Tarte High Tides And Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

The packaging of this palette is the best thing released this year! I mean, it’s just so so unique with the moving ocean and the turtle! And heavy!

But inside and what you can make with it is what counts today, I did four looks in total:

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  • Tarte High Tides And Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette – Beach Therapy, Deep Blue, Surf’s Up, Dive In, Aquaholic.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Oriflame Giordani Gold Impressionism Eye Shadow Pencil – Sea Sapphire.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 813.
  • Makeup Revolution Glitter Glue.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Tarte High Tides And Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette – Beach Therapy, South Beach, Aloha Beaches, Beach Daze, Champagne Beach, Galapagos.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Vanilla.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Raw Umber.
  • Makeup Revolution Glitter Glue.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Tarte High Tides And Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette – Beach Therapy, Aloha Beaches, Galapagos, Champagne Beach.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Makeup Revolution Glitter Glue.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • Nailart gems.

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  • Tarte High Tides And Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette – Surf’s Up, Deep Blue, Dive In, Buried Gold, Turtelette.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Makeup Revolution Glitter Glue.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Dumbblonde Cosmetics – Bobby Dazzler Glitter.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 813.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

I think the last one is my favorite, because you know, chunky glitter and blues! I managed to gather my thought on this palette creating these looks, and as usual I will share them on Wednesday with you guys, so I won’t spoil anything at the moment!

But remember that you can also keep track on my blogposts on Instagram. I very often post pictures related to the blog post, so that’s an easy way to keep track on when a post go up. Or you can just look at chickens in my Instagram stories, that’s totally up to you.

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Stash or Trash #3 – Recap!

Ok, time to go through my current stash or trash items and decide which ones to keep and which ones to bin. If you want to read the intro to this specific bundle of items you can read about it here.

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I put the items I will keep on one side of the palette, and the items I will trash in the other side (we will get to the palette too!). Can you guess which side I kept?

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Fyrinnae Single Eyeshadow “Rapunzel Had Extensions”: This one is sooo beautiful. I used to use this so much many years ago. It’s such a pretty shimmery pink with gold. Unfortunately it has so much hard pan I can’t pick it up with the brush any more. So time to declutter this one!

Fyrinnae Single Eyeshadow “Aztec Gold”: Luckily this one does not have hard pan as the other one. The shade is nicely pigmented and it’s a unique dirty green with gold shift. I don’t think I have anything like it.

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The NARS highlighter or blush or whatever it is in the shade “Satelite of Love” I just could not figure out how to use. It’s just a sheer wash of specks of glitter. The base color does not show up, and it’s like it’s just a veil of glitter paritcles. No matter how I use it I can’t make it look good. It just looks like I playes around with glitter and didn’t manage to wash it off properly. Such an awful product. In the bin with it!

Everyday Minerals Highlighter in “Wet Sand” on the other hand is actually a beautiful highlighter. If this was a pressed powder with a nicer packaging I would keep it withouth doubt. But even though the highlighter is pretty, the shade is quite standard. I could probably easiy dupe this 10 times just within my own collection. Since the packaging is both very unpractical and not that cute to look at, I decided to let this one go. It is really pretty though!

YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils: This one is just a sample, but it felt a bit try for my taste (could be just old) and I don’t feel like it did much for me. In the bin with it.

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I didn’t realize the colors of this lipstick and blush by H&M matched untill I took this picture. H&M makes fantastic cream lipsticks and powder blushes, so the formula of these products are amazing (and they are affordble!). The H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blush in “Cherry” I put in this project because I was not sure if the color suited me. Every time I look at it I feel like it’s to dark and then I reach for something else. But after using it a bit I realize it’s actually not that dark on me, and with a light hand it looks very flattering. This one is a keeper for sure!

The H&M Creme Lipstick in “Limelight” is kind of the same story. I never reached for it because I could not imagine the shade looking any good on me. But after forcing myself to use it a couple of time I don’t really know why I thought it would not fit me. I actually really like the deep purply pink. This one is a keeper as well!

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These guys on the other hand are awful! They are both Kiko Unlimited Stylo lipsticks, but they are so incredily drying. My lips look like cracked sunbaked soil, and I don’t even have dry lips! If I put a lip balm on top they looked nice though, but I have so many lip products that work great just on their own, so there’s not really a reason to keep these, especially since the shades aren’t really that unique.

