Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Review: NEW Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara!

NEW From Covergirl!

Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara
Hey everyone! Today I'm reviewing the NEW Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara. I received this mascara complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. It retails for about $8 at the drugstore and it should be available now.
I instantly loved the packaging! It's so cute and I love the soft matte cap. Covergirl claims that this mascara will give you length and separation which is exactly the result I got when I tested it out. It coats my lashes super well making them look really dark. I quickly noticed how long this formula made my lashes look and how the wand was great at separation. Now... the separation I get is not a fanned out look that I normally prefer. The wand and formula doesn't add tons of volume so when it separates it actually separates (or clumps) 2 or 3 lashes together.
Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara
Here's a closeup of the wand. I felt like it was a little difficult to coat my lashes at first because of how the bristles are lined up. I just wiggled left and right to make sure all my lashes were coated and that trick worked really well. I love the outcome but it did take a little more work than my L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise which is my favorite mascara at the moment.
Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara

Bottom line: If you're looking for length and separation (borderline clumpy) this is a great option! I prefer a more voluminous mascara so it won't take the place of my current favorite. Let me know your thoughts below! :-)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MOTD: Holiday Look Using Drugstore Makeup! (Milani, Flower Beauty, ColourPop & L'Oreal)

Burgundy and Gold Holiday Look!

Holiday Look Using Drugstore Makeup
Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a look I created only using drugstore makeup that would be perfect for the holidays! I'm a firm believer that you don't need to spend all your hard earned money on expensive makeup to look great. Drugstore makeup is just as amazing (sometimes even better) than the higher end selection. Hopefully this post can inspire you to create a budget friendly holiday look! :-)
Holiday Look Using Drugstore Makeup
Items used:
Eyeshadow Palette- ColourPop Double Entendre Shadow Palette - $16.00
This is my first experience using a ColourPop Palette... and I'm obsessed! Seriously, I'm planning on collecting all the other ones because they are so affordable and the formulation is so so so good! Some ColourPop items are being sold at Sephora, while still being budget friendly, which is awesome! I would suggest to shop on their site for the best selection and prices because they offer sales from time to time. Even though you *technically* can't go to the drugstore and pick it up, the price is unbeatable!

Mascara- L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise in Blackest Black- $10
This is my new favorite mascara! It makes my lashes look longer, fuller and darker, all day long. It's said to be a dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which I tried before and liked but to be honest; I like this one more! ;-)

Blush-  Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush in Peach Primrose- $10
This color is beautiful! It's the perfect peachy shade and I love how easy it blends onto the cheeks.

Lips- Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Emotion- $9
I didn't want to wear your typical ruby red on the lips this season so opted for a deep burgundy with a hint of brown. I love how this color paired with the eye look! Milani liquid lipsticks are pretty good and you can find them at your local Walmart or Target. I did notice some flaking at the end of the day around the inner area of my lips. But, that happens with most liquid lipsticks after eating and drinking. I really like this line and the color selection is awesome too!

Let me know your thoughts below: Do you like this look? Have you tried any of these products? Can't wait to see your comments! :-)

Monday, December 4, 2017

OOTD: Varsity Jacket Obession! (Featuring Justfab!)

Perfect Varsity Jacket!

Justfab Varsity Jacket in Black

December is here which means snowy days are soon to become the norm...and I'm loving it! I love layering and I was on the hunt for a nice varsity jacket. To my surprise I found it on the Justfab website for an amazing deal during cyber Monday! I love the black and white color combination; classic and looks awesome with everything! It so happen to match my favorite beanie I got on my last birthday trip to Chicago. Match made in fashion heaven! ;-)

Item featured:
Varsity Jacket in Black

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: http://www.justfab.com/invite/Reina207/ and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Friday, December 1, 2017

EOTD: Pop of Green- Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Palette!

Pop of Green!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Palette

Today I wanted to quickly share a look that I came up with recently using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette! I almost missed out on this palette because all I would see were negative reviews everywhere. The colors spoke to me because they were so different so I went for it anyway and I'm so happy I did! :-)

It pushed me out of my comfort zone... I mean I still threw a warm shade in my look haha but I tried to stick to using the beautiful greens in the palette too.

