Cathy Doll Nude Me Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Smoky – Review, Photos & Swatches
Hi loves! Sorry for the teensy-break. I know I promised to blog more but I had to take a tiny break. Honestly, my lifestyle is killing me lately. I have no idea how to multi-task or to divide my time. Hahaha. I am now on a new schedule so I pray that this will work better for me and my blog. I’m liking it actually.
Anyhoo, now we proceed to Cathy Doll Nude Me’s #2 Eyeshadow Palette, otherwise known as the Smoky Palette. And yes, it is again quite similar if note a dupe of the Naked 2 palette. But, like I said on my previous post, take the palette for what they really are, not as a dupe or whatever, because they’re beautiful in their own way. Here’s why —
The packaging is very much like the first palette I reviewed earlier. Except that this one comes in a grey, plastic packaging, perhaps to depict the cool-tones that this palette provides as compared to the Nude palette that has warmer tones. It also comes with a dual-ended sponge-tip applicator, which I forgot to mention before.
Just like the first palette, this one also comes with 12 shades, 3 of which are matte, while the others are metallic and shimmery.
The first row consists of mostly warm shades. Two of them are matte, the rest are shimmery/metallic. They’re pretty pigmented and with this row alone, you can actually create a nice daytime look.
The second row, however, consists of cool tones, definitely suitable for your smoky eyeshadow looks. The bottom row only has one matte shade (the black one) while the rest are shimmery/metallic. The shades here have decent pigmentation as well.
If you’re not into warm tones or if you want a combination of both warm and cool tones, then this is definitely the palette for you. You can create subtle to bold smoky eye looks using this palette and the cool tones will help you do that. The palette offers a decent pigmentation and a nice color pay off. The texture, just like the first palette, is not as buttery when it comes to matte shades, but the shimmery shades are definitely soft. They’re also very easy to blend.
Recently, I haven’t been using a primer and just like the first palette, this works and lasts on me even without one. It’s not as vibrant of course, when you use a primer, but it doesn’t crease nor fade as much. It lasted on me for the entire day.
To be quite honest, this is my favorite palette among all three. Just like the Naked palettes that I own, I prefer the second Naked palette. Don’t get me wrong, I still prefer warmer tones, and I love a dark cocoa brown shade and a nice golden shimmery shade. But perhaps, the combination of the warm and cool-tone shades got me using this palette from time to time.
All in all, I really do recommend this palette to all of you. If you like a good combination of warm and cool-toned shades or if you are into doing smoky eye looks. Or if you want a good dupe for Naked 2, or if you just want to compliment your first Cathy Doll Nude Me Eyeshadow Palette. Then this is the one for you. Like the first palette, this is the closest dupe that I have ever found in the market today, BUT don’t buy it because it’s a dupe, buy it because it’s a really great, and affordable eyeshadow palette. Buy it because it’s a STEAL. Yes, for the pigmentation, color payoff, blendability and texture, it’s a STEAL.
How about you?
Have you tried this eyeshadow palette?
Have you tried Cathy Doll products or anything from their Nude Me line?
What are your thoughts?
Do let me know!
Product Name: Cathy Doll Nude Me Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Shade: 02 Smoky
Price: Php 499
Availability: SM Stores, Watson’s, Robinson’s Department Stores & Zalora
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