[[ Accessorize 'Purple Dream' and 'Aztec' ]]
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[[ Accessorize 'Purple Dream' over Barry M 'Indigo' ]]
The idea of Accessorize 'Illusion' polishes is that you can layer them over other polishes to achieve a multi-coloured shimmer effect. Layered over dark colours, the shimmer really punches through! 'Purple Dream' is a stunner and a half, which shines purple, fuchsia and blue. 'Aztec' is basically a MAC 'Mean and Green' dupe, I haven't swatched it, but you can see a fab review and swatches over at Lipglossiping. 'Illusion' polishes are basically as good as the polish you layer them over, in this case Barry M 'Indigo', which is starting to chip three days into wear. At £4 for 10ml of product, I'd say these were a bargain - I'd definitely buy some again!
So what else? Well, the single eyeshadows were GORGEOUS. Well pigmented, mainly pearl formulas - they reminded me of MUA eyeshadows minus the slighty oily feeling. There was also yet another MAC 'Club' dupe, with a more neutral brown base. Fans of MAC MSFs will love the bronzers, which in my opinion were too pale to use as bronzers (they aint matte, either) but would make nice highlight colours. The blush colours were ALL too pale and cool toned for me, which I wasn't too bothered about since they had a sheeny finish - not flattering for oily skin with pores big enough to be hiding the crew of the Mary Celeste. The lipsticks looked nice, but none of the colours really took my fancy.
Have you bought any Accessorize make-up? Planning to?
Accessorize Cosmetics are available instore and online from Accessorize and Superdrug.