Sunday, 2 November 2008



I was browsing through the Christmas gift ideas at Boots when I came across this eye palette and soon as I saw it all I could say was... WOW! Since there were loads on the shelf, I thought, I'd leave it until the Christmas evening shopping event sometimes this month as I don't really need make up at the moment. However, the one week offer was just irresitible that I had to grab a piece... and 2 others ;)

I've never heard of this make up product but it just looked sooo exciting that I felt the need of having one :). I've been using this new palette since I got this and all I could say that it was worth that excitement... Alright alright... let's not get carried away by the way it looks... Although I'm excited about this eye palette... there's one thing that I wish it was... to be more pigmented. When I tried it in the shop it really looked very pigmented but when I tried it at home... I was a little disappointed... but then again... for how much it cost me... I can't complain really. It may not be the best eye palette but for what it's worth it was still a good buy. For someone who's always on the go... having this eye palette helps as it's got quite a lot of colours to choose from that I could create different looks without having to open numerous boxes ;)

Okay, you might be wondering what I'm on about so please feel free to browse through the photos below and tell me what you think :)

Swatches... it's my son't little arm and I used cotton buds to show you what the colours look like applied dry.
1. Carrot
3. True Blue
4. Wild Lime
5. Blush
6. Clematis
7. Fern
8. Bluebird
9. Chocolate Truffle
10. Black Iris
11. Riviera
12. French Blue
13. Super Pink
14. Moontruck
15. Viola
16. Wisteria (Love the sound of this... very very Desperate Housewife ha ha ha!)
17. Blossom
18. Buttercup
19. Hazel
Unfortunately, my little Sam's arm wasn't big enough to swatch all 25 colours. So what do you think of the colours guys? Would you say that this palette is prigmented or is it only me having so much expectation on this product?
Shop update... This palette is currently out of stock... I've got a feeling that they'll get back on the shelves after the one week offer... half price and 3 for 2. The eye palette was originally priced at £30 each but becaus of the week's offer... they only cost me £30 (yes, all 3 of them) instead of £90... so great buy!


Askmewhats said...

sis! you know how I feel about them! hahaha they reminded me of those coastal scents palette though, its the same size right?

Gracie said...

Ha ha ha! Yes sis! ;) I don't own any Coastal Scents palette and never seen one so I can't compare them, I'm afraid :(

The box is roughly 11 inches by 8.75 inches and each is about the same size as MAC single e/s. Does that make any sense at all sis?

Vanessa M. said...

wow how pretty!!!

Gracie said...

Thank you Van! It is, isn't it? Muah!

iamsutil said...

awwww...pretty palette! if it's the same size of MAC, then it's bigger than that of coastal scents (88 palette, not the neutral) am i right?

Gracie said...

Thank you sis Jheng :) I wouldn't know that but since you've got one, I believe you :)

Tracy said...

Nice palette! The colors look pretty pigmented from the swatches. Maybe try using an eyeshadow base with them?

Gracie said...

Thank you Tracy! Yeah, you're probably right... I'll try it next time. Thanks for the suggestion :) Very much appreciated :)

Liz said...

oh gawd.. gorgeous palette!

how come we don't have this in SG? :-(

Graceee said...

i got this palette for christmas and i think the best thing about it is the shadowline brush, that turns any of the shadows into an eyeliner. it works really well!

Anonymous said...

I was umming and aahing about whether to get one of these and your review made up my mind...and so I went to Boots and got mine for £7.34 in the sale! Very pleased

Thanks for your advice!

Gracie said...

Oh, wow! You definitely had a great bargain that one as they're originally priced at £30.00. I'm sure you'll have fun playing with it :)