I own countless neutral eyeshadow palettes and honestly did not need to add anymore to my collection, however when I saw these posted on Instagram I suddenly became obsessed with trying to track them down and buy them. Instagram can be an evil enabler at times.

I’d never tried any of the Chi Chi Glamorous Eye Palettes and I’ve seen some great reviews on them. They have a bunch of different types ranging from brights to neutrals and in between so there is really something for everyone. I’ve always found myself at Target swatching them but never actually buying one (or two) until now.

The palettes do live up to the hype, the majority of the shades are super pigmented, easy to blend and wear really well (with an eyeshadow primer, I haven’t tried them without one because eyeshadow primer is my security blanket). There are a few shades that are duds but for $22.95AUD a piece for 12 shades you can’t expect them all to be winners.

Also, in all honesty you don’t really need both of these palettes as I think some of the shades are doubled up. I think this is throughout the Chi Chi range as well so if you already own some of their palettes just compare and make sure you don’t already have the majority of the shades.

I clearly need spell check on my graphics editing products as well… Oops!

Chi Chi Glamorous Eyes Palette - Mochas

Chi Chi Glamorous Eyes Palette in Mochas feature a mix of finishes from matte to shimmery, the shades lean more towards the warm side with a few almost burgandy shades. I got this because those colours tend to look great on blue eyes. So fellow blue eyed folk  this is the one you want to look at. My main gripe with this palette is that there isn’t a mid toned shimmery brown shade they are either highlight shades or quite dark shades which makes it hard to pick a good daytime colour (unless you go for the matte shades). The 6th colour along (the rusty shade) is definitely my favourite and I have been wearing that a lot at night over the lid with a medium matte brown blended into the crease.

Chi Chi Glamorous Eyes Palette - Mattes 2

Chi Chi Glamorous Eyes Palette in Mattes 2 as the name suggests this is the 2nd offering of a matte palette by Chi Chi. I have seen and swatched the first but it just didn’t pull me in like this one has. As you can see one side features 6 warm toned neutral matte shades and the other features 6 cool toned neutral matte shades. HALLELUJAH! I have been after something like this for ages, and have contemplated buying both Naked Basics to get the same thing. This is the perfect palette to compliment other shadows as well, particularly if you are looking for a transition shade from a shimmery shadow. I have gotten a lot of use already out of this palette and it’s fast becoming my daytime go-to palette. I’ve found all the shades that i’ve used so far easy to blend. Some of them look a bit patchy in my swatches about but with a brush they blend out nicely.

I highly recommend this palette to everyone… seriously.

As mentioned above these palettes retail for $22.95AUD and you can purchase them from Target or Myer. Don’t be like me though and pay full price, wait for a sale.

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Ahhh Napoleon, to be honest i’ve not tried very many Napoleon makeup products, I bought a lipstick once on a whim and I actually really like it!

These palettes are from Napoleons more “budget friendly” range NP Set which is available in department stores (Pretty sure BIG W has a sale on these products this week…go go go). I honestly can’t see the difference between these more pocket friendly products and the normal range, so for me it’s pocket friendly each time.

I was sent these palettes to try out (eons ago… yep bit slow on the ol blogging front over here) and I thought they were the perfect option for someone just starting to get into makeup (younger girls, i’m looking at you!). At a very wallet friendly price of $29 each you get yourself 4 lovely eyeshadows which are nicely pigmented, easy to blend and with a kick ass eye primer hold out throughout the day. You also get 4 lipglosses (to be honest i’m not a fan of these, just because it’s a bit impractical to take this palette for touch ups) and lastly, there are 2 blush colours!

Onto the sets, you have a choice of 2 sets which makes life easier… ask yourself the question are you a neutral girl or a little more daring?

The Glam Set is for your more neutral loving girl, the shadows in this are right up my alley and the 4 shades compliment each other really nicely and make for some nice easy eye looks.

The blushes are meant to be a contour and highlight blush I think, these did not work for me at all. The darker colour was just too dark for my fair skin, it may however work for you.

Here are some close ups of the palette and some swatches

Sorry I didn’t bother doing the lip glosses, the swatches I tried were way to sheer and really didn’t show anything at all.

The Red Carpet set is a little brighter and bolder, you can experiment a little more with the eyeshadow colours while still maintaining a quite neutral look if thats what you prefer.

When I first received this the thing I was most excited about was the blushes in this particular set… bright bold and exactly what I am into right now, the blushes on their own are fantastic and highly pigmented but I made a little discovery! Mixing these blushes together gives the most perfect pinky coral cheek….quite similar to one of my favourite blushes, the limited edition MAC Ripe Peach blush. I did a swatch of the colours blended together on their own so you can see for yourself.

Ahhh I just love them mixed together!!!

So overall these palettes are a nice addition to my makeup collection, personally if I could choose i’d have the neutral eyeshadows with the 2 bright blushes and no lip glosses in my ideal NP Set palette.

If your interested in purchasing this you can find NP Set at Target, Big W and now TVSN!

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