Project Pan 2018 – 3rd Update!

Now, I haven’t done a proper update since June, and this will probably be the last update before I round of the project with my final post. Some parts of the project I have come a long way with, and other parts I have just lost hope. The beauty of project panning for you right there!

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But we have a lot to talk about to lets get started with the update!

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This was the picture of which products I had left last time. If I took a picture now it would be empty! I finished all of them! That means this part of the project is finished and I don’t have any more foundations or BB Creams to work on. So all of these are added to my list of finished products (end of post).

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The L’Oreal True Match Concealer I finished this summer some time in August. I did not have the right shade so it only worked for me when I was really tan, but I am just not sure the formula of it managed to convince me. I just didn’t find that much special about it. That’s Why I will probably not repurchase.

The History of Woo Powder, the one I thought was never ending for a while actually has just a tiny bot left. I think by the mid of November this will be all gone! Which is good timing.

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On the Adopt Eau de Parfum Thè Blanc you can see the progress no the bottle itself. Three marks for each update. I have to be honest and admit that I forgot about this one for a while, but now I am on it and expect to be able to finish it by the end of the year without any problem.

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Now the last lipstick I had in the project, the L’Oreal Shine Delicieux Lipstick is now considered finished. I can get maybe a week or so use out of it still, but the mechanism to screw the lipstick up and down is broken and I really cant be bothered to finish this with a lip pencil. I think I can throw this in the trash with clear conscience. I got this when I was 14 years old. If you have already picked up my age you will faint. If you didn’t I am not going to tell you right now. I have cleaned it with alcohol though, and it smells and feels nice still if that helps (on a lipstick this old it kind of does not help, but hey, it’s gone now!).

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Last update.
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Progress.

The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer I was so sure to hit pan on now in October, but still no pan to see around here! But I can see the rings in the bottom of the pan, so it can’t be that far away. I am not sure if I will reach my goal with this though, because now that I am more pale I will switch to the NARS Zen blush as a contour since that one is also in my project and haven’t been used all summer. But I will try to pull this out from time to time, and if I hit pan on Zen sooner than anticipated I might get some little extra time to work on this. Hope is not all out, but it does not look great either.

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No new picture to show on the NARS Zen blush though. This is what I had left at my 2nd update, and the case is all the same now. I haven’t used it since then. But as soon as I get started with November and my new items of the month I will have this one back in daily use. It does have a dent so I am still hopeful I can possibly hit pan in November.

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Last update.
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Progress, if you can tell!

This though, is my never ending Glominerals Globlush “Papaya”. Can you see a difference? (Please say yes!). I have lost hopes for this one and I am starting to plan out some final desperate strategies to get some pan on this. I was thinking about applying blush twice a day. It won’t hurt my looks. I promise, because after half a day my blush is usually worn off no matter how good it is. But can I really be bothered? Time will show.

Anyway, this is a tiny blush I have used almost every day for 10 months now! It’s only 3.4 g, Why does this last forever?

But lets get over to something more fun! Eyeshadow palettes!

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Last Update!
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Progress!

As you can see on this Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette I did not hit any pans yet, but I got a lot of nice dents all over the palette. It can’t be long until I hit pan in Waterfall or Sunray. I almost expect to see some silver pan every time I use this!

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Last update…
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Progress!

The Zoeva En Taupe palette also took some damage since last time. It really can’t be long before I hit pan on Hour by Hour (Forth shade on top row). This is a lovely cool toned palette for everyday makeuplooks, and it’s in my monthly makeup bag in November which hopefully means I got some pan before the end of the month.

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last update….
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progress…

I had already reached my goal with the Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia and I hit pan on Tempera. I have been using it a bit more since then, so I did get a slightly bigger pan and some more usage out of the other shades as well. But I am happy with what I’ve done with this one.

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Last update…
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Progress….

The Colourpop Yes Please palette also got some pan showing, which means I reached my goal with this one as well. That means I have two palettes left that I am working with towards the end of this year to hit some pan on. Wish me luck!

As a summary I added the new empties to my ongoing list. The new additions from last update are in bold caption.

Empties so far:

  • Missha Signature Wrinkle Fill Up B.B Cream
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Colourpop Aventurine Setting Spray
  • Colourpop Aquamarine Setting Spray
  • Origins Ginger Essence
  • Too Faced Lip Injection (shimmery beige)
  • Too Faced Lip Injection (pink transparent)
  • Korres Mango Butter Lipstick (Natural Pink)
  • Adopt Eau de Parfum Aqua Liguria.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Bouncing.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Aqua.
  • Bergamo Magic Snail BB Cream.
  • L’Oreal Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundation.
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer.
  • L’Oreal Shine Delicieux Lipstick.

