::: The Product :::
DuWop Gray Eyes Palette is a tonal palette weighing in at 0.22 oz., and contains 4 eyeshadows (pewter, silver satin, charcoal sheen, and silver pearl) as well as a black cream liner. The kit a base light and base dark color, plus a highlighter \"for a touch of shimmer.\" There is also a small eyeliner/eyeshadow brush within the kit. The highlighter can be used to accentuate your eyelid closest to the brows, and the darkest and lightest eyeshadow can be used to either lighten or darken the true \"base\" color. Then you can top off the whole look using the cream eyeliner. Does that make sense? Hopefully it does! (Unfortunately, I\'m not positive as to which colors hold which name.)
Alas, I do not have the kit any longer, so I cannot give true measurements, but I would say the palette is approximately 4\" x 2\" x 1/2\". It is metal, so it can withstand some \"wear and tear\" on the casing, which is gray. I should mention, there are two variations of the palettes: powder and cream eyeshadows. I purchased the powder eyeshadows. Also, there are more tonal palettes available in the following colors: Green Eyes, Rose Eyes, Violet Eyes, Brown Eyes, Amber Eyes, and Blue Eyes. (Based on appearance, there doesn\'t seem to be much difference between Brown Eyes and Amber Eyes, just an FYI for you there).
::: Ingredients :::
Eyeshadows - Talc, Nylon 12, Tri-ethylhexanoic, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene GlycolEyeliner - Isopropyl Myristate, Talc, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceresin Wax, Kaolin, Ozokerite, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Nylon 12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Calcium Carbonate, Stearyl Stearate, Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylparaben, BHT. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, CI77499, Bismuth Oxychloride, Blue 1 Lake, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Green, Manganese Violet, Yellow Lake 5, Carmine
::: My Experience :::
I\'m natural tanned, and therefore there are a lot of colors that I wish looked good on me, but don\'t. Or maybe it\'s not that they don\'t, but since I have medium-dark skin, it just doesn\'t look as good on me as someone with fair skin. So, I really didn\'t know what to expect when I received my palette. As soon as I got it, I immediately tested the colors on my hand. I swatched the base color alone, with the darker color over it, as well as the lighter color over it. Honestly, I really didn\'t see a big difference in any of the swatches. Everything looked the same, with only the very slightest difference in color. As for the cream liner... Well, let\'s just say it seemed more \"watery\" than anything.
Alas, I wasn\'t going to let my initial swatches decide as to whether or not I liked the palette or not. So, the next day I used my trustyUrban Decay Potion Primer (UDPP), and then tried to use the palette. I used the highlighter to accentuate my brow bone area... Nice! Then I used the base color on my lid up to my crease, and used the darker color to deepen the crease color... Yeah, well, there wasn\'t much difference in the color, just as there wasn\'t in the swatches. I added more of the darkest color, and blended the colors. Still not much difference. Okay, so I basically had a nice gray look without any real distinction in color. So, I used the cream liner to \"top off my look.\" Well, let\'s just say it did go on smoothly, but didn\'t have any real color pay-off. So, my initial disappointment was just validated. Even the UDPP couldn\'t make the colors look more intensified or anything.
::: Purchasing & Pricing Information :::
DuWop Gray Eyes is available through the DuWop website (duwop.com), as well as in Sephora brick and mortar stores, as well as through the Sephora website. You can check the DuWop website to see other stores in your area (up to a 250 mile radius) carry DuWop near you. The palettes cost $32, and if you\'re lucky, you can get it for cheaper when Sephora holds its annual Family & Friends sale (generally 20% off I believe).
::: Recommendation :::
If you don\'t mind having a few slight variations of the same color, then go for the palette. Maybe I would have had better luck with the cream eyeshadows, or a different color palette. Maybe I\'m just too dark for the colors to truly look different on me. I\'m not totally positive. Alas, I really don\'t think the eyeliner was very good, so even if you get the palette, you might want to skip using it. Although, I can say maybe you can use it as a base if you want to do a nice smokey gray eye. Overall though, I wouldn\'t recommend this particular palette to a friend.