BEAUTY collection

Collection Eyes Uncovered Eyeshadow Palettes Review + Swatches: Nude, Nude Bronze & Nude Grey

13:00Alice Grace

collection eyes uncovered eyeshadow palettes review swatches affordable cheap drugstore high-street high quality urban decay naked palette dupes

Neutral eyeshadow palettes are my weakness when it comes to makeup. I have so many piled up in my beauty drawers, but that never stops me adding more to my collection. Granted - I do love to splurge on luxury brands, but it's always much more exciting to come across more affordable products that impress and rival premium formulas. Just like the Collection Eyes Uncovered Palettes. At just £3.99 each, these palettes are an absolute bargain and give some premium palettes a run for their money!

Other than sampling the much-loved Lasting Perfection Concealer that everyone raves about, Collection isn't a brand I'm particularly familiar with. Tending to gravitate towards the L'Oreal and Maybelline stands when browsing Boots, I've previously missed many of their new releases or hyped-up makeup heroes. After recently realizing that their entire range is priced at just £6 or less, including foundations and palettes, I went a little crazy and picked up a substantial selection of their products. Out of everything that came home with me, the Eyes Uncovered Palettes bowled me over the most.

collection eyes uncovered eyeshadow palettes review swatches affordable cheap drugstore high-street high quality urban decay naked palette dupes

The Eyes Uncovered range consists of six palettes, of which I have three. Being a girl that likes to stay 'safe' and wear neutral shades most often, I went for the Nude, Nude Bronze and Nude Grey options. For anyone that likes to wear more colour on the eyes, there's three more on offer featuring pinks, purples and blue-tones. Each palette contains six shadows, all with a mix of matte, satin and shimmer finishes and it seems like they're all pretty evenly matched in terms of quality. On the shelf, they don't stand-out or look particularly striking, but don't let the basic packaging fool you into thinking these are just any old average affordable eyeshadows.

What makes these palettes even better, is that they're cheaper alternatives to the famed Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes. They may not be exact dupes, as they only contain half the amount of shadows, but the shades they do contain are suspiciously similar to the cult blogger favourites. Quality-wise, they don't quite match the pigmentation levels of UD's shadows, but they are a hard brand to beat. Collection's shadows are just as buttery soft in texture and blend just as well, especially considering their ridiculously low cost.

Most of the shadows feel creamy and suede-like to the touch, but a couple of the more glittery shades do feel slightly grittier thanks to the chunkier shimmers. Even the matte shades are soft and easily blendable, which is refreshing for a cheaper palette. Worn alone, the eyeshadows do start to fade during the day, but using a primer underneath massively extends the longevity and keeps the colour looking perfect all day, for me. Fall-down is a slight issue when using a couple of the darker shades, due to the textures being so soft, but the lighter shades are all fine. When creating full-on looks with these palettes, it's best to start with your eye makeup, before applying foundation and concealer, to avoid your cheeks being peppered with shadow and shimmers once you've finished.

collection eyes uncovered nude eyeshadow palette review swatches
collection eyes uncovered nude eyeshadow palette swatches white chocolate buttercream biscuit chocolate milk brown sugar espresso

Nude has quickly become a staple in my makeup bag and is my most-used out of the trio. You really can't go wrong with a neutral palette that's full of matte and satin-finish shadows and the this one is full of them, making it an absolute must-have. With a line-up of much paler shades than the others, this is the best palette to create a bright-eyed everyday look with. To simply add some subtle definition to the eyes, this compact is perfect. The three lighter shades softly even-out the skin-tone, whilst the three darker hues can be used in the crease and alone the lash-line to add depth. It's such a foolproof palette to have and I'm annoyed that I didn't purchase it sooner!

collection eyes uncovered nude grey eyeshadow palette review swatches
collection eyes uncovered nude grey eyeshadow palette swatches parchment rubble under the moon driftwood in a nutshell eclipse


If you like cooler tones and suit greys and silvers, then you'll love Nude Grey. This one has the most contrast between the lighter and darkest shades, with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. I always find silvery shadows quite difficult to pull off, so I wasn't sure if I'd get much use out of this palette, but I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful all of the shades were when swatching them. With the addition of some smokey shades, this is a great palette to use to transition between a day to night look. If you're familiar with the Urban decay Naked Palettes, then I'm sure you'll notice the similarity between these shades and some of those within the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (foxy, suspect, verve, pistol, snakebite and blackout).

collection eyes uncovered nude bronze eyeshadow palette review swatches
collection eyes uncovered nude bronze eyeshadow palette swatches ivory mink ochre golden brown ember nutty

Nude Bronze is by far the prettiest palette of the three to look at. Full of warm, golden shimmery tones, it's right up my street. Surprisingly, though, its not the one I've been getting the most use out of. The only downside with this palette, is that it doesn't include any matte or particularly dark shades to define with. Not ideal when you want to create a complete eye look from just one palette, but it's great used in conjunction with other shadows or for applying a wash of shimmery colour over the lid. When swatched, you can see just how similar these shades are to those included in the original Urban Decay Naked Palette (vixen, sidecar, half baked, darkhorse, toasted and hustle).

