Obsession Be Crazy About Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swacthes!

This is a brand I stumbled upon just by accident. and I have been testing and trying some products by them. I first came across this brand when I ordered a package with some different things from TamBeauty (where I usually buy Makeup Revolution) and for some reason the pick up note from the post office never reached me and the parcel was sent back. They were kind enough to send it straight back to me (they do have great customer service) but one of the items had to be replaced, so they gave me three Obsession products instead. One of them being an eyeshadow palette called Love.Every.Shade. The palette is as basic as it gets. A matte base, a matte black, some matte crease colors ans some gold and brown lid shades. It did not peak my interest at all. I figured I had all the shades and did not need it, but the lid had a tiny crack in it. Not that it mattered but I would not want to give it as a gift for instance. So I just swatched the shades and got very positively surprised and realized me and this palette could be friends after all. I gave it a go, and I have been so happy with that palette that I decided to test the brand even more, so I got a few more eyeshadow palettes (including this) as well as blushes and highlighters.

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I will for sure get back to more products from this brand but today it’s all about the little fun colorful 10 pan called Be Crazy About.

The packaging is very simple. Pink cardboard with just the name of the palette and the logo on the front. On the back you get an overview of the shades and what number they have, but inside the palette they have proper shade names instead of numbers. Not sure why they would need both. Even though the packaging is simple and probably cheap to make it does have a mirror which is a nice touch. One thin I absolutely LOVE though is that the palette is magnetic, and it’s a little groove next to all the eyeshadows so you can easily just pop them out and put them in a custom palette. That is also the case with their highlighter and blush-palettes and the rest of the eyeshadow palettes I got. What a great feature! If you are into depotting or just want to clear out some space, you can easily just pop these over to a magnetic palette and get rid of the packaging. That’s just SO clever!

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The palette has 10 shades and every single one of them is a colorful shade. Love that too! You get 6 mattes which are all fun. A dark navy, a bright blue, a beautiful peach and a yellow pop are among them. You also get 3 shimmers and one duochrome. A pretty shimmery white with a pink shift. The color selection may not seem very cohesive at first, but you do have plenty of mattes in different tones to complete a look, but you do get challenged a bit to think of exciting new color combinations.

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First of all, the quality of the mattes impressed me. After all they are bright colorful shades at a very affordable price point. I mean this whole palette is 6£, that’s amazing! I had a tiny bot of trouble with Icon and Fire in my outer crease, I had to work a bit on blending them seamlessly, and use a skin toned shade to make the blend perfect but the outer crease is my tough spot ans that’s where I really can test eyeshadows. If they are not hard to blend in the outer crease on me, they are just not hard to blend! (on my skin that is off course). So those two reds needed a little help, while The dark navy blue and the bright blue worked just perfectly. I was always able to get a nice result in the end with all of them though, just a couple needed some extra work to look great. They are not super pigmented, but they build up nicely.

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Another thing I noticed with this palette is that the matte shades blend pretty nicely together. I put the yellow and the blue in the crease in one look, and where these shades overlapped I got a nice green shade instead if it getting muddy and murky. So they do layer well which is a huge plus if you want to be more creative.

The shimmers work quite good too. Champion and Hero Worship I didn’t have any issues with at all. Excite was a little bit tricky and to make it work as I wanted I figured it needed a damp brush. I also got quite a bit of fallout from it. The duochrome is more on the sheer side, but I really liked how it looked in the inner corners.

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Overall I am quite happy with the performance. They are off course not the best eyeshadows I have tried, but for only 6£ these worked way better than expected. They are quite similar in formula to the Soph X Revolution palettes if you have tried them. Definitely a fun and affordable palette that does the job.

The best thing about this palette is probably that you can just pop out the shade. That’s such a neat feature if you need to save space or maybe just want to pop out a few to travel with.

I am for sure tempted to try more eyeshadow from the brand.

Have you ever tried anything from Obsession?

