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The palette contain pinks, browns and a white and black thrown in to balance things out.
The first six shades:
Bow: a matte pure white.
Organza: a shimmery warm pink leaning toward berry. It reminds me of a pressed NYX Sunshine.
Ribbon: a matte bright bubblegum pink.
Pamper: a bright matte pink. It leans a little coral.
Gateau: a shimmery midtone pink. It’s a little cooler and frostier than Organza.
The Mail: a matte camel beige. It reminds me of a more neutral Smashbox Nude.
Out of this section, I loved the shimmer shadows the most. The mattes were a little chalky, but I could still work with them. The Mail is especially nice for very conservative looks.
My favorites were Organza and Gateau. I can’t get enough of these! I’m already wearing down the small amount I have.
The second batch:
Gift Basket: a shimmery orange-toned bronzy gold. This is what the offspring of MAC Amber Lights and Urban Decay Smog would look like if those two mated.
Glitz: a shimmery bluish dark gray.
Celebrate: a shimmery dark burgundy.
Boxed: a matte warm dark chocolate. This is like a lighter MAC Brun.
Wrapped Up: a red-toned dark matte purple.
Noir: a basic matte black.
I was very happy with most of these shades. They went on beautifully and smoothly. Noir was somewhat sheer, but I’m grateful for only one dud.
My one complaint (and disappointment) is that these 12 shades didn’t last very long. I got about 4-5 hours of wear time. For such a raved about palette, I expected about 7-8 hours of wear time. The colors are gorgeous, but I want my makeup to last a little longer than a mere 4 hours.
Pros: Beautiful, wearable shades (brown, blue and hazel eyed folks could all use this), good range of colors, a nice mix of mattes and shimmers.
Cons: Limited wear time, not readily available in the States, chalky mattes.