Collection Undercover Eyes Palette in Nude | Review

As you would have seen from a previous post, I picked up this palette on a whim in Asda and for the price, I wasn’t really expecting much to be perfectly honest.  I had heard people talk about these before, but I am fussy when it comes to eyeshadows that I had already pre-judged them and decided I wasn’t going to like them.  I picked it up to be doubley sure that I hated it, just out of curiosity.  Well, I have to admit that I was wrong to judge these because I actually LOVE them.  I don’t just like them, I LOVE them!  I have used them every day since I got them and haven’t found a need for anything else. In fact, I love them so much that this is the only palette I brought with me on my little holiday.

This palette comes with 6 shades, 2 mattes, 2 shimmers and 2 satins.  It has everything from a stark white to a deep blackish/brown.  This palette has shades to suit everyone and to create very subtle day time looks and very dramatic night time looks, all in one very small and compact kit.  The packaging is cardboard which is quite sturdy, however the plastic bit that covers the eyeshadows is quite flimsy and would be easily split. The packaging is pretty average, but I wouldn’t expect anything more from something as cheap as £3.99.

The shadows themselves are very pigmented as you can see from the swatches.  I didn’t feel like there was really any fall out which is one of my pet peeves with eyeshadow so as soon as I discovered this, I knew I was on to a winner.  They are a very smooth formula, they glide onto the lid and blend so easily, especially the mattes which is almost unheard of for drugstore eyeshadows.  They aren’t chalky in the slightest and feel a lot more luxurious than the price tag suggests.  There are 2 other palettes in this range, a more golden one and a cool toned silvery one which means that everyone can find something in this range to suit them.  I haven’t tried the other 2 so I can’t comment on the quality of those, but I will definitely consider purchasing those in the future!

Overall, I am so impressed with these and I will admit that I was wrong to doubt them.  If you are in need of a small and convenient neutral palette, then Collection have got you covered with this one for a measly £3.99 (which is actually down to £2.99 at the moment in boots!)

Have you tried these?

Emily xx

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