Ben Nye Lumiere Swatches
Soooo, I got my late Christmas present from the hubby (and I got it earlier than I thought I would!). I have been wanting this palette for the past 2 years and I was finally able to get it all thanks to the hubby! Woohoooo for Christmas! Haha!
Anyhoo, here’s the lovely swatches I promised you all. These eyeshadows are super highly pigmented, which is very understandable when you take into account the fact that Ben Nye is a cosmetics company devoted to theater makeup, and that they’ve been around since the 1960s. It also helps that the cosmetics company was founded by the renowned Hollywood makeup artist Ben Nye (convenient name for the cosmetics brand, don’t you think?). The eyeshadows are soft and easy to blend, and because they’re so pigmented, a little bit goes a long way.
I got my Lumiere palette from Bubba’s Clown Supplies for $49 USD plus shipping and handling. The total for the order was $57.50 with S&H (I didn’t get charged for tax). I’ve noticed though, that Bubba has gone up in their price and they are now charging $54.00. All the same, $54 for 12 eyeshadows that are bigger than MAC eyeshadows and that have just as much (if not waaaayyy more) pigmentation than MAC eyeshadows, is not really a lot to spend. You’re definitely getting your money’s worth when it comes to this palette!
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SIZE COMPARISON WITH MAC EYESHADOWS