Oriflame Pure Colour Eye Shadow Palette Blues and Lilacs Review

by Uzma on January 6, 2011 · 41 comments

Oriflame Pure Colour Eye Shadow Palette Blues and Lilacs

Hello Girls! Like most of you, I had just been a Kajal & Lipgloss person but thanks to blogging I’m finally entering the make-up world & trying to understand the mastery of makeup! I haven’t got all the bits & bobs of make-up stuff but I’m trying to collect a few economical ones & then start practising before I buy all the high end products! So I bought this Eye shawdow palette from Oriflame to get the skill! Thanks to Rati & all the IMBBians like Mrunmayee, Deeptima, Fathima Sireesha, Suma, Insiya , Jinal , Margaret, Cali , Urmi, Beenii, for the lovel tuts on IMBB! I’m sorry if I’m missing out others! 🙂
Just wanted to say this quote because I believe make-up blogging has been guiding me towards something (make-up) that gives me bliss.
You learn more quickly under the guidance of experienced teachers. You waste a lot of time going down blind alleys if you have no one to lead you.” By W. Somerset Maugham
Ok chalo ,I know I drove you all to boredom, so I’ll go ahead & tell you all about this Eye shawdow palette. 😉
What does Oriflame Claim about this Eye shadow palette: It’s a Eyeshadow palette containing five colourful shades. Each shade glides on with a smooth, creamy coverage and velvety texture for a soft, satin finish. Create a wide variety of looks by mixing and matching the colours.

Oriflame eyeshadow blue & Lilac

Ingredients List: HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, RICINUS COMMUNIS OIL, MICA, KAOLIN, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CERA CARNAUBA, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CERA ALBA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TIN OXIDE

Oriflame eyeshadow blue & Lilac

Price: Rs 449 for 5×1.8g shades

Oriflame eyeshadow blue & Lilac

PIC source: Oriflame website

My Experience with the Oriflame Eye Shadow Palette

Oriflame Pure color Eye shadow palette is available in the form of two palettes- One with Blues & Lilacs & the other one in Greens & Browns. I bought the Blue & Lilacs Palette. The palette is in a simple case with 5 shades & 2 applicators. There shades are not given any name. The texture of the eye shawdows is creamy, the first, second & the fifth color have a little glitter to it & suitable for doing party make up. I guess the first color can be used as a highlighter too! These colors are perfect for this winter season. The staying power of the eye shadows isn’t good; it stays just for 3 hours, so this is just suitable for practice. I hate the dual-ended sponge applicators from the palette; the quality of the sponge isn’t that good!

Oriflame eyeshadow blue & Lilac

Pros of the Eyeshadow palette

  • The shades are beautiful! My favourite is the first & second one.
  • Suitable for party-makeup practice
  • Not much fall off!
  • Packaging is simple & travel-friendly.

Cons of the Eyeshadow palette

  • Staying power is too bad, doesn’t stay for more than 3 hours.
  • Little expensive considering there are other well known brands like Faces & Lakme offering eye-quartets at almost the same price.
  • I found the 3rd & 4th color don’t blend well.
  • Applicators are of bad quality.

I kind of have a love-hate relationship with the palette, I like the colors but but I dislike the fact that they don’t stay for long time but I guess I’m expecting too much! I don’t know  🙁

P.S This is the first time I’m writing a post on eye shadow palette, so please forgive if I have written it too bad & please provide suggestions.

Will I recommend this! I don’t think so considering the staying power!

Will I repurchase this! NO! I’ll try some other eye palette in the same price range! Do you girls have any suggestions for me?

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rids January 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm

:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: wow ……..lovely colors …..

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uzma January 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Thanks Rids! :))

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Rads January 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Maybe give Maybelline quads a try? Ohh..the eyeshadows Suma has..Loreal – those seem pretty good too…no idea about the price of those. I love the colours of this palette, though 🙂

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uzma January 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Thanks Rads! I think Maybelline quad is for less than Rs400, will try to get them! :yes:

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sireesha January 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

nice review uzma.. even i have a dark purple and dark blue colour eyeshadows from oriflame..they don’t blend well either..they are poorly pigmented(especially the purple one) and are chalky! :hunterwali:

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uzma January 6, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Thanks :handshake: Sireesha! Okay! Tell me when you started learning makeup which brand did u start off with? May be I’ll have a direction!

