Perception Shayla X Colourpop – 7 Makeup Looks!

If you know me a bit you would already know that I threw myself over the Shayla X Colourpop as soon as it was released. I am not joking. 5 minutes after it was live on the website I had already finished my order. I think I am still frightened from a year back when newly released palettes used to sell out in less than half an hour so when I really want something I tend to rush it.

No reason to anymore though. I mean, the palette did sell out, but I could have been breathing between the release and the order without any problem.

Anyway, weeks later (no joke, that’s how slow shipping is here) I finally got it. So I started playing with all those delicious fun shades!

I am sorry the pictures are not as clear. I destroyed my phone that I usually use to take pictures with, and had to use a replacement for these photos.

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  • Shayla X Colourpop Perception Palette – Culture, Played Out, Stallion, 14, Titus, Unbothered.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro10.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.

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  • Shayla X Colourpop Perception Palette – Culture, Thic, Revenge, Played Out, Unbothered, September.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • Guerlaiin Multi-Perfecting Concealer – 01 Light Warm.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – You. Bettter. Work.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro70, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.

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  • Shayla X Colourpop Perception Palette – Culture, Played Out, Sassy.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.

Sassy is one of those brown green duo-chrome shade that look so gorgeous in real life but are not very photogenic. If you know how to take proper photos I am sure you can get a good picture of it, but that just aint me. You just have to take my work for it being real pretty!

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  • Shayla X Colourpop Perception Palette – Culture, Thic, Revenge, Played On, Strut’n Slay, Spill The Tea, Unbothered.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Raw Umber. ‘
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • MakeupGekk Gel Liner – Mobster.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60.

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  • Shayla X Colourpop Perception Palette – Culture, Played Out, Revenge, TF, Unbothered.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Druglord.
  • H&M Color Essence Eye Pencil . Goldie Luxe.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.

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  • Shayla X Colourpop Perception Palette – Culture, I.E, T.F, Diva.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid liner – Black.
  • Phycisians Formula Shimmer Strips Liquid Liner – Gold.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro70.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.

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  • Shayla X Colourpop Perception Palette – Culture, Stallion, 14, Titus, I.E, Played Out.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 813.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.

I hope you enjoyed the looks, and as usual stay tuned for the upcoming review of the palette. Remember to check out my Instagram as well. It is a great way to keep track of my blog posts so you won’t miss any.

XOXO

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Throwback Thursday Makeup Look – MAC Single Shadows!

I figured it was time to pull out those old MAC palettes again with my collection of single shadows.

I remember how big MAC eyeshadows used to be. Back in 2009 when I first started looking at makeup videos on YouTube, Mac eyeshadows were featured in every single makeup tutorial. People didn’t have a bunch of palettes, and there were no such thing as PR for YouTubers so people sat there with their well loved and much used MAC eyeshadows. Having a big MAC eyeshadow collection was the big eyeshadow dream. There were tons of videos with them as well “Top 10 Mac Shadows”, “The best colorful MAC shadows”, “My MAC eyeshadow collection” and so on. They were so much in focus and MAC single pans were the big thing to collect. Funny thing is, then they cost twice as much as they do today! The price was bumped down when MAC got some serious competition, mainly from MakeupGeek to begin with but a lot of brands popped up and made cheaper single pan shadows of good quality, so MAC just could not keep the 12$ price-tag on them.

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They were just so iconic, and I still remember how excited I was when I got my first MAC shadow (It was Embark). My collection has grown since then, but I rarely use my MAC shadows, which is such a shame because I have both colors and neutrals suitable for so many different things. As I always say in these posts, I need to use them more!

Today I went for something colorful. Are you surprised?

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  • MAC Eyeshadows – Brulé, Kid, Shroom, Electric Eel, Lucky Green, Tilt, Goldenrod, Three Ring Yellow, DF7, Nocturnal, Nehru.
  • Chanel Le Kôhl Crayon – Blanc.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy Light.

MAC eyeshadows really are nice to work with. Not as highly pigmented as we have seen much of in later years, and far more hard pressed than what’s been popular lately, but the quality is good. I feel inspired to tidy up my MAC palettes now, buy those extra inserts I have postponed for years, adding some fun shades to my collection and making the palettes a bit more streamlined. Well, wish me luck!

Do you collect MAC eyeshadows? What are your staples that you thing I should pick up? Let me know in the comments!

