Colourpop It’s My Pleasure Palette Review

Hi all! I’m here with a review of the new Colourpop It’s My Pleasure palette.  It’s a gorgeous purple and pink palette.  I picked it up in my recent haul that you can see here.

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My photos aren’t the best, I took some at night and some at daytime, but hopefully you can see how pretty this is!

Here’s the palette with flash:

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Without flash:

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The shades from left to right are:

Kittenfish: matte cool lavender
Do or dough: metallic bright lavender with blue duo chrome flip
Pretty cruel: matte berry mauve with gold flecks
Bare minimum: metallic berry violet
Earthshine: metallic pinky lavender with a blue duochrome flip
Chick lit: metallic deep amethyst
Mr. Sandman: icy rose with a silver sheen
Fan fiction: matte dusty pink
Sleeper: matte eggplant

Swatches:

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This palette swatches so well! I’m not surprised because Colourpop’s shadows are such great quality! I like all of these shades, but I wish the third one (Pretty Cruel) didn’t have glitter flecks in it, because is the perfect crease color.  I did still use it in my crease, though. The mattes in this palette are pigmented and creamy and the metallics are gorgeous! They work well with a wet brush or your finger.

I have used these with neutral colors, but I am going to do a full purple eye soon.  You can also do a pretty pink eye look.  And like I do, you can pair this with other shades.  This is a very versatile palette!

I also love that this is only $12 and comes with a mirror! Colourpop has more of these 9 shadow palettes, including a brand new green one called Just My Luck.   It’s really fun, but I don’t know if I would use that one.

Have you purchased any of these 9 pan Colourpop palettes?  Would you purchase It’s My Pleasure, Just My Luck or one of the others?

Urban Decay Elements Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Hi all! Happy Saturday!  I’m so glad it’s the weekend.  And the weather is beautiful in Kansas City today.

I had to return a foundation that didn’t work for me at Ulta, so I exchanged it for this beautiful palette (and a 20% off coupon).  This palette is $52, but with coupons or sales coming up, you could get it for less!

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Here’s the inside of the palette.  There are 19 shades. Here’s some info from the Ulta website:

Inspired by the elements – Air, Earth, Fire and Water – a constellation of unique colors orbit around Luna, an ultra-iridescent transformer shade. The 19 new multidimensional pigments include bright mattes, holographic shimmers and molten metallics.

Shades include:

  • Silver Burn (smoky purple w/ pink iridescent sparkle)
  • Electric Air (pinkish silver w/ iridescent micro-glitter)
  • Tectonic (chocolate brown w/ iridescent micro-sparkle)
  • Volcanic (bronze metallic)
  • Earth Bound (forest green satin w/ tonal micro-shimmer)
  • Hex Remedy (bright purple w/ iridescent sparkle)
  • Fool’s Gold (metallic gold w/ tonal sparkle)
  • Antidote (soft warm nude)
  • Dream Weaver (bright pink matte)
  • Ego (soft pinkish-purple w/ blue micro-shimmer)
  • Fortune Teller (metallic pink-red w/ green 3-D sparkle and shift)
  • Moon Rock (metallic copper w/ iridescent sparkle)
  • Secret Keeper (bright green satin w/ gold shift)
  • Luna (white shimmer w/ iridescent micro-sparkle)
  • Lioness (smoky burgundy satin w/ bronze sparkle)
  • Elemental (sienna matte)
  • Heavy Water (bright metallic teal)
  • Sapphire Dream (bright navy blue metallic)
  • Fire Starter (deep red w/ gold micro-shimmer)

Here as swatches:

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Sapphire Dream, Electric Air, Antidote, Secret Keeper, Earthbound, Elemental.  Elemental and Antidote are two of the three mattes in the palette and I use them with a lot of different looks.

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Volcanic, Lioness, Fire Starter, Dream Weaver, Ego and Heavy Water.  I’ve been doing a lot of bronzey looks and Volcanic is gorgeous on the lid.  Ego’s also another one of my favorites.  Heavy Water is beautiful but I haven’t tried it yet.  Maybe I’ll use it for holiday looks.

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Fortune-Teller, Silver Burn, Fool’s Gold, Moon Rock, Tectonic, Hex Remedy and Luna. These are the inner circle shades and they really call to me!  So beautiful.  I love purples and bronzes, and that gold looks amazing on the lid!

What I liked: The packaging is gorgeous!  The out box and the compact itself is well made.  The palette has a large mirror and is easy to open. I love the shades.  I picked it up for the purples, but the other shades are beautiful, too. The mattes are easy to blend and the metallics are creamy and really pigmented.

