Makeup Revolution Roxxaurus Contour And Highlight Palette – Review!

I am usually quite happy with Makeup Revolution highlighter and contour products. I mean, they make some insane highlighters that are so cheap! So once again, I just had to grab it. I am guilty of doing so all the time, but it was only 10£ right?

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First of all, the packaging looks suspiciously similar to the Soph X Revolution Extra Spice palette, just with a different name printed on. That’s fine, I do like it, but if you have something against fingerprints on your packaging than maybe you wont like it as much. This gets dirty immediately, it’s almost as if even your eyes looking at it leaves fingerprints.

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Inside you get no wasted space. The whole thing is just filled with products! You get four contour shades and 4 highlighters. Off course, the issue with this palette, as with most contour palettes is that I can’t use all the shades. The lightest contour is too light, the darkest contour is too dark, and the darkest highlighter is too dark to be a highlighter (but it can be a bronze topper if you like a glowy bronzer and I do like that!).

Overall, I guess that I can use 3 of the highlighters and 2 of the bronzers is decent already but I did also use this as an eyeshadow palette for quick simple eyelooks a few times. I have to say, I would be happy just bringing this for a weekend to use both on my eyes and my face because it worked really well. The darkest contour is dark enough to give the look a nice depth and off course the highlighters are very pretty eyeshadows.

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The contours used as contours and not eyeshadows are….OK. I mean I have already the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour and that one is amazing. This one is decent but not as good I think. The pigmentation on these are nice, but I felt like they were a little hard to blend. You will eventually get there, you just need some time to work that brush and it’s going to look nice in the end. I just know that Makeup Revolution previously have made contours that are a bit easier to blend into the skin, so they surely know how to make them, but I feel like they missed the mark a bit here. They are decent, but not as good as I know they can make them.

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The highlighters are really pretty though. Makeup Revolution are well known for making affordable and good highlighters. The baked formula is the most intense and reflective one. The others benefit from being layered if you want an intense glow, or maybe dampen the brush, but you can also go a bit softer with the look if you want. None of them have glitter, which I think is great. The two top shades work for me all year round, and the baked shade is lovely in summer. The last one I could not try on my face, but I did use it as an eyeshadow. The formula seems the same as the two top ones.

I do like this. It’s not a bad palette at all, and I would recommend it as long as you are fine with blending a few swipes more with the bronzer brush. But this does not dethrone the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour. I did review that one, so if you want to read a really old review you can do that here!

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Colourpop Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

This palette wowed a lot of people when it was released, and looking at it it totally makes sense why. This must be one of the most pleasing coral color stories I’ve seen with some exciting different formulas. I guess I don’t have to even say I was excited to finally pull this out and play with it. Maybe a bit too much spring vibes for early winter, but who cares!

Here are the 4 looks:

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  • Colourpop Sweet Talk Palette – Catch Me, Work It, West Side, Feel Free, Melody, Garden Date, Early Mornin.
  • Morphe X Jackln Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black,
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama The Nudes – Pearly Taupe.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • Colourpop Sweet Talk Palette – Catch Me, Dream Maker, Meadow, Melody, Side2Side.
  • Morphe X Jackln Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black,
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Grand Cru.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • Colourpop Sweet Talk Palette – Catch Me, Work It, West Side, Feel Free, Melody, Earky Mornin.
  • Morphe X Jackln Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black,
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • Colourpop Sweet Talk Palette – Catch Me, Dream Maker, Meadow, Feel Free, Garden Date, Side2Side, Prima Drama.
  • Morphe X Jackln Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black,
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Dumb Blonde Cosmetics Glitter – Metamorphosis.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

 

I know this palette was soooo popular upon it’s release. Did you get it? What do you think of suddenly having a super shock shadow in the palette? I am intrigued! Stay tuned for the review on Wednesday if you want to read more about this!

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One Week One Palette – September 2019!

I am happy to announce a new blog concept. Once again I want to figure out a way to keep using my stuff as well as creating content for the blog. I get quite busy making looks for reviews all the time, and I can’t deny that it’s hard to get time to create additional looks that does not have anything to do with a review.

