Make Up Look & Review: Topshop Smokey Eye Palette

Monday, 10 October 2016
A smokey eye is one of my favourite make up looks to do so when a new palette comes on the market I am all over it! The palette itself costs £15 and features 8 colours; three mattes, four shimmers and one glittery colour.

Topshop Smokey Eye Palette

When I first looked at the colours in the pan I thought they were so pretty and autumnal, it also states on the case that the colours are “highly pigmented” however when I did swatches of them (as you can see in the picture) they weren’t very pigmented at all. I know this might be okay for some people who want to go for a more subtle look however I usually prefer the colour to be a bit more intense. When it came to actually applying the eyeshadow on the eye I found they blended nicely but as they weren’t pigmented to start with the more I blended the more the colour seemed to disappear off the eye, meaning I had to build up a lot to achieve the pay off in the pictures below. I definitely think you’d need a good primer to keep these colours on all day and night.

Topshop Smokey Eye Palette Swatches

It’s disappointing because the colours are really pretty but you can’t see them. For example, I used the blue colour on the inner bottom lash line but you really can’t tell. I have two other Topshop eyeshadow quad palettes and the colours are great so I’m not sure why these colours don’t come out the same? I can’t believe I’m writing another bad review for a Topshop product but I just don’t think this is very good. I know it’s only £15 but I think in this case it might be worth spending a bit more on a better product. Of course if you like the look I’ve done in the pictures below then go for it, for me though I need a bit more colour!

Me & Topshop Smokey Eye Palette
Me & Topshop Smokey Eye Palette 2

Products Used:
Foundation - Garnier BB Cream in “Medium"
Concealer - Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in “Warm Medium"
Bronzer - Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
Blush - Topshop Cream Blush in “Flush"
Highlighter - Topshop Powder Highlighter in “Sunbeam"
Brows - Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in “Dark Brown"
Eyeshadow Base - Topshop Cream Eyeshadow Pot in “Naked”
Eyeshadow - Topshop Smokey Eye Palette in “Battle"
Lashline & Waterline Eyeliner - Topshop Black Kajal Liner
Mascara - MAC Zoomlash in “Zoomblack"
Lip Liner - Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Pencil in “Cappuccino”
Lipstick - Ciaté Olivia Palermo lipstick in “Truffle"

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