking it with me for my travels this summer. As an added bonus it’s also a really nice all-in-1 palette for the busy person! It’s so simple and straight forward that you can just grab it and whip up a look super quick. The quality is there so you can also be sure that the shadows and cheeks products will stay put all day long!
My only regret is not buying the other palette in this series!