I remember seeing this palette not long after it first launched in Target and thinking, “I really don’t need this.” I didn’t buy it, but then saw a post Karen did at Makeup and Beauty Blog and decided I did need it. It is limited edition (of course), so I was concerned I wasn’t going to find any, but, lo and behold, my Target had one just for me. I snatched it up and I haven’t looked back.
SO PRETTEH. These shades are some of my favorite colors to wear, and I most certainly love a shiny, metallic eye shadow.
I swatched these dry, over a primer, and I love the way they look. There is definitely some fallout, and the two bottom shades have glitter, which tends to wander around my face. That doesn’t bother me, but it might bother some. (Clean up any fallout with your foundation brush that still has some residual product on it, and do your under-eye concealer after everything else.)
The deep brown shade is fantabulous (see what I did there?) and is the perfect accent shade to add some drama to the other three colors. The brown is a satin finish, while the other three are obviously highly metallic.
These have easily lasted all day for me without much fading and no creasing until after 10 hours of wear.
The formula of these little gems works well when applied wet, too. Just dampen your brush with some water and be amazed at the saturated awesomeness on your eyelid.
You can still find the Moroccan Dunes palette in Target stores and at Target.com for $16.99. I think it’s ultimately overpriced and there is way too much bulky packaging, but I’m still happy I purchased it. (I’m a glutton for shiny, I know.)
I am really into Sonia Kashuk right now. It’s not a brand I’ve delved into too much, but the more I do, the more I’m impressed!
What do you think about these shadows? Anything you plan to pick up?