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Eyeshadow Palette Swatch Round-Up: July 2018

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I posted this on my instagram account a few days ago, but I thought it would also be useful to make an actual blog post for posterity. Earlier this week I went to Sephora because that’s what I do when I’m bored, and I took the opportunity to swatch some of the eyeshadow palettes I hadn’t tried yet. Everyone loves swatches, so here they are! I’ve added some thoughts too, but please note I didn’t actually wear any of these, so definitely don’t count this as a full review. I swatched everything with disposable applicators, fyi.

Narsissist Wanted Swatches

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

The colors looked a lot less red in real life, which is a point in the palette’s favor (imo). Unfortunately the shimmer shades seemed really gritty with a lot of fallout, and the mattes were only so-so. I gave this one a hard pass.

NARS NARSissist Wanted ($59)

 

Pat McGrath Labs Bronze Ambition Swatches

Pat McGrathMTHRSHP Bronze Ambition Swatches

I was surprised to see this in my local store, since they don’t carry the full Pat McGrath lineup. This was hanging out there on an endcap though, so I was glad to see it in person. The formula is just as lovely as the Platinum Bronze palette (reviewed here) but I didn’t buy it because I already have a LOT of neutral shadows in my collection. I’m not completely ruling it out though because Pat McGrath has one of the best eyeshadow formulas out there.

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Bronze Ambition ($55)

 

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Swatches

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Swatches

Another brand that I don’t typically see around here, hanging out on the same endcap display. A few of the colors looked quite different on the skin than in the pan, and the texture definitely isn’t the smoothest. Still, it’s a really interesting color collection if you’re into brights & metallics.

Kevyn Aucoin Electropop ($57)

 

Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Swatches

Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Swatches

The new Moroccan Spice palette caught my eye online because of the gorgeous purple & pink case, so I made a beeline for it in the store. The textures are all really nice and I feel like you could make a LOT of different looks out of this palette. I didn’t buy it while I was at the store, but I did end up ordering it online a few days later.

Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice ($59)

 

How do you feel about these palettes, yay or nay? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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