Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paris Dream Palette!

Press Sample

 

I haven’t had much experience with Manna Kadar except for a lovely lip gloss in an old Ipsy bag, but I LOVED that gloss so when I saw the Manna Kadar booth at CosmoProf I was curious to take a look at the other offerings from the brand. I immediately fell in love with the Paris Dream Palette ($59).  Eyeshadow and multi-use palettes are my jam and with a Paris theme what girl could resist? The booth was packed and I had an appointment so I really didn’t get a chance to get familiar with the brand. That’s the only problem with CosmoProf, the booths are so crowded!

In January of 2012, after years of careful research and development, Manna Kadar Cosmetics was finally born. A prestige line of products that merge the most cutting edge color trends with the finest ingredients, Manna Kadar Cosmetics are long-wearing and double duty. Adhering to the philosophy that less is more, Manna’s tricks of the trade are found in double-duty products such as Fantasy 3-in-1 that can be used as an eye shadow, blush, and highlighter.

Lucky for me, Manna Kadar was featured at the Beauty After Dark event and I was able to get to know the brand and see the Paris Dream Palette up close and…it’s gorgeous!! Designed by Manna Kadar herself, the palette was inspired by her birthplace of Paris, France. It contains 4 eyeshadows, blush, highlighter, bronzer, and face powder. These must have shades come in a mirrored palette with the iconic Parisian lifestyle.

The palette is a little bulky to travel with but it sure is cute! It is adorned with foil images of traditional Paris: the Eiffel Tower, an outdoor cafe, a woman with heart balloons and a street lamp. The same images are represented inside with the heart balloons holding the eyeshadows, the Eiffel Tower holding the face powder and the woman on the bronzer.

The Eiffel Tower on the face powder is overspray as is the pretty pink lady on the bronzer and they disappear within the first or second use. The face powder works beautifully as an all-over or setting powder for lighter skin and the bronzer is a copper shade that is nicely pigmented.

The five neutral eyeshadow shades are finely milled, creamy and smooth. There is a matte whipped cream, a shimmery dove grey, a shimmery mauve, a matte greige, and dark brown. These sophisticated shades can go from effortlessly chic to dramatic easily. The shimmery mauve shade is everything!

For this look, I used the cream shade on the brow bone, mauve on the lid, taupe in the crease and dark brown to line.

One of the highlights of the Paris Dream palette is the blush trio. It has a pink blush, shimmery beige highlight and vibrant coral blush when mixed together makes cheeks glow. The trio is embossed with a Paris postmark and some writing in French–such a nice touch! I drag a slanted blush brush through all three shades for the perfect radiant flush. I’ve been using it nearly every day this summer!

I’m so glad to have the Paris Dreams palette is my collection–it’s a great all-in-one palette that goes from day to night easily. The quality is excellent and you can create so many effortlessly chic and elegant looks! This only makes me want to try even more from the brand! You can count on this making my Best Palettes of 2017 list!

 

  • The design of this palette is adorable! I love the Parisian theme, with the Eiffel Tower, cafe, and cute heart-shaped balloons. I’m thinking this would make the perfect gift for my teenage girls. 😉

  • Robin Rue

    That looks like a really nice palette. I love the dark colors of the eyeshadows in this set.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Oh, it has hearts! The cheek shades look particularly lovely and pigmented. Love how they look on you

    • The cheek shades are my favorite of the palette!

  • marciaf

    The first time I saw a picture of this I had a feeling I’d want it and now I want it even more. The colors are so great for me and I love the design of the palette.

    • Get it Marcia! The heart balloons are so YOU!

  • Melissa Chapman

    That is a nice palette and the shades are outstanding. I love the Paris scenes and packaging.

  • This pallet is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and how they designed it as well. I don’t need it but I think I NEED it lol

  • This palette is perfect for you! Such a pretty look!

  • Kristina

    Love these colors! I’d so wear this. I love the Paris design because when I lived in England I visited Paris and loved it. I need this in my life!

  • Jeanine

    These colors are perfect for fall! The colors are so warm and would look great on just about anyone. Very cute box design too!

  • I love the colors! I cannot believe I haven’t paid much attention to this brand before! It’s really nice to have in your collection.

    • The brand is fairly new, it launched in 2012.

  • The blush/highlighter pan is SO gorgeous!

  • I’ve never heard of this brand before, to be honest. I’m pretty sure my daughter has. The colors are really nice!

  • Cassie Liz

    I can’t get over the packaging! I’d buy it for that alone – so so cute, especially the love heat shaped balloons!

  • This is Beautiful palette. I have seen it on IG and I want it so bad. I would love to just look at it as well as use it. Thanks for sharing and reviewing to know it s Good one.

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    I love the adorable packaging. These colors are something I would love to wear. I need to find this for myself.

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I had not heard of this brand before. I am in love with this color palette.

  • Rachel

    I have never heard of this brand. I love the designs in the palette. It almost makes me feel like they will be too pretty to use.

    • True! I let it set around so I could stare at it for a while before I dug in.

  • Chel Guild

    I love this palette! It would make a great gift, and the colors could work on any skin tone. Your application was on point 😉

  • How cute is this palette, the colors really work for you.

  • Aneta Alaei

    What a beautiful palatte. I love the warm and neutral colours and I think it would probs break my heart to use it though. So pretty

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  • The palette looks adorable! And so sparkly (sparkles are everything). The pinky-grey colours work really well for fair skin, I think.

  • So pretty! I love the blush and highlighter and would use this often.

  • polarbelle

    I love this palette, especially the bronzer

  • redheadmomblog

    I’ve never heard of this brand before, but the palette looks beautiful! I’m gonna need to check this one out!

  • What a beautiful palette! I love the colors in it, and total props to the packaging designers too for creating such a fun design concept.

  • I love the light colors! They are the perfect shades for the office or a lunch date.

  • I just love those shimmery pink shades. Very pretty and can complement any skin tone!