Before Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette was released, I never really thought about pink eyeshadows and other dusky, warm-toned nudes. I had always assumed that pinks on my yellow-toned skin would make my eyes look red and puffy, and never gave much thought to it. After trying out a friend’s Naked 3, I was blown away by the beautiful looks I could create and how much the tones actually complemented my skin! I left my friend’s house that day with a hunger for pink and set out in search of a more affordable palette that could fulfil my needs. The first palette to catch my eye was Chi Chi’s Bases palette. The 12 shades in this palette range from silky mattes, stunning highlights and light, smokey satins that can be used to create an array of every day and dressy looks.
The quality of the shadows is comparable to MUA and Sleek’s eyeshadow palettes. There are satins with a silky, buttery texture and the mattes are not too chalky and powdery as you tend to find with inexpensive brands. There is a great mix or shimmers, mattes, satins and cool & warm tones that all blend very nicely together.
Excuse the poor photography ahead!
L-R: (indoor flash)
1. Pale Yellow — Satin
2. Pale Nude Peach — Matte
3. Light Copper — Frost
4. Peach Pink — Satin
5. Pale Ice Pink — Frost (a favourite for highlighting!)
6. Baby Pink — Matte
L-R: (Top: Indoor Light; Bottom: Indoor Flash)
7. Dusty Rose — Shimmer
8. Rose-toned Tan — Shimmer
9. Rose Gold-Bronze — Frost (great payoff and beautiful in real life)
10. Light Copper — Pearl (not much payoff, but catches the light nicely)
11. Dusty Rose/Mauve — Shimmer
12. Smoky Warm Brown — Shimmer (Lovely dusty pink undertones)
There are some real gems in this palette and the quality is pretty consistent between the shades. The colours complement each other really well, and you can use these in just about any combination for some really unique looks. Smoky or subtle, day time to night time, this palette serves up an array of warm, pink and golden tones to suit any occasion. This palette has become a new staple for every day wear for me, I even bought my sister one to use!
The Chi Chi Glamorous palettes come in 21 different variations and retail for $22.95AUD. I’ve used a few of these palettes and the quality is great for the price (Even the Mattes!) If you want to get your hands on some, they can be bought from the Chi Chi Cosmetics website here, and are also sold at some Target and Myers stores. (Chi Chi also has a great dupe for Urban Decay’s Naked 1 palette, called “Nudes.”)
Have you tried any of Chi Chi’s Glamorous Palettes? How did you find find the quality?
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