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September 2017 Boxycharm Unboxing!

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I’m super excited for this post!  I finally have gotten off of the BoxyCharm waitlist, and received my September box.  If you don’t already know, BoxyCharm is a $21.00 a month subscription service.  I haven’t really been interested in other services that only provide you with samples.  However, BoxyCharm gives you five to six full sized products every month!

I’m going to discuss what I received in my box including its price, and other details.  However, I have not tried many of the products, as I already have pulled out the makeup I will be using in September.  I just thought it would be fun to unbox my BoxyCharm on my blog so you can see what I get (since there are different versions of the box).

Pur Cosmetics “Soiree Diaries” Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00): I have yet to try this palette but I am super excited to!  I’ve swatched it and it looks promising.  Plus the color scheme has my name written all over it!

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MAC Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil in “Lingering” ($18.00):  I’m not going to lie, although I am going cruelty free, I actually switched out the Colourpop pencil I was using for September with this one.  I recently dyed my hair more of a brunette tone and needed a darker pencil.  This works but I would never repurchase this to be honest.  Obviously this is not cruelty free, but, the pencil seems to snap off often and I don’t think the quality matches the price tag.  It does look nice however.

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Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in “Strip” ($6.00): I was super excited to receive this!  I love the satin lip formula much more than the mattes from Colourpop.  Plus, Colourpop has to be one of my all time favorite brands.  I wore this out Friday night and it’s a beautiful nude.  I’m glad to add this to my collection.

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Studio Makeup “Loose Blush” ($35.00): I was probably least excited about this product but I am certainly going to give it a try!  It’s a really nice neutral pink shade.  I typically do not love loose products but I’m ready to give this a shot!

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Bareminerals “Face Perfecting Brush” ($28.00): I actually really enjoy this so far!  The brush is soft, and it also has a sort of crevice at the top which seems to work well.  I used this to help blend out concealer under my eyes and I felt like it worked nicely!

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Briogio “Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask ($20.00): Speaking of dyed hair, this came at the perfect time.  Since I dyed my hair, my tresses are feeling super dry.  This has helped to hydrate my hair in it’s time of need.

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Total Box Value: $141.00 (This may be a higher value than what it actually is, the hair mask may be a sample size only)

I hope you enjoyed this post!  Do you guys have BoxyCharm?  What were your boxes like?

Until next time!

xoxox

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Monthly Makeup: September 2017

Hello all!  This month I wanted to start a new kind of post on my blog.  Since I have really expanded my makeup collection over the past few years, I wanted to start pulling out products and using them for a whole month.  So, I thought at the beginning of the month I would share with you guys what I have selected.  At the end of the month, I will try to do an update about the products.

For things like eyeliner, face primer, and mascara, I just don’t have enough products to really switch up each month.  In addition, there are of course days when I have special events where I’ll reach for other products that are still sitting in the larger collection.

Any ways here are the products I’ve selected!

* Limited edition products will not be linked*

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Foundation:

Concealer:

Powder:

* Rimmel Stay Matte 

Eye primer:

* Essence I Heart Stage

 

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Bronzer:

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Blush:

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Brows:

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Highlight:

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Lips:

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Eyeshadow:

What do you guys think about doing this sort of thing every month?  I’m excited!

Until next time!

xoxox

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August 2017 Favorites

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I can’t believe how September is flying by!  I haven’t been posting a ton, however, I’ve finally had a chance to breathe and get some posts written!  I quickly wanted to talk about my August favorites of 2017.

The first one is the Anastasia Subculture palette.  You can read my full review of this dramatic palette here.  I absolutely love this.  The color scheme is stunning, and a great transition into the Fall time.  I’ve used this both during the day and the night and I feel like I can create so many different looks with it.  I can’t get enough of it!

I’ve also loved the Wet n’ Wild blush in the shade “Rose Champagne.”  It’s a stunning nude toned blush.  I’ve loved this so much throughout the Summer since it gives a beautiful glowy finish.  I feel like this could work for several different skin tones.  I used to love more colorful blushes but I have recently been enjoying more of a nude toned blush.  I highly recommend this.  The formula is great and the price is fantastic.

Speaking of Wet n’ Wild, I can not stop using the Photo Focus foundation.  This is the second bottle I have been through.  This is one of the only foundations I find that sits well on my skin for several hours.  It doesn’t appear greasy after a long wear time.  In addition, it’s more of a medium coverage foundation.  I don’t particularly like full coverage foundations and I feel like this is a great everyday option for me.  Plus, the price again is hard to beat.