But, it happens to be so that I like to rotate my makeup on a weekly basis now. Every Sunday I change up my content for something new for next week. It may be a new palette I am excited about, an old favorite, or something I want to test to figure out if it’s worth keeping. I use the palette for a week for my everyday looks, but I figured I would show off my weekly palette in a montly collective post and do a look dedicated for this blog at the same time. It helps me to use what I have, it helps me be creative, and it also help me show off some lovely palettes. I mean, they can have a moment in the spotlight withouth being in a palette review.

So, Septembers first week I pulled out a real gem: The Natasha Denona Tropic palette. It has some beautiful mattes very suitable for simple everyday looks, as well as some fun shades. If you want to read the review and see swatches I posted that about a year ago, you can find it here.

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The palette really is so stunning, I had a great time using it again. This is the look I did, and off course that delicious bottom row pulled me in!

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  • Natasha Denona Tropic Palette – Laguna, Tiger Lily, Exotic, Mint Frost, Gusti, Limonello.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Noi Fairy BLK

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The second palette I picked out was the beautiful Latte Palette by Dominique Cosmetics. I remember I was impressed with it when I first got it and I felt inspired to pick it up. Also this one I have already posted a review of earlier and you can see it here.

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  • Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette – Vanilla Creme, Hazelnut, Double Shot, Cold Brew, Macchiato, Creme Brule.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Becca Ocean Jewels Highlighter Palette – Aquamarine.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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The GLF Cosmetics Princesa Azteca Palette was a real fun one to pull out. I am still convinced that the gold eyeshadow in this palette is the best one I own. It’s like brushing liquid gold on the lids. So stunning! So off course I had to use that one in this look among with the greens which are also among my favorites in the palette. The full review can be seen here.

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  • GLF Cosmetics Princesa Azteca Palette – Chantico, Eztli, Tayanna, Tonalnan, Coatl, Yoatel, Citatlee.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Makeup Revolution Glitter Glue.
  • Dumb Blonde Cosmetics Glitter – 15.
  • Colourpop Creme Gel Liner – Electric Daisy.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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I felt like a bit of Soft Glam for  while. This is actually my favorite Anastasia palette so far, even even hit pan in two shades! Well, it shares first spot with Subculture but this is a bit easier to work with if you want a more quick and simple look. For this look I had to add rose gold foiled flakes. They are so pretty!

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  • Anastasia Soft Glam – Tempera, Dusty Rose, Mulberry, Noir, Rose Pink, Sultry, Glistening.
  • Morphe x Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Kiko Eye Pencil (pearl dusty rose).
  • Carnaval Cosmtics Foil Flakes – Rose Gold.
  • House Of Lashes – Allura.

I had a lot of fun pulling out some of my older palettes as well, and I have already continued the trend to next month. We can’t forget all about the older palettes right?

Do you have any of these gems in your collection?

XOXO

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Focallure Perth Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

This is the first time ever trying out the Focallure brand! This is one of the brands I have known about for a long time, but for some reason I have not been very tempted by them because I had somehow convinced myself it could not possably be any good. But I saw more and more reviews, and surprisingly to me, people seemed to be enjoying them very much. I figured maybe they were worth a try after all.

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So I picked up 5 palettes. Sure, that’s me in a nutshell. If I was smart I would pick up one palette, and come back for more IF I enjoyed the formula. But I tend to get carried away a bit and they had several way too tempting palettes to pick from. So I grabbed the Perth palette among those 5.

The palette really is eyecatching. The packaging is a simple cardboard, but I like the design with the aussie vibes it gives me, and you also do get a mirror. The palette holds 15 shades about the size of ABH eyeshadows. The colro story is a mix of cool toned blues, purples and a green along with warm corals and browns.

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The palette has a mixture of different formulas. You have your regular mattes. 6 of them to be exact. You also have regular shimmers, in total sevel of them. In addition you have one of those mixed shimmers. You know, the kind we first say in Huda Beauty New Nude palette, and that a lot of brand have repeated. The final finish is a glitter finish, which is also something that has become increasingly popular lately.

