Colourpop Lit Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

This tiny little palette is so pretty! Intensely warm, like a fire! 8 stunning shades in a small clutch sized little palette. Even though I had already tested and tried all the colors in the first two looks I did, I had to do a couple more. The shades are so pretty!

These are the four looks I did!

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  • Colourpop Lit Palette – Cleo Amore, Periodt, Like, Bading, Mercy, She Got Money.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Liptsick – Cherry Wet.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Liptsick – Coral Fixation.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbriw Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • House Of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.

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  • Colourpop Lit Palette – Or Whatevah, Macchiato, Like, Bading, Mercy.
  • Obsession London Love Every Shade Palette – Own.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbriw Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • House Of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.
  • Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – Avenue of the Stars.

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  • Colourpop Lit Palette – Or Whatevah, Macchiato, Cleo Amore, She Got Money.
  • Obsession London Love Every Shade Palette – Own.
  • Anastasia Dipbriw Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • Colourpop glitterally Obsessed – Puffin.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Revolution Pro – The Mascara Revolution.

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  • Colourpop Lit Palette – Or Whatevah, Periodt, Like, Bading, Mercy.
  • Obsession London Love Every Shade Palette – Fresh, Own.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbriw Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • Revolution Pro – The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop Lippie Pencil – Clique.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

 

Did you pick up the Lit palette? Or maybe you picked up the sister palette instead? or both? You know me I picked up both off course! This week I will focus on the Lit palette, and the Wet palette you will see looks and a review of later on.

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My Makeup Collection 2019 – Face Powders!

Time to showcase a new part of my collection! I have so much fun doing these posts. Scrolling through my collection is one of the parts of why I enjoy collecting makeup, and it also gives me a chance to do a summary of everything I have. I am not the biggest powder collector,but I do use them every day so I got some here and there.

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  • The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder – This is my second one. A really good mattifying powder, and the packaging is super cute!
  • Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder – This one surprised me! I did not expect much, but this is my go-to if I want my finish to be matte. It really keeps my face matte all day.
  • Colourpop No Filter Loose Translucent Powder – The pressed version of this is awful, but I like this loose one. Super finely milled. I can really see myself picking up a new one when I run out.

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  • MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Light + – This is such an iconic powder, and for good reason. This is also my second one. Loving this!
  • Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder – A powder that you grind! This is perfect for days when my skin is a bit dry and also gives some coverage.
  • Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence – This is one of my project pan powders for 2019. I really do like it. Gives such a silky finish.

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  • Hope Girl Powder – This on is OK. Get’s the job done but does not stand out in any way. Sets the face and all, but I don’t think I will be repurchasing. The slightly tacky packaging is cool though!
  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder – I love this! Gives that perfect porcelain skin look and is so finely milled. I am almost out of it, but will for sure pick up a new one!
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup – Beautiful loose powder. Also a project pan powder for this year, and also one I definitely can see myself repurchasing!
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Translucent Loose Powder – This one again is so beautiful. So fine milled and looks amazing on the skin!

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And these are my Guerlain Meteorites pearls. Some beaufitul collection pices!

  • Guerlain Météorites Gold Pearl (Limited Edition Holliday 2017).
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles De Légende (Limited Edition Holliday 2016).
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles D’Azur Emilio Pucci (Limited Edition Summer 2012).
  • Guerlain MétéoritesHappy Glow Pearls (Limited Edition Spring 2017)
  • Guerlain Météorites Perlees Du Paradis (Limited Edition 2012).
  • Guerlain Météorites (Original) – 2 Clair.
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles Du Dragon (Limited Edition 2012).

In all I count 17 powders! That is actually the exact same amount of powders I had last year. A few ones have been finished and a few ones have been picked up. This year I have 4 in my project pan and I expect to finish them all, but the question is how many I will pick up through the year. I have a few ones in mind that I would like to try, like the Hourglass Veil that looks stunning.

How does your powder collection look? What is your favorite powder? Is there anything you think I am missing in my collection that I need to try? Let me know in the comments.

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Creative Makeup Look #1 – Drippin Black!

