Go for the Gold with Models Own

Models Own Colour Chrome Kit

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Attention beauty lovers, the captain has indicated we’re ready for departure. Please put away your mirrors, brushes, and give your look one last hit of setting spray. Our flight to new makeup will take us on an illuminating adventure to the UK, and the home of Models Own. And just like our previous Models Own post, we will be talking about more products from this fabulous, affordable brand.

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Palette

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Palette in Gold Spotlight

Whether I’m journeying down the street or across the world, I crave a good highlighter. With the Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Palette in Gold Spotlight, $16.99, I have three cream options to choose from. If I want something light and bright, I can swipe Gemstone on my cheek bones. When I want a warmer gold, I add some Glimmer to my look. When the moods call for rose gold, I opt for favorite Goldmine.

What I like most about this highlighter palette is the color selection. You have options for most, if not all, skin tones. Even though I love wearing gold, gold highlighters don’t always work on my skin tone. This was not an issue with this palette. The color options and pigmentation allow me to find just the right intensity and color opacity for my complexion and desired look.

I also have to compliment the wear time of these shimmery, cream highlighters, with one exception. They tend not to last as long on extremely hot, humid days. I found I have more success on cooler, less humid days. This just means I will probably save these highlights for fall and winter when the weather doesn’t try to melt off your makeup.

Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Kit

Models Own Colour Chrome Kit

Next up on our Models Own journey is the Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Kit in Golden Lights, $14.99. Of the three items I received for review, this is by far my favorite. I’m a big fan of the metallic, foiled eye look. It makes me feel like a rock star. Yet, I also find it very wearable for just about any occasion.

One of the best features of the Golden Lights kit is that it comes with a primer and mixing tray. While having the logo imprinted on the tray makes mixing the product a bit of a challenge, the primer is perfection. You really only need a drop or two for both eyes. I do wish the primer was larger because I feel like I will use it up before the shadow is finished.

Models Own Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Kit Look

Regardless, the gorgeous, rosy gold shadow is easy to apply with a brush or fingertips. It has great lasting power, and no fallout, no matter how hot or rainy it is outside. I know this Models Own Colour Chrome kit will be in heavy rotation during the upcoming fall season.

I-Definer Eyeliner Duo

Models Own I-Definer Eyeliner Duo

Our last stop, before our return trip home, is the I-Definer Eyeliner Duo in Midnight, $9.99. I was a bit apprehensive to try this eyeliner out. In my previous Models Own review, the eyeliner was a fail for me. To my surprise, this dual ended liner works so much better.

Models Own I-Definer Duo Swatches

On one side of the I-Definer you’ll find a rich, black pencil. This works great for lining the eyes. It is very creamy and fairly easy to work with, especially on my upper lash line. The other end features an ink liner which allows you to add that eyeliner “flick.” I’m not much of flick of girl, so I use the ink to fill in any spots I might have missed or to intensify the pencil liner. I also find the ink liner is ideal for my lower lash line because it doesn’t get stuck in my lashes.

Models Own Illuminating Look


Bottom line: Luckily, you don’t have to jump on a flight to try out Models Own. You can head to Ulta or Ulta.com to find the I-Definer Duo, Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Kit, and Sculpt & Glow Palette. Not only do they all perform well, they’re also extremely affordable.

Have you tried out Models Own? What’s your favorite highlight color?

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  1. This sounds like a great makeup brand. I think the eyeshadow looks really good on you and compliments your skin well.

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    I bought one of the Colour Chrome cream eyeshadow palettes, and though the colors were lovely, it was awful. The shades sheered out within 10 minutes of application. I returned it. Someday, I’ll try their powder products, but I wouldn’t take a chance on more creams from this brand.

  3. I’ve never been into using a highlighter. I guess I’ve just never thought that I need to use one. I like like the look of the eye shadow.

  4. You always make me so excited for makeup and I never feel like I own enough. I am not a fan of shimmers but when done right it looks amazing. You look superb!

  5. I love these colors – they are perfect for the autumn weather coming and even good to wear now because they match summer too!

  6. FabZilla_Kath says

    Does the eyeliner smudge after few hours? Looking to find a new one

  7. I like the light colors of the eyeshadow, it looks good on you. The eyeliner is good too, the pigmentation is solid. I’ve never used Models Own before.

  8. That liner looks so dark and pigmented! They have some really good hits in their collection!

  9. The palette is what intrigues me most of these products (I have the eyeliner, smiley face). I’d use those golds on my eyes as well as my face.

  10. I am not a huge makeup wearer. But I have to tell you, this color palette is absolutely gorgeous. It would look absolutely amazing with a cranberry sweater. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. I still haven’t tried any of their makeup products, but I like Models Own nail polishes .

  12. These are all stunning! I love golds so this is up my alley for sure! I have never tried this brand but I think I need to

  13. Just that little bit of sparkle is perfect! I love these golds for fall. I need to learn more about this brand. First time of hearing it!

  14. Brittany Muddamalle says

    I have been obsessed with gold palettes for years now! I don’t think I will ever move on because it’s just so cute and goes with everything!

  15. Melissa Chapman says

    I love those eye shadows and the eyeliner. I will look for these on my next makeup purchase which may be very soon.

  16. I love gold shimmery eye shadow. I feel so blah now when I don’t wear some sort of shimmer on my eyes.

  17. i think that set must be some kinda voodoo magic…so golden and delicious and appealing.

  18. Loving all the sparkles 🙂

  19. CourtneyLynne Storms says

    Omg so much glimmer!!!! Just love it! So need to get my hands on one of those palettes!!!!!

  20. I love everything sparkly! I’m sure my oldest daughter would want to “borrow” this one too.

  21. Amber Nelson says

    What an awesome looking eyeliner. I like to try new shadows too! Going to keep these on my list.

  22. The packaging for the Colour Chrome Eyeshadows kind of reminds me of the ColourPop SuperShocks shadows. I’d love to get my hands on the Sculpt & Glow Palette! It would be great when it isn’t so humid here.

  23. I always love matte colors but lately I have been drawn to the shimmers of so many palettes! Thanks for your review on this Models Own Sculpt & Glow Palette!