XOXO

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Colourpop Fame Eyeshadow Palette – Makeup Looks!

I guess I thought the same as everyone else when this was released “Finally a cooltoned neutral palette!”. After seeing one warm tones with pops of orange and reds being released one after another it was nice to see something neutral but still different.

I picked this up immediately just for the excitement of it being cool toned. But when I got it in the mail and opened it I felt it was a bit lackluster. I think a lot of the shades look similar, and I was wondering how I could make a makeup look post with just a bunch of similar neutral shades.

Well, here it goes!

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  • Colourpop Fame Eyeshadow Palette – Center Stage, Stardom, Clubhouse, Lifestyle, Show Boat.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Guerlain Multi-Perfecting Concealer – 01 Light Warm.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • MakeupGeek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil – Nude.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro70, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Tddeye HD Green-Grey colored lenses.

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  • Colourpop Fame Eyeshadow Palette- Stardom, Blasé, Piece of Me, Posh, Lifestyle.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro70, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Tddeye HD Green-Grey colored lenses.

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  • Colourpop Fame Eyeshadow Palette – Center Stage, Clubhouse, Blasé, Lifestyle, Celeb, Show Boat, The Most.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro70, Bro90.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Druglord.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 813.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.

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  • Colourpop Fame Eyeshadow Palette – Center Stage, Delirium, Lifestyle, Clubhouse, Piece of Me, Debutante, Show Boat.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil 406.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro70.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.

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  • Colourpop Fame Eyeshadow Palette- Center Stage, Razzle, Blasé, Posh, The Most, Extravaganza.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.

So, yeah! The palette is super cool-toned and super neutral. Some of the shades look a bit similar as well, but I think I got to show off a few options of how to use it here.

It is a pretty palette for simple everyday looks though, and I will have a review up shortly as usual. So keep your eyes peeled if you want to know more in detail of this palette!

Did you pick it up?

XOXO

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Looxie Beauty Eyeshadows – 6 Makeup Looks, Review & Swatches!

The past couple of months I have been trying to pick up and try more unknown brands. I am currently in a single pan collecting addiction, and I wanted to find something new fun and exciting to collect. I decided to try Looxie beauty along with Devinah and Lethal Cosmetics since I have heard good things about them all, and their color selection seemed interresting to me. All these brands will get their own post where I share my thought on them, but today it is all about Looxie.

My only regret when ordering these it that I did not pick up all the different formulas. I picked up shimmers (Amber, November Rain), Auroras (Limelight, Omega, Bohemian and Metals (Bubbly) and Precious Metals 2 (Deep, Ruby Reign, Platinum Pink), but not any of the mattes. So sadly I can’t consider the quality of the mattes in this review.

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I ordered a few shades just to get a feel of them. Well, I ordered a magnetic palette with the brand name on it and some additional shades just after swatching them. I fell in love before I put them on my eyes. They do indeed swatch like a dream. Especially the Precious Metals 2 formula, that is supposed to be an improvement of their Metal formula is like hyper-pigmented butter. You know when you swatch a shade and you just got “WOOOOW”. That’s how these swatch.

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The shadow names are (left to right): Limelight, Dream On, November Rain, Deep, Omega, Ruby Reign, Bubbly, Platinum Pink, Bohemian, Amber, Root Beer.

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And here they are shown without flash (top) and with flash (bottom). I could just sit and swatch shades like these all day.

However, everyone who has tried a lot of different formulas know that sometime a shade can swatch beautifully, but not transfer that well to the eyes. Since these shades swatch so intense and rich, I did not expect this to be the case with these. But while reading around on the web I did found several reviews of people who did not think these performed as well on the eyes as they expected. I started to think I may have rushed the decision of picking up more of these even before I tried the first order on my eyes. After all, I want them to perform on the eyes and not on swatches. I don’t really wear swatches in that way.

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So, only way to figure out my own opinion about them is to try them myself right? So I did, and I created a little selection of looks to be able to do a proper evaluation of them. Sadly I did not pick up any matte or base shades, so I needed to pull out my Urban Decay Ultimate Basics for assistance with base shades.

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  • Looxie Eyeshadows –  November Rain, Limelight, Deep.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Nudie, Tempted.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid Liner – Black.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing, Into The Blue.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Ttd Eye Colored Lenses – Polar Ligths Brown II.

