The last eyeshadow palette you ever have to purchase

I was in a mood last week. Like the kind of mood that only a little retail therapy could fix. Not in the mood to take off my clothes, and not in the mood to drop A LOT of cash, I headed straight to the beauty department at Neiman Marcus. I was considering splurging on the $70 Cle de Peau concealer that everyone seems to rave about, but when I asked my bestie (and editor-in-chief of NewBeauty magazine) for her opinion, she diverted me. The next logical stop was the Tom Ford counter, and that’s where I fell in love (again).

I was perusing the lipsticks and glosses, and then I saw it standing next to—not with—the other eyeshadow palettes. The lovely saleswoman who was helping me (and obviously feeling my mood) swooped in and said, “Ah, yes… The Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad. We can barely keep it in stock.” And with that, I was sold. And suddenly feeling a lot better.

Most eyeshadow palettes are designed with colors that work well together. This is certainly true of the Nude Dip palette, but I was immediately drawn to these shades because I would wear each and every one of them solo. I’m not a big blender or contourer, and I prefer wearing a single shadow and dialing up the look with liner. Each of these subtly shimmery shades works day or night, and they can also we used wet for serious sparkle. It’s only been a week and I’ve already used all of them, and I’ve even started mixing and matching them to create a new look each time.

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t use their money to buy this palette…

Yes, you need a cleansing stick