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Good morning you gorgeous humans! Now it only takes a quick peek on my Instagram to know that I have an unhealthy obsession with eye shadow palettes. When your eye shadow collection has hit the number 40 – you know you got problems!

It’s a problem I definitely don’t mind having and today I’ll be chatting to you guys about this wonderful little brand that you guys should know about because they make pretty eye shadow palettes! Any brand that makes pretty eye shadow palettes need to be known about. I will be going into each of the four palettes I’ve tried but I wanted to give you guys some overall points about why these palettes are lovely.

Firstly, the shadows are pigmented and actually allow you to create eye looks easily. The packaging is sleek, light and super easy to travel with. The shade ranges of the palettes are diverse, versatile and contain shades I’d actually wear – for both day and night time looks. Best of all – the palettes don’t have a ridiculous price tag.

This post is sponsored but in no way, shape or form does that mean my opinion isn’t 1000000% honest. The swatches really speak for themselves.

So how about we jump into this post?!

Let’s go!

The ‘Spring’ Eye Shadow Palette

This palette contains 9 all matte-shades. The shade range consists of a matte vanilla shade, two dusty rose/pink shades, two medium to deep burgundy/maroon shade, a light brown (transition shade) and three medium to dark brown shades. All these shades I’d happily use in the crease and outer V of the eye. The majority of these shades would definitely be used to deepen up the crease and intensify an eye look – with a big fluffy eye brush, you can still achieve a softer look even with the darker shade. I’d say you have a good 2-3 shades that would work as a transition / all over the crease shade and allow you to create a more soft glam look. The formula of these matte shades is super soft, blendable and easy to work with. They don’t require a lot of blending (in the sense if you blend too much you could end up blending away the product). There is some fallout – but it isn’t messy or disastrous if anything it allows the eye brush to pick up a lot of product. Now when it comes to all matte palettes, I can’t create an entire eye look with it because I don’t wear all matte eye looks BUT I will never say no to having extra shades to use in the crease because matte shades are a must for me in the crease.

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The ‘Nude tones’ Eye Shadow Palette

This palette contains a mix of shimmers and mattes – there are 3 shimmery shades and 6 matte shades. This palette has the most gorgeous nude tone selection. It’s great for those who don’t like out there colours when it comes to their eye looks. There isn’t a single shade I don’t like in this palette and it’s a good option for every day but also contains some deeper shades to take your eye look into the evening category. The matte shades are super soft, creamy and easy to blend, you do need to build them up in the crease – but this gives you control over the intensity of your eye look. With the shimmery shade options you get a champagne/gold, a light bronze and a dark bronze – so all your needs for lid shades are covered! The matte shades do give off quite a bit of kickback, not to the point where I felt like I had to do my eye shadow first, I only noticed the kickback when swatching but with an eye shadow brush, it doesn’t cause problems.

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The ‘Sassy’ Eye Shadow Palette

The shade range of this palette definitely has that ‘Anastasia renaissance palette’ vibe to it. It includes a few cranberry shades, a coral, two light pinks and a couple of neutrals. Overall the shade range is wearable despite a few unusual colour choices. You can definitely create some everyday eye looks / soft glam looks with this palette. It contains both matte and shimmery shades – HOORAY. There are 7 matte shades and 5 shimmery shades, that’s a pretty good option! The shades are nicely pigmented (as you can see by the swatches). There are two shimmery shades I’d happily wear all over the lid while the other three shimmery I’d apply on the outer V of the eyelid. For the base/transition shade options in this palette – you have a matte vanilla/beige shade option, a light pink and a very pastel peach shade. With crease options, you have a medium dark brown, a warm coral/brown a dark brown and a cranberry maroon shade. The formula is smooth, pigmented and it blends out quite easily with little to no fallout. I easily created eye looks with no dramas or struggles to get the shades to show up


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The ‘Barely Bare’ Eye shadow Palette

This palette contains 12 shimmery eye shadows. Every shade is rich, vibrant and very pigmented. The shadows apply smoothly and there’s little fallout. The only shade in this entire palette that gives off little to no pigment is the silver/light blue shade on the second row, fourth from the left. This doesn’t bother me as it’s a shade I wouldn’t use regardless of pigmentation as it isn’t my kind of shade. This palette doesn’t contain any matte shades – so creating an entire eye look / having a lot of different eye look options to create is limited. You could pair this with the ‘Spring’ collection palette I discussed at the beginning of this post (which is an all matte palette). Between those two palettes, you will have PLENTY of mattes to shimmer options. If you want to still only use one eye shadow palette during your makeup application without bringing in extra products, whatever bronzer and/or contour palette you happen to be already using – use those shades as your shadows in the crease (this saves you the hassle of grabbing extra eye shadow palettes – especially if you already have that bronzer and/or contour palette out).

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That wraps up this post! Have you guys tried these eye shadow palettes or any makeup from Harper Cosmetics? Which of the palettes vibes with you the most? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat! I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post.

^ Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however no affiliate links are included. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I share my experience with beauty products but this does not make me an expert. There’s a level of trial and error that comes with trying out beauty products. I am not responsible for any potential bad experiences with beauty products.

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  1. Siobhán

    March 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    The swatches look really good! My fellow palette addict! xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 10, 2019 at 9:44 pm

      The swatches really do it justice

  2. Hannah

    March 11, 2019 at 6:15 am

    The Spring palette is my favorite!

    Hannah the Mad Dog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 11, 2019 at 11:56 am

      It’s so beautiful, I find all matte palettes to be very handy. x

  3. Reine

    March 12, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I have the same problem with owning too many eyeshadow palettes… I can’t seem to stop! I like the look of these, I lean more towards warm shades and the colour scheme of these palettes would be perfect for everyday wear.

    Reine | The Blush Luxe

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 12, 2019 at 1:07 am

      They are so addictive. I’ve made a vow to stop myself purchasing eye shadow palettes for the next 7 months. I was lucky enough to recieve this via PR but I haven’t purchased any eye shadow palettes myself since December.

  4. Jade

    March 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Another amazing post

    I loved this


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 12, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you. x

  5. Danielle Alexa

    March 13, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I may have to look into these a little more, they look lovely!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 13, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      They really are lovely

  6. Khanak Mehta

    March 15, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    These palettes look gorgeous, and the packaging definitely looks like a mix of Morphe and Colourpop. The Spring palette is calling my name!
    Great post!
    Khanak x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 15, 2019 at 10:16 pm

      The palettes are definitely gorgeous. x

  7. Sascha Taylor-Curtis

    March 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    These are beautiful! I would really struggle to narrow down a favourite xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 18, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      If I had to only choose one, nude tones would hands down be my favourite. It’s the perfect everyday palette and it’s so versatile.

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