Who knew a nail polish brand such as Ciaté would succeed in making actual cosmetics?
I stepped into Sephora last week to exchange something I didn’t really enjoy, and as I was wandering aimlessly through the aisles, beside the Too Faced counter I spotted something that looked new to me…
An entire section of the counter was specific to Ciaté and it’s new cosmetics line. The girl at Sephora said they’ve been out for a little while now; how long that “little while” has been is beyond my knowledge because this is was the first time I had even seen the products.
I had lipsticks, bronzers, highlighters and eyeshadows to play with. The product that won my affection was the Olivia Palermo palette.
So I took it home, and to be honest didn’t use it immediately. I was afraid to ruin such a pretty palette. Alas, I came over my irrational fear, and used it.
Now from what I’ve seen, on the back of the palette and as well as on the box, there are no eyeshadow names to the colors. Which I seriously found comforting. Whenever I got asked what color eyeshadow I was wearing, I just said, “a mauve color from the new Ciaté palette.” It then gave me a reason to whip it out of my makeup kit and show it off.
The colors are neutral, perfect for day time looks, yet can turn into sultry night time looks. They aren’t dusty or have loads of fall out. The shadows are actually very smooth and have the perfect amount of pigment, which is builable to your liking.
These swatches were taken in natural light and over primer.
(Please excute the chicken bumps, it was cold outside!)
The shadows on my eyes lasted almost the whole day with little creasing. I didn’t use primer o my lids on the days I used these shadows so I’m sure I could’ve gotten a longer wear from them.
All in all, I’d say buy it. At $38, and the quality that it is, totally worth it!