Review: Models Own Eyeshadow Palette

When I was browsing the Asos website, one of my favourite things to do in my free time (*guilty*) I came across these Models Own palettes. I’ve never purchased anything from Models Own, but that was about to change. Today I will be reviewing the Smokey eyeshadow palette and the Nude eyeshadow palette for you.

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The palettes itself are white and come with a cardboard packaging, which is handy to put the palettes back in, to know which one you grab. The packaging is clean and neat, just up my alley. DSC_11822DSC_11862

Inside the palettes are six eyeshadow colours, a big mirror and a makeup applicator (which I personally never use). For me a mirror in a palette is a big plus, as I will take these kind of palettes with me on holiday (and leave my mac palettes at home).DSC_11992DSC_11942

Here’s a close-up of the colours in the palettes. The Smokey palettes has got a range of grey-toned eyeshadows with two darker colours, 2 medium colours, one highlighter and a taupe coloured shadow.

The Nude palette has got three lighter colours, 2 medium and 1 darker colour, which is nice for an everyday makeuplook.DSC_12042DSC_12012

As you can see from the swatches I made, the eyeshadow colours in the Smokey palette have got a great payoff. Surprisingly, I especially love the second colour, the taupy one. With these eyeshadows you can create a daytime smokey eye, or an evening smokey eye. Everything is there. You can apply one of the grey tones all over your lid, then apply a darker colour next to you eyelash and blend everything together with the taupy colour. You can see the look I’ve made with this palette below.

The payoff of the Nude palette is slightly less than the Smokey one. The highlighters are perfectly pigmented and very beautiful, and also the coppery colours are very nice, but I’m a little bit dissapointed with the darker colour. This last one is a matte eyeshadow, which are known to sometimes be less pigmented than the metallic ones, but I still can’t really work with this shadow. The look I created can be seen below, a very neutral eyemakeup look that can be worn everyday, and won’t look like a lot of makeup on your eyes.

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DSC_12202Overall I can say that I’m very happy that I took the risk of buying these eyeshadow palettes. The cooler toned Smokey eye palette is definitely going into my ‘everyday makeup bag’ (which I don’t have, I have a little dresser I put my everyday makeup on;)). I like to use the Nude palette in combination with other eyeshadow colours I own, but can work very nicely on it’s own for an everyday ‘nude’ look.

Price: € 8,21 via Asos