This palette caught my eye as soon as I saw a photo of it in an email from Models Own. Donuts? And eyeshadow? Yes please! This is the latest special edition offering from the very quirky Models Own – Cheat Day Eyeshadow Palette.
The palette comes in an icing covered cardboard box. The product itself has a plastic, clear lid with the donut icing decorations printed on it. The eyeshadows themselves are particularly unique – a large round pan which a contrasting colour in the centre of them. One of my friends pointed out that they look like boobs (she has a dirty mind!) but I, of course can only see donuts.
I swatched the outer rings of the pans in natural daylight, using my finger. The pigment didn’t blow me away to be honest. I was a little disappointed whilst I did this. However, when I used the colours on my eyes, they did show up much better. The shimmer shades are definitely more pigmented than the mattes.
I like the selection of colours – nice, can’t-go-wrong nudes. I’d love it if Models Own brought out a vibrant colour version though!
To buy your own, click here.
This week Models Own released their Dare to Bare collection. It contains nude lipsticks and hyper gel nail polishes, an eyeshadow palette and a finishing powder. I ordered myself the palette and a nail polish. They arrived in the gorgeous box you can see above in the featured image and wrapped in the coolest tissue paper! If you want to buy any of the items, click the names of the products and it’ll take you straight to the website.
Dare to Bare Hyper Gel
I got the shade ‘Suede’ which has a gorgeous pinky tint to it. The polish is known as a Hyper Gel and claims to have the effect of a gel polish. It does look super shiny on my nails and was very easy to apply. It has a good shaped brush and you could definitely get away with just one layer of the product. There are five shades in total to choose from in this range. I had a nightmare trying to pick just one!
Dare to Bare Eyeshadow Palette
Just look at this beautiful packaging!
The box itself is gorgeous, but then take a look at the outside casing of the palette!
Here are the shades in the palette –
They are all matte and beautifully subtle. I wasn’t sure if be a fan as I love a good, dramatic eye look, but these really impressed me. I decided to team them up with a red lipstick for a real statement. I like to wear pinky and brown tones as they work well with my blue eyes. Here’s the completed look –
The shades I wore for this look were –
Nude – all over the lid and brow bone
Stripped – inner corner of eye
Skin – outer half of eyelid
Intuition – in the crease
Raw – outer and lower lash line (as a liner)
What do you think of the new Models Own Dare to Bare collection?
Let me know in the comments if you’d like to know any of the other products I’m wearing on my face and also what you thought of this post!