Tmart 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette – Review, Photos & Swatches
This 28 Color Warm Neutral Eyeshadow Palette combines 28 blushers in one palette. Ideal for make-up artists and anyone who wants to experiment with different color without spending a fortune on separate powders. It is a must have for professional make-up artists or beauty queens who love to experiment with their look.
The packaging of this one is very simple and direct. It does not include a mirror or an applicator, which is pretty common in these types of palettes. It’s not the most travel friendly since (1) it’s big (2) it does not include a mirror and finally, the palette’s case is not the sturdiest. However, if you are a newbie, or a makeup enthusiast, then this can definitely work for you. I like the fact that it’s slim and it can it in the tiniest space, and it locks in securely. Most palettes these days doesn’t have the securest of locks. (you know that click you hear when you close your palette, that’s what I’m talking about!).
This palette is composed of 28 warm neutral colors, from light to really dark browns. Using this palette, you can create the subtlest day time look to the sultriest neutral eyeshadow look that you can wear during the night time. Looking at the palette, it may seem that some colors are matte, but upon inspection, all if not most of these eyeshadows have a satin finish. There are others, which have chunky glitters in them but for the most part, this palette is composed mostly of warm-satin neutral shades. Let’s start describing them per row (7 shadows each):
• Entire row is composed majority of pink/flesh tones, best used as a transitional color.
• First two eyeshadows in this row are also best for highlighting
• The plummy shade (7th) is not actually as dark as it would seem in the pan, and not as intense.
• Still in the pink/flesh-tones but a bit more darker than the first row
• First two shades are also best for highlighting
• Shades 3-7 are better used as transitional colors as it may not show up when used alone.
• First & Second color is also good as a highlight color
• Shades 3-7 can either be used for contouring your eyes or for the center of your lid.
• First two colors are also great for highlighting
• Shades 3-7 can give you that sultry effect
• Shade #7 is not that dark compared to what it looks like in the pan. It looks more gray than black.
Majority of these eyeshadows are fairly pigmented. Some are also very buildable and easy to apply/blend. However, I’m afraid, that they won’t show up at all skin types. Further, if you want it to be even more vibrant, then you need the help of an eyeshadow primer. A few of these eyeshadows feel as though they have no pigmentation to offer at all, especially the darker ones (the ones at the last column). They’re quite dusty & flaky, and they barely have any color payoff. I guess that’s one of the main cons about this product.
Applied without a primer underneath
When it comes to formulation/texture, I’m afraid this palette is not exactly the creamiest I have encountered. There are some shades/pans that are really buttery smooth and they glide on like butter as well. But there are some that has the weirdest texture and you’ll know it because it doesn’t give you any color payoff at all. Working with this palette, I’ve also encountered that some shades can be a bit powdery, so you need to tap off the excess from your brush to prevent fallouts. There are some that are a bit chalky too but I don’t find it a big deal.
Like I said, some of these shades are very buildable to your preferred intensity, and they’re also easy to apply as they glide on like butter. Some, aren’t. if you are more into ‘neutral day looks’ and you don’t need the intense, plum/black shades, then you won’t mind it because the browns & the flesh tones will do the job for you. I’d say that this is a nice starter palette for those who want to enter the beauty industry but doesn’t want to invest in something high end like Urban Decay, Lorac Pro, The Balm, etc.
On bare lids, I’m afraid this only lasted me for more than three hours, but with an eyeshadow primer, it lasted me for approximately six hours.
Price | PhP 445.84 • Avalability | Tmart.com
The product/palette doesn’t really smell anything, and if you’ll smell anything, it’s probably the plastic packaging.
This palette contains talc & Parabens – just a heads up to those who are always mindful of their makeups’ ingredients.
Simple, slim packaging
Includes 28 warm neutral shades
Some are fairly pigmented w/ a nice color payoff
Some are easy to apply & blend
Some are very buildable
Wears for approximately six (6) hours with an eyeshadow primer
Not travel friendly
Some are flaky & dusty
Some doesn’t have any color pay off
Some take time to apply & blend
Only lasts for three hours on bare lids
I really like the concept of this palette. It’s a really nice palette for those who are starting out in makeup but doesn’t want to shell-out too much money. The palette gives you a great selection of your neutrals at such an affordable price. However, I still think that this palette more of a hit & miss product. I wish the darker shades in this palette has a better color payoff and that the difference between each shade is more distinguishable/noticeable. The graduation of shades is surely enticing, but when you look at it, you’ll barely see a difference among each shade.
Yes – If you’re a beginner and you’re looking for a good, affordable neutral palette to use while you’re still learning. It’s also a nice palette to buy if you’re a starting makeup artist/enthusiast, and it’s a nice addition to your makeup collection.
No – If you already have a lot of neutral palettes. Let’s admit it. If you love makeup, then you must have a ton of neutral eyeshadows/palettes, because you can never go wrong with them. Unless you’re really looking for these particular shades, then I’d say have at it.
All in all, I still think that this palette is a good buy. Like I said, though this palette is a hit and miss, some eyeshadows did amaze me because they are really buttery and their texture is quite impressive. Despite the cons I’ve encountered with the darker eyeshadows, I don’t really use them as much. So if you’re like me who prefer using lighter shades, then you wont find it a big deal either.
How about you? Do you like neutral eyeshadow palettes like me? Do you like an eyeshadow palette in particular? Let me know!