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  • Looxie Eyeshadows – Ruby Reign, Amber, Bubbly.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Tempted, Faith, Extra Bitter, Lethal.
  • Anastasia Prism Palette – Obsidian.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro40
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Ttd Eye Colored Lenses – Polar Lights Brown II.

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  • Looxie Eyeshadow – Omega.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H.
  • Lancôme Grandiose Liquid Liner.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 413.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Liquid Glitter Liner – Gold.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro70, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.

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  • Looxie Eyeshadow – Ruby Reign, Bohemian.
  • Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics – Nudie, Pre-Game, Instinct, Lethal.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Poison.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro70.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.

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  • Looxie Eyeshadow – Dream On, Limelight, Deep.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Nudie, Tempted.
  • Zoeva Sweet Glamour – Fuzzy Haze, Childhood Adaption.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Fame.
  • Kiko Kajal Kohl Pencil – 109.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro70, Bro60.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Drug Lord.
  • House of Lashes – Featherette.

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  • Looxie Eyeshadow – Root Beer, Bubbly.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Nudie, Tempted, Faith, Lockout, Blackjack.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • House of Lashes – Featherette.

So what is the verdict after doing 6 looks for this blog, and using the shadows a bit in my everyday life as well? The verdict is that I wish I had ordered some mattes so I would be able to do a more complete review of the selection Looxie offers. So note to self: Make sure to pick up all the different finishes!

But I do have some thought on the performance of these shades that I have. The short version is: I will definitely pick up more shades. Actually I will probably fill up the whole extra large Z-Palette, and maybe still want more. In other words, I really like the looks of them.

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However, I do have some slight issues to point out. They may be a problem for you. For me personally I can work around it, but I realize some of you may prefer other brands at a similar cost taking things into consideration.

They do swatch wonderfully. Absolutely perfect I would say. You will get the same intensity on your eyes, but not as easily as with a swatch. I found that using a flay shader brush, and bit more pressure than I normally apply eyeshadows with they go on pretty well, but you may have to go over a few times to get the right intensity. My favorite brush to use with these were a Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush or a MAC 242. I found that Ruby Reign could use some help with a dampened brush, but I think the other shades gave up enough intensity without dampening. I did also use them with a fluffy Sigma blending brush while using them for more simple everyday looks and for that purpose a fluffy brush works just fine. I didn’t have any problems making them work for me, but off course if you expect to apply them to the lids with the same ease and smoothness they swatch with then you may be dissapointed. Building them up to full impact was not a problem though.

One other thing is that they are soft. Really soft. After fairly little use they look pretty loved and worn. No problem for me. I have too many eyeshadows anyway so most things I won’t use up anyway. Most likely not these either. I would for this reason alone be careful to travel with them. I suspect that they will easily be damaged even though they are snugly packed in a Z-Palette. On the other hand I find soft shadows like this to work very smoothly, and I think this is the case with these ones as well.

The colors are truly beautiful, and these pictures don’t show them any proper justice what so ever. Several of them, like Limelight, have a beautiful shift to it that my photography skills and bad lighting are not able to capture, sadly. I am very happy with the colors, and once applied on the lid they look incredible. If you can deal with an extra effort applying them, and don’t mind that they are quite soft and crumbly, them I really would recommend these because the colors themselves are pretty gorgeous! They are stunning actually! For a price of just 5$ each trying them out will at least not break the bank.

I am excited to put in my next order and will for sure remember to add some mattes! I can also give you a little spoiler and tell you that some of these shades I have been absolutely loving in July and will make an appearance in my monthly favorites. Not bad at all Looxie, not bad at all!

Did you try shadows from this brand? I would love to hear your opinion!

XOXO

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Lethal Cosmetics Eyeshadows – Review, Swatches and Makeup Looks!

I have been thinking for a while that I wanted to incorporate reviews of smaller makeup brands on this blog. For once I think it is really fun to discover something new and special that not everyone else raves about. The other thing is that there are so many small businesses with hard working passionate people behind it, and I want to highlight more products from these kind of brands.

So a while ago I started looking into indie brands with eyeshadow pans I potentially wanted to collect. I found three brands to test out and Lethal Cosmetics was one of those three. I picked up the Alchemy Collection, containing 6 square shaped eyeshadows to start somewhere. The brand is vegan, cruelty-free and have a range of eyeshadows, liquid lipsticks and magnetic palettes. A small but nice selection.

