I had never come across Chi Chi before moving to New Zealand, it is widely available across Farmers stores, and is one of the more affordable brands. For the price I am impressed by the quality of their products; particularly their eyeshadows!
I came up with this colourful and fun look using exclusively Chi Chi products, and if you want to find out how I did it, keep reading!
I used the Real Minerals Finishing Powder as a primer followed by the Real Minerals Foundation in light. I used the 3 in 1 concealer in light under my eyes, and blended this in using the Aqua Make Up Blending Sponge. I set my concealer with the finishing powder.
The mineral powders give a very subtle, soft finish, and I would recommend them for a natural, ‘no make-up’ look. The concealer worked well, if I bought it again, I would probably go a shade lighter, as to brighten my under eyes a little more. The blending sponge is really good and I recommend this as a cheaper option to Real Techniques or Beauty Blender.
I used the Tropical Island bronzer to bronze my face and add a subtle contour. I used Pink Peach Mosaic Blush on my cheeks. I highlighted using a blend of two highlights in the Face Extravaganza palette.
This bronzer is great, it’s quite a soft bendable colour, so is great if you are new to contouring, or just want an all over bronze. The Face Extravaganza is a BIG palette and you could easily do your whole face, eyes and brows using just the palette.
I used a mixture of colours from the Face Extravaganza palette, most of which are in the Summer eye shadow palette. I built up a neutral base with darker outer corner, then with a wet brush I added eye shadow pigment in Caribbean Queen all over my lid. To finish I added two shades of purple from the Face Extravaganza palette into my crease and to transition, then a shimmer yellow into my inner corner. I also used a wet liner brush and used the green shadow in the palette to line the bottom of my eyes.
I LOVE the Chi Chi eye shadows, they are so pigmented and bendable, and they last all day without creasing or flaking. They have so many sets of colours available, you’ll easily find a palette you love.
I don’t know how many mascara’s Chi Chi have, but I have only ever seen this one in stores; 3D Magic Lash. I was actually really impressed with this, it gave me really long lashes without any clump similar to They’re Real by Benefit. If you prefer thick full lashes, this may not be for you.
For my brows I used the Brow Pomade in Soft Brown. I love this Pomade; I find application really easy and it lasts all day. It is slightly softer in consistency than Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade, so you have to be careful not to pick up too much product, but for the price difference, I would say this one is just as good.
I used the shade Drama Queen from the Soft Matte Liquid Lips set. For the price (the set of 5 is around $25!) these are actually really good! The pigmentation is excellent, it’s build-able without going dry or flakey and the colour lasts a fair amount of time. I would say it doesn’t dry as matte as more high end products, but at $5 each you can’t go wrong.
I am quite happy with the finished look, it’s bright without being too bold. I’m not normally someone who would buy these kinds of colours, but with Chi Chi being such an affordable brand, I can experiment and come up with fun looks like this. In NZ you can buy Chi Chi from Farmers or from the Chi Chi website.
If you want to see exactly how I achieved this look, you can watch me in action below.
I didn’t use them for this particular look, but it is definitely worth mentioning the Chi Chi baked eye shadows; these are my favourite of all their eye shadows, and there is such a great variety of colours.