Affordable Eye Palette Review!

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Today I want to finally share with you my review on a very affordable eye shadow palette. I bought this palette a couple of months ago with the intention to review it much sooner. However, life happened so I am just now able to give you my full and honest opinion!

If you’re excited to hear about an affordable eye shadow palette then just keep scrolling!

Matte Eyeshadow Pro Palette by Hard Candy

Product Details

» Includes 15 matte eyeshadows

» Retails for $10 US

» Includes two double ended brushes

» 100% cruelty free

» Designed to create both neutral and dramatic eye looks


This is probably one of the best packaging I have seen on an affordable palette. It is made from plastic, but it still feels sturdy. I like the black studded detail on the front of the palette because it gives it an edgy and sleek look. It would be a great palette to travel with because you have to press a button on the front of the packaging to open the palette. Then it snaps shut when you are done using it. This detail will ensure that your eyeshadows are safe and mess free during travel. They also included a small mirror on the inside which is a nice touch as well. Overall, I think Hard Candy did great on this packaging!

Eyeshadow Swatches

Top row (natural light)
Middle row (natural light)
Bottom row (natural light)


My Thoughts

This palette is not very consistent. As you can see in the swatches there are some shades with a lot of color payoff while others lack pigmentation. None of them are super pigmented, but some are better than others. That can either be a good or bad thing depending on who you are and what you’re looking for in a palette. All of the shadows blend out easily which is great because that means they are easy to work with. It is a very affordable palette option if you don’t want to spend a lot on makeup. You get 15 shades for only $10 US that is an amazing deal.

I would definitely recommend this palette for someone who is just starting out in makeup. The first reason is because it is affordable, and I always say to start out with cheaper stuff while you’re still learning. My second reason is because of the fact that these are not super pigmented. Eyeshadows that have a high color payoff are great for sure! However, when you are just starting out in makeup I think it is better to use eyeshadows like these that you have to build up the intensity. This prevents you from going in with too much shadow making your blending process a lot easier. My last reason is the fact that these do blend out nicely. You won’t have trouble getting these to blend out with no harsh lines.

Worth it or Not Worth it?

Is this the best eyeshadow palette on the market? No, not at all. However, does it work? Yes, for sure! I would say that this palette is worth purchasing. Especially if you are on a budget or just want something on the affordable side. You can definitely make this palette work for you, and you won’t break the bank in the process. The quality is pretty decent, and it is definitely not a bad palette. You can create a simple everyday neutral look or a deep smoky eye with this palette. It definitely offers versatility, and you’re getting a lot for a little money!

Thank you so much for taking time to read my blog! I hope you enjoyed this review!

Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts?

~ Kayle Jo ❤


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