I used Roxy (warmer shade) in my crease, Electric ( gorgeous duo-chrome) on my lid and Axis ( deeper teal green) in the outer corner.

If you're wondering what's on my lips I wore Raging Raisin from the Maybelline Bold Lipstick Collection.

Leave me your thoughts on this look and the Subculture Palette below! Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for future posts! :-)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Review: NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique! (Swatches + Looks!)

New Fall Favorite?

NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique
Hey everyone! Today I'm reviewing the NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique. I know what you're thinking... "another warm toned palette?" I just can't stay away from those oranges and  cranberries, haha.
I wanted to see what the drugstore has to offer when it comes to warm tone palettes. The ones that I own are pricier than this one so I wanted to find something:  A. budget friendly and B. great formulation. I've played with it for a bit so let's get into my thoughts.

This palette is priced at $20. Kinda pricey for the drugstore but if you break it down it ends up being $2 per shadow which isn't bad at all! Plus NYX is a brand that runs a lot of sales (on their site and at Ulta) so you're more than likely to find it for cheaper.

This palette has all the basics when it comes to shadows: great transition and blending shades, one you can use to deepen your look and a nice selection of lid shades. I wish it had a deeper matte brown or matte black to take it to the next level when it comes to smokey looks. Aside from that I really enjoy this palette!
NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique
The colors are beautiful! I'm really impressed by the mattes because they blend so well! The two metallics on the top right are amazing too! ( intense pigmentation!)
Here are some looks I came up with using the palette:
NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique

NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique
Bottom line: This palette meets the criteria of being budget friendly and having a great formula! If you've been looking for a palette with warm tones that won't break the piggy bank this is a great option. Definetely look out for this one and keep your eyes peeled for a sale or coupon too! :-)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

EOTD: Easy & Affordable Fall Eye Look Using E.L.F Cosmetics!

Drugstore Fall EOTD

Easy & Affordable Fall Eye Look Using E.L.F Cosmetics
Hey everyone! Today I have another Eye Of The Day (or EOTD for short) to share with you! :-) This one is also affordable and accessible because these palettes should be available at your local Target for $10 each. I used the ELF Cosmetics Mad For Matte 2 Palette and the ELF Cosmetics Sunset Prism Palette. They make the perfect pair because they're in the same color family and you have the best of both worlds when it comes to shadow finishes: an all matte palette and an all shimmer palette!
Easy & Affordable Fall Eye Look Using E.L.F Cosmetics
I went for an orange-brown as my transition and applied the second to last shade from the prism palette all over the lid for a beautiful pink touch. I then threw the matte plum in the crease and the shimmery champagne in the inner corner and Wah-La! ;-)

I love these palettes, definitely recommend getting them! Stay tuned for more posts coming soon and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 13, 2017

EOTD: Drugstore Fall Eye Looks Using the NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique!

Fall Makeup on a Budget!

NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique

Hey everyone! I'm coming back with a quick post today to share two eye looks I created using the NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique. I instantly fell in love with the color selection. Swatches and review to come but for today I just wanted to share these looks! :-)

I went for a halo eye on the left and a daytime warm eye look on the right! Do you own this palette? Do you love it? Leave me your thoughts down below! Hope you like these looks and stay tuned for future posts! XO

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Review: Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette! (Swatches + Looks!)

Keeping it Peachy!

Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

I'm back! :-)
It's been a while since I last blogged and I absolutely missed it! Even though I haven't been blogging I've been accumulating some makeup here and there so stay tuned for more reviews! Now that it's the Fall season I wanted to review a palette that seems perfect for this time of year. The Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes is an all matte palette full of gorgeous warm tones... I couldn't say no! The range of colors was very well thought out and the packaging is simply adorable (& smells likes peaches!). It retails for $45 making each eyeshadow pan less than $4 which is a great deal.

Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
There's 11 completely matte shadows and 1 more satiny shade (Peach Sangria) but on the eye it pretty much looks matte. All of them swatched really well! The texture is pretty smooth and buttery. I've tried almost every color on my eyes and they blend really well too. I love the darker shades in this palette! I felt like the Sweet Peach palette was lacking those so I'm happy to see them in this palette.
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
Here's a side by side of the palettes. Some of the colors are similar but not identical so no worries there. The darker shades in the Sweet Peach are shimmery which I tend to avoid when deepening up a look so I definitely see myself reaching for the Just Peachy palette for those shades. 
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
Here are all the shades swatched. The deeper shades are very buildable so don't be alarmed by the pigmentation in the swatch. The lighter peachy shades look amazing as transition colors! When I get ready for work I just blend one in the crease and call it a day. Simple but it makes you look like you tried haha. Here are some looks I created with the palette:
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
Even though I love a metallic shade on the lid there's something about an all matte look! I love how the looks came out and they lasted all day, even through a wedding, haha.

Bottom line: I'm really happy with this palette! I love the idea of an all matte palette and the fact that this one is full of warm shades it's even better. The packaging is on point (per usual with Too Faced!) and the formulation is great. Can't wait to continue to play with it this fall season! :-)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Review: Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette! (Swatches + Looks!)

Cutesy and Smells Amazing!

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette
Too Faced always gets me with their packaging!! Please tell me I'm not alone, haha. I love their Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette... it's actually packed and ready to come with me on my trip to the Dominican Republic. I researched swatches of this palette before purchasing and the yellow-mustard shade called Honey Buns spoke to me! I'm a warm shadow lover but I didn't want a palette that was too similar to something I already own. Overall I feel like the looks I get and some of the shades are different enough to justify getting it! It retails for $36 and it's limited edition so if you want it go get it! :-)
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette
I love their smaller tin palettes! They are so convenient when traveling and they get more creative with these. It goes without saying that the packaging is simply adorable!
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette
There's nine shades total, Peanut Butter is in their Peanut Butter and Jelly but that's OK, I really love the shade. There's only one true metallic shade which is Going Nuts on the top right corner. The rest are matte or matte based with shimmers. I would've loved some more metallics shades, at least a lighter one for a lid shade.
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette
Here are the swatches! They all feel super creamy and buttery! The formula is great and they blend so well.
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette
Here is an all matte look I created using Peanut Butter and Honey Buns in the crease and Honey Brittle as my lid shade. I added another Too Faced product as my inner corner highlight that I should be reviewing soon so stay tuned! ;-) I love this look, it made my eyes look brighter and Honey Buns looks awesome in the crease!
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette
Here's another look I created using Peanut Butter and Bee's Knees in the crease and Going Nuts as my lid shade for a more smokey look. Loved this look too! It was simple to create and the application was easy.

Bottom line: I'm really happy with this palette! It would've been a holy grail palette for me if it included one or two more metallic shades but other than that it's really good. If you love warm shades like I do but want something a little different this is a great option! :-)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review: bh Cosmetics Spotlight Highlight Palette! (Swatches!)

Shine Bright on a Budget!

bh Cosmetics Spotlight Highlight Palette
Welcome back! Today I'm super excited to share my thoughts on the NEW bh Cosmetics Spotlight Highlight Palette! It retails for $16.99 but bh Cosmetics is notorious for crazy good deals and sales so you can potentially get it for less. It comes with 6 gorgeous shades that are suitable for most skintones. I've had it for a little while now and I am in love! :-)
bh Cosmetics Spotlight Highlight Palette
The pans are very large and they come encased in a compact palette with a mirror. Something to point out is that the palette has a somewhat strong chemical smell. I think it's packaging related though. The texture on these highlights is very creamy, kinda like a super pigmented metallic shadow. Dimethicone is the fourth ingredient on the list which adds the "smooth" texture and application to the highlights. It goes on the skin beautifully and a little goes a long way, specially if you wet your brush before applying. 
bh Cosmetics Spotlight Highlight Palette
Here are the swatches! My favorite shade is the last one, Vivid. It's a beautiful light pink highlight with high shine and intensity! It looks almost wet on the skin! The shade selection includes every highlight tone you would ever need. I mean... it wont stop me from getting others haha but it's so convenient to have them all in one palette!
bh Cosmetics Spotlight Highlight Palette
The picture on the left was taken with flash and the one on the right is in natural light. I love how the white-gold shade looks in the inner corner.

