The Chi Chi Timeless Palette

This was the first eyeshadow palette I ever bought and it’s still my favourite go to palette for when I need something that wont let me down.

I’ve been spending a lot of time with this palette in particular lately as I’ve been away for about a month and it was the only eyeshadow palette that I packed. I’ll admit I was a little nervous that week after week of reaching for this palette I’d end up getting tired of it however I’m delighted to report that each day my eyeshadow truly was timeless.

This is a palette curated exactly for someone like me, I need something a little more than nudes and that’s what this palette provides. It’s shades are just stunning.

I can’t stress enough how much the name Timeless suits it.

These are eyeshadows that make me look elegant and put together, like I’ve spent a lot of time and money on my makeup when in reality it’s a very affordable palette that’s very easy to use.

Now, I know from the photos above that the palette is looking a little rough and that is because it’s been well used. I panned the first shade which was a matte beige and the last shade, a matte black, shattered when I accidentally poked some tweezers into it, so those are both missing. Thankfully all of the other shades have survived the three-something years that I’ve had it for and their performance hasn’t lessened over that time.

The formula of the mattes is very user friendly, they’re pigmented enough on one application however they blend out well and can be built up in layers to the desired effect. The shimmers aren’t as metallic as others I’ve encountered however they suit the theme of the palette perfectly. They’re very pigmented and have a lovely low sheen on them that still catches the light but in a subtle, elegant way. If I really want to, I can wet my brush before I apply them and they will wear with a lot more impact however I rarely feel the need to do that.

The packaging of the palette is fairly cheap, the name of mine has worn off in patches on the lid and one of the hinges has broken. It’s light and plastic and reflects the price I paid. All in all it’s not something that bothers me, I would rather pay less money for a lighter feeling palette. It’s the quality of the eyeshadows that I care about and this palette does not disappoint in that area.

So, over the past few weeks as I’ve been using this palette every day I have really been impressed with how easy the shadows are to use and well curated the shades are that I can easily create a variety of looks for a range of occasions. The pans in this palette aren’t small as some of my shades look like they barely have a dent in them so I know I’ll be able to get a lot more use out of this palette for a long time to come and I look forward to doing exactly that!

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