Obviously I understand that the kind of person you are is not really determined by your star sign, but I have to admit I am particularly fond of being a Libra. It’s not as exciting as the other star signs like Scorpio or Leo, and I’m not sure the ‘balanced’ scales really represent my very unbalanced personality, but when Nasa tried to tell everyone the star signs were now wrong and I was in fact a Virgo, I definitely showed some very un-Libra characteristics!
Us Libras are (supposed to be) the epitome of calm and rational behaviour. Harmonious, thoughtful, with a dash of romance, and when Makeup Revolution brought out a new range of eyeshadows and lip glosses for each star sign, I wondered whether I would be falling in love with my astrological makeup.
The eyeshadow part of this collection is a wheel palette consisting of an eyeshadow primer, three shadows (specific for your sign), highlighter and two half shadows for eyebrows. You also receive a little booklet with your horoscope for 2017 which I think is a nice little touch.
When I first saw the colours, I was a little disappointed. As Libra is all about being neutral and balanced, there wasn’t any pop of colour, or any shades that looked really interesting, but I decided to make my mind up after doing some swatches.
Surprisingly I really liked these shades. The purples are really beautiful, and still neutral enough that you can easily use them as part of an every day look. The pigmentation is not too bad. Certainly not high-end makeup quality, but with a bit of time building them up and blending, they would create some stunning eye looks. The eyebrow powders are also good. Great coverage, little fall out and are the perfect shades for my dark brows. The only slightly disappointing part is the highlight. It was very difficult to transfer any product from the brush to my face, and instead I will probably use a splash of water and use this shade to highlight my inner eye corner.
Next is the matching Libra gloss. Again initially I wasn’t bowled over by the pinky nude shade of this gloss and only got the gloss to complete the collection. However, I was seriously impressed and actually preferred this to the eyeshadow palette!
The gloss has a traditional doe-foot applicator that allows easy application. The gloss itself is very pigmented with a seriously glossy finish. I found it had a slight stickiness, but nothing like some lip glosses I have tried. Here, is me wearing the Libra lip gloss and I think even without seeing all of my face you can tell I’m loving it!! *pouty duck face in action*
Overall, for £5 for the eyeshadow palette, and £3 for the lip gloss, I think this is a lovely little set and certainly something that would make a perfect gift. Obviously, you don’t have to stick to your sign either! I’d be half tempted to get them all, or at least pretend to get them for friends before “accidentally” keeping them myself. Not at all Libra of me!
Apparently I’m in for a bit of a rough time emotionally this Spring (not surprised with the amount I spend on makeup!), but by June I should be back on track.
Fingers crossed for a great 2017!