Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Review

If you are a fellow beauty junkie, you can relate when I say that sometimes it seems like nothing new has come out. Many times it feels like new product releases are just a way to release an old product in new packaging. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes ($10 each) are the refreshing change I have been craving. They are long-wearing liquid eyeshadows that pack a punch of shiny color.

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette Review

The Tarte Tartelette in Bloom palette is the sequel to the original Tartelette palette with a different assortment of neutral shades plus a few shimmers. The way the palette is arranged, the top row generally consists of grey-toned shades, the middle row yellow-toned shades, and the bottom row pink-toned shades and each row has a shimmery shade that complements the matte shades. You can mix them any way you want but this makes it really easy to pick up and quickly put together a look.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Review

This is the 4th iteration of the Urban Decay Naked Palette which focuses on shades used in smoky eyeshadow looks. The shades are mainly in the neutral family but they vary widely which allows for looks ranging from extremely subtle to highly dramatic.

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Review

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 is the sequel to the original Naked Basics palette. It consists of 5 matte shades and 1 satin shade. These shades are mostly neutral but are supposed to be a bit cooler-toned than those in the original Naked Basics Palette.

Maybelline The Nudes Palette

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

Maybelline The Nudes is a neutral eyeshadow palette that includes a mix of warm/cool shades as well as matte/shimmer finishes. There are a total of 12 eyeshadows, 5 are matte and 7 are shimmer. The color family overall is most similar to Urban Decay’s Original Naked Palette with a large majority of the shades being in the taupe and bronze families.

Maybelline Plum Passion Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quad

Maybelline Plum Passion Plush Silk Eyeshadow Review

Maybelline Plum Passion Plush Silk Eyeshadow came out as part of the Spring 2014 Deep Velvets Collection. It is a limited edition quad with lilac/orchid shades that can be used for a bright yet soft spring eyeshadow look. The formula is supposed to be silky smooth and offer rich color payoff.

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base Review

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base is an eyeshadow primer that is supposed to make eyeshadows look more vibrant and last longer. It also claims to make eyelids look “smoother, more even toned.”

Almay Shadow Softies

Almay Shadow Softies Review and Swatchfest

Here is a general overview and swatches of all 12 shades of the Almay Shadow Softies. Overall, these are fairly sheer but they apply evenly and are easy to blend out. The shimmer shades look great on their own and all the shades work well as eyeshadow bases.