December to me was a month of palette reviews.
Among the many I sampled and blogged about, there was a distinct favourite. And it was by far the most used palette this season.
Introducing the CDP Holiday Makeup Coffret. My new go-to palette.
It comes with everything you need to create a fabulous day or night look without breaking a sweat. Although I have been mainly using this as an eye palette (it comes with blush options too) I find it’s a great all in one palette. Specially if you are into more mature and subdued eye makeup, like myself.
Without too much rambling, here’s the said palette that’s captured my heart.
As you can see the palette packaging in itself’s a work of art, which was in fact designed specially for Clé de Peau Beauté by Swash London the masters of whimsical and thought provoking prints & designs. I love it for it’s collectors appeal. Unique and something unusual.
The packaging itself is sturdy and feels weighty and luxurious and by no means something too fragile or flimsy to pack for your next holiday or even as a staple in your makeup bag.
This makeup coffret comes with one Extra Rich Lipstick, a Perfect Lash Mascara (both travel size) and the eye and cheek palette.
And a close up of the lipstick. A beautiful, deep wine shade.
Overall the palette and the lipstick leans warm. Making it very wearable.
The palette contains 3 eyeshadows and 2 blushes.
Top to bottom-
Shade 1- A dark, smokey plummy brown.
Shade 2- A medium taupe with subtle mauve tones.
Shade 3- A high shimmer beige champagne.
Shade 1- A light warm pink
Shade 2- A light peachy apricot
Touching on texture and formula, the eyeshadows are all a shimmer finish and are on par with the newly reformulated eyeshadow formula which apply silky and smooth. While testing this out, I found that the darkest shade had a little bit of fall out during application and suggest a good primer to prep the lids. Other than that, the eyeshadows were pretty phenomenal.
On to blushes. These were matte and very finely milled. No powderiness was observed.
The lipstick was ultra comfortable to wear and well pigmented. I love how it glides on creamy and smooth. I also noticed it wasn’t as drying as some of the other CDP lipsticks I owned, which is great!
Lastly the mascara is ideal for a subtle yet defined lash look. I wouldn’t call this a night time mascara as it doesn’t do much for volume or length, I like it mostly for day time use and the fact that it’s water resistant makes it budge proof and lasts throughout the day without any flakiness or smudging.
Wrapping up this review, here’s a look created with this palette.
I only used the eyeshadows in this case and created a smokey, glowy look which is actually wearable post holiday!
And a closer look at the eyes. I really love how the champagne shade highlights the inner eye. So shimmery!
Quick run down of products I used to create this look,
Eyeliner- Urban decay Smog
Lips- Tom Ford Lip gloss in Rose Crush
Cheeks- Nars Madly topped with Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Luminous light.
Brows- Anastasia Brow Wiz
Contour – Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette (I used the shade Frisk to give some added definition to the nose)
Other important info!
This palette is still available for purchase at Clé de Peau Beauté counters although the pressed powder and the gloss trios are long gone!
Priced at SGD 250 it’s definitely a splurge. In the event you do happen to pass through the Duty Free though, you can even pick one up there at a discounted price! I feel it’s a absolutely gorgeous product that’d make a lovely gift or a little treat for oneself.
*Mine was a press sample sent for review.