Sunday, 22 July 2012

Accessorize You Are Everything Palette

In the UK, Accessorize has a makeup and nailpolish line that is stocked exclusively at Superdrug. Recently, they released two 32-eyeshadow palettes, retailing at £8.95 each. These appear to be selling extremely well as most Superdrugs that I visited were either sold out or had only one or two left.

You Are Everything is the more colorful of the two, offering a veritable rainbow of matte, satin and shimmery shades. Each vertical row forms a gradational color scheme of sorts, which makes it very easy to pick out the shades that complement one another well. There's no chunky glitter in any of the shades.

The texture and quality of the eyeshadows do vary by quite a bit, depending on the individual shade. Several shades have such sheer color payoff that they take several layers to show up, while others apply more smoothly. The purple shades in particular tend to be on the sheer side and applied patchily. A primer is definitely needed to make this palette work.

Comparing with Sleek, I think Sleek's i-Divine palettes have superior pigmentation and smoother texture, but also messier fallout that can be a pain to clean up. Nevertheless, You Are Everything is a nice, fun option if you want to experiment with lots of different shades without breaking the bank or as a gift for someone who's just getting into makeup.

Swatches of some of the shades done on bare skin without any primer (mostly 2-3 swipes each).

Below are three looks that I did using You Are Everything. Used over either NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base or Too Faced Shadow Insurance, the eyeshadows faded slightly over the course of a day but without major creasing, smudging or fallout. I wish some of the shades were more pigmented as they looked so pretty in the pan but were lacklustre when applied.

Below is the list of ingredients.


Anonymous said...

Hi, isit available in singapore? Where is it? And may I know how much isit?

Haru said...

Nope, the Accessorize makeup line is only available in the UK as far as I know.