There are some make up brands that still give me tingles (tingles?!?) and Anna Sui, through all the constant brand updates and new looks has always been a favourite of mine. The range is now sold in the UK quite freely on ASOS, Amazon and Beauty Bay which means I no longer have to buy it from some obscure Japanese website.
So I purchased the palette (£12) and five eyeshadows (£9 each) – the palette is customisable for up to 6 pans which can be powder eyeshadows and cream colours for lip and cheeks.
The palettes are so gorgeous, if you like that ornate style. This is the largest palette size they do and comes with a magnetic base and mirror.
It doesn’t come with round slots, just an open base. They did think to make the magnetic base patterned though which is cool as some of it is bound to show once your palettes are in.
So I went for all powder since I don’t like mixing cream and powder in the same palette:
FYI: The eyeshadows smell of rose.
These new eyeshadows come in various textures; Frost, Sheer, Velvet (rich pigmented), Star (glitter) and Angel (sheer pearly). I simply went for the shades I liked the most.
Star Rich Bronze – is a warm toned gold with tons and tons of glitter and shimmer. It is really gorgeous and one of the best glittery colours I have because it’s sticks to the skin with no fall out AND it just has the finest most beautiful sparkle.
Velvet Cardinal – is a pigmented rose and you only need a tiny bit to use it as a blusher. It’s quite reddish I wish it were a tad cooler as it can give you an overly flush look.
Velvet Amber – is a deep chocolate brown with some gold flecks.
Velvet Ivy – Is the stand out shade in the palette as it’s a blue with green although on the eyes I am not feeling it as much
Velvet Navy – is a deep blue with some violet mixed in. Very creamy and pigmented, a lovely shade to line with or for a kick of colour.
All of these colours are dreamy – smooth buttery texture and gorgeous finish.
There is one big issue and that is of course the cost. By the time you have filled one of these palettes you have spent around £65! If you compare it to a Tom Ford palette then I guess you could say the get more colours and you have chosen them all yourself but still…it IS expensive. The colours are all a bit novelty in the sense that – because each colour costs £9 who wants to spend that on a boring but essential nude medium toned matte beige? Know what I mean?
I purchased everything from Amazon (buy the range here)*