I’ve had this little eyeshadow palette for some time, but it’s been hiding away in a box waiting to be discovered. Well discovered it I did on New Year’s Eve – I like to think of it as a little treat for the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. The palette was part of their Autumn collection and contains an unusual combination of colours for the season. They’re beautiful hues of turquoise and purple, some of my most favourite shades, that work well together to create a unique look in an otherwise dull and dark time of year; the name of the palette perfectly sums this up too… Midnight Garden.
The colours are gorgeous and contain subtle flecks of glitter throughout that catch the light. All five shades have the turquoise glitter included within the eyeshadow, creating a continual effect on the eye when they’re used together. The pigment is really strong on the two darkest shades, with the three lighter ones creating a subtle colour on the eye. I adore the darkest green and I used this, alongside the pale turquoise, to create a different smokey look for NYE. I may have found my first makeup crush of 2012.
The ‘Midnight Garden’ palette is available online, in department stores or Boots. RRP £40.00.