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Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hi all!  Happy Easter weekend! I hope everyone is having a nice holiday weekend!
I was so excited to receive the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded  ($44 USD) palette for my honest review.
I love Urban Decay shadows.  The Born to Run palette is one of my favorite palettes of all time!   (And have you seen the new Game of Thrones palette — gorgeous)! So, I had high hopes for this one.  Read on to find out my thoughts on Naked Reloaded.
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This palette was created to be an essential Naked palette, featuring 12 all-new eyeshadow shades that redefine neutral with Urban Decay’s signature formula. Urban Decay recently retired their original Naked palette.  This new palettes’ eyeshadows claim to be flattering for any age, gender, and skin tone. The four outer pans are bigger for the shades you’ll use the most. A bright peach hue stands out among warm and cool mattes, metallics, and iridescent micro-shimmers.
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So pretty! The shades are:

  • Bribe (warm ivory matte)
  • Barely Baked (soft gold metallic)
  • Angel Fire (pale rose-gold w/iridescent micro-shimmer)
  • Retro (bright peach matte)
  • Reputation (deep rose-gold w/ iridescent micro-shimmer)
  • Burn (copper-burgundy metallic)
  • End Game (chocolate brown matte)
  • Dreamweaver (cool brown w/ iridescent 3D sparkle)
  • Distilled (bronze metallic)
  • Bucked (warm brown matte)
  • Boundaries (warm terracotta matte)
  • Blur (light nude matte)
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Shop My Stash — April 2019

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Hi all! It’s time for my April Shop My Stash!  I love the beginning of the month when I choose new products from my stash to use.  My goal is to get more use out of the products I have and to see if they are something I want to keep.

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I think my choices for April are so pretty!  And they all look new, so I need to give them some love and mess them up a bit!

Here are close ups of the products:

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I received this Violet Voss Pro HG palette in my December BoxyLuxe — and it’s really gorgeous!  I have only used it a few times, so I am excited to focus more on it this month.  I will be able to do neutral brown looks and more warm/coral looks for spring.  The metallics in these are gorgeous!  I haven’t reviewed it yet — and I will try to do it this month.  I say that every month with my palettes, and haven’t done it yet, but hopefully soon I will start reviewing my palettes!

IMG_0354IMG_0353 This is the Rimmel London MAGNIF’EYES Eyeshadow Palette in Electric Violet.  It is so pretty!  I have been choosing more neutral palettes so far this year in my Shop My Stashes, so I decided I needed a colorful one in this month!  I’m going to try to add a palette with color through spring and summer — it’s definitely the season for fun eye looks!  I haven’t played with this one yet, but it swatches so nicely, so I’m excited! And, I love purple!

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I received this CoverFX All in One Perfector Face Palette in my March BoxyLuxe.  I love that it takes care of my face color cosmetics in just one palette.  This will be nice if I travel this year, too.  This is the lighter palette and it works perfectly for my skin tone.

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These are the BareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Can’t Even and Bae.  This is a high gloss liquid lipstick.  I received these lasts fall for review, and I thought these would be perfect in spring.  And they are!  I’m excited to wear them alone, over a lip liner or over a lipstick.

I am so excited to play with these product! Have you tried any of them? What do you think of them?

 

 

 

 

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IT Cosmetics Palettes That Are New To Me!

Hi all! Happy first day of spring!  Didn’t it feel like it would never come after that cold and snowy winter?!?

I’m excited to be reviewing IT Cosmetics products that I haven’t tried before.  I love the brand, but I have mostly tried their skincare and base products.

I was sent these products for my honest review:

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Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette ($42 USD)

IT Girl Vol. 2 Makeup Palette ($38 on sale for $25)

Hello Cheekbones Contour Palette ($36 USD)

Heavenly Luxe Hello Cheekbones Contour Brush #19 ($48 USD)

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Here are the palettes opened. I did noticed that the eyeshadow shades in both palettes are fairly similar.  But they are pretty and good for every day looks.

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I have been wanting to try this palette and am so glad I did! The top row are eye foundations, which are bases for under shadow.  The first two are matte, and the last one is a shimmer.  The first six shadows are shimmers and metallics and the last three are matte liners.

These are so gorgeous!  The shadows are creamy and blend nice.  The only thing I wish there was is a matte transition shade.  I am going to do a full review on this palette with swatches soon!

