Boots Wizarding World Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2019 Review

Boots Wizarding World Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2019 Review

The Wizarding World Harry Potter Advent calendar costs £35 from Boots. I can’t find any info on if it’s cruelty-free and while none of the ingredients is not vegan, a few flags as probably not. If you’re vegan, I’d pass to be on the safe side.

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It goes without saying at this point, there are spoilers ahead.

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Harry Potter Wizarding World Slytherin Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Harry Potter Wizarding World Slytherin Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

At this point, I have to state I can’t hate anyone who’s sick of Harry Potter. It’s a cultural phenomenon at this point in the same way Star Wars is. I myself who stayed up to buy the books as soon as they came out, as someone who went in costume to the films I am getting a little tired of the way it’s saturated our culture.

But then again it means we get things like these palettes from The Wizarding World Exclusively Boots.

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Sadly for me, that’s really where the joy ends.

Harry-Potter-Wizarding-World-Slytherin-Palette-InsideThere are of course 4 palettes, one for the Gryffindors, Slytherins, Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs. They cost £12.50 each and are currently available at Boots in the Christmas 3 for 2. They have 6 x 1.2g of shadow and expire 12 months from opening. They are not vegan-friendly. Ingredients are listed towards the end of the post.

The problem with these palettes is not so much the design. It’s simple and I prefer the cardboard packaging, it’s much more environmentally friendly. It’s more along the lines of the shadows themselves. Of course, each palette is really limited by the fact they’ve tried to stick to the colours of each house.
The Slytherin Palette is also very limited in the fact that all of them bar one shadow is a shimmer shade. That happens to be the black shade. Now I am a shimmer fan but it’s not really practical for everyday use. It would have been better to have at least one more neutral in a matte colour.
There’s also a strange combination of cool and warm in the palette. A very cool toned silver with a golden toned neutral and a golden shift on a warm green. It’s not the best combination.
It’s also not really great unless you’re of the beige persuasion.

Then there’s the performance of the shadows themselves.

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They finger swatch very well but I found them quite hard to pick up on a brush and then blend on the eye. They foil incredibly but as I said they’re all shimmer so that’s really not practical.

In all, I’m not a massive fan of this palette and have been unable to swatch the others. For me, it’s a nice gift for your Harry Potter fan that’s kinda into makeup. If they’re really into it, then pass and go for the brushes.

Slytherin Palette Ingredients 
Shade: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Zinc stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin oxide, [+/- (May contain) CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 lake), CI 77491 (Iron oxides), CI 42090 (Blue 1 lake), CI 77492 (Iron oxides), CI 77499 (Iron oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese violet), CI 77510 (Ferric ferrocyanide), CI 75470(Carmine)].

Shade: 6
Mica, Dimethicone, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Talc, Zinc stearate, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77499 (Iron oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron oxides).

Did you get this one? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Wizarding World Swish and Flick Brush​ Set Review

Wizarding World Swish and Flick Brush​ Set Review

The Wizarding World Swish and Flick Brush set is available from Boots for £20. It’s part of the Christmas gift sets, so part of the 3 for 2. It is cruelty-free and vegan.

This is a set of Five brushes with handles in the shape of characters wands.  The handles are made of metal and quite heavy but as a result, feel-good quality. on a couple of them due to the shape, mostly Voldemorts wand, they can be a little awkward to hold. It’s a minor thing but I think that his wand might have been better for the highlighter as you need to use it less. They’re also duo-fibre, which helps with the blending aspects of the brushes.

So let us look at the wands/brushes.

  • Voldemorts Eyeshadow Brush – This one is best at placement and blending. It’s got a nice pointed tip which means you can place product and blend it out.
  • Ron Wesley Fan Brush – It’s a fan brush for highlighter. It picks up product well.
  • Hermione Liner Brush – Good for liquid liners and detail work, the small tip if this is good for a precise line.
  • Harry Potter Crease Brush – This one is an angled shadow brush, I use this one more for placing outer corner colour than anything else.
  • Dumbledore Shading Brush – Nice soft bristles make this good for the job but I also find it useful for deepening my crease colour.

I like these brushes. They’re sold and good quality. I definitely recommend these for your harry potter fan.

You can get yours at Boots for £20.

 

Wizarding World Harry Potter Hogwarts House Handcream

Wizarding World Harry Potter Hogwarts House Handcream

The Harry Potter Hogwarts House Handcream set is £10 from Boots. It’s part of the Boots 3 for 2 offer. It’s cruelty-free but not vegan. There’s 75 ml of product in each and has a 24-month shelf life once opened.

There’s not a lot to say about these hand creams. They sink in well and make my hands feel soft. For hand creams they’re great.
I like the design on these. It’s very simple but classic and I like it very much. These are something I’d be quite happy to pull out of my handbag.

Each of the creams has a slightly different scent.

  • Gryffindor – Bergamot, Lime and Verbena
  • Slytherin – Bergamot and Jupiter
  • Ravenclaw – Tuberose, Jasmin and Rose
  • Hufflepuff – Grapefruit, Lemon and Orange

These scents are pleasant but not overpowering.

They’re well worth it for keeping your hand moisturised for the next year.

If you like to get a set they’re available at Boots for £10.