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Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette Review

Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette Review

I’m finally able to share my Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette review with you (pretty sure I filmed this in July). This is an awesome ‘naked’ style palette that has a ton of versatility. In addition to using it for eyeshadow, you can use it to fill in brows and contour.

Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette Review

Price
$50

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Saucebox Cosmetics


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Saucebox Etude Palette Review Video Swatches

Saucebox Etude Palette Review Video Swatches

Saucebox Etude Swatches Review Video

Snow Flake – creamy white, semi sheer matte
Beaming – yellow toned creamy beige, semi sheer
Biscotti – super pigmented red toned brown
Chocolate – neutral to yellow toned brown

Saucebox Etude Palette Review Video Swatches
Caramel – pigmented light soft caramel brown
Toffee – super black pigmented
Almond – grey taupe, this reminds me of MAC Copperplate
Cream Dream – light brown taupe

And of course, I want to share some looks with this palette.

Saucebox Snowflake, Almond, Cream Dream and Toffee were used in this look. See it here.
Saucebox Snowflake, Almond, Cream Dream and Toffee were used in this look. See it here.
Saucebox Snowflake, Almond, Cream Dream and Toffee were used. See it here.
Saucebox Snowflake, Almond, Cream Dream and Toffee were used. See it here.
Saucebox Snowflake, Almond and Caramel were used with Sugarpill Poison Plum for this look. See the tutorial.
Saucebox Snowflake, Almond and Caramel were used with Sugarpill Poison Plum for this look. See the tutorial.
Saucebox Almond and Snowflake were used with Colour Pop Eyeshadows. See it here.
Saucebox Almond and Snowflake were used with Colour Pop Eyeshadows. See it here.
Saucebox Snowflake, Caramel, Almond and Toffee were used in this tutorial. See it here.
Saucebox Snowflake, Caramel, Almond and Toffee were used in this tutorial. See it here.
Saucebox Snowflake and Almond were used with Sugarpill Soot & Stars, Afterparty and Lumi. See it here.
Saucebox Snowflake and Almond were used with Sugarpill Soot & Stars, Afterparty and Lumi. See it here.
Saucebox Caramel and Snowflake were used along with Sugarpill Lucid, Darling and Soot & Stars.
Saucebox Caramel and Snowflake were used along with Sugarpill Lucid, Darling and Soot & Stars. See it here.

The Saucebox Etude palette is $50 for 8 eyeshadows. Each shadow breaks down to $6.25 each and  each eyeshadow is .16 oz (1.28 oz total), which is huge! These shadow pans are the same size as Sugarpill pans and they can be popped out and interchanged with Sugarpill shades, which is pretty cool. I think this palette is a very good value for the price.

The eyeshadows fall into the following for pigmentation – Snow Flake and Beaming are semi sheer. Almond and Cream Dream are pigmented. Biscotti, Chocolate, Caramel and Toffee are super pigmented. All of the shades are easy to apply, blend well, and wear all day on primer for me. I really like using Snow Flake as a base shade on my browbone or as a matte highlighter. Almond is a gorgeous grey

For some reason I feel like all of these shades work well for me. I think they would work well for a variety of skintones too. Even the shades like Cream Dream, which I originally had no idea how to use, but later figured out it works well blended on the inner lid. These shades are great workhorse neutrals that pair up nicely with bright colors. And of course, they can look elegant if you want to use only the neutral shades, too.

And on a more personal note, my Lenovo W520 4276 laptop is currently on the dining room table in pieces, so I’m using a different laptop, an Alienware M17 that Ray bought me awhile ago that I never really use (Ray normally uses it when he’s not using his MAC since PCs are better for the sort of gaming he does). I’ve tried to calibrate the monitor on the Alienware multiple times and failed. I can’t get it to match either my Lenovo (which has an amazing screen and clarity) or my cell phone (Samsung Galaxy Note II), so I am worried that my swatches might be slightly off. However, with the tools I have, this is the best I can manage. I did order a new machine (can you guess what brand?) but I won’t have it for several days. In the meantime, Dave is working to try and repair my Lenovo.

Surprisingly I’ve been really pleased with my Lenovo, which I’ve now had for 3 years. In the past I’ve really only liked Sony laptops, so trying a Lenovo was stepping out of my comfort zone. The Lenovo has been excellent for my purposes. My Sony desktop replacement laptops were all very large, very heavy, behemoths that would get very hot. The Lenovo is much lighter, though lately it has ran very hot. The Alienware, because of how we configured it, doesn’t run hot when I use it, even for video editing. Anyway, I’ve babbled on enough about laptops.

What do you think of the Saucebox Etude Palette? Is it a must have?

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