The Kevyn Aucoin NudePop Pro Eyeshadow Palette was quite an unusual purchase for me because I don't tend to wear cool toned eyeshadows but there was something about this palette that made me want it as soon as I saw it! I hadn't tried any Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadows before this but I knew that the texture of the powder highlighter is beautiful so I assumed that the eyeshadows were a safe bet. I've had a few weeks to play with the palette and want to let you know my thoughts today.
Kevyn Aucoin NudePop Pro Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 eyeshadows and is priced at £46, which isn't cheap but Kevyn Aucoin is a luxury brand. The price point sits in between Too Faced palettes at £39 and Huda Beauty palettes at £56 so it's pretty accurately priced given the quality, especially in comparison to Natasha Denona and Pat McGrath. The case is slim, but sturdy, with a large mirror inside the lid. There isn't a brush with the palette, which I am happy about as I rarely use those brushes anyway. There are five matte shadows, four satins and three metallic shadows - all with the same, beautifully creamy texture that is a dream to work with and despite the word 'pro' in the name, you don't need to be a pro to use these shadows (unlike ABH Subculture, for example).
|Swatches are completely unedited.|
Top row, from left to right:
Creation: White gold with a satin finish.
Surreal: Cool bronze with a satin finish.
Hue: Dusty rose mauve with a matte finish.
Graffiti: A duo chrome shade that varies between a smokey bronze and cool plum metallic.
Middle row, from left to right:
Sculpt: Cool toned plummy-grey with a matte finish.
Sketch: Cool purple toned grey with a matte finish.
Mosaic: Bright copper with a metallic finish.
Design: Very deep purple with a matte finish.
Bottom row, from left to right:
Canvas: Soft peachy toned cream with a matte finish.
Masterpiece: Light rose gold with a metallic finish.
Portrait: Lightly warm champagne with a satin finish.
Mural: Medium plum with a satin finish.
Every eyeshadow in the palette is pigmented, creamy in texture and long-lasting on the lid. They can also be used with a damp brush for increased intensity but I personally don't think it's necessary. I love that the shadows don't all blend into one colour, I really like how easy they are to work with and that they last a good 9/10 hours without fading or creasing. I am quite enjoying creating cool toned looks for a change! This really is a dreamy palette and I can see why it's sold out almost everywhere, but if you want it, you may find it in your local Space NK. Edited to add that this palette is now available on Cult Beauty.
Did you buy this palette? Do you prefer warm or cool tones? I would love to hear!
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