Bottom line: I'm really impressed with this palette. Typically, higher end highlight palettes are about $40 or more and this one retails for less than half of that. The formula is lovely, very buildable so if you're looking for a blinding highlight you can definetely get that look with it! I plan on taking it on my trip to the Dominican Republic because it has everything I need to get the glow I want! :-)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dupe Alert: Affordable Dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette!

Is it a Dupe?

Affordable Dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
Today I have a dupe to share with you! :-)
I was on the Ulta website looking through the new stuff and came across the Ulta Matte Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette and instantly thought "this looks familiar!" haha. I searched through my collection and compared it to the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette and found that most colors were super alike! The Ulta palette is only $20 while the Urban Decay palette is $54 so you can pretty much get the same looks for a lot less!
Affordable Dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
Here's a look at both palettes! They each have 12 matte shades and they both come with a brush (I cropped the UD picture a little too much, sorry! haha)
Affordable Dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
Here are the swatches of the Ulta Matte Neutrals Palette! 
Affordable Dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
Annnd here we have the dupes! Some of the colors are super similar and some are just in the same color family but on the eye you won't notice a huge difference. In the comparison swatches Urban Decay is on the left and Ulta is on the right. Pretty close huh?

As far as the formula goes Ulta shadows are powdery and have lots of kick up but on the eye they perform great! $54 vs $20 not to mention you can use the Ulta $3.50 off of $15 coupon making it even cheaper! Urban Decay can get expensive and if you're only interested in the shadows (and can skip the pretty packaging) the Ulta palette is for you! Hope this post was helpful, leave me your thoughts below! :-)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

OOTD: Hello Spring! (Featuring Justfab!)

Warmer Weather = :-)

Justfab
Spring is here! I'm so excited to start wearing less layers & bright colors! It's been pretty warm during the day and a little chilly at night so cut out booties are a must right now. I'm pretty obsessed with the "Kadence" style at the moment! They are so easy to throw on and go and they look amazing with anything. I love the Cognac color, perfect for spring and a nice change from all the black booties I own haha. The cut out detail is gorgeous and helps prevents your feet from getting sweaty. If comfort is what you're looking for these booties are the ones to get! :-)

What I Wore:
Top- Kohl's (can't find it online, on clearance in-store!)
Jeans- AE
Booties- Justfab

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: http://www.justfab.com/invite/Reina207/ and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cranberry-Mauve Look using NEW Drugstore Makeup! (+ Mini Reviews!)

New at the Drugstore!

Cranberry-Mauve Look using NEW Drugstore Makeup
Hi everyone! I'm back with a bunch of new drugstore products and some mini reviews! I tried out all the products you see above and I'm super excited to share my thoughts. In the midst of trying them I came up with this cranberry-mauve look and I really like how it turned out. Without delay lets get into the mini reviews, shall we? :-)

Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation
*Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation in 30 Warm Nude($16)- I really like this foundation! I completely agree with the "fresh face" claim, it's luminous but not too much. I personally prefer matte foundations but now that Spring is coming along and the weather is warming up it tends to be too heavy for me. This is perfect because it's lightweight but still provides great coverage leaving your skin looking youthful! It does come with a sponge applicator which I didn't end up liking, I felt like it made the foundation sit on my face and didn't blend it in. I use my Beauty Blender instead and it gets the job done beautifully.

