Showing posts with label eyeshadow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eyeshadow. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Coastal Scents Hot Pot 'New Penny' Swatch

Hey everyone! Today's Coastal Scents Hot Pot swatch is of 'New Penny' which honestly just blows my mind every time I use it because it truly has the pigmentation, blendability and just general quality of a higher end eyeshadow. You can see it just from the swatch. It is the most stunning copper shade that looks amazing all over the lid. I'm obsessed!!!

Hope you're all having a lovely week so far!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Annabelle Quad in 'Grape Vine': Swatches & Review

Annabelle 'Grape Vine'
 What's that? Another purple drugstore palette? Why yes, it is. I know the obsession is real and weird, but I am still on the hunt for the perfecr purple palette.
Just from appearance, can we talk about how pretty these shades are? The shade Violet is kind of a dream come true for me. It doesn't quite translate similarly from the pan to the lid, but it's still pretty to look at.
Lets talk abut the shadow. The main issue I have with this palette is that the pigmentation is just not where I need it to be. If you really want an opaque colour on the lid, you will need to spend some time working to build it up. 

I really appreciate that there are some matte shades in the palette. You find plenty of purple at the drugstore but not so much matte purple, so props to Annabelle on that. 

The shadows themselves lean on the more stiff and powdery feeling shadows, rather than the buttery, soft shadows that I tend to prefer. It doesn't look bad, but you will definitely need to spend a bit more time working with them if you want bold colour.
Annabelle 'Grape Vine' Swatches
The final verdict: This is a fairly average palette. It's unique to me because very few drugstore brands (if any at all?) offer matte purple eyeshadow like this, however the formulation is very typical of drugstore quality. Not the best, but not bad by any means. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Swatches: Clinique All About Eyeshadow Quad

I love Clinique skincare. But when it comes to their makeup products, I really haven't tried all that much. A while back  I went to a Cosmetics Company Outlet, and this quad was included in one of the sets I picked up.
These aren't really colours I'd normally gravitate towards, but the more I look at it, the more I find it super pretty. The shadows themselves are very smooth and decently pigmented. I find them pretty easy to blend as well.
My only issue with this quad is that I wish there was a matte transition shade. The shade 'Sunset Glow' might have been it, but it comes off a bit more on the metallic side when applied to the skin. 

Regardless, you can still create a pretty and cohesive look using only this palette, for sure. I really do think this was a well thought out quad that gives you the basics you absolutely need: a creamy white/highlight shade, a crease shade, your pop of colour and a dark shade to smoke it up. 
As you can see, Sand Dunes is the only truly matte colour in the quad, and is a bit on the powdery side, but still buttery and pigmented nonetheless.

Anyway, I thought this was a cute quad and it's something different than everything else in my collection! What's your favourite eyeshadow quad?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday Swatches: Annabelle Smokey Nudes Palette

Hey everyone!
I have so many eyeshadows lying around and I love nothing more than getting to swatch and play around with them, so I've decided that every Saturday I'll be swatching some for you all.

This week I'm swatching the Annabelle Smokey Nudes Palette. It's a cute, small palette that also happens to be pretty affordable as well ($12). It's an older palette but it's still available online and I believe in stores too.
The shadows themselves are very smooth, a bit on the dry side but blend fairly well. They are, however, pretty lacking in pigmentation as you can see in the swatches but with some primer, they can layer on fairly nicely.
I think this is a pretty versatile drugstore palette, since it doubles as a neutral palette and a smokey palette; you really get the best of both worlds here.

I think this would be a great palette for someone looking for a good product for subtle daily eye looks and for a beginner looking to play around with a palette that gives you both nudes and smokey shades.

Some of the more metallic shades in the palette are actually very pretty and apply so smoothly onto the eye.

