Despite the quality I have come to expect from NYX, I am actually reviewing this product because it is so bad that I want to save any of you who might waste $7 plus tax on this abomination.
The idea behind the Natural Palette is solid. Neutral palettes are incredibly helpful for anyone who ever needs to hold a grown-up job or who likes their eyes to occasionally be a color that's not neon. The Natural Palette comes with six shades: a demi-matte cream color, a glittery light gold, a light-colored burnt orange with a satin finish, a cool-toned satin taupe, a satin gray-brown, and a satin dark brown.
They also stuck in a relatively worthless applicator, an action that consistently confuses me when performed by any decent-quality makeup company.
The problem with this palette, though, is simple: the pigmentation. The pigmentation is so bad that it borders on ridiculous. The NYX website asserts this palette "lets you go as soft or dramatic as you like." That is a blatant lie, as I can't imagine a single person trying this palette and thinking it has the potential for drama.
To give a sense of how bad it really is: You know how when you get a new palette and you are too impatient to find your brushes, you might just stick your fingertips in the palette to get a sense of it? When writing this post, I did that to the peachy orange color (getting my brushes would require me to stand up!). Literally no color came off on my finger.
|Two swipes of product, no primer.|
This is with good motherfucking brushes, too.
|This is the most color I could POSSIBLY get on my eyes.|
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