Chi Chi Bases Palette Review and Swatches Chi Chi Bases Palette Review and Swatches Chi Chi Bases Palette Review and Swatches

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!

Chi Chi Bases Palette Review and Swatches

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

Chi Chi Bases Palette Review and Swatches Chi Chi Bases Palette Review and Swatches

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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  • Renee Hartwig

    These colours are amaz­ing! I espe­cially love the shim­mers.
    Renee x

    • Bambi Mak­lina

      Oh they’re even bet­ter in real life! So soft and pretty. x

  • Jas­mine Talks Beauty

    I love the idea of these palette — the shades are so lovely. I’m not sure how acces­si­ble this brand is in the UK but I’ve heard such good things :) xx

    Jas­mine Talks Beauty

    • Bambi Mak­lina

      I think in the UK the only way to get Chi Chi is through their web­site which unfor­tu­nately means $20 extra for ship­ping! A lot of makeup prices in Aus­tralia are really marked up so although Chi Chi’s prices are fairly aver­age, the qual­ity you get for it is actu­ally really good :-)

      Bambi xx

  • Beau­ti­ful Bedlam

    Great post! I love these Chi Chi palettes. I have the bronzes palette and absolutely love it. I’m def­i­nitely keen to try out the nudes now, I love that there aren’t any dark colour, per­fect for every day use <3 We did a review of some Chi Chi prod­ucts on your blog, please check it
    out if you get the chance :)

    • Bambi Mak­lina

      I’d be happy to! And the bronzes and nudes are amaaz­ing, I don’t own them myself but I’ve used them before at a friend’s and I was blown away! It’s what encour­aged me to get one myself. If you get another, the Mattes 2 is fantastic!