Most women buy a lipstick when they need a treat or pick-me-up but I’m all about eyes. I love eyeshadows in any form and when I can find a great palette with colors that I can use then I’ve got a little piece of heaven on my vanity. Hard Candy has surprised me many times with their uber affordable products and when they sent the SMOKEY EYES Eyeshadow Palette they had me at “hello”.
This $8 tin is incredible. First it’s sturdy as all get out. Second it’s eight, ocho, huit, otto, acht, $$$$$$$$. Third and most important is that the colors are great and this blends beautifully!
The tin has everything you need with 9 shadows, a guide to use, a mini eyeshadow primer, a mirror, a sponge tip applicator and a tiny black eyeliner pencil.
Even though the palette is labelled Day, Drama and Evening those are guidelines, not rules. I use them in different combinations and any time of day or night.
The top row DAY are cool neutrals and are my favorite colors to wear. Inhale is a champagne neutral base or lid shade, Ignite is a beautiful not too dark bronze and Torched is a deep dark brown that is great for the crease or to line with.
The middle row is aptly named DRAMA. These are shades in the gray family. Exhale is a not stark white with some luminescence, Ash is a light charcoal, and Charred is a deep charcoal.
The bottom row, EVENING, will bring on the purple. Fume is a silvery shade, Smoked is a midtone purple without any red to it, and On Fire is a deep blued purple.
There’s a small book inside that shows looks you can create with this.
Now for the very bad news. This is no longer available online but that doesn’t mean it’s not available. Get yourself to a Walmart like I plan to do and hope that your store has either the Natural Eyes, Sassy Eyes or Smokey Eyes available. I was there tonight and they had all three palettes available though I cleaned them out of the Natural Eyes when I bought that one! You won’t regret the trip or the way these shadows apply and blend. It’s a winner so hurry. — Marcia
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