5 Colorful Spring Makeup Looks!

I love working on these kind of posts. Where I can take the time of the year or a theme (like rainbow looks) and have fun just playing around with colors and creating makeup looks. For me spring is a lot of color, flowers, pastels and fun looks. Arguably many of these could also be summer looks. I find it hard to separate those two to me honest, but pastel is definitely spring in my books!

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Blue Raspberry, Blue Hawaiian, Coconut Milk, Blue Lagoon, Lemon & Lime, Banana.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Fame.
  • Jacklyn Hill X Moprhe Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbor Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Broiw Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Goldie Luxe.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 412.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Wet N’Wild Photofocus Concealer.
  • Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – Puffin.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Drug Lord.
  • House Of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Cotton Candy, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Limeande, Sour Cherry, Black Currant, Bubblegum.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Jacklyn Hill X Moprhe Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbor Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30, Bro70.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Wet N’Wild Photofocu Concealer.
  • The Gypsy Shrine Glitter – Chunky Unicorn.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 405.
  • House Of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.
  • Nailr art flowers and pearls.

 

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  • Zoeva Sweet Glamour Eyeshadow Palette – Fuzzy Haze, Childhood Adaption, Wish Fulfilment, Quite Realistic, Object To Subject, Daydream.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Listick – Drug Lodr.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Baby Powder.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 805.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dip Liner – White
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • Juvia’s Place The Douce Palette – Creme, Custard, Macarons, Tart.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Mystic.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro60.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 412.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Silver Jade.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dip Liner – White.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer.
  • House of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.
  • Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit – Helia.

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  • Juvia’s Place The Douce Palette- Creme, Cutard, Tart, Puffs.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Jacklyn Hill X Moprhe Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro60, Bro70.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 405.
  • Chanel Le Crayon Kohl Intense Eye Pencil – Blanc.
  • House of Lashes – Midnight Luxe.
  • Nail art stickers.

I only managed to do 5 looks for this post. I initially planned to make a whole lot more, but in January things changed and I suddenly had to spent a lot of time packing down the apartment, and painting and fixing it for sale before moving and renovating our new home. So things have been so crazy busy until now. Hopefully I will manage to do a summer looks post with a few more entries than this.

What is your ultimate spring palette by the way?

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My Makeup Collection 2019 – Foundations!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you know your foundation count?

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Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Velvet Rose Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

Am I the only one looking at very cheap makeup with a bit of scepticism? I mean, how great can a 4£ palette be? I have been trying a few eyeshadow palettes by Makeup Revolution but I have been mainly picking more “expensive” palettes by them and steared clear of the 4£ Re-Loaded ones. I just had a hard time believing they could be any good. They were simply too cheap to convince me. In the end I picked up a couple to test out. One gets curious you know, and I also enjoy creating reviews an I figure it’s a good thing to test and review palettes from every price range.

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The Velvet Rose palette got my attention because of the delicate color selection. There is a nice mix of neutrals that somehow look very pleasing to the eye. Not just like any neutral palette. It is off course not their own color scheme. It is a dupe for Anastasia Soft Glam, which I also own and love. This will bot be a dupe post though, so I won’t go in depth into the similaraties, but to make it short; If you have Soft Glam you already own this palette (sort of).

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This palette has 15 shades in the simplest imaginable packaging. A clear plastic lid (that looks 10 years old in no time), no space between the shadows, not even shade names, just numbers. It’s clear that Makeup Revolution kept their cost low in this palette, and off course they had to if they should only charge 4£. Just don’t expect any fancy packaging. This one is as simple as it gets. The packaging simply just holds the eyeshadows together and thats about it.

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Out of the 15 shades, 9 of them are mattes, 4 of them shimmers, one golden foiled shade and a black with a matte base and tiny flecks of shimmer. The shimmer does not show up though so it works like a matte. It’s a good thing that the palette has so many mattes because that is for sure the best formula in the palette. I was positively surprised by how rich and pigmented the mattes are, and how easy they are to work with. They are for sure much better than what I expected and these shadows makes the palettes well worth it’s pricetag by far. You get some very good neutral mattes for just a few coins which is a great thing especially if you are on a budget, or just don’t see the point in spending to much money on makeup.

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The 4 mattes are a bit lackluster. I mean, they look more like satin finish shadows. Pigmentation is decent, and they perform nicely, I just like shimmer shadows to be more shimmery because in my mind these are more satins (and if they are supposed to be dupes for the shades in Soft Glam they missed the mark because Soft Glam has proper shimmer shades). They are off course more than usable, and if you like satin finish shadows than these is nothing wrong with these. I just personally was missing  bit of the glam.

There is one proper glam shadow in this palette though, and that is the foiled gold shade (second shade in the first row). Where the other shimmer shades are a bit lackluster this is even more than your regula shimmer. This is a stunning foiled shade that gives me ll the glam feels the shimmers could not give me. This is probably the one shade that made me go “wow!”. It’s not perfect though, because it does have a crazy amount of fallout, but look beside that and you get a gorgeous foiled shadow for half the price of what you pay for a foil in a single pan.

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So to make a quick summary: The packaging and the shimmers are lackluster, but the palette is well worth it’s 4£ for the mattes and the nice gold foil shade. I can see myself reaching for this palette again when I want a matte neutral look or for that gold so in the end I am happy to have tried the palette and will also happily keep it in my treasured collection.

If you are experienced with eyeshadows and have tried a bunch of high quality brands, or if you are used to indie brands that often have very intense pigmentation, then this will probably not be the best eyeshadow palette you have tried, and it’s by far not the best eyeshadow I’ve tried either. With that being said, this palette does however beat a ton of other drugstore eyeshadows avaliable from brands like L’Oreal, Maybelline and Maxfactor so within it’s price range I would still call it a bargain.

Have you tried any of the Re-Loaded palettes? I would love to hear your thoughts!

XOXO

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Makeup Revolution Glow Revolution Prime Set Glow Spray- Review!

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

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

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

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

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

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Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Velvet Rose Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

What can you expect from a 4£ palette? Well, that’s what I will be showing you today, because these are the look I created with the Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Velvet Rose Eyeshadow palette. This is the cheapest line of palettes that Makeup Revolution have, and they have plenty within the series among them dupes for Subculture and Norvina. This palette in particular is very reminiscent of Soft Glam which I love. I will go in depth about just that in the upcoming palette review, but for now I will just share the looks I did.

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  • Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Velvet Rose Eyeshadow Palette – Shade 1,2,10,12,13,15.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Goldie Luxe.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – #9 Carmen.

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  • Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Velvet Rose Eyeshadow Palette – Shade 1,2,3,4 6, 8, 9 11, 13, 15.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • Kiko Eye Pencil (name rubbed off but the shade is golden pink shimmer).
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – #9 Carmen.

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  • Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Velvet Rose Eyeshadow Palette – Shade 1,7, 10, 2, 3,13, 15, 11, 12, 6.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Goldie Luxe.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil- Panther.
  • MAC Pigment – Chartreuse.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.

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  • Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Velvet Rose Eyeshadow Palette – Shade 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 13,14, 15.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil- Panther.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.

I am actually quite excited to share my opinions about this in my review. That will as usual be up on Wednesday. Have you tried any of the Re-loaded palettes? I have this one in addition to the Iconic Divison that I will have a review up on in not too long. There will be one good and one bad review. Can you guess which palettes gets which? Leave your guess in the comments!

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Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

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

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

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

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

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

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The Balm Take Home The Bronze – Review!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

XOXO

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