New at the drugstore
*CoverGirl Outlast All Day Soft Touch Concealer in 830 light/medium($12)-  This concealer is great for everyday but not my favorite for a full face of makeup. CoverGirl claims that this concealer instantly erases your dark circles which I disagree with. I end up having to layer this concealer because the coverage is pretty light. I don't mind lighter coverage for work or for running errands but for a full face of makeup I wouldn't reach for this one. I really like the sponge applicator, it's perfect for such a sensitive area so kudos to that!

*CoverGirl Outlast Matte Finishing Powder in 830 light to medium($13)- This is a great powder! I really love it for touch ups because it instantly makes my face matte and we all know I love a matte face haha. The foundation doesn't need to be set but out of habit I did it anyway (just my t-zone) and I loved it. I would highly stay away from using it alone as CoverGirl suggest because it made my skin feel so dry! But over foundation and for touch ups it was awesome.

*ULTA Matte Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette($20)- I purchased this palette on a great deal and it was totally worth it! The shadows are buttery, smooth and beautiful colors. They are powdery but they blend so well so I'm OK with that. After comparing it to another higher end all matte palette I found that they have very similar colors so stay tuned for a possible dupe post very soon! ;-)

*Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Lipstick in Brown Blush($8)- Maybelline makes my favorite drugstore lipsticks and this new collection is...so good! The collection is the same formula as their creamy mattes, just warmer nudes that are made for different skintones. The lipstick is super comfy, pigmented and smooth and on top of that it's a mauve-brown... need I say anymore?! Definitely check out this collection if your a fan of Maybelline lipsticks!

Alright, that's all I have for you today! I hope these mini reviews were helpful and stay tuned for some more posts in the near future! :-)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette! (Swatches + Look!)

Drugstore Highlighting Palette!

Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
I saw a few of my favorite influencers rave about the Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette so I went to my local Walmart to snag it up! I mean... when you spot a highlighting palette at the drugstore for only $13 you gotta get it, right? haha. For the price you get three highlighting shades and a brush, all in beautiful white and rose gold packaging...sold!
Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
The formula is so silky! They actually remind me of the metallic/shimmer shadows in the Covergirl TruNaked Palettes, really smooth, thin feeling but lots of sheen. I love the different shades they included because they're suitable for most if not all skintones. They apply great dry but it you want to blind a friend or two definitely apply them wet! What I appreciate the most is how long they last! I've used this palette early in the morning and by the end of the day the highlight is still pretty noticeable.
Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
Here are the swatches! I wanted to show you how they looked in natural light vs with flash. With flash you can tell the level of shine it has on the skin, so beautiful! I'm wearing a mix of the champagne shade + the golden one in the picture below. I love how it looks on the skin, it melts into your makeup instead of just awkwardly sitting on top.
Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
Bottom line: I'm a huge fan of this palette! I like the variety in the shades and how you can mix and match them to create your perfect highlight. It's a perfect travel palette too! I'm really impressed with the formula and the price is amazing too. Check it out on your next Walmart trip! :-)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Must Haves: Pixi + ItsJudyTime "ItsEyeTime" Palette! (Swatches + Looks!)

Perfect "Everyday" Colors!

Pixi + ItsJudyTime "ItsEyeTime" Palette
I've been a HUGE fan of Judy from ItsJudyTime for years so imagine how excited I was when this palette released! She had a palette with bh Cosmetics sometime ago but I skipped on it because of the color selection. When I saw her swatch this palette I could've sworn my heat skipped a beat, haha. These warmer shades are exactly what I gravitate towards so I ordered it immediately from the Pixi website... and I love it!

It's my first time trying Pixi shadows and I'm super impressed! The mattes blend so well and the metallics are nicely pigmented and vibrant. This palette retails for $24 which makes each shadow $2! That's a great deal for that large of a pan size! I love the packaging, simple but nice and sturdy. The names are so cute too! It does come with a detached mirror so you can decide where to stick it to but I decided to not use it. Lets get into the swatches:
Pixi + ItsJudyTime "ItsEyeTime" Palette
This palette has amazing transition colors! At first glance some may look similar but on the eyes they're different. They blend amazingly... can't stress that enough! I found it very easy to create both everyday looks and smokier looks like the ones below.
Pixi + ItsJudyTime "ItsEyeTime" Palette
If you love Judy and her family + warm shades are your jam this is a must have! I think the price point is great and the fact that you can walk into your local Target and get it is also amazing! The formula is beautiful and I appreciate how even though its a collab with a YouTuber it's not overpriced like other releases. Pick this up on your next Target run! :-)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

OOTD: Easy & Comfy! (Featuring Justfab!)

