Violet Voss PRO Eye Shadow Palette Taupe Notch

I have absolutely no need for a large eyeshadow palette or more nude eyeshadows (even though that’s all I wear). Yet something about this palette intrigued me when I saw pics online. The shimmers looked nice. So I threw the Violet Voss PRO Eye Shadow Palette in Taupe Notch in bag bag and have been playing with it for the last week. Details per Sephora:

What it is:
A game-changing eyeshadow palette with 20 rich shades in a variety of finishes.

What it does:
This uniquely rich, taupe-toned color story includes 20 wearable shades that work just as well individually as they do paired with each other. The versatility of this palette gives you the ability to create limitless looks.

This set contains:
– 20 0.06 oz/ 1.8 g Eyeshadows in Elite (soft beige), #1 (peach ivory), Bestest (soft peach brown), Super (soft golden beige), Top Notch (peach), One N Only (pink sandy brown), Upper Crust (tan), Royal (mushroom), Exclusive (smokey brown), First Class (medium muted brown), High (warm rose-toned brown), Taupe (grayish brown), Numero Uno (icy cool taupe), MVP (warm toffee), Ace (cool-toned brown), Extra (warm milk chocolate brown), World Class (cool-toned purple brown), VIP (deep copper brown), Supreme (warm rustic brown), Prime (deep cool ash brown)

Violet Voss Cosmetics was created to provide professional quality makeup for both the beginner and advanced makeup enthusiast. Their easy-to-blend, highly pigmented shadows are formulated with hydrating jojoba oil, and the selection of palettes let you create endless looks – from subtle to sultry.

This palette is housed in a cardboard case much like the Z Palettes. I love nudes so this taupe palette seemed like a good buy for the $45 price tag. The eyeshadows are pigmented, not drying nor powdery, smooth and actually pretty damn good. I was impressed which I didn’t expect to be. The texture is buttery on the shimmers and silky on the mattes. The mattes aren’t too dry or streaky and apply pretty well. Which is all I can ask for on a matte. I love the mix of mattes and shimmer shades. You can create and amazing number of looks with this palette. The majority of shades in this palette are all in the neutral to cool range.

The longevity is average. I didn’t get any creasing with them but by hour 10 or so there was some fading. If you happen to be up from 6am until 10 pm like me this will fade pretty well by ten pm (I apply at six am). I wouldn’t hold that against this palette in any way, that’s a long day. These aren’t Natasha Denona quality but pretty similar in the shimmer textures. I do prefer my Surratt mattes to these, but these mattes are actually pretty good in general. I’m not a fan of cardboard cases but for the cheaper price I can deal easily. This is a pretty good quality palette for a decent price. If you’re a nude/taupe eyeshadow lover you should check this out.

Elite is a matte pale cream. #1 is a shimmery champagne. Betest is a matte milk chocolate. Super is a shimmery light neutral rose gold pink nude. I love this shade. Top Notch is a matte pale peach. One N Only is a shimmery neutral pink beige.Upper Crust is a shimmery light neutral tan. Very taupe like. Royal is a matte cool medium gray brown. Exclusive is a matte medium neutral brown. First Class is a matte medium cool brown.

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High is a shimmery medium to deep plummy brown. Taupe is a matte deep cool brown gray. Numero Uno is a shimmery medium to deep cool gray taupe brown. MVP is a shimmery medium plum brown. Ace is a shimmery deep neutral to warm steel gray. No blue tones here. Extra is a matte warmer neutral medium to deep cocoa brown. World Class is a deeper matte slate with gold micro glitter. This and Top Notch are the only two shades I don’t like. VIP is a shimmery deep cooler bronze brown. Supreme is a shimmery cool deep plummy red toned brown. It’s almost like a soft black with red pearl. Like a better formulated MAC Smut. Prime is a shimmery deep sooty brown toned gray.

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