Makeup Revolution X Tammy Tropical Carnival Shadow Palette – 6 Makeup Looks!

This palette immediately caught my attention, and if you enjoy playing with color just as much as I do then you know exactly why. This palette is just packed with all the colors of the rainbow and a few more. Playing with these kind of palette are usually (if they are good quality) very much fun!

So I had some playtime and came up with a few colorful looks!

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  • Tammy X Revolution Tropical Carnival Shadow Palette – J’Ouvert, Saint Cathrine, Bacchanal, Navy, Greenz, Shortknee, Calypso, Jab Jab.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Revolution Pro Pigment Pomade – Paper White.
  • Revolution Cut Crease Canvas – Halo.
  • Blush Tribe Pigment – Snow.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Tammy X Revolution Tropical Carnival Shadow Palette – Mas, Girlies, Jab Jab, Destinee, Soca, J’Ouvert, Spice Island, Trini.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • H&M Colour Esence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • Becca Ocean Jewel Highlighter Palette – Aquamarine.
  • Dumb Blonde Cosmetics – Glitter 19.
  • Revolution Cut Crease Canvas – Halo.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Colourpop BFF Mascara – Blue Ya Mind.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Tammy X Revolution Tropical Carnival Shadow Palette – Trini, Spice Island, Bacchanal, Shortknee, Spiced Rum, Jab Jab.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Revolution Pro Pigment Pomade – Trendy Turquoise.
  • Becca Ocean Jewel Highlighter Palette – Aquamarine, Pink Pyrite.
  • Revolution Cut Crease Canvas – Halo.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Dumb Blonde Cosmetics Glitter.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Mintcream.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Tammy X Revolution Tropical Carnival Shadow Palette – Definitely, Saint Cathrine, Jab Jab, Greenz, Calypso.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Revolution Cut Crease Canvas – Halo.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 412.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighter Palette – Blurred Lights.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • Dumb Blonde Cosmetics Glitter – 15.

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  • Tammy X Revolution Tropical Carnival Shadow Palette – Trini, Pink Panther, Spice Island, Spiced Rum, Jab Jab.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Revolution Cut Crease Canvas – Halo.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Dip Liner – White.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid Liner – Black.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Liquid Liner – Gold.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Goldie Luxe.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Tammy X Revolution Tropical Carnival Shadow Palette – Girlies, Navy, Shortknee, Jab Jab, Nothing Hill, Calypso, Destinee, Soca.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Revolution Cut Crease Canvas – Halo.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dream Glowkit – Ethereal.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Honey.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

Playing with colors is always so much fun. It just sparks creativity in a completely different way than neutrals do (although I love a good neutral palette too). I have to admit I had some issues with this palette, but I managed to figure out how to make it work for me. All those thoughts will be shared in the review going live on Wednesday, so stay tuned to read that!

Also, remember you can get updated on my posts through Instagram as well, so hope to see you there too!

XOXO

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Makeup Hauls – August 2019!

OK, so the hauls collected in August is quite a bit less than what I got in June, but I have a pile of things I need to review and I really need to slow down on collecting more palettes untill I work my way through a bit. So I am trying to limit myself a bit. Not being too successful but at least there is a decrease in stuff since last month.

Anyway, you may notice something strange, and that is that there are no Colourpop hauls this time. That’s actually the first time since I started writing these monthly hauls. There is just always something from Colourpop. Off course, I did order something, it’s just that the parcel arrived two days into September, so those items (which are delicious little things by the way) will be presented in the next haul post.

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Since I already love Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick foundation, and really really like the Conceal & Define foundation I figured it could not hurt to test out their Matte Base Pore Blurring Full Coverage Foundation. I haven’t heard that much about it and it’s been a while since it came out. It’s kind of the same thing with these Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten thingies. There is one liquid shadow on one side, and a glitter on the other side. I picked up the shade Yours Truly (pink) and It’s Fate (Champagne and silver). No wonder that they release a bunch of stuff we never hear about. I mean no one in the world’s got time to review all their releases unless they were solely a Makeup Revolution review site. Anyway, I am excited to try these. Would you like to now what I feel about these? Or is the reason for the quiet around them that people are indifferent?