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The eyeshadow collection has three shimmers and three mattes. The shades names form left to right is, top to bottom is: Unity, Aether, Spirit, Transmutation, Calcination and Arsenic. I find the collection to be a bit vampy and edgy, and I am particularly drawn to Unity and Spirit.

I did a few makeup looks to test every shade on my eyes, and came up with these two. All products are listed underneath.

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  • Lethal Cosmetics Eyeshadows: Transmutation, Unity, Spirit, Aether and Arsenic.
  • Mac Paint Pot – Blackground.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectum – Bro 70, Bro30.
  • Eylure x Vegas Nay Fiercely Fabulous Lashes.

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  • Lethal Cosmetics Eyeshadows: Aether, Transmutation, Calcination.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • MakeupGeek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil – Nude.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Tarte Shape Tape – Fair Neutral.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectum – Bro30, Bro40.
  • Eylure x Vegas Nay Fiercely Fabulous Lashes.

I am quite happy with how they performed. The mattes were pigmented and very easy to blend so they performed well on the eyes. The downside was that I experienced a bit of kickback in the pan especially with “Transmutation”. Not a big downside to me personally but worth mentioning if that it something that may bothers you. It does mean that they will be a bit waist-full and you can experience some fallout, but it did not seem to have any negative effect on the performance otherwise. I find that sometimes very dusty shadows can also have some problems attaching to the eyes, but in this case I think they performed well. So if you generally don’t mind loosely presses shadows (like those in ABH Modern Renaissance for instance) then you should not have a problem with these either.

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The texture of the shimmer shades are quite dense. I actually first learned about this brand by seeing it on another Instagram account called Ma.Ry.Na_ (If you like to see some beautiful creative looks than you should definitely check her out) and I was sold when she told me that these shadows reminded her of the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow formula. I love that formula so anything similar is bound to be good. And I think she is absolutely right! They are quite dense in texture but very rich and pigmented. You just have to use a tint bit more pressure with the brush if you want full intensity just like I have to do with the Juvia’s Place formula, but the payoff is intense.

I found that I had to do a bit more work with Spirit though. It definitely worked best with a damp brush, and needed just a little more layering to get full payoff, but it was absolutely possible to get there. It still works, and you still get a nice payoff, but the other shimmers are much more smooth and does not at all need a damp brush.

On thing worth mentioning is the scent. These guys are scented, and in contrast to all those peach and chocolate smelling products, this has a floral perfume scent. It is quite strong. I personally enjoy the scent, but since it is so strong (and a quite potent scent I must add) I can see why some may have a problem with it.

But the overall, judgement is that the shadows perform nicely. I am intrigued by the brand and will for sure pick up more shades, especially of the wonderful shimmer formula! If you are looking for a fun, smaller indie brand to support they are absolutely worth a shot!

XOXO

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Juvia’s Place The Douce Palette – Review & Swatches!

This palette just scream spring doesn’t it? The lovely pastels and shimmers are just THE spring shades in my opinion. Especially that green and those gorgeous pinks!

After falling so much in love with the Magic Palette by the same brand I got determined to collect every single palette I could get my hands on (you can read the review and see the 10 makeup looks I did with it if you want to know more about this stunner of a palette). Obviously The Douce had to be the one to add to my collection this spring because of the shade selection.

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The packaging it true to Juvia’s Place unique style, and I have to say this is one of their most beautiful ones. The pan size is large. And the palette itself is the same size as Zulu and The Festival Palette if you are familiar with those. If not, them think of Sugarpill, because they are about the same size. So being a very reasonably priced palette this gives a lot of product for a low cost.

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The inside is just as stunning as the outer packaging. The selection of shades are mostly browns and pinks with a pop of metallic grey, green and a gorgeous duochrome with a pink and lilac shift (Tart). You can easily go very neutral with the browns, but I would say this is mostly a palette for light and fun spring looks.

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And as usual, pigmentation is definitely there! Juvia’s Place metallic shades are so buttery and rich it is almost unbelievable. One of my all time favorite formulas of eyeshadows, and they do not disappoint in this palette either!

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The matte shades form Juvia’s Place are also generally good quality, but one thing I notice about them is that they usually appear more pale on the eyes than in the pan. If you look at these swatches you can see that the browns in the upper left corner (Chocolat) looks fairly dark, but after building up the swatch it did not look as dark. Same with the magenta shade in the center (Custard). It looks way more vivid in the pan than it does on the swatch or on the eyes. The light brown in the bottom left corner I had a hard time to get to show up at all. So it works as a barely there transition shade, but I do wish it had the same color as in the pan, because I am quite pale and if it does not show up well on me during winter, then I think it will be too light for medium skintones.

