This was the first of three Covergirl palettes that I purchased. Without a doubt the colors are stunning in the pan. I had actually hit pan on 3 shades in my Covergirl Pure Romance quad and I needed to replace it. Enter the TruNaked Roses palette. This palette is a clear-cut dupe for the Pure Romance, at a better price point. I purchased this palette at Walmart for $10. That works out to $1.25 per shadow. Price wise this was a better deal than paying $2.50 a pan for the quad I was running out of.
A soft, and sexy palette, the colors in here are very subtle yet amazing. When I went to use the palette however I discovered that it was dusty and chalky with a lot of flyaway and little pigment. To say I was disappointed would be massively understating the situation. There is a brief video in my WTF article showing how much fallout there was with this palette. My frustrations extended beyond the poof of colored powder everywhere.
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:
Almond: This buttery soft creamy beige has a light silver shimmer to it. It works amazingly as a highlight shade. For best results use a wet brush, sponge or your finger as an applicator.
Champagne: Gorgeous golden shimmer metallic color. Very captivating color wise. Beautiful. This applies best using a wet brush or fingertip. Build it up because it will fade away fairly quickly. Lots fallout with a dry brush application.
Baby: Beautiful matte Mauve. A wonderful transition shade. It applies best with a sponge or wet brush. There is so much fallout with all of these shades. A dry brush produced a divot in the pan, and the color payoff was not there.
Rose Gold: Stunning metallic pinky gold. This is so beautiful. It has to be applied with a wet brush or wet sponge. The fallout with this was pretty pronounced.
Copper Rose: This is the shade that I was looking for when I went into the store. It is a deeper Mauve with a slight hint of shimmer to it. I love this color, but there was no pigment. On a brush I spent quite awhile trying to build color. Using brushes with a lot of fallout, using my fingers with no color payoff, Using a dry sponge and finally a wet sponge. The wet sponge produced the best result. However the color blended away to nothing and faded completely within 6 hours.
Dusk: A mauvey brownish color with pink shimmer. Very pretty color. As with all of the shades in this palette use a sponge, or a wet sponge or brush to apply.
Mauvergine: A deep purple-brown color that is so pretty. In the pan this color has such a captivating sheen to it. This color showed better color payoff on initial application, however it blended away to nothing. I would strongly recommend using a wet brush or sponge to apply this shade.
Mousse: Deep purple metallic. This shade is heaven in an eyeshadow. It applies well with a wet sponge or wet brush. It is deep, stunning and fundamentally perfect. However, the pigment fades super quick. Layer it on way darker than you want, in two hours you will wonder where the color went.
Other things you need to know:
COVERGIRL TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette, Roses – Mica, Talc, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil / Huile Minérale, Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Paraffin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Ferric Ferrocyanide.
-This palette won’t be suitable if you are sensitive to:
-This palette additionally won’t be suitable you are seeking:
- A cruelty free product ( they sell in China)
- A Vegan product
I freaking love the colors in this palette, but the lack of performance left me frustrated. There was no pigment in this palette and it was so soft and had so much fallout. It felt like I was wasting a lot of product. I dislike the Parabens and the lack of cruelty free status.
That said, I did reach out to Covergirl and its parent company COTY. They told me that it was an anomaly that is not indicative of the standards the company has set forth. I am inclined to believe that it may have been a one-off bad palette. As such I went back to the store and purchased the Sunsets palette. Which was amazing in every way. As well as the Peach Punch palette. I will post a review on this palette next week.
If you have the time and patience to spend building colors then this is truly an amazing set of shadows. Admittedly I still try to use it at every opportunity. I would love you hear your feedback on experiences that you have had with this palette. Do you love it? Hate it? Is there a dupe out there for it? Find me on Twitter @everydaybeaut11 and chime in.