This product was provided for review by Paula Dorf. All opinions are mine alone.
I love playing with eye shadow palettes, you can create so many looks with just a few shadows that are all located in one place. Usually palettes have eye shadows that work really well together and the Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette is no different. All five of these shades not only work well together but a few of them can also be multi-taskers.
Make sure to check out the video for swatches and more details!
Before we talk about the eye shadows in the palette let’s talk about the palette itself. The five shadows are housed in a rectangular plastic case. The Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette has a super sturdy feel to it that makes the palette feel super classy and expensive. It also has a little window that allows you to see the eye shadow inside without constantly opening it. I really like this feature!
However, my favorite feature of the Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette is the mirror! When you open the palette you see a spot for a dual-sided brush, the five eye shadows and then the mirror. While the mirror appears to be thin it actually gives a great view if you are using it to apply the shadows.
Now onto the eye shadows that are in the Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette. There is a white shadow, a blue shadow, a purple shadow, a light brown shadow, and a dark brown shadow. The white shadow works super well as a highlight shade or as a base shade over the entire lid. The light brown shade also works really well as a base shade over the entire or as a crease/transition shade. The dark brown worked well for me as a brow powder, it blended with my brows super well and lasted all day. All of the shadows had good pigmentation, minimal fallout and had some pretty good staying power.
Included with the Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette is a dual-sided brush. One end is a nice fluffy brush that worked really well for applying color to the lid and doing a bit of blending. I wouldn’t make it my full-time blending brush but it does do a decent job. The other end of the brush works super well if you’re using one of the shadows as an eyeliner or how I used it which was to fill in my brows!
I also received this gorgeous teal mascara with my palette. It’s great for giving just a little pop of color without being like “Wow you got blue eyelashes.” As a bonus if you use the code TEAL you’ll get a free Paula Dorf Lash Color Mascara in Teal. Head on over to the Paula Dorf site to check that out!