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The team at BrandBacker linked me up with Paula Dorf and I was sent the Aztec City Palette and a teal mascara to review, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I admit, I was skeptical of a palette that contained a teal shadow, but I was excited to try all of the neutrals in the Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette. As I figured, the neutrals are beautiful and great for everyday wear, but, guess what my favorite color in the palette ended up being?! The TEAL! It is gold flecked and gorgeous! Here is my full review!

From the Paula Dorf site:

Paula Dorf Cosmetics is a high quality collection of brushes and color cosmetics. Paula Dorf products are admired as the best in the business by fellow professional makeup artists, celebrities and most importantly, makeup lovers around the world. Our makeup philosophy is to empower women and is captured best in our signature phrase: Become your own makeup artist®

As you can see, the Aztec City Palette contains 4 more neutral shadows and the gorgeous teal shadow. The colors work so well together, as any palette should, and seem as if they were custom made for my brown eyes! Having brown eyes sometimes puts you at a disadvantage with neutral eye shadow palettes, that often seem to be made for blue and hazel eyes. 

The palette comes with a double sided brush: one for general application and one for lining your eyes. It is the softest eyeliner brush I’ve used, and it was great for my water line! Sometimes I find that my other eyeliner brushes are too stiff for my water line, and are irritating. This brush made it into my “brush cup” for regular use!

Here is a description of the Aztec City Palette from the Paula Dorf site:

From the desert sand to the crisp blue sky this Aztec City Palette has it all! With just the right balance of professional and flirty, this palette lets you decide between knockout nudes, classy colors or a mesmerizing mix of both. These five shades allow you to customize your look and transform your mindset to the bronzed beauty of the desert. The sleek mirrored case also contains a specially designed double-ended brush for the perfect application. For a more dramatic effect, use with Paula Dorf Transformer.

Above are the photos of the makeup look that I created using the palette! I can’t stress it enough: I was so pleasantly surprised with the teal shadow! I used it on my bottom lash line and it made my eyes pop! The gold in the shadow adds a nice shimmer and. combined with the subtle color for the teal, is really pretty. I used the brown shadow as a liner and it made for a really soft, subtle line.

Here are the steps I took; I numbered the palette as a guide: I used number 4 over my lid, and added number 1 to my brow bone. I then used number 3 to blend the two shades together, and add a bit of shimmer and a subtle mauve color. Then I lined my top lashes and water line with number 5. Lastly I lined my bottom lashes with number 2 (my beloved teal) for a great pop! I used a waterproof black mascara on my top lashes and the teal mascara on my bottom lashes. This added another subtle hint of color, and further brought out my brown eyes!

The mascara is very fun, though the color is light.  It worked well on my bottom lashes. I would like to try it over my regular black mascara to see how that color plays off eyes done with a gold shimmer shadow.

If you are as excited about the Aztec City Palette as I am, and I hope you are, I have a special treat for you!

Right now, Paula Dorf has an exclusive offer for SnapGinger Readers: Use Code TEAL for a free Paula Dorf Teal Mascara with purchase! That means you can try the Aztec City Palette and get the Teal Mascara for free! Plus, you get free shipping with any $50 purchase on the Paula Dorf site! Why not pick up the palette for yourself and a few goodies for your friends?!

What do you think of the make up look I created with the Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette?!

**Disclosure- The product featured in this review was provided to me for consideration and Powered by BrandBacker.  This in no way influenced my experience with the product- all opinions are my own, and I was not paid to write this review. If you would like to read more about my Privacy Disclosure click here. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep SnapGinger snapping! 


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