When I bought the Tanya Burr nail polish that I reviewed earlier today, I also decided to pick up one of her eyeshadow palettes. I saw Tanya doing a video using the Hollywood palette, and obviously it looked great. For some reason it reminded me of the KathleenLights x ColourPop Quad (which it definitely is not like, so don’t ask me why I thought this, I just did) so I decided to go for it.
The packaging isn’t to my taste, it’s a bit young and cutesy with the hearts and the pink, but that’s fine as I’m clearly a lot older than the target market. However, I was hoping that the product inside would be as good as Tanya made it look.
The Hollywood palette is a one-stop quad for a day-time neutral or a bronze smoky eye look. ‘Nude Delight’ is matte and provides a decent base and highlight colour. ‘Gold Coin’ is a shimmery champagne which is a good all-over colour. ‘Enchantment’ is a warm gold and unfortunately the worst of the palette – it has chunky glitter, is very hard and barely pigmented. ‘Book Worm’ fares a better as a warm, mid-tone brown which is good for the crease and for adding definition.
I took the palette away when I was staying in a hotel for a week for work, thinking it’d be a good test for it. For a daytime look I used ‘Nude Delight’ as a base, ‘Gold Coin’ all over and ‘Book Worm’ in the crease and along my bottom lash line. This combination worked well, but good lord, the fallout is crazy! Especially with ‘Book Worm’. I had to use a make up wipe to remove it all, so it’s definitely an eyes-first, base-second number.
For the evening, I attempted to add some of the Enchantment’ shade to darken it all up and add some sparkle. Unfortunately this didn’t pan out and it ended up looking very patchy with more eyeshadow on my cheeks than on my eyes. In short, it was rubbish.
I also realised that the colours were actually pretty similar to what I already had in my MUA Undress Me Too palette, which will, by extension also be in the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette for which the MUA is a dupe.
The Hollywood palette was £6, which is reasonable enough. Three out of the four shades are OK, but I still don’t think it’s a great buy. The MUA palette is £4, the shadows are all better quality and you get eight other colours. Given the stiff competition the Tanya Burr Cosmetics range faces from the high street, I don’t think this particular palette is worth it.
Have you tried any of the Tanya Burr make up? How did you get on with it?