If you're like me then you love any neutral palette, and when you combine mattes and shimmers it's almost impossible to resist. Sonia Kashuk released a limited edition Eye on Neutral Matte/Shimmer palette for the Holidays and it's a perfect gift for just $30! The palette contains 12 matte eyeshadows with 12 complimentary shimmer eyeshadows. The palette is thin, light weight, and contains a large mirror on the inside which makes it very travel friendly.
When I first saw pictures of this palette online for some reason I thought it was going to be a lot bigger. When I was in Target browsing through the makeup aisles as usual, I saw a cute little palette in the Sonia Kashuk section. I suddenly realized what I was looking at, the new Holiday palette! So basically this palette is the same size as all of Sonia's previous palettes, but instead of 12 eyeshadows you get 24.
Instead of black packaging you get a nice ivory compact style palette. I love that you get the nice big mirror on the inside which makes the palette slightly thicker. The eyeshadow squares in the Holiday palette are smaller than the original palettes but are still the same highly pigmented creamy formula that I love. I also noticed that in this new palette the eyeshadows get darker as you move down the rows and that each matte shade has a complimentary shimmer shade right next to it. Which makes it a little easier to create looks when all the colors are arranged with its pair instead of scattered. I know that sometimes it can get a little overwhelming when you see a bunch of eyeshadow colors and have no idea how to wear them.
1st Row - Great eyeshadows for highlighting.
2nd Row - I see some great transition shades as well as all over the lid shades.
3rd Row - Great shades for adding some slight definition.
4th Row - I see beautiful smokey eye options.
Now I own Sonia's two previous Neutral palettes (Matte and Shimmer) and you're probably wondering...is this palette worth it? I have to admit that I was on the fence for a while, but I'm actually really glad that I went ahead and took the plunge. There are a few shades that are similar to the two previous palettes but overall I feel like this has many new shades. I also like that this palette contains the two finishes and contains a full size mirror which makes it perfect for travel. Before I would have to take two palettes plus a mirror and now everything is perfectly packaged in one little compact. You can easily create day or night looks with these amazingly creamy, highly pigmented eyeshadows. I didn't even have to use a primer for any of my swatches! Overall I have to say that I love this palette and think that it would be an awesome Christmas gift or even a little treat for yourself. Don't forget to stop by my YouTube channel for some makeup tutorials featuring this palette. I hope you found this review helpful! Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!