Thursday, 28 May 2015

Colour Theory Autumn/Winter Collection 2015 "Nautical but Nice"

Hello loves!

I have some lovely, affordable colour cosmetics from Colour Theory to share with you today! Their recently launched Autumn/Winter Collection, "Nautical but Nice" takes inspiration from both this season's catwalks, and the bold colours and metallic finishes characteristic of the 90's. Having been in my late teens/early 20's in that formidable decade, I can most certainly see that inspiration come to life in this collection...not only that, but the Nautical theme was also extremely on trend in 90's fashion and accessories!

Colour Theory offer over 100 products in their range, with all products starting from $4.00 AUD, and nothing over $10.00 AUD. This collection was kindly gifted to me, and I have some swatches and first impressions to share with you today.

Colour Theory Autumn/Winter Collection 2015 "Nautical But Nice".

Colour Theory 5 Step Eye Shadow Palette - Calm Before the Storm RRP $10.00 AUD
Eye Pencil - Midnight RRP $6.00 AUD  Mascara Lengthen - Black  RRP $8.00.

Colour Theory Eye Shadow Palette - Calm Before The Storm
Swatched in natural light, shades clockwise from top left.

The 5-Step Eye Shadow Palette in Calm Before The Storm, is predominantly cool toned, with all but one shade having some degree of shimmer. The formula is soft, and the pigmentation is quite good, though varies between the shades. The swatches above are on clean bare skin with no primer. I have used these on my eyes with a primer, and it certainly boosts the colour pay-off. I have swatched the matte black eye shadow from the centre of the palette with a wet brush ( shown second from the right in the photograph above ). I have found it to work really nicely pressed into the top lash line. For $10.00 AUD this is a really nice little eye shadow palette, and it certainly performs just as well as some of it's more expensive drugstore counterparts.
The Eyeliner in Midnight is a lovely dusty, mid-toned blue, and glides onto the eye really nicely. It adds just a hint of colour, without being to bright or too daring, and still giving a nice amount of definition. I have not yet tried the mascara, only because I currently have too many already open, but I will keep you updated!

Colour Theory Lipsticks RRP $6.00 AUD.

Colour Theory Lipsticks L-R - Coral Reef,  Love Boat,  Abandon Ship,  Ahoy Sailor!

These four shades of the Colour Theory lipsticks are predominantly sheer, but certainly buildable. I love this type of formula, because it allows you to custom the opacity to suit you. They are also perfect for someone who might just be starting to experiment with red lipstick. Coral Reef is a very pretty light coral shade, that has a satin/matte finish. Love Boat looks warmer in the bullet, but swatches with more of a berry/red tone. It has a fine gold glitter throughout, that you can feel slightly on your lips. Abandon Ship is what I would describe as a coral/red, with a very subtle metallic sheen, that does not look at all frosty on the lips. Ahoy Sailor! is definitely my personal favourite, and is one of the more pigmented shades. It is a rich, creamy cool-toned red that is right up my alley, and performs just as well as some of my more expensive lipsticks.

Colour Theory Nail Polish  L-R - She Sells Seashells,  Isle of Red,  Deep Blue Sea.
RRP $4.00 AUD

Colour Theory - She Sells Seashells.

Whilst this isn't the most flattering shade on my skin tone, 
it is a really pretty, creamy peach shade, that would look gorgeous on tanned or olive skin. 
I used three coats in the swatch above, as the coverage was a little patchy and uneven.

Colour Theory - Isle of Red.

Isle of Red is a lovely warm plum/burgandy shade that is very seasonally 
appropriate. Opaque in two coats. Love this one.

Colour Theory - Deep Blue Sea.

Deep Blue Sea is my personal favourite... a beautiful deep blue, 
with a slightly transparent/jelly formula that just looks stunning on the nail. 
Two coats for the above swatch, and no top coat. Love.

Colour Theory are available to purchase in most Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies in Australia. They also have a range of hair and body accessories, and skincare. You can shop online at Amcal here.

Have you tried any Colour Theory products? What is your favourite inexpensive brand of cosmetics?
Do leave a comment below, I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xo


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