Ever since Tanya Burr added to her cosmetics range with eyeshadow, eyebrow and sculpting palettes I've been wanting to get my hands on them to give them a whirl but I've found them extremely hard to get hold of. I kid you not, I've been looking online at various websites and in store at Superdrug since last November and it was only a few weeks ago that I finally managed to find and buy the Hollywood Eye Palette in my local Superdrug, so I thought I'd share with you all what I think about the palette today.
The Hollywood Eye Palette (£5.99) comes in a thickened cardboard style packaging which does the job nicely, and contains a love heart shaped mirror inside which is always appreciated. I must admit the packaging is slightly too young and cutesy for my liking but I guess that's just me showing my age he he, I'm probably a lot older than the target market but never the less the palettes still sturdy and robust which I guess is the main thing.
Within the palette are four very wearable neutral shades; at the top of the palette is “Nude Delight” a light base colour that could also being used to highlight the brow bone and the inner corner of the eyes and “Gold Coin” which is a pale gold shimmer that works great all over the lid. Then at the bottom of the palette there’s “Enchantment” which is a dark antique gold colour with lots of chunky gold glitters running through it, sadly this shade is a bit of a right off for me, the glitters are just so chunky that it makes the shade very patchy and the pigmentation really suffers. Lastly theres “Bookworm” which is a gorgeous warm, red-toned brown which is great for the crease, Tanya actually designed this shade with bronzer is mind because she loves to wear bronzer through her crease so it's very much like a bronzer type of shade.
In terms of the quality of the shades.... I would say its OK but nothing amazing, I found that all of the shades where extremely powdery as soon as a brush was swiped into them and the fallout is insane which is so annoying. The pigmentation again is OK but not amazing because you have to really build the colour up, and the shade Enchantment was a complete let down for me because it was so patchy and the gold glitters within it went everywhere on face. What I will say is amazing about these shadows is that they actually blend out beautifully once you've packed the colour on and gotten over the amount of fallout you have to deal with in the process! Overall I'd have to say I'm quite disappointed with this which is such a shame because the shades are beautiful to look at, it's just the quality side of things that let's this palette really down for me!
Have you tried and tested Tanya Burr's Hollywood Eye Palette beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know!