I may have found the most magical pallette ever!
It turns out, searching “Harry Potter makeup” on eBay brings up some beautiful looking pallettes in your search results!
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The Witchcraft and Wizardry Eyeshadow Pallette is made by the same brand that made the Harry Potter brushes I mentioned in this post.
What I didn’t realise is that Storybook Cosmetics seem to be a fairly high end brand based in America.
Their products are cruelty free but they come with quite a hefty price tag! On their website, this is currently $55.00. Due to the price, it’s likely you would also get hit with a customs charge too if you’re in the UK!
I’ve clearly picked up a fake one as this only cost me £7.29 and it comes from China. This means it won’t be cruelty free as makeup products in China are required to be tested on animals 😕.
Since I’ve already spent the money, I’m going to review it and I will definitely be wanting to buy the real one so may be able to do a comparison to see how different they really are!
It comes in beautiful (if a little impractical) packaging, unfortunately mine arrived a little bashed – thanks postie! It looks like a book you would find in the library at Hogwarts!
There is a design on the front and back. I’ve not got much experience with fake products since I normally buy my makeup in store but it does look good. If I hadn’t searched for Storybook Cosmetics I would never have known this was a fake product!
Inside there is a good sized mirror and 12 gorgeous shades! There’s also a really nice wee quote underneath the mirror which is a nice touch.
The shades do have names but it is a little hard to read the script, it took me quite a while to work it out! They are Broomstick, Sorcerer, Cloak, Potions, Prophecy, Salem, Merlin, Bewitched, Cauldron, Spellbook, Charms and Jinx.
It says there are 3 matte shades, 5 metallic and 4 shimmer shades. To me it looks like I only have one matte shade, I can definitely see shimmeryness in the rest of them!
In the pan, the colours look so beautiful and pigmented. I think the blue is my favourite (#Ravenclawandproud 😁).
I noticed when I was swatching them, there was a lot of kickback in the pan but they go on so smoothly and don’t feel chalky at all!
Annoyingly this kickback stains the packaging so I imagine after a bit of use it will look really messy!
I was slightly scared about using these on my eyes just because of the horror stories you hear about fake makeup but I did a patch test last night and had no reaction so I’ve assumed it’s safe for me! If anything does change I’ll be sure to do an update!
One thing I did notice, my “patch test” was really difficult to remove this morning! Had to really scrub it in the shower!
So I was up at 6am just so I could give these a go! Unfortunately it’s all a bit extreme for work makeup so had to take it off again which means in not sure if they will crease after long wear!
On my eyes these blended quite well. Despite the lack of matte shades I was able to work with the colours and create a fairly bold look!
I’m so disappointed with the blue on my eye, it’s not nearly as pigmented as I imagined after my swatches and looks really washed out on my eyelid. The green on the other hand… beautiful! 💜
I did notice quite a lot of fallout from application but this was easily sweeped away with a big fluffy brush without causing any colour streaks etc.
I’m already quite in love with the colours in this pallette but I do wish there was a few more matte shades like there are supposed to be!
Due to the packaging I don’t think I would take this travelling, in fact I doubt I will put it in my makeup case just because it NEEDS to be on display as it’s so pretty!
They have some amazing looking products including a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mean Girls pallette, beautiful brushes and liquid lipsticks.
I want everything – I just wish my bank balance would allow it! I have a friend going to Canada soon so wondering what the logistics would be for her to buy them for me while she is over there!
Let me know what your thoughts are on these products, if you’ve tried them or if you would like to. What are your thoughts on buying makeup from eBay or China?
I know I said I was going to cut down my posting schedule but I was so excited by this I just HAD to share!
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