Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Review: Shetland Brown - & Other Stories

When in London, and on a hunt for Liberty’s we happened to walk past & Other Stories on Regent Street. Now, I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about this, and I know I’m really late to the bandwagon again. I should probably rename this blog “Things everyone else wrote about months ago”. If you don’t know then & Other Stories is run by the same people behind H&M, Cos and Monki. I didn’t go out looking for it, but I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to go in.

I’ll admit, I didn’t pay much attention to the clothes and instead headed straight for the beauty section. I didn’t really know what I was looking for but soon my eyes alighted on the neutral eye shadow section. Now, I still love my Naked Palette, no doubt about that but I couldn’t resist and my boyfriend can be a terrible enabler sometimes. This time it was due to his place of birth, the Shetland Islands and Shetland Brown is the perfect neutral brown colour. It works really well alone and with the Naked Palette. I don’t remember what colours I’ve blended it with below, probably Naked through the crease and Rimmel Scandaleyes in Bronze as a liner. This is what happens when I forget to write these things down.

I can remember that I used Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo in Tough as Taupe as a base and got hours and hours of wear out of it. Probably close on 10 and even then, the crease marks could be perfectly blended out. The packaging is high quality plastic and I’m just in love. A further shout out to the cotton pads I bought because I’d run out there. I might never go to Boots for them again. The woman who I spoke to was really helpful. She let me swatch the much sought after Face Contour Cream that basically has been out of stock since Vivianna Does Makeup mentioned it in her post. And I really liked it. Bother.

If you find yourself on Regent Street, go and have a look. You won’t regret it. I'm already itching to go back. 

This post is going up on my birthday (woo, 20) and I'm going home for it and then to Edinburgh for a few days so blog posts might be a bit patchy for a bit. Sorry!

Shetland Brown Metallic Eye Shadow is £7 and the Cotton Pads were £1. Both can be found in store and online.

1 comment :

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