My Makeup Collection 2019 – Single Pan Eyeshadows!

One of the most treasured things in my collection are my single eyeshadows. There is just something unique about putting together your own custom palette, and selecting new shades to grow the collection. And is there anything more enjoyable to look at than a nicely curated magentic palette filled with single pan shadows? I don’t think so!

This is a part of my collection that I have grown a bit since last year. Last year I put the names of the shadows on each picure, but this post would take me days to do now if I did that (I am probalby not the most efficient picture editor either) so this time I will write all the shade names in the picture caption.

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BIG PALETTE: Luna, New Heaven, Grenadine, Fahrenheit, Virgin Island, Absinthe, Clementine, City Wolf, Atmosphere, Citron, Extravirgin, Babylon. SMALL PALETTE: Mystic, Paprika, Caramel, Ludwig, Glitz, Water Dream.

I love the Nabla single pans. Especially the matte formula. I currently have 18 shades that are all very beautiful. I would love to have some more but I rarely think about picking up some. They are a big more expensive than many other options out there, but the pans are also bigger!

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1st row: Vanilla Bean, Bling, Shimma Shimma, Bleached Blonde, Gold Digger, Prom Night, Taupe Notch. 2nd row: Sorbet, Confection, Peach Smoothie, Goddess, Bitten, Brownie Points, Americano. 3rd row: Maitai, Cinderella, Petal Pusher, Cosmopolitan, In The Spotlight, Last Dance, Sensous. 4th row: Rockstar, Friend Zone, Tan Lines, Steampunk, Tuscan Sun, Pillow Talk, Drama Queen.

This one brings back so many memories! When Makeupgeek came and changed the eyeshadow pan game. Before Makeupgeek everyone just used MAC, but they brought in a more affordable, but even better (in my opinion) option.

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1st row: Pop Culture, Unicorn, Rebel, Hopscotch, Phantom, Boo Berry, Chit Chat, Appletini, Dragonfly, Shark Bait, Peacock, Secret Garden, Shimmermint, Shore Thing, Sea Mist, Ritzy, Typhoon, Flame Thrower, Cocoa Bear, Jester, Poison Ivy, Pegasus.

I also have a more colorful palette filled with Makeupgeek shadows. I hope I can manage to fill this palette during the rest of the year. It would be great having two full Makeupgeek palettes! I really should look into if they have some greens and blues in their collection that I could add. A few more colors in that colorfamily and I would be a happy camper.

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1st palette: Three Ring Yellow, Lime, Shimmermoss, Lucky Green, Humid, Swimming, New Crop, Tilt, Winkle, Freshwater, Electric Eel, Deep Truth. 2nd palette: Goldenrod, Free To Be, DF7, Sushi Flower, Nocturnal, Burnt Orange, Stars N’Rocket, Shale, Fig.1, Beauty Marked, Sattelite Dream, Heather Bells. 3rd palette: Brule, Shroom, Kid, Expensive Pink, Double Feature 4, Jest, Samoa Silk, Paradisco, Texture, Woodwinked, Vapour, Gleam, Mythology, Embark. 4th palette: Vanilla, Cork, Patina, Scene, Silver Ring, Carbon.

MAC, the iconic MAC single shadows. Back in the time, when Youtube was a new thing, this was almost the only thing beauty youtubers used! I remember I felt so professinal when I picked up my first single shadow. So silly, but it was a big deal, and it’s soo many years ago. I am happy to have collected so many iconic shades. My goal is to one day have all these palletes filled. One Green/Yellow/Blue, one with sunset shades, and two with neutral eyeshadows.

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I also have these Inglot eyeshadows. I do like them, but they are honestly not my favorite formula. I would like to fill up the palette, but I don’t really think I will grow my Inglot collection to something large anythime soon. I also could not be bothered writing down the shades names because they are a bitch to get out of those palettes, and they don’t have fun names anyways, just numbers.

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Top Palette: Defiance, Arsenic, Ascension, Spirit, Calcination, Euphoria, Relapse, Transmutation, Aether, Unity. Bottom Palette: Recluse, Symbiosis, Ephemeral, Habitat, Vertex, Nocturnal.

Lethal Cosmtics is an indie brand with beautiful eyeshadows. This collection is much much smaller than what I want it to be, but I aim on growing it. The formula is just gorgeous on these and they have a bunch of interesting colors. I also really like that the magnetic palettes from the brand are small and compect and feels like very decent qiality and holds a great mirror. Highly recomment this brand if you want to test out more indie brands.

