After a self-imposed palette buying ban, I’ve really been trying to get the use out of what I already own. That was until Cult Beauty had a sale on palettes and I found myself drawn to having a browse. I was being sensible and wasn’t tempted by any of the usual palettes which I’d been tempted by in the past but then I saw the Bleach London Glitterati ‘All That Glitters’ palette and my willpower flew out of the window. I already have one single Glitterati pan from Bleach London (Washed Up Mermaid, which is also in this palette) and I love it, so for a while I’ve been hoping to pick up a couple more. When I saw them all in a compact palette, it was a no brainer.
The palette is usually priced at £35 and is available here. I think was 20% off during the Cult Beauty Palette Party offer, but honestly I just wanted it regardless so I don’t recall what the offer was! All in all there’s 9 pans, so each one works out at £3.89 each which is a good reduction as a single Glitterati pan is usually £5.
When the palette arrived I could not wait to start swatching, playing and just generally staring at the sparkly sparkles. WARNING: The following pictures will make you want to spend your hard-earned money on this palette.
I love that the shades are not your usual gold, champagne, silver or rose gold. Don’t get me wrong, I love those shades but these are just a little bit more unusual and will definitely make a statement. None of the shades have one flat glitter colour, they each have more than one to create a multi-faceted and kind of duochrome finish. You can see that slightly in the photo of swatches below, but read on to the end to see a video from my Instagram Stories (follow me here if you like!) which show that off better.
All the swatches above were done with my finger, which I think is the recommended way of applying as it minimises fall out. On the Cult Beauty page though, the video shows someone swatching with a brush and pressing the glitters onto the skin. None of the shades were built up, they were all just one swipe through the pan and straight onto the skin.
The formula claims to be a self-adhesive innovation which doesn’t require any glitter glue and I’d definitely agree that you can get away with not using one. I just prefer to have that added security so always use a light layer of glitter glue first and then press the glitters on over the top.
With festival season well and truly underway, it seems like the perfect time to start getting creative with glitter. I’ve seen these used not only on the eyes but on temples, lips and as a highlight.
I am absolutely over the moon with this palette – it’s completely different from anything else in my collection. While it’s not something I’ll be reaching for on the daily, it’s definitely something I can use with any of my other palettes to create something really special.
What do you think of this palette? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for reading…