4 May 2016


Born and raised in Denmark, but having now lived in Australia for a decade and a half, I naturally do miss my home country - except for the very cold winter - although a calm winter's day where everything is covered in a layer of white fluffy show does have its charm! Drawing inspiration from these calm nights Colour Theory has launched its Nordic Light Winter collection, which includes a mix of neutral and soft tones.

The collection includes among others;

  • Multi-Coloured Colour Corrector
  • Ice Ice Baby Eye Shadow
  • Plump Mascara
  • Jumbo Lipcrayons in Rosewood and Red-Y-Or Not
  • Creamy Lipsticks in Bittersweet and Siren
  • Nail Polishes in Cashmere Kisses, Snow Bunny, Minted and Apres Ski

The Multi-Coloured Corrector is a pressed powder that is designed to prime and set your makeup, as well as yo can use it to blot your face during the day to combat and control any shine. The powder is off-white in shade and features a spectrum of different colours including green to neutralise any redness, orange to brighten brown spots and even skin tone, purple to diffuse under tones as well as pink to dull spots. In short, a very clever all-in-one. And the powder does work very well to rid your face of the afternoon shine, and in my case also help disguise the increasing pigmentation and make my skin appear at least a little more even. Already using a myriad of skincare and makeup products, it is always nice with a true multi-tasker.

The Eyeshadow in Ice Ice Baby is a compact containing 5 different dusty shades including a pale peach, pale dusty rose, pale dusty mid-beige, pale blue, as well as in the centre, a pale dusty mid brown shade.

I admit to rarely using pastel shades, neither on my lips or eyes, but I do say that the combination between one of the pastel shades and the brown shade is beautiful. The shadows all have a light shimmery sheen, but it is very subtle. The shades are not extremely pigmented, but you can make them more bold by applying them with a wet brush, and hence build them up a little, but overall it is a good palette for a subtle everyday use.

The Plump Mascara has a very large brush that makes it very easy to coat every single last to give it more volume and length, all without clumping or making the lashes feel stiff. It does claim to give thick dramatic lashes, and while I don't quite agree with the 'dramatic' part, it certainly does give the lashes noticeable length and volume. I also love the fact that it is free from preservatives, fragrances and parabens, so it is perfect for my very sensitive eyes.

The Jumbo Lip Crayons are as the name suggests lipsticks in crayon format, which I really love as they are so quick and easy to apply, no lip liner needed, as well as no need to ever sharpen as they simply twist up when more is needed. The crayons are quite pigmented and feel soft and smooth on the lips, lasting a few hours, before you need to reapply. The shade Rosewood is a dusty rose shade that is very wearable for everyday use, while Red-Y-Or Not is a nice warm red Shade, both two colours that I really love and know I'll be reaching for in the coming months.

The Creamy Lipsticks are, as the name suggests, a quite creamy lipstick that feels very soft and almost lipbalm-like on the lips as it feels so moisturising too. It does mean that the wear is not quite as good and it wears off in just a few hours, but then, I do prefer having to reapply, than a longwearing lipstick that dries out the lips, although the darker the shade, the longer the wear. The shade Bittersweet is a warm nude shade, that again is perfect for a everyday casual look. The shade Siren is a gorgeous bright, cool-toned red shade. Both are two lovely shades, but if none of these are for you, don't fret as there are a huge 22 different shades in the range.


Finally, onto the Nail Polishes... These small bottles of nail polish are quick and easy to apply streak-free and they dry quickly too. And considering the bargain price, they still have a reasonable wear of a few days. The shade Cashmere Kisses is a dusty pastel pink shade, and one of my all-time favourite shades to wear on my finger nails. Snow Bunny is a pale pastel lavender shade, while Minted is a pale pastel mint-green shade. Finally, Apres Ski, is an aubergine purple shade, and probably the one shade that mostly screams autumn. I love the idea of wearing the pastel colours into winter, but I also cannot deny loving the new season darker shades. Again, there area a huge 29 shades in the range, so something for every taste and occasion.

Multi-Coloured Colour Corrector - RRP: $10 / 10ml
Ice Ice Baby Eye Shadow - RRP: $10
Plump Mascara - RRP: $8
Jumbo Lipcrayons in Rosewood and Red-Y-Or Not - RRP: $8 each
Creamy Lipsticks in Bittersweet and Siren - RRP: $6 each
Nail Polishes in Cashmere Kisses, Snow Bunny, Minted and Apres Ski - RRP: $4 each / 6ml

Colour Theory is available from Amcal Pharmacies

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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