September Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

I’ve been getting the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus for a couple of months now and so far I’ve been really impressed by the products I’ve received.

This month’s box included:

  • Nomad Cosmetics Berlin Underground eyeshadow palette
  • Glamglow Tropical Cleanser
  • Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick in Midnight
  • Ciaté London Extraordinary translucent power
  • Wander Beauty Frame Your Face Micro Brow Pencil in dark brown

My box arrived yesterday and since today is my day off I decided to play around with some of the products, specifically the eyeshadow palette and eyebrow pencil.

I had to use a different palette for an initial crease shade but the remaining six colors were all from the palette.

Overall I’m very impressed by the pigmentation, the blendability and how approachable this palette seemed.

The brow pencil is fine, I personally prefer bigger tips because I just use it to fill in my brows but overall I was able to use it and I liked the way my brows came out. The pigmentation was great, not too much and it didn’t feel waxy

I’m not sure if I’ll try out the remaining products or gift them since I already have so many of those products in rotation.

I’m very happy with this month’s box and would definitely recommend it!

If you’re interested in trying it here’s my code you can use to sign up, or you can sign up on your own.

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I will try to keep posting initial reviews as my boxes come in!

Makeup Revolution Decadence

I picked up the Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Decadence a while back when they were buy 2 get 1 free at Ulta but I hadn’t used it until today.

I love the color scheme and based on previous palettes I have I was looking forward to using this.

The palette didn’t disappoint at all! The colors are pigmented and easy to blend. There is kickback from the shades but I personally love that so it doesn’t bother me at all.

Overall I’m really happy with how this palette performed and am looking forward to using it again and again!

Mini Jawbreaker Palette

It’s Friday!

I was definitely a little scared of the colors when I got the Mini Jawbreaker palette, especially Hot Fudge which was the only brown but it was a cool brown, I don’t do well with cool tones, but I was determined to use it!

I wanted to try the purples but, it’s red shirt Friday so I went with this to avoid clashing.

The formula is amazing, as always. The shimmer packed such a punch when I applied it with a wet brush and it has a beautiful shift of orange in it.
Given the cool toned brown I knew I’d have to pair it with a browner lipstick and Colourpop Grundge was the perfect tone!

I can’t wait to use this more and to dig into those purples!

And for some reason, when I opened up the palette and saw the cool toned brown and bright orange my mind instantly went to Converse! I’m sure the star played a part of it too

Check out my Instagram to see what else I used! @asquard 💙

Posting

I haven’t been posting because I’ve been struggling with how/what to post.

I want this to be a place I can go more in depth with reviews and products but if I forget something on a day then I don’t post.

So here are my looks for the last couple of days.

I’m in the middle of moving and am limited to what makeup I have, which I’m kind of liking lol.

Tarte Pro palette for the eyes

Colourpop Main Squeeze on the eyes

Natasha Denona Biba palette for the eyes

I started June makeup free so this has been it for June!

ND Biba Palette

This is the second time I’ve used this palette and it surprised me by coming apart on me.

I’m not sure exactly what happened, the shadow cleanly came out of the pan. Unfortunately I was in the car and I spent a few minutes trying to figure out what to do.

After collecting myself I was able to maneuver the shadow back in the pan and used a towel to press it back temporarily.

I’m not going to lie, it completely bummed me out. For $129 you would think I wouldn’t have any issues; I was able to repress it but I’m considering exchanging it anyway so I can avoid risking it falling out again.

Has this happened to anyone else?

What would you do?

Here’s today’s look using the palette

Nars Hot Nights

After reading a review on the new Nars palettes by Beauty Unhyped (read here https://beautyunhyped.com/2019/04/25/nars-heat-of-the-night-and-skin-deep-palette-reviews-and-swatches/)

I decided I NEEDED the Nars Hot Nights palette. The swatches looked so beautiful and I’ve been into full face palettes lately. I took advantage of the Sephora Rouge sale and picked up the Hot Nights palettes but decided to hold off on the Summer Lights palette.

The color is almost creamy and it’s a lot more sheer than I’m used to but I still managed to come up with a look I really liked.

Other than Manini, the bronzer color, every color is a shimmer so if you’re not OK with shimmer everywhere I’d steer away from this or have a matte palette handy.

It looks like it’s sold out at Sephora but still avails on the Nars website

New Contour palette!

During the VIB Rouge sale I picked up as many things as I could and as many as I could think I would need for a while (I’ll make another post about everything I got🙈)

One of the items was this Guerlain Terracotta Trio Contour palette in Natural

I’ve never tried Guerlain and was afraid the palette would be too small to comfortably use but it’s the perfect size!

I was so impressed that I took a picture just of my contour to send a friend

It’s currently sold out but I would highly recommend keeping an eye on it if you still have coupons at Sephora

The colors glided on beautifully and blended to perfection 😍

Shop my stash

I’m still going strong with sticking to a handful of palettes I selected for the month and, fortunately, I selected one that fit in perfect for today’s theme.

I decided to shop my stash and only use products I’ve had for a while but haven’t touched. Here’s what I used

  • Too Faced original Chocolate Soleil bronzer
  • Too Faced Natural Love palette
  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation in 310
  • Lorac Blush
  • Tarte Shape Tape
  • Colourpop super satin lip in 951
  • Anastasia brow pomade (this is one of two things I use and didn’t have anything else to use)
  • Becca Highlight in Opal (not pictured)

Overall I’m happy with my look and I’m glad I got to use old products I used to love

Here are the colors I used from the palette