The former assistant of Kevyn Aucoin, a celebrity makeup artist and a Japanese inspired range, my expectations were extremely high for the Troy Surratt makeup range. Extremely exclusive (I believe only sold at Barneys New York and Liberty), product reviews are not aplenty so I just hoped for the best when making my choices online.
The line looks sleek and modern with a very streamlined packaging. I'll
start today with some of the eyeshadows.
They come with a plastic cover
that you slide off. The line offers customisable palettes that you can
fill with shadows and blushers. Shown below is the large compact case (£18.50).
I'd recommend getting a compact, as its
more robust, as I could see the single packaging being a bit flimsy for
travelling or if you are the clumsy sort like myself.
The pans come with a double-sided sticker to adhere them in the
compact.This is the only aspect of Surratt I am not keen on as I feel a
magnetized system is more user friendly.
I bought the below shades (£16 each):
Ombre (clay/taupe matte though this shows up warmer on my
Idealist (softly shimmered golden beige )
Ingenue (softly shimmered/sparkly pink)
The Japanese influence is clear with the soft, velvety, non powdery
texture and lightweight feel. All these shades have soft pigmentation
and blend well.
I think they are best used with a primer due to their lightness so they have something to adhere to.
I've bought some other items from the brand which I'll review soon, but I can say now that I'm really impressed with the line.
I bought these from http://www.liberty.co.uk