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Glossier Monochromes Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Glossier Monochromes Eyeshadow Palettes
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This is such an interesting concept from minimalist beauty brand Glossier. These new trio palettes, the Glossier Monochromes eyeshadow compacts, contain just one shade but in three different finishes. They are designed to help you celebrate your signature shade or shades! Here’s what you need to know.

What are Glossier Monochromes?

Glossier Monochromes Eyeshadow Palettes
Glossier Monochromes Eyeshadow Palettes

These are Glossier’s latest eyeshadow palettes:

  • Glossier Monochromes are brand new refillable monochromatic eyeshadow trios with three different finishes
  • Each palette offers up one shade in matte, metallic and satin
  • The matte shade is formulated to be rich and smooth
  • Metallic has a soft sparkly, shimmering effect
  • Satin is designed to give a soft, delicate sheen
  • Each compact is refillable, reuseable and recyclable
  • Formulated without talc, natural mica, and fragrance
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes
  • Vegan and cruelty free
  • Available in 10 shades

Glossier Monochromes Shades & Swatches

There are 10 shades to choose from in these new trio palettes:

  • Clay – rich terracotta
  • Bluff – pale, peachy pink
  • Heather – neutral rose
  • Mist – cool lilac
  • Jute – soft taupe
  • Almond – rosy brown
  • Prairie – rich olive
  • Rosin – golden yellow
  • Mesa – warm orange
  • Teak – warm chocolate brown

I have eight of the ten shades to show you here.

Clay Swatches

  • Glossier Monochromes - Clay
  • Clay Swatches

Bluff Swatches

  • Glossier Monochromes - Bluff
  • Bluff Swatches

Heather Swatches

  • Glossier Monochromes - Heather
  • Heather Swatches

Mist Swatches

  • Glossier Monochromes - Mist
  • Mist Swatches

Almond Swatches

  • Glossier Monochromes - Almond
  • Almond Swatches

Prairie Swatches

  • Glossier Monochromes - Prairie
  • Prairie Swatches

Rosin Swatches

  • Glossier Monochromes - Rosin
  • Rosin Swatches

Teak Swatches

  • Glossier Monochromes - Teak
  • Teak Swatches

My Review of Glossier Monochromes

  • Cute, easy to use packaging
  • Refillable, reuseable and recyclable
  • Nicely pigmented and easy to blend
  • Good colour payoff
  • Easy to build

I have to say, although the palettes all have the same shade, which seems kind of the opposite to what a palette is supposed to be, I do love the idea of the options being about the finish rather than the colour!

I love a one shade look, but I like to add a bit of dimension, so the range of finishes completely ticks that box for me!

I am impressed with the range of shades. There are some super light ones that would be perfect for lighter skin tones, and then they are some much deeper ones for darker skin tones or for a more dramatic look.

As always, I gravitate towards the richer tones like Clay, Almond and Teak, and I love the bright golds of the yellow palette, Rosin.

Also, I am really tempted by the olive green shade of Prairie. I am feeling like I want to get into green more this Autumn and was particularly attracted to the green shade in the new NARS Climax Eyeshadow palette.

True to the brand’s style, the Glossier Monochromes are all about a minimal makeup look. However, this doesn’t mean it has to be boring, and you can experiment with colour without being daunted by too many shades options and combinations.

I think they are perfect for anyone who wants to wear eyeshadow but isn’t a pro when it comes to creating a whole eye look. This does it for you in a very simple way, but you get the flexibility of being able to play with finishes and dimension!

Also they have a great size mirror and the compact is neat and handbag friendly so will be great for travel. I love that they are refillable, so you can top up on your fave, or experiment with a new shade.

Where to buy them

The trio palettes are £19 and available now.