[productsample/affiliate] There are some beautiful colours in the new Riviera Palette – quite honestly the best pink shadow I’ve ever come across and a metallic lilac that is just perfect.
I love the style of it – a good break up from the standard black shiny palette format, although because it’s a canvas material it’s probably going to be hard to keep clean.
Clearly, it’s for the beauty adventurer. I’ve really had to sit and think about looks from this because if you’re not feeling for brights (which I’m not at the moment.. a passing phase I am sure) it isn’t immediately obvious. I thought of the make up artist competition program on BBC (Glow Up – I love it!) and how much the contestants would love to get their hands on the colours to be completely creative so I realise that the potential is there. Just maybe not for day to day.
I don’t have a single word of complaint about quality – there wasn’t a bad swatch among them. The mattes are smooth as silk, and the pressed metallic pigments, while soft, aren’t the sort that immediately carve up when you take an applicator to them. They seem to have more body than most and created the most lovely, even, colour-true lines when I swatched. The shades I tried on my eyes are Yacht, Cabana, Seaside and Bahamas, and while Seaside needed building up, the others were generous straightaway. Yacht, by the way, is the perfect dirty gold shade – I’d wear it anywhere. The metallics are droppy so use the tissue under the eye method before applying, but the brush that’s included in the palette is really good – way over most standard palette additions.
The first row bottom to top: Sails, Yacht, Seychelles, Palermo, Seaside, Inheritance, Mediterranean.
Same format for the second row: Estate, Cabana, Coastline, Bahamas, Monte Carlo, Cannes and Palm. Beauty Bay has it HERE for £46. Non affiliate HERE.
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I used to love ABH – modern renaissance and soft glam are my absolute go to’s… But after the absolute mess that has been my twitter feed the past couple of months with this flipping PR list I’ve been turned right off. I’m sick to death of them, I need a break! So although the palette is beautiful, I’m giving them a wide berth for now.
I’ve seen a little bit of that I have to admit but I’ve mostly ignored it and don’t really know what’s at the root of it. I can understand why you’d want to avoid though.. a break!
Lovely cheery palette, makes a change from all the browny / coppery tones.
Speaking of ‘drama’ I see that there has been a storm in (or should that be over) a blue palette recently. And I consider makeup to be a ‘fun’ part of life. *Sigh*. ….
What have I missed??
Aha across the Atlantic in one corner we have a certain Mr J Starr (Blue Blood palette & range) and in the other Tarte with their Ice Betch I think (terrible name) offering.
It would appear that Tarte have been accused of ahem ‘hopping on board’ with their blue palette which is’out there’ compared with their usual offerings and was also a 2018 April fool palette which thenpeople really wanted to buy and were disappointed to learn wasn’t going to be available.
Isn’t this exciting…!
Oh lordy. JS again!
It just keeps on coming. We now have stolen concealer alert…
Wow the pigmentation is amazing. They do seem like quite adventurous shades but those pinks and metallic are gorgeous! Clare xx