 

Pans so far:

  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette (Tempera).
  • Colourpop Yes Please (Full Zip)

With the exception of the blush that seems never ending, and the Too Faced bronzer I expected to hit pan on already I would say i am pretty happy with the progress. Now I only got to the end of December to finish the project, and I expect to make a final summary either in the very end of December, or early January. So fingers crossed I will get some good progress until then.

I had a lot of fun panning this year. This was my first ever project pan lasting a full year. I am already thinking about what I will be working on in 2019 and I got a bunch of nice palette I plan to hit some pan on.

Do you have a yearly project pan this year? Are you going to reach your goals? Let me know!

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September Rose Slush Palette – Makeup Looks!

Is it just me or are colorful palettes becoming more common lately? I am not complaining, quite the opposite, I am very happy to see more colors around and I am very drawn to colorful palettes. I am happy to see more and more of them around!

When I stumbled upon the September Rose Slush palette I knew I needed it in my life. Lot’s of bright fun colors in different finishes. I was sold!

So yeah! I played around with all the colors (Yes, all 24 of them) to create this collection of different looks.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Raspberry, Coconut Milk, Berry Blast, Grape, Dark Cherry, Black Currant.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 805.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro20, Bro30.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette – Anodize.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Bubblegum, Blue Hawaiian, Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry, Blue Curacao, Coconut Milk.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Kajak Khôl Pencil – 109.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro20, Bro30.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette – Sweet Delusion
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Banana, Lemon & Lime, Cucumber Lime, our Apple, Coconut Milk.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo, Waterfall.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Vanilla.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Dragon Dust “Glitter” – Supernova.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Cotton Candy, Pink Lemonade, Sour Cherry, Tiger’s Blood, Banana, Mango, Orange Soda.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo, Waterfall.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro40, Bro10, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Dragon Dust “Glitter” – Supernova.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Banana, Lemon & Lime, Cucumber Lime,Grape.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum –  Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid Liner – Black.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette . Tiger’s Blood, Peach Lemonade, Strawberry, Mango, Sour Cherry, Dark Cherry, Black Currant. Blue Raspberry, Bubblegum, Coconut Milk.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • Kiko Twinkle Eye Pencil – 04.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum –  Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette “Distorted Dreams” – Sweet Delusion.
  • BKR Cosmetics Pressed Glitter – Flamingo.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Raspberry, Dark Cherry, Grape, Bubblegum, Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Kiko Kajal Kohl Pencil – 109.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing-
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum –  Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette “Distorted Dreams” – Anodize, Blurred Lights.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Blue Hawaiian, Banana, Sour Apple, Blue Raspberry, Orange Soda, Grape, Dark Cherry, Blue Curacao, Coconut Milk, Bubblegum.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Baby Powder.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum –  Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.

As always, playing around with a very colorful looks is so much fun. I am excited to share my full review of this palette, so stay tuned for that. According to plan this will be up on Wednesday this week. Remember you can also keep track on my latest blog post releases through Bloglovin or Instagram!

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10 Fall Makeup Looks!

I love the colors of fall. Not only the beautiful color display nature puts on, but I love those typical fall makeup looks as well. I love the colors. The deep greens, warm rich browns, burgundy and oranges that I associate with fall-time makeup looks. I also love the deeper lipsticks, the rich perfumes. And lets not forget a big steaming cup of tea next to the fireplace. Fall is just wonderful. I think all seasons have so much good to them, and there is always something I love about each season. It’s something special about all the beautiful colors, the days getting colder and the air more crisp! What is your favorite season? I can’t pick one, but fall is for sure one of my top four.

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So I picked out a few palettes that I think are really nice for fall and played around with them. Some of these I haven’t used in a long time and I had so much fun playing with these “old” palettes. I really enjoy to get some good use out of palettes that are not brand new. I seem to drown a bit in new palettes that I constantly test out to review so it’s so nice to change things up a bit and use some of the palettes that’s been just hanging around in my drawers for a while.

Dark greens are proper fall eyeshadows colors I think. So I wanted to use the pretty greens in the Jaclyn Hill X Morphe palette. I haven’t used this since last year sometime, and I had actually forgotten how great it is! I am considering putting this palette in next years project pan to get some proper use out of it because it truly is so versatile and has great quality. The duochrome shift in the eyeshdow is not thanks to the Jaclyn Hill palette though, but a little gem form H&M beauty. Their liquid shadow in “Wood Nymph” is a bit to sheer to use on its own, but as an eyeshadow topper I think it really gives the look a nice dimension, and the orange sheen helps with the fall vibes I think. I need to use this shadow more often!

