It’s not very often where I find an eyeshadow palette that inspires me, so when I do I grab it. Only problem with the Jouer Essentials Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette ($49.84 CAD) is that it has been out of stock for the better half of last year. So finally, (and recently!) when I got my greeasy little hands on this, I never let it go.

This lived up to everything I had hoped it would be, and more. Everything from the quality to the quantity of mattes vs. shimmers, shade ranges and configuration, size of the palette and the mirror are perfection.

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The shades literally last all day on me, where not many other eye shadows I use do (even when worn on top of a primer). Seriously: I had the shadows on all day (like over 10 hours) and they were just as vibrant when it came time to wash my face as they were when I first applied them. Also, the shimmery shadows dont fade!!! I usually loose the intensity or even colour and shimmer all together by the time I’m done with my makeup and have to go back in to reapply. These shimmers however maintain their pigment and sparkle right to the end so I dont get any fading.

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The powders are really soft, like when I go in with a stiff brush it makes tiny holes in the shadow pans but not so soft where it interferes with the application, performance or wear.

For those who love soft looks or reside with your neutrals, you would love this palette. I even view it as a great natural wedding day makeup palette because of the shades and the longevity of wear. Not much more I can say about these. If you havent guessed it already, this is beauty swatched approved. Enjoy the swatches!

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