1 - frosty white (not glittery), decent pigmentation
2 - rose shimmer, dusty pink with tiny glitter, poor pigmentation
3 - frosty light cool toned brown, decent pigmentation
4 - shimmer pale lime green, poor pigmentation
5 - yellow gold shimmer, less pigmentation than I expected, but not bad
6 - satin fuchsia, poor pigmentation
7 - matte true purple, very poor pigmentation, patchy application
8 - matte black, charcoal, decent pigmentation, somewhat patchy
9 - satin navy blue, pigmentation on the poor side, less vibrant than in the pan
10 - warm toned champagne shimmer, actually pretty decent pigmentation
11 - light shimmer blue, good pigmentation, pretty cool color, maybe a golden shimmer undertone?
12 - satin chocolate brown, good pigmentation
Repeats from other Maybelline 12 pan palettes:
I don't know if it's just in my head, but I feel like the repeats in the Brights palette are actually more pigmented than the shades in the original Nudes palette.
My overall thoughts...
Once again, as in the Smokes palette, I am somewhat on the fence about this palette. Some shades are good and some are pretty crappy. I like the idea of these large palettes at drugstore prices, but I think the actual product could be improved greatly.
It seems that Maybelline does not do mattes very well because both of the mattes in this palette are patchy and weak.
The two purples (Shades 6 & 7) I was really looking forward to are very disappointing.
Highlights of this palette? Shades 10, 11, 12
Super disappointments of this palette? Shades 4, 6, 7
Thanks so much for reading!
Let me know your thoughts on this little guy and any of the other Maybelline palettes out right now!