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  • Jaclyn Hill X Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Palette – Silk Creme, Pooter, Roxanne, Chip, Enchanted, Diva.
  • H&M Fluid Hues Eye Color – Wood Nymph.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Glamorous eye Pencil – 413.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30, Bro10.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House of Lashes – Iconic.

If I had to pick out the ultimate fall palette I would not have to think twice. Off course that has to be Subculture by Anastasia, which I actually happen to like very much! The color scheme is just perfect for fall. To amp up the look I used Colourpops Supernova Shadow in the shade “Dragon”. I have picked out quite a few of these supernova shadows but I never use them, so I want to try to incorporate them into looks a bit more. I think it did well this time.

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  • Anastasia Subculture Palette – Mercury, Rowdy, All Star, New Wave, Edge, Adorn.
  • Colourpop Supernova Shadow – Dragon.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30, Bro10.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House of Lashes – Iconic.

The Androgyny palette by Jeffree Star Cosmetics is not a bad fall palette either. I used a black eyeshadow from the Certifeye palette to make the look really dark, but all the other shades are from the Androgyny palette.

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  • Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette – Safe Word, Charm, Dominatrix, Dèjà Vu.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid Liner – Black.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30, Bro40.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.

If I want a really nice purple palette the Lila palette by Natasha Denona is my choice. It actually does not have that many purple shades, but it’s still really pretty for fall. I also really need to use this a bit more especially considering how much it costs! But the quality makes me really happy!

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  • Natasha Denona Lila Palette – Per Se, Nude Vino, Layla, Amethyst, Livid.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Kiko Vibrant eye Pencil – 604.
  • Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit – Spectra.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.

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A good and cheap palette for fall must be Makeup Revolution Life On The Dance Floor “Guest List”. I was under the impression this was their limited edition release for Christmas last year, but they still got it so I guess it became a part of their permanent collection. I am not mad at that because the palette is very pretty both inside and out, and with a whole bunch of warm browns and oranges perfect for fall.

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  • Makeup Revolution Life On The Dance Floor “Guest List” – Cha Cha, Lean Back, Grind, Sleep, Lose It , Get Down, Slide.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30, Bro40.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Hose of Lashes – Iconic.

The Perception palette by Colourpop is like a mini version of Urban Decay Born To Run, and the main reason why I didn’t pick up Born To Run so far /even though I want to because of the stunning packaging!). A bunch of warm mattes and a nice selection of darker jewel tones makes this very fall appropriate.

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  • Colourpop Perception Palette – Culture, Revenge, Played Out, I.E, Thic, TF.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Hose of Lashes – Iconic.
  • MAC Glitter – Reflects Antique Gold.

While I was digging into my collection for fall themed palette I stumbled upon this old Kiko Colour Impact Eyeshadow Palette 01 Lounge Warm Tones. Unfortunately this was limited edition but I decided to do a simple fall look with it either way because the shadows are so easy to dupe. All you need is a matte burgundy, a dark matte brown and a cool-tones shimmery brown and you can easily get this look. I like using old palettes so forgive me for pulling out a limited edition palette.

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  • Kiko Colour Impact Eyeshadow Palette 01 Lounge Warm Tones – Shade 1,2, 4 and 5.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Hello Gregory Lashes – Athena.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.

I decided also to try out a different technique that I’ve never tried before. I wanted to add some fall leaves to a look so these guys were drawn on a paper and cut out before using lash glue to attach them to my eyes.

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  • Makeup Revolution Life On The Dance Floor “Guest List” – Cha Cha,Roll, Sleep, Hip, Jive, Loose It.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Makeupgek Gel Liner – Mobster.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Hello Gregory Lashes – Athena.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dip Liner – White.
  • Maybelline Master Drama The Nudes – Pearly Taupe.

Well, I could not just use Subculture in a post with several makeup posts just once could I? This palette just screams fall to me, and I just had to dip into the pretty greens again!

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  • Anastasia Subculture Palette – Destiny, Untamed, Dawn, Adorn, Electric.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30, Bro10.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Hello Gregory Lashes – Athena.

And finally, some glitter liner to add a glam fall look.

