Ever since I saw the Real Techniques Modern & Natural Palette, I knew it would be perfect for my colouring. And, it is. Four velvety textured shades of brown, with a dark brown gel liner, a pop of pale peach for cheeks and a highlighter – AND two very dinky sized glosses, all sitting neatly into the golden brown, warm toned sector.
The glosses are the merest hint of colour; they’re pretty and pared back but they’re quite strongly scented. If you love vanilla, you’ll be extatic but if not, then it might be a little too sweet.
One has a golden hue and the other has peach tones; exactly right for the nude lip look that goes so well with a smoky eye. They are super-small – never mind pop in your pocket – you could tuck one in your bra and nobody would notice! I love little things – these are straight into my travel bag to leave more room for sun-cream.
So the colours swatch up really beautfully – they’re all textured in a blendable way – I’ve used the bronze and the deep brown shade (now I think about it, with my Wayne Goss brush, so it’s a real YouTube Guru event!) and they’re completely smooth in application. Actually, the deep brown shade is completely different on the skin than it looks in the pan (it’s the third shade along) as is much darker on that it appears.
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The blush is powder – a quiet kind of peachy shade, and the highlighter is a creme formula. All in all as a set for a brown smoky eye, everything is spot on. The only slight niggle I have is the packaging; the window to the colours has a plastic sheet stuck on the inside and that’s all the protection the make-up has – it’s too flimsy really. I can see why it’s there, so that you can actually see the inside of the palette, but it seems to just need a thicker bit to protect the colours more.
There are tutorials HERE and you can buy the palette (£14.79) HERE. The products come from the US but postage is the same as it would be in the UK (less, probably) at around £3. From what I’ve seen across the internet, products arrive quickly.
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