Well, they've pulled me in again.
I'd been debating whether or not to get this item since UD posted photos of this upcoming palette on twitter a few weeks ago. While perusing Sephora's website last week, I started looking at it more closely. It'd already been sold out a few times - clearly I was not the only one interested! So when it came back in stock, I had one of those hold your breath and press purchase moments, and it finally made its way to me yesterday.
The Naked Palette
This thing comes with 12 neutral colors, a double-ended eyeliner, and a mini primer potion. Unlike the Alice palette, there are a few shadows that are truly matte to help balance out the shimmer of the others. And, just like last time, a price breakdown was what helped me decide to purchase.
There is 0.05 oz of each shadow - the same amount that you'll get in a full-sized single from them. If you divide the $44 price tag among the shadows alone (i.e. leaving out the liners and mini primer potion), that comes out to $3.67 per shade - a huge savings from the $17 a single will cost you.
Now enough with the economics - onto the pretty pictures.
Here's a look at the overall product.
And all the colors are truly gorgeous on. If you want to see a lot more up-close photos and very accurate swatches, check out temptalia's post on it.
The only worry that I have is the packaging... The material on the outside is very soft and velvety; and, while that's extremely pretty and lush feeling now, I'm worried that once I start using it a lot, shadows may transfer from my fingers onto the material and make it look messy. We'll see! Hopefully it won't be difficult to clean well if it does happen.
As I'm writing this, Sephora is out of stock of this again. But, I'm pretty sure that this is a permanent item, so you won't have to break your neck (or spend crazy prices) hunting it down.
And a couple of other things I picked up.
Stila's The It Girl palette.
From the left: lamè, chloe, and kitten.
and the swatches
This little palette was $10 - a good deal for Stila shadow, and its especially good if you've wanted to try out Kitten but don't want to plop down the $18 for the single.
I'm not very fond of lamè because it goes on a bit splotchy and would require some building up to get good coverage, but the other 2 are very nice shades and good quality.
Living Proof's No Frizz Straight Making Styling System
This is a relatively new line that says it will both prevent frizz and help your hair repel dirt so you won't have to wash it as often.
The items in this line are a bit pricey, so I chose a set that came with 3 travel-sized products. It comes with a shampoo, conditioner, and a leave-in spray. If it works, though, I'll probably talk myself into buying the full-sized bottles.
I'll do a post on here on the products' performance after I finish the set.
And a closing question: Have you ever noticed how quickly a bill at Sephora adds up? Geez.