I know, I know, I am late to the party! Where have I been!?
It was two weeks ago that I was Manchester bound to meet my best friend for breakfast and post leisurely breakfast we decided to pop into Space.NK.Apothecary. It is a treasure trove of wonders and I could literally spend hours in there. I was picking up a trusty By Terry Gloss Terrybly Shine (love!).
The women in Space.NK.Apothecary are lovely and as I was at the counter to pay I spied the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette in the corner of my eye on display….I was promptly told that there were two palettes behind the counter and would I like to look at one – hell yes! (I screamed inside) but I politely said ‘yes please’ in a cool, calm and collected way….as you do.
The palette opened and angels sang – so beautiful and of course there was no hesitation in purchasing it. So it was not a planned purchase at all, I honestly do not often buy into trends, I will sometimes actively avoid them and just generally appreciate quality and beauty and adore classics on the whole and to be honest by the time I even thought about the palette it had sold out pretty much everywhere.
I have been using the palette ever since for all of my everyday make-up looks whether that be paired down and casual or a little more glamorous.
There are three blushes – Amaretto (mineral blush), Pamplemousse (mineral blush) and Rose Spritz (luminous blush) and two shimmering skin perfector pressed highlighters – the cult – champagne pop and prosecco pop.
The products are so pigmented, I am certain this palette will last for years as a dab into each pan with a brush of your choice or even fingers gives you such strong colour pay-off, so I would start with a tiny amount and build from there.
I use Amaretto on my cheeks, I gently contour with this shade too. I like a pop of Rose Spritz on the tops of my cheeks and I mix a little of the champagne and prosecco pop onto my cheekbones, down the middle of my nose, onto my cupids bow and onto my brow-bones. I haven’t used Pamplemousse yet as the colour is strong and pigmented so I am waiting until I get a little bit of a tan on my face before I dip into that colour and try it out.
If you apply the colours gently and layer up the look is so expensive and your skin has a subtle glow that catches the light in all the right places. You can, of course, apply the products more heavily for a very gilded look. The choice is yours.
This is such a beautiful well thought out palette and I am so glad that chance brought us together as this is a welcome addition to my make-up collection. Skin truly does come to life!