NABLA Cosmetics Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette | Review + Swatches


I know I mention a lot that I don't wear much eyeshadow on a day-to-day basis, but when I saw photos and swatches of the NABLA Cosmetics Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette, it just spoke to me and I immediately started stalking the website for its release. I loved that it was a little less neutral than I'm used to, but I could still see myself wearing it often. Purple and rose tones are some of my favorites for eyeshadows, so this just seemed right up my alley.

T-B | Immaculate, Byzantine, Illusion, Seniorita, Sistina, Vanitas, Rose Gold, Metal Cupid, Delirium, Lullaby, Inception. Dogma

T-B | Immaculate, Byzantine, Illusion, Seniorita, Sistina, Vanitas, Rose Gold, Metal Cupid, Delirium, Lullaby, Inception. Dogma

The Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette contains twelve shades in three finishes: Super Matte, Just Pearl, and a new formula, Fluid Metal. NABLA are well-known for their incredible eyeshadow formula, so I couldn't wait to try it. The Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette is their first eyeshadow palette - until now, they've only done singles.

So this formula everyone's been raving about? Worth. The. Hype. It not only swatches beautifully (the swatches shown are just one swipe!), but the shadows are also easy to work with. I'm not the most skilled with eyeshadow at all, and I still am able to put together beautiful looks with this. Usually super pigmented shades like these will kick up a lot of powder when you put your brush in, but these don't. They almost feel like creams to the touch. By the end of the day, they have creased on me a little bit, but there's no fading or dropdown, and everything creases on me anyway. I will note - if you're using an eye primer, make sure you set it first before applying these. They do like to stick down to the primer, and this makes it harder to get a seamless blend. If I can do nicely-blended looks with this, though, anyone can.

Every shade performs beautifully, and my favorite formula in the palette is definitely the Fluid Metals - they give an almost foiled look and are just so stunning. The mattes are lovely as well - not chalky in the slightest. They're some of the creamiest matte eyeshadows I've ever tried. I don't know how they do it. There's only one Just Pearl shade in the palette, Delirium, and this was the only one I wasn't too crazy about. It just felt a little bit gritty when swatching. 

I also can't get over how pretty the packaging of the palette is. I love the stars and moon motif on the front, as well as the silver and gold accents. It's a decent size, but it still fits in the palm of my hand, so it would be good for travelling.

All in all, I'd highly recommend the palette and suggest you hop on the waiting list until it comes back in stock.