Showing posts with label Eyeshadow Palette. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eyeshadow Palette. Show all posts

Friday, 14 October 2016

New In | Ciaté Manchester Chloe Morello Beauty Haul


How is it October? Winter is drawing closer and whilst I'm still pouting over the lack of sun I am looking forward to the festive beauty sets which pop up this time of year. Ciaté has a few offerings for this Christmas (it definitely feels too early to say the C word but lets go with it), one being the Beauty Haul (£45)*. This is a limited edition set which has been curated personally by beauty YouTuber Chloe Morello. It includes an eyeshadow palette, mini liquid velvet lipstick, mini wonderland mascara which all slot nicely into the included faux leather makeup pouch.


Ciaté is well known for their quality nail polishes but also have a line of colour cosmetics which I've become pretty familiar with recently. My favourite of their products has to be the Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slicks and a mini version of their best selling shade 'Pin Up' is included in this set. The matte texture is really comfortable to wear, lasts well and is so pigmented. The formula includes Hyaluronic Acid which is supposed to give the appearance of smoother, fuller lips. I have quite full lips naturally so it's hard to tell how much this actually does for me but I will say that it's a really comfortable matte lip to wear and it doesn't feel drying. The other mini is the Wonderland Mascara which Ciaté claims it's a long-lasting, no-clump mascara which gives a false lash effect.


The 'pretty, fun and fearless' eyeshadow palette contains 15 shades (9 matte and 6 shimmer) and it's love at first swatch. The shadows are well pigmented and there's a good range of warm and cool tones to suit different skintones. I'm naturally drawn to the warmer colours at the top of the palette, 'shine bright' in particular is just beautiful. I love the cooler purple tones too which are perfect to wear this time of year. Some of these shades are new and unique to this palette.


Overall it's a great set for any Ciaté fans and the star of the collection is definitely the eyeshadow palette. There's so many shades to play with and this kit is ultra-portable making it the ideal set for travel. This is a limited edition collection so if you want it you'll have to grab it quick. The only place I've seen it available in the UK currently is ASOS (for US try Sephora). Find it  and the full details about the set can be found on Ciaté's website.  


*sample - read my disclaimer .

Have you tried Ciaté beauty?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette & Swatches



I feel like I'm a little late to the party with this post as so many of my favourite bloggers have already posted about the Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette before it even came out! I didn't get the third palette from Urban Decay's Naked collection until Christmas but I was so happy I did. I'm so excited to play around with this palette. This is my first Urban Decay palette. Ever. I've had their eyeshadows in the past, which I loved, but currently I do not have any other products from this brand.


At a quick glance, the colours in this palette are so gorgeous. I wasn't sure how these would suit my skintone (medium with a yellow undertone) but the rose-gold tones are so flattering. There's a mix of matte and glittery shades in the palette. From swatching I think Trick, Factory and Darkside are going to be my favourites. I found the right side of the palette which contains the darker shades a lot easier to swatch than the left side and coincidentally they showed up better on my skin. Dust in particular I found really hard to pick up and I think this would be hard to work with. In all though, considering I don't generally like to wear pink unless it's on my lips, I'm really surprised how much I like the shades in this palette.


The palette comes with a useful double ended brush so you can apply your eyeshadow and blend them out. It also comes with samples of the Urban Decay Primer Potion in the 4 different formulations. I really love the packaging of this product, which feels very durable and is similar to the Naked 2 palette. A lot of the eyeshadow palettes I own already are on the cheaper side and the packaging has broken or feels quite flimsy.

Overall, my initial impressions are that this is a great palette with a wide range of shades that work well together. I can now sort of understand the huge hype around the release of this product and the previous Naked palettes.

Have you tried anything by Urban Decay?

Christine Stewart x

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