Colour Theory have recently launched their winter makeup range, called Nordic Light, inspired by beautiful Scandinavian nights. When I think of Scandinavian style, I think light colours such as whites and pastels. This range embodies the Scandinavian style beautifully! Here’s the hits and misses from the range.
This is a unique powder, designed to prime, set, blot and colour correct. Personally I’ve only used this to set and blot my makeup, I think it would be difficult to use this as a primer for liquid foundation. In regards to its colour correcting properties its difficult to comment, however I do get a flawless finish with this powder. I found that this powder was great at setting my makeup, and creating a flawless and poreless look. The best way to apply this is by swirling the powder brush onto the face, as opposed to pushing the powder on as it has a bit of a white cast. HIT
First off, these colours are not my picks. I find these light colours difficult to wear with my dark skin, however these would look beautiful on fairer skin tones. The texture of these eyeshadows are surprisingly creamy, easy enough to blend with minimal fall out. The pigmentation is not that great and I needed to build it up quite a bit. This is a great quad if you’re starting out with eyeshadows, or like the shades in the palette. MISS
The two lipsticks with shimmer (Pure Zen and I-See-Pink) have low colour pay off. It takes a quite few swipes to build up the colour. I was really disappointed that I-See-Pink didn’t come off as the same colour in the tube, it was a lot lighter on the lips. On the other hand, Barely There didn’t have any shimmer and was extremely creamy and pigmented. These were a miss for me mainly due to colour. I would be interested in trialling out more lipsticks from the range, but the ones with no shimmer.
See below for my makeup look using the Colour Corrector Powder, Eyeshadow Palette and Lipsticks.
Now these colours are right up my alley! I love the pastel shades and the darker purple. When it comes to formula these are great, not streaky, however you do need 2 coats. The only down side is the small brush head and handle, making it difficult to apply. Takes a little longer, but the small brush head means you can be really precises.Make sure to check my Instagram for nail swatches @rachelbeautystyle. HIT
Overall I like the idea of this range, but the colours aren’t typically what I would purchase when it comes to makeup. My picks are the Colour Corrector Powder and nail polishes. The Colour Theory range is available exclusively to Amcal Pharmacies and online.
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