My holy grail pressed powder was the Rimmel Stay Matte.  However, it is not cruelty free.  So, I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement.  I’ve found one in the Physician’s Formula Mineral Powder.  This sits great on the skin.  It doesn’t create a cakey film on the face, and I think it works well with the Wet n’ Wild foundation.  It’s not the most affordable but it is still drugstore!

For lips, I’ve loved a glossy or frosty look.  I’ve been using the Rimmel Lipstick in “Summer Angel” quite a bit.  It is not super pigmented but it gives something just a little bit extra to my natural lips.  These are also an affordable option for lips.

I’ve been using the Stila Correct and Perfect palette so much this Summer and this month.  Particularly, I’ve used the yellow power a ton.  I found that it was great for light makeup days when I was up in Maine.  It evened out my skin tone without looking like I was wearing makeup.

Another product I’ve been loving is the Marc Jacobs Highliner in “Violet Femme.”  It’s a stunning lilac shade.  The formula of these pencils are fantastic. They are creamy enough to glide on but stay on the waterline perfectly.  I think this color is going to work well for all seasons depending on the eye look I decide to create.

A product I finally tried and have been enjoying is the Essence Lash Princess Mascara.  I don’t buy a ton of new mascaras anymore, as I typically stick to the same few formulas.  However, for a low price, I decided to try this one out in a mini Essence haul I did.  I love this mascara, and it certainly lengthens as the packaging claims.  This is a rather wet formula so I wouldn’t recommend if you don’t enjoy a formula like that.

Finally, I have been loving the NYX Away We Glow liquid highlight in the shade “Liquid Prism.”  I need to pick up more shades ASAP.  I honestly was never a cream highlight fan but lately I have been loving them.  It’s a great way to look super glowy without a caked-up appearance.  This has been perfect for the Summer and I cannot recommend this product enough.  Again, it is super affordable.

Those are my standout products for August!  Some are new and some have been re-discovered from my collection.  What were your favorite products last month?

Until next time!

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ABH Subculture Palette: Worth the hype or the drama?

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Hello all!  I haven’t posted in a hot minute.  I’ve been crazy busy, and will be starting my first education job tomorrow!  Anyways, I need to get on a better posting schedule and figure out my life.  Butttttt, just because I haven’t been posting doesn’t mean I haven’t been buying!  I’ve been working on this post for quite some time, so, here we go!

The Anastasia Subculture palette has been one of the most dRaMaTiC products of 2017.  I just don’t get it.  I’m going to start out this review saying that I actually ADORE this palette, but I do understand people’s certain issues with the palette, and the marketing.  I know this review is sort of late to the game.  However, I wanted to use this palette for quite some time to give you my real thoughts.  I used this every single day for work for a week.  In addition, I used this Friday night for more of a going out look.  If you guys are still interested in this palette keep reading!

First of all, when I first saw this palette leak, I nearly died.  I live for Fall, and although I love a good Burgundy palette, I feel like I have so many.  This palette reminds me of late October and early November when the leaves are in full force and Winter starts coming in.  The palette has warm tones, cool tones, and neutral tones.  In my opinion I find it to be more versatile than the Modern Renaissance (my all time fave).  I used this palette every day for a week and also for a nighttime going out look.  I just feel like the color scheme works well for several situations.  It’s both on trend while still being different from other palettes on the market.

In addition, I appreciate this palette due to the matte to non-matte ratio.  There are two duo-chromes (one which I personally find to be more metallic) and one metallic.  Eleven mattes round out the palette.  I hate when there are not enough matte shadows in a palette, as I find that it becomes to difficult to create different looks.  I really cannot say enough good things about the color scheme.

As for issues with the palette (and my counter thoughts on some of them), I do agree that the marketing was not the best.  This palette was marketed as a sister to the Modern Renaissance.  While I still like the formula of Subculture, I do agree that it is different.  This palette contains more of a pressed pigment situation and that can lead to difficulty blending etc.  While I love it, and see how the colors complement the Modern Renaissance, I cannot agree that it is totally a sister palette.