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Top Palette: Now And Zen, Made To Last, Ready or Yatch, Cannonball, Cut-Outs, Tiki, Two Birds, Poodle, Pebbles, Going Steady, 143, Dragonfly, Facet, Come And Get It, Koi, Conundrum, Sea Stars, Boxer, Snake Eyes, Top Notch, Let’s Do It, Paper Crane, Tea Garden, Play By Play, Hear Me Out, Glass Bull, Game Changer. Bottom Palette: Baby Lights, Take Flight, Karat Cake, Martian, Over It, Crackle, Chic Happens, Thank U Next, Mr.Sandman, Solstice With The Mostest, Meteorite, Sleeper, Paradiso, Try Me, Eartshrine, On A Whimsy, Neutrino, Beam Me Up, Heavenly, Quantum Sleep, Antimatter, Superzoom, Conjour Up, Wishful Winking.

The biggest brand collection of single shadows I have are for sure from Colourpop. I blame it on their many releases, and BYOP offers. I am sure I will jump on those BYOP offers more times because it really allows you to build a while palette of single shadows for just a fraction of the original cost. I think when they have these sales it’s really as cheap as single shadows get, at least among thos with good quality.

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Muscle Beach, Backseat, Checkmate, Up and Up, Sideline, Team Captain, Goody Two-Shoes, Two Piece, Tiny Tangerines, Piece Of Cake, Lost And Found, Bassline, Slay-Farer, Formation, Chauffer, Deja Boo, Bratty, Hop On, Rascal, Feathered, Backstage, Two To Mango, Fault Line, La Playa, Comeback Kid, Night Show, Kill Switch.

I was not quite done with Colourpop, because this pretty bright palette is also Colourpop only. I need a new magnetic pan to fill now!

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Acapulco, LMAO, Viridian, Odium, Buddy Blue, Paladin, Cupid.

My Devinah collection is the smallest single pan brand collection I have with only 7 shades. That does not reflect the quality at all, because these shadows are really really nice. I aim to collect a lot more in the future so this is just the start.

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And to finish up this post this is my Looxie eyeshadow collection. This also is a brand I want to collect a lot more from since it’s such a lovely formula. Especially their metallics and metallics 2 formula are so so beautiful. I think the next Looxie order is not far off!

What is your favorite brand to collect single eyeshadow pans from?

XOXO

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Makeup Hauls – April 2019!

I know I know, I am by far late at getting to this post. But after spending April moving and having the majority of my stuff (also some of the new stuff) in boxes I didn’t get around to it so far, but better late than never.

Things are going great in the new house by the way! By horse is stables not so far away which is handy for my afternoon rides, and I have 10 chickens running around. So much fun!

I didn’t recieve to much in April, but we will go through the little I got. I can tell you that the haul post for May will have a lot of content though!

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I did get some new Liveglam KissMe Liquid Lipsticks. It’s a lipstick subscription that sends out three liquid lipsticks and/or glosses each month. I really do like the formula of these, but honestly I got these because I forgot to cancel this month. I am not sure if I will continue with them, despite that I really like them, because after a year of getting 3 lipsticks each month it’s starting to feel a bit crouded. These ones are all lovely nudes that I am happy to have.

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Can you relate when I say that the Colourpop Disney Villan collection must be one of their best ones ever? I really like the looks of the higlighters and picked up three of them along with a new shade of Glitterally Obsessed which has also become one of my favorite Colourpop items. They are such an easy and mess free way of adding glitter to my makeup looks. Big fan of those!

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The Colourpop Sweet Talk palette is also absolutely stunning! I also love that they added a super shock formula and a glitter formula to the mix! Can’t wait to play with these!

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Still on the Colourpop train! The Colourpop Just My Luck caught my heart and my eyes at the same time with these lovely greens. I also love that there are several cool-toned greens because I find that greens are very often warm toned. I am al about adding diversity to my collection.

The Colourpop No Filter Concealer is a repurchase as I have already used up my old one. I guess it goes without saying that I really like it!

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I also picked up some high end goodies! The Becca Gold Lava highlighter that I think will look amazing in summer, and a super cute Blush&Glow mini fromNatasha Denona. Love that they have minis! It’s a great way to get to try a luxury brand for a fair price. And I never finish a blush or a highlighter anyway.

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Finally I have grown my singles collection with 6 stunning shades and a magnetic palette from on of my favorite single shadow brands Lethal Cosmetics!

Did you pick up anything good in April or May?

XOXO

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Throwback Thursday Makeup Looks – NYX Ultimate Brights Eyeshadow Palette.

