I am not someone who goes for pinks, pastels or bright colors for eyeshadows, but when this new palette from Nomad Cosmetics reached my desk recently I knew I had to explore it to see its potential. NOMAD Tokyo Harajuku Eyeshadow Palette is a newly launched “globally-inspired” palette, and it is transporting users to Harajuku, Tokyo!
This palette brings eclectic, trendy hotspot to life with a poppy pastel palette of 10 creamy eyeshadows and 5 multi-chrome toppers — all infused with local Camellia Japonica Oil!
NOMAD Tokyo Harajuku Eyeshadow Palette:
Tokyo Harajuku Eyeshadow Palette! This poppy pastel palette of fun combines 10 high-pigmented eyeshadows and 5 unique multi-chrome toppers for a sheer prismatic color effect. 15 kawaii shades inspired by the wild creativity of the trendy Tokyo youth. Infused with Camellia Japonica Oil to make skin soft and silky smooth. Cruelty-free & vegan.
How will NOMAD Tokyo Harajuku Eyeshadow Palette transport you to Harajuku, Tokyo?
I have never been to Japan but from what I have heard and read, it’s truly beautiful. So when I read that this Nomad palette will give me the essence of Harajuku, Tokyo, I was intrigued. First thing came to my mind is: HOW?!
From ingredients to formula and packaging, here’s what the brand has to say about this:
- Local Oil: The palette is infused with Camellia Japonica Oil to help make skin soft and silky smooth.
- Colors: This poppy pastel palette boasts hues of kawaii unicorns, pastel lavender, mint and yellow to goth-loli grays, and crystal chrome candy fruit pastel hues of grape, lemon, and lime. Each shade name is pulled from an actual part of Harajuku and the Japanese spelling can be found on the packaging.
- Eyeshadows: 10 intense eyeshadows with vivid color payoff (5 matte shades and 5 satin)
- NEW Snowflake Formula: 5 NEW Multi-Chrome Toppers in a new Snowflake Formula that can be used on lids, lips, cheeks or brows for a sheer crystal effect.
- What else? The palette uses natural ingredients and is vegan & cruelty-free
Packaging and Features:
The palette comes in a cardboard box with a good-sized mirror. The design on the palette is definitely cute and girly. It doesn’t come with any brush. It’s lightweight and sturdy enough to travel with.
This palette retails for $37 and can be found on Nomad Cosmetics website.
Tokyo Harajuku Eyeshadow Palette Eye Shadow Breakdown:
This palette consists of 5 matte shades, 5 satin and 5 Multi-Chrome Toppers which are neatly placed in 3 rows formula wise. The multi-chrome toppers can be applied with a finger or wet brush and you can use it on lids, lips, cheeks or brows.
- KAWAII – matte ripe cantaloupe
- TAKENOKO-ZOKU – matte vivid violet
- MEL-TEA ROOM – matte buttercup yellow
- KAKIGŌRI – matte matcha mint
- VISUAL KEI – matte charcoal gray
- LOLITA – satin pink sherbet
- NOW IS FOREVER – satin sea green
- HANAMI – satin tea rose pink
- GYARU – satin orchid bloom
- KUROI NIJI – satin gray violet
5 Multi-Chrome Toppers:
- DECORA – Festive fuchsia with candy colored crystals
- ZAKU ZAKU – Lustrous lemon with lychee pink crystals
- TAKESHITA-DŌRI – Sparkling grape with radiant orchid crystals
- MOSHI MOSHI – Prismatic lime punch with aqua crystals
- OTAKU – Iridescent pink sugar with ice blue crystals
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Below are the unaltered, unedited swatches of the shadows. As usual, I have not used any base (foundation, primer or anything else) underneath the shadows. They are swatched with a clean finger. The first picture is from the first row consisting matte shadows. The second picture is from the second row consisting of satin shadows and the 3rd and 4th ones are swatches of the 3rd row with multi-chrome toppers.
MY THOUGHTS on Nomad Tokyo Harajuku Eyeshadow Palette:
- All of the shadows are creamy, soft and blend well.
- Most of the time, light-colored matte shadows turn out chalky and patchy. The matte shadows here are not chalky or patchy.
- The satin shadows have a beautiful sheen. These shadows also blend pretty well and opaque.
- The multi-chrome shadows work best if you first put it with your fingers (for a light wash of color), and then pack it on top with a damp brush (more opaque result).
In A Nutshell:
I loved the quality and performance of these shadows. If you are into fun colors like these, then definitely go for the NOMAD Tokyo Harajuku Eyeshadow Palette.
**The items featured in this post were provided by the brand for review. This does not affect my opinion of the item.**
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