XOXO

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Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #4

It just happens to be so that I have 10 more empties to share with you again. Moving houses and focusing on finishing products before we move instead of continuously replacing things really made my empties pile grow large fast.

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These are today’s empties! A bit of everything here from skincare to haircare and even some makeup items. I always find it so satisfying to finish a makeup item.

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#31 – Pure Life Papaya Conditioner: This one smells divine. It’s maybe a little bit too light for my taste. I would like something a little more nourishing but if my hair don’t need too much TLC at the moment it works just fine. Would kind of be worth to pick up again just because of the scent. Also super handy that it’s a pump!

#32 – Rituals Fortune Oil: Shower oils are a great alternative to shower gels when the skin feels dry. Rituals shower oils are great, and I love that also this one comes in a pump.The scent is amazing, and if you like sweet orange you need to try this!

#33 Simple Foaming Cleanser: A very light weight foaming cleanser. It id not strip any moisture from my skin, but it also did not feel like it cleaned all that much. I felt like I had to remove my makeup properly before using this, because this would not take the leftovers. But besides that it was OK. I don’t think I will but it again though.

#34 Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion With Self-Tanner: I have talked about these before. I picked up 4 of these body lotions because they were on sale, not being aware that they were self-tanners too! Not in a good way though. In a patchy orange way. It gave off so little color so if I just used it one day here and there it did not give me any color so  I could luckily use them all up. But now I am finally finished with this one being the last one of those 4 I got. I will NEVER buy this again!

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#35  Nature Republic Himalaya Salt Cleansing Balm: I don’t know how many of these I have been through by now. but it’s a really good cleansing balm that removes even the most stubborn makeup. I already have a new one opened, and an additional one in backup!

#36 The Boy Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask: Great for giving a lot of moisture, but I kind of feel like I get just as much from a sheet mask for a fraction of the price plus I won’t have to wash it of. I don’t think I will buy this one again, but with that being said I don’t think it is a bad mask, I just got my moisture needs covered by sheet masks, but I would not mind trying some of the other masks from The Body Shop.

#37 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Hex”: These are still my holy grail off course. And the scent is absolutely divine. It’s fruity and sweet but in a dark way if that makes sense. A sensual kind of fruity and sweet instead of girly fruity and sweet. It smells like fall, not like summer. I have two back-ups of this!

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#38 LUSH Rose Jam Shower Gel: This one smells so divine. However it’s intensely sweet and I had this for three years or so before I could finish it. I would love to pick up a new one next year. LUSH usually release this around Christmas every year. I do think a small bottle would be enough though.

#39 Makeupgeek Gel Liner “Immortal”: I had this for ages. It’s actually quite impressive that it did not dry out. The product is discontinued and has been for some year at least. I did really like it though, so I hope they bring out a new one.

#40 Smashbox Studio Skin 24 H Waterproof Concealer: I like this but I did not love it. I think maybe it was a bit on the pale side for me and that’s why it did not cover as nicely as I would like it too.

So after adding this to my summary of products these are the stuff I have empties so far in 2019. My goal is 200!

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 7.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 3.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 10.
  • Body Scrub: 1.
  • Face Mask: 2.
  • Hair Mask: 2.
  • Face Care (cream/cleanser/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 5.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 2
  • Powder: 1.
  • Concealer: 2.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 1.
  • Eyeliner (gel, liquid or pencil): 1.

 

That brings the total amount of empties to 40!

Did you finish anything fun lately? Or do you have a goal for how many product you want to get through?

XOXO

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Obsession London Be Crazy About Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

It’s always exciting to test and try out new brands eyeshadow formula. The brand itself is not that new but they are to me. I just stumbled upon this on the Tambeauty website (where I get all my Makeup Revolution stuff) and I needed to try if the colors where any good. I am under the impression that colors are much harder to make than browns so what better way to test the quality than to go for a nice colorful palette!

These are the looks I put together with this fun little 10-pan!

