Monday, 9 July 2012

Gold by Giles ~ Envy Review

Carrying on the theme of inexpensive makeup whilst out the other week I picked up this Gold by Giles eyeshadow quad called Envy.  This also featured in my £20 Makeup TAG which is on my YouTube channel here.

This is my first purchase of anything from the Giles Deacon Makeup which is only available in New Look stores.  His collection is actually quite a reasonable size.  He has mascaras, highlighters, bronzers, brushes, nail polishes, nail foils, lipsticks . . . you name it.  For a 'small' collection in a high street store, it is pretty vast.

Sometimes I usually have the misconception that collections like these are usually a bit rubbish.  Cheap packaging, poor products inside but how wrong am I?  Everything I looked at in New Look by Giles was actually a really nice quality.  This eyeshadow quad is a fine example.

For £3.99 you get four highly pigmented shades.  I opted for the greens, but they had a neutral, grey and purple palette to chose from also.  The shadows sadly don't have individual names but when swatching them they are very soft and you hardly need to dip your finger/brush in to them to get a good colour pay off.

They glide on to the skin so smoothly and the end result is a velvet carpet of colour.  Pretty amazing for a high street quad.  I'd normally associated an excellent eyeshadow with the likes of MAC for example but these are surprisingly good for just £3.99.

I think the quad has all the qualities to transform a plain boring eye into a deep smokey green eye look.  I'm eager to go back to New Look to pickup the other palettes.  For such a cheap price it would be silly not to.

On the eyes these shades look like this.  These are screen shots from my TAG video.  I didn't use all the colours, but this will show you what can be achieved.  Whose says beauty had to be costly?

Have you seen the Giles makeup collection in New Look?

Angela xox


  1. This is a gorgeous palette and I am really impressed with the pigmentation. x

    1. I was honestly really surprised how good the pigment in these was, as good as MAC. Well in my opinion x

  2. Thanks for the review, I have been wanting to try the 'Blusher' set that was featured in vogue uk.

  3. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog! :)
    These colours are lovely!

    Natasha Carly x


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