As you (may) know, I am so in to custom anything (from makeup to monograms, literally anything I can personalise, I will) so the Makeup Obsession palette system is right up my alley to begin with but since I first talked about the range last year they have added hundreds (slight exhaggeration.. although, maybe not) of new inserts and are now available in a million (accurate) Boots stores nationwide. Beauty junkies among you may remember the very similar looking ‘Fashionista’ line that Superdrug sold a few years ago, well I was fully in to that, filled multiple palettes, fell in love with multiple blushes.. then it was gone. I was so nervous when this first launched that it might suffer the same fate so I am happy to see it expanding and allowing myself to get attached to some of the shadows.
This is my ‘current’ palette, I swapped in some newer products and some are old(er) favourites. The standouts for me right now would have to be Blondie, (the swatch does it NO justice at all, there’s a beautiful blue reflect to it that’s so unexpected) LA, Celeste & the Nude blush. The blush has a slight sheen and is a great one and done when I’m looking to sweep a little something on to make me look semi-human for the school run. As I’ve said before, the quality does vary with this range, there are some really stellar products and some misses but that’s true of most brands and with such a huge selection at such an affordable price point it’s amazing how few I’ve been less that impressed by.
Bonus fact: I’ve lost the ability to pose for a picture. Every one I’ve taken lately has me looking a little psychotic.
Boots are currently giving away a free large palette with a £15 purchase, the shadows are £2 and the face products (contour, highlight, blush, etc) are £3 per insert so if you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck you’re talking 6 shadows, 1 blush (for example) and a large palette with 5 free inserts to fill at a later date for just £15.. this is how Fashionista got me hooked, if I remember correctly. I’m not surprised Makeup Obsession are following suit because nothing has me buying more than I intended than the promise of something free to house all of those purchases in!