With the huge hype surrounding beauty guru Nikkie Tutorials and her collaboration with Too Faced it was only natural that I jumped on the band wagon. Now, I know there are people who don’t like associating themselves with YouTube/Blogger collaborations and that’s totally fine. However if I admire people for their artistry, hard work and determination then I will happily support them.
“When life gives you lemons, punch it in the face and ask for GLITTER.” -Nikkie
It was only a few week’s before the actual UK launch that I discovered the collaboration was taking place. Nikkie had released the information on her YouTube channel and I was in awe of the looks she created. The palette has Nikkie’s stamp of style all over it from the vibrant leopard prints to the quirky shadow names. The colour pay off is pretty decent, particularly the electric metallic shades. Now there is a texture difference between the matte and shimmer shades but it doesn’t annoy me massively.
Within the travel friendly collection you can find:
- A deluxe Better Than Sex mascara in purple.
- A pot of glitter and Shadow Insurance.
- Liquid eyeliner pen.
- Nine new shades including four mattes and five shimmers.
- Two Love Flush blushers.
- A Champagne Highlighter and Chocolate bar bronzer.
The colour range of the shadows are very pretty but I can see the first four shades are best suited for lighter skin tones. It doesn’t bother me too much but after watching Nikkie for a few years now I can understand her choices. I maybe would have expected more vibrant shadows such as a pink or lime green but once I played around with them I was happy enough. My two favourite colours has to be the incredible Mystic Hour and Wham Bam – they could send signals up to NASA! A true gold shade, Irresistible would make a perfect inner corner or brow bone highlight. I would even use it as a dramatic spotlight shade if I’m going for a halo inspired look.
I have read the online reviews from the palette and there are a mixture of good and bad responses. A lot seem to be saying that the pigmentation isn’t great but I thought they were grand. Yes I would have expected something a little more outrageous from Nikkie but it is a good palette and a perfect keep sake product. One part of the palette that I wasn’t too keen on was the blushers. The coral shade in I Will Always Love You has a subtle yet pretty tone to it but the pink isn’t really my cup of tea. The Champagne Truffle highlighter (which I love) and bronzer are a cute addition making this a good all in one palette for those who are always in the go. The pigmentation is hit and miss with this palette but overall I still like it. The shades that I love most just happen to have great pigmentation and I’m so excited to create a vibrant look that is out of my comfort zone.
It’s a personal choice for those of you who are thinking about buying this palette. I’m probably 70/30 with it as I do really like it but I just don’t know if it’s worth the £48 and I expected a lot more from it. I’d love to know your thoughts on it as it has received such a mixture of reviews.