Comfy For Work!


It's February and I'm wearing a short sleeve T-Shirt?! I know! It's been in the 50's these past few days and I'm loving it. I wanted to give my taller boots a break and give my booties a turn. The "Arika" style is super cute and so comfortable. It has a textile print on the back of the bootie that adds a little something something. I thought they went perfectly with my simple "throw on and go" outfit, keeping it casual with some character! :-)

What I Wore:
Jeans- Target
Booties- Justfab

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: http://www.justfab.com/invite/Reina207/ and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review: J.CAT Beauty Sunset Boulevard Eyeshadow Palette! (Swatches + Look!)

NEW Drugstore Palette!

J.CAT Beauty Sunset Boulevard Eyeshadow Palette
J.Cat Beauty... you had me at Sunset! haha. Today I'll be sharing my thoughts on the NEW J.Cat Beauty Sunset Boulevard Palette. I ordered mine from Ulta.com for $14.99 and it's only available online. This palette intrigued me for so many reasons, one being the color scheme, I mean it's beautiful! Another reason was the format of the palette. I love how there's two rows of mattes and two rows of shimmers just like the LORAC palettes. I've tried it out so lets get into the details!
J.CAT Beauty Sunset Boulevard Eyeshadow Palette
This was my first time trying J.Cat Beauty eyeshadows and I was pleasantly surprised! The matte shadows are so smooth and blend so well! I do think they could've exchanged some colors for others because some of them look very similar on the eyes (mattes and shimmers). The shimmer shades were very pigmented and almost creamy to the touch. They reminded me of the City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadows but a little chunkier. They crumbled up as soon as I put my brush into them but once they got on the eye they applied great. I love the metallic finish of the bottom two rows, so pretty!
J.CAT Beauty Sunset Boulevard Eyeshadow Palette
Here's a look I came up with using the palette. I wanted to do something different so I used the purples and I love how it came out! There was fall out but not too much. My main con with the palette is that there's not many light shades. There's no brow bone or inner corner highlight which is a bummer.

Bottom line: If you're a warm shadow lover this palette is for you! I love how it mimics a sunset just like the name but I will say that most colors are very similar. I owned the Morphe 35O palette and sold it because even though the colors were gorgeous, I didnt need 5 of the same shades! That's kinda the same feeling I'm getting with this palette. The plus side is there's only 24 shades vs 35 haha.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Swatches: NEW Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Bellini & Rosa Romantica!

NEW Milani Blushes!

Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Belllini & Rosa Romantica
While snooping through the Milani website I came across two NEW blush shades within their Baked Blush line! I was really excited because that line is one of my favorites from the drugstore. I wear Luminoso and Rose D'Oro all the time in the Spring & Summer! These retail for $8 each and are available on the Milani website, I haven't seen these in-store yet. The gold packaging gets me every single time... am I the only one? haha. 
Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Belllini & Rosa Romantica
The first shade is called Bella Bellini which is described as a rose gold. I'd say its more of a peachy pink base with a golden shift...gorgeous! I wore this one with a light-hand in the picture below. It's really glowy and pigmented! The second shade is Rosa Romantica which is described as a light pink. It is really light which will still work for me, on darker skin it would be a pretty pink highlight.
 Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Belllini & Rosa Romantica
Here are the swatches! These shades are really pretty! Milani, if you're reading this (haha) release more shades please.
Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Belllini & Rosa Romantica
Hope these swatches were helpful. If you're a Milani fan like me these are must haves. Stop by they're website, they have tons of new releases that look worth purchasing! :-)