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.