Yes, you read that right — all matte! — which is a big jump for me because, as you guys probably know about me by now, I live for the GLOW. I like my eyeshadows sparkly, my blush shimmery and my lips glossy.
I really how it turned out! I’m surprised! I think it’s a classic makeup look. I certainly won’t be abandoning my hoard of glowy things, but I can incorporate more matte finishes into my makeup routine. I think this makeup would be very appropriate for a job interview or for some kind of professional pictures. I remember a while back that Marcella emailed Karen and all of us interns asking for advice on makeup for a job interview, and if I’d known about this Buxom palette then, I definitely would have recommended it!
The shadows are very soft and easy to blend. Plus, the colors aren’t too warm or cool, so they’re super versatile.
And here are some swatches of the palette:
I think this palette, by the way, is a classic. The powders are highly pigmented, but the colors aren’t extremely saturated. This is the kipalette you want when you need to blend out other bolder shades, or when you want a very understated makeup look.
Sure, these eyeshadows don’t get my pulse racing at a quick glance, but it’s always nice to have neutral matte shades on hand for blending out bolder colors. I also like that this palette comes with a tiny double-ended brush.
To be honest, most of the time I completely ignore the brushes that come with eyeshadow palettes, but I actually like this one. It is small, but it works! The pencil shape is good for smudging color along the lower lash line, like I did in this look.
Here’s a comparison of the double-ended brush that comes with the eyeshadow palette and a MAC pencil brush:
And here’s the deets on the rest of my makeup:
Dior Beauty Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Serum Foundation SPF 20 in Shade 040 // Dior Beauty Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in 45 // Zoeva Luxe Color Blush in Burning Up // Urban Decay Matte Lipstick in 1993 // Glossier Boy Brow in Black // Dior Beauty Diorshow Lash-Extension Effect Volume Mascara in 088 Pro Anthracite (also mentioned in this post).
What about you? Do you prefer matte or glow? Or are you an equal opportunity makeup lover who likes a bit of both?