COLLECTION is one of my favourite brands from the drugstore - and like many of you - I rely on the brand's Lasting Perfection Concealer for almost everything. To my shock, I realised I hadn't actually used any of the brand's eyeshadows prior to receiving this rather nifty little compact. There are two sides to the COLLECTION #YourStyleYourMood Eyeshadow Palette, one with golden bronzy shades off set with a deep, blackened purple; and one more heavily focused on brown and pink tones. I think the pinkier side is my favourite, and with five shades provided, it can create a plethora of eye looks with each shade transitioning well into the next. These shadows are surprisingly pigmented, apart from the lighter shades which struggle to show up on camera. There is a little fall out, but nothing extreme. They blend well too, so basically it's a double win!
EYES: No party look is complete with a) a cat eyeliner flick and b) some glitzy, full volume lashes. I was absolutely bouncing on the bed in excitement when I saw that the box included the L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim as I have heard SO many people rave about it and I hadn't yet run out of my other eyeliner to warrant a new purchase. This really is a fabulous product and I am gutted it's taken this long for me to realise. The formula is intense in pigmentation and the brush allows for accurate application and optimum control. For lashes, I 99% of the time remain loyal to Eylure, and for the recent party season they introduced a new limited edition range, whereby the Eylure Party Lashes Frozen Beauty featured. So first of all, yes these will make you feel like Elsa with a strong urge to break into the Let It Go song, and secondly they're just so god damn beautiful. Just look at those flecks of glitter. I'm definitely going to be flaunting these and batting my eyelids the next time I go to a party.
For nails, Boots kindly included the Nail Apothecary Gel Effect Top Coat, which helps create your own gel look-a-like nails while being long-lasting and chip-resistant.
Above left to right: Sleek MakeUp Precious Metals Highlighting Palette in shades Ecliptic, Hemisphere, Subsolar and Equinox
Above: COLLECTION #YourStyleYourMood Palette left side
Bottom: COLLECTION #YourStyleYourMood Palette right side
Below: Barry M Cosmetics Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit / light powder to highlight, bronzer to warm and dark powder to sculpt