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I believe this was It Cosmetic’s limited edition holiday palette.  It is on sale right now so if you want it, it’s the time to pick it up!

This palette has some of the same colors as the Superhero palette, but it does have more mattes.  The left shadows are shimmer and the right shadows are mattes.  The blush is a pretty pink ombre.

It’s a great palette for everyday, or use some of the darker shades for a nice smokey eye!

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This contour palette and brush is so fun!

The brush is very soft, like all IT Cosmetic brushes.  They’re such great quality.  This is easy to use.  Just sweep it as shown above and then apply it to the cheekbone.  It blends out easily.  The bronzer is pretty warm, but can be used as contour.  I also take this with a fluffier brush to bronze my whole face.

The highlighter is pretty, but not very blinding.  It does give a nice glow and for more impact, I wet my brush and it did give more shine.

Have you tried any of these IT Cosmetics products?  What do you love from the brand?

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Pixi Beauty + Dulce Candy Collaboration

 

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Happy Saturday!  I’m happy to share with you the new Pixi Beauty and influencer Dulce Candy.    I was sent this for my honest review.  Let’s check these palettes out!

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Pixi Beauty Cafe con Dolce ($24 USD) — Here is the description from Pixi website:

Bring out your natural beauty and enliven your complexion, lids and cheeks with this multi-use palette. Powder to cream blush, face glow, and lid hues enhance & add luminosity. Swish on these gorgeous shades to recreate Dulce’s stunning looks!

Here are swatches of the palette:

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The texture of these powders are very creamy.  I like to apply them with my fingers.  They work well as a highlighter or eye shadow.  There are so many shades to choose from, too.  My only issue  is that most of these are too dark to use as a highlighter on my light skin.

Here is Dulce’s new lip palette:

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Dulce’s Lip Candy ($24 USD) — I’ve been wanting a lip palette.  This one is:

A universally flattering assortment of shades curated by Dulce applies easily & adheres smoothly, adding velvety rich colour to both lips and cheeks. This multi-use formula contains antioxidants and minerals to keep skin soft and hydrated.

Swatches of the lip palette:

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I really like this palette.  I’m a nude and light pink lipstick girl, and there are so many great soft shades in this.  I like to use a lip brush for application, and it also works for mixing colors.  The finish of this palette is semi-matte.  It’s fairly hydrating but not super moisturizing.  I only wish this palette had a mirror.  It would make it easier to do lips on the go!

Have you tried either of these or any of the other Pixi Beauty collaborations?

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ColourPop Golden State Of Mind Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

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I have another Colourpop Palette from my early January haul to review.  I have reviewed almost all of the palettes I received.

This is the Golden State of Mind palette .  This is usually $26, but is on sale now for $20.  I think most of the site that isn’t on sale is 20% off if you spend over $50 right now.  That code is GET20.  I don’t think this is included since it’s already on sale.

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This beauty is made up of metallic and shimmer shades.  It’s super sparkly and gorgeous!  I was very lucky because I picked it up at a time where if I spent $50, I got this palette for free.  Here are the shades from top to bottom:

Golden Egg: pinky beige with turquoise glitter
Pay the Piper: icy blue
GRLFRND: pink with violet glitter
Zero Clue: vibrant warm yellow
Watch Out: golden ivory with pink glitter
Drizzle: icy baby pink
Uptight: rose gold
Can’t Stop: icy champagne ivory
Sparkler: silvery bronze
Unsupervised: pink champagne
Lust in Time: medium cool rose
Mind Tricks: icy blackened purple
Wing Woman: red brown with green and gold glitter
Heads or Tales: icy cranberry
Tinker Time: blackened antique gold with blue glitter

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I thought the first row of pastels was going to be my favorite, but I love this last row.  The colors are so gorgeous and dramatic.  These swatch so nicely.  I thought they needed to be applied with a finger because a brush wouldn’t pick up the pigment, but if I dig in with a harder brush, I can apply them pretty well.  Fingers do work, though!

What surprised be about this palette is that I thought I would use it as an accent to other shadows, especially mattes.  But, I have been able to create complete, if shimmery, looks. They are nice used with mattes, though!

I do like this palette.  It is not one I reach for daily, but it’s nice for weekends and speciall occasions.

I’d have to say pressed powder palettes are my favorite ColourPop products.  What’s yours?