Oy, it feels like it’s been a year since I last posted. I’ve been trying to stick to a Monday and Friday schedule but even that seems to be too much for me. I’m going to continue to keep that as a goal but more than anything I want to keep blogging because I want to, not because I feel obligated.
With that said, here is a look using BH Cosmetics Love in London palette in different lighting.
I’m surprised at how much I’m loving this cool toned palette. It’s been so easy to combine shades and they’re so wearable.
I’m not sure what it is about the brand but whenever Violet Voss comes out with a palette I need it.
I managed to hold off on the Flamingo Palette until a couple of months ago when it was on sale through Boxycharm (Violet Voss’s shipping is OUTRAGEOUS). Even then it took me this long to use the palette.
I’ve become a lot more comfortable with color over this last year so I was eager to use Beach Ball.
I started with Lemonade, added Beach Ball then tried to darken with Sandals because I wasn’t feeling confident enough to pull off the green.
I immediately regretted adding Sandals but I kept going and added Tidal Wave, over NYX glitter primer. Once Tidal Wave was down I darkened the outer third with Beach Ball again and loved the result.
I have to remind myself to trust the process and I’m so glad I stuck with this look!
How do you feel about using color in your look, makeup or clothes?
When I first saw the ND Glam palette I didn’t think I’d add it to my stash. This is too cool of a color story for me but, a friend and my love for her shadows quickly changed my mind haha.
The biggest difference between this palette and others is that the shades don’t have names, instead they’re labeled by what part of the eye it’s recommended to be used on. I’m not the biggest fan of this but I can see how it would be helpful to someone starting off.
One of the my favorite thing about Natasha Denona is how many tutorials she puts out using her palettes. Between those and the labeling here it’s a great palette for someone starting or for a quick look.
I’m curious what others think of this naming convention. Would you prefer names or do you like this method?
I intended to have this up Friday but, I forgot >.<.
My plan is to post at least every Mondays and Fridays and sometimes Wednesdays. Check back Monday to see if that happens! Lol
For this look I used the Morphe 18B, Making Bank, palette
This is an 18 pan palette that comes in a cardboard palette and has a mirror. It’s no longer available but it was an $18 palette that I probably purchased on sale.
Overall, I enjoy Morphe eyeshadows. They are a bit on the dry side, you can see how dusty the upper left olive color is, but I find them easy to work with.
I love the way the crease colors blended together with the yellow and olive to lighten up the look but the star is the bottom right color. I applied the color over NYX glitter primer on the inner 2/3rds of my eyelid. It doesn’t look like much in the pan but it has a duochrome finish that shifts color depending on how the light hits it. This look reminded me why I love Morphe shadows so much.
I used my standard Essence Lash Princess mascara and this face trio by Pop Beauty that I got in a Boxycharm pop-up sale. The bronzer and blush look shimmery in the pans but when you apply them they have a nice finish, not shimmery or glittery and it doesn’t emphasize texture.
Morphe 18B shades: Check Please/ Cash or Card/ Jackpot/ C-Note/ Make It Rain/ Bazillionaire/ Rake It In/ Deposits
Today’s look is a quick and simple eyelook using one of ELF’s mijo quad Shadows.
What I like about these is that they make up a look without having to pull in another palette despite only having four shades. Also, the price point of these can’t be beat, each quad is $3 (on elf’s website and most drugstores)
I used the lighter color on the left hand side in my crease and the dark color, third in from the left, to darken the outter third and onto the crease. Then I used the last metallic on the lid over NYX glitter primer.
The mattes and metallics apply nicely and blend well but, as you can see, the metallics are very soft and break easily. For $3 I definitely recommend them but use caution if you travel with them so you don’t end up with shadow everywhere.
Here I am again with another colourpop palette, oops 🙂
I’m sure there are others who, like me, make impulsive purchases knowing they might not use what they buy or try to go out of their comfort zone.
I liked almost everything from the Take it to Baroque collection with the exception of the lux liquid lip glosses (3 in the collection) and the Baroque palette so the collector in me got the entire collection. >.<
So, I have this palette with colors I never use, now what. Well, guess I’ll just put some colors on my lids
I used Bébé in the crease, applies softly and blended out. I had a little bit of issues with this being patchy but I was able to blend it out after a couple of layers.
Then I applied Lounge to the outer third and blended it into the crease
I applied Secret all over the lid, first with a pencil then tapped it into my lid to try to get some of beautiful periwinkle glitter on the lid. The sequence formula doesn’t really transfer that well out of the pan.
I used some NYX glitter glue over secret and applied Ritzy over it from the middle to the inner corner.
Then I applied Noble over the middle towards the out third.
Once I applied Ritzy and Noble I loved the look.
I used Bébé across the lower lash and added lounge to the outer third lower
My final first impression thoughts on the palette are that the formulas are easy to use, pigmented and blend out nicely. The colors are beautiful and the colors story is perfect together.
Even if you don’t use these colors often, I’d recommend giving this palette a try!
It seems like the only products I own are Colourpop but it’s just a coincidence I remember to blog when I use their products!
For my eyeshadow I used the following colors : Ornate – Siren/ Charisma/ Rival/ Tipsy/ Boheme and Puppy liner. For the lips I used Colourpop lux liquid lipstick in L’auberge. Bronzer is a Kiko Milano product and blush is MAC
I added the liner in the crease since it’s been a popular detail this year and curiosity finally go the best of me.
I will definitely have to practice this style to find how and where it looks best.
I’m still struggling with the Colourpop gel pot liners and continue to not recommend them.
Have you used the liners? What do you think of then?
The Sandstone palette may be just another neutral with a yellow but I still love it!
This palette has 4 mattes, 7 mattes that have glitter particles and 7 metallics/shimmers.
I find that these particular mattes that have the glitter through them apply with more of that glitter on the lid that previous versions have. I’m ok with it so I actually still apply these as if they were just mattes.
MAC paint pot in soft ocre
Vortex in the crease to brow
Oasis in crease, keeping it lower
Canyon Loop on outer half of lid and into lid
Big Butte in outer third of lid and softly into crease
Templeton in the outer edge, in a V shape with a tighter brush. Then take a fluffier brush to blend it out and slightly blending it into the crease
Pueblo on lid – dip brush into color, spray with setting spray then apply to lid
Blend between Pueblo and outer lid colors
Lower lash – Canyon Loop, Big Butte and Templeton
Desert Sky in the inner corner, dip brush into the color, spray and apply
If you’re a Colourpop or a Hocus Pocus fan you know today Colourpop is releasing a Hocus Pocus collection!
I’ve really enjoyed their previous Disney collabs (yup, Hocus Pocus is Disney!) so in honor I did my makeup with as much Disney as possible
– Horse and carriage highlight – Dr Facilier lipstick and Shadow Man gloss – It’s a Princess Thing Eyeshadow Palette : Chip/Grumpy/Triton/Beast/juju/prince charming – Misunderstood Eyeshadow Palette: Devious/sing/underworld Tarte prize and peppermint mocha (I forgot the Disney collection comes with blushes as well as the Mulan blush)