What do you get when you take an affordable drugstore brand and give them some crazy good eyeshadow formulas? You get the Collection Eyes Uncovered eyeshadow palettes! I have two of these UK drugstore gems and thought I would review those for you today. I have one with a very neutral undertone to it and one that is more warm toned. Here we go!
Collection Eyes Uncovered eyeshadow palettes
Nude & Nude Bronze
What is best about these palettes is the price point. These retail for a mere 3.99 pounds in the UK drugstore. That is also an incredible downside, because if you’re not in the UK, then this may be quite hard to get. However, if you are in London some time or maybe if you’re from the UK, then these little palettes are not to be overlooked on a trip to Boots.
Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette
This first palette we’ll have a closer look at is the Nude palette. This palette is often cited as a drugstore alternative for the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. While the Urban Decay one is mostly matte, with just one slight shimmer shade, these all have a bit of shimmer to them, especially the middle shades. If you look at these side by side, then you can see that this palette is certainly inspired by the Urban Decay Naked Basics, but it is not a straight up dupe.
These shadows swatch well but they are a tad chalky. However, the intensity of especially that deepest shade is great. The shades are very light in tone though, so I do think that if you have a deep complexion that these may not show up on you. Additionally, for a palette with only 6 shades, there are a few that seem quite similar too. The two lightest shades are nearly identical and also some of the deeper shades look to be quite similar.
Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Bronze Palette
This was gifted to me by a friend and in the pan these shadows look a bit bland. Like a more warm toned version of the one above, but nothing too special. The packaging of these is a bit meh. It is cheap, but it is also functional. Personally, I feel these palettes could do with slimmer packaging and a mirror in the lid, but the packaging works well enough to keep the product safe and secure.
Are you as impressed as I am?! These swatch beautifully. It is a world of difference with the other palette which pales in comparison. These shadow are smooth in texture, rich in pigment and boast a whole lot of shine. That is one downside to this one: it is an all shimmer palette, but I personally do not mind with such great shades. Is it a super unique color scheme? Not at all, but for the price point, these look more than decent.
Look using Nude palette
This first look I did using all the shades in the Nude palette. Sadly, this kind of muddied up together when I used them. These blended away quite easily and creating a look with this wasn’t as easy as with the more high end counterpart. This was a bit of a let down, even at 3.99 pounds, which is around €5.
Look using Nude Bronze palette
Hello! That’s is more like it. The Nude Bronze palette doesn’t only swatch amazingly well, it is also very easy to work with. It is all shimmer though, so if you don’t like shimmer in the crease this will not be your cup of tea, but I think this is rather pretty. These shadows blended easily, the pigment stayed put and with an eyeshadow primer, this lasted all day.
These little Collection Eyes Uncovered palettes are a bit hit and miss, but if you find the ones that are great, then you have some great eyeshadow for very little money. Only downside is the availability as you can only get these in the UK, but be honest: that Nude Bronze palette is worth booking a trip isn’t it?
Have you ever tried any Collection shadows?