Monday, June 13, 2016

Colour Theory: Nordic Light Collection + Swatches and Video

While I was in Singapore almost 2 months ago, I read an article about the Nordic Light and how this is the last year to see the lights vividly and that it will lay "dormant" to some degree for the next decade!!! I was tempted to fly to Iceland just to have a look at this natural wonder, that's when my partner threw some common sense into me and convinced me to put it off because a) We can't afford it as we were already on a holiday at that time and b) we don't have time!

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.


  1. Such a shame about the Nordic Lights! Looks like we'll have to wait it out. This collection seems very 90s to me, but that's not a bad thing. Just not what I'm into atm, except those stunning nail polishes! Also, that colour corrector sounds bomb, where can I buy it??
    And love the video Lily! There's something so soothing about watching someone else apply their makeup, lol. And love the cute poses at the end :P

    And love the video!

    1. They are available at Amcal pharmacies :) :) hahaha I use to watch people apply makeup on the train (this was before I had enough megabytes to watch youtube vids on my phone), it was very awkward for me and for that person haha but like you said, very soothing and therapeutic!

  2. Colour Theory is such a great budget brand! Awesome post as always, gorgeous.

  3. The colour corrector looks amazing!! <3

    Amelia |

  4. That après ski is GORGEOUS! Thats the one colour I'm dying to get my hands on but I refuse to do an online order for one thing lol Jackie (Lipstick, Lattes & Louboutins)

  5. I love the colour corrector! Such a great product at a bargain price!

  6. What a fun video Lily! These shades are just so darn pretty, and that Colour Corrector is on the list for my next shop. Love the pink lippie on you hon ♥♥♥

  7. Ooh the Colour Corrector looks fabulous! I like the mint green and snow bunny polishes. What fun products! Love your cute video, too!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  8. All of those products look so amazing! I love these softer colours, really great for winter. Never tried this brand before though, but definitely intrigued now.

  9. What a pretty collection. Dying to try the correcting powder!

  10. I saw a photo of that corrector and I was intrigued, I still have made it to an Amcal to pick it up though argh!

  11. The nail colors look so candy cane cute DF xoxo


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