I love makeup. I own a ton of it. I try to cut back but normally fail at my no-buys. Maybe because I own so much, I find myself being very critical of makeup that does not live up to the hype or perform to my standards. Unfortunately, the Suva Beauty Neutral Necessity Palette fell in this category of fails.
I’ve been waiting quite a long time to bite the bullet on the Suva Beauty Neutral Necessity Palette. The colors look so pretty online, and the pans are huge, so I immediately thought they might be similar to my faves, the SauceBox Cosmetics shadows. WRONG!!!
The palette retails for $49.95, and features 7 neutral matte shades and one satin finish of 4g each. Desi Perkins and LustreLux have both raved about it, so I had to have it. Plus, have you seen that stunning Hookah shade? They claim the following on their website:
The SUVA Beauty Neutral Necessity matte palette is a definite necessity in everyone’s makeup bag! We carefully curated this brand new palette based off the popularity of our 30 Shade Pro Palette. We saw the need for a palette that was light weight, necessary for everyday use, day to evening looks, and excellent for travelling!
Palette includes 8 Matte neutral shades with our signature Butter Shadows and intense pigmentation.
Shades Included: Prohibition Pub, Turkish Bath, Lock Bridge, Shanghai Nights, Night Market, Islander, Hookah, Madrid
- Magnetic System
- Removable pans
- XL Shadow Sizes
- Built in Mirror
- Built in Primer
- Size 4.0g (0.14oz) x 8 Shades
- SUVA Beauty’s signature butter formulation
- 7 shadows are True Mattes with 1 Satin finish for your brow or inner corner highlight. This shade also looks stunning when placed all over the lid.
- SUVA’s Highest Grade of Pigmentation Available
- Reuse your Magnetic Palette with any other eyeshadows
INGREDIENTS / INGRÉDIENTS: TALC, MICA, MINERAL OIL, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, KAOLIN, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SQUALANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BHT, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES, ULTRAMARINE BLUE, MANGANESE VIOLET, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE, CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS, CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN, FD&C RED NO.40 AL LAKE, FD&C BLUE NO. 1 AL LAKE, FD&C YELLOW NO.5 AL LAKE
First of all, they are made in China, so that might give you an indication of how cheap this was to make, and why this is NOT worth $49.95!!! At all. Do not waste your money on it. The palette itself is cute enough, and as I said on Instagram, the packaging is very much reminiscent of Saved By The Bell for me. They claim that the colors are a butter formulation…Well, they feel decent enough to the touch, so upon immediate swatch I wasn’t too alarmed, but the smell of them put me off a little (is it weird to sniff your eyeshadows?). They also claim to have built in primer. WHY DON’T THEY ADHERE TO THE LID THEN???? Seriously, I have tried and tried, and these shades do not adhere to the lid very well, no matter what method I use. I’ve tried over a bare lid, over different primers, and as soon as I attempt to blend them out they dust right off my lid, only leaving a subtle wash of color behind. The also are ridiculously hard to build up for the same reason, and I resorted to using them wet. The applied patchy, and felt smooth yet dry. They just would not stick. These shadows are absolutely the worst shadows that I have tried so far, and that really pains me, because the colors looked so promising in pan. Highest grade of pigmentation available? Maybe, but without any adherence that’s pointless. Even trying to build them up with my finger failed. The colors also kicked up on my actual eyes as I tried to blend them and the eyeshadow powder dusted all into my eyes, irritating them badly and turning my eyes really red. I had an immediate allergic reaction to the powder inside my eyes. Now trust me, I’ve had shadow in my eyes before. In fact, I sometimes set my waterline with a shadow instead of pencil, and 99% of the time have no issues with this. This Suva Beauty Neutral Necessity Palette immediately irritated my eyes and I could feel the shadow particles rubbing like grains of sand inside my eyeballs.
The top row of colors performed worse than the bottom row for me, but neither row performed as a $49.95 palette should.
There’s not much else to be said. If you’re looking for good, pigmented, outstanding shadows made in the USA with large pan sizes, just go for SauceBox Cosmetics (you can purchase HERE and the code VIGGITY saves you 10%). If you’re looking for shadows made in China that perform better, try Morphe or even Juvia’s Place (which I don’t like either but much prefer to these). If you’re looking to just waste $50 on stuff that you will throw in the garbage (which I did do with this palette), go ahead and buy this Suva Beauty Neutral Necessity Palette. For me, this was a huge fail. I’m super disappointed. I did, however, LOVE the Suva Beauty Hydra Liners, and will have a separate post on those later.
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