The Boots No. 7 Opulence Eye Palette: When Russian Tsarinas and the ’80s Collide?

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Does your Target have a produce section? Isn’t that the most convenient thing ever? I was at ours yesterday, allegedly there to buy grapes, when I ran into the Boots No. 7 limited edition Opulence Eye Palette ($10).


It comes with five powder eyeshadows (four shimmers and one matte) in shades of gold, brown, navy, beige and black. The colors, Boots says, were inspired by Russian Tsarinas and the 1980s, because, ya know, those two things totally go together so well. πŸ™‚


How would you wear this palette? I’m thinking a day look using the navy on the lid and the brown along the lower lash line, hmm…

I hope your week got off to a good start today. Was it drama free?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jenn says:

    Hey, it looks like a face. πŸ™‚

  2. BlovetBeauty says:

    funny looking palette!
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  3. Nikolas says:

    That looks like a cute palette πŸ™‚ Maybe it’d be a convenient day to night palette… I’ve never found drug store shadows I liked though… How’s the pigmentation?

  4. gio says:

    That’s a lovely palette. The colors are very pretty!
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  5. Anna says:

    That palette was created by my favourite make-up artist in the whole world Lisa Eldridge πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Amazing make-up artist πŸ™‚

  6. Vonvon says:

    Wow! rather unusual design for an eye palette.

    Gotta check out the Boots here. But the price is gonna be in British pounds and that’s gonna cost a lot more than in the US *sigh….
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  7. Kim says:

    I like the geometric package graphics – which I think may tie in more with the 80s than Tsarinas, but I’m no expert on Russian royalty. Russian hockey players, on the other hand… πŸ™‚

    You know I’m boring, so I’d most likely stick to the brown/beige daytime look.

    • Karen says:

      You’re so funny!

      Kinda random, but this is the second time hockey’s come up on the blog in the last two days. πŸ™‚

      And you are NOT boring! I applaud you for taking risks with color!

      • Kim says:

        I was guilty of another one too (one of your guest posters was Russian AND lived in Baltimore, which is close enough to DC for me!). Ooh, I’ll be excited if there is another hockey fan!

        The season starts on Friday so it’s more top-of-mind than usual. I think our ice goes in next week so I’m pretty excited. My ACL is a bit nervous though. Old + kids = weak knee ligaments. Sigh. πŸ™‚

  8. Nina says:

    oh wooowww i <3 the colors in that palette!

  9. Liza says:

    It reminds me of a Russian painter, Malevich, and his works from the 1910s…

  10. knownever says:

    The packaging on that is pretty cool. Very futurist, but I could do without the makeup inside.

  11. lexi says:

    just reminds me of that Directv commercial…” Opulence…I haz it.”

  12. mkdallas says:

    I find the color combination in this palatte troubling, lol. Like the person who picked them was having an acid flashback.

  13. Rae says:

    Lol! I love the packaging — abstract art meets makeup! :DBut yah, it’s pretty darn weird.
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  14. Sally says:

    LOL, I love that combo. Boots is pretty good. I brought my friend back some from England a few years ago, and shortly afterward Target began carrying it. Ha ha. πŸ™ I do like these colors, though. Very 80’s. Not really seeing the tsarina thing, though.

  15. Raven says:

    OOh, I love it! All flatteringly wearable colors!
    Can’t wait to see a look you do with this one! πŸ™‚

  16. Trisha says:

    1980s indeed, although I don’t know much of anything about Russian Tsarinas. I was wary about the colors, but the look they feature on their display is awesome. And $10 is decent.
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  17. Sharon says:

    I love Boots stuff. I used to spend hours in their stores in England. They have the best cleansers and colours. Too bad they aren’t carrying all of their products here in the US.

  18. Suzanne says:

    I have this one! I don’t think I’ve managed to wring the full potential out of it yet, but I love the faux 80s look, and the brown and dark gold are beautifully thick and buttery soft, and really pigmented. I haven’t played with the blue yet…. i have a thing against blue eyeshadows o_O
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  19. I just saw your blog today for the first time so was really surprised/happy to see the palette I designed for Christmas 2009 here. The design concept was mainly Russian constructivist art, the shapes and graphics of Russian art and design at the beginning of the modernist period with a bit of the 80’s colour trend for Christmas 2009 thrown in (a lot of the 80’s geometric shapes were influenced by Russian graphics) No idea where the Tsarinas came from??? Its a shame it took a whole year to get into Target : (
    Great blog btw! X

  20. Amee says:

    innovative way of designing palette πŸ™‚
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