Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Smashbox LA Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette


What it is:

An eyeshadow palette with nine mattes and seven shimmers inspired by the streets, sunsets, and skylines of L.A., plus a full-size eyeliner.

Colors in this collection:
  • Venice Peach (pink/peach duo chrome shimmer)
  • Westsider (saturated teal matte)
  • Best Coast (saturated purple matte)
  • #Sunset (burnt peach matte)
  • Vanilla (warm ivory matte)
  • There’s Valet (deep oxblood matte)
  • Drop Top (warm gold shimmer)
  • Almond (warm brown matte)
  • Nectar (soft peach matte)
  • Rose Bowler (rose gold shimmer)
  • Canyon Copper (red bronze shimmer)
  • Java (warm dark brown matte)
  • Deco (pink gold shimmer)
  • Hang (light gray taupe matte),
  • Platinum (taupe sheen)
  • Eastsider (deep plum shimmer)
Swatches:



Verdict: This Smashbox palette is amazing. The color combinations are so beautiful. There is a nice array of neutral shades with a few pops of color. I love that the palette already has the shades separated out for you into "eye looks." It makes it a lot easier to maneuver through the colors especially when it comes to larger palettes. The formula of these eye shadows was great. They were very pigmented, silky, and there was no fall out. I would highly suggest picking up this Smashbox palette. It's a great versatile palette for an amazing price. 

If you would like to pick up the Smashbox LA Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette it is currently available for $45 at Macy's, Nordstrom, Sephora and ULTA. Click the links for more details: Macy'sNordstrom, Sephora, ULTA

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette

What it is:
A limited-edition palette containing 12 neutral shades created to work well on all skin tones.

Colors in this collection:

  • Taunt (matte cream) 
  • Sophia (matte rich cool brown) 
  • Whipped (matte warm brown) 
  • Undressed (matte taupe brown) 
  • Bali (matte deep natural taupe) 
  • Icon (shimmering rosy gold) 
  • Basic Instinct (shimmering icy rose) 
  • Coconut Grove (matte deep brown) 
  • Centerfold (shimmering grey beige) 
  • Calendar Girl (shimmering golden brown) 
  • Faster Pussycat (metallic copper) 
  • Unbuttoned (shimmering deep brown) 

Swatches:


Verdict: I recently realized that I don't own any eye shadows from NARS. I am a huge fan of the brands blushes but for some reason I never gravitated towards their eye shadow palettes. I actually ended up buying this palette for work and decided to play around with it to see if it was any good. The palette is a nice update to the typical nude palette. The shadows were easy to blend and had a great texture. This palette is great for creating both day and night looks and their was a nice variety of matte, shimmer, and metallic shades.  Overall the shades in this palette were lovely but I could have done without so many brown eye shadow shades. A few of the brown shades were too similar however I was impressed by the quality of these shadows and could see myself picking up a NARS palette in the future.


* If you would like to pick up the NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette it is currently available for $59 at Sephora, ULTA Beauty, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Macy's. Click the links for more details: Sephora, ULTA, Nordstorm, Neiman Marcus, Bloomindales, Macys 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jouer Lucky In Love Lip Set

What it is:
A pair of captivating nude lip products so you can be "lucky in love" this season with the perfect pout.

Colors in this collection:

  • Love Spell Long-Wear Lip Topper (metallic shimmering dusty rose)
  • Naked Long-Wear Lip Crème (matte cool peachy pink)

Swatches:

Verdict: I do not own a lot of Jouer cosmetic products however when I saw this cute gift set in the store I just had to buy it. The lip colors in this set are both gorgeous and make your lips look so luscious. The Naked Long-Wear Lip Creme formula was amazing. The product was lightweight, highly pigmented, and had fantastic staying power. The Lip Topper was a nice surprise, as well. The product was not as intense as I thought it was going to be. It looked great on its own and worked well as a topper on top of the Naked Lip Creme. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the lips products in this set. 


