You know those dozens of little quads and duos from the drug store that you have just hanging out in a drawer, because your palettes get all your attention? Well, I have started to hate that. So, I decided to start doing looks with them for all of you, so I can decided which ones I love, hate, etc. I want to mention that this series will not contain any of the popular Maybelline or Cover Girl ones, because they are not cruelty free. I really wish they were though because I am hard core starting to miss those brands. With that intro out of the way, let’s begin.
I am sure you have heard of the Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral all matte palette about a million times. After using that for a while, I decided I really didn’t like it. I mean the ELF Mad About Matte palette is like half the price and so much better. But, I still have a ton of Sonia Kashuk palettes sitting around, we are going to discuss the Perfectly Neutral 6 pan palette.
You can purchase it for $14.29 at Target. Does anyone else think that $14.29 is an incredibly random price?
First and foremost I think it is important to mention that not one shade in this palette is 100% matte. Even the two brown shades that look like they could be matte have some shimmer in them.
The formula of the shadows is extremely buttery. They actually remind me a ton of the Lorac shadows, even down to the powderiness. The shades, are very pigmented, aside from the two semi-matte ones, I felt that those took longer to build up. Which isn’t really that bad, I use these mainly for the crease and would prefer to be able to build my crease shades rather then starting off with a brush loaded with product anyway.
- I primed my eyes with the Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus ye primer.
- I took the 1st shade in the 2nd row in to my crease to use as a transition.
- I took the 2nd shade in the 2nd row and put it in the middle of my lid.
- After that I took the shade under it and put it on my outer lid.
- Then I took the 2nd shade in the 1st row and put it on the 1st third of my eye.
- To deepen it all I took the 1st shade in the last row and buffed it in to my crease and under my lower lash line.
- To highlight my inner corner and brow bone I used the 1st shade in the little palette.
- I did a small wing with my Too Faced Liner marker.
- I decided to try out the Max Factor mascara because I was getting questions about it after it was sent to me. I do not like it. The formula is too wet for me, and the wand has a lack of bristles that does nothing for my lashes. I ended up going over it with my Pacifica Dream Big mascara.
There is my eye look with my makeup all finished!
Other Products Used:
- Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Concealer
- Too Faced Primed and Poreless setting powder
- ELF Contour Kit
- Becca Highlighter “opal” (Pressed)
- Glossier Rose Balm Dot Com
Who needs this?:
If you have a ton of palettes, I would pass on this. It is just a ton of super simple shades. But, it is really nice quality and looks beautiful on the eyes. If you do not have a lot of makeup and have a matte palette, but just want some basic shimmers, I think this would be a fantastic little palette to pick up. I think I am going to start using it to travel, sense it is small and can create a beautiful natural OR dramatic look!
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2 thoughts on “Perfectly Neutral| Sonia Kashuk”
Great post! I have a bunch of the NYX Love in Florence (I think that’s what they were called) five shadow sets. I may have to dig them out and give them a try again!
I love NYX shadows! Let me know how it goes!