Friday, August 11, 2017

Winky Lux Macaroon Palette

What it is:
An eyeshadow palette that features five deliciously pastel shades to help you create a dreamy natural eye look.

Colors in the Palette:

  • Almond Cream (soft beige)
  • Raspberry (mauvey pink)
  • Pistachio (light mint green)
  • Strawberry (pastel pink)
  • Tiramisu (light brownish burgundy)

Swatches:


Verdict: This is round 2 of my Winky Lux palette reviews. I wasn't the biggest fan of the Bellini palette and unfortunately the Macaroon palette fell short as well. The plus side of this palette was that the outer package did have shade names on it but once again nothing on the inside. The shades in this palette didn't seem too wearable to me. In stock photos this palette leans more towards a mauve/purple color story however in actuality the shades all run very pastel. The formula on these colors was better than the Bellini palette since there was minimal fallout. 

* If you would like to pick up your own Winky Lux Macaroon Palette it retails for $30.oo at Nordstrom and Belks. Click the links for more details: Nordstrom, Belk 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Winky Lux Bellini Palette

 This past month has been hectic but I am finally back. Sorry for the delay in posting but I have some new products to review and swatch so keep your eyes posted. 
What it is:
An eyeshadow palette that features five gorgeous peachy-perfect shades to help you celebrate the return of warmer weather.

Swatches:



Verdict: I had been eyeing this palette on the Nordstrom website for a few weeks now and finally ended up ordering it during the Anniversary sale. I have only tried one Winky Lux product, thanks to PopSugar, so I was excited to get my hands on this palette. My box arrived a few days ago and after playing around with the palette I am pretty disappointed with it. First off, the packaging seems a bit cheap to me. I do not like that there is no label nor names listed for the shadows anywhere on the package. Do not get me wrong, the shades in this palette are gorgeous but the formula feel short. The shadows were very powdery and there was just to much fall out to make this palette unusable to me.



* If you would like to pick up your own Winky Lux Bellini Palette it retails for $25.oo at Nordstrom and the Winky Lux webiste. Click the links for more details: Nordstrom, Winky Lux

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III

What it is: 
A creamy eyeshadow palette with eight shades that catch the light for an instant eye-illuminating effect with no primer needed.

Colors in the Palette:

  • Escape (nude pink luster)
  • Tiki (matte beige)
  • Heat Wave (pink luster)
  • Malibu (plum bronze)
  • Rays (peachy copper)
  • Compass (champagne)
  • Jewel (copper)
  • Treasure (pearlescent) 
Swatches:

Verdict: I picked up this palette at a VIB Rouge event a few weeks ago. The palette is definitely on the neutral side. The formula of these shadows is different to the previous Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palettes. The shadows in this palette are similar to the formula of The Make Believe in Yourself Palette that was part of Tarte's Unicorn Collection. The shadows are very pigmented and apply super smoothly. There is one matte shadow for transitioning but everything else is a beautiful metallic/shimmer color. This is a great neautral palette with an illuminating twist. 


* If you would like to pick up your own Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette it retails for $36.oo at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

Monday, June 12, 2017

Too Faced Glitter Bomb Eyeshadow Collection

What it is:
An eyeshadow palette with two base shades and eight multidimensional prismatic shades in party pinks, vibrant violets, and gorgeous golds and greens. The glitters in this palette can be transformed into different textures and finishes to help you create limitless looks.

Colors in this Palette:

  • Brightening Base (matte white)
  • Intensifying Base (matte black)
  • Fairy Dust (pearly white glitter)
  • Confetti (baby pink glitter)
  • Hot Damn!(reddish purple glitter)
  • Glitter Goals (dark lavender glitter)
  • Rosé All Day (millennial pink glitter)
  • Work It (orangish hot pink glitter)
  • Oh It’s On (true gold glitter)
  • Splash (navy green glitter)