I want to do another short and sweet blog series where I share creative makeup. It’s not going to be anything long. Just a picture of a more creative look and what products I used. I want to do more creative looks to improve my skills, and working my way through looks to do a palette review don’t always allow me to be the most creative.

So this post is just looks of ideas I get and try out in order to get a bit more creative, and hopefully better at doing creative makeup. So here is the first look!

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  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid Liner — Black.
  • Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.
  • Inglot Body Sparkles – Silver.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Eyeliner – Silver.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.

Do you like to create creative makeup looks? What is your inspo?

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Bh Cosmetics Royal Affair Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

The only reason why I picked this up was because of the BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival, which in my opinion is among the very best eyeshadow palettes that was released in 2018! And that should tell you a lot because I had previously tested and tried 4 BH Cosmetics palette without being overly impressed. I even decluttered 3 of those palettes, and I am not a hard core declutterer at all. I am more of a collector that is quite content being surrounded by a big collection. Those three palettes were just not good enough to keep.

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The Weekend Festival convinced me this was a brand worth keeping an eye out for, and since they released the Royal Affair palette with the same layout as the Weekend Festival palette I had high hopes that they stuck to the wonderful formula and created another bomb palette.

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The color story of Royal Affair is quite different than the Weekend Festival palette though. This is a much more muted palette packed with everyday colors and wearable neutrals. A few pops of interesting shades makes this a lot more than your regular neutral palette though. Overall, it’s more muted. Where the Weekend Festival is fun and colorful, Royal Affair is more calm and sophisticated with a few pops of an inner wild child like the shade “Throne”.

Inside you get 7 shimmer shades that lean on being metallic, one gorgeous duochrome with a blue shift that is just the loveliest inner corner highlighter to make your neutral look become something more special. You also get a plentiful selection of 12 different mattes. Although you get 20 shades in total I don’t feel that you get anything repetitive or shades that look too similar on the eyes. You also get a nice balance of base shades, crease shades and deeper shades. So this is for sure a color story well put together.

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But what about the quality? Is it the same as the Weekend Festival palette? I would sadly say no. I don’t think this palette is bad my any means, not at all! But the Weekend Festival palette is just excellent, and this one is not. it’s good, but not excellent. The brown toned mattes work great. I had no issues with them at all. They are pigmented and blend nicely. Some of the other mattes I had to work a bit extra with. Both Palace the grayish brown, Monarch the green, and Regal the deep berry I had issues blending because they could get a bit patchy. I found that I had to dip into the base shade Reign several times to blend out those shades properly. I did not have any issues like this with any of the mattes in the Weekend Festival palette, not even the bright colorful mattes.

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The shimmers also need a bit of help. They do look nice enough on their own, but I found I had to dampen the brush to get the same intensity as you see in the pan. They simply needed to be dampened for the shine to really show up. Again, this is not something I had to do with Weekend Festival. This off course is a minor issue, that takes barely a second to solve, and I know many people always use a dampened brush with metallics and shimmers. If nothing else, it does help prevent fallout.

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Although having this small issues I found it reasonably simple to work around it. Dampening the brush is not much extra effort after all, and spending a bit more time blending would result in nicely blended looks in the end. So you can definitely create beautiful looks with it, and you can definitely make every shadow work, and pigmentation is no issue at all! So still a good quality palette, it just dos not match the quality of Weekend Festival as I hoped it would.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret picking it up. It is after all a beautiful and versatile neutral palette with something extra and I am sure I will get good use out of it even though it would have been even better if this was comparable to Weekend Festival. Maybe it’s unfair to compare those too though. Because if the color story of Royal Affair is more up your alley that’s probably the palette you would reach for and prefer anyway.

With a little help these shades are for sure worth BH Cosmetics affordable price tag.

Do you have this palette? Or do you have both? I would be very interested to know how you think they compare!

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Trask Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties # 4

Once again I got a nice little bunch of products to go through. I am really racing through my empties lately as I am trying to focus on a lot of half used stuff to empty it before I move. I can see a massive restock happening once I have moved and settled into the new home.

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These are the ten new empties we will go through in this post!