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  • Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette – Safe Word, Charm, Dominatrix, Poisin, Frosting.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Specturm – Bro30.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Hello Gregory Lashes – Athena.
  • The Gypsy Shrine Glitter – Chunky Gold.

I had so much fun pulling some of my typical fall palettes out of my collection to play with them. At the beginning the only true fall palette I could think of was Subculture, but as I was digging through my drawers I found a lot of palettes with nice fall themed shades.

What is the ultimate fall palette, or fall colors for you? Let me know your favorites in the comments!

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Whats In My Makeup Bag – November 2018!

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November is finally here with the cold dark weather and most likely some nice fresh snow! So excited! Where I live we have polar night (complete darkness) from mid November where the sun will be below the horizon. I love polar nights. There are candlelight inside and the aurora outside. Nice crisp cold weather with lot’s of fun activities like mountaineering, skiing, horseback riding in the snow, maybe kayaking with the humpback whale if the return to the fjords again this year. And off course a nice sauna to heat up in. Winter is lovely!

It’s also the second last month of my project pan, and I am focusing a lot on finishing the products I have left in the project, so get ready to get some products repeated. I really dug out an old palette from my drawer this time around, and as usual a mix of new products, old products and project pan products.

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Here is my selection of liquid base products:

  • Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation – I have tried this a bit since I picked it up in the beginning of this month and I do like it so far. I wanted to put this in my everyday makeup bag to see how it holds up properly before writing my final review about it.
  • The Saem Eco Soul Real Fit Foundation – A K-Beauty foundation that I remember really enjoying but it’s quite a while since I used it and I want to pick it up again. I need to write a review of this guy too, and I want to properly refresh my memories about why I like this before doing that. So you can expect reviews of both these foundations after this month!
  • Guerlain Multi- Reflecting Concealer – This is a nice concealer for when the weather gets colder and the skin gets more dull and dry because it’s hydration and has a nice blurring effect. Not too heavy coverage, more on the medium side, but it looks very natural and fresh.
  • NYX Angel Veil Primer – A pore filling, smoothing and blurring primer. I will focus on finishing the one from The Ordinary, but I don’t think I have more than a week left and will switch to this one after. I really like this primer actually.
  • The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer – Just your typical silicone primer. I don’t think it did much for me though. If I have to pick a silicone primer that’s affordable I would rather pick Angel Veil. So I am aiming just to finish this off. It’s not bad though. It just did not stand out in any way.

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My face powder product picks:

  • History of Woo Jewel Loose Powder – My project pan powder with only a little bit left. I really like this powder but the packaging is soooo bulky and unpractical to store. You get 28 g of powder thought, which last you a long time. I think I will finish this within a week or so.
  • Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso” – This is just as gorgeous as everyone say. My main focus will off course be the project pan blush, but my plan is to layer this on top the days I want some more glow and to mix things up.
  • Colourpop No Filter Setting Powder “Translucent” – A really nice light weight setting powder. This will do the job for the rest of the month when my History of Woo Jewel powder is finished.
  • Glominerals Globlush “Papaya” – The never ending project pan blush. I mean this is so small, and I have used it almost every day for almost a year. Where is the pan? I really need to focus on this if I want to reach my goal. Can the clown cheek look become trendy please??
  • NARS Blush “Zen” – Not to use as a blush, but to use as a contour. This slightly red toned, cool brown is actually really nice as a natural contour shade on light skin during winter!

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My highlighter selection:

  • Kevin Aucoin The Celestial Powder “Candlelight” – This is a super natural glow from within highlight that is perfect for the natural days.
  • Hello Gregory Loose Highlighter “Unicorn Frosting” – A very icy pink toned high-shine highlighter.
  • Maybelline Master Chrome “Molten Gold” – As a contrast to “Unicorn Frosting” I also picked this very warm, gold metallic highlight. So I should have something for every mood now.

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The best part are the eyeshadows I will get to play with:

  • Zoeva En Taupe – I am doing my final damage on the En Taupe palette that’s in my project pan this year. I think I will hit pan on at least one shade, maybe too. Now that we are heading to dark and cold November a cool toned neutral palette is a great option.
  • Too Faced Natural Eye – Can you believe I am blowing some dust off of this? This is even from the days when they had cardboard packaging on these tiny palettes instead of the tin packaging they have now. The shadows still performs very well, and disinfectant spray helped keep them sanitary, at least for my personal use. I have so many memories attached to this that opening this is like a patch down memory lane. It’s bot nostalgic and fun to get some use out of this.
  • Nabla Single Pan Eyeshadows – These Nabla shadows are great. The selection of shadows from left to right, top to bottom is: Mystic, Paprika, Caramel, Ludwig, Glitz, Water Dream. I picked out all these shades because I think they work nicely as everyday shades for more simple looks (who got time to do something advanced when you need to get out the door quick?). I especially like “Water Dream” which is a gorgeous glittery topper shade that can be layered over anything!

