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3/1/11

88 Earth Tone Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches & EOTD


This is an eyeshadow palette of earth tone shades that I got from kkcenterhk.com . Earth tones or neutral palettes are a must-have if you wear eyeshadow everyday, especially if you can't afford to keep repurchasing single eyeshadows from MAC & other high street/high end brands, and you're new to makeup & still trying to decide which eyeshadow shades look best on you.
88 Earth Tone Eyeshadow Palette comes in a black case, mirror and 2 dual-ended sponge tip applicators. As, you can see, a few eyeshadows and the mirror were broken during shipping tsk tsk.

Ingredients
Size of the palette: 167mm x 232mm x 13mm. The eyeshadows are a little smaller than the ones in the 120 palette I have.



88 palette Vs 120 palette
Review:
This palette turned out exactly like I expected - good, not great. 

Likes:
♥ Affordable
♥ Has almost every neutral shade I'll ever need 
♥ Eyeshadows are silky & blendable
♥ Combination of matte & shimmery/pearly eyeshadows
♥ Come with a mirror and applicators
♥ The case is light

Dislikes:
-  Some eyeshadows are not pigmented at all, and some are chalky, especially the lighter shades
- Some shades look too similar to each other

I'm really enjoying playing around with this palette. However, I do think they need an eyeshadow primer to show up nicely.

Some swatches:





In the following EOTD, I used all matte shades on my lids- the reddish brown & the taupey brown on its right (10th&11th row, second last), black on outer V, and a pearly cream shade on brow bone and tear duct area.



Price ~ $16.82 (Rs.758)
Available at:  kkcenterhk.com
Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 3/5

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

The item in this post was sent to me by the company for review purposes only & I am not affiliated with the company. Honest review, as always. 

19 comments:

  1. Oh this is like the Coastal scents 88 warm palette :) very usable for everyday :)

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  2. Ki- yes very similar :)

    cnf- thanks

    ♥xx♥

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  3. Waou I luv Your eye makeup, you have beautiful eyes
    Ish

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  4. M pretty happy with my coastal scents 88 metal mania
    Ish

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  5. Great Review. I am not crazy about these huge palettes with tiny shades, especially for neutrals, which are my go-to choice for everyday. A lot of the colours look too similar to each other, and lighter shades in white and grey tend to be powdery no matter how good the formulation, so from a cheaper product, I wouldn't have that much faith in the application.

    Speaking of primers, what brand do you recommend?

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  6. I love neutral shades, i'm addicted to buying them! I spend so much money on each pot, i really should invest in one of these, makes life easy! lol! Great review =)

    Ahana xoxo

    www.thesharpecorner.blogspot.com

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  7. ahana- They really do make life easy :)

    asiya- Exactly..That's why they are cheap. I like Urban Decay Primer Potion & MAC Paint pot

    ish- thank u! Ya that is a gorgeous palette

    ♥xx♥

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  8. Cynthia :)
    can you please tell me what bag this is? and where i can buy it from?
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_K-Xz3c9hTQc/S6Z0mQ0-YkI/AAAAAAAABnM/1LJxLMgGmFQ/S150/lady1.jpg

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  9. I love this palette!
    All shades natural and really wearable!

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  10. anonymous- that is a Lady Dior handbag by Christian Dior

    supergirl- Ya it is nice

    ♥xx♥

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  11. Some of the shades are gorgeous, but that's always the problem with cheaper eyeshadows, they need something to cling on to, in order to survive through the day. It does seem practical though :) Sounds good for traveling.

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  12. you have gorgeous eyes and this is such a pretty palette! :)

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  13. I love some of the browns in this palette - really nice :)

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  14. the palette looks great :) thanks for sharing. and you did a very pretty look with the palette - love it :)

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  15. Looks nice n worth the money.

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  16. very pretty colors..n I love ur EOTD always..u r fab at it !!

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  17. wow!!! where can we order this????

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  18. can we buy this in india??? where can i find it??

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