Chi Chi is a fantastic Australian brand that is Peta-registered which makes them part of the beauty without bunnies program. That gives them a big tick from me! You can find Chi Chi products in Target and Myers in Australia but as I live away from a major city I found myself lusting after their products online. I was super excited to try these Chi Chi Glamorous Eyeshadow palettes because they have had really impressive reviews and I ended up picking up a Glamours Palette Duo which included the Naturals and Sun Kissed palettes in an amazing sale where I got both for AU$25! Individually these generally retail for AU$22 so that was a super great deal!! Generally the Duo package is AU$30 which is still a big saving so if you are keen to give these a go I would recommend getting your hands on one of the Duo packs.
My first impression was that although the packaging is very sleek it feels a little bit cheap in comparison to other Chi Chi products. Of the two, the Sun Kissed palette is my favourite. The colour selection is really interesting with some lovely peachy, bronzy, browns and golds. I don’t have anything else like this in my collection. Unfortunately there is only one matte shade in the Sun Kissed palette (apricot colour, 4th from left below), and as you can see from the swatches the pigmentation isn’t amazing – it is a bit chalky but you can work with it.
The Naturals palette is a good everyday, cool-toned palette with a mix of taupes, creams, browns and golds. I feel like this palette is well named as the looks you can create with this palette really are more natural than dramatic, which I like for work. There are three mattes in this palette (4th, 7th and 8th from the left below) which include a couple of nice crease shades making this more of a practical one-stop-shop when getting ready in the morning.
Overall, I find these shadows a little bit hit and miss. These are not the most pigmented or buttery shadows I have ever used but I do think that the colour selections are good and you can certainly work with these to make a lovely look, just be prepared that some individual shadows may be a bit powdery. They definitely work best with a primer in which case they will last throughout a work day for me. The fact that they aren’t that pigmented can work in their favour as it keeps the looks subtle for work contexts where you want to look put-together without too much drama.
The Glamorous Eyeshadows are not my favourite Chi Chi product and I have to admit that I’m glad I got these on sale as I would have been disappointed if I had paid the full AU$22 for each of these palettes BUT I do like them. While I don’t love these, I would recommend the Chi Chi perfumes – they are REALLY beautiful (review pending) and I have also heard amazing things about the Chi Chi baked eyeshadows and lipsticks, so if you haven’t tried anything from this brand, those products may be a better place to start. Saying that, this is just my opinion so if you would like to try the Glamorous Eyeshadow Palettes for yourself you can find them here: Chi Chi Glamorous Eyeshadow Palettes
Have a fantastic day!