In our little Goodiebag/box at the GOSH A/W event we were lucky enough to receive one of the 9 shades shadow collection palettes. They've released 3 of these mirrored compacts with an American theme and they are all stunning. 'To enjoy in New York' has lovely golden/nude shades, 'To have fun in LA' has more of an aqua selection of blues and greens and the one I tried out was 'To play with in Vegas' which has very striking colours completely in tune with the bright lights of Vegas!
You can create endless looks with these but I was pleased I got to try this one as although the other shades are far more wearable day-to-day, this is a palette I wouldn't have picked up myself. I'd be too worried it would go to waste and I'd never use it. I'm glad I had a chance to give it a go as I had a lot of fun trying out some more colourful looks for a change!
With its 9 shades of bright, almost neon colours it can seem a bit daunting. But not only is it a lot of fun to play around with, there are a few colours in there that can easily be worn day-to-day or added to a nude shade to give subtle a pop of colour.
It comes in a sleek, strong packaging which is small enough to fit in your make-up bag and not completely take over. I love the nice big mirror, something I find a lot of palettes lack. One thing that might disappoint is the fact there is no brush included. For me this isn't a problem, I often find I throw away or lose the brushes included with palettes anyway and its a great excuse for brands to bump up the price too! I much prefer to use my own shadow brushes and it's not often I'm doing my eye make up on the go so it's not something I would be travelling around with.
Here's what I came up with when I had a quick play around with it...
All shades have great colour payoff with subtle shimmer to them which is more apparent with some certain shades -the dusky pink and the light turquoise for example. They apply really well and blend easily. All-in-all a lot of fun and great for under a tenner. I'll definitely be taking a look at the 2 other palettes in the range.
Have you tried any of the GOSH palettes?