As for the fall out, I find that there was more drama than fall out.  When I first received my palette after seeing horrible reviews, I took the brush the came with it and dipped it into both the Subculture and Modern Renaissance.  I noticed the same fall out.  I personally love more powdery shadows and find them easier to work with.  In fact, I tested out the palette against Colourpop and Lorac shadows, and felt that the fall out was comparable.  I just don’t understand why people were swirling their brushes around and creating the kick up.  The shadows are super pigmented and you just need a bit on your brush.

As for the blendability, I do agree that some of these shades are a bit difficult.  I find the the blues/greens/reds are difficult to blend out, however, it can be done.  You just need to spend time building up the color. These are colors that I would typically use for a night out so that doesn’t bother me too much.  More neutral colors like “Dawn” and “Roxy” work well for me, especially in the crease.  This isn’t the easiest palette to work with but I don’t find that it’s impossible.  I really love the looks I’ve been able to create.

People also felt that the staying power wasn’t there.  I totally disagree!  I’ve worn these shadows to work and they’ve lasted all day long.  I have used the shimmer and duo chromes with a setting spray so that they appear more intense, but these colors have worked well for me.  I typically use the Anastasia concealer and then a primer on my eyes when applying shadow, and I felt that this worked just as well with the Subculture.

All in all I actually love this palette so much.  I do certainly see people’s points about the fall out and blending.  However, I can look past that.  I find that this is such a great Fall palette that’s a bit more unique to my collection.

Did you guys get this or are you so over it?! let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Until next time!

xoxox

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Morphe Brushes Haul

I have been dying for new makeup brushes.  As someone who does their makeup every day with different palettes, I need clean brushes.  My current brush collection is very mismatched and is lacking.  So, I decided to pick up a few (a bunch) of brushes from Morphe.  I purchased mostly eye brushes, but I also grabbed a few face, a sponge, and a new concealer.  I thought I would show you guys what I picked up and link the products below so you can check them out for yourselves!

Sooo sorry these are dirty.  I got them Friday and didn’t have time to clean them.  Then by the time I did clean them on Sunday, I didn’t have a chance to take photos.  Of course Monday morning of was dying to use them!  So, again, sorry!  I also am not reviewing these brushes yet since I’ve only used them a few times!  But look out for them in upcoming favorites to see if they made the cut!  I will say the set is more meh but I am really enjoying some of the single brushes I picked up.  I also would not recommend the concealer (sad, sad).

M321 Bullet Crease

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E11 Angled Brow

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Y17 Deluxe Detailed Crease

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Y22 Detailed Bullet Crease

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R2 Pro Tapered Powder 

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Y14 Pro Detail Highlight

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Set 702 12 Piece Eye-Credible Set

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Highlight and Contour Sponge

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Concealer Stick (Vanilla Pudding)

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This is what I have picked up!  Do you guys like Morphe?  I think they have some good brushes for great prices!

Until next time!

xoxox

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Makeup With a Big-A$$ Price Tag That’s Worth Busting Open Your Piggy Bank For

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As I wrap up testing out Subculture (literally have been trying that baby all week), I thought I would share with you pricy products that I really enjoy.  Some products, I look at and immediately regret shelling out the cash for.  However, there are several products in my collection that I paid a pretty penny for, and I find them to be totally worth it, and most of them worthy of re-purchasing.

I love drugstore products so much, but, some makeup is just worth spending a little bit more money on.  Quick disclaimer, there are several Marc Jacobs beauty products.  In my opinion, it is a luxury brand that’s worth the money.  Sorry for the repetition, but I truly enjoy them. That’ll be discussed below.  Here are some of my favorite high end products that I don’t regret purchasing!

I first want to touch upon a contour duo.  I prefer duos to kits, as I feel contour kits are not super useful for most people.  At most, I only use one of two contour shades.  I just feel as though duos are much more practical.  My favorite contour duo is the Marc Jacobs #Instamarc powder.  First off the colors are perfect.  The yellow is typically the only highlight shade in a contour kit that I actually use, as it really brightens up the under eyes.  I absolutely love the bronzer shade in this duo.  It’s extremely neutral.  When a color is too cool, it can appear muddy, but if a contour is too warm, it doesn’t create a shadow on the face.  I think this color is perfect for a natural, light contour.  This is a product I use in an everyday, low key makeup situation. In addition, these powders are super finely milled and are creamy when applied.  Although $49.00 is a bit much, I truly believe this product is worth it.  This was a birthday present to myself last year and I am so happy I purchased it.

