Rated 4.02 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Almost mad I waited so long ...
When the drama came out about this palette - it felt biased and unfair, however, it did affect my excitement about picking it up. So I waited several months where I felt safe to splurge on something I may not love and use every day.
I finally picked it up for my birthday and also ordered some real techniques brushes to ensure I had good eye brushes to really give it a fair shot and it turns out I LOVE this palette. I see myself using it several times a week.
The color selection is inspiring, wearable and you can even find quads within, to guide you on those days you don't want to think to hard. This also lasts all day. I am wearing a look from it now that has been on for about 12 hours and it looks fresh. Everything still in place.
At first, I tried the color prayer in my crease and it laid down so light, I was like "hmmmm" however it quickly built up and I felt like I had so much more control than shadows usually give you.
I used these shadows on top of Milani eye primer and did NOT lay a base shad and they still blended beautifully, looking so smooth! Ugh! I can't believe I let the drama keep me from picking this up sooner!
The shimmers feel like butter. They are wearable and classy.
It's like the face shades in the Needs palette. They blend for me so very easily and look beautiful. Not at all like some have described in mean spirit. (I realize that not anything is going to work for everyone - but I feel 100% that this launch did not deserve at all the almost attack it received).
I will proudly be giving this palette as gifts to friends and repurchasing myself.
Emily recently recommended a hidden gem line that I am now using (and loving) for my every day full face. Also, this palette she created feels like a care package - so well thought out, so usable/helpful/supportive, fun, accessible/affordable, inspiring....
Because of these experiences, I find her to be trustworthy and know who to pay attention to going forward.
Most Helpful Critical Review Just depends on your palette preferences/needs
I really wanted to love this palette since I love Emily. This palette does have a pretty variety. It definitely takes time to build the shades up. Shimmer shades work best with finger; pigment has a hard time transferring from brush to eye, even when wet. I got this as a gift and I've used it enough to have an opinion.
This is a great palette for people who like less pigmented eye looks. I personally don't reach for this often but I don't regret having it necessarily. If it's on sale, and you have the patience's to work with it, then I say go for it.
It's not bad by any means, just not in my all time favorites.
The Emily "needs" palette is more pigmented and the formula works fine with brushes. It also has more neutrals for the everyday look and a blush, bronzer, and highlight. I'd go with the needs palette over this one, personally.
Reviewed by 525 customers Beautiful colors!
Nora from Pendergrass, GA
Love the colors and they blend really well over an eye primer.
Absolutely love this palette and all the colors!!
JoAnne from Bay City, MI
I love every color I have used so far! This is my favorite palette I've bought in a while, and there have been a few :)
Live Laugh Love from Nampa ID
Colors are patchy and blend out to muddy nothing even if packed on and lightly/gently blended out. I've honestly never tried a worse palette. So disapointed.
I was so disappointed
koot from south dakota
I was really excited when I saw the color story for this pallette. I was really drawn to the greens and purples. sadly the color payoff was awful. No amount of packing or building helped. It honesly looked like I had a slight "stain" instead of the color that it was in the pan.
I will definitely buy again
Lexi from NY
Was so good I am not into very bright extreme looks so this was perfect
This feels like MY palette
Emily from Kansas
Ok, so my name is Emily, and the cursive in the front is EXACTLY how I write my name. Those are the reasons I BOUGHT this, but I actually love this palette so much. I have already dipped into plenty of colors and I've only done three or four looks since buying it. They really do build nicely, and even shades that I thought wouldn't have much pigment have worked out intensely! I have & palettes, and this is my favorite one. The colors are safe AND risqué. Just buy it. It's an excellent deal.
Should have bought it sooner
citygrrl76 from Chicago
I'm a big Emily Noel fan and my only regret is not purchasing this sooner. Gorgeous colors, remarkably try to color (c'mon greens!) and soooo many looks. I own dozens of high end palettes and this one is by far the most versatile. A true gem for makeup lovers & eyeshadow lovers won't want to miss this palette. Amazing job Emily!
DONT LIKE IT AT ALL
shelby from Massachusetts
the pigment in this palette is aweful as a makeup artist this is a big no for me save your money and just get the Jaclyn hill palette
Mel from Louisville, Ky
Was looking forward to getting this palette. Unfortunately because I got it in the mail, it came with 2 shades broken. I did not return it because I have not seen this palette in the Ulta store near me. So I'm keeping it and working with it because I like the shadows, they blend well and color story is up my alley. So I took 1 star off due to the broken shades.
Made eyes burn
Betty from Seattle, WA
I saw this palette on a makeup tutorial, and thought I give it a try. It sure has pretty colors, but unfortunately my eyes got itchy after using it. This is a big no to me, when cosmetics cause the skin around my eyes to get irritated. Therefore I do not recommend this palette to anyone with sensitive skin.
I LOVE THIS PALETTE
em from anchorage
This palette has the best shadows from revolution, and a great variety! The Wants was definitely an appropriate name. I use this palette in my every day makeup routine.
Great for Beginners and Everyday Looks
C.McCutie from Parkersburg, WV
I bought this palette first for myself. I am no makeup artist by any means but I have used many palettes from high end formulas to low end formulas. This palette is great for beginners and offers a variety of colors that you can get everyday looks out of. The colors are buildable which allow the users control of the shadow. I purchased a second one for my mother who is just not getting into eye shadow and she loves it!
Nat from Indianapolis
After reading reviews I was a bit hesitant to buy this but after my purchase I could not be happier! I love all the colors and they fit perfectly with my blue eyes. I am a bit of a beginner when it comes to bright colored eyeshadow so I felt this was a perfect fit.
Des from Home
The shimmer shades are TRASH don't recommend
I love this brand
Lou Lou from Covington KY
the colors are great and I can use as a eye liner, may take 2 applications to get the color you need
madi from manteca
been loving this pallet. has some great colors. I recommend it
FHD from NY
I use this palette for everyday looks. I'm not comfortable with makeup and can really only do a soft, natural look on myself, which is why I like this palette. A more experienced person could probably do a lot more with this palette than I can, but I do appreciate the simple/classy vibe I get from this palette.
I would not buy this product
Es from San Antonio Tx
I would of loved it but the shadows came broken and mixed some of the colors
Now my favorite palette
Susie Q from CA
This palette is so fun and one of the few palettes where I literally have been using every single color. I also really love how if you search this palette on YouTube, you find a TON of tutorials. This makes if easier for me to figure out what colorful combos work. The shadow itself is great quality overall, nice and pigmented. Emily Noel's has truly put a lot of love and care into this palette and it shows. This entire palette is an everyday palette.
NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY
Mandi from okc
I have been wanting this Palette and was just not sure after the reviews but I decided to get it because the color story is beautiful. And honestly do not like. The colors are VERY patchy and hard to blend. I would totally recommend if you are new to makeup but it is not what I expected. I tried very hard to like but can't. Would recommend just to get a colourpop or morphe or even a bh palette instead
Samm from Killeen, TX
This is such a beautiful pallet, highly recommended!
Kay from America
The colors are gorgeous and blend very nicely!
CC from Houston, TX
It is a very beautiful palette with very feminine colors.
My current most used
multiple looks from Arkansas
I love all the looks I've created with this pallet so far. Will likely order it again.
Colleen from Florida
Very good palette!
-Easy to blend.
-So many different colors to make looks with. Colorful but still wearable.
-Mirror is huge!
-Only downside is some of the shimmers aren't the most metallic, but they still look lovely.
Overall, I use this palette more than most of my high-end ones.
Highly recommend, especially for the price.