I first saw Makeup Obsession’s makeup at the Boots Christmas Beauty Event . I was in awe of the range of colours and the personalisation feature but I didn’t have a chance to play with them. Until, I attended the Makeup Obsession Launch at Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. When I walked into Condé Nast College there was a fun vibe. The room was filled with laughter, chatter and makeup play. Makeup Artist Lori took care of me that evening. She put together stunning eye makeup to complement the bold lipstick I wore to the event. She also assisted me in selecting a few shades for my personalised palette. I had the opportunity to meet up with fellow blog pal from team brownbeauty, Tunrayo Oyewole (Styling The Way Forward vlogger). Together with Tee I completed my palette. I adore my personalised Makeup Obsession palette.

It’s still a challenge for women of colour to find makeup that complements our skin tone, on every Great British High Street. Then, once you get past finding a suitable tones, finding beautiful, vibrant colours to suit your style is the next hurdle. I’m so sick of seeing reds, burgundies, pinks and oranges as eye shadow and lipstick options for darker skin tones.  Being post forty doesn’t mean I want to be safe and neutral all the time. Not to mention brown beauties don’t all want to shop same place and look similar. After all, variety is the spice of life as they say. Enter Makeup Obsession. Its a thrill that Makeup Obsession not only offers shades from nudes to funky gem tones BUT customers can personalise them too.

L-R: St Tropez, Azure & Emerald Fizz Makeup Obsession

L-R: St Tropez, Azure & Emerald Fizz

At the Makeup Obsession Launch I went for a palette of twelve. I chose a large Luxe ME (mirror) palette. Then I filled it with: a strobe balm ‘Gilded’, eyeshadows ‘Dark Chocolate’, ‘Ginger’, ‘Mood’, ‘Midnight Black’, ‘Rapture’, ‘New York’, ‘St Tropez’, ‘Emerald Fizz’, ‘ Azure’, ‘Denim’ and a blush in ‘Perfect’.  It’s the first time I’ve ever had a makeup palette that contained all the colours I love. I think of it as my starter kit. It reflects me.

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Makeup Obsession is stocked at Boots and offers a vast selection of shades and solutions. They clip in and clip out of any Makeup Obsession palette. The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and long lasting. You can purchase empty the palettes of six or twelve. They come in different styles. From Classic pink medium palette which holds six singles RRP £4 to a Luxe Rose Gold large palette, which would hold twelve singles RRP£8. Each eyeshadow RRP£2, while contours, highlighters and blushes all RRP£3. Create your own obsession or help a friend find hers. Visit Boots online to shop and you can follow Makeup Obsession on Twitter.