Another product I love is the Marc Jacobs Remarcable foundation.  This is a product I usually only for going out or special occasions.  This is a super full coverage foundation.  Four small drops is all you need.  This is too full coverage for my day to day routine, as I prefer a very light base on a normal basis.  However, I really love this for full glam.  While the price is $55.00 (eek!), I think this is worth it (but you best believe your girl went into Sephora to get color matched).  You don’t use this product up quickly as it covers a great deal.  I also snagged mine when I had a $20.00 off coupon so it helped ease my wallet’s pain.

I also adore the Hourglass ambient lighting palette.  This retails for $62.00.  I had my eye on this for ages, and decided to pick it up when I had a gift card.  I love this face palette for two reasons.  I love the shade Dim Light (far left) for setting the whole face when I don’t need long wear coverage.  It gives the skin such a glowy effect and is truly beautiful.  I use the other two shades as a highlight and bronzer for days where I don’t wear foundation and want a simple makeup look.  These powders are so finely milled and apply to the face to easily.  If you don’t want a full palette I recommend picking up one of the full sized palettes.  They’re truly great quality, and I want to try the blushes and bronzers so badly.

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The Laura Mercier translucent setting powder if a cult classic.  There is definitely a good reason for that.  On the daily, I’ve been using the Koty air-spun powder for setting my under eye area.  It’s not my favorite, and is not cruelty free so I will not be re-purchasing. That powder has nothing on Laura.  The Laura Mercier is just so much softer.  I find that my skin never looks cakey when I use this powder.  I also only use it for my under eyes, as mentioned, so it doesn’t run out super quickly.  It feels and looks great on the skin.

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I also swear by Becca Highlights.  You can see my comparison and collection here.  These highlights give an intense glow.  However, with the Anastasia glow kits (check out that comparison here), I feel like they leave more of a stripe on the cheek bone.  I don’t get that effect with my Becca highlighters.  They are just a tad bit more natural.

If I had to pick one palette to use for the rest of my life, it would be the Anastasia Modern Renaissance.  First off, as a warm toned lover, the colors are to die for.  But the real reason to love this palette is for it’s formula.  I love a more powdery shadow, and these certainly fit that category.  They are pigmented, blendable, and pretty much a dream.  Everyone, even cool toned lovers should pick this baby up.  Honestly, there are a million reviews on this palette but I totally recommend shelling out the $42.00 and trying it for yourself.

One more Marc Jacobs product (whoops)!  I only own minis of the Marc Jacobs lipsticks, but they are amazing.  I purchased the Christmas set that contained five of them last season, and they do not disappoint.  The formula is extremely creamy, applies smoothly, and is opaque.  No matter whether you are using a nude or a deep, vampy shade, the colors do not apply in a patchy manner.  These are worth it in my book.

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Finally, for brows, I could not live without Anastasia Beverly Hills.  My brow routine for daily makeup in typically a brow powder for the tail end, and Brow Wiz in the front.  For the nighttime, I switch my powder with dip brow.  I certainly use other powders, but I just feel as though the Anastasia applies smoothly, and is very soft.  The dip brow is an awesome pomade for really taking your brows to the next level.  Finally, Brow Wiz applies so naturally, and can be used totally on its own as well.  Honestly, I have other brow powders and products, but I just don’t feel that they compare to ABH.
Do you guys feel like some things are just worth the extra money?  Or do you stick to affordable options?  I personally need a good mix of both!  Keep an eye out for a post about my favorite affordable options!

Until next time,

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Colourpop Haul – New Releases!

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Hey guys!

I’ve been working on some longer posts (Subculture and favorite high end products), but they’ve been taking me a little longer than expected.  I want to make sure I give a thorough review.

Anyways, I put in a Colourpop order at the end of July.  It was super delayed but it finally came today.  This will not be a full review or anything as I’ve only swatched these products.  However, I thought I’d show you guys some of the new releases.  We shall see if they make it into my favorites for the month!

First off I grabbed their new “No Filter” concealer.  When I heard they were releasing concealers, I was thrilled.  Several of my favorite drug store concealers are not cruelty free, so I’ve been looking for an affordable option.  I have heard good things about these, but also that they oxidize.  I grabbed the shade fair neutral, so I’m hoping it works.  If it’s too deep, I don’t mind spending an extra $6.00 if the product is good!