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And the next best thing to pick out, are off course lipsticks:

  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Hot Cocoa” – A nice brown nude.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Very Brewtiful” – Also a nude, but more on the peachy side.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Celebri-tea” – This one works as a darker nude for me because it’s quite similar to my natural lip color.
  • Catrice Volume Lip Booster – A sheer, pink minty gloss. For the days I just want a gloss that’s easy to wear.
  • NYX Liquid Suede “Tea & Cookies” – A nice ligth everyday pink that’s actually flattering on me. I am usually not the biggest fan of pinks but some of them work for me, and this is one of them. I really love this formula as well.
  • Colourpop Lippie Stix “Brink” – A matte terracotta rose. This is one of my favorite Lippie Stix shades, so I am happy to pull it out of my drawers for a bit.

What are your strategy to get some usage out of your makeup and not get stuck with the same routine all the time. Do you rotate everything? Do a makeup basket or maybe even a project pan?

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Violet Voss Hashtag Palette – Review & Swatches!

My first ever Violet Voss eyeshadow palette! I actually only own one item form Violet Voss form before and that is the Rose Gold Highlighter palette. You can read my thoughts on the palette here if you like!

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I have been a bit hesitant to pick up Violet Voss eyeshadows because I think they are quite expensive. Since they are not sold in my country I have to pay fees and taxes in addition meaning the overall cost will be significantly higher than the cost of the palette that in itself is quite high. That puts me off sometimes, especially with brands where I am not familiar with the quality.

Beauty Bay saved the day again, and they threw a sale on the Hashtag palette some months ago. If it would have been any of the big brown palettes I would have passed. Don’t get me wrong, I love my browns and neutrals just as much as my colors, but you know this delicious purple and orange toned palette with some brown and gold shades thrown in there is a bit more what I like.

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This palette is huge though! A sturdy cardboard packaging with simple black package, a nice size mirror and 20 different eyeshadows. 7 shades are matte , 1 is satin and 12 are shimmers. I don’t mind that at all. To be honest I prefer my shimmers over my mattes so I am OK with having just the basics in mattes in a palette and the rest being gorgeous glam colors.

The first row in the palette has your basic mattes all covered. A matte cream, a matte black and three different shades that work well in the crease and match the colors story of the palette nicely. The mattes work well. They are creamy and soft, but not as soft as Anastasia shadows. In other words they don’t crumble apart. There is some kickback in the pan but not more than expected from buttery soft shades like these. They also blend with ease, even the matte black was fairly easy going.

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The second row has your shimmery golden and slightly bronze shades. These shades are very intensely pigmented and smooth as butter!

The third row are orange and a few more rosy shades. One of these shades are matte. Like the other mattes it’s nice and creamy but needed to be built up a tiny bit more than the matte browns. The shimmers are like the golden shades absolutely stunning!

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The forth and final row are purples and lilacs. one is matte and one is more satin but works and looks like a matte applied on the eyes. Sunset, the satin shade, is a bit more on the dry side compared to the mattes. Not a bad shade because you can absolutely make it work, but if I had to point out one lesser shade in the palette it would be this one. The rest perform really well!

So overall, I am very happy with the quality. The formula of the shades are really nice and easy to work with. I would not mind at all to get some more palettes with shades like these because I had no issues working i with them.

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I like that this palette is a bit of everything. You can be super neutral, all matte, shimmery, or colorful depending on what you want. In addition there are nothing I feel like I missed. You got your basics, transitions lid colors and your basic black all in one palette.

It is a bit on the pricey side, so these are palettes I think I would primarily buy when they are on sale, but I would definitely recommend it!

XOXO

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Makeup Favorites – October 2018!

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Time to do a round up of favorites of the past month. I love doing these posts because it’s so much fun to share the really good stuff with you. The products are few this month, but the reason is that I won’t ever put a product in these posts unless I have been using them a lot during the past month. So my favorites will always be a selection of the very much loved products. So only the really great stuff I can stand by will be mentioned. I have to say I have tried many things that will potentially will be in future favorites post because I’ve stumbled upon so much fun stuff. But today we talk about the well used stuff!

