I discovered Eve Pearl's little eye palettes at IMATS, while testing the Salmon Concealer (review coming soon). Eve Pearl offers eight combinations of her eye shadows, and I was attracted to Ultimate Eyes because of its versatility, easy to wear colors and that jeweled shimmery green that spices things up.
The shades in Eve Pearl's Ultimate Eyes palette combine matte (off-black, terracotta brown, pinkish cream) and bold shimmer (deep green, peach, bronze) textures, are smooth, soft, and easy to blend. The compact is slim and easy to tote around, making it a great travel item, especially since it gives enough options for a casual/vacation look, as well as the obligatory smoky eye.
The colors are not complex or original. This is a basic palette that perform well and doesn't require thought or planning on how to use it. I have been playing with some mixing and layering, but this is not an LMdB palette, and it's not meant to be.
Bottom Line: a great gift idea.
Eve Pearl The Eye Palette- Ultimate Eyes ($40) is available on Amazon and evepearl.com.