Chi Chi Glamorous Classics Palette - Swatches & Review


Purchased by me

Hey lovelies,

Morning! I have a beautiful palette to share with you today - presenting the Glamorous Classics Palette by Aussie brand Chi Chi! It's been getting a lot of use since I picked it up in February because it has a great range of shades and the quality is pretty awesome too. Let's get started, shall we?

The Glamorous Classics palette comes packaged in a cardboard box which is a bit bigger than the palette itself. This did make me think it was going to be a bit bigger than it actually is, but it's still a very decent sized palette.

The palette is sturdy and basic. It has a clear lid so you can easily see the shades, and contains two double ended sponge applicators.

There are twelve shades in this palette, encompassing light and dark shades, mattes and shimmers. It's predominantly a cool toned palette but there are a few warmer shades in there too.

A closer look at the shadows included:

#1 is a matte beige. This shade has a soft, blendable texture with good colour pay off.
#2 is a matte tan. This shade also had great texture and blendability.
#3 is a matte dark brown. This shade was a little drier and difficult to blend but it's still workable.
#4 is a shimmery golden beige/peach. This shade had fantastic colour pay off and blendability.

#5 is a rich shimmery chocolate brown. This shade also had wonderful colour pay off and blendability.
#6 is a dusty mauve/purple with heavy gold shimmer. Used dry, the mauve/purple base is stronger, but over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy the gold shimmer really comes out.
#7 is a matte dusty light purple. This was another of the great mattes in this palette - soft and blendable with great colour pay off.
#8 is a pale shimmery melon with gold shimmer. The base colour really doesn't show when applied, at least on me - it shows as a barely peach tinged gold on me, which is still really pretty.

#9 is a grey tinged shimmery tan. Colour pay off and blendability were both great. I did experience some fallout with this one.
#10 is a shimmery taupe. This shade has a soft, blendable texture and is semi-sheer but buildable.
#11 is a matte navy. This one swatched well, but when applied it was patchy and difficult to blend.
#12 is a matte charcoal. The final shade is a little stiff, but still blendable & pigmented.

Aaaaand here are some eyeshadow looks I've done with this palette. I've used it a lot with other shadows too because there are some great transition colours in here, but I wanted to show you the looks where this palette was the focus. Click on the link beneath each picture to go to the full FOTD blog post.

What I liked:
  • Most shades had excellent colour pay off and were easy to blend
  • Cohesive range of shades to create lots of different looks. The matte lavender and purple/gold shimmer are gorgeous and unique additions to a neutral palette. 

What I didn't like:

  • A few shades were a little stiff, patchy or difficult to blend.

Where to buy:
  • The Classics palette is available at Farmers in New Zealand for $31.49, which is where I bought mine. Aussies can find a  list of stockists here.
  • You can also find it on the Chi Chi website, which appears to do international shipping! Huzzah!  It is however horrendously expensive, so international gals lemming this may want to organise a CP or mule.
Thanks for stopping by!


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