This is an old palette I dug out of my collection since it’s in my current Stash or Trash! The reason my I put it in my current stash or trash pile is because after my collection has grown and I got plenty of great quality colorful mattes I just did not reach for this anymore. It used to be an old favorite, but I just forgot about it when new and better (in my opinion) clorful palettes entered my collection. After more than 2 years without being touched at all I figured it was time to use it again and decide if it’s still good enough to keep. What I figured out will be something you have to read about in my stash or trash recap which will be published very soon!

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I did two looks with the palette just to play a bit around with the colors and these are the looks I came up with:

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  • Nyx Ultimate Brights Eyeshadow Palette – Row 4 shade 1,2,3 & 4.
  • Obsession Be.Crazy,About Eyeshadow Palette – Fresh.
  • Morphe x Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro40, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro – The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – Outside The Lines.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • House Of Lashes – Starlet.
  • Nailart gems.

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  • Nyx Ultimate Brights Eyeshadow Palette – Row 2 shade 1&4, Row 3 shade 1, 2 & 3.
  • Obsession Be.Crazy,About Eyeshadow Palette – Fresh.
  • Morphe x Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro10, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro – The Mascara Revolution.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Blush Tribe Pigment – Snow.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • House Of Lashes – Starlet.

No surprise that I was more drawn to the blues and greens in this palette I guess.

Have you tried this palette? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

XOXO

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My Makeup Collection 2019 – Foundations!

Yet another part of my makeup collection to go through. But tell me, what is your favorite foundation?

I still think my Guerlain Ligerie De Peau is my top pick, as it has been for a couple of years, but I have a lot of other great ones too!

I am not that into buying new foundations all the time, at least not as much as with eyeshadows and such, but I have a decent amount.

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First let’s go through my drugstore foundations. Now, I don’t mind paying the price for a high-end or even luxury makeup, but I still have a majority of drugstore (or drugstore priced) foundations.

  • Tolymoly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Crem.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation – F6.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation – F4.
  • Lirikos Marine Radiance Double Cover Foundation.
  • L’Oreal Infallible Stay Fresh Foundation 24 H.
  • L’Oreal Infallible 24H  Matte Foundation.
  • Wet N’Wild Photofocus Foundation.
  • A’Pieu Natural BB Cream.
  • Maybelline FitMe Matte + Poreless – 105.
  • Milani Conceal + Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation.
  • Revolution Fast Base Stick – F5.
  • Revolution Fast Base Stick – F4.
  • Colourpop No Filter Foundation.
  • The Seam Eco Soul Real Fit Foundation.

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I was actually surprised when I pulled out all my foundations to see that I don’t really have that many high-end ones. Don’t get me wrong, five is more than enough! As you can probably tell I have both my summer and winter shades here.

  • Guerlain Lingerie De Peau.
  • Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear.
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup.
  • Clinique Superbalanced.

The total count is 19 foundations. Not that bad I think! That’s actually exactly the same amount as I had last year. Sure I’ve bought some foundations, but I’ve also finished some.

Do you know your foundation count?

XOXO

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Makeup Revolution Glow Revolution Prime Set Glow Spray- Review!

While hunting for a new setting spray I stumbled upon this Glow Revolution Priming and Setting Spray by Makeup Revolution and decided to give it a go.

The first thing I noticed when I got the bottle in the mail was how big it was. It’s supposed to be a face & body spray so I guess a large amount makes sense. The bottle has a metal ball in it, and you have to shake it before use. It does have quite a lot of shimmer so you do have to shake for a while to get the fluid to be even.

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The first way I tried it was as a glowy setting spray. The spritzer is nice and distribute the mist evenly. Not the finest mist, but good enough to get an even application. But when this product says glowy it means it! Honestly it made me look like a golden tin foil figure. The shimmer is so packed in this spray that it leaves a very visible golden, shimmery film on the skin. I tried applying it a second time, but this time with just a tiny amount, but the result was still too much. It simply looks like you have gold shimmer all over your face. It doesn’t give a subtle glow, it makes your whole face golden and shimmery. I think the color is not that right for me either, being it is so visible I think it would look much more flattering on medium or deeper skin tones. It was way to visible on my light skin and I can imagine fair skinned people having a similar problem.

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So I figured I would try it as a priming spray since it’s supposed to work like that. I like using the Cover FX drops or the Iconic London Illuminating drops as a “primer” when I want some extra glow, so I figured that even if it was too intense for me as a setting spray, it could potentially be used under my foundation. It did look better than what it did as a setting spray but the shimmer is just not finely milled enough and you end up looking very glittery still. So I much prefer the highlighter drops, because even though they are intense the pearl is so finely milled it looks like glow and not glitter. This one just does not compare.

