Monday, 11 April 2016

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'm such a huge fan of Aussie brands; particularly Face of Australia. It has been one of my favourite local brands since I started loving beauty, and they have really grown since then. One of their newer releases captured my eye - the Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette. Since the Australian release of Urban Decay, our country has seen an influx of cost effective dupes of the cult brand's most popular product - the Naked palette.

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

This palette is smaller in shape, but actually includes fifteen shades. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a dupe, or if it's just inspired, but either way I was excited to try. I do like the packaging itself - chic black whilst although difficult to keep clean, looks darn good in photos. This is also a pretty handy one to travel with as it contains so many shades.

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

The pans for the eyeshadows are smaller, but because there are more shades I feel like they make up for it. I have that many eyeshadow already that I doubt I'll be running low any time soon, anyway. I actually like the brush that was included too - one end is the basic foam applicator, but the other end is a very light blending brush which could work far better than the foam applicator if you're in a pinch.

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Swatched - First Row, Second Row, Third Row

Each shade has been swatched without primer. I found the shades to be a little bit inconsistent. Some shades were incredibly pigmented and so easy to blend, while others were a tad chalky and difficult to to build up. Luckily, majority of the shades were relatively easy to work with. There were four matte shades which I actually really liked, and was surprised at how creamy they were. My favourite shades were the rose-gold type shades, which seemed to be the easiest and best to work with.

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Being that this palette is under $20, I was actually impressed. Not all the shades were winners, but majority of the palette was easy to work with and would be great for travelling, keeping in your handbag or for quick touch ups. I'd say that Face of Australia has certainly done a great job.

Have you tried the Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette? If so, what are your thoughts?
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15 comments

  1. Oh wow...i love the shades. Each one of them are shades that everyone could use.

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  2. Hi sweetie! Oooh I saw this in Priceline the other day, was tempted, but decided not to indulge. However your gorgeous piccies make it look even more tempting - LOVE the autumn theme ♥♥♥

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  3. Wow! This is such a beautiful palette, I love the shades they have included, I can't believe that it is under $20! What a steal!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  4. I do love the look of this palette. And that sweet price tag. Unfortunately, I don't think the colours would show up very well on my skin. I'm currently saving for the NAKED palette form UD!

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  5. The layout reminds me of the NARS NARSissist palette that came out a while ago. These neutral eyeshadow palettes are everywhere now! It's good to see more affordable local brands put their own versions out. I haven't tried any FOA eyeshadows but from the swatches, the shades seem to have decent pigmentation and at least there's plenty of variety with the 15 shades included.

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  6. I love supporting Aussie brands! For under $20 this palette sounds worth trying!

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  7. I haven't tried this one but it looks decent for the price. The rose tones as you said look nice and the darkest shade looks good too. x www.beyoutyfulyou.com

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  8. I agree, it's a great palette for someone beginning too xx

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  9. Uh oh - sorry about that hahaha. It's a totally gorgeous palette so I couldn't not indulge myself ;) xx

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  10. I know, it's actually a pretty great deal! xx

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  11. Ahh that's a shame! UD is awesome too though xx

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  12. Ohh yes you are right, it reminds me a bit of that one too actually. I love seeing local brings give it a shot, I think they nailed it with this one. xx

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  13. Woohoo totally agree with you here. Aussie brands all the way! xx

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  14. They really are gorgeous! xx

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  15. I didn't know about this, but it certainly looks like a great bargain. Even if some shades are iffy, it would still be a better option to take away on holiday than the Chocolate Bar, in case something happened to it!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'm such a huge fan of Aussie brands; particularly Face of Australia. It has been one of my favourite local brands since I started loving beauty, and they have really grown since then. One of their newer releases captured my eye - the Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette. Since the Australian release of Urban Decay, our country has seen an influx of cost effective dupes of the cult brand's most popular product - the Naked palette.

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

This palette is smaller in shape, but actually includes fifteen shades. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a dupe, or if it's just inspired, but either way I was excited to try. I do like the packaging itself - chic black whilst although difficult to keep clean, looks darn good in photos. This is also a pretty handy one to travel with as it contains so many shades.

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

The pans for the eyeshadows are smaller, but because there are more shades I feel like they make up for it. I have that many eyeshadow already that I doubt I'll be running low any time soon, anyway. I actually like the brush that was included too - one end is the basic foam applicator, but the other end is a very light blending brush which could work far better than the foam applicator if you're in a pinch.

Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Swatched - First Row, Second Row, Third Row

Each shade has been swatched without primer. I found the shades to be a little bit inconsistent. Some shades were incredibly pigmented and so easy to blend, while others were a tad chalky and difficult to to build up. Luckily, majority of the shades were relatively easy to work with. There were four matte shades which I actually really liked, and was surprised at how creamy they were. My favourite shades were the rose-gold type shades, which seemed to be the easiest and best to work with.

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Being that this palette is under $20, I was actually impressed. Not all the shades were winners, but majority of the palette was easy to work with and would be great for travelling, keeping in your handbag or for quick touch ups. I'd say that Face of Australia has certainly done a great job.

Have you tried the Face of Australia Naked Eyeshadow Palette? If so, what are your thoughts?
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15 comments:

  1. Oh wow...i love the shades. Each one of them are shades that everyone could use.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi sweetie! Oooh I saw this in Priceline the other day, was tempted, but decided not to indulge. However your gorgeous piccies make it look even more tempting - LOVE the autumn theme ♥♥♥

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! This is such a beautiful palette, I love the shades they have included, I can't believe that it is under $20! What a steal!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I do love the look of this palette. And that sweet price tag. Unfortunately, I don't think the colours would show up very well on my skin. I'm currently saving for the NAKED palette form UD!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The layout reminds me of the NARS NARSissist palette that came out a while ago. These neutral eyeshadow palettes are everywhere now! It's good to see more affordable local brands put their own versions out. I haven't tried any FOA eyeshadows but from the swatches, the shades seem to have decent pigmentation and at least there's plenty of variety with the 15 shades included.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love supporting Aussie brands! For under $20 this palette sounds worth trying!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I haven't tried this one but it looks decent for the price. The rose tones as you said look nice and the darkest shade looks good too. x www.beyoutyfulyou.com

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  8. I agree, it's a great palette for someone beginning too xx

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  9. Uh oh - sorry about that hahaha. It's a totally gorgeous palette so I couldn't not indulge myself ;) xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know, it's actually a pretty great deal! xx

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  11. Ahh that's a shame! UD is awesome too though xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ohh yes you are right, it reminds me a bit of that one too actually. I love seeing local brings give it a shot, I think they nailed it with this one. xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Woohoo totally agree with you here. Aussie brands all the way! xx

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  14. They really are gorgeous! xx

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  15. I didn't know about this, but it certainly looks like a great bargain. Even if some shades are iffy, it would still be a better option to take away on holiday than the Chocolate Bar, in case something happened to it!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    ReplyDelete

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