Ciate London - The Fearless Palette Review, Swatches and Photos
I recently went on a Ciate London spending spree when I purchased two of their palettes: The Fearless Palette and The Smouldering Eye Palette. Last week I reviewed the latter and now after using The Fearless Palette for a week or so I am ready to share my views on this this one.
First off this palette is the same size as the Smouldering Eye palette (12 x 6 cm) which as I mentioned in the other review is quite a bit smaller than most other palettes I own such as the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette (19 x 9 cm). However the actual pan sizes compare favourably with 5 x 0.052 oz and 4 x 0.042 oz compared with the KVD palette of which the smaller pans are 0.04oz. The size of the palette does mean it is light and compact enough to travel with.
The box is attractive with two large eyes on the front surrounded by purple, green and brown shapes. The reverse of the box has all the shade names - the only place you will find these as there are no names on the palette itself. The lid of the actual palette is the same design as the box, but this time the image is venticular, meaning the eyes move depending on how you move it.
This is how Ciate London describes the palette:
“WHAT IT IS An eye shadow palette with nine shadows in buildable, everyday to high fashion shades.
“WHAT IT DOES This carefully curated palette includes nine weightless eye shadows in subtle to bold shades for creating barely-there makeup looks to smoldering smokey eyes. Each shade is infused with Double Dose™, a finely-milled pigment that’s formulated to blend effortlessly. Its touchable, molten powder texture delivers one-swipe, vivid colour pay-off for high-impact, advanced wear. Create custom looks with these must-have hues, including double the base shadow, pigment, and wear for high-colour pay off that stays put without creasing.”
So, starting on the top row left to right:
Gold Digger: This is most definitely a gold with a pretty shimmer. I goes on smoothly and has great colour payoff and no fallout.
Fearless: This is matte shade of light aubergine. It is very pale and needs building up for decent colour payoff.
Daredevil: This is a dark grey matte with slight mauve undertones.
Girl Boss: This is a deep blue/black shimmer. I experienced a little fallout with this but not too much.
Bottom row left to right:
Hustle: This is a pretty pink champagne shimmer that has good colour payoff and no fallout.
Fierce: Another shimmer, this time a deep cranberry pink that has a slight mauve tone to it when seen from different angles.
Work It: A beautiful deep aubergine/grey shimmer that goes on smoothly with no fallout.
Go Getter: This is a deep brown matte with a little fallout, but it goes on smooth and blends well.
Lastly there is the centre colour called Be Sassy which is a neutral matte with leanings towards pink.
Overall I love this palette and the colours are very pretty, easy to use, blendable with very little fallout. The colour payoff on most is excellent and the amount of shimmer is perfect. I can definitely recommend this palette, as I did with the Smouldering Eye Palette I reviewed last week. For my own personal colouring I much prefer the other palette as I think Fearless is better suited to slightly darker skin, but I love it just the same.
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