How could I resist picking up this eyeshadow palette?! After taking a few light-handed swatches from this palette in-store, one headed straight into my basket!
The Focused eyeshadow palette by Kevyn Aucoin has a very complimentary shade range in my opinion, although the pigmentation is UNREAL and certainly 'the thing' that sold this palette to me.
Each of the shadows has a very buttery but smooth formula. They are soft in texture although not shadows that I would necessarily describe as crumbly. I like how easily buildable these shadows are. The mattes work beautifully over the top of the included mini cream eyeshadow (in the shade copper) whilst the shimmers layer beautifully over the top of all formulas in my opinion. You can really layer these shadows, blend them out for a much softer appearance or generally just chuck one onto the lid to then run out of the door! These are super easy eyeshadows to work with as far as I am aware but also very versatile as well.
The stunning shimmers from the Focused palette can also be applied in a number of ways. You can press them onto the lid with the use of your finger for a slightly more intense style of eye look or happily apply one with a large fluffy brush for a much softer finish overall. I really like to first apply the cream eyeshadow that comes with this palette onto the lid as a primer but then build up the intensity of my eye look with a mixture of both the matte and shimmers from this palette. They sit beautifully on the lid in my opinion from when you first put them on to the end of the day when its time to take your makeup off!
In general, I think it's pretty fair of me to say that I am quite a fan of this eyeshadow palette!!
For anyone who is interested, I actually have a mini video of me using this palette out over on my Instagram - @Jellybluesblog.
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