I can’t remember when it was but, I purchased the Colourpop “Is This Real Life” Super Shock Shadow vault when it first released. First, because I’m a sucker for vaults and second, I really enjoy the formula. However, because it was a “limited edition” release (it’s since been abatible two or three times again) I hadn’t really touched the set.
For reasons we won’t speak of (oops), I finally started using the SSS in this collection
For the eyes I used: Colourpop Candy Castle – Rainbow trail in the crease as the first color and Lord Licorice to blend after I applied the SSS
From the vault I used Left on Thread and Take me Higher SSS
I was impressed that even after so long the SSS were creamy and color rich.
Have you tried the formula? What are your thoughts?
Do you have a certain makeup item you don’t use out of fear of using it up?
I told myself I didn’t need or want this palette but here we are.
I personally love most of Morphe’s palettes and this one is no exception. Even though it is much cooler toned than I’m used to, I still find this easy to use and combine colors with.
Full list of products used:
Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer Natasha Denona Magic primer Sunday Riley Juno Face Oil Mamonde Floral Hydro Cream CYO Cosmetics Foundation Measurable Difference Concealer correction Maybelline Age Rewind in 112 Laura Mercier Loose setting powder in translucent Almay loose setting powder in 200 Light Morphe 35C Cute Shoes/Total Mood/My Pleasure /Thx It’s New /Fashionably Late Lower lash: Call Me Gorg/On You OFRA Pink Lady very lightly layered over a lighter pink blush It Cosmetics Humble (matte)
How do you feel about Morphe palettes? Do you have this one?
The upside of not leaving my house is I can play with makeup looks I don’t feel the most comfortable with. This means blue eyeshadow!
Sydney Grace: Success, Storm Clouds, Moonlit Kingdom and Palace
Colourpop Prance gel pot liner
The eyeshadows applied beautifully with a dry, dense flat brush (Morphe M209) and blended easily.
I really struggle with the Colourpop gel pot liners. They don’t apply smoothly like typical gel liners and they easily cake up and break up but I refuse to give up on them, because I own the entire vault.
I don’t think this is a look I’d ever wear out but I enjoyed playing with the colors and combination!
Primer: Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas primer and Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut primer Face: Covergirl Full Spectrum Matte Ambition All Day Foundation. I think I have the lightest shade in this collection, definitely made for more melanin rich peeps. Measurable Difference Concealer Collection. We received this in a Boxycharm box three years ago and I’ve kept this since then, still plastic wrapped. I love how well this product performs! I used it for contouring, bronzing and concealer Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder for under the eyes and NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop powder for all over ABH Contour Kit powder Smashbox Bronze Lights Warm Matte Colourpop Interstellar pressed blush Marc Jacob’s Gilty O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer NYX glitter primer for the lid area where I applied the shimmer shade Shadows: Tempting/ Flame Game/ Red Alert/ Power Play/ Trance @nyxcosmetics Fill and Fluff in Espresso Tarte Big Ego Mascara Kylie Cosmetics Madeline
The NYX glitter primer made a big difference in how the shimmer shade applied and how long it stayed on!
I have been wanting the Tropic palette since it launched but because it received such bad reviews I held off.
It went on sale this year for 50% off so I thought about getting it during the Sephora Beauty Insider sale but my friend kept reminding me of the bad reviews so I held off some more.
Finally, now in July, I was no longer able to resist it.
As with all my Natasha Denona palettes I was super happy to open this baby up and just play with it.
The first day I didn’t do a full face but played with some of the colors.
I used Gusti and a lid shade and, just as expected, it was a very sheer, shimmery topper. I wanted to play with some of the colorful shades so I used Laguna on my lower lash and was surprised at how pigmented it applied. I used Limoncello as an inner corner highlight and it applied beautifully!
My second day I did a full face of makeup and tried other colors. To my surprise I was very happy how everything turned out.
I did use my finger to apply the green and I had to get quite a bit of product on my finger but it applied nicely and I didn’t have to worry about fallout.
So far I’m really enjoying this palette and for 50% off (at Sephora) I would definitely recommend it!
When I started my blog I started with the intent of using it to list everything I used on my face in case anyone was interested. Then I realized how time consuming it is and didn’t do it, lol. Now that I have more time I figure I’ll give it a go and try to establish a habit.
Skincare: Tatcha Water Cream and Indigo Cream, Dr Jart+ Tigar a grass Color Correcting Treatment Primer: Joah Beauty Pore De-activator and Instant Prime Activator Base: Covergirl Full Spectrum in FS 110 Blush: base is Get Leid SSB topped with Kiko Milano Square of miracles Bronzer: Chanel bronzer base (discontinued) topped with Kiko Milano Sweet Honey Concealer: some super light Morphe one I can’t find at the moment (oops) Powder: WNW Photo Focus Loose setting powder in banana Eyes: Colourpop Fortune for this eye look: Ben/ Mo Problems / Fortunate /Strike It /Stacks /Trove Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume (don’t love) Brows: Nyx Fill & Fluff in Espresso Lips: Armani Lip Maestro in 101
I’m actually really happy with this month’s box! The box contained-
– Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash MSRP $24 – Purlisse Perfect Glow BB Cream SPF 30 MSRP $35 Tula Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening eye Balm MSRP $28 Tarte Cosmetics Tartiest Pro Amazonian Clay Palette MSRP $49 Hallmart Collectibles Satin Pillow Case & Mask Set MSRP $50 Billion Dollar Brows Charcoal 5-Piece Brush Set MSRP $55 Pure Heals Propolis 80 Sleeping Mask MSRP $55 Bodyography Lip Pencil Set (Pouty and Rosewood) MSRP $28
Total value $324 Cost $55.11 (to southern California)
I used as many products from this month’s Luxe box as possible
I used the Tula cooling and Brightening eye balm, I liked the nice cooling sensation it gave me but I didn’t notice much brightening.
The Purlesse BB Cream feels like a light sunblock but doesn’t have a scent. It looks darker and thicker than it applies. I had to use my hands to apply it, you can see how light the coverage is in the pictures below, it gives a nice healthy glow and does even my skin out a bit. I used powder to set it
I used all the Billion Dollar Brow brushes – the cream bronze/contour wasn’t stiff enough for my cream bronzer but I think it would apply cream contour nicely. I used the powder brush for both my bronzer and blush. The bristles are loose enough that it applies a light layer of color, great for building up product or getting a natural look. The concealer brush – OUCH. I would recommend roughing this up a bit before using on your undereye, it’s too stiff and pokey
I already own the tarte palette and love it. I used: Bold /Whimsy /Edgy /Smoked /Trendy and Glam. Also used Glam as highlighter