Today's post is taking a look at the Sculpted Palette by Amiee Connolly. For those of you who don't know who Amiee is she is a Irish makeup artist who writes a beauty column for the Sunday World and has also been featured many times on TV3's Xposé. She release this palette along with a brush last year and I am finally putting it under review. So let's get to it.
The Sculpting & Highlighting Brush
The brush (that is sold seperately for €12.95) is a duel ended brush to use with the shades in the palette both for contouring and highlighting. The quality of the brush itself is nice for the price point. The hair is super soft so it feels nice on the skin and the size of both brushes are perfect for their duties. The bigger side is perfect for blending out bronzer while still giving precision for contouring. The highlight brush is also nice and is tapered so you can apply highlight where needed with ease. I am impressed with this brush and have been using it since receiving these products a couple of weeks ago.
Sculpted Highlight & Shader Set
Overall I like this product. The packaging is sleek and compact and there is a big mirror so you can use it on the go. It retails for €24.95 so it's not super expensive and the shades are very universally pleasing.
The bronzer is a beautiful sun kissed golden brown that is perfect if you have a slight tan. The colour payoff is good so you don't need to use a lot of product, There is a slight bit of 'kickback'* so I would recommend tapping off some of the excess product before applying it to the hallows of the cheeks.
The Golden Sheen is STUNNING! I am obsessed with is as both a highlight and an eyeshadow. It is a beautiful gold shimmer and just so so pretty. This has hardly any fallout but it is very shimmery so if you are not into that blinding highlight you might think it is a bit much. I, however, love it and again, with a tan is just looks amazing!
The cream shade - champagne cream, compared to the other two is more subtle. It is a cream so it can be used as a base for Golden Sheen but it is also nice on it's own for a dewy finish to the cheekbones. I would use this on days I want a very soft highlight. It leaves a very healthy, natural glow on the skin and would be perfect for any brides to be out there.
Overall I think both the palette and the brush are well made and I would recommend them if you wanted natural, easy way to contour and highlight. The Golden Shade is one of my favourites at the minute. It is just beautiful. This product has been added to my professional kit so that will tell you how highly I rate it.
There is a full stockist on Amiee's website here.
Hope you enjoyed this post! Have you tried this palette yet? What are your thoughts? Let me know in a comment.
Until next time,
I did receive this product at a PR event but as always all opinions are 100% honest.