Today is national Tweed Day… what better day to channel my inner Cher and bring out a cute matching set in the fabric of the day.
Hey peeps… long time no speak, I must first apologize for falling of the face of the digital earth (insert lengthy speech and apology here). While I do have a valid reason for my blogging departure I will save it for my video coming later. This post is to help you get through the current state of limbo we are all occupying while under quarantine.
Pantone picked 2020’s color of the year and it is Classic Blue. Nothing beats the color blue… back when I first started delving into the world of makeup blue eye shadow was alwa yh s my favorite, I loved the blodbess it symbolized and how it could make an impact on its own with out any added pizzazz. Which is why I had to go back to my old love when it came to kicking off a nee additon to my blog called Makeup Mondays 🙂
Happy New Year!
I’m sitting here thinking about all the things I want to accomplish this season all the ideas I’m brimming with and all the fun stuff I want to do. The family I would like to see and the food that I want to eat… (if you haven’t looked at my food insta stories you are missing out on experiencing on some really cool meals)… Weirdly Enough even though I am very excited for the fall I’m still grasping on to the last bits of summer basking in the Sun and feeling it’s glow.
So as you know I have been on a palette hiatus because nine times out of ten I can’t make half of the shades work for me… Wait a minute I have to start this post the only way that can be remotely appropriate…
Jackie, Jackie, Jackie, Jackie…Jackie Jackie…. if you don’t already know that intro do better. #imjudgingyou.
As I was previously saying finding a palette that I can do a complete eye look with is a rarity for me unless I am creating a single pan palette and picking the exact shades I want inside it. It is often that four or five shades interest me and look good on my skin and the other shades are super ashy or look like chalk. It is that reason that when I saw this collaboration happening with ABH I knew I had to jump on it. Not only is this the type of palette that you can make everyday wearable looks with but you can also kick it up a notch with the fun shades and duo-chromes included. It is essentially the perfect travel palette and will permanently have a place on my vanity.
I mean when you hear someone say that the shades they created were specifically formulated for deeper skin tones, highly saturated so they show up on the richest of ebony splendors (if you get that reference then 10 points to Gryffindor), and also look amazing on the fairest of skin you can’t help but buy it. But I’ll stop gushing now and get into what we all want to hear about which is an actual review.
The packaging feels very luxe, the kind of material you would expect on an expensive purse. It makes it so that any dirt or debris would easily wipe off, a much welcomed change from the standard velour packaging of other ABH Palettes.
The shades apply beautifully to the eye and blend seamlessly. The shimmers are creamy and there is minimal to no fallout with most of the shades. The matte shades are not for the faint of heart as they are very pigmented! The matte deep drown is a dream come true for every girl who is afraid of blacks. It provides the impact that the black would have without the harshness.
Overall this palette not only meets expectations but exceeds them! I would 10/10 recommend this to anyone looking for a do-it-all palette.
Have you purchased it yet? If so, what are your thoughts?