Not too long ago, I wrote a review on the Max & More 24 Eyeshadow Nude palette. I LOVED it. I promised you a thorough review of the colored one, so here it is! Would you like to know more about this palette, then please click the link below.
I first bought the Nude palette, just to see if it was any good. Because I loved it so much, I went and bought the one which is called “01 Color”. I like the box that the palette comes in. Nicely designed and appealing.
The palette itself is sleek, black and sturdy. I like it. Unfortunately it’s difficult to see by the outside packaging, which palette you’re exactly dealing with, because the Nude palette and also the Blush & Contour Palette come in exactly the same black packaging. The name of the palette is on the back.
Inside of the Palette:
As you can see: no mirror. It’s not a deal breaker for me, because it’s such an affordable palette, but a mirror would have been handy for travel.
This palette is very colorful, compared to the neutral one. Let’s look at them side by side:
On the left: 02 Nude, on the right 01 Color.
There is a little bit of overlap in both palettes, like for example the matte warm brown matte shade. There’s also a charcoal, a deep black-grey color, 2 light shimmery colors and the warm transition color, that are exactly the same. So I think there is about 5 shades out of the 24 that are the same in both palettes. (If you want to take a closer look at the photos: you can click on them to enlarge them!).
The pigmentation on this palette is okay, some shadows are really nice, just like in the Nude palette, but some are a bit difficult to work with, like for example the light purple shade. That one doesn’t really show up on my lids. Also: GLITTER! I don’t like glitter in most eyeshadow formulas, because you will most likely end up with a bunch of glitter on your cheeks and I don’t like that at all. This palette has some glitter shades, with crazy glitter fallout. There are 5 glitter shades in total. There are 3 really matte shades in the palette: The two warm shades on the left, directly above each other and the bright teal blue in the middle of the fourth row (looking from left to right). Everything else is shimmer, satin or glitter.
Swatches Row One (Top row):
The pigmentation is not bad, but some shadows are crumbly or need to be built up to show up on the lid (especially the light purple-pink).
Swatches Row Two (Middle Row):
The pigmentation is nice on this row as well, especially the bright colors are very nicely pigmented. The light purple needs to be built up and the darker color are a bit crumbly.
Swatches Row Three (Bottom Row):
This row has nice pigmentation, especially the warm matte brown on the left. The second (pink) color is a bit crumbly and the purple (third shade) and the bright blue (fourth shade from the left) have a lot f chunky glitter).
My Idea on This Palette:
It’s not bad, but it isn’t as wonderful as the Nude palette and I have to admit I actually expected the same quality, but for some shadows that’s not the case. There’s a lot more glitter in this palette, which in the other palette there is none. The shadows blend away easily, so be careful with that. These shadows are crumblier than the Nude palette and some cause (glitter) fallout. There are some really nice unique colors in here, but the combination is difficult to work with, since there is only 1 transition shade. I do like it, though! It’s better than the larger palettes with the rectangular eyeshadows Action had before. I just personally prefer the Nude palette a lot over this one! This might be fun for the summertime or if you like colors in your eye looks in general, but I don’t think this palette is a must. On the other hand: for only € 1,98 this is a great value and you won’t be doing a lot of financial damage if you buy this! LOL! It’s up to you whether you want to “invest” ( :-)) in this palette!
This brand is cruelty free and available at Action (discounter store in Northern Europe), for € 1,98.