I was walking around the Walgreens beauty section when I noticed something new! Maybelline had a display for their Nudes palette but next to it was something I had never seen, nor heard about. They have released a new 12 pan palette called, The Smokes! I was excited, as usual, and grabbed it up so I could tell you guys all about it!
|Maybelline The Smokes $11.99|
The Nudes palette wasn't my favorite, although it had it's good points. This one is the same way. Some of the colors I LOVE, some aren't that great. Let's get to the swatches!
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This comes with 6 mattes, 4 satins and 2 shimmers. The mattes tend to be a little patchy. They don't blend very well and aren't super pigmented. They also had mico-glitter within them. The satins are better, they are very, very pretty and show up quite a bit more. The shimmers are the winners in this! They are pigmented and just absolutely beautiful! Included with the palette is a standard applicator. For someone who doesn't own any brushes it will definitely come in handy! But, e.l.f. carries some wonderful brushes that range from $1-$3. They are some of my favorites and I recommend then to all beginners!
Overall, I think this palette is just OK. If you are a beginner on a budget, I think this would be a wonderful starter! It does have some wonderful transition colors and some gorgeous lid shades. I do think that some people would get a lot of use out of it! Let me know what you think, if you purchase it!
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