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  • Obsession London Be Crazy About Eyeshadow Palette – Fire, Idol, Hero Worship, Champion, Emotion.
  • Jacklyn hill X Morphe Palette – Abyss.
  • Obsession London Love Every Shade Eyeshadow Palette – Fresh.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 413.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro60, Bro70, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House of Lashes – Iconic.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 15.

 

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  • Obsession London Be Crazy About Eyeshadow Palette – Joy, Icon, Ardor, Fire, Cloud Nine.
  • Jacklyn hill X Morphe Palette – Abyss.
  • Obsession London Love Every Shade Eyeshadow Palette – Fresh.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro 60.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House of Lashes – Iconic.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 15.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dip Liner – White.

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  • Obsession London Be Crazy About Eyeshadow Palette – Ardor, Emotion, Hero Worship, Excite, Cloud Nine.
  • Jacklyn hill X Morphe Palette – Abyss.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid Liner – Black.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dip Liner – White.
  • Kiko Smokey Eye Pencil – 02.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 15.
  • Revolution Pro – The Mascara Revolution.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro 60.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Hello Gregory Lashes – Athena.

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  • Obsession London Be Crazy About Eyeshadow Palette- Icon, Jou, Emotion. Champion.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Fame.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro 60, Bro70.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 412.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 813.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 15.
  • Hello Gregory Lashes – Athena.
  • Revolution Pro – The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – Puffin.

 

Have you ever tried anything from the Obsession London brand? I would love to hear what you think!

XOXO

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My Makeup Collection 2019 – Highlighters!

This is one of the parts of my collection that I have been most looking forward to digging through and taking pictures of. Besides eyeshadow palettes, this is my favorite item to collect and I always enjoy a good highlighter. I know this amount of highlighters is crazy, but I really enjoy having a large highlighter collection to rotate through.

So, lets go through the madness together!

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Let’s start of with some palettes here! I love a good highlighter palette, so I got quite a few of them. I list every palette down below, and try to make the order as logical as possible. Hope it makes sense and you can pinpoint the name to the palette.

  • Colourpop Crème De La Crème.
  • Colourpop Crush on You.
  • Huda Beauty Summer Solstice.
  • Huda Beauty Winter Solstice.
  • Zoeava Winter Strobe Spectrum.
  • Colourpo In-Nude-Endo.
  • Sigma Chromaglow.
  • Colourpop Gimme More.
  • Violett Voss Pro Highlighter Rose Gold.
  • BH Cosmetivs Spotlight Highlight 6 Color Palete.
  • Colourpop Dream Sequence.

 

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Here are some smaller palettes and trios. I really love this part of my collection. Even just looking at these pictures makes me want to dig out a certain highlighter I haven’t used in a while or just sit down and swatch. The only part of my collection that I find more interesting than highlighters are eyeshadow palettes.

  • NYX Strobe Of Genious Highlighter Palette.
  • Becca Ocean Jewels Highlighter Palette.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette Solstice.
  • MakeupGeek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette.
  • Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette Cleaopatra’s Kiss.
  • L’Oreal La Vie En Glow.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter Metal.
  • Chi Chi Wall of Shimmer.
  • Smashbox Spotlight Palette Pearl.
  • Ofra Feelin Myself Highlighter Palette.
  • Makeup Mekka How We Dew Highlighter Palette.
  • Obsession London Dedicated highlighter Palette.

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I also have a small collection of Anastasia highlighter palettes. I am sure you all recognize these.

  • Anastasia Glow Kit Sundipped.
  • Anastasia Dream Glow Kit.
  • Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit.
  • Anastasia Ultimate Glow Glow Kit.
  • Anastasia Nicole Guerrero Glow Kit.

Moonchild is on my wish list and has been so for a long time. Maybe 2019 will be the year I pick it up.

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And now over to some singles! And we do have quite a few to go through here as well.

