NABLA Cosmetics Side by Side Eyeshadow Palette

 

Side by Side

NABLA Cosmetics Side by Side Eyeshadow Palette is a new(ish) 16-pan eyeshadow palette that included a mix of mattes and shimmers, though it had more mattes than shimmers. The first three rows were warmer-toned, while the last row was a bit cooler in tone. The quality was decent–some of the mattes were a little powdery and needed to be built up in coverage but the palette was easy to work with overall.

Bonjour

Bonjour is a medium peach with warm, more orange undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a silky-smooth consistency that was a little powdery in the pan but blendable on bare skin. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

Ray of Light

Ray of Light is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The texture was lightly creamy with moderate slip but wasn’t overly thick, though it did apply best by pressing it into place. It had rich color coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Halftime

Halftime is a light brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that adhered well to bare skin but sheered out a bit when blended out due to the more powdery consistency. This shade showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

Magic Moment

Magic Moment is a light-medium, reddish-copper with moderate, warm undertones and faint pink sparkle throughout. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was lightly emollient but felt a bit more firmly pressed into the pan so it needed a heavier hand to pick up product evenly on a brush. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

NABLA Cosmetics Body and Soul Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Body and Soul Celestial Eyeshadow

Body and Soul

Body and Soul had more of a transparent base with flecks of copper and pink sparkle throughout. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably. It was listed as having a transparent base and as a top coat, so the sheerness was as expected. The texture was lightly emollient, thin, and had decent adhesion on its own but I’d recommend using an adhesive spray to minimize fallout over time.

Paradiso

Paradiso is a rich, honey gold with strong, warm undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, which adhered well to my lid. The consistency was creamy, smooth, and dense without being too thick. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Beauty Mark

Beauty Mark is a light, golden brown with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out well. The texture was smooth, velvety, and lightly powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Clan

Clan is a darker taupe-brown with neutral, almost olive-leaning undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery, which made it more prone to fallout and sheering out during application. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable when layered over a primer only. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Sienna is a medium brown with warmer, slightly orange-leaning undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt smooth, velvety, and was blendable, while the eyeshadow yielded opaque color coverage in a single layer. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

NABLA Cosmetics Better Society Celestial Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Better Society Celestial Eyeshadow

Better Society

Better Society is a medium, coppery-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. The consistency felt more loosely-pressed together with some dryness, so I’d recommend applying it with a fingertip or a dampened brush with the latter helping the most to apply the color more evenly and with less fallout. It had mostly opaque coverage but sheered out a bit when applied dry. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading visibly but had fallout over time.

Cedar Wood

Cedar Wood is a medium,, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, slightly thinner but blendable and easy to pick up with a dry brush. It had opaque color payoff that wore decently for eight hours before fading a bit.

Tempera

Tempera is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was somewhat powdery, so there was light fallout as I applied and blended out the eyeshadow, though it was blendable and easy to work with otherwise. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was better applied over a primer. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Rarity

Rarity is a light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a moderately powdery consistency that had some fallout. It stayed on well for seven hours before fading visibly.

Love Ritual

Love Ritual is a light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, silvery sheen that gave it a more metallic finish. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin as the texture was lightly creamy, dense but not overly thick or too firmly pressed into the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Cubism

Cubism is a light-medium gray with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was lightly powdery but wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout. There were signs of fading present after eight hours of wear.

Untitled

Untitled is a deep black with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly-pressed into the pan, so it applied evenly and blended out well but wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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