Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Hi beauties! Just wanted to make a quick post to alert you of this beauty deal. Macy's is offering a free gift set with $37.50 Estee Lauder purchase.
There are 3 to choose from: Glow, Lift and Detox. I got the glow set because it's mostly makeup: mascara, bronzer, lip liner and gloss. There's also a cleaner and night repair complex but I mostly wanted the makeup. I've been wanting to try the Doublewear Foundation so I figured this would be a good time.
The other 2 sets are skincare based: lift or detox.
I'm not sure how long this deal will be available. The website states "while supplies last"!
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Today I have the new Lorac eyeshadow palette to share with you. The palette is part of the Beauty and the Beast Limited Edition Collection and contains 16 new and exclusive shades.
The packaging is beautiful and comes in a satin foil finish box. Simple yet elegant.
Here are all of the shades. Each row appears to be a collective quad and the colors make a pretty combination. A double-sided brush is also included.
There's also a baroque styled mirror in the palette.
Swatches of each row:
Row 1: dream it (pearl), time keeper (shimmer), our guest (matte), impress (matte)
Row 3: my castle (pearl), chip in (matte), romance (satin matte), spell breaker (matte w/micro glitter)
Row 4: inner beauty (matte) , tea time (shimmer), tick tock (matte), real you (matte w/micro glitter)
Lorac really paid attention to detail, starting with the elegant packaging of the foil box and baroque mirror. This palette reminds me of the Disney palette's that were sold in drug stores last year, a one inch palette created in storybook format. The shadows are buttery and pigmented. I think most will enjoy the shadow selection due to the neutral palette. It has just the right balance of mattes, satins and glitters!
I purchased the palette from the Lorac website.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
It's glitter baby!
Today I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Too Faced Glitter Bomb eye shadow palette. I wasn't sure what to expect but I usually love Too Faced shadows so I snatched it up.
Let's just talk about the packaging for a moment. Isn't it lovely?
There are 8 glitters shadows and 2 bases (white & black). Honestly, I was slightly disappointed to see the glitters were not as vibrant as the wording on the package. They are beautiful, just not what I expected. The color range reminds me of the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself palette. Totally different formulas, but the colors are similar.
If you're familiar with Too Faced glitters, you will easily recognize the dry formula. They look like nothing on dry skin. You will need a sticky base to get them to pop.
Here are 4 examples of how the base used will effect the outcome. For my look I used UD Allnighter for a wet application.
Here are the shadows swatches on dry skin using the white and black base provided in the palette.
Look I created using Rose all Day, Work It and Hot Da!n
Watch the shadows in action!
The palette is a little messy to use, but it's glitter which is common. The colors are gorgeous but not what I expected. Overall I like the palette but the glitters are not as vibrant as I thought they would be. Maybe I will enjoy them more if I use glitter glue to intensify the look. I'm going to try single shadow looks for work paired with a matte to calm things down.
Glitter Bomb retails for $45. I don't have the release date but it was part of Sephora's Fall Preview sale, so I believe it will be available soon!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
I have the Sephora app and they alerted me of the new product of the week! The Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter, which is a 3-in-1 palette that allows you to contour, color correct and highlight.
At first I was mostly drawn to the packaging, a double-sided, double mirror bi-fold (or is it tri-fold?) case. The 2 mirrors add weight so it is a little on the heavy side for a palette.
Medium Dark Shift - powder side
left to right: dark contour, medium contour, light contour, pearl highlighter
Can we talk about the pearl highlighter for a second? Gorgeous!!! I was not expecting the bling from this innocent looking pink. I'm wearing it in the photo below.
The cream side
left to right: dark contour, light contour, color corrector, color corrector/highlighter and pearl highlighter.
I found this to be the most difficult side to work with. I have dark circles so I'm always trying out new concealers and color correctors. I found these to be just "okay". The orange was too dark for my skin, and the lighter shades couldn't cover my circles completely. I'm going to keep playing with it to see if I can master these creams. It usually takes me a few attempts to master new makeup.
Swatches of the creams. They are very pigmented as well I just haven't found the right combination for my skin just yet.
Overall I found the creams are just okay. While they are well pigmented, I couldn't make them work on my skin. I really like the powder side. I'm absolutely in love with the powder pearl highlighter. I don't have anything like it and it gives the most incredible glow! That makes this palette a yes for me. I'm not sure if the palette is worth it for the highlighter alone. It doesn't really have a name so I don't know if Urban Decay has produced it before. They are coming out with a After Glow Palette. Maybe it will have a similar effect for a cheaper price tag.
The Shapeshifter retails for $45 at vendors that carry Urban Decay.