  • Revolution Pro Highlight Compact Opulence.
  • Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Highlighter – Prismatic Petal.
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Nude.
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Apricot.
  • Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Pink Glow.
  • Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter Kitten.
  • H&M Illuminating Lustre Powder Delicate Pearl.
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Brick Warm Nude.
  • Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder – Brilliant Strobe Light.
  • Wet N’Wild Megaglo Highlighter- Crown of My Canopy.
  • NASR Satellite Of Love.
  • NASR Albatross.
  • Kevin Aucoin The Celestial Powder – By Candlelight.
  • Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee – Topaz Chameleon.

 

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I am not the biggest fan of cream or liquid highlighters but I putt them out occasionally, and I actually do really like to mix them with my foundation. So I have collected quite a few of these too!

  • Tarte Por Glow Liquid Highlighter – Stunner.
  • L’Oreal True Match Highlight – Golden Glow.
  • Isadora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Cool Glow.
  • Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid – Light.
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Paranormal (Yeah, it’s a skull!).
  • Iconic London Illuminator .
  • The Balm Mary-Dew Manizer.
  • Nabla Surreal Highlighter Stick.
  • Kiko Dazzling Highlighter Stick.
  • Obsession London Liquid Illuminator – S&X.
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Luminous Gold.
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Dragon’s Blood.
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Starlight.
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Luna.
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Rose Gold.
  • L’Oreal Glow Mon Amour – Sparkling Love.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter – On The Cusp.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter- Fire.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter – Flexitarian.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter – Lunch Money.
  • Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter – Pearl.

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But we are far from done with the compacts yet!

  • BKR Cosmetics Rose Highlighter.
  • Lancôme La Rose A Poudrer.
  • MAC Mineralze Skinfinish – Semi Precious Pearl.
  • MAC Mineralze Skinfinish – Lightscapade.
  • MAC Mineralze Skinfinish – Refined.
  • Ofra Highlighter – Glow Goals.
  • Revolution Pro Jelly highlighter – Monumental.
  • Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Celestial
  • MAC Mineralze Skinfinish – Soft and Gentle.
  • MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish – Whisper Of Gilt.
  • MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish- Fairly Precious.
  • MAC Beauty Powder – Light Sunshine.
  • Revolution Pro Skin Finish – Radiance.
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer – 001.
  • Dior Diorific Splendor Illuminating Pressed Powder – 001.

 

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By now I am getting really tired of writing the word “Highlighter” but we still have a few more to get through. Nut look how pretty they are!

  • Milani Hypnotic Lights Highlighter – 03.
  • The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer.
  • The Balm Cindy-Lou Manizer.
  • Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight.
  • NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder – Synthetica.
  • NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder – Snow Rose.
  • Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter – Molten Gold.
  • Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter – Molten Rose Gold.
  • Maybelline Face Studio Chrome Extreme – Sandstone Shimmer.
  • Essende Pure Nude Highlighter – Be My Highlight.
  • Makeup Mekka Hypnotic Metallics Single Highlighter – Glitz.
  • MAC Cream Color Base – Pearl.
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Champagne Pop.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Sun in The City. Golden Gliimmer Powder.
  • Jeffree Star Skin Frost – Summer Snowcone.
  • Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter – Ice Kiss.

 

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And now we are down to the last picture and the last highlighters in my collection!

  • Mineralogics Luminescence
  • Isadora Face Glow Prisma Wheel – Rainbow Highlights
  • Estee Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Shimmering Loose Powder.
  • YSL Touche Blush – 16 (it’s not a blush, it’s straight down shimmer!).
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighter Palette.
  • Hello Gregory Highlighter – Seafoam Pearl.
  • Hello Gregory Highlighter – Unicorn Frosting.
  • LA Minerals On Stage Illuminizer.
  • Jennifer Lopes x Inglot – Livin’ The Highlight.
  • Everyday Minerals Lucent Powder – Wet Sand.
  • Colorpop Pressed Powder Face Highlighter – Trickles.