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I also picked up a pressed powder highlight in “Ruffle My Feathers.”  The yellow gold shade is right up my alley.  I enjoy their powdered duos, but those highlights were not poppin.  This one, at least the swatch, is way more promising.

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In addition, I bought the pressed powder bronzer in “CA Dreaming.”  This is a warm toned bronzer and I cannot wait to try it out.  I am so excited that the brand has released pressed powders.  I couldn’t get into the supershock face formula.  The other cool thing is that these powders go for $8.00 in the compact, or you can save a buck and grab just a pan.  If you love creating your own palette than this will be great for you!

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For an older product, I grabbed the eyebrow pencil in “Blondie.”  I had purchased this formula before but I bought a shade that was way too warm.  This one will hopefully work better for my brows.  I am excited to have a cheaper alternative to my Anastasia Brow Wiz.

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Finally, I grabbed my first Colourpop eyeliner.  I have been really into using different liners on my waterline.  I love a nude or white for the day, and for more intense looks, I’ve been loving burgundy and black.  So, for the day, I picked up “HoneyDude.”  I hope this formula works out!  I think the color is perfected I can’t wait to try it.  For five dollars, if this is a good formula, I will defiantly pick up more colors.

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Do you guys like Colourpop?  I’m obsessed, they are certainly one of my favorite brands!  I want to grab the pressed shadow palette and highlight palette!  Also, cannot wait for them to hit Sephora this November!!  What’s your favorite product from them?

Until next time!

xoxox

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Quick Update!

I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on Monograms and Makeup!

First off, there have recently been a lot of posts about high end brands on my blog.  That’s because I love high end.  Howeverrrrrrr, I absolutely love affordable and drug store options too!  So, stay tuned, because there are going to be counter-parts to these posts.  There will be definitely be more variety coming up.

Secondly, I have also been doing a lot of hauls (that are about to go up).  First off, I had a moment of weakness for my wallet and made a few orders.  I thought it would be fun to show you guys what I bought!  I personally love watching haul videos and seeing what’s new.  Furthermore, I want to start doing monthly favorites.  I was thinking it may good to post hauls as well so that you guys can see if any new products will make the favorites club!

Third, I am wicked excited to say that I finally signed up for BoxyCharm, which is the only subscription service I’ve been truly interested in.  So, I will be doing monthly unboxings.  However, I am currently on the waiting list.  I’m hoping to get the September box if I can’t get the August!

Lastly, keep your eyes open for some new posts in the upcoming weeks:

  • Favorite Going Out Makeup
  • Affordable Skin Care
  • Several Lip Swatch Comparisons (MAC and Colourpop)
  • Subculture Palette Review
  • Cheap Makeup Storage

Until next time!

xoxox

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Becca Highlight Comparison 

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Today I just wanted to upload a quick post!  Later this week, I will be uploading my Subculture palette review.  That review will be quite detailed (spoiler, I love the palette but still have some issues with it!) so I didn’t want to rush into it tonight.  Anyways, I thought I would do a quick comparison post about some of my favorite products, Becca highlights (shimmering skin perfectors pressed).  These are certainly tied with my Anastasia glow kits for favorite highlight.  I own most of the line so I thought I would give a quick description and swatches.

These highlights retail for $38.00 a pop, so they are fairly pricy.  However, I personally feel as though they are worth the price tag.  They give an intense glow without being glittery or leaving a harsh stripe on the cheek bone.  They’re natural but really pop.

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(Bottom to Top: Prismatic Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Pearl, Moonstone, Prosecco Pop, Champagne Pop, Rose Gold)

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Prismatic Amethyst is on of the newest shades, and limited edition.  This is a purple duo-chrome.

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Rose Quartz is a limited edition shade, and is a true pink.

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Pearl is perfect for fair skin tones, as it is a stark white.

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Moonstone is a light, yellow gold, and probably my most used shade.

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Prosecco Pop is one of Jaclyn Hill’s shades, and it is a true, yellow gold.

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Champagne Pop is a champagne, pink-toned shade, and a bit darker.  It is beautiful for several skin tones.

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Rose Gold is a deeper highlight, and as the name states, it is a true rose gold.  I received this mini in a Sephora kit I purchased.  It is a bit too dark for me however I enjoy it nonetheless.

Do you own any of these?  What are you favorites?

Until next time!

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Youtube Collabs, Worth Your Money?