Swatches:
Top Row: Fairy Dust, Confetti, Hot Damn!, & Glitter Goals
Bottom Row: Rosé All Day, Work It, Oh It’s On, & Splash
From L-R: Glitter Goals on top of Brightening Base, Hot Damn on top of Brightening Base, Splash on top of Intensifying Base, & Oh It's On on top of Intensifying Base
Verdict: Let me first say that I love Too Faced products. The quality is always great and the packaging is killer but this palette was such a huge disappointment. I remember seeing a sneak peak of this palette on Instagram months ago and thinking to myself how amazing it was going to be but the palette that Too Faced released is just so sub par. The shadows were all so chalky and there was a ton of fall out. The pigmentation was also a hit or miss depending on the shade. The top row shades and white base were very difficult to work with. Even with a glitter primer on the outcome was patchy and the shades were quite chalky. The bottom row shades worked a little bit better but not enough to justify purchasing the entire palette. I honestly loved the concept of this palette and had it been executed better it would have been a hit but save your money and skip this new Fall release there will be plenty of other new beauty products to choose from. 


* If you would like to pick up your own Too Faced Glitter Bomb Eyeshadow Palette it retails for $45.oo at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NAILS INC. Unicorn Nail Polish Duo

What it is:
A long-wearing, high shine holographic nail polish duo that brings gleam and sparkle to your nails.

Colors in Set:

  • Dream Dust (rose gold sparkle)
  • Rainbow Wishes (soft rainbow lilac sheen)
Swatches:
Pictures just don't do these polishes justice. 

Verdict: I absolutely love this nail polish set. Both colors are gorgeous and different than other nail polish colors that I own. The formula was amazing. It applied smoothly and looked great after just two coats. Also the application brush was just perfect. It was short and wide making it really easy to paint your own nails cleanly. I really wished that this set wasn't limited edition but I would highly recommend grabbing this set if you can find one. 



* If you would like to pick up one your own NAILS INC. Unicorn Nail Polish Duo it is available for $15.00 at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

**At the time of this post the set is currently sold out online but you may still be able to find it in-store.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Butter London Glazen Eye Glosses (All 6 Shades)

What it is:
A lightweight, crease-resistant eye shadow that delivers a wet look shine, without being wet. The playful, pudding-like texture applies like a gel, but dries like a powder and lasts all day.

Available Colors:

  • Icing (cool sparkling mauve)
  • Moonshine (cool sparkling taupe)
  • Bronzed (rich sparkling deep bronze)
  • Frosted (warm sparkling rose gold)
  • Oil Slick (sparkling chameleon)
  • Spark (warm sparkling champagne) 
Swatches:


Verdict: I stumbled upon these eye glosses while I was roaming around ULTA. The colors were soo sparkly that they just caught my attention. The shadows have a gel like consistency and apply soo smoothly. The colors all look amazing and don't budge once they dry. I did experience a little bit of creasing but nothing that a primer or setting spray can't fix. I actually think I may like these Butter London eye glosses more than the Stila Magnificent Metal liquid shadows. Overall 
I must say these eye glosses are amazing. 

* If you would like to pick up one or all of the Butter London Glazen Eye Glosses they are currently available for $24.00 each at ULTA, Nordstrom, and the Butter London website. Click the links for more details: ULTA, Nordstrom, Butter London

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lancôme Le Metallique Eye Colors for Summer 2017

What it is:
Long-wearing, high-pigment metallic eyeshadows without the fuss.

Colors in the Collection:

  • Bronze Rivage 04 (copper bronze)
  • Mocha Swing 05  (taupe brown)
  • Brise Azure 01 (turquoise blue)
  • Or Farniente 03 (champagne gold)

Swatches:



Verdict: I did some quick swatches of these new metallic shadows from Lancome and they are just beautiful. The colors applied so smoothly and are perfectly opaque. The shadow is applied with a doe foot applicator onto the eye lids and it dried very quickly. All in all, I am a fan of the new formulation. 

If you would like to pick up one or all of the Summer Lancôme Le Metallique Eye Colors they are currently available for $29.00 each at Nordstrom, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Dillards and the Lancome website. Click the links for more details: Nordstrom, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, DillardsLancome