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The mattes are actually lovely. At least in this palettes. Bare in mind though that the mattes in this palette are fairly easy shades being neutrals, corals and browns. But they blended out without any issue, and the pigmentation was decent. I didn’t experience any excessive kickback or fallout, and the result on my skin looked very smooth. You know, sometimes mattes, especially cheaper brands can make the skin look a bit dry and dust, but these applied and blended really smoothly. So at least the neutrals in this palette is really good. I would be interested in trying some colorful mattes from this brand to see how they perform.

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The shimmers I have heard a lot of good things about, so I expected to like them. And I do! They are pigmented and easy to apply. They looked opaque on the eyes and are very reflective. These don’t look like cheap shimmers, and I did not feel the urge to reach for my setting spray to dampen the brush even once!

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Pavlova was the only shade that was that special kind of mixed shimmer. The issue with those shades is that I find it a bit hard to look into the pan and figure out exactly how the shade will look on the eyes. It did not look as I expected, but WOW was it beautiful! It had some fine micro glitter in it as well that was hard to see in the pan, but gives a beautiful and unique depth to the shadow on the eyes. So lovely!

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The final formula was a pressed glitter. This was the only shade I was not a big fan of. I usually like pressed glitters, but this one was very firmly pressed and not so dense. In addition to that the glitter looked very sparse on the eyes and I found it a bit hard to build up. Sure it can be tapped on the lid just to give you a little extra to the look, and it will look beautiful, but I would have preferred a glitter that was a bit easier to work with. To say it differently, if I need a nice pressed glitter, this is not the palette I will reach for.

With the exception of the glitter I was very happy with the rest of the palette. In the end I just felt like this palette was a whole lot better than I had hoped for. Lovely mattes, and stunning shimmers! I am happy and excited that I have 4 more palettes from the brand to test out!

Have you ever tried a Focallure palette?

XOXO

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Revolution Pro Skin Finish Highlighter – Review!

I got three of these cute little highlighters from Revolution Pro. They seem inspired by the MAC skinfinish highlighters, but are not quite dupes. The packaging is black plastic with a clear lid. It’s simple, it’s functional, but it’s not the kind of packaging you want to put on display but it gets the job done. For only 5£ I am OK with the packaging not being ground breaking.

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I started off just to test out one of these. I picked up “Opalescent” a my first shade. And I fell completely in love with it! It gives you the most gorgeous glow. It can be built up for more intensity, but the first application gives you that “I am just glowing from within” kind of glow. It’s not glittery or shimmery in any way, it just gives that natural healty glow, but if you add a bit more you can really build it up. I do love a highlighter that can be both! They are just more versatile and will fit more peoples preference because you can kind of manipulate the product to look how you want it to look.

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Since I was so happy with “Opalescent” I decided to pick up another shade and got the lightest one “Luminescence”. I swatched it and it immediately reminded me of the Essence Pure Nude Higlighter in “Be My Highlight”. The shade, the shine, the finish is so similar. So I had to swatch them side by side and I swear they are dead on dupes! That’s amazing news for me because the Essence highlighter is one of my all time favorites, but it’s so hard to get! This is a more easily obtainable option, and it’s just as gorgeous!

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Unfortunately I did not get to use Luminescence a lot before I broke it. I was my clumsy old self and I just dropped it on the ground and it shattered. I decided I needed it in my life still, so I actually repurchased the same shade. I have more than 200 highlihghters, so when I feel the need to repurchase a highlighter that should tell you something!

While I was at it I picked up a shade more suitable for summer too. I mean, off course I needed a summer shade in this lovely formula! So I got my last shade “Radiance” which is a deeper more tan shade that fits perfectly the two weeks of the year when I am tan myself.

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I will put this in clear writing, this is among the very best affordable highlighters I know about! If you like a more natural glow from within (or if you love the Essence one or just wanted to try it) this is 100% worth checking out.

One of my all time favorite Revolution Pro products. A+++!

Have you tried these? What are your thoughs?