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The first thing I want to talk about really impressed me. And that is BH Cosmetics Life Is A Festival Palette. I know so many have been raving about this, but I have tried 4 BH Cosmetics palettes before, and three of them were of such mediocre quality that I didn’t care to keep them in my collection, but this palette made me change my mind about the brand. Maybe they have really improved their eyeshadow game. I think there is no bad shade in this palette. The overall quality is really good, but what really impressed me was the bright matte shades. The blue could possibly be one of my very best blue mattes. It’s absolutely exceptional. Super pigmented, super blend-able and so creamy and smooth. If you want to try one palette by BH Cosmetics then try this and be amazed because this is absolutely fantastic and so much fun to play with. The price is also excellent. You can’t go wrong with this!

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A big lash favorite this month have been House Of Lashes Iconic. I know this is a classic that so many people love, and it should not be any news for you that these are a well loved lash style. I have worn out a pair in October and I already got a new one. The style is so good for so many looks and gives a very flattering cat-eye effect. At the same time they are not to dense so it shows the eyeshadow very well instead of hiding your work like other more dramatic styles can easily do. These just look so flattering, and so far this is absolutely my favorite style form House of Lashes!

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Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in “Nuanced”. This is a nice glowy blush with 4 different shades that you can either mix together of just focus on one of the shades. It’s softly pigmented but gives a really nice glow. I have been pairing it with my Glominerals blush in “Papaya” which is in my project pan to make it more glowy, but it can also be used on its own and gives a soft flush of color but a nice glowy cheek. It does not have any shimmer or glitter but gives just the right amount of radiance to the skin.

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Two of my KissMe Liquid Lipsticks from this months bundle are already favorites of mine and I have been reaching for them so much. Apple Cider is a beautiful muted red and has been my go-to for parties and evenings. Pumpkin Spice Latte is a stunning everyday orange that I’ve also reached for a lot. Who would have thought a orange would become my favorite lipstick? I didn’t for sure! And the formula is very comfortable and long lasting.

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The Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in “Be my Highlight” has been one of my monthly favorites before. I also wrote a full review of the highlighter that you can read here if you want. Even though I have already mentioned this in a favorites before, I just can’t help but mentioning it again when I used it almost every single day all throughout October. It gives such an amazing glow.

That’s actually everything for now. Even though my list of favorites is not that high, the few ones I have I highly recommend!

What have your favorites been this past month?

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Violet Voss Hashtag Eyeshadow Palette – Makeup Looks!

My first ever Violet Voss eyeshadow palette. As always it’s fun to try out  new formula. I just never got around to it because they have always been priced above the tax limit where I live, and ordering a palette from Sephora or BeautyBay would easily cost me around 80 $ with taxes. And that’s just not what I would pay for a neutral palette which is what most of their collection is. The Flamingo palette is an exception though,and I am tempted!

Anyway. Beautybay had a sale and this one was just below the limit I can order to avoid all those extra fees. So I clicked it home, excited to get to know a new formula and a new (to me) brand.

So I picked it up and played with it for some days, and what a nice formula they have! These are the looks I made:

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  • Violet Voss Hashtag Palette – Fresh, Savage, Goals, G.O.A.T, Ily, Lit, No Filter, Truth.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro40.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer – C4.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.

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  • Violet Voss Hashtag Palette- Fresh, Savage, Sunset, TBT, Ily, Relevant, Petty AF, Life.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer – C4.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 406
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  • Violet Voss Hashtag Palette – Fresh, Sauce, Savage, G.O.A.t, ILY.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer – C4.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.
  • Makeupgeek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil – Nude.

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  • Violet Voss Hashtag PaletteVacay, Goals, FOMO, Low-Key, Living, Truth, Fresh.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro40.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer – C4.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.
  • Maybelline Master Drama  The Nudes – Pearly Taupe.

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  • Violet Voss Hashtag Palette – Fresh, Sauce, G.O.A.T, ILY, Lady Boss, Throwback.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Honey.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro40.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • NARS  Soft Matte Complete Concealer – Vanilla.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – #8 Scarlett.

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  • Violet Voss Hashtag Palette – Fresh, Sunset, TBT, Life, ILY, FOMO, Living.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro10.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.
  • NARS  Soft Matte Complete Concealer – Vanilla.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – #8 Scarlett.
  • Kiko Vibrant Eye Pencil – 604.

What do you think? I am pleasantly surprised how nice these shadows apply and blend. I am afraid I might get hooked now! Do you have any favorite Violet Voss palettes? I am really looking at the Flamingo palette now, because I like myself some colors!

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XOXO

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