It seems like there are always new products coming out.  Over the past few years, I’ve come to find several Youtube collaborations appearing.  I watch several Youtubers, and I certainly get sucked in.  Over the past year and a half or so, I’ve purchased several of the collaborations.  I thought I would give you my thoughts about how these collabs stand up to the normal quality of the brands!

I personally think it’s really cool that brands started collaborating with Youtubers.  It gives people that truly love and appreciate makeup a chance to create something special.  I think it’s a really neat idea.

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One of the most recent collabs to hit the scene is the Jaclyn Hill Palette from Morphe.  I am absolutely obsessed with this palette, and you can read my full review here.

Another release from Morphe came about in October 2016.  This was the Kathleenlights x Morphe palette.  These shades were selected by Kathleen and not handcrafted as the Jaclyn Hill palette was.  However, this was my second Morphe purchase, and is what made me fall in love with the brand.  I love the color selection in this palette, and feel like it’s perfect for Autumn, with its cranberry and green tones.  However, the mattes are what sold me.  They blend really nicely, and made me want to try out more from the brand.

I believe the Graveyardgirl (aka Bunny) Swamp Queen palette came out last Summer, but you can still get it on Tarte’s website!  This is an eye palette, and also includes a blush, bronzer, and highlight.  First of all this is some of my favorite packaging of all time; it is so cute!  The eyeshadows are nice; they do have some fall out but I don’t mind that.  I really enjoy the mix of warm golds and purples.  As for the face products, the blush is beautiful.  I do enjoy the highlight but I wish it wasn’t as glittery and chunky.  I love the color of the bronzer, however, it is just too pigmented.  If you don’t go in with a super light hand, it can become very muddy looking quick.

The Mannymua Makeup Geek palette came out last year I believe; I cannot remember for certain.  While it is discontinued, I have linked a damaged one you can purchase!  This palette is primarily made up of permanent Makeup Geek shadows.  Some of my favorites such as “Frappe” are included.  There are three or four specially created shadows for this palette.  I love the super warm tones included and I feel like I can create several looks with this palette.  I also love the size of this and have taken this palette with me to travel several times.

NikkieTutorials recently came out with a collaboration with Ofra.  You could buy the entire collection, or individual products.  I picked up the liquid lip in the shade “Coven.”  I saw the name and the color of this and I nearly died.  I live for Halloween (growing up by Salem, MA), and anything witchy.  The name was everything.  I also love 1990’s brown grunge shades, so I knew I had to have this.  This is more of a metallic finish, and I love how it appears on the lips, it’s perfect for Fall.  I haven’t gotten around to trying any other liquid lips from Ofra but this makes me want to!

Kathleenlights came out with one ultra matte and three ultra satins from Colourpop.  From left to right we have Point Zero (satin), Alyssa (satin), November (satin), and Lumiere 2 (matte).  I absolutely love the satins from Colourpop, and these do not disappoint.  Point Zero is a super unique color, as it’s a cool-toned brown.  I have nothing else like this in my collection and I love it for certain looks.  Both Alyssa and November are beautiful everyday colors.  I use these two constantly for natural days.  Lumiere 2 is the baby sister to the original Lumiere, which will be discussed below.  This is the ultra matte version.  I love this shade, it appears mauve on my lips, and it’s beautiful with several different looks.

Kathleen also released lippie sticks, which were her first launch with Colourpop.  From bottom to top, we have Taurus, Aquarius, and Lumiere.  If you have not tried the lippie sticks from Colourpop, you are missing out!  For five bucks a pop, they have tons of colors and I highly enjoy the quality.  Taurus is a beautiful, deep chocolate brown, again perfect for Fall.  Aquarius is a natural brown, and it works great with everyday looks.  Finally, Lumiere is a similar shade to it’s baby sister.  This is again a mauve, purple-toned shade.  It is truly beautiful and I highly recommend these!

Finally, we have Jaclyn Hill’s collaboration with Becca.  First she came out with the cult classic, Champagne Pop.  Since the champagne-toned highlighter did so well, the brand released a whole collection.  I purchased the face palette.  It came with the classic shade, and also a new highlight, “Prosecco Pop.”  I actually prefer this, it’s more of a true gold.  The palette also came with three blushes, Pamplemousse, Amaretto, and Rose Spritz.  These were the first blushes from Becca I have tried, and I am dying to try more.  They go on super smoothy.  In addition, the Becca highlights are some of my favorites.

Do you guys get sucked into these releases?  I know I love them!

Until next time!

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