Monday, 20 February 2017

Elysium MUA eye shadow palette review and swatch

Hey guys! Today's blog post is going to be a review and swatch of MUA's Elysium palette! If you read my what I got for my 20th birthday post you will have seen a received this from my friend for my birthday and I wanted to do a review of it. Also, can I just say, I'm writing this at 5 and it's light outside still I can't believe it! I love watching the nights stay lighter for longer and not waking up at 8 and it still being pitch black. I am so excited for summer. Anyway on with the review.

First of all, I really like the layout of the palette, kind of split into a "day" and "night" section which I think is the point but I love matching the colours. I love these colours too, my favourite two are the two browny matte crease colours in Charm and Refine they're so lovely for a transition or crease colour. I also love the dark pink colour Astral. The only colour I am not a fan of is the light pink colour Cherub as I don't find it as pigmented as the others (you'll see what I mean in the swatches) but the other ones are so pigmented and blend so well.

This palette also comes with an eyeliner and highlighter both of which seem really good. I prefer to highlight with a shadow and to eyeline with my Rimmel kohl but I still like it in this palette as it makes it really nice to travel with. You can create a lot of different looks with this palette too and it's been really fun to experiment with.

I have done some swatches of this palette, first of all the "day section"
From left to right, these are the colours Air, which you can barely see I could not get this to show up at all! Cherub which as you can see is very sheer, It's a pretty colour and I love shimmer eyeshadows but this is almost too shimmery and chunky, I think it would have to be used on top of a matte light pink colour instead as on its own on the lid it's too sheer and bitty! Next is Charm, Astral and Grace.

This is the "night" side of the palette! These colours are a lot darker so they can be seen more!
The first colour refine which I talked about earlier is probably my favourite colour in the whole palette such a lovely taupe brown that's almost a little purple. Then we have Entrance which is similar to Grace and I don't use this colour too much. Then Adore which is a nice deep purple and Smoke which is a matte black and is so useful to have in every palette! Finally, Seraphic which I obviously love! Although I haven't been wearing golds so much recently they'll always be my thing!

I Also thought I'd swatch the eyeliner and highlighter,
The eyeliner is a nice matte black and the highlighter is a champagne peachy colour! I like this more than if they'd included a brush, I never use the brushes palette come with and have so many flat brushes I never use so I like that they put this in instead!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have you tried this palette? You can follow me on twitter @ellie_smithxo or instagram @littleblogsfromlittlepeople to find out when I post and more!
Lots of love,
Eleanor x

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