You may not have heard, but Freedom Makeup (Makeup Revolution’s professional sister brand) are announcing a pretty massive makeup competition tonight. As a mini celebration, I thought it was a good time to post my review on their House of Glam Dolls Fairy Doll palette.
Freedom Makeup London
House of Glam Dolls Fairy Doll Palette
Available on Freedom’s Website
“The House of GlamDolls Fairy Doll Freedom palette is a beautiful palette inspired by colourful fantasy and
mythical fairies to reveal your inner magic. Recreate our Fairy Doll chart look or reveal your creativity.” – Freedom’s website.
I purchased this completely on impulse a couple of months ago, and I had to fight a lot of frustration at not being able to play with it. However, my skin is somewhat behaving now, so I’ve had opportunity to get to know this palette so I can give it a proper review.
This is definitely a multitasking palette, and I really love that. It has a blush, contour, 4 brow powders. 12 eyeshadows, a highlight and 4 lipg losses. I think I’ve mentioned before how I travel back and forth between 2 places a lot, so versatile palettes like this that allow me to have everything I need without carrying a tonne of things is something I very much appreciate.
The packaging is very reminiscent of their sister brand, Makeup Revolution, in that the palette is shiny but sturdy black plastic, with a full sized mirror in the lid. It came with a cardboard sleeve/box which had the House of Glam Dolls logo, and had a layout of the palette and product information on the back. That has since been misplaced though, so, sorry for the lack of pictures.
I didn’t know what to expect when it came to performance of the product. I hadn’t yet tried Freedom’s eyeshadows, but I figured that they would be decent given that they’re made by the same people that brought us Makeup Revolution. Needless to say, my thoughts were right, and this has actually exceeded my expectations. The pigmentation is solid overall. I had minor trouble getting a swatch of the lilac shade, but it performs well on the eyelid. Sometimes that happens, you think a shadow is going to be terrible because you can’t get a finger swatch, but then you dip a brush in there and magic happens. The formula is quite soft, very buttery and a dream to blend, but due to the softness, there is a lot of product kick up if you dip too hard in the pan with your brush. These definitely aren’t shadows that you have to swirl your brush in 50 times to get any product, just a tiny dip and you’re good to go.
The brow powders are very nice, still soft but a more solid formula, and they’re not scarily pigmented. A brow powder shouldn’t be pigment overload, we’re going for natural brows when we use powder, if you want insta/Scouse brows, go with a pomade or pencil.
The lip glosses… now they were exactly what I expected. Actually no, that’s not fair, because what I expected was literal garbage. They’re not bad, they feel more like a tinted lip balm with a hint of colour. But what’s in the pan doesn’t translate onto the lips. I’m a little curious as to how they would work on the eyelid actually, but that’s something for me to experiment with, not a recommended use so don’t be blaming me for your actions.
Top L-R: Nature (Contour/Blush), Pure, Fantasy, Bloom, Petal, Cloud, Light, Starlight (Highlight), Bark, Brunette, Spell (Lip gloss), Believe (Lip gloss)
Bottom L-R: Flutter (Blush), Ash, Jet, Sorcery, Glade, Magic, Haze, Ebony, Mischief, Enchant (Lip gloss), Wicked (Lip gloss).
Spell Lip Gloss
Believe Lip Gloss
Enchant Lip Gloss
Wicked Lip Gloss
So, what are your thoughts on this palette? Have you tried anything from Freedom and what are your recommendations? Come chat in the comments!
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