Sunday, 29 September 2013

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. I love good bargain finds and these are so affordable you could almost get one in each shade :o). Xx

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