Just an interlude from the Wes posts (I’ll just be posting two more): an actual review! You know when you’re “not collecting” things, but you have one or two things missing from your “non-collection” and it just seems wrong not to get the last one? Well… That’s what happened here.
MAKE Colour, a New York based brand that I am pretty much in love with, currently has four palettes, three of which I already had… which left the New Medieval Palette. This was what I originally wanted when I discovered MAKE (though this was the only one they had out at the time, if I remember correctly), so I kind of had my heart set on it already anyway.
True to the direction of their other collections, this MAKE palette, created by Faye Toogood in collaboration with Ayami Nishimura, draws inspiration from specific sources, in this case the “Romantic landscapes” of J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. This is probably the only palette whose inspiration I can’t quite see translated perfectly and whose direction I’m not quite sure I can discern.
If you do a quick Google search of J.M.W. Turner’s and John Constable’s landscapes, you’ll probably run into a lot of greens and yellows. Although, I did find some pieces that may have translated to this palette, Turner’s work more so than Constable’s.
J.M.W. Turner’s The Deluge, source
Here’s a photo of the process, though, which I filched from We See Beauty. I think it clarifies the color selection for me. 🙂
I do agree with a comment that Auxiliary Beauty left on one of my other MAKE posts, though. I wish that some of those fun colors were eyeshadows instead of lipsticks!
In order of the swatches, here are the color descriptions: Darkness is a sheer matte black, Cast Iron is a medium grey, Woad is a beautiful blackened navy (like a super dark denim), and Ultramarine is a cool cornflower blue.
For lipsticks, Putty is a muted eraser pink (!), Rust is a bright melon (surprisingly different from the pan), Nude is a… nude, and Magma is a volcanic warm orange.
I don’t know about y’all, but this is exciting to me. The lipsticks double up as pretty natural-looking cream blushes! It’s a little hard to be adventurous with the eyeshadow portion of this palette, but it can be done, my love. If you’re brave enough.
Here are a few looks, as always:
I’ll admit—I didn’t know what to do with this palette at first, but I quite like it. I also got kind of pushed to wearing certain looks I’m not sure I’d have gone with had I not needed to make use of the shades in this palette. 🙂 I have to say that this is my least favorite of the four, though.
* PR Sample
All MAKE palettes are available for $40. 33.3% of all sales on We See Beauty is donated to the We See Beauty Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the cooperative movement.