Not so much:  I haven’t tried all of the glitters, but I put Silver Bullet on my lid in the morning, and by evening all of the glitter was gone.  It just looked like I had a smokey eye at the end of the day. I did use a glitter glue.  The same with Tectonic.  I’m going to keep trying these out.

I do recommend this.  Especially if you can get in on sale. I do like the Urban Decay Born to Run palette more, but I will use this for glam holiday looks.

Have you tried the Urban Decay Elements palette?  What do you think?

Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Products For Rich Fall Looks

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Hi all! I hope your October is going well! I recently received some fun Rimmel London eye products to test and review.  They are the Magnif’Eyes Palette Crimson Edition and the Magnif’Eyes Double Ended Shadow + Liner.  These are both great for creating fun fall looks!

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This gorgeous palette retails for under $8! It is really pigmented and the colors are very on trend! Rimmel has actually extended their popular 12 pan Magnif’Eyes Palette Collection with 4 NEW styles. They are Crimson, Electric Violet, Jewel Rocks and Wow. The full range of Magnif’Eyes Palettes has 9 different styles to craft endless looks.

 

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Here are my swatches.  They  swatch nicely and perform well on the eyes. You can make a complete pink, red or brown look with this, or mix and match the shades. I do have a lot of palettes in this shade range, but I like that this is affordable.

I also find the mattes really blendable, which is nice.  The shimmers need to be wettened by setting spray to really show up on the eyes.  You can also use your fingers.

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These are the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Double Ended Shadow + Liner.  This retails for around $6.50. You can create an easy look by using the line end to line your waterline and shape your eye.  Second, shade in the shadow all over lid and smudge out using your finger. The long lasting formula claims to be waterproof, crease proof and transfer proof.

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The shades I have left to right is Pink and Purple Rain, Kissed by a Rose Gold and Dark Side of Blue.

I am in LOVE with the first two shades!  The shadows dry down really fast and do not budge!  The liners take a little more time to dry, but they dry down completely, too. I don’t wear a ton of eyeliner, so a lot of times I like to use the shadow to add shimmer to an eye look.  I dab it on my eye and lightly tap it in.  You can make a fast faux halo or cut crease with these, because they are so opaque.

I do recommend both of these Rimmel London products.  They are affordable and are of great quality!

Availability: Mass retailers and drugstores

Have you tried either of these products?

Too Faced Life’s a Festival Review

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I purchased the Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette ($42 USD) a few months ago and still haven’t reviewed it, so I thought I would review it since I’m wearing it today on my birthday!

So, as I am 50 today, I can say that even us (uh, hum) older ladies can wear fun shadows like these!

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As soon as I saw this I thought it was so pretty and had to have it.  I loved the shade range.  When I got it, I noticed that it smells so good, like citrus or candy (Smarties)!

Here are swatches:

 

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From left to right is Young & Free, Euphoric, Rainbow Life, Desert Vibes, Sunset Dram Fun in the Sun and Beamin’

 

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Unicorn Tears, Fireflies, Mystic Rain, Funtasy, Artist Pass and Dusk Teal Dawn.

The duochromes and shimmers are my favorite shades in the palette.  There are only a couple mattes.  I wish there were more, but only if they could be added to the palette without any of the shiny stuff taken away!

Every shade blends well and are very pigmented.  I use the shimmers and duochromes with a dry brush, and they look great.  They can be wet with a little setting spray, but don’t really need it.

What do you think of this?  Are you all about shimmery shadows or are you more about the mattes?

 

Colourpop My Little Pony Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review

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Colourpop My Little Pony Palette Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16 USD) — This is my last  Colourpop eye shadow palette from my after holiday sale haul.  I have to be honest, I think I may have purchased this for the packaging!  It’s so fun.  Also, my daughter Abby was obsessed with the OG My Little Pony’s from ages 3-6.  Since she is graduating from high school this year, I’m a little nostalgic…

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I usually wear neutral colors on my eyes, but these are so pretty!

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The shades from left to right are:

Butterscotch: white with subtle pink violet opalescent sheen
Blossom: metallic peach with pink and gold duochrome finish
Starshine: metallic golden tangerine
Bluebell: satin golden ivory
Applejack: matte dusty red violet
Skydancer: metallic bright icy lavender
Minty: matte cool-toned fuchsia
Flutterbye: matte true pastel peach
Twilight: satin deep blackened violet
Firefly: metallic silvery baby blue
Snuzzle: metallic icy white with opalescent blue duochrome
Princess Sparkle: metallic rich smokey turquoise

Here are my swatches

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These shadows are pretty well pigmented.  A few, like the lavender, need to be built up. I think a fun thing about this palette is that there are warm and cool shades.  I was worried that a complete look couldn’t be made with just this crazy palette. It can, but it’s a very colorful look. I’m actually surprised by how much I like it!

