Of course when offered some products to review, I will always try and see if there are interesting eyeshadows. I was sent the Alluring Amber eyeshadow palette from DHC ($18CDN).
The DHC palettes contain an eye treatment base and two coordinating colors. The treatment base is supposed to help protect, firm and hydrate your eye area.
The Alluring Amber palette contains a cream colored treatment base which has some low density glittery. It dries very quickly to powder and applied very smoothly on the lid. The color base was brightening without being pale. Though it had (very few) flecks of small glitter here and there, it didn't product the super shimmer/glitter effect that typical asian palettes seem to go for.
The two coordinating eyeshadows are a peachy champagne and a bronze mid-toned brown. The peachy champagne shade was a great all over lid color. The texture was smooth. The shadow isn't sheer, just a light shade. The bronze color was SO AMAZINGLY BUTTERY. When swatching with my fingers, I managed to dent the shadow because of how soft it was. Both shades blend very nicely and have a great level of pigment.
I wish the plastic case was more sturdy. I can see gaps between the shadow pans and the palette is very light weight. In combination with how buttery the bronze shade was, I'd be very careful about this. A drop might just cause a shattered powder mess.
Overall I'm very pleased with this palette. $18 is a great price for the quality of the shadows and I like this color combination. I'm a fan of warm shades and these colors are definitely warm. I'm also pleasantly surprised by the cream to powder finish of the base and how long lasting and non-creasing the shadows were over the cream base alone. I thought the base would be the same sticky slippery base that the Kate Palette had. Thankfully it wasn't!