I am almost a bit nervous to count, but the total amount of single highlighters (liquids and powders alike) are 78. My highlighter palettes with 3 or more shades are 31. Individual shades in these palettes are 141. The total amount if individual highlighter shades are then 219. Last year this number was 157, so I am up 62 shades. About what I expected actually.

And you, do you spot any of your favorites among these? or can you see something I am missing out on?

Remember I also happen to exits on Instagram. It’s a simple way to keep track on my latest post.

XOXO

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Stash or Trash #1 – Recap!

Time to go through all the products in my first post in the Stash or Trash series. If you have not read the intro I suggest you have a look. I explain the deal about this series in that intro.

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I have worked my way through all the products and now I made up my mind if I want to keep them or not. The products on one side of the palette are things I will keep, and the stuff on the other are things I will get rid of. Can you guess which side is which?

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Let’s just start with the eyeshdow palette, because I decided something special for that one. I tried it out, and the quality of the eyeshadow is really not good. I can tell you that a lot has happened with Urban Decay eyeshadows since this palette was released. It probably does not help that it’s old either. I decided to not keep this in my collection, but I wont get rid of it either. I decided to just store it in a box separate from my makeup collection. As a curiosity. I have several makeup items I think can go into this box eventually. It’s just that some things are so old that even though It’s not really usable anymore it’s fun to have. Imagine how fun this will be to pull out and have a look at in 5 years, or 10, or 20. So I made a makeup artifact box. For now a small one, but I have it dedicated to these kind of things that I don’t feel like I need to keep in my collection of makeup, but I still want to keep. Who knows, maybe one day I will do a blog post with all the makeup artifact box. This will be the first item I put in it.

So let’s talk about the things I will not keep.

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Hope Girl Illuminating Powder is just something I don’t understand. It’s a loose powder full of glitter flecks. They are too sparse to actually work as a highlighter, but as a setting powder it leaves you looking like a disco ball. It’s just not flattering either way and I don’t understand how it’s supposed to look good on the face. Yes, I could use it on my legs for instance, but I know I will never remember to do that. So this one is decluttered.

Everyday Minerals “Like Lady Bird Lake” is a nice enough blush, but not special enough I feel for me to reach for it. I am not the biggest fan of loose blush, and this one has tiny flecks of glitter in it as well. So this one also got a spot in the decluttered pile.

The Man ZI Miao Wine Lip Tint is really cute, but I got two others and as I recall they are not that different since they are tints. I think I will keep one of them because they are super cute, but I can let this one go and then decide which one of the others I will keep.

Kiko Long Lasting Cream Eyeshadow was just not for me. I am not the biggest fan of pink, and this one was a bit dried out and made my lids just very textured. I do like these eyeshadow pots from Kiko, they usually look good and stay really well, but this colors just did not work for me.

The Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner I tried once but gave up. This is just too dried up, and I found it a bit poorly pigmented as well. In the bin with it!

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And then the things I decided to keep!

The L’Oreal Lip Paint Matte was something I remembered as a tiny bit drying, but when I used it again now I did not have the same experience. But the thing that made me make up my mind to keep it was the scent. It smells like strawberries!

That other lipstick with a unknown brand or name that I got as a freebee with an order and never used surprised me. It’s a very flattering and easy to wear red, that has a very decent staying power, feels comfy and fades away nicely. I did not expect much from this, actually I was convinced this was one of the things I would trash, but I ended up really enjoying it and can absolutely see myself reaching more for this shade! So it’s a keeper!

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Liquid Bronzer I used maybe 6 or 7 times during this testing period. It’s very easy to blend into the skin and gives a warm but natural bronzed look to the skin. A very natural looking product that was easy to work with. This will be perfect for spring!

lastly the Estee Lauder Pure Pops Cream Eyeshadow I ended up keeping as well. It does give a very nice sheen and color to the lid, and works nicely as a one-and-done eyeshadow for busy mornings, plus it really stays put all day. I just have to remember to use it.

