Covergirl TruNaked Sunsets

I purchased this palette after my experience with the Covergirl TruNaked Roses palette.  The Roses palette was dusty and chalky with a lot of flyaway and little pigment.  To say I was disappointed would be massively understating the situation.  In order to be fair to the company I picked up the TruNaked Sunsets and the TruNaked Peach Punch palettes.  I wanted to ensure that I was giving the products a fair shake before I judge the entire line.

The Sunsets palette is full of beautiful berry shades with some light metallic shimmers that really sparked my interest.  Color wise this is a good dupe for some Urban Decay Naked Cherry shades.  I couldn’t wait to play with this palette when I got home.  I picked this palette up for approximately $10 at Walmart.  That works out to $1.25 a pan.  So, price wise this is a great find.


TruNaked Palette on Amazon $10

The composition of this palette is AMAZING.  The shadows are soft and buttery, there is little fallout on the brush and the pigment is pretty freaking amazing over all.  Yes, if you are going to compare this to an Urban Decay palette you are going to find this to be less pigmented. So, you would need to build it up a bit more.  This set of shadows lasted easily 8 hours before fading where the Urban Decay shadows will easily last 12 hours before wearing.   That said, if you want an affordable and easy palette that is close, this is your baby.  This palette comes with a double tipped sponge applicator which is great to pack in some color, but not something that I used.   The palette has no mirror but, is small enough to pack into a purse, or bag.


The description from the Covergirl website:

Get the same look as a leading $50 eye shadow palette! trunaked eyeshadow palettes feature universally flattering, neutral shades that are made to be blended together, so you can mix and match colors and always look flawless. Each eye shadow palette comes with 8 highly pigmented shades and endless possibilities. Dermatologist tested.



Colors and how they performed:

Aura: This beautiful beige is the perfect neutral matte.  It works amazingly as a base shade.  Spreads easily with little fallout.

Afterlight: Gorgeous pinky-silver metallic color.  This applies best using a wet brush or fingertip.  Build it up because it will fade away a bit.  Stunning color and great contrast. Some fallout with a dry brush application.

Sunup: If you live to glow like the sun this is your shade.  A glorious metallic gold.  Apply with a wet brush or fingertip.  This is my third favorite shade in the bunch. Love shining like the surface of the sun.  Some fallout with a dry brush application.

Eventide: This shade has much more of a berry tone to it than what it looks like in the photo.   This is a stunning matte shade. Super pigmented, little fallout. Excellent dramatic shade.

Dusk: A purple-pink shimmer shade that is amazing in the pan and on.  I didn’t find myself reaching for this shade as much but, it is beautiful and mellow.  Hardly any fallout.  Use a wet brush to apply for best results.

Eve: I LIVE for this shade. It is #2 pick from this palette.  A vibrant, stunning berry shade, this gives a pop to any look.  No fallout at all, and when applied wet it just glows.  Freaking amazing.

Sundown: My #1 pick of the palette,  I can not get enough of this beautiful berry shade.  It goes on smooth, hardly any fallout.  Super rich pigment and very blendable.  This gives depth and dimension to any look while still being easy to work with.

Daybreak: Almost a brownish color.  This shade is a lovely matte.  No fallout, good pigment.  Just wasn’t my favorite.  Nothing wrong with it, I just gravitated to the brighter berry shades.


Other things you need to know:



COVERGIRL TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette, Sunsets – Mica, Talc, Caprylic,Capric Triglyceride. Dimethicone. Magnesium Stearate, Nylon. 12, Silica, Boron Nitride, Paraffin, Isostearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Mineral Oiuhuile Min�rale/Paraffinum Liquidum, Sorbitan Isostearate. Tocopheryl Acetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Dehydroacetate. Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline/Cera Microcristallina, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-: Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491 , CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)].

-This palette won’t be suitable if you are sensitive to:

  • Mica
  • Talc
  • Dimethicone
  • Parabens


Final Thoughts:


I liked the palette.  The price was super affordable.  Is it the same quality as the Urban Decay palette? No.  But, to just play with or go out for dinner in….yes.  This will definitely get the job done.   I like the pigmentation, minimal fallout and variety of colors in the palette.   I don’t like that it has parabens,  and I don’t like that the company tests on animals (they sell in China.) The palette itself is pretty decent.  If you are bothered by the downsides then I would recommend that you go for the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette. Let me know what palette you would pick.  Find me on Twitter @everydaybeaut11 and chime in.




  1. Not 100% sure when you posted this, but Covergirl stopped selling to mainland China in early 2018 and reached standards for Leaking Bounty by the spring, even though paperwork wasn’t finished and announced until last fall (October or November). They’ve also created an entire new platform to educate and help campaign to end global animal testing, so an update on how you’re portraying the company would be appreciated by both the informed and uninformed.

    As for the parabens drama, in spite of all the hype, there has not been evidence that parabens (used for decades now in all sorts of products) cause cancer or any other health problem in the same way that there’s no evidence (after decades of looking for a connection) between vaccines and autism. Like with anything, it’s possible to develop an allergic reaction to anything, hives can even be psychologically triggered, so obviously some people can’t handle certain ingredients. But that’s what allergists and psychiatrists are for and why there needs to be better access to all forms of healthcare, no matter the specialty.

    All that aside, I appreciate the detailed level of your review in product consistency and actually giving the names that I can’t seem to find anywhere else. I’d love to know where you found the names for the individual shades because I can’t swim to find it anywhere on the packaging.

    • Hi Katie, the date is mid 2018. Prior to paperwork filings and I verified with the company at that time. The information is accurate as of publishing. Publishing dates are on all articles.
      Potential allergenic materials are widely available in the environment. The most common ones are listed. You may not be allergic to Talc but it’s nice for someone who is to be able to quick scan and see if it’s a product they want. If that part doesn’t apply to you do feel free to skip over it.
      The shades are listed on the back, the label peels apart listing the shades underneath.
      Thank you, for your interest in Beauty to the Test we look forward to hearing from you in the future.

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