About two weeks ago I did a Feelunique haul showing you guys I got three eyeshadow palettes from Tanya Burr’s cosmetics collection. Last week I reviewed the first one called the Galaxy Eye Palette and today I’m going to review my favourite one out of the three that I bought called the Enchanted Dream Eye Palette. I’m not going to ramble on too much so if you’re interested in finding out more about this absolutely adorable looking palette, make sure you continue reading!
Like always I’m going to start this review off by discussing the packaging. The packaging is made out of cardboard and is designed in an absolutely adorable way. It’s quite small but relatively thick. The shape reminds me a bit of a little book or a jewellery box, like I said in the review of the Galaxy Eye Palette as well. This one has a shiny purple front with lots of stars all over it. It also says the name of the brand, which is Tanya Burr Cosmetics, and it states the name of the palette. Overall it looks absolutely adorable.
This palette is from the Soft Luxe collection from Tanya Burr – obviously – which launched about a year ago. It’s a collection filled with really pretty soft colours that are rather neutral and wearable. In other words, it’s completely up my alley, which is why I couldn’t wait to give this palette a go.
Tanya Burr Cosmetics Enchanted Dream Eye Palette – €7,20
Just like on the other palette this palette has quite a lot of text on the back of the box. A part of it is about Tanya herself, but it also gives us a little more information about the shades. It tells you how you can use them to be exact. This obviously is a guideline and if you’re already an eyeshadow-expert it’s probably not something you need, but it is nice for people who are new to eyeshadow or just need a little bit of inspiration on how to use these colours.
So, let’s discuss the colours. The first shade is called Moonlit Walk and it’s a shimmery light champagne colour. According to Tanya you can sweep this all over the eye; from brow to lashes. I personally think that would create a very shimmery look and possibly not in a good way, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a good look. That’s just what I think.
Next up we have Cocoa Plum which is a shimmery brown shade with hint of purple to it. It’s really pretty and definitely a colour I love wearing. Tanya recommends to use it a bit above the socket of the eye as a crease colour. I personally prefer using it as a lid shade, but again that’s all just personal preference.
Moving on to the third shade which is called Berry Soufflé. This is a gorgeous medium brown colour with, again, a hint of purple to it. It’s a very pretty colour to use as a transition shade and that’s also what Tanya recommends doing.
Lastly we have Magic Carpet. This is a very matte, dark brown colour also with a hint of purple. According to Tanya you can use this to define the lashes and on the outer part of the eye. I really love this colour for smoking up the look, but if you use it with a very light hand it could also be perfect to darken up the look in a natural way.
Having discussed the colours, let’s move on to quality. This palette is from a newer collection than the Galaxy Eye Palette that I reviewed last week, so you’d expect that there have been some changes in the formula to improve the quality. I have to say that I haven’t noticed huge differences so far. The shadows are slightly more creamy but aside from that it’s not too different. They’re still nice and soft, nicely pigmented, easy to work with and a tad bit powdery.
When it comes to pigmentation these shadows are pretty good actually, especially if you consider that this palette costs less than 10 Euro’s. That’s pretty insane. Another thing I like about them is that they apply very evenly, they aren’t blotchy or anything like that. And even though they’re a little bit on the powdery side, I don’t experience lots of fall-out while using these shadows.
Blending-wise the shadows do need a tad bit more work than more expensive shadows, but it’s not as bad as some affordable eyeshadows can be. I’m actually quite impressed. The only thing I have experienced is that you can blend the shadows away a little bit so you do have to reapply after blending if you want that nice and intense eye look. But for an affordable palette I do think that’s not too big of a deal.
Overall I think that this Tanya Burr Cosmetics Enchanted Dreams Eye Palette is pretty amazing. I first of all love the shade selection in here, it’s perfect for creating an everyday look with a bit of a dreamy touch to it and thanks to the darker shade it also allows you to darken things up a little. Aside from that I’m really impressed by the quality of the shadows and how nice they are to work with. Yup, I’d definitely recommend this palette, especially if you love Tanya Burr!
And that’s basically it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know what you think of this palette and if you like Tanya Burr too!