Olivia Palermo x Ciate London Makeup Collection

August 17, 2015

Couple of months ago, I wrote about Olivia Palermo’s first 3-color nail polish line with Ciate London here and mentioned there would be a capsule makeup collection to follow.

Well, it’s finally here and just browsing through the product range and packaging, it’s definitely a true reflection of what I expected from Olivia Palermo…
Olivia Palermo Ciate London Makeup Collection

(Pictures: Harpers Bazaar)

Except the absence of a mascara, the collection features pretty much every ‘color product’ you need to create countless daytime looks which can also be transitioned into night time looks. The packaging is embossed with black leather/stingray design and features gold font and casing which Olivia says are a combination of all the things she’s personally drawn to.

Olivia Palermo x Ciate London Makeup Collection

(pictures: Harpers Bazaar)

Having such a minimalist yet classic look to her, the colors featured within the collection are mainly neutrals. The Nine Shade Smokey Suede eyeshadow palette has a good balance of earthy browns with hints of color thrown into the mix. I think inclusion of a matte black color would have really taken this palette to an all round versatile level.

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Olivia Palermo x Ciate London

Nine Shade Smokey Suede Eyeshadow Palette, $39

Lipsticks are also within neutral family with the exception of a classic red. These are all satin finish which in my opinion are the safest textures to appeal to a wider audience. There are two gel kohl liners in black and purple to dial up the looks for night time. Typically a ‘gel kohl’ formula would have a pretty opaque and smooth application and also easy to smudge for smoky looks.

Olivia Palermo Ciate London

Satin Kiss Lipstick in Truffle, Praline, Cashmere and Velveteen, $25each

Smoked Out Gel Kohl Liners in Black and Fig, $20

Smoked Out Gel Kohl Liners in Black and Fig, $20

Also in this collection are two additional nail polish colors to tie in with the initial 3-color collection. A rich berry red and a deep purple which offer a more sexy/vampy option to the existing line.

Paint Pots in New England Fall and Napa Valley, $24each

Last but not least are the bronzer/blush duos and although there’s a lighter and a darker version, I still would have liked to see a greater contrast between the two shades so deeper skin tones could also be catered for.

Cheekbone Cheat Blusher/Bronzer Duos in Bluff Point and Seaside Park, $32

Cheekbone Cheat Blusher/Bronzer Duos in Bluff Point and Seaside Park, $32

In summary, I think the packaging is beautiful and knowing the quality within Ciate London’s existing products, I’m quite certain the products will perform well too. If you’re a fan of Olivia Palermo and/or want to try a brand new line of makeup products, this collection would be a great option.

What do you beauties think about this new line?

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6 comments

Trisha August 25, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Hi Sarah…. Thank you for this post!! I received a few complimentary pieces from Olivia’s collection. I am enjoying them, especially the Fig Gel Kohl Liner, reminds me of the Bobbi Brown Kohl liners. Very proud of her branching out and getting this deal, good for her. Hope all is well with you, enjoy the rest of your week. : )

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Sarah August 26, 2015 at 6:06 am

I’m virtual hi-five’ing you right now for having some of the products :)) Fig looks like a gorgeous shade, enjoy them all Trisha!! :)

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Bianca August 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

I been waiting for this since your last post. I’m really impressed especially with the eye palette. Gorgeous colors. Thank you for the update!

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Sarah August 18, 2015 at 6:34 am

My pleasure Bianca, I really love the colors in the palette too

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Jeanette August 17, 2015 at 10:49 am

What a gorgeous collection! All the colors are beautiful, eye colors are soft enough to be perfectly smokey, and the nail colors are spot on for fall. Love!

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Sarah August 18, 2015 at 6:32 am

I agree Jeanette, capsule collections like this don’t usually feature so many well thought out pieces. They did really well :)

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