Bloggers #ChristmasBeautybrawl16 Day 2

I hope you are enjoying this beauty collaboration led by Beth of La Blog Beaute  If you wish to know more about it please read my introduction for full details of what it is and who’s involved.

Day 2 and the review for today is an eye shadow palette. In the collaboration we all have the same type of product to review each day but we choose exactly which one to review and none of us are aware of the products that are chosen by each other. This all makes it fun and I was so interested to read the reviews from yesterday. Such a diverse collection of products – I picked up a few recommendations for myself.

The eye shadow I’m choosing to review is Maybelline’s The Blushed Nudes eye palette

After taking early retirement last year and had so much fabulous free time on my hands I had a mad spending spree and treated myself to some fabulous beauty products, some I’m ashamed to say I’ve not even used. I bought quite a few varied palettes and this is one that remained unopened. This collaboration was a good reason to try it now.
The Blushed Nudes® Eye Shadow Palette features 12 expertly curated shades for custom eye makeup looks. I took a peak at the online information about the product and noted that it had tips on how to use and apply it.

I rarely leave the house without make up, unless I’m just popping to the shop quickly. I therefore have a well established routine for using and applying and followed the same steps with this product as I do with all others.

I used 2 of the shade on my eyes for a week. Initially I thought they may be too bright and sparkly for daytime wear, but found them the complete opposite. I thought they looked dull and uninspiring. I use another Maybelline product at the moment, the 24 hour Tattoo cream gel pots and I much prefer those to this palette.

Here is my complete review and scoring:

Packaging: 90/100 Nice size – some palettes are long and slim and difficult to pack in make up bags. This one is compact and a nice shade of nude pink with a soft metallic sheen. I think it was the look of the packaging that encouraged me to buy it.

Price: 75/100 – At around £9.99 I think it’s a little expensive for a product I wasn’t too keen on. I have used other cheaper ones from high street stores such as Next and Primark which I prefer.
Product: 75/100 – It looks lovely – with shimmery powders but I find they didn’t look the same once applied. The shadows are very close to each other with little dividing them and I found that some of the powders run into the ones next to them. I really wanted to like this more.

Thanks for popping in and reading my review today – whilst your here why not pop over to Victoria’s page to see her eye shadow palette review.
See you tomorrow and please feel free to comment or email me earlyretirementrocks@gmail.com

 

 

 

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