Christmas came early this year, when I arrived home to a giant box of beauty goodies from Borghese. My smile grew wider and wider as I unwrapped each beautiful item, before I nearly fainted at the sight of the most gorgeous eyeshadow palette I’ve seen in a while. Quite simply, my makeup dreams came true!
If 2015 has been anything, it’s been the year Borghese has absolutely spoiled me rotten with makeup goodies. From their skincare and body care, to their winning eyeliner and eyeshadows – it’s been a true dream come true discovering the depth of such a fantastic beauty line.
And just when I thought I couldn’t be spoiled anymore, they gifted me the most GORGEOUS eyeshadow palette. This fall, I was teetering back and forth on buying Urban Decay‘s Naked 4 ‘Smokey’ palette, and now I’m absolutely glad I did not. Truthfully, if I had to rank UD v. Borghese shadows, Borghese is a solid winner, hands down. They’re more pigmented, more smooth and blend like a dream without worry of messy fallout (Yes, I’m looking at you Urban Decay…). In a nutshell, there really is nothing bad I can say about Borghese and they once again hit it out of the park.
Goodbye Naked palettes, hello Borghese Eclissare ‘Shadow and Light’ eyeshadow palette. With 12 stunning shadows, ranging from neutrals and golds, down to black and charcoals for the perfect smoky eye – there’s virtually nothing wrong with this eyeshadow palette.
Since unwrapping its surprise package, I’ve been using the ‘Shadow and Light’ palette around the clock – to craft a multitude of eyeshadow looks, for day and night. Of course, being a color snob – my favorite part of Borghese eyeshadow is the true power of pigment. These are packed with true color-power, meaning you don’t need to worry about building shadow up again and again to achieve the perfect look. I also love the diversity in color range. My biggest complaint about the Urban Decay Naked 2 and 3 palettes is the lack of variety in colors, but the ‘Shadow and Light’ palette has distinctly different shades, from the nudest of nudes – to the blackest of blacks.
Want to take a closer look? Let’s dig in and lust over the shadows – shall we!
Bask: Matte, Neutral Eyeshadow
Afterglow: Shimmering Champagne Gold
Pulse: Shimmering Rose Gold
Veil: Matte Brown Eyeshadow
Muse: Shimmering Bronze/Gold
Ascend: Matte, Neutral Brown – with olive undertone
Wane: Deep Brown with Satin Finish
Impact: Shimmering Brown Eyeshadow
Downfall: Matte, Dark Cool-Tone Brown
Out There: Shimmering Pewter Gray
Shroud: Shimmering Smoky Charcoal Gray
Immortal: Shimmering Jet Black Eyeshadow
Need a second to collect yourself after that heart-stoppingly beautiful swatch photo? I don’t blame you. Literally, I gasped and squealed with delight when swatching away on my arm – completely dazzled by the high quality of these eyeshadows. Borghese has truly outdone themselves, and I’m grateful to get to spread the word about such a wonderful palette.
Alas, that’s everything new I’m digging from Borghese at the moment. If you’d like to see any of the makeup items used in a makeup tutorial, let me know and I’m happy to put that together. I can tell you for sure that the lipstick, eye liner, moisturizer and primer are all equally as wonderful as the eyeshadow palette – and well worth selecting for any last Christmas gifts.
As always, thank you for being a dreamer and reading along! Can you believe 2015 is nearly over? Wow, does time fly. Here’s to making 2016 the best year yet!
Borghese Eclissare ‘Shadow and Light’ Eyeshadow Palette
Borghese Fango Purificante Clay Cleanser
Borghese Viso Face Primer
Borghese B Moisture Advanced Lipstick in ‘Fresco’
Borghese Eclissare Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss ‘Simmer’ & ‘Spark’
Borghese ColorEdge Eyeliner in ‘Pitch Black’
Borghese Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara
Hugs, kisses and happy holidays!