|Purple Haze, Tea Party|
The No 7 PR team sent me some more colourful eyeshadow recently - and I've cautiously dipped my toe back into the rainbow coloured eyeshadow lake (err, yes). Purple Haze, £10.50, is a quad of eyeshadows in true purple shades - there are two bright jewel tones with shimmer, complemented by two dustier, deeper mattes which make for a great cut crease. I'm still a little afraid of wearing either of the bright shades full on, but a soft wash of either with the darkest purple on the lashline makes for a pop of colour which isn't too intense.
Tea Party, £9.50, has gone immediately into my day to day makeup bag, and I suspect will remain there for a long, long time. It's got a lovely mauve grey, a cool toned rose, and a deep grey toned plum, and the three together make for a pretty look with a hint of colour which is still very wearable (and a million miles away from clownish).
Both eyeshadow palettes sport good, medium pigmentation which can be easily built up if you want a more intense look, and blendable, soft textures. The mattes are the tiniest bit chalky, and will need a bit of dab-and-pat action to build up on the lids. Still, both palettes are reasonably priced, and I would forgive Tea Party many sins. So there you go: colour, both a little more intense, and a little more subtle, and neither anywhere near as terrifying at UD's Electric Palette.
Disclosure: PR samples
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