If you're on a budget, or want to buy some affordable eyeshadows to use on an everyday basis, then the Collection Eyes Uncovered Palettes are perfect. They're incredible value for money at just £3.99 each and are even cheaper when they're regularly on offer in Boots. If anything, I'd say these palettes were priced too low for the high quality, which is always great! The cardboard case may not be the most glamorous, the applicator that comes with each palette may be pants and the lack of a mirror in the lid isn't ideal, but the plain black palettes are fairly attractive. Plus, it's handy to have a clear panel in the lid, to differentiate between multiples in your collection. 


Have you tried the Collection Eyes Uncovered Palettes?

AGB X


You Might Also Like

41 comments

  1. These look so beautiful! I love the colors in the Nude Bronze, but there are matte shades in the Nude palette that probably makes it easier to work with. Wish this brand was available in the US!

    Beauty From Katie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw, it's so frustrating that certain brands and products aren't available in every country! There's so many products on my wish-list that are only available in the US! x

      Delete
  2. I used to own one of these palettes and I found that the shimmery shade were absolutely amazing, I couldn't fault them, especially their gold and bronze shimmers. I really should go and pick these up because they're must haves at that price!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're so much better than I expected! I couldn't be without them in my collection now, especially the Nude palette! x

      Delete
  3. These look fab! Collection make up is sooo good for the money!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, I can't believe the quality of the products! They're so impressive! x

      Delete
  4. The swatches look so good <3

    Coco | The Beauty Milk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thanks! It always helps when the products are easy to work with! x

      Delete
  5. I LOVE the nude grey, I've never purchased an eyeshadow palette that isn't high end, but these always caught my eye when I'm on the boots website but i just wasn't sure how they'd be. Think I'll be buying next time!

    http://www.lashesandluxe.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They definitely exceeded my expectations - I was really surprised by how gorgeous the colours and textures were! I hope you're just as impressed by them as I was! x

      Delete
  6. I love the shadows!
    Love the products really cute!
    Please visit my Blog!

    http://www.alessabernal.com/

    Alessa Bernal.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're gorgeous, aren't they? :) x

      Delete
  7. £3.99 are you joking! That's so good. The fact that some of the shades are so creamy in texture makes them even more of a bargain. I'll defo have a look at these x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, I couldn't believe just how cheap they are, considering the quality! They're always on offer too, which makes them even more of a bargain! x

      Delete
  8. I am the biggest sucker for palettes and the swatches kind of make me want to get one right away! It's so pigmented, and looks like it's so easy to work with! What a great price point too!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're well worth a try, you really can't go wrong when they're only £3.99! x

      Delete
  9. Wow these look so lovely, from the swatches it looks like they all perform well too. For such a bargain I think I'll have to pick these up, even though I definitely don't need any other neutral palettes!

    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Let me know what you think of them! :) x

      Delete
  10. The eye shadow palettes look really pretty and great for the every day. They also seem easy to travel with. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're the perfect palettes for quick, everyday looks. You're right, the palettes are ideal for travelling with as they're so lightweight and compact :) x

      Delete
  11. I have the nude palette and I absolutely love it! I was blown away by how gorgeous the shades are, and they're surprisingly well pigmented too:)

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, I couldn't believe it when I first used them! x

      Delete
  12. The nude palettes from collection look so high end and beautiful. I first heard of them from Amelia Liana on her youtube channel and i fell in love from the jump! Glad to hear others singing their praises! Will need to check it out ASAP :)

    XO, Yasmin
    http://www.iamyasmin.ca

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you love them, if you pick any up! :) x

      Delete
  13. these are some of the best palettes at the drugstore!
    Aleeha xXx
    www.halesaaw.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have looked at these palettes so many times but always thought they would be awful quality! They look pretty good though!

    Jenny | www.jacandthebox.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So did I, considering the only cost £3.99, but they're actually amazing! Worth a try, for sure! x

      Delete
  15. I need to get my hands on the Nude Bronze palette, it's stunning!

    Abigail Alice 💕

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The shades in it are stunning, but I do wish the Nude Bronze palette contained a couple of less intensely shimmery colours to define with, like the two others do! x

      Delete
  16. I've never heard of the company before! Thanks so much for sharing darling.

    Love from https://tbymallano.com/

    ReplyDelete
  17. I always tell myself I'm going to buy an eye shadow pallette and never do! I seriously love the nude bronze shades they look amazing

    S x | SHELISES WORLD

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish I was like that, I can never resist picking up more when I see another beautiful one! x

      Delete
  18. Such classy shades love them. Classy shades lol? Does that even make sense! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Dominica from London, www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk xXx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, it does, I know what you mean! :) x

      Delete
  19. Wow what gorg swatches!! Collection have some really lovely products :) x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! They really do, I really regret not trying more from them until now! x

      Delete
  20. Oh these look lovely! Followed you beauty.

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've admired these often but have often been disappointed with high street eyeshadows. The swatches look amazing, I can tell that they're beautifully pigmented. I'll probably pass on them for now, as I can see the similarities between Urban Decay shadows I already own. But they'd be a fantastic option when I finish up a shadow in one of my Naked palettes but don't want to buy a single shadow or an entirely new Naked palette to replace it. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to read this post and leave a comment! I try to reply to each and every one of them within 24 hours! x

Contact Form