The first one I want to share with you is from The Runway Collection, the 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Jazz Night.
The colours are a combination of blues, mauves, purple with browns and greys for contouring.
The top row is a matte black, a satin royal blue, a shimmer silver grey, a frosted yellow that looks more beige on my skin, and a satin mauve/purple.
The bottom row sports glitter silver white, an olive brown with gold flecks, a matte deep purple with purple flecks, a satin chocolate brown and a frosted lilac mauve.
|NC30 skin in natural light|
I find the matte colours slightly harder to apply/blend than the frosted ones. The frosted/metallic varieties are buttery soft, highly pigmented, effortless to work with and you can more easily get colours true to pan. You can make the matte colours work for you too, just that it take a bit more effort as the brush doesn't pick up the colour well and a sponge applicator, I find, do a better job.
There was a bit more fallout for the matte colours whilst the frosted ones held up pretty well.
Staying power wise, without primer on a mild summer day, they lasted on me for under 2 hours, so definitely needs touch up if you wanted a polished look during the afternoon.
|N30 skin in indoor white light|
I love the colour in this palette, it can be toned down by using the lighter shades for a light mauvy/grey look or dramatised by adding more darker colours for sultry looks. The royal blue just adds more variety to the looks that can be achieved with this palette alone.
RRP US$8 at Cherry Culture. They are currently having a 20% holiday sale till the 20th December.