The Pumpkin Spice Lattes have made their appearance, which means it’s officially fall, right? Well, fall makeup launches are already in full force, at least, and one of my favorites so far is the City Color Cosmetics Boho Chic Palette that just launched last week: twelve eyeshadows in a slim palette that range from neutral to bold.
The palette itself comes in cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure, and the pan size is pretty generous— giving you a lot of room to swirl a brush into the shade. I think the only thing that would make the packaging better would be the inclusion of a mirror inside, but I can live.
The twelve eyeshadows all have very coachella-y names, and each one is a hit in my book. Even though there are only three matte shades in the entire palette, which I would generally say isn’t enough, the brand was pretty strategic in the color selection. Crochet is a very light cream that’s great for a matte highlight, Moccasins is a medium brown that I love using as a transition shade, and Vast is a deep brown that’s great for creating a dimensional crease. Because the mattes are so neutral, they work easily with the rest of the shades to complete the look.
The rest of the shades have a satin finish, and they are all knockouts with a smooth, buttery texture and great color payoff. They packed a lot of variety, including the neutral browns, soft purples, warm pinks and the bold blue that is Infinity. You have so much to work with! They’re incredibly easy to blend (especially with my City Color Cosmetics brushes!) and and all of the shades look great together.
I love using the warmer shades to create this fall look that I’ve been wearing pretty consistently since the palette arrived at my door— Crochet on the browbone, Moonchild in the inner corner, Energy and Dreamcatcher on the lid, Marsala and Vast in the crease.
With primer these shadows not only last all day, but look just as strong as when they’re first applied.
The City Color Cosmetics Boho Chic palette is now available on their website for $15.99, and you can get an extra 10% off with the code SlashedBeauty at checkout.
What’s your favorite fall release so far?
Very pretty. They’ve really raised the prices on their palettes, though it looks like the packaging is nicer now.