Final way of testing it was as a body spray. This is probably my way to finish this. It looks nice sprayed over your legs if you re wearing a skirt or a dress for instance. So I guess there is some way for me to use it (the 2 times a year I wear a skirt/dress). I would not recommend it though. This one is just too much, so unless you are actually looking for a body spray with an intense glow I would stay clear of this.

XOXO

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Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

At first I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous packaging and color story of the palette. Sure, I think it’s weird that a palette with the word “Garden” in it’s name does not have a green shade, but still I knew I had to have this from the very beginning. As soon as I purchased it and was waiting for the palette to arrive in the mail I started seeing reviews of this, and they were not that great! And it made me a bit nervous that I would not like the palette that much.

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It’s always such a shame ending up not being happy with a palette especially if you love the colors and the looks of it. I just think the packaging has such a stunning design! Even though it’s cardboard it feels like the fancy kind, the colors and pattern is beautiful, like a flowering garden at night, and it just feels and looks luxurious through and through. And yes, is does have a decent sized mirror.But the packaging does not help that much if whats inside is not up to standard. And I like my eyeshadows to be good! Especially in this case, when we are not talking about a cheap budget palette.I do have some previous experience with Nabla eyeshadow since I have a small collection of their single pan shadows, and the quality of those are really really good especially their mattes that are buttery smooth and rich in pigment! So I know Nabla can do great eyeshadows. I do have to say, I like the palette, I like the looks I made with it, but I can also see why people are unhappy with it because it’s simply not the easiest palette to work with. But to be fair some of the shades are pressed pigments and not eyeshadow. In my opinion a pressed pigment rarely have the quality similar to eyeshadows. I usually find that you have to change the techniques a bit and thats the case with many of the shadows in this palette too. I found that I had to apply it little by little and spend a bit more time blending, but I don’t think it’s because the shadow is bad it’s just the nature of dark or colorful pressed pigments. They need a bit more of a careful hand. Although it’s not as loosely pressed as Subculture the way you have to work with the dark mattes in this palette is similar to how I use the dark mattes in Subculture. So I don’t think they are bad eyeshadows, they simply have to be used a bit different because they are not actually eyeshadows but pressed pigments.

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There are off course shades that can be used a lot more laid back. All of the neutrals are very easy to work with. They are just overall decent eyeshadows. The neutral matte shades are really good actually. Not as good as their single shadows, but good. The shimmer are also good eyeshadows, but they are not mind blowing. Pretty yes, but they are more on the regular scale and nothing that will blow you off your chair.

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I guess overall I like the palette, but it does need some extra attention when applying the darker matte pigments. I can totally see why this palette is not something everyone will enjoy. Although, I dare to say that if you managed to work with Subculture you wont have any more issues with this.

Have you tried this palette? Let me know what your opinion is!

XOXO

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The Balm Take Home The Bronze – Review!

This one has been on my wish list for so long, and I just happened to snag this with me on impulse one day. I am a big fan of The Balms quirky cute packaging and a bronzer that promise to not be orange is off course also tempting (I don’t want that Donald Trump bronze after all).

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As always the packaging is adorable. It’s the same usual sturdy cardboard packaging as they have on their blushes. I had some of their blushes for many years, and those still look good, so they are good quality even though it’s made of cardboard. It also have a mirror inside. In my opinion it’s a bit too tiny to use when applying bronzer, but oh well.

But cute packaging and anti-orange promises does not help if the product is not any good. But this one is! I picked it up in the shade “Oliver”, but they have several shade options. This one was good for me because it’s quite pale and I prefer a pale bronzer, because that’s what I am for most of the year.  This one is just the right shade for my winter skin, and it’s absolutely true that it’s anti-orange! It looks quite cool toned on my skin, which I also prefer during winter. It’s almost so that I could use this as a contour.

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The shade is great for me. Oliver is the lightest of three shades, so they should have an option that fits many (but I am afraid the darkest is not dark enough, and I wish they had one additional color for deep skin). But not only does the color work for me, it’s also so easy to apply! I love it when a bronzer blends quickly and I just don’t have to think to much about it. You know that brush on really quick kind of bronzer that you never have to worry about not being blended enough or looking patchy. This bronzer is just that easy-going one.

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This was a totaly hit for me and I highly recommend it. Especially if you often find bronzers to be too warm this one is a nice one to test out.

I do have the iconic and much loved Bahama Mama bronzer from The Balm as well, but Take Home The Bronze one is a solid winner among these two.

Have you tried this bronzer? Or maybe you have another favorite that you love?

XOXO

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