The biggest problem I have with my makeup is storage. I've practically got a mortgage with Muji after buying endless numbers of their plastic storage boxes to home my 600 lipglosses and 2400 eyeshadows. Urban Decay have come up with a little solution that won't be the end to my storage misery, but it will go some way in helping me to tidy up a bit. They've launched this fabulous custom palette case which allows you to store six eyeshadows at a time, one of which is the perfect nude shade (exclusive to the palette) that helps to create a flawless base on which you can build colour. It also includes a blending brush which is super soft and perfect for use with their eyeshadows.
The case comes with five empty spaces which you can fill up with the colours of your choice, changing from season to season when you wish. There's a giant mirror too, making this a pretty ace piece of makeup gadgetry for going on the move or taking away at weekends. The eyeshadows pop out of their little cases with ease (just push the bases up) and slot into the palette with a little click. They're pretty easy to get out again too, so you don't have to break a nail to update your smokey eye look. Sturdy and light, the case is the perfect size and weight for carrying around or just keeping your eyeshadows in one place - if you're like me you can never find the one perfect shade you're looking for, so you can be rest assured they're all in this metal tin.
The eyeshadows themselves have also been updated and re-launched with a new formula and new casing. They're even softer, with more pigment, are long-lasting and crease resistant - everything you need in a durable eyeshadow to get you through the day. I've chosen a variety of deep greens, blues and blacks to create a classic tin of colour for trans-seasonal purposes and I'm loving how the colours pop and stay all day long, even around the water line. If you thought the industry's best eyeshadow couldn't be improved, you'd be wrong! The tin (with one eyeshadow and brush) is priced at £14 - that's a bargain considering
you also get a nude shadow and brush which alone would be around the £25
mark. The eyeshadows are a respectable £12 each, but when you add it up
it does make a little gadget quite costly (£74 for the full palette)
but if you already have the shadows or want to build your collection up
over time, it makes the perfect treat or present.
The tin is available exclusively at
Debenhams and House of Fraser