If you have been following me for a while you’ll probably know that Chi Chi Cosmetics is one of my favourite affordable cosmetic companies. Well, they have introduced a bunch of new palettes to their range and when I saw the Pastels in the Pop Princess Palette I knew I wanted it.
I’ve been wanting a pastel palette since Kat Von D brought out her Pastel Goth palette, I didn’t get that because honestly, I didn’t think I would use it enough to want to pay $60. So I’ve been waiting for a more affordable brand to come out with something similar.
When I first saw this I was more interested in the mattes than the shimmers but when I saw it in store I completely changed my mind. I love the colours of both the mattes and the shimmers, however, I do think that I would prefer a green matte instead of to purples.
In this palette, you get some nice warm and cool tones, including a yellow (matte), gold (shimmer), Peach (matte & shimmer), Pinks (matte & shimmer), Lilac (matte & shimmer), Lavender (matte & shimmer), Blue (matte) and Green (shimmer.)
I’ve had fun playing around with these, the mattes especially, I’ve been really inspired to create some fun pastel looks. I do find that I need to build these up and the mattes especially work best on a sticky white base.
The swatches above are all brush swatches but as you can see I did have to build them up to get a nice level of pigmentation, this works the same with application.
I created this look using several of the eyeshadows in this palette. I started by applying Nyx Cosmetics jumbo pencil in milk and blended it out with my finger. I set the top portion of my with a white eyeshadow.
I then applied the matte pink (1) as a transition colour, I applied the Lavender (2) in the outer corner and in the crease and placed the Lilac (3) in the centre and inner portions of the lid. I applied some Too faced glitter glue and wet a flat brush with my setting spray and applied the Lilac (4) shimmer and Lavender (5) Shimmer on the lid over the mattes.
If you don’t own any glitter glue or setting spray just use water to dampen your brush before applying the shimmer eyeshadows, by wetting the brush it will help with applying the eyeshadow and giving it a more foiled look.
lastly, I applied the matte blue (6) in the inner corner and placed the Green (7) shimmer over the top.
Side note – I often have trouble getting eyeliners to apply properly on my waterline so apologies if it looks a bit crap.
I would definitely recommend this palette, I’ve loved playing with these fun colours. If you are interested in purchasing it, I do find it works best with a sticky white base (this will help the colours show up more) I recommend the Nyx jumbo pencil in milk this is what I like to use for making colourful eyeshadows stand out more.
For those of you who live in Australia, you can find Chi Chi Cosmetics in Myers, Target or via their Website.