Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Volume 3: Florals

What it is: 
A collectible, makeup palette with eight must-have Artist Shadow formulas and one blush in fresh, neutral, and softly colorful shades.

What it does: 

This palette features easy-to-use, Artist Shadows for endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to subtly bright. With its advanced gel-powder formula infused with ultrafine pigments, each shade leaves a smooth, even finish that leaves lids ultra-saturated with highly-blendable, lasting color. The shades in this palette are organized in trios so you can effortlessly create an emerald, nude, or orchid eye look.

Look Cards
This palette contains the following colors: 
ME-230 Peacock Blue, D-236 Lagoon Blue, S-404 Straw Yellow,
I-544 Pink Granite, I-804 Golden Pink, ME-512 Golden Beige,
ME-930 Black Purple, I-918 Lavender, I-528 Pearl
Verdict: I love this palette the colors are so fun and perfect for spring time. The shadows are highly pigmented and up to pare with Make Up For Ever's expected quality. The only downside to this palette is that there are repeat colors in it. If you own either Artist Palettes or picked up the anniversary palette back in December I would skip this. On the other hand, if this is your first Make Up For Ever Palette take a chance on it, you won't be disappointed.

*If you would like to pick up your own Make Up For Ever Artist Palette in Florals it is available for $44.00 at Sephora. Click the links for more details: SEPHORA

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipsticks

What it is:
A collection of bestselling Melted and Melted Metal Liquified Lipsticks, now revamped in six, cocoa powder-infused shades.  

Colors in the Collection (From L to R):
  • Chocolate Milkshake (peachy light brown)
  • Chocolate Honey (nude orangey brown)
  • Chocolate Cherries (dark reddish brown)
  • Metallic Chocolate Diamonds (sheer metallic gold)
  • Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate (metallic brown)
  • Metallic Candy Bar (sheer metallic light brown)

* If you would like to pick up one or all of the Too Faced Melted Chocolate Lipsticks, they are currently available for $21.00 each on the Too Faced Website, as well as, Sephora and ULTA.  Click the links for more details: Too Faced, Sephora, ULTA

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sephora+Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Pantone announced the 2016 color of the year and for the first time ever two shades were chosen, Rose Quartz & Serenity.

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

This year Sephora + Pantone Universe released four items to commemorate the Color of the Year. I purchased and have swatches of the three lip products however I decided to forgo the eye shadow palette from the collection.

Serenity Color of the Year Matte Lipstick   $18.00


Rose Quartz Color of the Year Layer Lipstick    $18.00 


Modern Watercolors Lip Gloss Set        $28.00

A set of six playful pastel lip gloss shades in
Cantaloupe, Fox Glove. Rose Quartz, Serenity,
Pale Banana, and Sunlit Allium

Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette       $39.00
From pastels to brights, this palette has
everything you need to create an impactful look.

* I  don't think this years colors are ones that I can pull off. I am not a big fan of light blues and pinks. I was a huge fan of 2015's Marsala but Rose Quartz and Serenity may be a color duo that I need to warm up to. The pigmentation on the Sephora + Pantone Universe collection is great, per usual. If you are interested in any of the items from the Rose Quartz/Serenity collection, hurry up and purchase them. These items are limited edition and once they sell out it is unlikely that they will be restocked.  

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Beginnings!

New Year’s marks a new beginning. New people to meet, new adventures to enjoy and new memories to create. Here’s wishing you all the Happiest New Year ever!
I can not wait for another year of brand new beauty and blogging!