This time last year, I rarely ever wore eyeshadow, it just wasn’t my thing, but since then my love for nude and smokey colours has grown excessively and I can’t get enough of beautiful palettes. As with everything, matte shades are my all time favourite, so when I heard that MUA had bought out a palette made solely from matte shades, I knew it was something I had to pick up.
After many spontaneous trips to Superdrug and it always being sold out, I finally managed to snap up the last one up in the Reading store and coo’d over the colours for quite a while. If I had asked someone to create a lower budget eyeshadow palette for me, this is what it would look like, it’s absolutely perfect and I am in love.
The packing states;
“Create a variety of looks, from subtle & natural to smokey & glam, with the ultimate matte eyeshadow palette. Mix and blent the 10 irresistible velvet shades of warm and cool tones, for a cashmere-soft finish”
All 10 of the shades are extremely pigmented, give a smooth application and are really easy to blend.
The first 5 shades in the palette – Unwrap, Butter, Bare, Taffeta & Fade are all really light colours and couldn’t really be swatched very well on me unfortunately. Unwrap is the perfect shade for highlighting under your brow bone, or using for the corners of your eyes. Fade is a beautiful colour and I use it mainly for my crease when I’m using more of the subtle colours in this palette.
The last 5 shades in the palette are my absolute favourites, I much prefer smokier, darker shades, and the ones that come in this palette are absolutely fab – Penny, Chino, Truffle, Fog & Smoke.
I was hoping that Smoke would be more of a black shade, as this is what it looked like in the pan from a distance, however once applied it’s more of a deep navy, with blue undertone.
Fade, Penny, Chino & Truffle are the shades I will most likely be using the most from this palette, with their sultry looking smokey shades, it’s perfect to create an evening or still a more muted day time look.
Once teamed with a primer, all of these shades stay put all day, giving a beautiful beautiful look that doesn’t budge. I have said it before but I absolute love MUA’s eyeshadow palettes – they are so cheap yet deliver such great quality, and Ever After is no exception. For £4 you absolutely cannot go wrong with this – and I would urge anyone to pick it up, whether you are a beginner in makeup or simply looking for some new shades to try. If you fancy getting your hands on this, you can do by following this link
Do you own any MUA palettes? If so, what’s your favourite?