Annabelle Smokey Nudes Palette Review and Fotd

By Sunday, September 13, 2015 , , , , , , , , ,

 I little while ago I was sent Annabelle's new Smokey Nudes Palette, which I instantly fell in love with.

I decided to do a look using it, which then of course escalated into an entire one brand look. Which is great since I love to pull out all my Annabelle goodies and create a look.
So first the look, I used the below:

  • Smokey Nudes Palette
  • CC instant Perfecting Base in Natural Finish 
  • Skin True Natural Lightweight Foundation in Natural Ivory
  • CC Pressed Powder in Light/Medium (well loved as you can see by the amount I have hit pan on it)
  • Twist Up in Breeze
  • Blush in #44 Fawn Rose
  • Brow Show Pencil in Light 
  • Big Show Mascara in Black (not shown in photo)
  • Smokey Nudes Palette
There isn't much to say about my look. I used the CC base as a primer on both my face and eye area. Overall it is a light look with just the right amount of nude shadows for the day. I also am loving the new Brow Show pencil,  which I will talk about in another post (but man am I loving it).
I can't really say what I did with the palette since I winged it so much. pretty much the nude shade all over, some gold shade in the inner and browns on the rest. I also defined my crease a bit and used the darkest two shades to line my upper and lower lids.
On to the review part.

I really liked this palette. The colours are pretty darn creamy and blend really well.  I found the first shade (the matte one) a tad bit had to swatch, but applied really well on my lids. In fact I think the first 4 shades, didn't swatch well at all, but were unexpectedly amazing on my skin. The gold might be my favourite. I think they didn't swatch so well because they are similar to my skin tone.
 I like the range of gold, bronze, brown and even black in the palette, as well as warm and cool tones making it quite versatile.
 The only negative thing I can say is that I wish the black didn't have sparkles in it and was a true matte. But even that is a minor thing not to like.

  • Inexpensive - retails for $12.95
  • Easy to find - It is sold at mass retailers 
  • Great colours - great selection in it for all skin tones
  • Creamy Shadows that blend well -isn't that we are all looking for?
  • Sleek case - the palette is a nice size , which makes it easy to carry or store (smaller then the Maybelline The Nudes and only .02 oz off in size).
  • Not a lot of matte shades 
This is a great nude or smokey palette for just about anyone. With 10 shades it can be quite versatile due to its range in shades and textures.
It blends well and lasts all day with no issues. I really like the darkest two shades for lining.
I really am quite impressed with this one.

*This product was sent to me for review, all opinions are my own.