So to make a summary of the first post in this series:

4 products are kept, 5 products are decluttered and one is put in my makeup artifact box!

I hope you enjoyed reading this, because I think there will be a new round of Stash or Trash coming soon. For someone like me who have a really hard time decluttering it’s very handy to do this because it will force me to go through my old stuff and really think about if I should keep them. If I turn out decluttering something then I managed to clean out some old stuff, and if I manage to rediscover an old product that is equally good! So I will for sure do another round soon!

What is your strategy for decluttering makeup? Do you have a hard time doing it, or are you able to be cut throat?

XOXO

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Colourpop Lit Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

A tiny little warm toned red palette with the shortest name. This is one of two sister palettes launched by Coloupop in a collaboration with an influencer I don’t have much interest of. But the collection was beautiful and well made, and I picked up some items including the Lit palette.

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The packaging is pretty. A simple gold background with “Lit” in gold glitter writing. Very pretty! For a moment I was afraid that the tasteless uni-carton would be the cover of the palette, but luckily it was not so. The palette has 8 shades, and the shape is rectangular. It’s the first time we see this shape and amount of shadows from Colourpop but I am sure it won’t be the last. Although I prefer a palette with 12-16 shadows, I do see that this is nice and compact both to store and travel with, so I don’t mind. Besides it’s perfectly possible to make a good color story with 8 shades.

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This color story is indeed pretty. Very warm and very fiery. Reds, a gold, a bright yellow and a couple of browns. 5 of the shades are matte and 3 are shimmers. In a small palette I like getting the majority of the shades as mattes because I think it helps to make the palette more versatile. The mattes are the usual great Colourpop Quality.

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The three shimmers shades are a bit different from one another. The shades “Bading” and “She Got Money” are the usual smooth and buttery shimmer shade texture I have gotten used to. “Mercy” is a bit different. It’s slightly more dense and a bit more chunky than the other two. Pigmentation is still very good, you just have to use a bit more pressure with the brush. This shade also has quite a bit of fallout, but as soon as you get it on the eyes it’s such an amazing shade!

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I think the color selection is nice. I didn’t feel like I missed anything to do a complete look. I also do feel like I have plenty of options for different looks even though this is only a 8 pan palette. Sure, you would be in the warm tone family, bot you can do a complete look with this without necessarily using reds or oranges. The brown in the crease and “Bading” or “She Got Money” would both be very wearable looks that are warm without leaning red or orange. If you like to go for more red looks, you could go either matte or shimmery which is nice. You even have all the colors you need for a sunset look. So with this being just an 8 pan, I think it’s pretty well put together.

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Overall, this is a nice little palette with the well known good Colourpop quality. The packaging is pretty and the size is travel friendly. If you are a warm tone lover then this color combination is bomb. If you are into red tones I absolutely recommend this!

And you, are a Lit fan or would you rather go for the cool-toned sister palette Wet?

XOXO

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What’s In My Makeup Bag – March 2019!

This is one of the thing I look most forward to when we get into a new month. Getting a fresh set of makeup in my everyday makeup bag to play with. This is really something that helps motivate me to use makeup on an everyday basis. Just mixing things up and getting something new (or old) to focus on.

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These are my base makeup items. With the exception of the primer all of these items are in my project pan.

  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – We all know this one right? It just blends so well and looks so nice and refreshing under the eye. I don’t have that much left, I am hooping it will last me through the month, but I will absolutely pick up a new one once it’s gone.
  • Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence Face Powder – This one is also really nice, but the price it too much for me to repuchase since I have a lot of other ecxpensive powders I prefer, but I will use and enjoy it while it lasts.
  • Colourpop No Filter Foundation – This was not quite a hit for me. Itæs not bad but it does not stand out. That’s why I put it in my project pan, to use it up. I doubt I will repurchase it though. The color is not the best either, It’s slightly too yellow, but with powder and bronzer on top I can make it work.
  • NYX Angel Veil – One of my favorite drugstore brushes for evening out the skin.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Airbrush Powder – One of my favorite pressed powders. I am almost out of it and it makes me sad!