This is not my everyday palette, but it will be nice for spring looks and fun occasions.  Like all of the Colourpop palettes I’ve tried, it’s great quality and affordable.

What’s an eye shadow palette that you bought and were surprised by?

 

 

Karity Travel Chamber + Single Shadows Review

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I recently received a lovely box of Karity products for my honest review.  You can see my review of Karity’s 15 Nudes & Rudes palette here.

Today, I want to share Karity’s cool Travel Chamber ($12 USD) that can hold up to 9 single eye shadows and 9 fun singles shadows.

Here’s the empty palette:

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This is really easy to fill and it a very portable size, which is perfect for travelling.  It’s heavy duty cardboard and closes magnetically.  It has a nice little mirror, too.

Here are the shadows:

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I received some very bright shades with a few neutrals.  They are $4 each on Karity’s website.  Here are the shadows inside the palette:

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The shades from left to right, starting in the first row are:

One Night Stand (Satin) — Soft gold peach with pearl satin

Confidential (Frost) — Rich cocoa lustre

Unspoken (Velvet) — Dark brown velvet

Baby Habit (Metallic)  Bright pink with icy shimmer frost

Bamba (Matte) — Bright mint green matte

Amoeba (Frost) — True blue with icy shimmer frost

Sanguine (Matte) Vivid bright yellow matte

Viper (Frost) — Vibrant golden green with yellow shimmer frost

Spring Break (Matte) — Vivid pinky orange matte

Swatches:

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The colors swatch well and are highly pigmented.  I especially love the first 4 shades because I will wear them a lot.  The last 5 are unusual for me.  I can see accenting my look with one.  I like the blue in the middle, the teal next to it, and the coral on the end.  I have played around with them and the blend really well and there’s not a lot of kick up in the pan, even though they are really velvety.

I can see myself switching out a few of these for some more neutrals, but the shades I was sent are so much fun to play with!

Karity shadows are very high quality for the price.  I would definitely recommend picking up a few of the shadows to try or purchasing a palette.

Have you tried Karity?  What do you think?

Karity 15 Nudes & Rudes Palette

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I received a Karity 15 Nudes & Rudes palette in the mail a couple of months ago.  I’m thinking that it was for my honest review, but I don’t know who sent it!

I am so happy that I received it, though!  The eye shadows are creamy and very well pigmented.  The palette is $25.  Which is pretty affordable for the quality.   I also received a Travel Chamber, which is like a Z-palette and holds 9 eye shadows.  And I received a colorful selection of single shadows.  I will be reviewing that next week.  I haven’t put it together yet, but I am looking forward to playing with it!

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This Nudes & Rudes palette consists of 15 highly pigmented shades in 6 finishes: 5 frost, 3 satin, 2 matte, 2 velvet, 2 metals, 1 duochrome  (Pixiedust on the bottom). It is cruelty free, vegan and paraben free.  There is also a 9 shade and a 21 shade Nudes & Rudes.
Every Nudes & Rudes palette has its own unique colors which just makes me want all of them!
This comes with a mirror, which makes me very happy!

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These are creamy shadows, especially the more shimmery shades.  Here are my swatches:
IMG_0108 From left to right — In the nude, Tiffanie, Tongue Tied, Butterscotch and Princess.
IMG_0118 Moonlight, Good Witch, Sunkissed, Decadence, Centaur
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Newborn, Pixiedust, Rockstar, Persephone, Dark Side.
I’m always more of a fan of the shimmery shades than mattes, but I do like to use mattes in my crease and sometimes on my lid. My favorites are probably Tiffanie, Good Witch and Pixiedust. In the nude is a great base shade and Moonlight is a gorgeous highlight.  The other shades add a really nice depth to whatever look I’m going for.
I was really impressed with this palette.  It may be nudes, but they are not safe or boring.  I guess that’s where the rudes come in!
Have you tried anything from Karity?

NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette
Happy Cyber Monday!  Looking for an amazing new eye shadow palette?  NARS is introducing the new NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette ($59 USD) today only on Sephora.com.
Wanted: more pigment, rich color, instant gratification. Enter the NARSissist
Wanted Eyeshadow Palette featuring an all-new formula that brings the richest
color payoff. This innovative powder suspends in a liquid binding system creating
intense, high-impact color. Introduced in 12 high-impact eyeshadows, the formula
ranges from buttery mattes, lustrous satins, coveted shimmers, and glittering metallic finishes. There’s more than one way to get more views. #NARSissist
Shades Include:
BIARRITZ, matte neutral cream
SATISFACTION, shimmering golden pink
DELIRIUM, metallic rose
TEMPTRESS, satin paprika
SEVEN HEAVEN, matte sand
SHADOW HILL, matte saddle
MENDOZA, shimmering pink copper
WICKED GAME, satin cranberry
SHOOTING STAR, sparkling champagne
LA LA, shimmering deep bronze
FALLEN STAR, shimmering antique bronze
COCONUT GROVE, matte deep brown
Available on November 27, 2017 for Cyber Monday (one day only) on Sephora.com
Available on November 29, 2017 at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com

Are you going to pick this up?  It’s spending, but it sure looks like it’s worth it!

My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches!

I recently received the PUR Cosmetics My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette for my honest review.  I was excited to try it, because I thought the colors looked really fun.  I usually wear fairly neutral shadows, but I do like trying new palettes!

Here is the cover of the palette.

The inside of the palette with the cute pony protective cover on it. I overall like the packaging.  The outer box is so cute.  The palette is nice, but white will get dirty fast!  I love that there is a mirror inside!

And here are the shades.  They are from left to right starting with the top row:

KINDNESS (yellow with small pearl)                                                               FLUTTERSHY (soft pink with shimmer)                                                        GENEROSITY (matte mauve)                                                                                     RARITY (matte white)                                                                                          APPLEJACK (orange with shimmer)                                                                      HONESTY (brown)                                                                                                 LAUGHTER (sparkly mauve pink)                                                                               PINKIE PIE (hot pink matte)                                                                                 TWILIGHT SPARKLE (pinky purple shimmer)                                                              MAGIC (bright purple)                                                                                            RAINBOW DASH (royal blue with shimmer)                                                                 LOYALTY (dark green with shimmer)                                                                       TEMPEST SHADOW (matte bright red)                                                              SONGBIRD SERENADE (dark purple with shimmer)                                              STORM KING (silver with shimmer)                                                                    PRINCESS SKYSTAR (mint duochrome)

I think my favorite right now are Generosity, Rarity (a great base shade for me), Laughter and Princess Skystar.  Here are the swatches:

Kindness, Fluttershy, Generosity, Rarity, Applejack, Honesty, Laughter and Pinkie Pie

Twilight Sparkle, Magic, Rainbow Dash, Loyalty, Tempest Shadow, Songbird Serenade, Storm King, Princess Skystar

It’s funny, but the shades I love didn’t swatch well on my arm, but look great on my eyes! All of these are very well pigmented and don’t kick up in the pan.  There’s not much fall out either.

This retails for $29, which I think is a great price for the quality.  Purchase hereor at Ulta.com.

Have you tried this palette?  What do you think?

Finding Ferdinand’s Custom Overshadow Palette

 

I was so happy to receive a Finding Ferdinand Custom Overshadow Palette for my honest review!  I (like many beauty bloggers) love eye shadow palettes.  I am excited to be able to share this with you!

The Overshadow Palette holds 8 eye shadows.  You get to choose which 8 out of a selection of 60.  They come in a range of colors and textures.  You receive the palette, 8 shadows, a dual ended brush, and a sticker sheet for $60.

I didn’t choose my shadows, but I received a fun, summery mix:

I’m not sure what the names of my colors are, but they are all very pretty.  Here they are swatched:

They are all matte but the 2nd, 3rd and 5th color.  The shimmers have more pigment when swatched, but all of the colors can be built up for a stronger look.  The first four colors look very summery, but the last four will work well for fall, too.  Their is a bit of kick in the pan when I swirl my brush around, but it’s not too bad.

Here’s a look at the palette again:

The palette is magnetic and the eye shadows are easy to remove and replace.  The brush works well to apply them, it’s of nice quality.  And the mirror is large which I like!

I do recommend this for the customization.  You can make the perfect palette for you, so there isn’t any useless or filler shades.  It is spendy, but it’s good quality.

I’m interested in trying more Finding Ferdinand products and seeing what else they will come out with!  I also suggest checking out their Starter Kit 2.0.  It’s a lip palette with 22 pans of lip color and room to mix.  Once you find the combo that you like the most, you can submit it and redeem a code for a free custom lispstick.  So cool!  Purchase these, other palettes or custom-make a new lipstick at www.findingferdinand.com.

Have you tried Franz Ferdinand?  If so, let me know what you think!

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