Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Saffron London

Hey Pixi3's!  A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway of 2 eye shadow palettes from Glitter the Rose, I won an MUA one, and this one, whoop whoop!

I'll be honest, I hadn't paid this Saffron one much attention, until now.

saffron eye shadow palette

This palette doesn't have a name from what I can tell, it's just a green one :)  

inside the palette
I love that their products aren't tested on animals, always a big plus in my books.  As you can see, the colours range from white to lime green and then through more mossy greens to a green/brown.  Great colours, personally I love wearing green eyeshadow's, especially deep mossy ones, not sure sure about the lime one (for me) but the others are lovely.

green saffron palette swatched on my arm

saffron palette swatched on my arm with the actual palette

My Thoughts

The shadows feel very densely packed (unlike MUA palettes where the shadows tend to feel fairly loose - that's not necessarily a bad thing).  The pigmentation is fantastic, I swatched each of these shades with ease.  Each shadow has a bit of a gold shimmer to it, which goes beautifully with the green but it would have been nice to see something a little different too.  I couldn't find any mention of a price on their website, but I was under the impression they're in the same price range as the MUA palettes.  I'm not so keen on the packaging, I think it cheapens the product which is a shame as they have such a good range.

As for the texture, it's a bit strange... there's like, little fibres in it, almost like cotton wool which I don't like.  They're not the easiest to blend either... I feel very mixed about these.  On one hand, the colours are amazing, but on the other hand, the quality just isn't there.  I think, these days it's pretty easy for brands to make pigmented eye shadows, where the challenge is, is in making the quality of the product be great.  For a lot of brands that's the sink or swim, and I think here Saffron have sunk :(

Have you ever tried any of their products before?  Did you like them?

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