Collection eyeshadow pencil swatches – Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Sky and Vintage Blush

I’m loving eyeshadow pencils at the moment so when I heard that Collection had some, and they had been on offer for £2.50 each, I was interested in what they’d be like (sorry it’s taken me so long to post this, they’re not £2.50 anymore but £3.19 is the rrp and that’s really not bad at all, plus I’m sure they’ll be on offer from time to time) 
I decided to pick up the shades ‘Hot chocolate’, ‘Vanilla Sky’ and ‘Vintage Blush’ as they seemed like a nice range of colours. 

These shades are ‘Hot chocolate’ and ‘Vanilla Sky’
This one is in a separate photo because I bought it subsequently as it wasn’t available when I purchased the first two – This one is ‘Vintage Blush’.

I really like all three of these shades and they are the sort of formula that sets really quickly and lasts a long time – It means they’re not so easy to blend, if you wanted to, not impossible by any means but not easy either. I tend to use them as a single, block colour, blended at the edges and they work really nicely for that. 

‘Vanilla Sky’ is a shimmery off white which I don’t tend to use on its own but it makes a really nice base for powder shadows.

‘Hot Chocolate’ looks, originally, to be a deep flat brown but when you see it swatched you can see it has a nice depth to it and almost a taupe’y feel when you see it in the right light. 

I absolutely love this shade, a lot of pink shadows are the sort of tones that can make you look ill but the warmer, almost golish tones of ‘Vintage Blush’ is so, so gorgeous.


  1. Mountain Beauty September 29, 2013 / 10:41 pm

    OMG I love these! Such beautiful neutral colours – especially if they set well and don't smudge. I'll def. check them out.

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