Hello there! So recently I was shopping with one of my friends and she was hunting down a eye palette to take on holiday. I don't think she realised how bad a decision it was to take me; as we'd end up spending hours looking at the same types of palettes and eventually decide not to get anything! But this trip I did end up with an exciting find... Enter Technic's Nudes palette!
So I'm a sucker for a cheap palette, I know some of them can be hit and miss and that can be quite disappointing, but it gets me really excited when I find a palette that's both affordable and half decent! I think the only products I have from Technic are nail polishes so when I saw this I was keen to see if they were good quality.
The colours in this palette are great for everyday and it contains colours that can create both a natural look and a smokey look. All shadows contain shimmer and this is nice but I do think that the palette could have been improved with either a matte contour colour or a matte black. This palette comes with highlight shades, all-over-lid colours and contour colours which means a variety of looks can be created just using this palette.
This palette only cost £1.49 and the quality of these for that price are absolutely brilliant! They're not chalky or powdery and the shimmer and colour really comes through on the skin!
|The colours can be seen a lot better than this photo shows!|
No primer was used under the shadows.
Application and blend-ability
The shadows apply with very little fallout and can be easily built up on the eye. They were smooth and the colour came out very well. I used a normal shadow brush to apply these shadows and I found them very easy to apply and only a little product was needed. They were also very easy to blend but as with other shadows, when blended, a little more product was needed to bring back the full colour. Other than this the shadows were great to apply and a breeze to blend!
I wanted to see the true durability of these shadows so I didn't use a primer with them. I can say that these shadows actually stay put on the eye for a good few hours! I have quite oily lids so I do usually have to use a primer but even without one these shadows kept their colour for a long time! After this time though the colour does start to fade a little but the shimmer still stays; I think if I had used a primer that these would have lasted a while longer but for everyday use I think the durability is fine!
I thought it would be a good idea to try to use just this palette to create a look to see if the range was good enough to create a full look with no other products! This is always a useful thing to test as it helps you decide what palettes/shadows you need when travelling. I think I did an OK job and I believe the palette does create a wearable everyday look but I do think that a matte colour needed to be thrown in there just to separate the shimmers!
All in all I think this is a great palette that can be used to create an everyday makeup look. For the price of the palette the pigmentation is great and the colours apply smoothly to the eye! I definitely recommend this palette and I think I may pick up some other shadows from Technic in the future. I've always loved this brand for their nail polishes but now I have another love and I think that their products are both affordable and good quality!
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