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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Famous?

There have been A LOT of mixed reviews on this make up range - Famous by Sue Moxley, with a lot of their products being relatively poor however there were one or two pieces which really stood out, such as their eyeshadow palettes two of which I purchased.

I picked up Jealousy (the green palette) and Cafe Couture (the brown/neutral palette)

The first picked up Jealousy, and it was the first thing that caught my attention from the whole brand and convinced me to take another look at the collection in more detail as it’s really lovely.

You get four vibrant green eyeshadows which are incredibly pigmented and have a pretty unique formula.
The formula is definitely…different. At first glance they seem very crumbly and the pigmentation is a little patchy but – when you blend them (particularly if you use your finger) you get a creamy consistency which looks gorgeous on the eyes!

And it’s not just the formula of this palette that I love, the actual colour selection themselves are almost three dimensional and even though they are bright, they look gorgeous on there own with a few muted browns (I’d personally never wear all the colours together as I think it’d just be too much for my own taste)
(these two middle ones are my favourite as I love the metallic look to them!)

So after seeing how gorgeous the Jealousy palette was I went back to Superdrug (I think that’s the only place these are available as the official website seems to be down most of the time) and bought a more neutral palette expecting the same pigmentation, formula and beautiful colour range.

Cafe Couture
There isn’t much to say about this palette, the middle two colours are, again, the prettiest and best of the four as these two have the same formulation of the palette above but….
The other two just don’t compete with the Jealously palette, they’re very ashy and chalky.. And think this is why the make up collection hasn’t done as well – there products seem to be inconsistency with some of their products being really lovely for the price e.g. Jealousy and others just... don’t.

Overall I’m still going to be looking into the brand a lot more as I’m sure there are more gorgeous pieces, I’m just going to be careful of assuming the quality will be constant.
For £9.00 I can’t complain really as I do love the middle colours and I’m sure I’ll figure out a use for the other two :)

-If you are wanting to try out her range, you’ll have to be ready to search around as I think Superdrug have pulled back a lot of the products so it’s getting increasingly difficult to get hold of anything!

(I've just got some eyelash extensions done - Can't wait to post some picture and see how they last!! x)

45 comments:

Thedreamsofanizzyinabigwildworld:) said...

Ooh me wanty!
izzy x
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London's-beauty said...

They are such beautiful colours! :)

Jennifer said...

me loving the green one! i bought Famous shimmer-bricks (Bobbi brown knockoffs probably) and those were gorgeous!!!

Ana Cristina said...

yeh get it The Frog Prince and let me know if you like it, like i did!! :))
i like the greens on your post but i do think the browns will be easier to wear on a daily basis!! :) X

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love the colors!! :D
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G A B Y said...

Wow the shades look pretty pigmented! Nice picks!

..R May A.. said...

@Gaby they really are super pigmented - definately worth checking out!! x

Venus In Virgo said...

I'm not familiar with the brand but those greens are gorgeous! I would buy them,great review XOXO

johanna said...

LOVE the colors

Get Gawjus! said...

her single bakes eyeshadows are great too! These look fab :)

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

im so in love with this green palleted!

YB* said...

I like the green palette!

Great blog! x

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Ahleessa said...

Never heard of this brand, but they look pigmented!

Katie said...

The colors look great!

Josie said...

The colors are so pretty -- and the creamy texture of the first palette sounds so appealing.
xo Josie
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Krystal said...

those green shades are gorgeous!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I really love the green shades - so gorgeous! I tend to stick to bronze-colored eyeshadow most of the time; it's subtle yet sassy!! :)

daisychain said...

I'm always put off buying any of this as the testers are so smashed up in my local superdrug!

Melminho said...

Beautiful colours!
Kisses
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Gemx said...

I love those two middle greens, such pretty colours! I like to wear greens in summer, I really need to have a look next time I'm in Superdrug!
Can't wait to see the eyelash extensions! :)

this free bird said...

those greens look like they could be fun!!

..R May A.. said...

@Gemx the middle dreends will be amazing in summer - I can't wait to use them in some looks :)
@daisychain I think that's a trend for superdrugs - all their testers are pretty eww !! x

Cherry Pullinger said...

The Couture palette looks nice but I don't think I'd pay £9!

Anonymous said...

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Fashion Queen said...

Beautiful palette.

3ate4 said...

Love the look of the Cafe Couture palette, I'm pretty sure I'd manage to use all the colours a lot.

SilhouetteScreams said...

The greens are beauuuuutiful! I love that weird creamy consistency, I have some shadows by BYS and this random azn brand and I can never tell if they're cream or powder. :3

-marta said...

ooh I love that neutral makeup pallet. Great shades!

johanna said...

AMAZING pigments

..R May A.. said...

@SilhouetteScreams I'm hoping to find more with a similar formula - it's so pretty :)
@marta thank you!! x

julianne. said...

those are some reeeally gorgeous colors.
the greens looks so vibrant.<3

said...

Those color palletes are great, I love the teals!

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Anonymous said...

Great review - I found the same thing with the collection - some pieces were great others were rubbish!

Karen said...

Great swatches. The green ones are so pigmented

Jonna said...

The green ones look great! x

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Madiha said...

wow gorgeous colors! :)

DinaXYYan said...

The colours look really vibrant and pretty!

Anonymous said...

such a useful review!
thanks :)

em.me.ma said...

the green is quite pretty :)

..R May A.. said...

@Julianne the greens really are gorgeous and vibrant :)
@Jonna the green one is definately the prettier of the two!

Venus In Virgo said...

Hope your having a great Monday! XOXO

Winnie said...

The colours look amazingly pigmented and bright! I haven't bought any eyeshadows in the longest time!

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kot-itsa said...

i love green but i havent found a perfect shade yet!!those look amazing!