PSA: This is the first blog post I’ve actually written in about a month so I’m a little rusty. It’s flipping difficult working full time! This weekend I’m hoping to have a huge catch up session with my blog so expect exciting content in the next week or so as I have some great things in the pipeline, but there will be a post explaining all about my new job in case you’ve missed the twitter gossip.
Over a month ago (bad blogger) a brand new beauty brand got in contact with me and asked if I wanted to receive a box of some of their products. Well, I practically bit their hands off and jumped at the chance because we all know that I love trying new makeup! This brand was Covershoot Cosmetics and I’ve finally got around to trying their products.
Now I’m in a new job, I don’t get to try out as much makeup as I wish I could as I simply don’t have time to apply it in the morning. I’ve got my staples and that’s it, but last weekend I pulled out the Smokey Eye Palette* to have a play around with and I’ve got to say, I was impressed.
As you can see here, the pigmentation is incredible. This is just one finger swatch of each shade and you very rarely see this in a drugstore palette. I’m usually pretty dubious about the quality of products when they’re on the lower end of the scale (I’m an Urban Decay girl at heart) but honestly, these are way up there in formula. Buttery and easy to work with, with minimal fallout. Be still my beating heart.
So formula is a big fat tick, but what about everything else? My biggest fault with this palette is that it is all shimmer. I like a bit of glitz, but it’s too much in so many palettes. I need a matte shade for my crease and this is what it’s lacking. Despite the shimmer, I am a big fan of a few of the shades. I have so many blacks and whites in my palette stash that I really don’t need any more, but the three middle shades are nothing like most of my shadows. I can’t wait to have more of a play with these colours; think of the smoky mermaid eyes.
This palette is perfect for people who are starting to play around with makeup and don’t want to spend a small fortune, unlike how I started my makeup collection (whoops). It’s pretty versatile, especially with the super light grey being used as a wash of colour and some deeper shades to have a real play around with. However, if you are starting in makeup I’d definitely pop to Boots and grab a Natural Collection single shadow to work with this as a matte crease shades. This palette can be picked up from Savers, although stupidly I don’t have a price…all I know is that if it’s coming from Savers it’s a real budget buy! What are you waiting for?
*This post products sent to me in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own. My full disclaimer can be found here.