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BH Cosmetics released some beautiful stuff lately as well! I picked up the beautiful Glowing in Greece blush and highlighter palette. It’s so so pretty! It rarely happens to me that I find the blush palette to be the most attractice in a collection but this time around that was the case. I also picked up the palette Summer In St.Tropes. It does have both some fun shades as well as more neutral options, which is something I love. But I have to admit the blues and the yellows was what drew me in. I hope the quality will be similar to the Weekend Festival palette, which is in my opinion the best palette BH Cosmetics have made.

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Also, I was lucky enought to recieve some PR from Dumb Blonde Cosmetics, and I got the Tropic Like It’s Hot collection featuring 4 summery fun pigments, and 4 glitters.

I don’t showcase much PR on my blog or IG and the reason being I don’t really get much at all. Almost every time a brand reach out I do decline the offer. And I never reach out to brands to tell them about my excistence either. My philosophy is that I have so much makeup already, and I can afford to buy basically what I want, so I don’t see any point in recieving PR unless it’s actually something I would have liked to buy myself. After all my pile of new makeup is more than large enough to feed me with review material for my blog for months and months, and I don’t need free stuff I don’t really want to clutter up. I do think it’s better that I just buy the things I really want. But when this brand reached out I did a rare thing and happily accepted, because her products looks so cute.

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And sure thing, the glitters are so cute! I do love chunky glitter and that is also a part of my collection that I feel like expanding. Chunky glitter can just save any look! So after receaving the PR package I was so happy with the products that I ordered these glitters as well, I even got some free samples thrown in the order which is so nice! Now I have a bunch of chunky goodess to add to looks.

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I got some more palettes too! From Makeup Revolution. I already got two palettes from ther Forever Flawless series and I am quite happy with the formula on these. They are cheap, the packaging is nice, and the shadows are among the better ones from Makeup Revolution. So when they ca out with the Forever Flawless Ice palette, I just had to. It reminds me of simething though, because it looks awfully much like a Blue Blood dupe.

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I am not a big fan of the food palette trend that’s been going on lately. I don’t want pizza palettes, or burger palettes, or milkshake palettes. Especially when they are shaped like mentiond food item. It’s just not my thing. But a regularly shaped palette with an Avocado theme I can get on board with. Besides I love green, and this palette looks so pretty. So the Makeup Revolution Avocado Palette had to be mine!

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And so did this Turkish Delight palette (again something foody). This is the first one of the chocolate bar palettes I’ve tried. They never really tempted me, ut this one did! I love the color story, and also that there are several different textures in this palette including glitters! And glitter just makes me happy!

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The last item is also a palette, but for your cheeks! The Balm just have the cutest

Creative Makeup Looks #3 – Blue Flowers!

My intention was to do a big post full of makeup looks incorporating all the beautiful wild flowers that grow here during summer. But then kitchen renovation happened, and then my trail riding accident happened, and then suddenly the flowers where all gone. I only mamaged to do two looks using flowers. Not enough to do a big flower power makeup looks post by, but I still wanted to shade them and put them in my creative makeup looks series.

This blue look I made by just doing something simple and added one of my very favorite flowers. Not only do I really appreciate the color and the minimalistic beauty of the flowers but the name even has it’s own beauty. “Forglemmegei” which means Forget-Me-Not (and I do believe that’s what it’s known by in english aswell) is just such an impactful, melancholic and beautiful name. I remember my grandmother was the one to teach me this.

I found it just behind my house, and being one of my favorte flowers this was off course the first one I picked to do a look with.

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  • Slush Palette – Bubblegum, Coconut Milk, Blue Hawaiian, Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry, Blue Curacao.
  • Morphe x Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Fame.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • L’Oreal Paraside Extatic Mascara.
  • Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Perfect & Cover Concealer.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • Garden Flower – Forglemmegei (Forget-Me-Not)

I was happy to encorporate a flower with such nice memories to a look, and off course I do love blue!

XOXO

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Colourpop Proceed With Caution Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

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Another one of these 9-pans from Colourpop that we have seen a lot of lately (wasn’t it just a bit over a year ago they released the first one?). Colourpop have been releasing these palettes so fast I almost feel like they have forgotten all about the other ones. I mean I would love the occational 16 or 12-pan, and what about a few more palettes in the same shape as Brunch Date? I don’t want to tell Colourpop to speed up releases though, it’s just that we have seen a lot of 9-pans lately. This one is a bit different though as it’s not in their monochromatic series. Not in the fruit series either.

