The It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Celebration Palette is one of the latest matte palettes I have been trying out. In fact, I was going to cover it last week next to the Tartelette and the Becca Ombre Nudes and it just didn’t happen. We all got those nasty colds that make you tired, achey, and crabby, I was covered in my kids’ snot all weekend, and never got myself prepped for this week of blogging. I just this afternoon had the chance to sit down and take some pictures of what this looked like on my eyes.

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First of all, the packaging of the palette is awesome. Holographic, yo. It would have made more sense if there were shimmering shades within, considering how shiny it is on the outside. The front is a lip that opens to reveal the inside of the palette. Also, this is limited edition.

it cosmetics naturally pretty celebration palette 2The shades here are really lovely. There is so much done right here. We have several matte shades that bled into my skin almost seamlessly- Snow Angel, Champagne, Cozy, and Warm Wishes all have different undertones- cool, warm, grayish, pinkish, etc. but all make an allover lid shade for me. Sugar Plum is purple, Starry Night is a navy, Coal is black.

What I love best about this palette though is the great mid tone neutrals and dark browns. Hot Cocoa is a gorgeous deep brown, while Spice is a slightly lighter dark brown. Miracle, Wonderland, Gingerbread, Toasty, and Spice are all different mid tones of brown/gray/mauve that I adore. I have had lots of fun mixing and matching these shades. With the Tartelette palette we had lots of matte browns and purples, the Ombre Nudes was all browns, but this palette brings everything together in one palette.

it cosmetics naturally pretty celebration palette 3Also- I should mention the Transforming Ombre Radiance Ribbon. I love that you get a nude champagne and a gold shade here. These can be applied over top of the matte shadow to make it a pearl finish, or you can wear it on its own. I love that you can also use the champagne as a highlight too. The texture of all of these shadows is soooo buttery. I love that. I can put a brush in these and it kicks up a lot of powder, but not more than I am able to use. The formula is rather sheer, but a couple layers will build up the color to something I like. I was expecting more pigment at first out of this palette, but I didn’t mind the sheerer shades. I think they built up intensity nicely, and it wasn’t sheer for lack of quality. They are still buttery smooth and didn’t make my lids crepey so that was awesome.

naturally pretty celebration paletteThis palette is totally worth checking out and I am really enjoying it! I wish it was a permanent line item, but It Cosmetics is good about bringing out more palettes all the time for the seasons, so I’m sure there will be another down the line.  

What do you think about this palette? Would you spring for it?


16 Comments on It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Celebration Palette

  1. Never Say Die Beauty
    January 14, 2015 at 9:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I have last year’s Naturally Pretty Matte Palette and I still love it. Fortunately, I have held strong and not purchased this beauty because the shades look close enough to the one I own. But if someone gifted it to me, I would be thrilled.

    • justina
      January 14, 2015 at 10:40 pm (3 years ago)

      I feel the same way lately about matte palettes. LOVE them, but I’m overwhelmed with them now. I think I am going to switch to shimmer soon.

  2. Kath Thefabzilla
    January 14, 2015 at 10:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Nice neutral palette but I’m skipping just because I have so many under-used neutral e/s right now.

    • justina
      January 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Do you have a favorite neutral palette?

  3. Phyrra
    January 14, 2015 at 11:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the ombre ribbon!

  4. Nidia - Lit From Within
    January 15, 2015 at 2:48 am (3 years ago)

    I love the original one. I wanted this one, too, but it just looks so similar that I passed. I have loved everything I’ve tried from It Cosmetics, though.

  5. Eugenia
    January 15, 2015 at 7:09 am (3 years ago)

    I really like this palette and all the colors it has!

  6. Kim
    January 15, 2015 at 8:44 am (3 years ago)

    This is a very pretty palette.

  7. carleen
    January 15, 2015 at 8:56 am (3 years ago)

    I have this palette and the one before it. I love both, although yeah, the shades are a bit sheer.

  8. Honeygirlk
    January 15, 2015 at 4:41 pm (3 years ago)

    this is a really pretty palette. I need to try something from IT.

  9. Cosmetics Aficionado
    January 15, 2015 at 7:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I wish I could swatch this in person to see if the colors work with my skin tone, because WANT!

  10. Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    January 25, 2015 at 12:10 am (3 years ago)

    I have last years palette so don’t know if I need this one.

  11. Sheila
    January 25, 2015 at 1:43 am (3 years ago)

    This is a beautiful set.


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