Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
The quality is immediately apparent with this palette. I've tried a few from UD, Too Faced, and ColourPop, but so far nothing comes close to Nabla's formula. The mattes are incredibly fine milled and pick up with instant pigmentation and silky smooth feel. The shimmers are otherworldly. Not glittery, not sparkly, just a buttery, even shimmer that goes on your lids like a dream (hah). I want to use my fingers whenever I do my eyeshadow with this palette bc I just want to feel that amazing formula again and again. The heavy mirror feels luxurious and the relatively compact size and strong magnet have made it good for travel. I love the fact that each shade is a unique addition so it's versatile for many looks (another travel-friendly benefit). Obvi amazing design. If I had to choose one palette to keep from my collection, this would be it.
The reason I knocked off a star: Delirium (purple shimmer on the top left) is atrocious. I knew that coming in from previous reviews but decided the rest were worth it, and they are. Swatching Delirium yields an awful undertone that's instantly muddy and marred by a bunch of streaky, gritty flecks of sparkle that seem to separate from the base powder entirely. I tried applying with a damp finger or brush and it goes on slightly better, but not enough for me to subject myself to the hassle of ever wearing it. I just don't touch it and appreciate the work of art that is the rest of the palette. IMO it is worth its price, especially compared to other brands who charge more for much chalkier formulas and plasticky packaging. Consider me a Nabla enthusiast.
As a side note, I've also purchased the Cutie Coral Palette, and the formulas in that palette aren't quite as amazing though they still outperform other brands'. Idk what's making it different, but I'd go for this one if you're between the two.
I normally only leave positive reviews but I want to help others get good product for their money so I felt I needed to share. I was so excited for this color story. It looks pretty in the box, but once you swatch it the colors are way off. Delirium is unusable, it pulls patchy, gray and dirty. Inception pulls as bronze with zero hint of purple. Everything swatches patchy and dirty. Super bummed because I was excited about this color story.
Alex from Boston
I hate to leave a negative review but I teally did not like this pallet. It was reslly hard to blend, the colors felt muddy, it was frustrating and im sad I disnt return it before tossing the box :(
Shelly from Chicago
Nicci from Indiana
I returned this and I was excited to purchase this. Like people said colors were off. Some blended away with the best brushes. I was thrown off by how the eyeshadow wore off so quickly. Maybe I got a bad one. My experience is so different from everyone elses.
No name from No location
Shadows have beautiful colors and they go
On very nicely.
Ray from Utah
I was so excited about this palette. Specifically for the purple. Unfortunately it doesn't show up purple on the eyes. It's definitely a brown color. The shadows are nice and blend beautifully, just a little disappointed some of the colors aren't true to color
Kacey from Indy
Most of the shades are super pretty and I like the formula of the mattes and shimmers. The only problem is the shade Delirium. That shade looks like a beautiful purple in the pan but comes off a gross gray/brown. The shimmer in this shade flakes off almost immediately and seems to have stained my skin a gray color.
The heavy feel of the palette and good quality mirror make the one bad shade not a deal breaker because I love the rest of the colors. If you aren't looking to buy this JUST for Delirium then I would say absolutely go for it!
Amber from Wi
I absolutely love this palette. I have a ton of eyeshadow palettes, and this is one I consistently come back to and use, so that is saying something. I love the color story, and I think the quality is excellent. The mattes blend beautifully and the shimmers are stunning. I have never had any issues with them, I do always use a primer or setting spray to wet the brush (as with any palette) and they stay on all day and don't crease or get funky, and in my job it is very hot and humid so that is impressive. Would definitely recommend and if I ever broke or lost it I would repurchase it.
Sam from San Jose, CA
Really nice palette, would buy again.
Q from Colorado
Nothing great but it performs fine. Only reason I wouldn't recommend is because there's nothing super special about it.
PW from Phoenix, AZ
I loved the color story of this palette, but the shadows performed so poorly. The mattes blend patchy and the shimmers/metallics are chunky. The colors also don't appear as vibrant on the eye as they do in the pans.
zoiexana from Houston
R. from GA
The colors look very different compared to online pictures and they are even different swatched and actually on eyes. The mauvy color is very maddy on the eyes. Though the rest of mattes are very pigmented, the shimmers are very crumbly and won't stick to the eyelids. I love Nabla, but overall because of disappointing shimmers and different color story than showed online, this is definitely a miss.
Blake from Los Angeles
I think that this is a perfect neutral pallet for every day where. It has beautiful shades of mauves & peaches that provide a nice contrast. The shimmers are all easy to work with and The shadows apply easily and blend effortlessly. I am very pleased with this purchase and this palette has become a favorite of mine since receiving it
maddie from idaho
the packaging it beautiful. the shades are very creamy and pigmented. only one shadow (top right) was a miss. overall worth the $$
Posi vibes from DC
I love these!! And it's VEGAN! I have light skin, so most palettes have two or three Shades I can't wear, and I can't wear the bright pink or either of the dark glittery purples. But, I am ok with that.
The other colors are creamy and beautiful and blend well. I am so glad to not be smearing bugs all over my eyelids. One of the few palettes at Ulta that doesn't have carmine in it.
Selene from California
Overall the pink shades are the best quality.
I agree with one of the comments saying that Delirium is kind of off; it's very chunky and transfers patchy, Lullaby shows as a light brown and Vanitas appears as a bold gold color instead of a light iridescent pink.
I bought it because I saw some swatches and they all looked very pretty, but for some reason my pallet didn't have the same appearance. Color payoff is good though.
Glock19Girl from Wheeling, WV
The colors in this are very pigmented and have a nice texture. Not much fall out. Blend nicely. The purple is "wow" - beautiful!
Maddie from Idaho
i got this palette after i heard a youtuber mention how much they enjoyed it. this palette did NOT disappoint!! the shadows are super creamy and the shimmers are absolutely stunning. the dude in the upper right corner of the palette was the only disappointment as it didn't perform as well. other than that, perfection. if you're on the fence, go ahead and try this formula. you won't regret it!
Rita from Cambridge
I love this palette so much. The colors are so pigmented, go on smoothly and just look amazing. Even the glitter shadows! I'm honestly in love with it.
Jessie from Rialto, CA
This eyeshadow palette has a formulation comparable to Anastasia Beverly Hills, the shadows are very buttery and shimmery, I had no issue with the application process and made a pretty neutral look. I'm impressed.
CurvyGirl from Delaware
I have been waiting for this to come to ULTA. The day it came to ULTA, I ordered it. This is a gorgeous palette...the colors, the different formulas, everything about it. I am so happy to finally have this palette.
Preezy from Savannah
I mean- it's pretty. I love the color story, the mattes blend out beautifully with little to no effort. I just wish the Metallics were more impactful, the formula is a bit powdery and I have to apply with a finger which I prefer brush application for shadows. It's nice, but I probably wouldn't repurchase a Nabla palette due to the shimmer formula.