Friday, 11 June 2010

Palette Crazy?

I'm a bit of an organisational freak.

I can't stand different sized eye shadows in my drawer, I would rather them be all the same size or the same brand and keep them in a palette. A bit too much? Maybe.

It seems that most beauty brands are picking up on the palette frenzy that Mac kind of started. Other brands which have large or custom palette options include Make Up Forever, Nars, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Coastal scents, Bobbi Brown, Inglot and Shu Uemura. I mean, even I made a custom lip palette.

I received a surprise parcel from Coco Beau the other day. It's an exclusive palette consisting of 16 eye shadows, 4 blushes and 2 lipsticks which is called "The Garden Girl Palette" and manufactured by Bee Luscious Cosmetics.

Pretty?

It's rather large, almost double the size of a Mac palette.


There are a variety of colours and finishes including matte, soft sheen and sparkly eye shadows.


Here are the 4 blushes and 2 lip colours.


Here are all of the eye shadows swatches, if you want a full list of the names and finishes, click HERE.


My favourites are:
  • Eggplant (sheer satin eyeshadow)
  • Distressed Khaki (dimensional shadow)
  • Neo Plum (mineral eyeshadow)

Neo Plum is really similar to Urban Decays 'Mayhem' which is my favourite purple ever!


Here are swatches of the blushes and 2 lipsticks below. Sparkling rose looks suspiciously similar to Nars Orgasm and doesn't 'Coral Sun' look amazing?


What do I think?

The Good:
The pigmentation of all of the colours are amazing, non chalky and easy to blend. They really do look like colours you would find in a garden and there are plenty of colour combinations to choose from. Good value for money for so many eye shadows including blush and lip colours.

The Bad:
I don't like the logo that has been stuck onto the front as it makes it look cheap - an engraved or printed logo would have looked much smarter. I would have liked to have seen some neutral browns and highlight colours too as it would have made it more versatile. I also don't like the embossed design on the matte colours.

Would I recommend it?
Yes, if you are palette crazy or if you are just getting into makeup as this would be a great kit without spending too much money. But, technically, if you already own a variety of colours, you don't need to be greedy and get this too unless you need it!.

Are you crazy about palettes?

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration for review, I did not get paid to blog about it and I am not affiliated with the brand or company. Do I even need to say that it's my honest opinion as always? Just did.

32 comments:

Shirley said...

The Swatches look amazing! Really liking "Coral Sun" Blush! :) xx

Hello Barbie said...

Neo Plum looks super stunning :) xx

Laura xo said...

this looks gorgeous! ♥ i can't believe how pigmented those lip colors are, i have bad experience with lip palettes haha =/
lovely post & review! xx

ellamarie84 said...

That eggplant color is beautiful! These are pretty colors! And, I wish I could have some of your organizational skills...I'm a mess! :)

Melissa said...

I am the ame - I like things neat and tidy in palettes, and don't like odd sized or shaped eyeshadoes in the drawer.

But this looks very nice! Thanks for the swatches and review.

Melissa
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xbbkay said...

those colours look gorgeous! and the pigmentation looks incredible. i'm itching when i saw the blushes. so prettyyyyyy

Tugba said...

I love the bright pink lipstick :D Its gorgeous. Wish they would sell it seperate :D

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MW said...

i actually really like this palette the swatches look great

Essjay23x said...

I really want to get some pallettes together.
The one you were sent looks lovely but I probably would only look at most of the colours and swoon. I have quite a few shadows now but tend to stick to the same.

Andi said...

Wow, what a fun surprise!
The Distressed Khaki and Coral Sun will be amazing on you! Can't wait to see a new make-up look!

cbsg5861 said...

I'm an organising freak myself, lately I'm getting bored of my Body Shop eyeshadow pots that I'm thinking of buying some cheap magnetic palettes from ebay and stick them in there, all neat and tidy (thankfully they're the same size as Mac)

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

Thanks for sharing. It looks nice. I guess they are not easy to depot to make them a bit more travel friendly?
My favourite would be Eggplant.
XXX

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frocklover said...

When I clicked through on the link and say the price I nearly had a canary. I think I'll stick to Coastal Scents, pretty as it is, it's not worth that imo

marjam86 said...

coral sun looks like expensive pink eyeshadow;).

Jade said...

wow what a great collection :) xxx

Sprinkleofglitter said...

Muhsine I absolutely adore your blog! I spent the day last week (at work-naughty naughty) reading through the whole thing and I love love love it!!!
I like the palette, I'm not sure I would buy it but lucky you for being sent it for free!! xxxxx

nicoletta said...

This looks really lovely what a nice surprise xx

Sami said...

Wow this looks like such a great product... it has so many bright colours to experiment with :P
Sami xx

Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

I like your favorite colors! They're so pretty. I am definitely palette crazy, so I guess I'll have to try this ;) Thanks for sharing.

XOXO

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Jonna said...

Awesome palette. The eggplant colour is so pretty! :) To be honest, I don't even have any palettes yet. :o

..R May A.. said...

I'm palette crazy :)
I have so many loose shadows, and it drives me crazy! I want them organsised :p

Princesa Livia said...

This palette looks really nice. Thank you for sharing! ♥

Grace said...

I think those blushes are absolutely stunning! Neo Plum looks gorgeous too! xx

Kate Gene said...

Distressed Khaki is what I was hoping NARS Mekong would be. Gorgeous!

I am the same way you are when it comes to my products all being the same size... I could never pull the liners out of a make-up tray and let my shadows/blushes float freely! Ick!

xoxo

Hell Notes for Beauty said...

Eggplant is gorgeous. I need to uograde my eyeshadows.

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fantastic said...

Distressed Khaki and Sparkling Rose and both so pretty...I would consider the palette for those two shades alone! x

KeytaHawkins said...

Those colors look sooo pretty xxx

Sara said...

Thanks so much for this review, I was about to buy a few NARS eyeshadows, but this will work out much better. I agree that Distressed Khaki looks like a better version of Mekong. Like Muhsine said, Sparkling Rose looks like Orgasm too. A few others NARS comparisons; Natural Beauty looks like Nico (blush) and Coral Sun looks like a better version of Lovejoy.

Anyway, I cant wait to get this palette!

misswhitemilkyway.com said...

Love the pallete!

*~♥Giddy Princess♥~* said...

Gosh, I hadn't even heard of this brand before! Whoops! This palette looks great though!

pelininstyle said...

I love everything about palettes:)
This looks gorgeous:) Blue eye colors hmmm:) I loved this:)