Christmas and the New Year celebrations are officially over and all the gorgeous gifts that were displayed gloriously in stores for purchase have been discounted. Sales are in full swing and though I have a couple of haul posts coming up, I have also made a few makeup purchases from Boots the first of which I’m going to be discussing in todays post. Being a married adult of 24 years I have very little items in my live that sparkle memories of the past. Disney however holds a very special place for bring back my childhood and I’m positive I’m not alone in this. My favourite princess has always been Jasmine from Aladdin and The Lion King is a movie that will always bring me to tears.
It’s seems Alice in Wonderland however takes the cake (see what I did there 😉 ) when it comes to brands picking a Disney movie to create cosmetics around. Urban Decay did it with the release of their Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette and now Mad Beauty has done it with this palette. Full price the palette retailed for 9.50 euros in Boots however with the sales I managed to pick it up for 4.75 euros, definitely a bargain.
Packaging is super cute! Though not sturdy. It is cardboard though not of the wafer thin quality. Illustrations of Alice, Cheshire Cat, roses and of course Red Hearts decorate the palette elegantly whilst still maintaining that Disney feel to it. The palette opens up and first thing I noticed is that it does not have a mirror …brownie points have definitely been lost. In place of the mirror we get a gold shadow image of Alice with the quote “Curiouser and Curiouser” written next to it in the same gold colouring.
Inside you get 6 eyeshadows, 2 useless sponge applicators and a highlighter. The eyeshadows don’t have names, which considering it’s a Disney palette is really upsetting because naming them would have been super easy. Formulation wise, 3 mattes and 3 shimmers and all of them have epic pigmentation. They blend out super easily on the lid but I did find it a bit hard to remove some of the darker shades because of how pigmented they are.
The highlighter is simply stunning! A true gold highlighter that doesn’t have an overspray to it (though I’ll be honest I thought it did when I first got it). The shimmer runs through the entire powder evenly. No chunky glitter whatsoever, and it blends out beautifully on the skin. The sponge applicators are getting tossed into the bin right after I’m finished this post 😛 .
All in all I think this is a brilliant palette for all ages especially for the price. Even full price its worth getting it if I’m honest. I would totally recommend this for those of you just starting out in makeup or have a teenager in your life just starting out in makeup and love Disney. I got mine as I said from Boots but it is available from Mad Beauty’s Website though for how long I’m not sure
-Talk Soon xx