Beautifully Disney: Wickedly Beautiful Collection: Enchanted Kiss Palette Review & Swatches

So I thought today I'd bring you the review for the Beautifully Disney eyeshadow palettes! I was VERY excited to learn about the Beautifully Disney range (which if unsure, its a new make up line Disney have bought out). As an eyeshadow addict, of course these topped my list! But I had a bit of a nightmare getting my hands on them...

Gather round children, its storytime. 
It turns out the Disneystore (the UK one anyways) is pretty poop at packaging things. If you team up an un-bubble wrapped eyeshadow palette with a HUGE box and then add on top of that the WORST delivery service Yodel delivering it, its not a good time. So my palettes came smashed to bits. When I contacted the Disneystore, which bear in mind took about 3 days for them to reply to my email, they had gone out of stock. I have to say the UK Disneystore needs to step up their game. "Magical" service my ass. Luckily the wonderful Jane who is currently spending her summer in Walt Disney World offered to bring back goodies if need be to some of the girls over Twitter. I remembered her kind offer and messaged her, basically begging to bring me back the palettes and being my knight-ess in shining armor, the palettes are hopefully on their way to me (and fingers crossed they won't be smashed in the process this time!)
So luckily I managed to salvage some actual eyeshadow for the swatches and am using stock images (I know, blergh!) to show you what the palettes should have looked like. Luckily the pictures in the stock photos are identical, so you don't have to worry about the shades looking a different colour. 




 Well anyways, lets get onto the actual review shall we?
The eyeshadows are housed in cardboard packaging very similar to that of Sugarpill. Its sturdy and the magnet on it seems to be pretty safe (for now). At first I didn't like the design on the front so much, but its grown on me. I like the silhouettes of the princesses/villains on their respective palettes and the colour schemes to match. They are OK and while certainly not as beautiful as the Sephora collections, they do the job. They have no mirror, which to me isn't a big deal as I very rarely use the mirrors in palettes anyways but I guess it would have been handy. The actual palettes come inside a cardboard case which is almost identical to the palette.




The eyeshadow pans are huge by the way, this ain't no small palette! They are very similar in size to the Sugarpill eyeshadows, so you are getting a lot of product here which is nice. Do you ever get eyeshadow palette and are surprised by how small they are *ahem Nars!* You won't have that problem here, trust me!


Sadly here is my smashed Midnight hour palette VS Sugarpill Burning Heart just to show the similarities in size.
The Enchanted Kiss palette is inspired by 3 of the most famous Disney Princesses
Aurora, Cinderella and Snow White!


Stock photo (Just to show you the colours as my palette is smashed :( ) But very very true to real life!

One negative to the palette I suppose is the lack of any names. While the palette itself is called Enchanted Kiss, the eyeshadows are simply called Eyeshadow #1, Eyeshadow #2 and so on. I would have loved a bit more thought process, such as names based on the Princesses or a little insight into why they picked the colours, for example the peachy pink could represent Aurora's dress or something. It does make the palette less special in my opinion and I think Disney lovers would really appreciate the palette more with unique and fun eyeshadow names. Another thing, my eyeshadows didn't come in the order you see in the stock photo or on the palette. Not such a big deal but I do think Disney should pay attention to the little details :)



Wanna see some swatches?


Eyeshadow #1 - This is a beautiful peachy pink and very wearable on the eyes suprisingly. I find pinks funny on the eye as they can really make you look poorly or sore, but this one is nice. Its pretty pigmented for a pink too!
Eyeshadow #2 - This shade is a really nice sparkly dark brown. Decently pigmented with a gorgeous gold sparkle to it which doesn't fall out. I find the gold sparkle doesn't translate onto the lid very well as it often gets blended away, but when packed all over the lid its definitely noticable.
Eyeshadow #3 - Creamy white. I like shades like this just for throwing onto the lid or to blend out with. Its pretty well pigmented and really completes the palette.
Eyeshadow #4 - This shade is a decently pigmented warm brown. I love shades like this for contouring the eye socket or putting into the crease. Its nicely pigmented and easy to blend.

The eyeshadows suprised me as I have to say I wasn't expecting the best formula. They are incredibly soft but therefore easily breakable, so I wouldn't say these are travel friendly in the slightest. Even when putting your brush in, be gentle as I've had a lot of breakage by simply putting my brush in the pan. I think you do need to use a primer with these to get the best payoff you can but other than that they are pretty decent! They blend nicely and go on evenly. I can't complain about the formula at all! I really like that you have a full look in this palette, with crease shades, lid shades, blending out shades and a highlight. It makes the palette versatile and easy to have an everyday look in one place, which I do think Disney was going for here. Overall I think Disney did a great job, its not easy to create a good pink eyeshadow or even decent mattes, so I have to applaud them. I do think the UK Disney Store needs to work on their packaging though, jeez guys, you really think an eyeshadow palette is going to survive a huge box and no bubble wrap?! But other than that I'm excited to receive the proper palette *hopefully* in one piece from Jane. Thank you Jane!

If you are in the US, you can order this palette from the Disney Store here for $27.95 - which I do think is steep! The palette cost me £6 in the UK Disney Store sale but it is currently out of stock and not due to come back. This palette is also available to buy at Disneyworld and Disneyland California. 

What do you think? Is this something you'd pick up? What do you think of Beautifully Disney? 

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Comments

  1. When I saw this post I anticipated a palette a lot better than this, the colours do look lovely, but like you say, the names are slightly disappointing!

    This is a really good detailed review, glad I've read it now!

    Holly
    www.alongcamehollyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thats a shame it didn't live upto your expectations, it exceeded mine but it does have its flaws. I do hope Disney address some of them but I do think they started well :)

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  2. I was excited for these, but not so much. I'm disappointed that they don't have names for their eyeshadows. And the packaging is extremely close to SugarPill. More so than I thought it would be.


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    1. It is very similar to Sugarpill! I love sugarpill packaging though, its so different to other plain boxy palettes so I'm all for Disney doing it that way! But yes, Disney need to get on the eyeshadow names pronto!

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  3. I really love the colors and think I'll end up getting one since I love Disney. I also wish the shadows had names. Shame they're so fragile xx

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    1. I'm seeing a lot of people wish they had names! I think its pretty important!

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  4. Oh no that's rubbish they got to you all broken. You really think with all the breakable products Disney sell, they'd have learnt what needs bubble wrapping.
    I saw these a few weeks ago in the Liverpool Disney store and was super tempted to get them but I was unsure of the quality and didn't want to spend to find out they were really badly pigmented. Kicking myself now. Haha.

    Hope you get your other ones all fine, and they (Disney) at least refunded you for these ones.

    Juyey xx

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    1. YES! I couldn't believe it wasn't bubble wrapped. I have to say Disney have dealt with this really badly :( I haven't heard from them about my refund and/or replacements in two weeks now from the original standard email. :(
      You should definitely check back to see if they have anymore! Its worth it :)

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  5. Ah man, so sorry about the way they were delivered to you! I think I'm going to go to the Disney store in Times Square and see if they have any of these palettes in stock. May just ring them up right now, actually, haha! Such a shame they didn't give the colors names - it's almost the best part!!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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    1. Thanks Jess :( It does suck! You definitely should get your hands on them as a fellow disney lover :) Hopefully Disney will start using names soon, they definitely need it!

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  6. Ooh, I love palettes with colors like the princess one... it looks like you could do your brows if you have dark hair, and perhaps the pink shadow could double as blush? I like MacGuyver-able makeup :)

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    1. I have used the matte brown for my brows and the pink as blusher and they look fine! I can even contour with the matte brown too! Pretty awesome :)

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