Hard Candy Light n Night Shadow-Spheres Baked Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2015 Review and Swatches7:22 PM
There is a slight chance that my last post made your wallet and bank account weep. Thanks, Guerlain. But today I have a very budget friendly eyeshadow palette that it is pretty good. It is part of Hard Candy's fall collection, which includes a ton of new products.
This palette has smoky shades mixed with a few neutrals. There are 10 shades total, but only 8 pans. The left side consists of the neutral shades: icy white, light rose gold, light pink, charcoal, and black with silver glitter. The right side houses the smokier, or Night, shades: silver, brown with gold glitter, purple with pink glitter, midnight blue, and a blackened silvery purple.
I have never been a fan of baked eyeshadows for some reason. But this palette has warmed me to them. Overall, they are pretty smooth. There is a rough outer layer on top, but that goes away almost as soon as you use it. A couple of the shades (brown, purple, black) do have a rough texture because they have chunks of glitter. That sounds a little scary, but I don't really notice the glitter on my eye. Every single eyeshadow in this palette is insanely shimmery. A couple might even be borderline metallic. I do experience a good deal of fall out when blending them, but it wipes off without a problem. They are also powdery and make a huge mess of the palette. No matter what I do, I can never make the palette look clean.
Despite being a bit sheer, the pigment is good. The smoky brown and purple shade have the worst color payoff of the bunch, but they can be built up a bit. I am not used to wearing darker smoky shades, so I can appreciate the fact they are a little less pigmented. As you can see, they are intense when it comes to shimmer. I think they might be some of the most shiny eyeshadows I own. I love that, but if you are leary about all of that shimmer, I would skip this palette Otherwise, I would say try it out.
The staying power is okay. I have noticed some minor fading and creasing by the end of the day. Formula wise, that is the only true negative that I have come across. The other is the packaging. I don't think it does a good job of protecting the eyeshadow. The white one is broken half and I am extremely careful with my stuff. Fortunately it still sits in place. The plastic itself is sturdy, and the palette does come with a mirror.