Another Christmas present review so unfortunately I don’t have delivery details. I’ve been wanting to try this brand having found them on Instagram several months ago (check out their page here).
Storybook Cosmetics are a pretty magical company to me. Their products are based on some of my favourite stories and I can’t believe that they’ve created makeup from these.
In the UK, there are some Storybook Cosmetics products available on Beauty Bay naturally and this palette was one of them (see here). You can also check out their website too (here). I think Beauty Bay must have sold out of this palette but it retails for $55 on the Storybook website.
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory palette comes in a purple drawstring bag emblazoned with the company logo. It’s such a perfect fit with the Ornate Storybook ‘S’ especially when you look at their other products.
A note here that this palette is cruelty free and although not vegan, it is paraben and gluten free. Also, when you purchase this palette from Storybook 10% of the income goes to the Roald Dahl Charity to help sick children get the care they need.
The packaging of this palette is wonderful. Designed to look like a book complete with hardback cover, the shadows are well protected from accidents. There’s a good sized mirror on the inner cover and I love that a golden ticket has been popped in there too (y’all know I love the extra details).
The 12 shades in the palette are inspired by the watercolour drawings of Quentin Blake (long time illustrator of Roald Dahl) and are absolutely perfect. The shade names match the colours in the palette and they represent each character/candy so well. All the shades are well pigmented and feel like butter.
The matte shades blend out super easy, are builable and there is very little fallout in the pan. Not much on your face either which is great. The shimmer shades as always were best applied with a finger or a damp brush. These have a nice shine to them without been overly glittery, well apart from Violet Beauregarde this one is rather glittery.
When swatching, none of the shadows needed a double swipe, not even the lighter shades in the palette, which I am impressed with. Naturally, the shimmers swatched like a dream, I just wish I could upload the video to this blog so you can see how awesome they are. This is one of the rare palettes where I actually love all of the shades instead of just 2 or 3 shadows.
Overall, I am really happy with this palette from Storybook Cosmetics. The packaging is as magical as the company concept and I love the additional attention to details. It’s well made and sturdy to protect your shadows and it’s pretty easy to store considering its thickness. The shadows were pigmented but buildable and easy to blend.
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