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#31 Pure Secret Seasalt Body Scrub: It’s quite a big pot of body scrub but I went through this in no time. The salt grains was really fine mille and I felt like I had to use a lot of it to get a decent scrub. Also the scent was kind of synthetic. I don’t think I will pick this up again.

#32 XHC Coconut Water Shampoo: This one I really did enjoy. Not that overwhelming synthetic coconut scent.  This one was more fresh. And I also really like how shiny and soft it left my hair, and all that without making it heavy. Could see myself buying this again.

#33 XHC Coconut Water Conditioner: Same as the shampoo. Really like these.

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#34 Rituals Hammam Warming Ginger & Fresh Eucalyptus Body Scrub: This on the other hand is a really nice body scrub. The grains are just chunky enough and in a oil base that leaves your skin very moisturized. The scent is also super refreshing for early mornings. Would love to pick up this one again.

#35 Rituals Touch Of Happiness Sweet Orange & Cedar Wood Body Cream: If you love orange you neeeeed to smell this! It smells so heavenly that I could repurchase just for the lovely scent alone. Off course it helps that the body cream is also very nice and rich and moisturizing. Will for sure pick up this one again!

#36 Skinfood Black Sugar and Strawberry Face Mask: This one has real strawberry seeds in it. And it smells like real strawberries. It’s a bit awkward putting on because it feels like you are putting jam on your face. The strawberry seeds help give you a bit of exfoliation too when you wash it off. I don’t feel like it does anything magic except adding some moisture to the skin though. Not sure if I will repurchase straight away but I am not against picking one up again in the future either.

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#37 Yves Rocher Grapefruit & Thyme Shower Gel: This one smells so amazing and super refreshing. Other than that it’s just your average shower gel, and gets the job done. Love the scent though and would love to get a new one of these!

#38 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Apple Milk”: You know I adore these! In my opinion the best body butters out there! The scent “Apple Milk” is also so delicious I just want to eat it! (but I don’t). I already have two more of these, and will absolutely pick them up again if they are offered for sale again (they are usually a part of the fall selection).

#39 The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30 ml: A very easy going ad simple face moisturizer that is cheap as chips and get the job done. Would not mind picking up a new one of these.

#40 Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipsick “Bare Bliss”: My first lipstick of the year, and also my first lip product from my total of 7 in my project pan! This is a really nice light weight lipstick that is super easy to just throw on, and the color is a nice very wearable nude. I am not sure this one is still available though, and I have plenty of nudes so I don’t really need to pick up a new one, but I did really enjoy this!

And in the end I just add these products to my annual summary of product and it looks like this:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 8.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 2.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 10.
  • Body Scrub: 3.
  • Face Mask: 2.
  • Hair Mask: 2.
  • Face Care (cream/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 5.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 1
  • Powder: 1.
  • Concealer: 1.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 1.
  • Lipstick/Lipgloss: 1

A total of 40 products finished to far this year. Maybe it will be possible to reach my 200 goal this year?

Did you finish something fun lately?

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BH Cosmetics Royal Affair – 6 Makeup Looks!

Picked up this little thing hoping it would be similar to the BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette that I love and adore so much. It does match the Festival palette I am also a firm believer that there is no better way to get to know a palette than to just open it up and start testing and trying every color (duh…that’s kind of obvious). So off course I did. I mixed and match every single shade to try them out and these are the looks that I took pictures of.

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  • BH Cosmetics Royal Affair Eyeshadow Palette – Reign, Lady, Duchess, Princess, Lord, Prince.
  • Obsession London Love Every Shade – Own.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30, Bro70, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • Revolution Pro – The Mascara Revolution.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 403.
  • House Of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.

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  • BH Cosmetics Royal Affair Eyeshadow Palette – Reign, Monarch, Enchanted, Palace, Crown, High Tea.
  • Obsession London Love Every Shade – Own.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30, Bro70, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • Revolution Pro – The Mascara Revolution.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil- 413.
  • Kiko Twinkle Eye Pencil – 05.
  • House Of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.
  • Anastasia Dream Glow Kit – Magic.

