When it comes to eyeshadow palettes I’m all about versatility. Let’s be honest, most of us can’t afford to invest in multiple make-up palettes, so having one palette that allows you to create a multitude of looks is a real budget win. Ladies who travel often, or who regularly need to create a show stopping look on-the-go, will also know the value of having one versatile eyeshadow palette that you can easily pop in your bag. With 6-shadow shades and a matching lip glaze, Mud’s new Smitten Kit gives new meaning to versatility and is a busy gal’s dream come true.
If you’re not familiar with Mud, the professional make-up brand is well loved by make-up artists and make-up enthusiasts around the world. The brand has a reputation for creating high-quality products that really work with strong pigments and radiant, accurate colours and have been around for over a decade. The products are also cruelty-free, making it a great choice for beauties with a conscience! The new Smitten Kit fits in perfectly with Mud’s ethos of offering customers simple, smart, versatile make-up that works.
Combing beautiful, bold colours with neutral favourites, the oh-so-compact Smitten palette allows you go from work to play in one convenient palette. Featuring 6 eyeshadow shades, including lush mauve tones and soft natural shades, the Smitten kit gives you the freedom to create a wide range of looks wherever you are. Whether you’re looking to create a warm smoky eye or a neutral day-time eye for the office, with Smitten the world is your oyster.
I’ve been using the Smitten palette for a few weeks now and I’m crazy in love with it. The pigment concentration in these shades is really impressive. You don’t need much product to get a striking colour and the colour doesn’t shift or fade after a few hours. The Mud shadows are also luxuriously soft and blend beautifully, making it easy to create a flawless look. There’s also very little fall out with these shadows which means you don’t get a mess under your eyes after you’ve applied your make-up.
The balance of colours in the palette is fantastic and you can tell a lot of care and consideration has gone into selecting the colours in the kit. The two neutral colours are particularly great and blend in really nicely with my fair skin. They’re a great choice for a quick, natural day-time look when you don’t have time to go all out on your make-up. The shimmery, darker shadows are also lovely and have proved to be a real winner when I need to go for more dramatic night-time make-up.
The kit also comes with a Bare Lip Glaze that is perfect for finishing off any look. This marshmallow soft neutral lip glaze can be used on its own to create a stunning natural lip or over any lipstick colour to really make your lips pop. I love it because it isn’t overly sticky on the lips and it’s super long lasting, shortening time between touch ups and reapplications.
The Smitten Eye Palette is available from MUD studios as well as online via the Mud website at R650.
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