One of the hardest things to do when you're into make-up is finding the perfect eyeshadow palette that would suit both your budget and your standard. It's quite difficult to stay thrifty when it comes to finding good quality palettes that could match the high-end ones from brands such as Urban Decay, Too Faced, and Tarte just to name a few. Trust me, scavenging through different drugstore brands for a promising eyeshadow palette is not easy.
The Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes come in three different kinds namely Nudes, Goldens and Roses. Since they are still not available here in the Philippines, I had to order Goldens and Roses online from bonmarchepage.com where it retailed for 570 PHP. It took me a while to actually decide on purchasing these products because I wanted to research more on it since the reviews are divided into extremes- satisfied and unsatisfied. There is no in between! I also wasn't able to get my hands on the Nudes version because it wasn't available on the store. Although, I've read that the Nudes one is probably the least favored out of the bunch.
To be honest, I was really looking forward to this review, hoping that I could finally get some good quality eyeshadows without spending so much (a thrift tale indeed). Also, this product claims to be a dupe of the Naked Palettes.
Alright so let's begin! I didn't put any primer or base on my arms for the swatches.
This palette has two matte shades (Creme, Cookie) and the rest are shimmery ones. I used a flat eyeshadow brush in applying the swatches. Since I didn't use any primer or base, I had to put at least three layers for the pigment to show up. First of all, I love the shades in this palette because it has the essential highlight color (Creme/Chiffon), a beautiful gold shimmer (Sunkissed), a copper shimmer (Ginger), and a dark moss green shimmer (Ecru). However, I have noticed that Cookie, Camel and Sierra appeared as warmer shades when swatched compared to how they look like in the pan.
The shimmers were really soft/buttery and were easy to apply, although, Sierra seems a little patchy to me. For the mattes, they also glided on pretty well but I had a little fallout from Cookie since it was kinda chalky. Overall, the color range is great, the formula is really nice for a drugstore palette, and the pigmentation is good with most of the shades here. I would give this a 3.5 out of 5. Here's a video of KathleenLights using this palette to create a look.
This palette has one completely matte shade (Baby), a shade with a slight shimmer on it (Almond), and six shimmery ones. I also used a flat eyeshadow brush in applying the swatches. Again, I didn't use any primer or base so I had to put at least three layers for the pigment to show. I adore these shades, they are all so beautiful! I could say that Almond (super pretty highlight shade), Rosegold, and Copper Rose (gorgeous rosy shade) are my favorites from this palette.
I have the same comments with the Goldens palette but I personally think that the Roses one is better. All of the shades were soft/buttery and easy to apply. They glided on pretty well and I had little to no fallouts. Overall, the color range is great, and again, having not applied any primer or base, the formula and pigmentation is pretty impressive for a drugstore palette. Giving this one a 4 out of 5. Check this video by Thataylaa to see this palette in action.
The packaging doesn't feel that durable at all. It has no mirror and it doesn't label the shades on the front part of the pan so you'd have to look at the back to see the names (common with most drugstore palettes). However, considering the price, I am still actually paying only 570 PHP for a palette with 8 shades! These may not be as good as the high-end palettes (Naked Palettes by Urban Decay to be exact), but I feel like I'm still getting my money's worth. This would definitely be a good buy for beginners and for those who are still not willing to splurge on high-end products which are obviously, much more expensive.
Well, that's about it for this review, tell me what you think!