Review: Scarlett & Crimson Scene 9 and Scene 17 palettes

We all know that I am a massive emo kid at heart. So when I was sent some Scarlett & Crimson make up to review, I was over the moon!

Scarlett & Crimson is a new make up range designed by the people behind Ruby & Millie, aimed at teen girls. As a young girl, I would have loved this! I was very into fashion and make up, but I wasn't at all girly. I didn't want to play fairy princesses, I wanted to play witches and rock stars. There wasn't really anything that catered for that niche, so I'm chuffed to bits to discover this range. I also think they have a really positive message: The website explains that the girls "hold confidence, individuality, love, respect and friendship at the top of their priority lists". That's what I like to hear!

Ok, so onto the make up itself. I was sent the Scene 9 and Scene 17 palettes. Scene 9 consists of a bronzer, highlighter, lowlighter and little brush whilst Scene 17 contains 6 eyeshadows, an eye primer, concealer and eyeshadow applicator.

The packaging is adorable. It has the two characters on the front and a background of skulls and hearts. The palettes close with a hidden magnet so they stay shut firmly and both have a handy mirror on the inside.

Within the packaging, the make up looks well pigmented and even. It also looks as though there is a decent amount of each product within the palette.

The concealer is a very light shade. I'm very pale (NW15) and it is the perfect match for my skin. Ideal for me, but I can imagine it would be too light for a lot of people. It has a bit of a funky, artificial smell, but that's no problem seeing as I keep it away from my nose. The applicator is handy and, since it's aimed at young girls, I imagine it would be very easy to apply. The consistency is very thick but it does provide good coverage.

A similar applicator is provided with the eye primer. At first, the primer seemed a bit watery but, on application, it becomes satiny smooth. It really does feel lovely and primes the eyelids perfectly for eyeshadow.

I'm wearing the nude shade of eyeshadow here. It's very subtle, which I like as I prefer a simple shadow, but it's like foundation for the eyes. It's a slightly brighter shade than my eyelids so it smooths the complexion and opens up those peepers.

The lowlighter and highlighter have a really creamy consistency. They blend well and dry to a dewy sheen. I'm not much of a bronzer girl so I'm not wearing it here but I swatched it and it was very light. Perfect to prevent that caked-on look.

If you fancy your own set, you can pick up loads of Scarlett & Crimson gift sets at Littlewoods


  1. This review is awesome.

  2. I'm also a huge emo kid at heart. 15 year old me (...and now me) would love this! :)

  3. craving that eye shadow colour palette :D A LOT. WOuld love to see how it looks on


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