XOXO

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Focallure Perth Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

My very first encounter with the Focallure brand. I have heard good things especially about their shimmers, so curiosity got the better of me and I actually picked up a total of 5 palettes!

The Perth palette was the first one to get tested out and I did a total of 4 looks!

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  • Focallure Perth Eyeshadow Palette – Shimp, Coral, Mount Eliza, Perth, Swan River, Shark Bay, Opal, Wa.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighter Palette – Blurred Lights.
  • Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas – Halo.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Silver Jade.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • NYX Epic Black Gel Liner.

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  • Focallure Perth Eyeshadow Palette – Vegemite, Coral, Mount Eliza, Wa, Numbat, Fermantle, Opal.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Makeupgeek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil – Nude.
  • Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas – Halo.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • NYX Epic Black Gel Liner.

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  • Focallure Perth Eyeshadow Palette – Beaches, Shrimp, Coral Reef, Passionfruit, Pavlova, WA.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • House Of Lashes – Allura.
  • NYX Epic Black Gel Liner.

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  • Focallure Perth Eyeshadow Palette – Beaches, Coral, Mount Eliza, Perth, Shark Bay, Numbat, Fermantle, WA.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • NYX Epic Black Gel Liner.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • House Of Lashes – Allura.

It’s always so much fun testing out a brand for the first time. I mean you may have heard good or bad things, but until you try it you never know how you will like the formula. I have made up my mind about it, so remember to check in on Wednesday to read the review!

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Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – Review!

I have a total of 8 different colors in these Colourpop gel glitters, and I am surprised by how often they are used. I am a big fan of glitter, especially when doing more creative or colorful makeup. They just really add a nice dimension to the look in an easy way. Traditional glitters with no base to them can be quite messy upon application, therefore these glitters got my attention as soon as they were released since they have a gel base.

They truly are an easy way to apply glitter! The glue keeps it all together and make them so user friendly. The glitters can easily be placed exactly where you want to have it without any mess. The gel dries down so your eyes wont get sticky, but it also work as a glitter glue meaning you don’t have to take that extra step applying glitter glue first. So so easy, and there is an absolute minimal fallout throughout the day as well.

On important thing needs to be pointed out, and that is that these glitters are not considered eye safe (no glitter really is though). Which is so so sad, because how can Colourpop make all these pretty glitters without expecting anyone to put them on their eyes? Where else would I wear a lot of glitter? I live in a place there you close to never have legs, arms or shoulders free from a layer of clothing (it’s too cold) so my eyes are kind of my only option (well, I could put it in my hair but that’s just not me). However, I do not encourage anyone to put them on the eyes without being aware of the risk. They can injure your eyes if you get some glitter in them since they are not cosmetic grade. Now, I do take the risk myself and I’ve been just fine, but you would have to be aware of the risk before deciding to use them. I am using them in makeup looks being fully aware that they are not considered eye-safe. I haven’t experienced any issues with them, but that does not mean I can’t get problems in the future, and I just want to point out that even they are beautiful on eye looks you should not put them on your eyes. If you want to live with that risk, then well…..be that daredevil, just know about the safety hazard before you make your choice.

I find these to be a bit sheer. If you want a full on glitter impact you need to put on at least a couple of layers. I really don’t mind that because they layer really well, and sometimes I want a wash of glitter without covering up the eyeshadow underneath, and since they build up perfectly fine I like having both options of both full opacity and a sheer finish. Makes them more versatile.

I had my first ones since they first released them, and I wanted to take my time before reviewing them because of one thing. Some of Colourpop products seem to dry out awfully quick. Since I had the oldest one for about 8 months now I think, and I don’t see any change in formula I feel more confident about them not drying out. They do have a plastic protective lid on them which is important to keep on to avoid them drying out.

Overall, I am very happy with these products since they are such a foolproof way of using glitter, but the biggest drawback (and it’s BIG) is that they are not eye safe. And you just have to take that into consideration if it’s worth the risk using them. But if you do, you will truly be a sparkling queen. For festivals and such they are a fun and easy way to complete any festival look because then you can put them all over your hair and body and fit right in!

But, please Colourpop, make them eye safe!

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