Comment: B. Make Up Creative Art Edition Make Up Palettes

B. Make Up Creative Art Edition Make Up Palettes

B. Make Up Creative Art Edition Make Up Palettes

Whilst lipstick shopping in Superdrug, I overheard a lady who was looking for the darker shades of foundation in the brand I was shopping from but they were not available. This is something that really annoys me considering the diversity of the borough I live in! I said to her that she could try B. – I haven’t tried the foundation myself as I don’t really have oily skin (only my nose) but then thought “why did I send her to B. and I haven’t checked it out myself?”

I know there is a really pretty spring collection but it is not in stores yet. What I did discover were the Creative Art Edition Make Up Palettes. I was intrigued by the eye catching design of the palettes so I took a good look!

Vol. 1 is contains an eyeshadow primer, three eyeshadows, two eyebrow powders, eyebrow wax and mascara for daytime eyes and Vol. 2 is the night-time version. I think it’s great that the mascara is included. The eyebrow powder looks dark enough to use for me as I use grey-brown eyebrow products. Black looks strange, even though I have black eyebrows. I guess if the eyebrow shades are not suitable the clear wax can be used to at least neaten the eyebrows. The applicators look ok – the angled brow brush can double as an eyeliner brush. In fact, the only downside to the palettes is that there isn’t a black or very dark coloured eyeshadow to use as an eyeliner. If I didn’t have a separate eyeliner to hand, I would use the darkest eyebrow powder as an eyeliner and hope it works out!

Vol.3 and Vol. 4 are day and night palettes respectively which are face palettes. They contain four eyeshadows, two blushers, two lipsticks and one highlighter. I am more used to seeing this type of palette but the difference here is that I love the packaging design! I’m not a fan of lip colour palettes as I find them inconvenient to carry around for touch-ups. I prefer to replenish my lipstick or gloss with a quick swipe from the tube rather than having to get out a mirror and lip brush to re-paint on the colour. Having said that, if the colours could be worn like a balm or stain and don’t need precision application, I would be more willing to use them.

I think to get the best out of the eye and face palettes, I would buy one of each (or all four!).

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I noticed there were four Creative Art Edition face kits which are palettes containing everything needed for your complexion: highlighter, cream foundation, pressed powder and concealer. I think my shade would be Vol. 8 which is called Dark and is the darkest shade available. This is the only downside to the complexion collection – I by no means have the darkest skin so this will be disappointing to many of you. Hopefully a darker palette will be released – B. already do darker shades in their oil control foundation. The only applicator included is one sponge so I would use one side for the cream foundation and the other side for the powder. If I didn’t have any other brushes with me, I would apply the concealer and the highlighter with my fingers (although I really am a brush person so I would find this painful!).

In all, it looks like if you get one eye palette, one face palette and one complexion palette, that’s a full face for only £45 plus Beautycard points! If you can get the B. Creative Art Edition Palettes on special offer that would be even better.

My first impressions are that the B Creative Art Edition Palettes are a really good idea and great value for money.   They come in beautiful packaging so would be great gifts. They would make a really nice starter kit for those new to makeup and they would also be good as a travel kit.

Now the question is: “which should I try first – day or night?”

 

Pictures from the Superdrug website:

http://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Eyes/Eye-Shadow-Palettes/B-Creative-Art-Edition-Vol-2-Eye-Essentials-Night/p/255700#.VOH5x-lyZ3o

http://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Eyes/Eye-Shadow/B-Creative-Art-Edition-Vol-3-Day/p/256000#.VOH6COlyZ3o

http://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Eyes/Eye-Shadow/B-Creative-art-edition-Vol-8-Pro-Face-kit–Dark/p/269201#.VOH6JelyZ3o

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