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This one is a collaboration with Shayla, which I unfortunately know nothing about, but I do like how she compose a palette. This one is amazingly versatile for being a 9 pan. I mean, there is only nine shades, and on top of that it’s manily a neutral palette, but still you have so many options and can do so many different things it’s incredible. I did 4 looks with this palette on Mondays post, and I remember when looking at them I was surprised that such different looks can come out of a tiny little palette like this. And still, the palette offers all the basics I need and I didn’t feel the need to reach into any other palette to complete a look. That’s a pretty impressively composed palettes, so congrats to Shayla and Colourpop for job well done!

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Among the 9 shades you get 4 mattes, which all perform nicely. I could wish that the yellow was a teny-tiny bit more bright and popping, but you can build it up. There is also one matte black with glitter (why do you keep doing this to me?) that sure enough works as a matte. The other 5 are Colourpops gorgeous metallics. They are, as we have learned to know them, very smooth and pigmented and just joyful eyeshadows overall. I have to say that one exception is the orange shade “Warning”. Don’t get me wrong, the shadow is absolutely stunning, but it’s a bit on the chunky crumbly side, so I do think it need a dampened brush. Not to enhance pigment, but to reduce fallout and make it go more smoothly on the lid. It is beautiful though, if you can be bothered that extra effort (which it’s well worth).

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OK, so a couple of the shades are not perfect. But there are only tiny issues you can work around. I can deal with having to build up a colour that is a bit more tough to make, like yellow. And I can deal with dampening the brush when the result is so amazingly stunning as “Warning” is, because even though it needs some setting spray I do think it’s by far the most beautiful thing in this palette. But set aside the few imperfections (who’s perfect anyways) this palette is beautifully composed and you can do so much fun with it, and so much neutral and simple with it. For real, it should have you covered anywhere from no-makeup makeup to dramatic glam. And all this from a tiny little 9- pan.

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I am not at all surprised that I love the formula, because Colourpop usually nail it. They usually have good colos stories too, so that’s really no surprise either. I am just amazed by how versalite a tiny little neutral palette with a few pops of color can actually be. If you like to play a bit around with different looks, but prefer neutrals, this handy little ting is highliy recommended!

XOXO

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Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection “Gilded” Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeuplooks!

The third and final palette from Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection that I do looks with and review. This one is very much warm brown and golds. So I really made an effort to not make them look too similar. Don’t get me wrong though, the palette is stunning! These are the four looks I created with it!

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  • Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection Gilded Palette – So What, Summer Love, Heatwave, Thrill, Confession, Blackout, Glam, Dreamboat, Pretty.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black,
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil . Gran Cru.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection Gilded Palette – So What, Thrill, Blackout, Favorite, Mesmeric, Alluring.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black,
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection Gilded Palette – So What, Confession, Irreplacable, Thrill, Blackout, Sweet Life, Forbidden, Heartfelt, Fetch.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black,
  • Dumbblondglitter – Loyal (Tropic Like It’s Hot Collection). (*gifted*)
  • Colourpop Creme Gel Liner – Electric Daisy.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection Gilded Palette – So What, Confession, Irreplacable, Thrill, Blackout, Favorite, Mesmeric, Alluring, Pretty, Hotheaded, Limitation.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black,
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.
  • Nailart Gems.

Some glitter, colorful liners and nailart gems really help spicing up a neutral palette. So with a bit of help from a glitter or a bright liner any regular neutral palette can turn into something fun and festive. I like that! Do you have a favorite way to spice up a neutral look?

XOXO

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Disclaimer: products marked with * has been received as PR, but the post is not in any way sponsored.

 

 

 

 

Colourpop Chasing Rainbows Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

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OK, so Colourpop has a sense of humor releasing this palette for the Holiday 2018. I mean, a colorful fun palette with rainbow theme, and holographic packaging does not exactly scream Christmas. On the other hand, we don’t need that many palettes with the typical Christmas shades so why not mix it up. It’s pretty and fun. but honestly I felt much more like pulling this out of my eyeshadow basket (the one with palettes I need to review) and do looks with it now than during the Holidays. You can off course wear fun pops of color any time of the year, but this just felt more like summer to me.

