This is my 1st attempt at a makeup review so I hope you like it and find it helpful.
Before I start I would like to add a little Disclaimer:
This review is my opinion nothing more nothing less. I am not saying this product is better or worse than anything else on the market. You dont have to agree with me. Feel free to leave a comment if you have had different experiences with this product but just keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you + vice versa. I'm just being honest about my experience. Thanks for reading this now on to the review.
I guess I should first give you all a summery of what the kit includes.
It comes with a Dual Ended Applicator.
To be honest I dont use this applicator as I would much rather use my mac brushes. However its always handy to have if you go on holiday and don't have room for loads of brushes in your travel kit.
As I said it is Dual ended. This means that there are two applicators in one... One end is a fluffy shader brush (this would be good for applying colour and probably blending aswell. The other end is a sponge tip applicator... Lets face it....no one uses those.
The kit also comes with 6 Eye shadow colours and a Clear Liquid Liner.
The Eyeshadow Colours included are: Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple and finally a Pink.
The colours are quite pigmented and they apply really smoothly. This means that if you wanted a bright dramatic look this kit would be good for you to try.
They is also really easy to blend so I am sure it would be just as easy to get a more subtle look using these colours. Just be careful to use a light hand when picking up colour and applying.
As I mentioned it also comes with a Clear liquid liner. Now you may be wondering why you would want a clear liner?
The idea of the liner is to turn the shadows into a coloured eyeliner.
Say for example you wanted a green eyeliner.... You would gently swipe the brush over the green shadow then just line your eye as you would with a normal liquid liner.
Now we have covered the product itself lets talk about the packaging.
The packaging is basically a black case with a magnetic closure.
To me it looks very sleek and sophisticated.
The Magnet is a good feature because it means it’s secure. So it's not suddenly going to open up while travelling and make a big mess in the bottom of your makeup bag.....Of course we all know what that feels like, right?
It has a little decorative star on the opening which looks very nice.
I am sure some people would use this to open it, I personally like to pick it up and open it from underneath though. It's entirely up to you how you do it. I just find it easier that way.
There is a mirror on the inner lid which is very helpful especially if you are travelling and away from your normal dressing table set up.
On the outer lid it has the title in big bold letters taking up half the lid space so it’s nice and easy to read. The other half is a picture of half a face with the eye closed showing 3 Bright bold eye shadow colours on the lid. (This i find a bit deceiving as the colours in the kit DO NOT come out this bold.)
My Thoughts on this kit...I really like it.
The last time i saw it on the superdrug website it was £15.66. (However I have just looked and it doesn't appear to be on there now. I am hoping it hasn't been discontinued...if it has i'm sorry.) I however managed to find it on ebay for around half the price.
There is also a more neutral one available. If you are not into the bold colours (or maybe you just need a more neutral kit for everyday wear.) then this one would be perfect for you.
Of course you don't have to stick to just the one. If you like bold colours for going out at the weekend but need neutrals during the week, why not get both? (IF you can afford it of course.) This way you can have the best of both worlds.
I am personally a big fan of eye shadow palettes. In my opinion they are great value for money. Especially if you are on a budget. They are great for getting a nice selection of colours that quite often can be used together for a fraction of the price.
My overall impression is that it is a good quality sophisticated product aimed at the younger generation. (The other kit may be more suited to a wider age group.) Of course it doesn't have to be for the younger ages. If you like bold colours you could have fun with it whatever age you are.
Well thats my review. I hope you liked it.
I would love to hear everyones comments and thoughts.
Please let me know if you have any more questions and I will try to answer them to the best of my ability.