NABLA Cosmetics Analogue Cutie Palette is a warm-toned neutral palette with a mix of finishes that ranged from matte to sparkling. If you’re someone who likes working with more cream-powder kind of eyeshadow formulas or doesn’t mind using fingertips to apply shimmers, the palette might be lovely. Most shades were fairly pigmented and easy to work with, but one shade (Noise) needed to be applied with a fingertip and another (Darkroom) may feel like it has a bit of a learning curve if you haven’t worked with the type of formula before.
Darkroom is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was denser and firmer in the pan. I’d recommend using more of a pushing motion to pick up product using a denser brush, but it was very blendable once on my skin. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
NABLA Cosmetics Overexposed Metal Foil Eyeshadow
Overexposed is a light-medium pink base with moderate, warm undertones and lighter, gold-to-peach shifting sparkle that gave it a wet-like sheen. The consistency was more emollient, but it wasn’t too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it was easy to pick up and to apply to bare skin in pressing motions. It had mostly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than a layer. It wore well for eight and a half hours with slight fallout.
Contact Sheet is a faded, orange-brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and blendable but was lightly powdery in the pan. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and stayed on nicely for eight hours.
Camera Roll is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was blendable and wasn’t prone to sheering out. I would recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to avoid light fallout. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Noise is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of larger sparkle over a more satin-like finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that was buildable but better applied with a fingertip as the texture was denser, thicker, and firmer in the pan. I found that a fingertip helped to soften the product and help transfer it onto my lid better than when I used a brush (even dampened). There was light fallout present after eight hours of wear.
35MM is a light gold with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was moderately dense, more emollient, and felt like a cream-powder hybrid, but it picked up well with a dry brush. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.