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And finally, let’s talk about this palette. This is a limited edition Kiko “Color Fever Must Have Eyeshadow Palette 02 Elegant Tones” that I got on Holiday in Italy years and years ago. It looks pretty, but I just never reach for it. Now that I have I realize the quality really isn’t there. The shadows are just too sheer for my taste, and I found that I actually got a bit annoyed having to work so much to get the result I wanted. I have too many great palettes to be bothered using this any more, and I don’t have any sentimental attachment to this, so this palette can go!

I felt like I got to declutter a lot this time, so I am happy with that! Out of the 10 items I picked out I decided to get rid of 7 of them!

Altogether in this series the counts are:

  • Decluttered: 19
  • Kept: 10
  • Makeup artifact box: 1

I am actually quite happy with how this method helps me get rid of a few bits and pieces here and there. I have such a hard time getting rid of anything. You know, just in case you might miss something one day. But really trying things and seeing how they work helps me decide if the things I don’t reach for enough are worth keeping around.

Now I just have to pick out 10 new items that I need to make up my mind about, so a new intro post in the Stash or Trash series should be up soon. Stay tuned!

XOXO

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Creative Makeup Looks #3 – Blue Flowers!

My intention was to do a big post full of makeup looks incorporating all the beautiful wild flowers that grow here during summer. But then kitchen renovation happened, and then my trail riding accident happened, and then suddenly the flowers where all gone. I only mamaged to do two looks using flowers. Not enough to do a big flower power makeup looks post by, but I still wanted to shade them and put them in my creative makeup looks series.

This blue look I made by just doing something simple and added one of my very favorite flowers. Not only do I really appreciate the color and the minimalistic beauty of the flowers but the name even has it’s own beauty. “Forglemmegei” which means Forget-Me-Not (and I do believe that’s what it’s known by in english aswell) is just such an impactful, melancholic and beautiful name. I remember my grandmother was the one to teach me this.

I found it just behind my house, and being one of my favorte flowers this was off course the first one I picked to do a look with.

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  • Slush Palette – Bubblegum, Coconut Milk, Blue Hawaiian, Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry, Blue Curacao.
  • Morphe x Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Fame.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • L’Oreal Paraside Extatic Mascara.
  • Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Perfect & Cover Concealer.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • Garden Flower – Forglemmegei (Forget-Me-Not)

I was happy to encorporate a flower with such nice memories to a look, and off course I do love blue!

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Colourpop Proceed With Caution Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

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Another one of these 9-pans from Colourpop that we have seen a lot of lately (wasn’t it just a bit over a year ago they released the first one?). Colourpop have been releasing these palettes so fast I almost feel like they have forgotten all about the other ones. I mean I would love the occational 16 or 12-pan, and what about a few more palettes in the same shape as Brunch Date? I don’t want to tell Colourpop to speed up releases though, it’s just that we have seen a lot of 9-pans lately. This one is a bit different though as it’s not in their monochromatic series. Not in the fruit series either.

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This one is a collaboration with Shayla, which I unfortunately know nothing about, but I do like how she compose a palette. This one is amazingly versatile for being a 9 pan. I mean, there is only nine shades, and on top of that it’s manily a neutral palette, but still you have so many options and can do so many different things it’s incredible. I did 4 looks with this palette on Mondays post, and I remember when looking at them I was surprised that such different looks can come out of a tiny little palette like this. And still, the palette offers all the basics I need and I didn’t feel the need to reach into any other palette to complete a look. That’s a pretty impressively composed palettes, so congrats to Shayla and Colourpop for job well done!

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Among the 9 shades you get 4 mattes, which all perform nicely. I could wish that the yellow was a teny-tiny bit more bright and popping, but you can build it up. There is also one matte black with glitter (why do you keep doing this to me?) that sure enough works as a matte. The other 5 are Colourpops gorgeous metallics. They are, as we have learned to know them, very smooth and pigmented and just joyful eyeshadows overall. I have to say that one exception is the orange shade “Warning”. Don’t get me wrong, the shadow is absolutely stunning, but it’s a bit on the chunky crumbly side, so I do think it need a dampened brush. Not to enhance pigment, but to reduce fallout and make it go more smoothly on the lid. It is beautiful though, if you can be bothered that extra effort (which it’s well worth).

