Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Eyes, Face, Lips, Palettes and sets, Product reviews
Today I’m going to finally share my thoughts about the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic palette. I’ve had this palette around for a long time and realized I never posted a review! The details $32 from Sephora’s website Cruelty-free and vegan 4 x 0.05 oz/ 1.53 g Holographic Shades in Emerald (green), Saphyre (blue), Amethyst (ultra-violet), Opal (pink) Packaging This palette has some of the coolest packaging of any palette in my collection. It’s a white and iridescent triangle with an embossed A design. It’s cardboard but feels reinforced because of the plastic coating. It has a magnetic closure that really stays shut. Inside, it has a mirror and a smooth matte covering around the pans. It feels similar to something like NARS or ELF packaging but doesn’t pick up…
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Wet ‘n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet ‘n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Face, Product reviews
I was way too late to try out these Wet ‘n Wild MegaGlo highlight powders, but at least we’re here now! I’m a huge fan of the brand. They have amazing lipsticks and highlighting powders. Plus, they’re cruelty-free.  A lot of new products have come out from Wet ‘n Wild recently, such as their liquid lipsticks. I have quite a few highlighting powders already so I dragged my heels when they came out with this line. But, I knew I’d snag one eventually, and I had a hard time deciding which I wanted. They have a great range of six shades that seem geared towards all skin tones. I eventually picked up the shade 321B Precious Petals. I justify this purchase because it's rose gold, and I didn’t have any…
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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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June Favorites

June Favorites

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Hi, everyone! I'm so excited to share my favorites with you this month! I don't know why, but I've been looking forward to writing this post. I think June just felt long to me. I also have quite a few new products to share with you! IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Redness This was definitely my favorite of the favorites this month! It's a "redness neutralizing cream" that can act as a foundation or as a base to your foundation. I want to do a review of this product soon, so please let me know in the comments if you'd be interested in that (and if you'd like a demo as well)! L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Oil-Free I've been using this primer underneath my makeup most of the…
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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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Wet ‘n Wild Highlighting Powders

Wet ‘n Wild Highlighting Powders

Comparisons, Face, Product reviews
Hello, lovelies! I've mentioned loving Wet 'n Wild's Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana as a cheekbone highlight, so I was super excited when I found out that they released a highlight powder in their Fergie line! There were two shades, a bronze and a champagne, and I picked up the champagne shade: Rose Champagne Glow. https://flic.kr/p/qszFnW https://flic.kr/p/qbcD8H THIS CALLS FOR A COMPARISON POST! https://flic.kr/p/qbcDg8 Price: $2 for 0.46 oz/13 g, and $6 for .4 oz/11.3 g Packaging: Both have plastic packaging with a lid that clicks shut. However, Reserve Your Cabana has a much flimsier lid, while the Fergie compact is made of a sturdier black plastic (although still not comparable to a high-end compact). https://flic.kr/p/pvUFBB Color and Scent: In the compact, RYC is a very light skin-toned…
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