Frontcover’s makeup collections were first launched in winter 2008 and were instantly popular for their colourful baked powder eyeshadows and the innovative Shadowline, which allows you to turn eyeshadow into eyeliner. We were very excited to try out Frontcover’s To Go eyeshadow set from their limited edition winter 2010 collection. To Go is a portable colour collection with 20 removable eyeshadows. Four of your favourite can be placed in the limited edition compact ideal for, as the name suggests, those on the go!
The set also contains a brilliant double-ended eyeshadow brush and application instructions on how to achieve the latest runway looks from Frontcover’s makeup artist Leanne Shaw. Although most of the colours are singular, some contain two complimentary shades to help you achieve a certain look – so in total there are actually 25 different colours in the box. The eyeshadows are a mix of domed baked and pressed powders in both shimmery and matt finishes. Also included are 3 of Frontcover’s new Twinkle powders which are infused with reflective glitter (as opposed to just being sprayed on top).
We were really impressed with how easily the eyeshadows brushed on, their quality and colour density; the statement matt shades provide rich colour while the shimmering shades give lustrous silky colour – some frosty, some pearly and some iridescent.
A JMA we know how hard it is to find eyeshadows with long-staying power so were pleased that these stayed looking fresh without creasing for hours and, when applied over an eyeshadow base, could hardly be removed! They are also very versatile and great to use as eyeliners – either using the narrow end of the applicator brush for a soft look or with the ingenious Shadowline for a liquid liner effect.
We can’t get enough of this range which spoils you for choice of colours. The neutrals are great for work and day – not dull or hard to see; as are the rich copper, red and brown tones; we also loved the bright and shimmering greens and blues for a more colourful look. But our particular favourites have to be the Twinkle shadows in grape, black and gold which really do sparkle and are an ideal party look for Christmas.
The interchangeable portable makeup case is another plus; large sets like this are usually impossible to take out with you in order to refresh the colours you are wearing! But being able to pop the colours you want in the case is superb for the twenty-first century lady on the go.
Price and Packaging
The packaging is both trendy and glam in black with photos of fashion looks (below the photos are step-by-step instructions of how to recreate the look). The sleek black portable compact comes with a mirror and room for 4 interchangeable eyeshadows, as well as a slot for the eyeshadow application brush.
Frontcover products are on sale in selected Boots stores, on www.boots.com and available worldwide from www.bodycare2000.co.uk. This colour collection is priced at £35 which is excellent value.
Anyone who loves to experiment with eyeshadow colours and textures and colour co,ordinate their look, whether day or night, will absolutely love this set. It really is a trend-setting collection allowing you to achieve looks hot off the catwalk. Furthermore, the set is exceptionally good value for such a wide range of high quality eyeshadows. So, what are you waiting for?