Models Own Chrome Liquid Metal Eye Shadow Palette

Models Own are usually a brand most of us associate with nail polish, but did you know they also have an impressive range of affordable makeup too? I think this part of the brand often gets a bit overlooked as they have so many beautiful shades of polish to choose from, but it's definitely worth a look next time you're near a Models Own stockist.

The Chrome Eyeshadow palette* is the latest edition to their makeup line up and features six metallic finish cream shadows, all encased in on-trend rose gold packaging. The shadows have a molten metal finish, giving a metallic, shimmery look to the lids.

Models Own Chome eye shadow paletteModels Own Chome eye shadow palette swatches
All six shades seem to be incredibly pigmented - the swatches I've done were a single swipe and this pigmentation definitely transfers over onto the lids. They're also really easy shades to wear, with a mix of silvers, golds and bronzes that will suit all skin tones. The lighter shades are quite glittery, but these work nicely used as a highlighter on a coppery smokey eye with the fifth and sixth shades in the palette.

As with most cream textured shadows, you'll benefit from wearing a primer underneath these to help keep them from creasing and to improve staying power. That said, these last pretty well on their own - you'd easily get about 6 hours out of them before needing to do a touch up, making them perfect for a night out.

For the best pigmentation, apply these with either your fingers, or using the sponge applicator included within the set. Normally I suggest throwing away these sponges, but it actually works well at packing on the pigment to the lids, although if you want to do a lot of blending, you'll need a good brush to help with that.

The Chrome Eyeshadow Palette costs just £5.99, making it an absolute bargain in my eyes and it's a great dupe for Illamasqua's Liquid Metals at just a fraction of the cost. You can find it at Superdrug and at Models Own Bottleshops now.

What do you think of this budget friendly palette? Have you tried Models Own makeup before?

*PR samples


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