The Verdict:

I would recommend this palette for someone looking for a decent drugstore palette and who don't necessarily want the highest pigment around. You can absolutely make some very pretty looks with this palette.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sephora Collection: My Beauty Notebooks: Eye, Face & Lip Palettes

Hi everyone!
So I was browsing the Sephora website not too long ago, and of course, I couldn't help myself! One of the things I ordered were the Sephora Collection "My Beauty Notebooks". They are limited edition (and on sale right now!) and I couldn't resist picking them up.
So these are 3 seperate palettes for the eyes, lips and face that look like little notebooks! They are super cute and the shadows in them are so incredibly functional. You can use them for natural, every day looks or for a more glamorous night time look.

So the first palette is called Daily Chic and includes: 
- 6 neutral eyeshadows- 2  Lip glosses -  A Blush -  A Bronzer 

Next we have the Working It Palette which includes: - 8 really wearable eyeshadows- 2 Highlighters

And then the Ready For Tonight Palette which has: - 6 bold eyeshadows- 2 Lip glosses - A Blush - A Bronzer

If you're someone who loves their natural looking eyeshadows and don't need super colourful shades, then I would definitely recommend these palettes. They are so functional and really convenient for travelling. I can't wait to play around with these more and come up with some really pretty looks. 

Hope you're all having a great day! 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

BH Cosmetics 28 Color "Smokey Eye" Palette

Hi everyone!
So not too long ago I picked up the BH Cosmetics 28 color Smokey Eye palette and I knew I had to post about it on here because I am so excited about it and I can't wait to play around with it more because, I mean, look at it... The variety of shades in the palette allows you to create so many different kinds of looks.
This palette was super affordable (I picked it up for $15) which I think is a fantastic value for the amount of shadows you're getting. Obviously the quality is not on par with more professional, high-end brands, but I was actually quite impressed with the quality of these shadows. The pigmentation is really good and I found them to be easy to blend and work with.

I do recommend using them with a good eyeshadow primer or base (I use the Essence 'I Love Stage' eyeshadow base) which will hugely intensify the pigmentation and lasting power of the shadows.

I am super in love with the purple shadows in the palette. They are so so pretty and if you're someone who enjoys purple eyeshadow, this is a match made in heaven. There is also a really great variety of grey, silver and black shadows to create the perfect, sultry smokey eye.

I'm so excited to use this more and see what kind of looks I can come up with!

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What I Got At The L'Oreal Private Sale!!

Hello there!
So I decided to do a collective post on all the things that I got a few weeks ago at the L'Oreal Private Sale! I'm so excited about all these products because
1) I love a good sale
2) I love getting new makeup
I've already had a chance to try almost all of these products, so if you'd like a review of anything, please let me know down below in the comments!

So without further ado, here is what I got!

  • Nyx lipsticks in: 

and Haute Melon

  • Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads in Luminous Lilacs, Velvet Crush and Electric Blue 

  • Maybelline "The Brights" eyeshadow palette
  • L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Hollywood Icon
  • Maybelline Define-a-lash Waterproof Mascara
  • Maybelline Real Impact! by Great Lash Mascara in Very Black 
  • Nyx Baked Shadow in Euphoria 
  • L'Oreal Visible Lift CC Eye Concealer
  • Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser- Dark Spot Concealer and Treatment
  • Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation
  • L'Oreal Visible Lift Cream Blush

I also got a Garnier Intensive Treatment Skin Renew Dark Spot Tissue Mask, which I'm very excited to give a try and perhaps review! (I also bought a couple Essie nail polishes which I didn't include in the photos but I figured I'd give a little shout out anyway)...

That's everything I got at the Spring 2016 L'Oreal Private Sale! I left with quite a nice haul and I'm really excited to give all of these a spot in my makeup routine!

Once again, please let me know if there are any products you'd like a full review/swatches of! I will be doing more in depth posts on many of these!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Weekly Pinterest Picks: Autumn Makeup Inspiration

Autumn is my favourite season for makeup. I love bringing out my dark lipsticks and my golden, warm toned eyeshadows. I'm also really loving warm nudes for nails as well as strong brows! I picked a few of my favourite makeup looks from Pinterest this week for you all. Hope this gets you as inspired as it did me!

Whats your favourite makeup trend in the fall? Let me know!