Thursday, September 14, 2017

Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

I'm a pretty devoted Harry Potter fan - that's no secret! So, when Storybook Cosmetics announced that they were releasing a Witchcraft and Wizardry eyeshadow palette I had to get it!


Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

This palette was originally was supposed to be a Harry Potter themed palette; but, I don't think Storybook Cosmetics got the licensing agreement so it turned in to a whole magical wizard palette. I think the colors all stayed the same, but the names were changed!


Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

The packaging of this palette is AMAZING!!!! It comes wrapped in a velvet bag and has an outer cover to make it look like a book. Slip the cover off and the palette is a gorgeous, thick book with gold foil printing! The inside of the book has a big mirror and quote in it. I love the details of this palette and I think all future Storybook Cosmetics palette will be books in the same format! (They are currently creating a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mean Girls palette).


Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Palette Storybook ~ $52.00 US. This is a magical palette featuring a custom hardcover storybook with a dozen highly pigmented matte, metallic and pearl eyeshadows. The cruelty-free, long wear, buttery smooth shadow formula can be used wet or dry. Mix and match to concoct your favorite spellbinding look.

This palette is really pretty - again, I love the details. Each shadow is labelled with gold foil writing and it is very sturdy and well put together. I don't know if the shadows are the most cohesive, but there is some really gorgeous shades included! The palette includes matte, metallic and pearl finishes. 

Here is the Witchcraft and Wizardry palette swatched (all 1 finger swipe, in natural light with no primer):
Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

The 12 shades included are:
Broomstick ~ rusty brown (matte)
Sorcerer ~ ruby red (metallic) 
Cloak ~ graphite grey (matte)
Potions ~ emerald green (metallic)
Prophecy ~ pearly white (pearl)
Salem ~ frosted pewter (pearl)
Merlin ~ sapphire blue (metallic)
Bewitched ~ coppery gold (metallic)
Cauldron ~ charcoal black (frost)
Spellbook ~ rich mahogany (pearl)
Charms ~ shell pink (matte)
Jinx ~ shimmering silver (metallic)

I do like the shades in this palette; but, I think that each of the finishes were a little different in terms of consistency. Overall, I found the shadows to be quite powdery - I wouldn't describe any as buttery. The mattes were the most powdery - there was a lot of fallout. I would suggest to not swirl your brush at all and tap off the brush before using. The darker matte browns Broomstick and Spellbook were very similar colours and were quite difficult to blend on the eyes. The texture of the pearl and metallic shadows was better - there was not as much fallout (but there was still some). 

My first thought when I saw this palette was "where is the yellow gold?" Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor were all so boldy represented and poor little Hufflepuff was not represented. Mind you, I know it isn't a Harry Potter palette, I still think a bright gold is representative of all things magical. 

If your dreaming about going to Hogwarts instead of going back to school this month (thank goodness i'm over that!), I did create 4 back-to-Hogwarts makeup looks to help you represent your Hogwarts Houses using just this eyeshadow palette! 

Ravenclaw:
Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

Ravenclaw's House colors are Blue and Bronze. They are characterised by their wit, learning, and wisdom and represented by an Eagle. 


Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

For this look I used Prophecy as a whole base shadow, Charms in the crease, Salem to deepen the crease, Merlin in the outer corner and under the eye, Cauldron just a touch in the outer corner, and Bewitched on the lid and inner corner. 

Other products used: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, NYX banana finishing powder, Shiseido blush in RD103, Wet n Wild Bronze over the Rainbow highlighter, Benefit Gimme Brow, Benefit Rollerlash mascara, and Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip in Times Square topped with Nars Orgasm lipgloss. 

Slytherin:
Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

Slytherin's house colors are Green and Silver. They are characterized by cunning, resourcefulness, and ambition and represented by a Serpent. 


Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

For this look I used Prophecy as a base, Cloak in the crease, Potions in the crease, the outer corner and under the eye, Jinx on the lid, inner corner and lower lash line. 

Other products used: Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light, Nars blush in Orgasm, Hard Candy highlighter in Pearl Powder, Benefit Kabrow, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner, Too Faced Better Than Sex waterproof mascara, and ColourPop Bull Chic Lippie Stix.

Gryffindor:
Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

Gryffindor's house colors are Scarlet and Gold. They are characterized by courage, chivalry, and determination and represented by a Lion. 


Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

For this look I used Prophecy as a base, Charms in the crease, Broomstick to deepen the crease, Spellbook in the outer corner, Sorcerer all over the lid and under the eye, with a little Bewitched on the inner corner and lower lash line. 

Other products used: Becca Backlight Primer, Sephora Collection Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation, Bare Minerals Setting Powder, Becca Rose Spritz blush, Becca Prosecco Pop highlighter, Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse, Essence liquid liner, Benefit Rollerlash Mascara, and Trust Fund Beauty lip gloss in Method to the Madness. 

Hufflepuff:
Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

Hufflepuff's house colors are Yellow and Black. They are characterized by hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play and represented by a Badger. 


Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

For this look I used Prophecy as a base, Charms and Cloak in the crease, Cauldron in the outer crease, and Bewitched topped with Jinx on the lid. 

Other products used are: Laura Mercier tinter moisturizer, Wet n Wild Color Corrector powder, Clinique blush in Plum Pop, Ofra highlighter in Rodeo Drive, It Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil, Too Faced Better Than Sex waterproof mascara, and Emani lip gloss in Social Climber.

Overall, I'm a little torn with my thoughts on this palette! It's beautiful and the packaging is stunning. The book, the mirror, the design - it's all amazing. It really adds to the nostalgia of this palette and makes it worthy of being on any makeup vanity! But, I spent about $90 Canadian with the exchange and shipping and I'm not sure the shadows were on that level. They mostly applies nice (be sure to do your face makeup after - I talked about the fallout already), but the 2 dark matte browns were similar. But, this also came with some very unique shadows - I have never found myself loving a green or red shadow and I adored Potions and Sorcerer. I found them very wearable for the colors they are! I don't know how much I will reach for this palette, but I'm such a fan girl, I'm happy to have it in my collection! 

3 comments :

  1. I'm a big HP fan as well. I definitely thought about purchasing this palette but I thought it might be too much of a novelty and I wouldn't actually use it. They definitely nailed the packaging. It's so beautiful. I really enjoyed your review and how you made looks for each house!!

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  2. These shadows are so beautiful! I really love all the eye looks you did, so creative!

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  3. I love the Slytherin look! I had no idea such a palette existed, I am definitely going to have to pick this up for my hard-core potter friend!

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