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sireesha January 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm

oriflame eyeshadows are the only branded eyeshadows i own! i practised mostly with local unbranded palettes! 😀 but the oriflame eyeshadows are really good..i own 9 of them and excep for the purple one :hunterwali: i love all the remaining 8 shadows..they are smooth,nicely pigmented and blend so well.. :haanji: may be you should try the individual ones.. or the best thing you can do is to buy coastal scents/ebay wale palettes..if you do not have a credit card to buy on those international sites i know a superb seller on ebay india who on request lists any item from any us website for us and we can pay for the item here on ebay.in(including shipping) with our debit cards! i bought beauty blender from him and have no complaints till now..you can try this :waytogo: hope this helps :))

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sireesha January 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm

btw..are these cream eyeshadows?? ?:)

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naina January 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm

i saw this in the catalogue was soo tempted… then i thought, let someone review it first :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

thankoo uzmaa.. u saved my money .. :yahoo:

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ik January 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm

😆 😆 😆 Naina, did i tell you that i lovvveee you!!!?::D::P

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uzma January 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm

😀 😀

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uzma January 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I’m glad I helped you in saving some money to buy your favourite TBS products! :tongue:

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ik January 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I liked the review Uzma!:D i have 2 Lakme quads with more or less the same colours.an i love those!:D but this i is one palette! and these reminded me of the Revlon creme shadows.. 🙂

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uzma January 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Thanks IK! You toh fultoo happy with MAC products these days na :giggle: ! Thanks for the suggestion!

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uzma January 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Thanks for the tip ScD! Me too love blues & purples! :yes:

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Bee January 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

cool article Uzma… loved the shades… and the creamy texture too. 🙂
would love to see an EOTD tutorial 🙂 :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
If some of the shades dont blend; u can use some other colors or single shades to support the blending.. hope it helps 🙂
:jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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uzma January 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Thanks you Bee! I’m happy, I’m getting tips on :)) blending & other stuff to buy!

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bhumika January 7, 2011 at 1:27 am

nice colors uzma…looks similar to revlon cream 1s..

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uzma January 7, 2011 at 11:50 am

Bhumi! I’m curious abt the Revlon ! I’ll check them soon! :))

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Suma January 7, 2011 at 2:56 am

Same pinch Uzma 🙂 I got the same palette this month 😀 In Lilacs and Blues 🙂 :handshake: :handshake: :handshake:
Loved the Indigo shade in it 🙂
Though I haven’t swatched it yet but i am hoping I shan’t be disappointed 😛
Nice review though 🙂

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uzma January 7, 2011 at 11:51 am

Suma dear! Please do some tuts using that palette! 🙂

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veena January 7, 2011 at 7:02 am

:hunterwali: :hunterwali: rang de oriflame rang de 😛

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uzma January 7, 2011 at 11:51 am

:yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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calicoaster January 7, 2011 at 8:52 am

Ohhh great review Uzma..I was planning to get this one, seeing it in the introductory offer this month. Glad I waited and read your review!! 😛 ..I think now I need to re-think about ordering CS 88 palette!! …. You are a life saver!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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uzma January 7, 2011 at 11:49 am

Yeah Cali! Think twice, read other suggestions, check other make up palettes on IMBB in the same range & get one that suits u! I think CS is the best considering all the positive reviews I read! :waytogo:

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jomol January 7, 2011 at 9:48 am

Uzma….you thanked everyone……you didn’t thank me :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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uzma January 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

Jomol! I thanked everybody who did make up tuts! 😛
I’ll thank u when I get married & read your pregnancy wala post! hee hee :clap:

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Rads January 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Tommy January 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

hey hey uzma ……… gud review and thank god u did that…… i was planning for the green one ….. one feels so tempted by the pics in the oriflame catalogue na…??
actually i wanted both…..
so.. :-* :-* :-* for doing this… n ya i too luv the first too colours,… 🙂

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Tommy January 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

i mean first TWO colours… :yelo:

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uzma January 7, 2011 at 11:47 am

Thanks Tommy! :yes:

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uzma January 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

The e/s are creamy nivedita! Not sure abt Lakme! ?:)

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Veda January 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Hey, i bought the same palete, in greens & browns though….but i’m quite disappointed as the color pay off is poor.

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