[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.
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The first row bottom to top: Sails, Yacht, Seychelles, Palermo, Seaside, Inheritance, Mediterranean.
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