I usually find that Juvia’s Place mattes needs some build up to look as bright as they do in the pan, but this time I could not build them up as much as I would want. I prefer to get the shade I can see in the pan, and not a paler version of me, so unfortunately that is a bit of a drawback for me. They are very smooth and blendable though, so they have nice texture and are easy to work with, they are just much less intense than anticipated.

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The metallics on the other hand are exceptional and makes the whole palette still well worth picking up. The green (Macarons) is the shade that I was most drawn to, and it is beyong gorgeous and just the way I want it to be. Also the silver metallic (Mont Blanc) impressed me. Even though I have silver metallics and shimmers from before I don’t have anything as rich as this one.

The duochrome also deserves a mention with it being the most unique shade in the palette. It looks like a pale shimmery pink with a lilac duochrome shift, but if you layer it over a black shadow you get a dark lavender shimmer that is absolutely gorgeous (and quite surprising because I expected it to be a lot more pink).

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So even though the mattes are not exactly where I want them to be, the stunning metallics and unique duochrome and reasonable price tag still makes this well worth picking up in my opinion.

It also is a nice collection piece since the color story and packaging are both beautiful and one-of-a-kind.

I would pick it up again!

XOXO

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The Douce By Juvia’s Place – 4 looks with 1 palette! (ready)

If you haven’t already picked up on it. Juvia’s Place palettes tends to get me pretty excited. I mean, I love colors, and Juvia’s Place make excellent palettes with plenty of colors that are not just your regular rainbow palette. These palettes are fun and so is the shade selection in The Douce. It gives me spring vibes so I did try to make some springy looks, and some not so much!

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  • Juvias Place The Douce Palette- Berry Mousse, Crepes, Chocolat, Macarons, Custard, Puffs.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Mystic.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro70, Bro60.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Eylure Volume Lashes – 101.

I was very much drawn to the metallic pastel green shade “Macaroons” so off course that was the first shade I wanted to so something with. This is a perfect spring color for me!

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  • Juvias Place The Douce Palette – Creme, Berry Mousse, Custard, Crepes, Chocolat, Tart.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Mobster.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 405.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro 70, Bro90.

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  • Juvia’s Place The Douce Palette – Mont Blanc, Tart.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow – Glow.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Eylure x Vegas Nay Fiercely Fabulous Lashes.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro 60, Bro70, Bro30.

I had to do something different than just spring looks so I figured a bit of graphic liner would be fun. I haven’t done one of those in a while. I also wanted to see how “Tart” would look over a dark base. The purple duochrome shift really shows up. It is amazing that a shade can change this much. It looks like a very pale pink with a soft lavender duochrome in the pan. Over a dark base and it is BAM-Lilac! Soo cool!

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  • Juvia’s Place The Douce Palette- Creme, Custart, Macarons, Puffs.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Eylure x Vegas Nay Fiercely Fabulous Lashes.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum- Bro70, Bro50.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 412.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Silver Jade.

As you can probably tell I was running out of daylight on that last one and my lighting set-up really needs to improve. Oh well, so much more fun getting makeup that a fancy lamp though!

I hope you enjoyed these looks, and as usual stay tuned for the review that will be in a few days.

XOXO

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Colourpop You Had Me At Hello – Review & Swatches!

I feel like I always have a Colourpop eyeshadow palette review in the making. I have so far picked up every single palette except Semi-Precious (I will eventually). Then I do not include the six-pan or four-pan palettes because I think they are a tad too small for my taste. But every single one of the bigger ones are a precious part of my collection. Some of them had maybe one or two shadows with a little lesser quality than I want, but overall they are very good, and they seem to be just getting better. The quality of the later palettes are all over fantastic and it is a joy to collect and review so many good palettes.

You Had Me At Hello was the first palette to be released with a mirror, which bumped up the price to 18$. Still a very affordable palette. The color story is neutral shades with rosy and golden tones. Very beautiful and easy to use.

The packaging is a bit different than normal. Instead of their usual cardboard this one has a soft almost rubbery feel to it. It makes it look and feel a bit more luxurious, but it also is a lot harder to keep clean. The shimmer from the shadows really get stuck to it, and is hard to clean of.

