I’ve been banging around with this chick for around a week now, and let me tell you it’s been fun, but I was completely unprepared for the pigmentation and subsequent blending struggles. Completely my fault tho, so…
I don’t know if you guys are familiar with her, since the name seems rather generic yeah? But British Beauty Blogger is one of my personal favourite bloggers. I like her because she gets a bit of everything, skincare, hair care, makeup and she’s thorough. She covers all skin tones and skin types, drug store and high end brands. The lady Jane knows her stuff.
So I was pretty stoked when I realised that she and MR had got together and had a love child. Listen, I wasn’t prepared. I thought I was, but really? I wasn’t, not for all that colour. First tip, don’t dig your brush into the pans, you’ll regret it. You’re just not grown enough for all that pigmentation.
The palette is a collection thirty shades, it sounds like a lot, but the rounded pans are quite small. The shadows aren’t baked, but it uses that marble tech of different shades that creates interesting colours when blended together.
This is legit theee most complete palette I’ve ever seen in my life. It has everything. Mattes, shimmers, satins and high glitters. It has transition shades for the lightest, darkest and everyone in between. It has purples, brown, golds, greens and a wide range of blues. Plus, some colours you’ll look at, think it’s one thing, swatch it and then go oh!
The case is not made of metal, but weirdly feels like it and has the weight of a metal palette. I comes with a mirror and tiny brush that’s well…useless. The outside design is so flippin’ unique and goes well with the gold packaging of the palette, it also feels a lot bigger in person than it looks in pictures, or maybe I’m just weird? And now for your viewing pleasure, palette porn.
Right?!?! I mean you haven’t seen anything yet though, just wait till we get to the swatches. The only thing that really annoyed me about this palette was all the negative space. The shadows are all concentrated in the centre of the palette and so you get a lot of space on the outer edges. To be sure it’s cute, but, they could have arranged them normally and printed the names of the shades inside.
All of the colours swatch and apply well with both fingers and brush, with or without primer and the longevity does change w/without primer. To be on the safe side though I’d use primer because a couple of those very blue shades stain like mad. They don’t shift, fade, migrate or get muddy. What you see is what you get ladies. I also didn’t have any fallout even with the more glittery shades, and did I mention that they feel like butter? Without further ado, the swatches.
I don’t think these pictures do the palette justice. They absolutely do not capture the brilliance of these shades, nor the multi-faceted, tonal nature of some of them, but I do think this is a palette that just about everyone needs in their life.
Once again, I’m going to have to advocate purchasing from the UK site, with the conversion I paid something like $12.50? On the US site it’s $15. Just be sure that when you do, you place a large order of the shipping fees may kill you. I also think that it will transition well from season to season as well as day to night since you have your neutrals and brights, and all those warm fall and winter shades too.