My eyeshadow palette collection is forever growing (15 and counting) and the latest addition is The Body Shop Down To Earth Eyeshadow Palette. Do I need another palette? Probably not, but in my defence this palette is completely different from any of my other palettes – promise.
No, I’m not talking about the colours, pigment or pan-size (I’ll get to those later), I’m talking about the palette itself as it’s totally customisable. That’s right, each square is an individual eyeshadow that pops comfortably into this palette allowing you to create a palette that’s bespoke to you.
I’ve never thought to create a personalised palette before, but since doing so I’ve found that not only do I reach for it more, but I actually find myself using all the colours too (because let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than paying for a palette and getting colours you will never use!)
Normally I’m a bronze hue kinda girl through and through, but I mixed it up a little when creating this palette. In terms of colours not only did I choose shades that I loved, but that were on trend and would suit my green eyes. Yes, there are some browns and shimmers – sorry I couldn’t resist – but there’s also a orange, a smoky black and a gorgeous purple.
I have NEVER in my life thought to wear orange eyeshadow, but I sat down with a head make-up artist for KIKO in the Sunderland store and he told me that orange is a great eyeshadow base. Well it was a total game changer. Whenever I need a base colour now or want to wear a colour without my eyes looking too dramatic, orange it is.
Purple is a colour I’ve also been experimenting with a lot lately. I love browns, but I want to make my green eyes pop and to do that I need a colour that’s opposite them in the colour spectrum, which just so happens to be purple. I love this shade of purple because it’s more of a lilac shimmer, so it’s just a subtle touch that glistens in the light.
The eyeshadow case is £4 and the individual eyeshadows are £5. You can also get smaller cases and even individual ones, but the bigger the better right? For someone like myself who spends £40 if not more on a single palette this just seems like a better bargain because I have some say in the creating of it. Plus, the size of the pan is quite generous too and the quality is there, as the shades are very pigmented and are easily blendable. There is some fall out, which was to be expected, however, if you set your under eyes any access easily swipes away.
Have you ever created a personalised eyeshadow palette before? What colour eyeshadows are your favourite to use? Are there any colours you’d love to experiment with?
Sarah Jayne x