Occasionally, I make a departure from the usual neutral/nude eyeshadow territory, so here we have my acquisition of Lavender Lust (£63).
Lavender Lust is a very cool toned dusty purple/lavender palette, the
colours do not scream pastel which is often my worry with these types of
The top left is a sheer light pink with glitter, the colour pay
off is good for a glitter shade though I do get quite a lot of fall out. The
top right is a satin finish medium smoky violet/purple with a slight
grey hue, it has very good pigment and is the most creamy/smooth of all
four shades. Lower left is a lavender/white with a pink iridescent
sheen. Lastly on the lower right a noticeable dryer
in feel (though does not look patchy once applied) dark plum with satin
finish. Its not quite pigmented enough for me to use as a liner unless I
use it wet.
Overall the palette has good pigment, with a mostly smooth texture and
the shades do not fade/crease when used over a primer. As a result of
the colours being different depths but within the same colour family I
find it limited in the looks it can create.
I've had this palette for quite a while now and though I've seen it
create very pretty soft to intense purple smokey looks on other blogs, I have to concede that for me this does not work. All I can
create is grey/purple murkiness as shown below (notice the glitter
So its not a love for me and I have to say that I have been going off my
Tom Ford eyeshadows quite a bit recently, there is something in the
finish of the overall look that it just not sitting well on me.
I bought this from http://www.harveynichols.com