I was discussing the collection with my sleepy eyed husband at the breakfast table and clearly he didn't appreciate my enthusiasm for colours and textures. So I had to share swatches and my initial reaction with you right away as I needed to let it all out! The collection hits Superdrug stores on the 8th of June.
Here's the Santorini blush (£4.29) and the Monte Carlo lip conditioner (£4.29).
'Santorini' is a matte cool toned bold pink shade which is incredibly pigmented. Personally it's way too bright for me and not something I'm that excited about for now. 'Monte Carlo' is a sheer cool toned pink lip conditioner, it's a nice shade to have but not something I'm crazy about and I'm also not a fan of the scent.
However, something I am crazy about is the 'Monaco' eyeshadow palette. (£6.49)
The colours scream "Mediterranean" with coppers, browns, blues, greens and sandy browns. The best thing about this palette is that there is a range of highlighting, base and crease colours with a mixture of matte and shimmer textures which don't contain glitter. Clearly a perfect product to travel with for a holiday as these colours will compliment a sandy beach, clear blue seas and a golden tan all for an afforadble price and in compact packaging.
Mmmm yummy! I love every colour apart from maybe the green shade, which is weird because green is my favourite colour. Here are some swatches in natural light...
The matte dark navy blue will be stunning for a smokey look, and the matte turquoise will look great on the lower lash line... Ahhhh I want to decorate my eyes with these colours right now! I will be sure to post a fotd when I do!
Here are the swatches again with names and in direct sunlight. Look how pigmented they are, I applied them on the back of my hand with no base using my fingers. (Click image below to enlarge for a clearer view.)
I couldn't help but associate some of the colours to some from my Mac palette, 'Sunset' is a very close dupe for 'Coppering' e/s by Mac. 'Bamboo' is a matte cream colour that is a tad more creamy looking as opposed to white like 'Brule' from Mac. 'Humming Bird' is similar in tone to 'Steamy' from mac down to the slight golden shimmer but just brighter in tone. 'Sand Walker' is a shade lighter in tone than 'Omega' from Mac.
What's your favourite from this collection?
Disclaimer: Products mentioned were sent for review, I was not paid for this post and I am not affiliated with the brand. Honest opinion as always.