Review and swatches | Soap & Glory The Perfect Ten Palette

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Whilst browsing through the Boots Christmas gift guide I stumbled across a new eyeshadow palette from Soap & Glory called The Perfect Ten. I already enjoy using the What’s Nude palette so decided to pick this up. It was included in the 3 for 2 on gifts and went towards earning me extra Boots points from their £12 worth of points on a £50 spend promotion.

The eyeshadows come packaged in a cardboard palette which includes a small double ended brush and a pretty decent mirror. The brush is ok, it is nothing special and it would be difficult to use to create an elaborate look, however it may come in handy if you were going away for the night and wanted to pack light.

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As the name suggests there are ten eyeshadows in the palette, 3 matte and 7 shimmery/satin, that range from a light cream to a shimmery black and include cool and warm toned colours. I was disappointed that there isn’t a light brown matte colour but after using the palette I don’t mind this so much, read on to find out why.

Close up

Vanilla is a matte cream with great pigmentation and it is perfect for the brow bone and inner corner for a more subtle highlight. This shade is available in the What’s Nude palette.

Minky is a rose gold shimmery shade with silver glitters that has a little bit of fall out when applied due to the chunkier glitter. This shade is available in the Off the Wall Flowers palette.

Pink T is a muted pinky tan matte that is perfect for the crease. I think this works just as well as the light brown shade I was looking for in the palette. It is smooth and blends out shadows beautifully. This shade is available in the What’s Nude palette.

Aubersheen is a medium purply taupe satin shade with small purple sparkles that looks lovely all over the lid and blended out or in the outer corner to add some depth. I’ve called them sparkles because you can see the individual pieces of glitter but it is not chunky at all and does not cause any fall out.This shade is available in the What’s Nude palette.

Gold Coast is a pigmented yellow gold satin shade that reminds me of Urban Decays Half Baked.

Taupe Cat is a medium brown taupe satin shade with small gold sparkles that like Aubersheen looks lovely blended all over the lid.

Sunset is a coppery satin shade with gold glitters. This shade really makes blue eyes pop and is perfect for an autumn inspired eyeshadow look.

Brownie is a medium brown satin with small gold sparkles which makes it look almost bronze when swatched.

Black Gold is a matte charcoal grey which despite its name has no gold or warmth in it at all. This is great for deepening up a look or using as a subtle liner. This shade is available in the Smokey Dokey palette.

Smokin’ is a black shimmery shade with silver glitters. The glitters in this are not as chunky as those in Minky but they are definitely more visible than the sparkles in the other shades. This shade is available in the Smokey Dokey Palette.

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With natural light – a truer representation of the colours

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With ring light

I think this palette is great for those people who do not have many neutral shadows – or for those who cannot help themselves and have to try every neutral palette going. It has a good range of colours from light to dark and cool to warm and I like that they have included three matte colours. I was disappointed that I already had three of the colours in my What’s Nude palette, but even now I know this I would definitely still have purchased it as it is a great palette at a great price.

Here is a look I created using the palette.

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Close up eye look

I used Pink T in the crease as my transition colour, Minky on the inner half and Taupe Cat on the outer half of my lid, Black Gold in the outer corner and Gold Coast and Brownie on the lower lash line. I lined my upper lash line using Urban Decay Demolition Liquid Liner and added two coats of Benefit They’re Real Mascara. On my lips I am wearing a combination of MAC Draw Me Close lip pencil, MAC Hue lipstick and Laura Mercier Baby Doll gloss.

Soap & Glory The Perfect Ten palette is priced at £16 and is available from Boots.com. It is limited edition so grab it while you can and it is still in the Boots 3 for 2 promotion.

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Autumnal FOTD using The Balm Nude ‘Tude Eyeshadow Palette

I have a face of the day (FOTD) for you today. This was actually the makeup I wore yesterday when I went for lunch with my fiancé. It was the first time I used The Balm Nude ‘Tude eyeshadow palette on my eyes, and let me just say I am still impressed.

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This is the full face. I decided to go for an autumnal look yesterday so I could play with some of my favourite colours from the palette, mainly Sexy and Silly. Please excuse my eyebrows, I swear in real life the match, they just decide to do their own thing when I take a photo.

For my base I used The Body Shop All in One Instablur Universal Primer followed by Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua liquid foundation in B10 and Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder foundation in 10. I have a few blemishes at the moment so concealed with MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC15 and to cover my dark circle (that are exceptionally bad at the moment) I used MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15. I found the combination of these products gave me a flawless base that lasted all day.

To add a bit of colour back into my face I used the Sleek Contour Kit in light to lightly contour and highlight my face and Benefit’s Dallas boxed blush on the apples of my cheeks.

For my brows I used the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde to fill in any sparse areas and set them in place using Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Blonde.

Moving on to the most important part of the look – the eyes. I used the Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer to keep my shadows from creasing throughout the day. I then used MAC Brule eyeshadow to set this in place. I first applied Sultry lightly in my crease and a long my lower lash line. Then I applied Snobby to the inner half of my lid and Silly to the outer half. To deepen the look and make it more autumnal I added Sexy to the outer portion of my crease and lower lash line. To make the look more dramatic I added some black winged eyeliner using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and followed it with three mascaras, YSL Babydoll, Maybelline The Falsies and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. I love using multiple mascaras to get the perfect look to my lashes.

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Finally I used MAC Dervish Lip Pencil to line my lips and MAC Oh Oh Oh Lipstick over the top. Unfortunately this shade was a limited edition but I believe MAC ‘O’ may be similar.

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I hoped you liked this look, I enjoyed creating it. Let me know in the comments below. Do you have this palette? If so let me know what colours you put together, I would love to know what other looks I can create with this palette.