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  • BH Cosmetics Royal Affair Eyeshadow Palette – Reign, Primrose, Regal, Duchess, Crown, High Tea, Throne.
  • Jacklyn Hill X Morphe Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Makeupgeek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil – Nude.
  • HelloGregory Lashes – Athena.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette – Sweet Delusion.
  • Becca Ocean Jewels Highlighter Palette – Citrine.

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  • BH Cosmetics Royal Affair Eyeshadow Palette- Reign, Empress, Prince, Majesty, Duchess, Honor, Aristocrat, Imperial.
  • Jacklyn Hill X Morphe Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30, Bro70, Bro 40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • H&M Colour essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • HelloGregory Lashes – Athena.

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  • BH Cosmetics Royal Affair Eyeshadow Palette – Reign, Emperor, Monarch, Enchanted, Throne.
  • Jacklyn Hill X Morphe Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro30, Bro70.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • Revolution Pro The Revolution Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • H&M Colour essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • House of Lashes – Noir Fairy Light.

 

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  • BH Cosmetics Royal Affair Eyeshadow Palette- Reign, Palace, Duchess, Empress, Lord, Imperial, Aristocrat.
  • Jacklyn Hill X Morphe Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro30, Bro70, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – 15.
  • Revolution Pro The Revolution Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • H&M Colour essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • House of Lashes – Noir Fairy Light.
  • Nailart Gems.

 

So, if you want to figure out what I think about this palette, you have to stay tuned because the review will be up on Wednesday as usual. You may already know that I absolutely love the BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette. I think that was one of the best palettes in 2018. Can the Royal Affair match it?

Remember that Instagram is a good way to keep track of my blog post, so hope to see you over there too!

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Obsession London Liquid Illuminator “S&X” – Review!

I am always up for the next new affordable highlighter discovery, so I decided to test out this liquid illuminator by a completely unknown brand Obsession London. I have dabbled into a few things from the brand but at the time I picked up this liquid highlighter I had not tested anything from the brand yet. And heard very little things as well so I was naturally very curious.

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The bottle is a nice glass bottle with a simple logo print and a dropper to get the product out. The product feels heavy and solid for the cheap price (it’s only 7£).

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The shade is very pretty. It’s a light bronze with silver glitter that reflect blue and purple. I am not usually a fan of glittery highlighters, but there are some exceptions that I really do love, like Colourpops Flexitarian, so I am not about to judge anything before trying it.

I applied this as I usually do. I just dot three dots on each side on the high-points of my cheeks and blend out with a sponge. I discovered that this was fairly hard to blend. The dots I put on initially was still quite visible after I had blended for a little while. In the in it did blend out but it took significantly longer than what I am used to. I would recommend applying and blending this on one side first, because the second side has time to try while you work on blending the first side, and that makes the problem even worse on the side of your face where the highlighter have been sitting for a little while. So one side at the time!

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It’s not only hard to blend out but it’s also too glittery. In my opinion this is not a great product to mix into foundation because it’s not only shimmery, it does have flecks of glitter. If you want flecks of glitter all over your face then off course that’s not a problem. Then you’ll probably like this product. I know many people like some glitter in their highlighter and there is absolutely no problem with that, but it’s not my personal preference. So even though the color is pretty and the blue and purple reflection is captivating on watches it’s just too much glitter for my taste. However, if you do like glitter then the good news is that this product seem to stay put where you add it. So you can easily have control over where you would like the glitter, and you won’t have a problem with it spreading all over your face (Anastasia Dream Glow Kit I am looking at you!).

For me personally this was a miss as a highlighter. Partly because of the glitter, and partly because of how hard it is to blend out. There simply are better ones out there, even at the same price range. I can just mention Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter that has a large selection of shades that I would recommend instead of these.

It is however pretty both as an eyeshadow and as an inner corner highlighter, so I did find some way to use it after all, just not as a highlighter.

I will have some more reviews with products from this brand in the future, and it’s not all this bad, so stay tuned if you want to see more reviews from this brand.

Also, remember that I do also exist on Instagram!

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