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OK, so a couple of the shades are not perfect. But there are only tiny issues you can work around. I can deal with having to build up a colour that is a bit more tough to make, like yellow. And I can deal with dampening the brush when the result is so amazingly stunning as “Warning” is, because even though it needs some setting spray I do think it’s by far the most beautiful thing in this palette. But set aside the few imperfections (who’s perfect anyways) this palette is beautifully composed and you can do so much fun with it, and so much neutral and simple with it. For real, it should have you covered anywhere from no-makeup makeup to dramatic glam. And all this from a tiny little 9- pan.

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I am not at all surprised that I love the formula, because Colourpop usually nail it. They usually have good colos stories too, so that’s really no surprise either. I am just amazed by how versalite a tiny little neutral palette with a few pops of color can actually be. If you like to play a bit around with different looks, but prefer neutrals, this handy little ting is highliy recommended!

XOXO

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Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection “Gilded” Eyeshadow Palette – Swatches & Review!

The third and last palette from the Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection eyeshadow palettes that they released during Holidays 2018. I have already reviewed the other two, the Silver palette and the Rose Gold one, and now it’s time for the Gold palette!

The packaging again is aboslutely stunning, just like the rest of the palettes from this collection. The frosted finish gold gives a luxurious look to it. Inside you get a good sized mirror that’s actually quite good, and the plastic background for the shadows are simple, black and with the shade names written on it! I always prefer when Makeup Revolution (or any brand for that matter) actually have the name in the palette instead of printed on a plastic sheet (we all loose them right?). Overall, packaging looks quite nice for being just a 10£ palette.

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You get a top row of 6 larger pans of eyeshadows which are all foils. And let’s just talk about these foils for a moment. If you have read my reviews of the two other palettes from the Jewel Collection then you know that these shadows are absolutely insane! The pigment just goes on and on, the shadow is soft and smooth like butter, and the metallic foil is so intense. Still, this is hands down the best foiled eyeshadow formula I have tried from the drugstore! This palette is worth picking up just for that top row of foiled goodness.

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The second and third row are smaller pans. A bit too small for my liking actually. I would have preferred larger pans with fewer shades, because you will go through these shadows fairly quickly if you use this palette on a regular basis, and to be fair some of them are a bit similar. However, composition-wise this is the best among the three palettes in the Jewel Collection offering the most cohesive color story and largest variety of shades among the three. If I were to pick up only one of the palettes from the Jewel Collection, it would without doubt be this one!

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The smaller pans in this palette are 14 shades altogether. 10 of them are mattes or aaaalmost mattes mening they could arguably have a soft pearl sheen to them, but the basically looks matte on the eyes. Then there are 4 shimmers, that compared to the foils seem quite dull. I guess they are good for the days when you don’t want to look like you have melted metal on your lids, but when you compare them the shimmers just seem a bit lackluster. Pigmentation is OK, they are just not very reflective. Only one of the 4 shimmers had a formula I was not happy with, and it was the shade “Heartfelt”, It was just a bit sheer, crumbly and chunky without really adding that much to a look.

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The mattes in this palette I was fairly happy with. The pigmentation will not blow you away, and they need to build up. Besides that they performed nicely. I didn’t have any issues with them going muddy, blending away or going patchy. The just performed nicely and as long as you are happy with building up shadows they perform well. I could wish that the black was more intense black though. But that’s just preference. I like my blacks jet black and pigmented, but honestly a more sheer black like this one is much easier to work with, especially if you like to use a black to just deepen a look. Then this black is fairly user friendly but I personally like deep, rich blacks a bit better.

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Surely, not the perfect palette. There are a few nit-picks here and there, but overall this is actually a very good purchase after all. As mentioned before, the top row of foiles shades makes it worth it no matter what. Those shades are just stunning! They perform just as well in all three palettes, but the overall impression of this palette is actually much better than with the other two. The reason being that the 14 smaller shades just seems much more cohesive, and much less repetitive in this palette than the rest.

