If you follow me on Instagram (Makeupby.EmmaKate, you know, if you want to) then you would know that I have been very into the colourful, fun and bright makeup looks lately. When trying to find myself an amazing, yet affordable, colourful makeup palette, I did what any beauty lover would do… I searched the depths of Instagram to find out what colourful palette all the amazing “beauty guru’s” had been using. Lo and behold, I came across the Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette.
At this point, weeks had gone by, and I had really wanted to pick this palette up. Then one day, again while I was clicking my way through the stories on Instagram, I found a post which led me back to the Certifeye Insta page. To my shock, there it was. The Tropical Wonders Palette – 40% off! I picked it up then and there and never looked back!
Certifeye is a UK based brand who is well known for their amazing glitters, lashes and eyeshadow palettes. The Tropical Wonders Palette went viral not long after it’s release and I am sure just by looking at the palette, you can understand why. The palette goes for £30 (approx. $54 AUD), so after the 40% off, it was such a bargain! The palette itself consists of 18 matte shadows with a colour story that reaches from one side of the rainbow to the other. It is also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. (FYI: I ordered the palette on the 23rd of January and received it just over a week later).
Let’s get into some swatches!
Not only are the shadows extremely bright in the pan, but as you can see, they are super pigmented when swatched as well. If you saw my previous post (6 Looks, 1 Palette) then you would see the different ways in which I have used this palette within the short amount of time that I have had it in my collection. And you would also see that the colours really blend super nicely on the eyes. They are also super build-able, which means you can intensify the look, or leave them a little lighter if you want more of a pastel bright eyeshadow look. I would say however, some of the shades are a little more “chalky” feeling than others, but the majority are definitely super buttery to the touch.
I love that even though this is a super bright palette, you can still create some stunning, more toned down looks. There are a few shades in the palette that can be used as subtle transition shades (such as Dusk or Shrimp) and I love the inclusion of pure white (Waterfall) and deep black (Bonobo) shades. My favourites would have to be Honeycreeper, Coast and Starling, they are just so pigmented and bright.
Final thoughts: I am SO happy that I picked up this eyeshadow palette and I really am in love with the product. I would say that the Tropical Wonders Palette is both great for advances makeup skills, but also really beginner friendly also. There isn’t a single shade in the palette that lets it down, so it really is great value for money. My only con; It’s currently sold out :(! If you can get your hands on it, you won’t be disappointed!
Have you tried the Tropical Wonders Palette? What other Certifeye products should I pick up? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂
That’s all for now Beauties!