Followers of my Instagram account will know that I was a little overcome recently by the beauty of the new Freedom Makeup London palette that landed on my doorstep.
They have launched a new collaboration with the House of GlamDolls and they have brought out a range of makeup products all centring around different looks.
This is the Exotica Doll Look palette which was inspired by 'exotic destinations and tropical voyages to reveal your sultry beauty'.
Today, I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you all as I've had a chance to use it and create some different looks with it.
The Freedom House of GlamDolls Exotica Doll Look palette contains 4 brow powders, 3 powder highlighters, 10 powder eyeshadows, 2 powder blushers and 4 lipsticks all for the grand total of £8. This is affordable makeup at its absolute best and from the outset, I can definitely see that this is a palette that has been well thought out.
The shades in the palette can either be used to create the look shown on the front of the palette and further detailed on a step-by-step information leaflet inside, or they can be used to create your own look. You can really let your imagination run wild with this palette as there's so much variety, you could really create any number of looks from bright and vibrant to light and shimmery or from neutral to deep and smokey.
The two blushes in the palette are called Sculpt and Mystery.
I actually think that Sculpt is more of a contour shade than a blush, given its name and muddy brown colour. It makes the perfect shade to lightly sculpt your face without having to work to hard to blend it all all together. This shade actually reminds me of a lighter version of Hoola by Benefit which is the contour shade that I'm currently using at the moment and have almost used up completely! I'll then continue to use this Freedom contour powder on a regular basis as it is just as good as any high end one that I have and being completely matte, it is able to add warmth to the face without making me look like a glitter ball!
The blush shade, Mystery, is a gorgeous coral that is deep enough to still be worn during the winter months. While this isn't a completely matte shade, it isn't shimmery either. It just adds a luminosity to the skin that looks really healthy and natural.
|Freedom House of GlamDolls Exotica Doll Look Palette blush shades in Mystery and Sculpt (left and right respectively)|
They're very shimmery without being glittery and reflect the light on the eyes well.
|Freedom House of GlamDolls Exotica Doll Look Palette Shimmer Eyeshadows|
I think it is quite rare to find three powder highlighters in a palette. Especially three that are this good and in a drugstore palette! These are ideal for using on the brow bone, inner corner and across the whole eye for lighter eyeshadow looks. I've even used Starlight as a highlighter on my nose, cupids bow and cheek bones. They all work really effectively and add just the right amount of glow to the face.
|Freedom House of GlamDolls Exotica Doll Look Palette Powder Highlighters|
All of these powders can be used through the brows or as eyeshadows which is great because if you were buying this palette for yourself, unless you change your hair colour very frequently, you wouldn't need to use all of these colours in your brows. For mine, I like to mix the top two shades to give me a cool toned brow that makes my brows stand out but still suits and compliments my ash blonde hair. The result is very natural and tailored to my hair colour.
|Freedom House of GlamDolls Exotica Doll Look Palette Brow Powders|
These shades have a very glossy finish to them which makes the lips look juicy but they aren't very pigmented and the colour payoff isn't anything to write home about. I'd say that these were more like lip glosses than lipsticks!
|Freedom House of GlamDolls Exotica Doll Look Palette Lipstick Shades|
|Makeup Look Created Using The Freedom House of GlamDolls Exotica Doll Look Palette|
If you're someone who travels often or who likes to create a variety of different looks, then I'd definitely recommend it.
You can pick it up from the Freedom Website here.