So just for the foiled shades, I would say any of the three palettes from the Jewel Collection are good choices. They all have wonderful foiles and if that is what you want then pick the palette with the foils of your preference. However, as an overall impression this palette scores a bit higher and is my favorite among the three in the collection.

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Colourpop Proceed With Caution Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

Another one of Colourpops cute 9-pan palettes. This time the whole color scheme reminds me of a warning sign and it’s not a part of their very popular monochromatic series. This one has a bit of this and a bit of that. These are the looks I did:

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  • Colourpop Proceed With Caution – Proceed, Maintenance, Gloves On, Caution, Dead End.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Revoluiton Pro Pigment Pomade – Paper White.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Colourpop Proceed With Caution – Proceed, Caution, Maintenance, Dead End, Warning, Drill, Culture,
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – Outside The Lines.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Penil – 401.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • Nailart gems.

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  • Colourpop Proceed With Caution – Proceed, Caution, Culture, Warning, Drill, Gloves On, Dead End.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Dumbblondglitter -Tropic Like Its Hot 62.
  • Colourpop Creme Gel Liner Pencil – Insomniac.
  • Colourpop Pressed Glitter – Boombayah.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • Revolution Pro Pigment Pomade – Hot Pink.
  • Nyx Epic Black Mousse Liner.

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  • Colourpop Proceed With Caution – Proceed, Maintenance, Culture, Gloves On, HZRD, Warning.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Nyx Epic Black Mousse Liner.House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

I am quite happy with how versatile this palette is considering it’s only 9 shades. So I was quite happy with that. All the details will off course be in my review this upcoming Wednesday.

And for those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, I am sorry my uploading schedule has been so off. I was in an accident almost two weeks ago, and I had a hard time managing to do much at all. I am progressing now, and even though I am on sick leave untill at least 16th September I hope I will manage to sit with my computer on my lap and do some writing for short moments of the time, and take some photos. So I think my blog should be on it’s regular uploading schedule from now on. Thank you for your patience! I am excited to be well enough to be back on here writing about the passion that makeup is for me (and possably for you too)!

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Jeffree Star Supreme Highlighter “Diamond Wet” – Review!

Highlighters are usually very tempting to me. Heck, I have a drawer full of them so obviously I love some glow. They are the cherry on the top of the cake when doing makeup in my opinion. Just that finishing touch to final the look with some gorgeous glow is just so satisfying to me. Who does not want to look glowy and fab? I do, but usually I am not the biggest fan of glittery highlighters and that’s exactly why I have been avoiding the supreme highlighter formula until now because this is more of a glittery formula.

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But, there was several people bragging about how beautiful it was, and I remember I saw it in action on a few Youtube videos just when the collection launched, although I can’t remember where I saw it, but the highlighter looked so beautiful I just had to try it!

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Sure, it is a glittery formula. That’s not a preference of mine, so the Supreme frost highlighters have been something I have steered clear of. But this one is glittery in a very nice way. Sure it’s not an everyday highlighter for me personally, but if you don’t mind a bit of glitter this really is a beautiful formula. It’s glittery but glamorous. Not “I-am-in-my-early-twenties-going-to-a-festival” kind of glittery. Sure the festival glitter can be fun, but a glamorous glitter I think I am more able to pull off. I am not in my early twenties anymore, so when you add a decade to that you get skin that don’t pull off glitter all that well anymore.

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Well, I have seen other people in their thirties do it, so whatever you feel like you should just go for, but I don’t find it to flattering on myself in general. But this glamorous glittery highlighter is as flattering as a glittery highlighter can get on me, and I am surprised to learn how much I actually like it! I actually like it so much that I would not mind picking up another shade in the future.

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This is not the highlighter I would wear in the sun. That would be too sparkly for me. But when it’s buffed into the skin, and the lighting is a bit more forgiving. like during the evening then this highlighter gives you that beautiful shimmery wet-look. This is absolutely an evening kind of highlighter for me, but it’s a darn pretty one!

If you like glittery highlighters, or just want to easy your way into trying one than I would absolutely recommend this formula. It exceeded my expectations and is one of the very few glittery highlighters I can add to my favorite highlihgter list!

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