Before I start this review, if any of my future posts look a little off, it’s because WordPress decided to implement a new GARBAGE editor. For example, I can no longer underline anything and that’s how I always differentiated a link. It’s very annoying but I’m doing my best to figure it out.
It’s been awhile since I tried anything from Covergirl so when I saw their TruNaked Sunsets Palette on sale for $3.00, I grabbed it. I also needed a new mascara and Covergirl almost always has great formulas so I picked up the Flourish by Lash Blast. Not to spoil the reviews but I love both of these products. Let’s talk about them!
The TruNaked Sunsets Palette is around $10.00, price varies depending on where you purchase it. It contains eight shades: two metallics, two satins and four mattes. Let’s get into the pros and cons.
- Every shade in this palette is blendable and buildable.
- The shades are all pigmented but they’re more on the soft side. This might be a con for some people but since they’re not too pigmented, it’s difficult to go overboard with them. This palette would be great for beginners to color or if you want these shades in more muted tones.
- There was very little to no fallout.
- The packaging is cheap plastic but it clicks firmly shut. This is also a smaller palette which makes it easier to store.
- I like that the shades are more muted but I found that, at times, I couldn’t get them to be as vibrant as I wanted.
- All of the shades were blendable but almost too blendable. Sometimes the mattes would kind of disappear if I blended them too much but this was easily fixed by just applying more shadow.
Swatches & Shade Descriptions:
These eyeshadows don’t have names or shade descriptions so I’ll describe them to the best of my ability. I’ll be going from left to right.
- One– matte cream
- Two– metallic icy champagne
- Three– metallic gold
- Four– matte maroon
- Five– satin brown with red undertones
- Six– satin burgundy
- Seven– matte purple
- Eight– matte burnt orange
I created two looks using this palette alone except for a black liner. I always use the essence Colour Intensifying Primer (now discontinued) and set my primer with a cream or white colored shade. When explaining the looks, I will go in the order of the swatches on my wrist; left to right and top to bottom. You can click on the pictures to see them better.
This is my favorite look of the two. It would be perfect for fall.
- I set my primer with One (matte cream).
- I blended Six (satin burgundy) above my natural crease.
- I blended Four (matte maroon) into my crease.
- I deepened my crease with Five (satin brown with red undertones). I also applied this shade on the outermost part of my lid.
- I applied Three (metallic gold) over the rest of my lid.
- I applied Two (metallic icy champagne) in my inner corner and on my brow bone.
- I mixed together Six, Four and Five and smudged them on my lower lash line.
This look would have been much better if my eyes hadn’t watered the entire time but the colors are beautiful. I did use a black shadow to line my lower lash line.
- I set my primer with One (matte cream).
- I packed Eight (matte burnt orange) above my natural crease. I did NOT blend this shade because I wanted it to stand out.
- I blended Six (satin burgundy) into my crease.
- I blended Seven (matte purple) into my crease, mixing it with Six. I also applied it on the outer and innermost parts of my lid.
- I mixed Two (metallic icy champagne) and Three (metallic gold). I applied them on the center of my lid, inner corner and brow bone.
- Underneath the black shadow on my lower lash line, I smudged together Six and Seven. I then took Eight and really blended it out to where the orange color encircled most of my eye.
- Detail Crease Brush
- Tapered Blending Brush
- Flat Eyeshadow Brush
- Small Angled Brush
- Smudge Brush
- Eye Crease Brush
- Blending Brush, I used this brush to blend out the edges.
If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find these looks in my recent posts on Instagram.
Final Thoughts on the TruNaked Sunsets Palette:
I love this little palette but I’m not sure if I would pay $10.00 for it. I think it’s worth it IF you can find it on sale.
The Flourish by Lash Blast Mascara ranges in price from $8.00 to $10.00. It contains 0.44 ounces of product which is a fantastic amount, especially for the price. It has a long, skinny rubber wand with short bristles. This style of wand is perfect for reaching every lash and my personal favorite. The formula contains coconut, papaya and avocado oils; all of which are supposed to nourish the lashes but be aware that some people are sensitive to those ingredients.
This is my new favorite mascara but I don’t think it would be the right choice for everyone. What makes this mascara so perfect to me is the fact that it does not clump, no matter what. I can apply multiple coats and not have to worry about getting spider lashes. However, since it doesn’t clump, it doesn’t add volume. Volumizing mascaras make the lashes look fuller by basically adding a ton of product. This mascara just doesn’t do that.
It does add length and definition, though, which you can see in the before and after pictures above. It doesn’t smudge or flake on me but it’s not waterproof. This is going to be a great mascara for you if you want a basic, clump free formula.
Covergirl tends to have great eye products and these are no exception. Do you have any favorites from the brand that I need to try? Let me know! Thanks for reading and have a great day!