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.
The 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.
Also- 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.
This 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?