For me one of the reasons why I love makeup so much is that it allows me to get creative and express myself though different looks. Theres nothing more exciting when you have a new palette that comes with plenty of shades for you to play around with. As I love palettes so much I seem to have built up quite the collection over the past few years, but all of them are your standard eyeshadow palettes. So you can only imagine how excited I was when I received one of the new House Of Glamdolls Palette from Freedom the other day as it's an all purpose palette.
When I say all purpose, I mean you can pretty much create your whole makeup look using this palette; It has everything, with the exception of foundation, concealer and mascara which is just amazing. It has your brows, eyes, cheeks and lips covered which is something that I've never come across before in a makeup palette. The palette comes with four brow shades, three highlights, ten eyeshadows, two blushes and four lipsticks, so it really has you covered!
Other than being blown away by how many products come in one palette, I have to say I absolutely adore the packaging and was instantly sold on the way this palette looks. There are four different palettes to choose from in the House of Glamdolls to choose from, each one a different themed. I received the 'Spirit' one which I'm so pleased as its a very 'me' palette, which means I'll get a lot more use out of it. I've had a look at the other three palettes and for those of you who love to be a bit more creative and daring with your makeup I would really recommend checking out the Fairy Doll palette as its really bright and colourful.
Starting with the four brow shades that you get, you'll be pleased to see that there is a colour to suit everyones eyebrows! I tend to use darker shades for my brows, but the great thing about these powders is that they could also be easily used for eyeshadows; Especially for adding a bit of warmth and depth to your crease.
The highlight shades are really pretty; I just love highlights that have a golden shimmery tone to them and the largest one in this palette has that gorgeous champagne glow. The other two would also be great for the inner corners of your eye and for underneath your brow bone.
With the eyeshadows, you get a great selection, especially if you include the ones that you can also use for your brows. As this is the Spirit Doll palette, a lot of the shades are really earthy and natural looking, which again I love. Theres a few warm browns, some deep purple hues and a lovely olive green shade. All of these colours are really wearable and look great if you have brown eyes; Especially the purple shades. Most of the shades are quite shimmery but at the same time are not too glittery.
The two blush shades are again really pretty and would be perfect for those of you who do have fairer skin. You get a really light pink and a gorgeous peach toned coral, however they are very light. As I tan a lot I tend to wear blushers that are a little bit deeper and richer in colour, but these are buildable and like I said are so pretty once on.
For me the only thing that lets this palette down slightly is the lipsticks. Whilst its great having lipsticks included in a palette, I find cream and powder based products sat next to each other don't usually work as the powder always gets in the cream ones, which is really annoying. This aside, it is a really nice touch having the lip products in there. I would describe these lipsticks more of a tinted lip balm and than full on lipsticks as you don't get a full wash of colour. But again this is the 'Spirit' palette, so you can create a really natural makeup look.
Overall I love this palette so much and for £8.00 I think its excellent value for money, you really can't go wrong. The actual eyeshadows and powders are great. They all have a really nice buttery finish, have great pigmentation and are really bendable which is just want you want!
I think these would make such a lovely stocking filler, especially for those ladies that love playing around with makeup. I also love how it comes with a huge mirror, which is great for the actual application. If you're looking to add this House of Glamdolls palette to your collection for any of the others be sure to take a look at the Freedom website here.
Do you like the look of this palette? Let me know in the comments.