I hate regretting a purchase but this is one item that has done me no good. I got it a while back and happened to stubble upon it again today and it reminded me of how much I dislike it. Every time I look at it, I feel a tinge of sadness because like all items I buy I want to love it. I initially picked it up because it was a good deal but later when I payed I realized I read the fine print wrong, and had just paid closer to 12 dollars for it. As a lover of neutral colors this really stood out to me, I loved the contrast between the peaches/pinks and the purples, I also liked how there was a darker shade of brown in it to intensify the look.
The main problem I have with the custom eyes palette is the formulation, all the shades within are incredibly chalky. Just from a quick swatch you can see how dry the shadows are and they sit on your skin instead of blending in nicely. Unlike other eyeshadows that glide on effortlessly and smoothly I find these to be incredibly flat. If I had to describe the texture in all honestly I would say it's very much dusty and powdery. There is a great amount of fall out, all in all I think the colors look way better in the pan then they do on your eyes.
From just a quick glance I'm sure you can see how the shadows look from being swatched a couple times...
The shades below are among the worst in the palette...
The purple isn't TOO bad but the brown is still visibly powdery..
...and here are how the shades transfer onto the skin
I know my sister had the brown palette in the Custom Eyes and she said it wasn't too bad although there still was fall out. I found many people had similar experiences to me on Makeup Alley in regards to the palette.
Have you tried the Sweet Innocence Palette before?