Name: Love/s Romantic Eyeshadow Palette
Brand: Bella Oggi
Price: couldn’t find the price online, but it should be quite cheap
From Bella Oggi’s website:
Love is the driving force of the most generous acts. Generosity of a spontaneous gift connected to a feeling is the inspiration for “Love”; a kit capable to speak a lot in such a contained space. Contains 12 eye shadow 2 double applicator
What I liked:
– I love the mix of neutral and colourful, satiny and glittery, shades
– most of the shades have good, but soft, colour payoff
– the satiny shades are very soft to the touch
– all the shades are very easy to blend
– last long when used with a primer
– pretty, sleek packaging
What I didn’t like:
– the yellow and glittery shades are quite sheer
– the glittery shades are hard to the touch
– some of the shades are just a bit powdery
– in-built mirror is too small
My mom always complains that I have too much makeup (like that were even possible 😉 ), yet she also make sure I find a small palette or brush set neatly wrapped up under the Christmas tree every year (thanks mom!). Last December, the little package contained Bella Oggi Love/s Romantic Eyeshadow Palette. I had never heard of the brand before, so I was even more eager to put it to the test. How did it fare?
Bella Oggi Love/s Romantic Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 eyeshadows divided in 4 colour families: gold, blue, purple, and brown. Each family is represented by a light, medium, and dark shade, in different finishes. One shade in each family is glittery and very sparkling, while the others are satiny.
This wide mix of shades allows you to create both natural and colourful looks that are suitable for any occasion. A neutral, satiny brown look for the office. A delicate purple look for a romantic date. Or a sparkling blue one for a fun afternoon with your girlfriends. But all these looks have something in common. They are quite soft.
That’s due to their pigmentation. While the glittery and two darker gold shades are quite sheer, the others have decent, but buildable colour payoff. You can get the colours to show up nicely, but they’re never going to be very intense. That just makes the palette more versatile and easy to use. Blue eyeshadow is easier to pull off if it isn’t too bold, I guess.
Texture-wise, the satiny shades are much softer to the touch than the glittery ones. Some are just a tad powdery, but overall, they are very easy to blend. Applied over a good eyeshadow primer, they last for most of the day, with no creasing nor fading. I wouldn’t use them without a base, though, cos some of the shades do need that extra help to show up well.
The long, black packaging is very sleek, but not that practical. The small see-through windows allow you to easily see what colours are housed inside, which is nice. But that has also greatly reduced the space available for a mirror. It is so narrow that you can hardly see what you’re doing. And the two sponge applicators are completely useless too.
Available at: Italian drugstores
Bella Oggi Love/s Romantic Eyeshadow Palette features 12 neutral and colourful shades in satin and glittery finishes. Although a few are sheer and hard to the touch, most have good, but soft, colour payoff and a smooth texture. They all blend easily and last long on top of a primer.