If a product isn’t available locally, you want it more. That’s how it is for me, at least. When I saw that Tanya Burr [my OG beauty guru] and Fleur of Fleur de Force were bringing out some really gorgeous shadows and glosses, I practically ran to my computer to hop on feelunique.
I had purchased several of Tanya’s glosses from her previous launch, and though I really loved those, I definitely think these are an improvement. I mean – that packaging, tho. They now have a faint watermelon fragrance, which is much more subtle than the original almost candy-like scent. I also find that the gloss applies a bit more evenly to lips, and feel a little smoother. For instance, this version of Just Peachy [a milky peachy-pink] is more wearable, in that it is a touch sheerer – more forgiving, and less likely to accentuate lines/cracks.
Onto Tanya’s Fairytale eyeshadow palette. I’m usually not crazy about packaging that isn’t metal or a hard plastic [only because I’m afraid of it falling apart on me], I think this is well-done. And really, it’s what’s inside that counts, right? The formula of these shadows is excellent – especially considering it’s sold at the drugstore. All four shades are really smooth, decently pigmented, and blend so well together. This palette in particular is so perfect for everyday [and heyyy I’m obsessed with how similar Alohomora is to Mac’s Satin Taupe]. Velvet Cushion is an incredible warm brown crease shade, and Witches Cat is a very pigmented black that I’ve been using to smoke out my eyeliner. A+, you guys. A+.
Fleur’s products are stellar, as well. And, as much as I love Tanya’s palette, I think I like the quality of these two even more. They are pretty comparable, but I think that this formula is a smidge better – more buttery, if you will. Both palettes are great for everyday – a really lovely array of neutrals you can take from day to night. I’m obsessed with the shimmer shades in both – they make for awesome washes over lids.
I think the true stars of the show here are Fleur’s glosses [which have a faint vanilla scent – yum] – Written in the Stars, a crazy good, pigmented pink-nude, hasn’t left my handbag. It reminds me of a Mac gloss I used up years ago – Ample Pink, only this guy is a bit more pigmented. The formula is so smooth and creamy, and I think that this shade in particular has a really nice plumping effect. Just go out and get this one, ok? It’s perfection. The other shade I picked up, Seeing Stars, a brighter coral-pink, is also super pretty. This one would look so nice paired with a gold-bronze eye and peachy-pink cheeks.
Have you guys checked out anything from either range? What are your favorites?