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I loooove the blushes I selected for this month! They are all so lovely to wear.

  • Benefit World O’Blushes – This one has three blushes (classics from the Benefit selection) and their famous Hoola brozer. So this also holds my bronzer for this month.
  • YSL Blush Volupte “Heart Of Light” – A bright pink high quality blush. I love wearing bright pinks in winter.
  • MaryKay Baked Cheek Powder “Giving Heart” – This is a glowy blush. I looove glowy blushes.

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I may have gone a little bit over board with highlighters this month but I wanted to add them all because they all look great on my winter skin tone, and I have to take advantage of that little time I have left with my pale winter skin. Spring will be here in like two months after all.

  • Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Palette – This one has some fun shades and also a cream to use as a base. I havent used this since last winter so it was time to pull it out again.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter “Lunch Money” – This is my only project pan highlighter. It’s prefect for every day or as a base for other more intense highlighters.
  • Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter “Pearl” – This one is so lovely. I should really look into getting one or two more of the shades. Love how it looks, and the formula is so smooth and…buttery.
  • Colourpop Pressed Powder Highlighter “Twinkles” – This is an amazing pink duochrome blush with a blue shift. And surprisingly wearable, but it works best when I don’t have a tan. Like now.

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And here are my lipstick picks for March. I am working on my project pan lippies as best as I can, but I added one additional lippie just to be able to mix things up a little bit. But I had 7 lippies in my project pan, I am now down to six, but will I really use less then two months average on each product over the year? Well, can’t to much about it except keep working on it.

  • Catrice Long Lasting Lip Pencil – For the first time ever I am adding a lip pencil! To be honest wearing a lip pencil is not a habit of mine, but I figured it could be a nice way to change up the looks of some of the lip glosses. Besides I have a few lip pencils in my collection so I really should try to incorporate them into my routine some times. So I am excited to see how many times I can remember to use this.
  • Colourpop Blur Lux Lipstick “Y2K” – My first Lux lipstick in this formula. I am still not sure what to think of it. So I have to use it a few times to make up my mind. The color is a nice wearable one for every day though. Just need to test and try the formula a bit more.
  • H&M Sheer Lipstick “Arabesque” – I don’t have much left of this lipstick now! Hoping to be completely done with this by the end of the month.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “I ❤ U” – This  is a light purple gloss. More on the sheer side so it’s quite wearable even though lilac is not my preferred shade.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “Fashion Fanatic” – Bright baby pink gloss. Also a project pan gloss. I am half way through this.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “Bubble Tea” – This light pink gloss I have about 1/3 or 1/4 left of. I am thinking about focusing my attention on this and maybe finish it by the end of March.
  • Clinique Long Lasting Gloss Wear “Black Honey” – I think I realized I am not really in love with this. I mean, the color is really nice, it’s the iconic Black Honey shade after all (it was super popular some years ago, anyone remember that?). I like the gloss stick side, but the gloss side is so sticky. You know that kind of sticky that grabs your hair. Well, I am stuck with it for a while now since it’s in my project pan, and I am not giving up.
  • Estee Lauder High Gloss “Pearl”– I am hoping I will get some more use out of this is I pair it with the lip liner. I think the color is slightly too light, but I am hoping that using it together with the lip liner will make me use it more often.

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And finally, the eyeshadows!

  • Zoeva Blanc Fusion – Time to pull out a new palette from the project pan and get to work. This one is barely used so my goal is to hit pan in one shade through the year. A simple neutral palette with a yellow shimmer pop!
  • NYX Full Throttle Palette “Take Over Control” – I figures this little quad would pair nicely with Blanc Fusion, and a black is always handy.
  • MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow –  And just to get some use out of my single shadows I threw this in as well. A simple champagne shade.

And that’s the whole bundle I will focus on in March. Do you have a product you want to get some extra use out of this month?

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