Why do you need these palettes?
-for a natural, matte look
-to complement shimmer, satin, glitter shadows
-good basics to have
-could possibly use for brows or for contouring
Do you need both?
-Unless you are a makeup fanatic (me) I don't think you do.
Is the quality good?
-Minus the black shades, the shadows are smooth. Matte shadows are generally harder to make, because it is hard to get good quality out of them. I have been pleased with these palettes.
This or That:
A quick search deems that both are pretty close, with the original palette as the winner. In my opinion, I believe the 2 to be better in pigmentation and have been really pleased with it. If you are looking for warmer shades and lighter colors, chose the original. Medium and olive tones might like the 2 better. There is no true winner here for me--it comes down to personal preference. My personal faves for high-end mattes are from LORAC.
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