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.
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.
- 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.