Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette

Face, Palettes and sets, Product reviews
I recently picked up the Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush palette at Sephora. The artistic packaging is cool, but I was drawn to the simplicity of a bronzer, highlight, and two non-similar blush shades. Also, this palette is limited edition and has a lot of great reviews online, so of course I was curious!   The shades are X-Rated (bright pink), Now's the Time (highlight), Jawbone (bronzer), and Noho (mauve). X-Rated is available as a single blush. The other three seem to be exclusive to this palette, but you can get similar shades separately or in the Naked Flushed palettes. Packaging This palette is canvas-covered cardboard with the logos and crown design embossed. Some of the artwork is raised as well, which makes this palette nice to hold and…
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Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Streak

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Streak

Face, Palettes and sets, Product reviews
I'm always a fan of compact, multi-use products, so it was inevitable that I would try one of the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palettes. It comes in six different shades, and I chose Streak because I liked the warm, coral-toned blush. Packaging I love how sleek yet sturdy this packaging is. It's similar to the packaging for the Naked Basics palettes, but it's a thin, hard plastic instead of a slightly rubberized finish. It also has a magnetic closure, which most of the Naked and Naked Basics palettes don't have. There isn't any wasted space in this palette. There is a full-size mirror in this palette (a lifesaver when traveling), and the pan takes up the entire compact. You get 0.49 oz of product, which is quite large. This makes…
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Lorac Contour Palette + Brush Review

Lorac Contour Palette + Brush Review

Face, Product reviews, Videos
Hey guys, I've had this contour palette since it came out in June. I'm so embarrassed! I filmed a video very soon after I bought it, but I didn't like the footage and life sort of got away from me for a while. But now, I have a review for you. You can watch the video below, or skip below for a quick overview of my thoughts and some close-ups and swatches. http://youtu.be/_a90w6V0etI The packaging has a soft rubberized finish, similar to NARS packaging. This means that while it feels amazing to hold in your hands, it will get dirty pretty quickly! So far, I haven't had too much trouble with that, but I'm waiting... https://flic.kr/p/wzNSNB Now for what's inside. You get three contour powders and three highlight powders. They're…
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July Favorites

July Favorites

Favorites, Product reviews
Hi guys! You may have noticed my posts and videos slowing down a bit this past month, and that's due to my feeling ill for probably about half the month overall. But I've spent that time in bed planning out my posts for the rest of my time here in Virginia (only two weeks!?!), so hopefully I'll be back at it in full force this month! A lot of my favorites are combinations of things, so this looks like a lot of products, but once you group them up it's not too bad.   Garnier BB Cream Combo   I love the Garnier BB creams, and lately I've been loving the two different types (original and oily/combination) mixed together. I wrote a post about these last fall, so check that…
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Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Review

Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Review

Eyes, Face, Palettes and sets, Product reviews, Videos
Hi all, I wanted to get a review up for this because I'm not sure how long it will be in stores! I've also been using all three of these products since I got the set, and I can't wait to share them with you. https://flic.kr/p/pvTG1K Shadow Insurance I'll talk about this product first, as I already had a full-sized tube and have been using this for quite a while now. Mine needed some shaking/mixing after I bought it, because a watery clear substance was coming out before the actual product. But once I got through that phase, this tube has lasted me a long, long time. This eyelid primer definitely makes my eyeshadow last longer, and it's nice and light so it has a very natural look and feel…
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BH Cosmetics "That's Heart" Palette Review + Tutorial

BH Cosmetics "That's Heart" Palette Review + Tutorial

Palettes and sets, Product reviews, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
Hi guys, I grabbed this BH Cosmetics "That's Heart" palette from Hautelook for a hefty discount fairly recently, and after a few weeks of trying it out, I'm finally ready to give you guys a review! You know how some products you try once, and you just know how they work? Like my last review on the color-changing lipstick. It was clear after one use how I felt about it, and how to describe it to you guys. Well, this palette took a little more time to figure out. It caught my eye for the eyeshadows--I love that there are a few neutrals and a few colors--and the fact that the bronzer, blush, and highlight were built in, too. How can I say no to convenience? Here are the swatches of the eyeshadows: And…
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NYX Butt "Naked" Eyes Palette

Palettes and sets, Product reviews
Hi everyone, I've pulled this back out for my January makeup basket and decided to give you all a full review with swatches. I think NYX products can really be hit or miss, and this palette contains some of each. The cool things about this product are the packaging, and that it has both eye and cheek products. The lid lifts to reveal a full mirror and fifteen eyeshadows, and the bottom compartment slides out for the four blushes, bronzer, and two highlights. I was hoping to use this product for traveling, but it's a bit thick and doesn't feel totally secure. I also haven't spent much time with the products, which this month will hopefully fix. Eyeshadows Shade 1: a pretty buttery matte ivory Shade 2: a light warm…
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My December Makeup Basket

My December Makeup Basket

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Hey all, I've realized lately that I have a lot of products I haven't used in a while, so to make sure I'm getting the most out of my stash, I'm pulling a few products out this month and using them throughout the month. I'm not going to restrict myself to just these products, especially because I'll be going home in a couple of weeks, but this will help me use up what I already own and hopefully rediscover some amazing products! Let's unpack it... Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Natural Ivory (20): I got this foundation about a year ago after I heard about it on YouTube, but found that it gave me dry patches around my nose and chin. I definitely want to try this again now that I've…
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