Limited edition for the holiday season, when swatched the shadows from Charming Ombres Matelassées (£48) felt so buttery smooth, truly a delight compared to the normal baked quad release we receive here in the UK. Unfortunately my high hopes for this palette were completely dashed when I applied it.
The shades all have good colour payoff and its overall very warm based,
containing a satin warm cream, matte warm tan/beige, warm toned
shimmery copper/bronze, dark brown with a semi-matte finish and a matte
cool toned greyed purple.
I have tried this palette without a primer and then with 3 different
types of primers to get a good result.
Unfortunately I find the shadows
powdery, with a lot of fall out during application and difficult to
blend. Blending results in a patchy mess with any depth/vibrancy of
colour fading into oblivion. To get a clean line with the darker shades
used as a liner I have to use them wet, otherwise the line is too
powdery and does not adhere well at all.
I have seen numerous good reviews for the palette and many a beautiful
eye look demonstrating it so this is one of the times I've held back my
review, trying the product everyday in hope I could see the beauty in
this that others see, but alas its not to be. Perhaps my lids are just
naturally too dry for this, but at any rate I certainly class this as one
of my regret buys.
I bought this from boots.