Cheap Thrills: Absolute New York True Palettes Review + Swatches

By Trecee Hutchinson - 10:19:00 PM

A few months ago, I went into my local beauty supple store to re up on my Castor Oil and decided to browse the beauty section (as always!) and I came across some really great palettes by Absolute New York. I had literally never heard of this brand before so I was a little intrigued.

After a bunch of swatching, I came across some products that really suprised and low key impressed me. Today, I want to talk about the True Palettes, but first a little background on the brand itself.

Absolute is a relatively new brand that was founded in 2014 as a off shoot of Nicka K. Like Nicka K, they also offer a huge range of cruelty free products at affordable prices including skin care. I browsed the website and spotted several things that I want to try out eventually.

Now back to the palettes...

These are 5 pan palettes based on different themes. They also feature  satin, shimmer and matte finishes that vary by the palette. I ended up picking 2 of the 4 palettes in Elements, an earth tone palette with a pop of cool navy and Romantic Affair a cool purple toned palette.


NF073 - Elements

Romantic Affair

NF071 - Romantic Affair

What I love


 I picked mine up for 2.99 in store, but online the price ranges from 2.99 - 5.99 depending on where you choose to purchase. I will leave a few links below so you can check them out at different sources, You also get 2.1 oz.  of product.



As you can see from the swatches, these have really good pigmentation and blend well. I like that the color builds up easily. You can also use these with a fixing spray or water for an even more vibrant effect


These blend like a dream. They also don't blend away into nothingness when applying so you don't have to apply several layers to get a vibrant look.

What I Don't Like

Lack of Variety in the Finishes 

On the website, it says that the palette has a variety of finishes, but I found that all of the colors were shimmery and I had to add in matte transition shades to the looks (see below)

All in all I'm so glad I found this little gems randomly. That's what I love about makeup though, you can find something inexpensive and amazing...

What do you think of the True Palettes? Drop me a comment below.

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