I’ve spotted the Tanya Burr Fairytale Eye Palette under the Christmas section on Superdrug’s website a few weeks ago and I was really eager to try it out. At the first sight it looked like a lovely little palette that would be great for a more wearable makeup as well as more dramatic looks. After I’ve used it for a few times, I decided to write a review on it, show you the swatches of these pretty eyeshadows and also share a makeup look I created using Tanya’s palette at the end of this post.
First things first, the price: it retails for £6 which is pretty good and affordable. I have to admit though, at first I felt like for the price I could get myself another Makeup Revolution palette that has way more shades and are usually pretty amazing. But then I figured I already own too many Makeup Revolution products (yes, I am committed haha) and not only do I want to diversify my makeup collection but I also need to try out more brands! So I added this lovely Tanya Burr Fairytale Eye Palette to my cart :).
I love how the packaging is really cute and girly and is the perfect size for the inside pocket of my new handbag. Since I spend 5 days a week away from home, having a travel size friendly eye palette comes in really handy! Speaking of the packaging, I am a sucker for the small heart designs inside the eyeshadows and also for the heart-shaped mirror. Love it!
Now I’ll talk about each eye shadow… and show you the swatches!
Cream Tea is a lovely matte eyeshadow perfect for highlighting the inner corners of the eye and the brow bone. While the swatch on my hand looks kind of boring and like it could use a hell of a lot more pigmentation, I found that if I use a pencil brush with it, it shows up great on my eyes. I suppose I could also use it as an overall lid color, but looking at the swatch on my hand I feel like it would take a bit of time to build up – so I’ll just stick to using it for highlighting. 🙂
Velvet Cushion is a perfect transition/crease color. It’s rather neutral than warm so I feel like it would look great with a lot of different colors and makeup looks. Again, the swatch on my hand doesn’t look too impressive, it’s probably a bit close to my skin color as well… but when I used it on my eyes, with a primer underneath, it looked rather good.
Alohomora has got to be my favorite shade in this palette. It’s quite interesting, it’s a fairly dark grey but once you blend it and in different lighting it can look a bit on the brown side as well. I don’t have anything like it in my collection and I’m pretty excited about it. Especially since it is the most opaque and pigmented shadow out of the four.
Witches Cat is the one that is a bit off if you ask me. While the other 3 are soft and smooth, this one is a bit chalky and it doesn’t transfer onto the brush (or fingers) as easily as I would like it to. It takes some time to build it up (even when I swatched it, I had to go back and forth a few times before getting it to show up for the picture)… which you know, for a beginner would be great. But for me… well let’s say I love my blacks so I was hoping for more.
Overall I think it’s a nice palette. I am happy I decided to buy it and try it out as new makeup always makes me happy! I want to test another palette (maybe next time a face palette!) from Tanya Burr’s makeup range but they have been sold out on Superdrug’s website for a few weeks now.. so hopefully they will restock! 🙂
And that’s all for my Tanya Burr Fairytale Eye Palette. I hope you found this review & swatches helpful! As I said in the beginning of the post, I will also link below a YouTube video in which I used only the eyeshadows in this palette to do my eye makeup.
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