Way back in 2012 during Christmas in July, I first laid eyes on the amazing Deco Darling palette* from No7’s Creative Director Lisa Eldridge’s Deco themed AW12 collection. I swooned like nobody’s business until I finally got my hands on it last month.
It’s one of those palettes that isn’t limited by seasonal trends due to it containing four incredibly wearable shades. In the palette you get a warm, light, bronze-flecked gold, a darker, earthier brown, a shimmery, blue-leaning grey and a matte black. In this EOTD, I’ve used the lighter bronze all over the lid, the darker brown on the outer “V” and smudged under the eye and finished with a line of the matte black smudged into the upper lashes; all this is finished with a coat of Green People’s mascara.
Interestingly, in the pan the lighter bronze shade looks like it leans very yellow, and I thought it’d be my least favourite due to this. But on the eyes it comes to life and is so incredibly flattering on pale skin tones like mine. The darker shade works really well for contouring the eyes whilst blending seamlessly with the lighter gold shade, and the matte black is an absolute staple for me and gets used at least every other day.
I haven’t really used the lighter grey shade as I’ve been so focused on the other three which all match together to create an extremely wearable, daytime smoky eye. What’s great about this palette is how pigmented yet blendable they are; you can really build-up a lot of colour, but as the powder is so finely milled, it’ll all blend in together making this a perfect palette for people who are a bit crap at blending eyeshadow…so it’s perfect for me!
The matte black is the star of the palette as it’s just so easy to use as an eyeliner; applied with a firm, angled liner brush, it creates smoky, daytime eyes that look naturally enhanced rather than lined. So if you’re a fan of easy to wear and easy to use make-up that looks gentle and soft, then this is a dream palette for you.
|I included this rather squinty picture so you could see the almost metallic finish of the shimmer!|
As I said, I spent months lusting after this palette so it was great to finally get my hands on it to find that it delivered on all expectations. My post couldn’t be timed better as it’s currently available for £5 on the Boots site here, so if you like easy, day time shades that can be built-up or dressed down, or even if you’re just after a great black powder liner then this will be £5 extremely well spent.