Growing up, Friends was the show that was just slightly more “adult” than I was allowed to watch. So, I’ve never been a fan of it like I was compared to, say, Harry Potter. But thanks to Netflix and good ol’ syndicated programming, I’ve made my way through the series. Ulta recently offered a line of products inspired by the show from Revolution, including this palette – Open the Door eye shadow palette, $25
It has an average of 5 stars based on 49 reviews, so clearly it is a much-loved palette. It features 21 shades, mostly ranging from cream to berries and rich chocolate tones. I have to say, it is more of a novelty palette than anything else. The colors do not have the pigmentation I was hoping for, and some can be difficult to blend. But, the packaging is adorable. And you do really get a great variety for the cost. It’s a great item to have, but it’s certainly not a must-have in your routine.
All that to say, I wanted to create looks from this line, inspired by each character, combined with actual products they used according to Robin Seigel, department head of make-up. For the character of Monica Geller, Seigel says she used a lot of jewel-tones with a hint of navy. This palette offered a few to work with, combined with Maybelline Colorstrike cream-to-powder eye shadow pen make-up for my second look. (And spoiler alert: this product is garbage.) Finally, I opted for Viseart in navy, which was the perfect solution.
See the look, products and review here.