What the brand says
Next one of the biggest players in the fashion industry have taken a step into the beauty industry with the release of their latest collection. The range has products in each category including blushers, eyeliner, eyeshadows, highlighters, nail varnishes, lip glosses and lipsticks. They have also released a cute collection of makeup bags to store all your new makeup in. Alongside the new beauty collection, Next are due to release a range of body products and mascara shortly.
I was originally invited to the launch of the Next Beauty range and I was gutted that I couldn't make it due to work. On a recent shopping trip however I find some of the new collection in my local Next store. I noticed that some of the products including the blushers, highlighters and eyeshadows were incredibly pigmented.
Next Perfect Look is a 10 shade eye palette with 6 pigmented and 4 matte shades. It comes in a stylish metallic silver palette and has a small mirror and double ended brush. What struck me instantly was how pretty the palette was and the intensity of the shimmer on the pigmented shades. A sucker for gold shades, the 2nd and 3rd shades really stood out and I'm pretty sure they will look amazing on. Whilst there isn't a huge variety of variation in the colours, this palette will be great for a night out or a special occasion.
I did find quite a lot of the shades had to be applied with a heavy hand for the shadow to appear as vibrant as it does in the swatch. The darker colours did however show up with very little pressure, but I guess that's to be expected. Once I'd seen the eyeshadows perform to their full potential I was actually really pleased. The colours are really pretty and a lot of them, even the matte shades has a subtle shimmer. I'm loving the silver (1), light gold (2), darker gold (3) and dark silver (9) the most as they're stunning shades.
The eyeshadows were really easy to apply although with the lighter shades I did have to do several applications. There was no fall out and they lasted all day without fading.
For the look I went for I used number 2 (light gold), number 3 (darker gold) and number 7 (shimmery brown). Here's how I created the look:
1. I applied number 2 to the whole of my eyelid including under the brow bone
2. Next I applied number 3 to the outer edge of my eye blending the two golds together
3. On the very outer edge of my eye I applied number 7 to make the look stand out more.
This is a lovely palette with some really pretty shades. At £10.00 it's about a £1 a shade which is pretty reasonable. As I mentioned earlier some of the shades take a little while to get a good result but you do get there in the end.
I give it 4/5
You can get it in all good Next stores, or alternatively you can get it online here
- Contains 10 shades for a number of different looks
- The strong shades makes it the perfect palette for creating a statement look for a night out
- Pretty much all the shades has a subtle shimmer with the pigmented shades really standing out
- A lot of the shades are really pretty and stand out
- No fall out
- Lasts all day
- Some of the shades did take a lot of pressure to get the full colour impact