Product Review | Jason Wu Beauty Flora 9 Eyeshadow Palette

Product Review | Jason Wu Beauty Flora 9 Eyeshadow Palette in 01 Matte Agave ($15,$17.79,

Product Details (from Jason Wu Beauty's website):  Flora 9 in Matte Agave is a versatile eyeshadow palette with 9 shades that are fully pigmented, easy to blend and buildable. With a beautifully curated palette of earthy tones, the matte shades are perfect for creating looks for day or night. 

Formulated without Propyl-Parabens, Butyl-Parebens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde-Donors, Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs), Oxybenzone, SLES, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban, BHA & BHT.

Review:  Similar to many Jason Wu packaging, the box has a clear window so you can see the product and a photogram of a woman on the back with some information regarding the product.  The appearance of this palette reminded me of Huda Beauty's 9 pam palettes only this one has a toned down vibe; one that I can actually relate to.  The compact itself has a clear window and the entire case is made of plastic.  I love how simple this packaging is without losing its appeal.  

I have been on the hunt for an all matte neutral palette since decluttering my Viseart Warm Mattes palette (it was old and it had mold); but was not quite ready to pay the same amount of money for another Viseart product.  Enter Jason Wu Beauty.  This $15 palette actually performs like it is more than its price point.  The shadows are smooth and creamy.  They are easy to apply on the eyes and blends well on top of other shadows.  The first three shadows on top are the lightest in the palette (see swatches below); depending on your skin tone you can choose which one to use for brow bone highlight, center eyelid or a blending shade.  The first two shadows on the middle row are perfect transition shades.  The last shadow in the middle row and the three shadows on the bottom row are perfect for the crease, outer corner and smokey look.  This palette and a couple of shimmer pot shadows are all you need for a daytime or nighttime look.  It is so easy to use.  You can use a light hand and then build it up or you can go heavy on the first try.  This is a perfect companion for my Natasha Denona Safari All-Matte Palette.  Since the shadows are soft and creamy, there is a little powder kick back but not a deal-breaker, in my opinion.

This is the palette I used to the eye look below (see photo) that I posted on my IG stories while doing a first impressions on new makeup featuring Jason Wu Beauty and other new releases.  I highly recommend this palette if you are looking for a good yet affordable all matte neutral palette.