Sunday, April 10, 2011

Face of Australia Opulent Eyes Palettes

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago I received from Face of Australia, the very limited edition eye shadow palette collection called Opulent Eyes. This weekend, I finally had some time to swatch and review them.

Face of Australia Opulent Eye Palettes
  • Available in 4 different palettes- each contains 6 strips of baked colours to create complete looks.
  • Each palette has shades starting with light colours for highlighting and bold or darker colours for shading and contouring. Except for Saphire Desire, the colours tend to run in the the same colour family.
  • Saphire Desires is a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours, Rich and Famous a gold and bronze palette, Diamond and Pearls is a soft romantic pink palette and Endless Nights like a smokey silver blue palette. My Favourite is the Diamond & Pearls and the Endless Night Palette. 
  • The pigmentation on each colour is amazing- super rich and vibrant, most are luminous shimmery shades with a pearlescent finish; only one brown colour from the collection is matte in finish. 
Below are the swatches of each palette. They are swatched from right to left on my arm in order of the shades going down the colours of each palette. 

Rich & Famous - NC30 skin in natural light (the brown is matte)
Endless Nights - N30 skin in natural light
Saphire Desire - NC30 skin in natural light
Diamond & Pearls - NC30 skin in natural light
My thoughts on Opulent Eyes
  • Smooth and silky, these shadows applies like butter - they glide very effortlessly with either sponge applicators, fingers or brush, I didn't experience any fallout with these shadows. Blending with these was also fuss-free and the colours did not end up looking muddy like some shadows do when blended out too much. 
  • They last a good 3-4 hours before fading and creasing on my oily lids. With a primer, they lasted about 7 hours. 
  • These can be used wet or dry but personally I prefer them dry as I think they already give enough colour intensity. If you want to ramp it up, go for it with a wet brush. 
  • My only small gripe about these palettes is that the strip design whilst very pretty, means sometimes you can accidentally pick up adjacent shades when trying dipping your brush to pick up one shade. I can also imagine them being messy if these shadows were to break or shatter as there is no pan to press it back into. 
Big colour impact and quality at such a small price. I highly recommend you pick up a palette or 2 of these. They are so pretty and you can create many looks with the one palette or mixed with other shades up from the other palettes to create countless more unique looks. Being limited edition means you need to act quick and nab them at your local stores NOW!

Which Opulent Eye palette do you fancy yourself?

RRP A$14.95 at Priceline, K-Mart, Big W and selected pharmacies now.
These items were provided for consideration.


  1. these palettes are indeed gorgeous!! thank you for passing me a sapphire desire x

  2. Woo! I picked up two of that too at Priceline. Such pretty colours!


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