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The shadows are a nice mixture of 6 mattes and 6 metallics. The metallic shades from Colourpop are my absolute favorite. They are so smooth, rich and buttery and I am almost always impressed by them. This palette is no exception. Only Candygram (4th shade in top row) is slightly more chunky and will work a bit better with a tacky base or a damp brush, but it is still a stunning deep rose gold worth that extra second. No need to wet the brush with any of the other metallics since they apply very intense on first swipe. I just love this formula!

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But there is something funky about this palette. The name of the palette on the front cover is just a sticker! The same with the backside of the palette, the overview of names are stuck on with a sticker. Some people have been curious, and anyone can easily find what secret this palette beholds when the sticker is removed. The sticker in the front covers up the palettes first given name “Lumina”. Not only did it have a different name to begin with. This palette was originally a collab with Kathleen Lights!

This palette was released some time in October 2017, while Dream St. (The offcial Kathleen Lights collab palette) was released at the very end of the same year.

We can only wonder why they decided to change the name and do another palette for the collab, because this is a beautiful palette and I don’t see any obvious reasons why Kathleen Lights name should not be on it, and they obviously continued a professional relationship with her since the Dream St palette came out a bit later. I am not one to complain though. They did a wonderful job with both palettes.

I have seen some annoyed people about the fact that this palette just have some stickers to cover up the original packaging and that it is shady. I don’t think it is shady. For whatever reason they changed their minds about this palette, they obviously had them ready to go. What should they have done? Thrown away thousands and thousands of perfectly good palettes? Waist resources on popping the shades in another palette? I mean, putting a sticker on must be the best way to don’t let anything go to waist here. I am generally a fan of second hand, so I actually appreciate that brands can think that way too! So I give Colourpop thumbs up for being environmentally conscious in this situation and waist nothing.

The palettes have some beautiful shades to choose from and if you like berry, gold and pink tones you should easily be able to collect many different looks both for every day and more glam occasions.

The formula of these shades are exceptional and I did not find any single one I did not enjoy in this palette. If you are looking for a good Colourpop palette this would for sure be a very good choice!

XOXO

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Colourpop “You Had Me At Hello” – 4 Makeup looks!

I love Colourpop eyeshadow palettes. With the exception of the tiny 6-pan palettes and the quads I have picked up nearly all of them. They are such nice collection pieces and I love love love the metallic formula from Colourpop. I will gladly keep on collection and reviewing these guys, at my own pace off course. Time is an issue. This is not a review though (that will be up shortly in a different post), this is just a few looks I did with this palette.

I created a mix of more dramatic looks together with some looks that (for me at least) are everyday appropriate, and something I could just show up to work with. I tend to lean more towards posting more dramatic looks because I think it is more fun, but wanted to add something a bit more simple as well. So a bit of everything this time.

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  • Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette – Two Peas, Pulling Strings, Want U Back, Sparks Fly, DTR, The Knot.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro70, Bro40.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Eylure x Vegas Nay Fiercly Fabulous Lashes.

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Sorry for the bad quality photo, my daylight ran out.

  • Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette – Two Peas, Winning Ticket, Look-See, FBO, Candygram, The Knot, Sparks Fly.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Vanilla.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum- Bro20, Bro70.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Eylure x Vegas Nay Fiercly Fabulous Lashes.

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  • Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette – Two Peas, Winning Ticket, FBO, Look-See, Fool’s Rush, Moon Struck.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro70, Bro50.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil 802.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Eylure Definition Lashes – 121.

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  • Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette- The Knot, Moon Struck, Two Peas, Candygram.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro20, Bro70.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Eylure Definition Lashes – 121.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO

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Flower liner makeup look!

You can do it the hard way and hand-paint the flowers, or you can do it the easy way and use nail-art stickers. Both look pretty even though one is far more impressive off course. Today I went for the simple version. It was still fun to do, but I definitely have to do one with real hand-painted flowers soon! But for the lazy days this works fine.

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  • Certifeye The Tropical Wonders Palette – Waterfall, Dusk, Shrimp, Sunray, Toucan, Red Sea, Equator.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dip Liner – White.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro20, Bro70.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black,
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Chanel Le Crayon Khôl – Blanc.
  • NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy Light.

As usual when I need matte bright colors I always reach for The Tropical Wonders palette. What did I do before I got that one I wonder!

Hope you like this look. Don’t forget to look me up on instagram if you haven’t  already!

XOXO

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