Friday, 28 August 2015

Batalash for Saucebox Palette Swatches and Review

So I wasn't going to buy this pallette, then the more I told myself not to buy it, the more I needed it and now here we are.

I'll be honest with you, I know nothing about Batalash, except from I now know they have impeccable taste in eyeshadow colours. These colours are so me it hurts. Why was I trying to convince myself I didn't need it?!

The first shade we have is Vanilla, your standard off-white 'vanilla' shade. 10 pale points to me because this is almost my skin tone. 

Next is Winter Brown. I saw someone on Reddit describe this as a sh*t brown and now that's all I can think. It's a lovely warmish brown with a hint of a mustard undertone.

Next is Cinnamon, probably as close I can get to my beloved Mac Brown Script without it actually being Brown Script. It's a gorgeous matte warm reddish brown and probably one of my all time favourite colours. It screams autumn. I'm so ready for autumn. 

Finally on the top row we have Lace Noir, your standard black eyeshadow. I've seen people online complaining about there being a black shadow in this palette, but for me this is a great addition and ties the top row of mattes together nicely.

Deep breaths Eve, deep breaths. This shade really gets my heart racing. Enigma is a beautiful metallic copper and so pigmented it makes me want to cry. I did the lightest touch in the pan for this swatch. Amazing.

Electro is another shade that makes me want to weep. We know I love Thrash from the UD Electric Palette, and I also love Mint Soda from Sugarpill. This is like their beautiful lovechild. This colour was the selling point for me. Sooooold!

The next shade is Popper, the runt of the litter, if you will. If you've read any other reviews of this palette you'll know this isn't as pigmented and amazing as the rest of the colours, dare I say a bit of a let down? It's more of a satin finish than the others on the bottom row. I did 3 layers for my swatch.

Finally, we can end in a happy note. This is Nova, a metallic plum. This is one of my favourite colours to wear at the minute and I'm so glad I have this shadow in my paws. It looks gorgeous with Cinnamon and Winter Brown in the crease. 

Overall I'm over the moon I got my hands on this palette. As far as I know this is limited edition so grab yours as soon as possible. I got mine in the UK from Cocktail Cosmetics as always, where it's priced at £39.95. That does seem steep, but you're getting 8 massive pans of excellent quality eyeshadow which work out at a fiver each. What are you waiting for?! 

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky First Impressions + Swatches

Are we excited?! This week saw the launch of the newest Naked palette here in the UK, and being the UD junkie that I am I was ALLOVER the pre-release. This palette arrived in my eager hands yesterday and after playing with it a little bit, I'm going to share my first impressions with you. Hold on to your hats folks, this is going to be a long one.

HIGH is the first shade we come to in the palette. It's a perfect shimmering champagne, ideal for inner corner highlights. This is reminiscent of Sin but with a more neutral undertone.

DIRTYSWEET is next, the name reminds me of T-Rex.. You're dirtysweet and you're my girl! Get it on! Bang a gong get it on! Okay enough of that. This is a light golden honey bronze shade with plenty of shimmer. Perfect for making blue eyes pop and a good every day shade. 
RADAR is a warm shimmering brown with what looks like tiny flecks of gold and silver running throughout. We first saw this shade in the Vice 2 palette. The formula has changed somewhat since then, as my Vice 2 Radar is chunky and full of glitter. 

ARMOR is a taupey silver grey with TONNES of glitter. I used this yesterday and holy fallout batman. I would suggest using this with a setting spray to ensure you don't end up with grey glittery cheeks. 

(Always one out of focus argh!)
Next is SLANTED, a blue steel shimmery grey. This seemed to be kinda sheer but I'm sure it can be built up nicely on the lid.

DAGGER is a deep blue toned grey with a satin finish. This shade looks so tasty I could eat it. Again this seemed kinda sheer, but that's nothing a little layering with a flat brush won't fix. 

Next is BLACK MARKET, a satin deep grey/black. This shade is Divine with a capital D. I can't wait to pack this allover my lid with a dash of Dagger in the crease.

Next is the shade people were most excited for, SMOULDER. A blackened aubergine purple with a satin finish, Smoulder really stands out within this palette and would look great allover the lid blended out with Whiskey. This isn't the vibrant purple you might be expecting though, it's definitely a black base with purple shimmer but beautiful non-the-less. 

Next is PASSWORD, a taupey grey matte. This shade looks quite light in the pan but swatched it becomes rather dark. 

WHISKEY is a medium warm-ish matte brown. I'm really excited to have this shade in the palette as I love playing around with warm and cool tones together. This is definitely going to be a go-to crease colour.

Next is COMBUST, a matte skin-toned dusty peach/pink. This would make an excellent transition colour or a good allover shade for a 'your lids but better' look. Lol.

And last but not least, we have THIRTEEN, a satiny off-white cream shade perfect for brow bones and inner corners everywhere. This shade disappears into nothing on my skin because I'm so ghostly pale, but would make an excellent highlight for anyone with skin darker than a sheet of A4.

Naked Smoky is priced at £38 and is available NOW from the Urban Decay UK website and arriving soon at Debenham's. 

Will you be picking up this palette? Have you fallen victim to the Naked appeal? I know I have. 

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Eve xoxo