Thankfully I had Colour Theory's Nordic Light Collection handy to live vicariously through my makeup. This collection is inspired by the beautiful Scandinavian nights as a part of Colour Theory's Autumn/Winter range. Before we even get into the review, I just want to say that Colour Theory is a fantastic affordable range with a wide variety of products under $10.
Colour Theory Eye Shadow Palette in Ice Ice Baby - $10
When I see this palette I start humming Vanilla Ice. It's inevitable given the name!
I don't usually use frosty colours on my lids as my staples are neutrals and purples. But I really liked the outcome (check the video below). Colours are quite frosty and relatively pigmented, I think it will work on all skin types. As for wear time, I wore this for a solid 8 hours, shadows stayed put at 4-5 hour mark and by 8 hours most of the darker shades had faded, with portion of the lighter shade still visible. I was amazed that I didn't notice any creasing.
Colour Theory Colour Corrector - $10
This product is a winner, my favourite out of the whole collection. I have previously used and purchased ridiculously expensive colour correctors that did absolutely nothing and ended up using the product as a translucent powder. That became the norm for me so the first time I used this colour corrector (see video below) I used it as a sheer pressed powder to finish off the look. But it colour corrected like a boss, even my skin looked brighter and I had to touch up on my blush. I was blown away!
According to product claims, this product is great for:
- Neutralising redness
- Brightening dull skin
- Lightening dark spots
- Evening out skin tone
Colour Theory Nordic Nudes Lipstick - $6 ea
Left to right: Barely There, Pure Zen and I-See Pink
These lipsticks are ridiculously pretty and frosty looking, unfortunately due to my medium skin tone it's difficult for me to wear nude/frosty lipsticks without looking washed out. I-See Pink is probably the only lipsticks that I am able to wear on a regular basis without having to really think about my makeup. Barely There (pink) and Pure Zen (nude) are beautiful colours but I haven't been able to make it work on my fairly pigmented lips. Both looks extremely pale on my lips, I think it would be a great lip product for when I dress up as a unicorn to go to Supanova on Sunday.
Colour Theory Nail Polish - $4ea
I had a blast playing with these nail polishes (see swatch pictures below), the brushes have a flat tip which makes it an effective polka dotter (won't be perfectly shaped, but the rustic feel is what I love about it). I find pastel shades difficult to apply in general as it's always an effort to ensure the polish is even. These polishes were very pretty, I did notice some chipping around the 3rd day which is quite standard.
|Ice Ice Baby Palette|
|Top to Bottom: Barely There, I-See Pink, Pure Zen|
|Apre Ski (purple) and Cashmere Kisses (Pink)|
|Minted (green) and Snow Bunny (lavender)|
*Products in this post was provided for editorial purposes, all opinions are my own.