Anyone that reads this space on the internet will realise that I’m a woman who likes a beauty product that earns its keep on my dresser. If it has multiple uses then it’s my friend. I don’t have time to be pulling out a pile of different pots and bottles in the mornings to pull together some sort of presentable face. When this highlight and contour palette from Fuschia Makeup landed in the door last week I literally gasped. I’ve mentioned Fuschia a couple of times before and I’m always impressed by the shades and tones used in products like the nude lipsticks and the foundation, they suit pale skintones really nicely. This facekit is a gem of a product.
It contains six shades, two highlight colours in different shades from yellow to more pink undertones and a neutral shade with a beautiful iridescent shimmer through it. The shimmer is really nice, I hate glitter but god I love a good highlight and this contains REALLY fine particles so it’s a good higlighter shade but not too strong either, nice for during the day and buildable for a more striking look at night.
On the bottom there are three contouring shades, which is not everyone’s cup of tea but I love it and the lightest of these shades is perfectly subtle. The darker shades are better for when you have tan on. BUT that is not all these little beauties can be used for. It is after all a FACEkit not just a contouring kit.
I’ve been using the browns on my eyes too. The lightest brown is lovely to cover the whole eyelid and if you want to ramp things up a little use one of the darker shades in the crease of your eye lid to add some depth and dimension. The highlighter is nice if you dab it onto the very middle of your eyelid, this gives a really subtle lift to the brown shades. You can also use the browns to fill in your brows if they suit your colouring. I would generally go for a waxy brow pencil to keep brow in place if I was just using shadow to fill.
Here is me, awkardly as ever, modelling a complete look – eyeshadow and contouring, this was done this morning for the school run, that’s how quicky you can do things with one palette in your hands! I didn’t do my brows with this, I used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.
My only comment really on it is that the brown powders appear a little loose in the pan, when they go on the skin they blend really well so perhaps it was the brush I was using. I suppose be gentle with the powders if you don’t want to waste them.
This kit costs €35 and there are lots of stockists of Fuschia Makeup around the country or you can buy online from their website or from dolledup.ie if you want to add products from other brands to your basket too!
This was sent to me free of charge for review purposes, as always honest opinions only!