In my last Feelunique haul I showed you guys I bought three of the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes. One of which is the Galaxy Eye Palette. I’ve been meaning to try these palettes for quite a while now, so I was very excited to actually start working with them and see what they are like. I’ve seen a lot of them in Tanya’s videos, where they looked absolutely amazing, so I had pretty high hopes for them. Today I’m going to tell you whether or not it lived up to my expectations and all of that good stuff. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about this palette, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off by discussing the packaging. The Tanya Burr eyeshadow palettes come in cardboard packagings that kind of remind me of a jewellery box as well as of a little book. I really like it. It looks very cute and girly and it does actually remind me of Tanya. The outside of this palette has a bit of a silvery-blue colour and it has pink details. Once you open up the palette you’ll see that there’s a mirror on the inside shaped like a heart which is absolutely adorable. Of course it’s not the sturdiest packaging, but I just really like it.
Tanya Burr has launched a lot of eyeshadow palettes throughout the years. For some reason I feel like this particular one might be from an older collection because I have seen it around for quite a long time, but that’s not really an issue. This palette is called the ‘Galaxy Eye Palette’ which makes me think that it will be filled with some silvers and blues.
Tanya Burr Cosmetics Galaxy Eye Palette – €7,20
On the back of the palette you will find quite a lot of text. The text is partially about Tanya herself and the other part is about the palette. It also includes a part in which it describes the colours and how you could use them. I personally don’t necessarily need something like that, but I do think it’s a cute touch and I think it’s handy for those of you who aren’t that familiar with eyeshadow or for people who need a little inspiration on how to use these colours.
So, let’s quickly go through the colours. The first shade in the palette is called Snowflake. It’s a very icy white colour with no shimmer in it. According to Tanya you should be sweeping this shade all over the eye, from lash to brow. Next to Snowflake is Moonlight. this is a gorgeous silvery brown shade with shimmer to it.Tanya recommends putting this shadow just above the eye socket.
Moving on to the third shade which is called Stormy Sky. This is a gorgeous matte medium brown shade. Just like Moonlight, Tanya recommends putting this above the eye socket.
Lastly we have Starry Night. This is a gorgeous deep blue colour with silver shimmer to it. It’s a very unique colour and therefore it’s really pretty. Tanya says that you should use this to define the lash line and the outer eye.
I don’t totally agree with how Tanya recommends to use these shadows, but obviously that’s just one way to do it. Aside from that, all four colours are really pretty and I do think that, when they’re combined in a look, they can create a really pretty natural smokey look. If you leave out Starry Night the look can become super natural, but if you do like to spice or smoke it up a little I’d definitely recommend using that colour.
One thing I do want to mention is that this palette is quite out of my comfort zone when it comes to the shades. I usually go for somewhat warmer or at least more neutral toned shades and I’d definitely never use a blueish shimmery colour. I actually think I’ve never used a blue in my entire life. But that’s what I like about this palette. It allows me to try something different for once.
Having said that, let’s start discussing the quality of the eyeshadows. Of course this is a rather affordable palette and I’m usually not that big of a fan of cheap eyeshadows, but since this is from Tanya’s range I do have faith in it. On the website I couldn’t find much information on the eyeshadows in terms of what they claim to be or to do and the back of the palette didn’t tell me a lot either. I do think it’s okay not to claim anything, especially when we’re talking about eyeshadow because eyeshadow usually isn’t that special, but claims do create a nice guideline for my reviews.
Anyway, the texture of the shadows is surprisingly nice. Often matte shades in more affordable palettes are a little dry and lack pigmentation, but all of the shadows in this palette, whether they’re matte or creamy, actually have a really nice texture. The shadows aren’t super creamy or smooth, they are a tiny bit powdery, but I honestly don’t think they’re bad at all -texture wise-. They actually surprised me on that front.
Pigmentation wise these shadows aren’t disappointing either. The pigmentation is just really nice and these shadows are very creamy. The texture of the shadows does differ a little between the different shades, but some really feel like a butter. The darkest shade however did feel a little dry but it ended up swatching pretty nicely, so I don’t think the dry texture will be that much of a problem.
Another great thing about these shadows is that they are easy to work with. The colour pay off on the eyes is great so there is no need to build the colour up. Aside from that they also blend really, really nicely and super easily. They don’t loose too much intensity while blending so that’s nice too and they stay pretty all day.
Overall I’m quite impressed by this Tanya Burr Cosmetics Galaxy Eye Palette. I did have reasonably high expectations because it’s from such a famous and amazing Youtuber, but I honestly didn’t expect it to be this good. This palette really opened up my eyes when it comes to affordable eyeshadow. It’s definitely possible and this proves it. I’m also really happy with the shade selection in this palette and the texture of the shadows is amazing too. Overall this palette is definitely worth the try. I like it a lot!
And that’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you’ve tried any of the products from the Tanya Burr Cosmetics collection and if so, let me know how you liked it!