Tanya Burr Fairytale Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone,

Until recently I had never really bothered with eyeshadows, mainly because I wasn’t very good at applying them and always ended up looking like I’d got a black eye! However, after watching tons of tutorials and hours of practice I’m finally getting there with it and so obviously I have become a bit obsessed with buying new products to help me perfect a whole load of different looks.

The latest addition to my collection is the Fairytale eyeshadow palette by Tanya Burr. I really like quads like this one as I find them so easy to use and I know the colours will complement each other well. In this palette you get a pale, matte cream shade called Cream Tea which is perfect for highlighting the brow bone and a matte brown shade called Velvet Cushion. Alohomora is a slightly darker brown shade with a bit of shimmer to it and Witches Cat completes the set and is a black eyeshadow that’s perfect for creating a dramatic smoky eye. There’s also a cute heart shaped mirror which I always find useful for when I’m on the go.

I was a bit nervous about using this palette for the first time as the eyeshadows are a lot darker than I would normally go for and I was worried about ending up with that black eye look again. However, I was pleasantly surprised and found that the eyeshadows had great pigmentation and blended really easily as well. I was so happy with my look that I was telling anyone that would listen about how I’d ventured out of my comfort zone and created a look I was really pleased with! This palette is definitely one I’d used more for a night out rather than daytime with the colours being darker but I’ve used it quite a few times now and have been really impressed. My eye makeup has stayed in place until I’ve got home without any sign of fading or smudging but then I didn’t have to scrub or spend an age trying to get it off.

As with the Tanya Burr cheek palette that I reviewed here, I’m not 100% sold on the packaging. I think the design is cute and for £6 you can’t expect too much but for me it doesn’t have a wow factor. I’s definitely one that is aimed at the younger market and I probably would have loved it more a few years ago.

I would definitely buy more of Tanya Burr’s makeup and have my eye on the Hollywood palette next. Although they don’t really compare to my Naked palette or my Laura Mercier eyeshadows, I do think they hold their own against the other high street brands and they are perfect for experimenting with new looks without splashing out.

Have you tried any of the Tanya Burr eyeshadow palettes? What are your thoughts on them?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


  1. The pigmentation is not as strong in your swatches but I think it would be a great quad for anyone who is learning or experimenting to use eyeshadows. I was the same earlier this year but after practising almost everyday, these days I am more daring to wear eyeshadows with heavier pigmentation. The quad shades are lovely though, perfect for everyday. Great review, Hannah!

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    1. Thank you Shireen :) I'm glad you liked it! I think the pigmentation is better in the darker shades, especially Wiches Cat, and although it's not amazing it was definitely much better than I thought it was going to be considering the price. I have enjoyed experimenting with eyeshadows though and hopefully I'll continue to improve with them! X