Product Review | Scott Barnes Cosmetics Snatural Eyeshadow Palette

Product Review | Scott Barnes Cosmetics Snatural Eyeshadow Palette ($84, Scott Barnes Cosmetics online store)

Product Details (from Scott Barnes' website):  The Scott Barnes Snatural Eyeshadow Palette is a combination of “natural” colors with “snatched” elevated colors. The term “Snatural” popularized by Scott on social media, embodies an elevated take on natural tones with a glamorous luxurious effect. This palette is Scott’s gift to the makeup community with a highly developed color range carefully designed for the best user experience for ALL skin types, light or dark. Scott considers this the ultimate natural palette after extensive field use and development. Often ‘natural’ toned palettes possess an almost predictable color range. Snatural‘s color range doubles down on colorful warmth with a luxurious sheen. A truly one of a kind ‘natural’ makeup palette; elevated to snatural. With extremely minimal fallout and kickback on the brush, high color payoff, and being blending friendly, Snatural is the beauty worlds ultimate natural “go-to” for professional and enthusiast alike. The formulas are some of the best available developed for a luxurious vibrancy rarely experienced.


Review:  I have been following Scott Barnes' work for quite some time now.  He is known for his work as Jennifer Lopez's long time makeup artist.  I was excited that he finally launched his own eyeshadow palette with tones that scream my name.  I purchased this palette in May; but I am clearly delayed in reviewing quite a few items that I have acquired including this one.

This palette has 20 shades with a variety of textures such as matte, satin, shimmer and metallic.  The variety of shades make this palette extremely versatile as it will help create day time or night time looks - every day wear to glam wear.   I also love the shiny gold sleeve packaging with the pink lip illustration and black typography.  The actual palette is a simple but classic white palette with gold typography.  I also love that it comes with its brand name zippy bag as an extra layer of packaging.  The shipping time was also pretty fast.

The shadows blend nicely on its own and on top of other shadows.  They are pigmented and long-wearing.  As far as formula is concerned, these are no Natasha Denona or Pat McGrath palettes.  However, they are highly comparable to Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes.  The palette is pretty bulky for my liking.  It makes it challenging for storage purposes.  I wish they made it rectangular versus a square packaging.  The smaller Natasha Denona palettes (the ones priced at $65) would have been a much better size and it would have made this palette perfect.  The price point at $84 is a little steep due to the formula - it is good but as I mentioned it is not like the luxury palettes that Natasha Denona and Pat McGrath produces.  They have had quite a few summer sales lately so if you want to try out this palette, I'd highly recommend that you get it on sale.  Scott Barnes typically has 20-30% off sales (if you sign up to be on their e-mail list, you will get a notification regarding the sale).

Below are the swatches on natural light and without any filter.

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