Took another trip up to Primark today because I wanted a look at what was in store since the last time we had been. What a change there was! On a day when the maximum temperature was set to reach 35°C, it was very strange to see the AW2018 clothing collection in store already- fur jackets, slippers long-sleeved shirts and winter jackets were all over the store. I checked the shoe section but it was full of either winter boots, incredibly flat flats or too-high (for me) heels. Not very interesting.
I’m so glad I bought the 3 pairs of sandals that I got during my last visit because they were nowhere to be seen and there were quite a few pairs when I was there last.
On to the main reason for my visit: PS Custom Eyes eyeshadows. If you read my last Primark post, you’ll know I bought the 9-pan palette and 4 single eyeshadows. Well, today I was really disappointed as there were only 2 shades left, and I have them both (Hot Coco, a dark brown shade and Gold Digger, a light-medium gold). In fact there were about 15 Hot Coco shadows and 4 Gold Digger ones. I was SO disappointed as I had planned to buy another 5 shades to complete my palette. I was actually thinking 6 so I had 6 different colours but the spaces where they were meant to be were completely empty.
The store had new display stands for all the makeup and beauty products and had rearranged everything to do with these products which was very confusing as it took us awhile to find them.
There, next to the Custom Eyes range, were the palettes I had heard so much about from bloggers and YouTubers alike: The Glitter Obsessed palette range. They did not have the Glitter Obsessed: Gold Rush palette but they did have the Glitter Obsessed: Unicorn Sparkle one. I have heard mixed reviews about them and especially the Unicorn Sparkle one which I saw a video for last night. The Unicorn Sparkle palette is a mix of alternating rows of shimmery glitter shadows and glitter eye creams and I was not impressed by the colour range on the videos so bypassed that one. For those of you who are interested in it, it costs £4/€5. I have SO many shimmery shadows and so was looking for straight-up glitter shadows all through the palette.
A palette that has more time in Primark’s PS makeup range is the Glitter Obsessed Palette. I have seen a TON of videos and articles about this one and thought it loked very eye-catching on first glance, with dark and lighter colours. The formula is “eye cream,” which basically means it is glitter mixed with a kind of vaseline-type texture. I already have experience of this type of product in Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Glitter Mono Eye Shadows, so I had some idea what I was buying but wanted to see what Primark’s take on this type of product would be like.
The packaging is white plastic with a clear lid so all the shadows are clearly visible There are 28 shades and it costs €6 usually. I was searching through the palettes and saw some red stickers. Primark only uses red stickers if something is on sale, and…..it was down from 6€ to……JUST €1!!! Not all the palettes were on sale so I had to search, but, yes, there it was, the red sticker. How amazing is that? 28 shadows for €1.
I’m really looking forward to trying this but know from experience and other blog posts/ videos that this will probably be better used layered on top of a matte shadow if the glitter is going to separate out (as I found with Wet ‘n’ Wild’s shadows which I still have to review). But, even so, this palette is a STEAL for 1€. Cannot wait to try it and so this week I am bringing my Sunday with a Sassy Shopaholic post forward a day.
Here are swatches from the palette.
As you can see, there are a lot of colours, greens blues purples reds gold silvers pinks and also different intensities so you get bright and more muted colours.
What I did notice was that what a lot of people said on videos and in blog posts was confirmed for me – that once a small amount of the product is used, there is a clear gel underneath which is what the glitter in the shadow is mixed with. I used a standard sponge applicator to do the swatches and the glitter does separate out when applied, so I’d recommend applying this over a matte eyeshadow with a primer underneath.
Some of the colours are better pigmented than others (for example the gold /blue/turquoise/green/purple colours). I do like the fact that you have such a collection of colours here end I’m not really sure how long the palette will last. I am planning on hopefully getting at least a month or two worth of use out of it, but we will see. I will update you when I finish the palette to let you know how long it actually lasted .
Have you tried the palette? What do you think?
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