Nicol Concilio is not someone who I follow religiously, but when she announced her collaboration with Violet Voss, I was instantly in love with the shades she had created. The Violet Voss x Nicol Concilio palette contains a gorgeous array of warm toned shades, from mattes, to shimmers and even some iridescent shades, which are particularly stunning.
The shade selection is perfect for Autumn, featuring burnt orange tones and golden browns. I tend to go a bit lighter on my eye make-up in the summer. But as soon as the Autumn comes around, I find myself looking to replicate the mood of the season with my make-up. There's also a surprise pop of royal blue in the shade 'Pingy', which makes for an exciting addition.
One combination that I am loving is Boop-Bop and Chawwcolate through the crease, with Palm Tree across the lid. And another to try is Hey Girl through the crease and Victoria on the lid, with Nicol layered in the centre, for stunning sunset vibes.
Violet Voss is a brand I hadn't tried previously, and I was not disappointed. Unfortunately, there are not many places you can purchase their products from within the UK, which may be why their products don't get as much recognition as they deserve. However you can pick up the Violet Voss x Nicol Concilio palette up on Cult Beauty.
The formulation of these Violet Voss shadows is really beautiful, and different from anything I have used before. The fallout is next to none, on the shimmer shades especially, and they are extremely blend-able.
The eye-shadows are enriched with jojoba oil, which lends to their buttery smooth texture and flawless application. Upon dipping your brush into the shimmer shades, you could almost be mistaken to believe that they are cream eye-shadows, as the formula is just so smooth.
Some of the most stunning options in the palette are the 4 iridescent shades, NYC, Glorious, GiGi and Palm Tree. These shades bring an element of fun to any eye shadow look and are a fantastic addition to an already stunning palette.
Although on first use, it can be hard to tell how the iridescent colours are going to come out on on the lid. They are a little unpredictable, but that is to be expected with the nature of the shades. If it's a really precise colour for your eye-shadow look that you're after, I would recommend to avoid the iridescent options from the palette. At least until you have used them a few times and are really confident in the tones you are going to get.
Not only do these eye-shadows blend perfectly, they last all day too. And of course the packaging is a rainbow holographic dream. I really am so impressed with the Violet Voss eye-shadows and shade range that Nicol has curated. I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for more releases from Violet Voss in the future.
From L-R: Chawwcolate, Hey Girl, Blou, Hangry, Daisy, Mars, Pizza, Bruh, Zo-Zo, NYC.
From L-R: Retrograde, Pingy, Boop-Bop, Victoria, LA, Palm Tree, GiGi, Sagittarius, Nicol, Glorious.