Friday, 14 November 2014
Makeup Gallery Colour Story Eyeshadow 'Mocha'
Recently in Poundland I spotted a stand of 'Makeup Gallery' branded makeup products, and was immediately drawn in by the range of shades in the Colour Story Eyeshadow collection; I decided to pick just one to try, and eventually went for 'Mocha 8', which is a warm-toned mid-brown with shimmer in the pan. Priced at just £1 (you don't say...), I'll admit my hopes for this weren't particularly high.
The packaging obviously isn't the best quality, but it feels sturdy and is pretty compact so it'd be ideal for travelling with, particularly as it clicks closed securely. Right from the first swatch I was pleasantly surprised by how soft and smooth the shadow was in texture, and how well the colour in the pan translated onto the skin, giving a gorgeous shimmery warm brown shade. I found application with my ELF eyeshadow brush was really easy, with the shadow blending nicely and no noticeable fallout. Photos below show 'Mocha' alone, with no primer.
I added a little extra dimension with a dab of 'Easier Affair' from Makeup Revolution's I ♥ Passion palette in the inner corners of my eye, but being a shimmer shade this could easily be worn alone. Mascara is Accessorize Volumising Mascara in 'Jet Black', and brows are MUA's Pro Brow Kit. Wear time was pretty fantastic; twelve hours with no primer was absolutely fine, no creases to be seen. Up to sixteen hours, again with no primer, saw only minimal creasing and only because I was looking for it. I have to say I've been really impressed with how well this has worn without fading or creasing, and I'd definitely consider picking up a couple more shades from the range next time I'm in Poundland. I've not noted any irritation or sensitivity around my eyes, which is always a concern with budget cosmetics.
Makeup Gallery Colour Story Eyeshadows are priced at £1 and are available in Poundland, though I understand availability varies; still, it's worth checking out your local store if you like the look of this. I can't remember exactly how many shades were available but I'd guess around 16. Have you tried these bargain eyeshadows? Would you consider purchasing cosmetics from Poundland or a similar store?