When there are so, so many palettes in the world, it’s hard to find anything with a point of difference. What I really do like about the Becca Volcano Goddess palette is the line of ultra-shimmery, bold and bright shades in the mix of very wearable, day to day shades. The more wearable, neutral shades are exactly the kind of colours I wear (and in fact, was wearing over the weekend as I put this palette to the test) day to day, and while was probably the least user-friendly in the swatch, I cannot wait to do a Midnight Sapphire lid.
Actually, it’s the thought of that blue that’s made me decide to get my hair dyed a couple of shades darker. I had it lighter over the summer and liked it – I let all the dye out and it picked up some natural high-lights but now I know it needs to go dark for winter. Haze, in the middle, is a lovely, warm shade for lids – it’s what I picked, along with Cloud, to wear at the weekend, but the one thing I did note is that there isn’t an obvious shade for transition – Grafter didn’t seem quite right.
One of Becca’s strengths is its highlighters and ability to play with light on skin but I don’t find anything particularly exciting about this one, Gold Lava. Mind you, competition is stiff and while there’s nothing negative to say about the warm-gold shade, it’s just a bit average.
I dearly love a gloss and these are no different, but for the minty flavour. I like shimmering Ruby Fire with its raspberry hint and the fact that you can play with the intensity (good for the red-shy) and Metamorphic Gold is an easy win on its own or to add sparkle over any lipstick shade you like to give it a party kick.
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I’ve gone down the way in these swatches so looking at each row as a trio. Cloud, Diamond Dust, Agate Ash, Volcano Sand, Haze, Grafter.
Graphite, Red Rock, Hematite, Gilded, Lava and Midnight Sapphire.
Ruby Fire, Metamorphic Gold and Golden Lava.
Prices: Palette, £38, Highlight, £30, Glosses £18 HERE.
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