Carrying around a sack load of makeup in your handbag can be rather tiresome. When you need to touch-up after a long day (and sweaty tube journey,) pulling out a massive bag of slap can make you feel a little bit self conscious. LOOK Beauty, the cosmetics line behind the nationwide magazine, have launched a range of cute little palettes that provide everything you need and more in one little case. Containing 8 eyeshadows, 4 lip colours and a blusher, the shades are defined by eye colour – Baby Blue Eyes, Pretty Green Eyes and Brown Eyed Girl – so you know what shades will suit your complexion and colourings.
Although the eyeshadows aren’t very pigmented and need some serious elbow grease to get a great payoff on the lid, they’re all very wearable and would work well over existing makeup to act as a ‘refresher’. In the pan they look very glittery, but when they’re applied the glitter seems to flake off to leave a rather metallic finish underneath. The lipsticks provide a delicate shine and touch of colour to the lips, while the blush is a generic orange-pink shade to warm any complexion. The quality of these is incomparable to a more mainstream or premium brand, but considering these are now available for half price at only £3.00 you really can’t go wrong. Making the perfect little gift for a teenage sister or cousin, or something to shove in your bag for those ‘just in case’ moments, LOOK Beauty have nailed the budget palette with ease. The black case is good quality, ensuring that no dangerous spillages or breaks will occur while this is floating around in your Mulberry – the lip colours even slide underneath the eyeshadow pan for extra safety. I think this is uber cute, and although I won’t be using it to create my makeup from scratch in the mornings, it’s great for touching up on the go… Even just for the perfectly sized mirror!
The palettes are available in four different shade combinations, currently half price (from £6.00) at £3.00 and available online.