CHLOE MORELLO X CIATE LONDON | In depth product review
oUR BEAUTY JUNKIE PUTS ANOTHER PRODUCT TO THE TEST
It's nothing new, but it's definitely something that has been hyped up A LOT in the beauty community. I introduce to you, Chloe Morello X Ciate London: Pretty, Fun & Fearless Eyeshadow Palette. I am pretty late to jump onto the bandwagon with this one, but that's only because it is so hard to get your hands on! This palette is sold out all the time (which is a good and bad thing); bad for me, good for Chloe. We asked you guys on Instagram if you'd like to see a review on this palette and your response was overwhelming, so before I begin the review, I'd like to show you my gratitude on behalf of the team at Studio ZENY! Thanks so much everyone!
PRETTY, FUN AND FEARLESS
So, I purchased this product from MECCA MAXIMA (Myer Bourke St Mall). I purchased this item two weeks ago, which gave me a lot of time to put it to the test. This limited edition palette consists of fifteen eyeshadows and retails for $61.00 AUD. There's a nice range of shades to work with and it also comes with a large mirror. Usually, I can instantly tell if a palette is warm or cool toned, but it's kinda difficult to tell with this one. It's got a mixture of both, making it suitable for most consumers.
I'm going to be completely transparent with you all (as per usual) and say that the first time I used this palette, I absolutely hated it! Yup, that's right. I loathed it. Which was odd because I was so impressed by the swatches and the pigmentation of the product. Every time I applied a shadow (especially the darker shades) they would blend away. It was so weird, and I really couldn't understand what was happening. After trying so hard to make the shadows work, I leaned into the mirror and realised my eye lids had patches on them. And those patches were the same area's that the product wouldn't blend in properly. After I realised I had patchy eyelids (I still don't know how they appeared in the first place), I came to the conclusion that the product was not to blame. I wiped the eyeshadows away and washed my face, deciding to try again the next day.
tHE NEXT DAY
Thankfully, the patches disappeared and my lids were ready for some action. I opted out on using an eyeshadow primer, I wanted to see how the product performed on it's own. Surely enough, they were amazing. Smooth and buttery just like the swatches! The matte shades are so easy to work with, they blend out really well and they layer really nicely as well. These eyeshadows have very minimal fall out which is always a good thing. It's the same for the shimmer shades! They're really intense on their own but with some help from a wet brush, they will absolutely blow you away. Honestly, there is not one bad thing about this palette! I'm really happy with how it turned out. I have definitely found a new fave (I still love you, Too Faced chocolate bar!). One of my favourite shades in this palette is 'skinny dip'. It's probably the least fun colour although it just works so well for me. I've been using it as a transition shade and if I'm having a light makeup day, I just sweep it all over the lid. It's so flattering!
Overall, this palette is a 10/10 for me. It's such a versatile product. From the formula, to the colours, to the packaging, absolutely everything is amazing. I cannot recommend this palette enough! Chloe has done an amazing job at curating this palette and Ciate done an amazing job at producing it. Do you own this palette, if so, what do you guys think of it? Leave your thoughts down below!