FrontCover are well known for their great value makeup kits, presented in themed boxes complete with instructions on how to create a multitude of looks using the products included. This one, Party Queen, is part of their winter/Christmas offering, and it's seriously impressive.
Party Queen contains everything you could possibly need to create dramatic night time looks, apart from mascara. The looks illustrated go from smoky to sparkly, and from black to colourful.
The top row of shadows are baked powder eyeshadows, which feature interesting pearl and glitter effects. The bottom row is a new innovative powder product that can be applied with a damp brush for a high shine metallic effect. There are two sparkly glimmer powders, and a fine silver glitter, as well as some larger face jewels.
You also get a mini opalescent top coat for the nails, two metallic cream shadows, a glue for your jewels and glitter, an opalescent lip glaze, shimmering eye shadow base, a double ended brush and a black kohl with smudger. That's a lot of makeup in a single box.
These swatches are the baked eyeshadows, swatched in the same order as they are in the box. They're a little on the sheer side, although the rightmost three are more pigmented and less glittery.
The wet and dry metallic shadows are the standout of the box for me - they're amazing. These swatches were done with a damp brush - you can see that the finish is beautifully metallic, and the pigmentation pretty strong (this is a single swipe of the brush). The colours are also lovely, and suitable for day as well as night. Beware of Lime Soda, the bright green - it stained my hand a little, and I can only imagine it will do the same to eyelids.
I think they look a lot more expensive than they really are once applied. This is a mixture of Mosaic Lilac, the leftmost shade, and Tawny, the rightmost. The effect is not dissimilar to my much loved and much more expensive Chanel Illusion d'Ombre.
Finally, swatches of the glimmer powders and cream eyeshadows. The leftmost swatch is of the whitish glimmer powder, which flashes pink and blue when the light hits it. Next to that we have the black based glimmer, which has more pigmentation in the base and is still delightfully sparkly. The cream eyeshadows are both emollient but not greasy and have a lovely, metallic pigmented finish.
So, that's only some of the products swatched - I think I'd be here all year if I were to try to swatch them all. Needless to say, this box is incredible value - at just £35, you're getting a lot of slap for your money, and said slap is of a really good quality for the price.
Find it at the FrontCover website now. Seriously, you won't regret it.
Disclosure: PR sample