One can never have too many palettes, right? That is what I kept telling myself when I picked up not 1, but all 3 Nude palettes by Collection at Boots. Every time I go into Boots, I swear I hear my bank account cry a little, but thankfully this was on a 3 for 2 offer, so why the heck not? This brand has been wowing me with their products lately and whilst I've loved their concealer, foundation and even gel liner, I decided to treat myself to these beautiful looking palettes to see if they were any good. I'm totally impressed, but keep reading to find out more!
Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette in Nude
This palette is perfect for creating a classic nude eye and it is by far my favourite out of the 3. Even though these shades aren't matte, the shimmer isn't as intense as with the other palettes. I personally tend to wear more matte eyeshadows during the day, but this palette contains the ultimate colours for an everyday look and I have been able to create subtle eye make-ups, ideal for my work environment. The White Chocolate shade flawlessly highlights the inner corners of your eyes and when blended below the brow bone, it gives you that great looking eye lift. Expresso on the other hand is so pigmented that I like using it instead of eyeliner during the day.
With these warmer shimmery bronzed shades, sculpted smokey eyes are just one step away. All of these allow you to create powerful gradient effects which are ideal for evening outings and can really glam up your look. Add some black eyeliner and traffic stopping red lips, and you are ready to party! Ember and Nutty are the prettiest shades in this palette in my opinion and you can wear these with almost everything!
Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette in Nude Grey
Cooler tones! I have yet to experiment with these shades, but I'm thinking: defined and sultry evening look. Even the names are more interesting with this one: "Under the Moon" and "Eclipse", love it! The black shade is very pretty and given that it is so pigmented (as are the others really), I could use it to create a sexy smokey cat eye look. I bet if I blended some of it on top of my eyeliner below my water line, this stuff would not budge all night long. I personally would pair these with a bright fuchsia lipstick because let's be honest, the bolder the better!
♥ Good range of colours, ranging from light to mid browns and darker shades.
♥ Perfect for day and evening looks.
♥ Great pigmentation.
♥ Easily blendable.
♥ Long lasting and richer colour when used with primer.
♥ Packaging is sturdy cardboard box, and small enough to fit your make-up bag.
♥ Standard eyeshadow applicator, great for on-the-go application.
♥ Priced at only £3.99 each!
♥ Possible every day dupe for the Nakeds.
All in all, I'm really glad I decided to take all 3 home. These are nice little palettes with the perfect mixes of nude tones and even though each shade has a hint of shimmer, they allow creation of understated looks suitable for all skin tones and are definitely a great addition to my make-up collection. Maybe Collection could come up with a similar all matte palette, who's with me?
Have you tried these yet? Let me know what you think below :)
Thanks for reading beauties and see you soon.