* If you would like to pick up the Jouer Lucky In Love Lip Set it is currently available for $28 at Nordstrom. Click the link for more details: Nordstrom


Monday, January 14, 2019

Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

The 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral



Vibrant, yet mellow this shade of orange with a golden undertone is inspired by the source of sustenance and shelter coral reefs provide to sea life. Living Coral is meant to provide us with comfort and warmth. It emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. The engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism, joyful pursuits, and playful expression. Living Coral is a subtle reminder that coral, which is bright and lively, is only possible if it's surrounded by a healthy environment.

For the third year in a row, Butter London has the honor of teaming up with Pantone to release a Color of the Year beauty collection. This year the Butter London collection consists of new nail lacquers, a lip gloss and a blush stick. 

Living Coral Patent Shine Nail Lacquer
Retail: $12

Living Coral Glazen Peel Off Glitter Nail Lacquer
Retail: $12

Living Coral Crushed Diamonds Patent Shine Nail Lacquer
Retail: $12

Retail: $20

Retail: $24

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Goodbye 2018!


This past year has been a crazy one for me. I have gone through many ups and downs but I am looking forward to the New Year and a clean slate. I wasn’t able to post as frequently as I had liked to this past year but I am hoping to change that in 2019. 

As we say goodbye to 2018, I hope that this new year will be one of the best years of your life. May all your dreams come true and all your hopes be fulfilled!

I truly appreciate your continued support and I can’t wait to show you more beauty newness this upcoming year. 

Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

STILA Enchanted Eyes Liquid Eye Shadow Set

What it is:
A limited edition set featuring 6 of STILA's long-wearing, high-shimmer liquid eyeshadows.

Colors in this collection:
  • Kitten (shimmering vibrant nude pink)
  • Jezebel (shimmering rose gold)
  • Pigalle (shimmering cool cranberry) 
  • Diamond Dust (sheer silver with multi-color sparkle)
  • Smokey Storm (light pewter with silver sparkle)
  • Plum On (plum with plum and silver sparkle)
Swatches:



Verdict: If you have been reading my blog for some time now, you know that I love Stila's Liquid Eye Shadows. They come in so many colors and finishes. This year for the Holiday season STILA has released several different liquid eyeshadow kits. They come in sets of  3 or 6. I ended up purchasing the Enchanted Eyes 6 piece Liquid Eye Shadow Set. These liquid eyeshadows are all highly pigmented and have an amazing color payoff. The shadows felt light weight, are long wearing and there was minimal fall out. This would make a great stocking stuffer or gift for yourself or any makeup lover you know. 

If you would like to pick up the STILA Enchanted Eyes Liquid Eye Shadow Set it is currently available for $45 at Macy's, Nordstrom and ULTA. Click the links for more details: Macy'sNordstromULTA

Thursday, September 6, 2018

TARTE Rainforest of the Sea Sizzle Eye Shadow Palette

What it is:
A limited-edition eyeshadow palette featuring 8 sunset-inspired shades.


Palette Shades: 
  • Kite Surf (metallic light peach champagne)
  • Snorkel (soft metallic pink)
  • Paddleboard (matte warm tan)
  • High Tide (metallic copper)
  • Off Duty (matte brown)
  • Sandcastle (metallic plum)
  • Starfish (metallic deep rose gold)
  • Playa (matte soft pink)

Swatches: 

Verdict: I can't help myself when it comes to Tarte eyeshadows. Lately ever palette they release has a unique component which just makes me want to add the palette to my collection asap. This is the fourth eyeshadow palette that has been released under the Rainforest of the Sea Collection from Tarte. The eyeshadow shades in this palette are neutral shades of pink and brown. The formula, per usual, is very buttery and pigmented. The color payoff for these eyeshadow is decent if applied with a brush but if you apply the shades with your fingers they really pop and look amazing. Overall another beautiful palette from Tarte. 


* If you would like to pick up your own Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Sizzle Eye Shadow Palette it retails for $36 and is available at Sephora and on the Tarte website. Click the links for more details: SephoraTarte