Boots No. 7 has brought out two limited edition palettes for Autumn, in Stone & Canvas – two large, cardboard palettes that come with 4 complimentary shades and a soft pencil for £14.00 each.
A few key things here:
1. I hate boxy cardboard packaging, without exception.
2. Boots No. 7 is hit or miss.
3. This palette is £14.00 but you’ll never actually pay that cos there’s always a 3 for 2 or a £5 off voucher for No. 7.
4. These palettes are both centered around natural/nude tones. No need to spew blood glitter freaks…everyone should tone things down sometimes…
This is the brown variation of the palettes. Worth buying? Well…
Yes. Unequivocally, yes.
These two palettes have a lot going for them.
Ok, so I hate the packaging. I just hate cardboard packaging…would it survive if in a monsoon? In a Tsunami? (would any make up survive, I hear you cry? Shush up, I am being hypothetical).
The eyeshadows are HUGE. Twice, possibly three time the size of normal shadows – they are going to last a while. I almost feel like they are showing off, staring at me from their big beady pans.
This is a basic brown palette – well, it is, and it isn’t. The obvious choice would be a beige, a dark espresso, a neutral cool brown. Instead, the palette is very biscuity in tone. It reminds me of hob nobs, and that, my friend, can only be a good thing:
Its awfully warm toned. I quite like it, its unusual but perhaps cool toned ladies need to be careful with some of the shades. I keep thinking Hob. Nob. Can you see it? The dark brown is the chocolate, the mid brown is a cup of tea, the light brown is the biscuit base and the white is some squeezy cream.
Very, very creamy powders and christ, they even managed to make the mattes look silky smooth. The pencil is also excellent, although stubby sized; creamy, rich, pigmented as you can see.
The other palette is Stone, the grey smokey one, which by the way, is this weeks giveaway.
Strange combination – the beige is quite warm as if the brown but the black and silver grey are cool. You get a black pencil with this one:
Once again, beautiful soft texture and well pigmented. The grey is especially nice:
I was completely surprised by how nice these two palettes are quality wise – so soft, so creamy. The colours are what they are though – they aren’t bright, or bold, or glittery but they aren’t supposed to be either.
A great palette for everyday and I am guessing for most women who like to keep it simple, or should I say, simples.
Boots is here, there’s some freebies on at the moment in store, a goody bag if you spend £15 and there’s £5 off in store with the voucher they’ve been handing out at the tills.