I have never tried Primark make up so I thought I would give a few of the make up palettes a go to see what they are like as I had read some positive reviews on the Primark make up range.
The first palette I purchased is pictured above. (I will also be reviewing the ‘Chocolate’ palette range soon) I adore the marble and rose gold packaging of this eye shadow palette. I think the packaging makes the palette look a lot more expensive than it is. I believe this palette was around £4.00. This is a total bargain for a complete palette. If you compare this palette to some of the other palettes on offer from other high street/retail make up brands, you will pay more for a similar quality product.
The shades from left to right:
Platinum – light cream base shade with a hint of glitter
White gold – Light, nude gold (with glitter) shade
Blush Pearl – Pale pink (with glitter) base shade
Tourmaline – Medium pink rose shade
Pink Quartz – Deep pink with glitter shade
Fire Opal – Orange/coral shade
Sandstone – Deep smokey brown (with glitter) shade
Plutonium – Dark brown shade
Verdigris – Forest green shade
Obsidian – Night black shade
As the palette name suggests, each of the shades are named after different minerals. Most brands name different shades either really girly or based on puns/play on words. So I think this is quite a unique idea and I have certainly not come across a palette that has took this approach.
My favourite shades are Tourmaline and Pink Quartz. I think they go together really well. I have been applying the lighter pink shade (Tourmaline) then using the darker pink shade (Pink Quartz) to contour the crease and add depth to the look. Out of the darker shades, my favourite has to be Sandstone.
The lighter shades are quite sheer but easily buildable if you want a more intense look. I was surprised at how pigmented the darker shades were considering the price of the palette. (You can probably see the difference in the swatches. The lighter shades I did 1/2 swatches of, whereas the darker shades are 1 swatch only)
There are a few shades that I don’t feel I will use (or at least not as often) and they are Verdigris (Forest Green) and Obsidian (Night Black) This is purely because they are too dark for me as I am very pale and they don’t suit me. I tend to stick with pinks/browns predominately when it comes to eye shadow. Although I will experiment with both shades to see if I can create a look I am comfortable with.
Would I buy this palette again? Yes I would. It is a handy little palette with a good range of shades that will suit most skin tones. For £4.00 I definitely believe I will get my money’s worth and more out of this palette.
I will also be reviewing the Primark Chocolate palettes so please keep an eye out for that review too!