Corrector Concealer Palette | £25* | link
I was really excited about this one. I've recently ran out of one of my beloved Sephora concealer palettes and this one looked like just the thing to replace it. The palette contains a mix of shades with a green toned concealer for redness, and comes packaged in a neat little plastic box. The concealers themselves are fairly creamy, and when applied with a concealer brush blend really easily into the skin. It's great for concealing small blemishes and redness, although dark circles require an extra layer or two. I like the fact that they don't feel oily and remain fairly matte once on the skin.
Cream Blush in 'Ambering Rose' | £12* | link
Of the lot, this has to be my favourite (no surprise there then! I love a good cream blush, me ;)). The shade is so pretty - a rose pink shade with a slight coral tint to it that adds warmth to the skin and looks dewy and fresh when applied. I found the pigmentation to be really good and it blends really nicely. It's not quite what I'd call 'cream to powder' but it doesn't feel greasy or heavy on the skin - it's just a nice little mid-ground cream blush that can be built up or worn subtlely. It adds a bit of moisture without looking 'shiny' - the formulation is definitely the type of thing I lean towards. I apply this using either my fingers or a stippling brush - and both ways provide a lovely finish. I love this one!
Eyeshadow in 'Blue Marine' | £8* | link
I'm still undecided with this one. I don't tend to wear a lot of colour and I've never really thought of wearing a navy shadow before. That being said, I headed over to Pinterest (as you do...) and found heaps of inspiration for creating a gold & navy smokey eye. I'm promising myself I will try and be brave and create more of a colourful look next time I'm heading out for the night and feel a bit daring with my makeup! I didn't find the eyeshadow to be the most pigmented shade I own, nor is it the softest - it took a bit of working up to build up an intense colour but I found it worked better with a really soft blending brush.
Eyeliner Cake in Black | £12.50* | link
At first, I'll admit I wasn't keen on this one. I found it quite hard to work into and when applied I had to use a few layers before it looked like an intense black. I also found it a little uneven to apply at times. However, when I decided to give it one last try with a wet brush I found myself eating my words! To get the full potential from the cake eyeliner you have to use it wet - it gives a really, deep intense black colour that smooths on really easily and dries quickly. You can see the difference of colour from the swatches above (the top photograph shows it applied with a wet eyeliner brush, the bottom one shows the eyeliner applied dry). Once it's on, it's on - although it does smudge a little in places throughout the day if you're not careful. I've never used an eyeliner like this before, so it's been quite a refreshing change for me. It's really grown on me!
I think it's safe to say the cream products came up tops for me - the cream blush and the cake eyeliner being the favourites by far! I wasn't so blown away by the eyeshadow, sadly - although this may be partly because it's not a shade I'd normally lean to anyway and i prefer a more creamy feel to my powder shadows. I really want to try more of their cream products - inparticularly the HD Blush and Iridescent Highlighter. And of course I'm tempted to give the lipsticks a try (typical Beth...) At the moment, I believe you can only buy them online from the actual website (you can find it here) - but I definitely look forward to hearing more about the brand in future and hope to give some more of the cream products a try! I'd be interested to know other people's thoughts on the products as they seem to be a bit 'hit and miss' for me - but I cannot deny that I have found a couple of new additions to my makeup collection that I know I will use often.
Have you tried anything by Makeup Atelier Paris? I'd be interested to know your thoughts!