By BR Tabatha
Who doesn't love a good eyeshadow palette? Being able to mix and match a bunch of colours gives us a case of the happies. We especially adore it when brands offer up unexpected colours. Yellow? Yes. Blue? Bananas for it. Orange? OMG! Recently though we’ve seen a ‘cherry’ trend make its way into the makeup world. But there’s something about this trend that has us… flummoxed.
May we present you with Exhibit 1:
Meet the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette. It's super pretty. Would we consider buying it? Yes we would. BUT... does it really smack of cherry? Does the shade range give you cherry vibes? Because it doesn't talk cherry to us. Not at all.
When we think cherry we think of a sultry ruby red, a bright happy red, or even a yellowy-orange.
In saying that, we do get hints of a cherry blossom vibe, which brings us to...
Say hello to the KKW Classic Blossom Palette. It's part of the Classic Blossom range, which is inspired by Kim Kardashian's love of the pink-coloured cherry blossom trees. Again, we're not getting cherry vibes. Yes the colours are lovely and insanely wearable, but do they inspire us to think cherry blossom? Not so much.
We can't even relate to the shade name that the collection is inspired by. 'Blossom' does not smack of blossom. Maybe the very centre of the flower? The stem of the flower? Are we stretching? We think we might be...
Of course, all this being flummoxed doesn't mean we dislike the palettes, it just makes us feel like we've caught a case of The Emperor's New Clothes and we're wondering if we're seeing (or not seeing as the case may be) something that everyone else seems to be seeing... or not seeing but not caring about not seeing, iykwim...
Then again... maybe this is a case of drinking too much of the over-thinking juice? What do you reckon? Do you see what we see? Shades that don't relate to their palette's name? Or can you see the inspiration? Does it speak to you? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so get chatting!