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This one has the same layout as previous Holiday palettes have had, for instance the “All I See Is Magic” that was a previous Holiday release. It has 15 shades with a nice mixture of mattes and shimmers and fun colors.

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The first row is more in the neutral side, and gives you the base colors you may need. The only thing I don’t like about this row is that it has one of those matte shade with a sheer wash of glitter particles in it. We have talked about these kind of shades before because they annoy the heck out of me. I just find it so pointless since the glitter will dust off anyway, and the color on your lid will be matte. If you want a matte shade, you would not need that glitter in the first place, and if you want that glitter you will be disappointing because it’s going to dust off and fly away as you apply the shadow. I mean, make a shadow either matte OR with glitter that actually stays in the shadow upon application. Shades like these are just pointless to me. But with that said “Feeling It” is a nice warm brown crease shade, of you just ignore that glitter in the pan and use it just like a regular matte shade, you will get exactly that. There is also a shade in the second row with the exact same formula. “Manifest It” is a beautiful matte hot pink on the eyes, but that glitter is just so unnecessary.

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Those matte shades with glitter put aside, the rest of the palette has really nice formulas. “Blurred Lines” and “Not Playing” are not that dense in pigmentation so they are more like a sheer color with glitter and shimmer, or beautiful topper shades. There are 7 proper mattes (not counting the two with glitter). They have the usual high performance of Colourpop mattes. Most of them blend very well. The only exception was the matte blue shade “Bring It”. Not saying it’s bad, but it’s very very pigmented. that means off course that you either have to spend a little more time blending, or adding a little at the time. With that said I didn’t have issues making the blend nice in the end. It just took a bit more time than with the rest of the shades in the palette.

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So overall, this is at Colourpops usual standard. Just great through and through. Yes, those mattes with glitters could have been just pure mattes in my opinion, but I am not that mad since they actually do perform as mattes. The color selection is fun and colorful while still giving you an option of you want to go completely natural which is something I love about a palette, and the combination of different textures and depth in the shades. Just a good cohesive and fun palette!

Colourpop just steals the show with palettes at the moment and I am diggin it!

XOXO

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Beauty Bakerie Blending Eggs – Review!

I fell for the super adorable packaging! I mean, having beautyblenders in an egg carton is just so clever and cute! So when I was in need of some new beauty sponges I had to try these. Also, considering they are only 17£ for 6 sponges they are a steal!

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The packaging comes with three blue and three pink eggs. It looks like a proper egg carton. Being a crazy chicken lady then off course I can appreciate that. The blending eggs comes in two different colors, but as far as I can tell that’s also the only difference between them. There is no difference in how they work.

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Off course these are ment to be dampened before use as most of these egg shaped beauty sponges. It does expand, but not all that much. This again leads to the blending eggs being quite firm. One advantage to this is that they don’t seem to soak up too much product, meaning less is waisted which is a good think. On the other hand I also felt like it took more time to apply foundation with them. It takes a bit more time to distribute the product. For reference both the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques sponge are much softer and in my opinion distribute product better.

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As for longevity I was honestly a bit dissaointed. I have used three of these sponges untill they started falling appart and that was only after 6-8 weeks. For comparison my Real Techniques sponge usually last me 4-6 months and a Beauty Blender well over 8 months. So even though the blending eggs are much cheaper I don’t think that makes up for their short lifespan.

The lifespan as well as them being a bit more firm than what I personally prefer means that I probably won’t repurchase another set of these. Although they are super adorable and affordable I would rather pick up a two pack of the Real Techniques sponges that will last longer than all 6 of these and even apply my foundation better.

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I truly wish I could have made a better review of these. I really like buying from smaller brands and since this was my first encounter with Beauty Bakery I wish the outcome could have been a bit more positive. But when doing a review, showcasing my experience and opinion is the whole point, either it’s good or not so good.

If you do prefer a more firm sponge than maybe these will be a hit for you though, but personally I won’t be picking them up again.

Have you tried them? Did you have better luck than me or do you prefer other tools?

XOXO

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