Pastel Spring Look

This is inspired by a photo I found on Pinterest. I loved how the blush was loaded up around the eye area, and the eyeshadows are watercolor-like, without a browbone highlight.

Eyes:
Nyx Eyeshadow Base- White
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil- Milk
BH Cosmetics 88 Eyeshadow Cool Matte Palette- blue, yellow, and green shadows
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara- Go Go Green
Nyx Slide On Pencil- Green Papaya

Lips:
Nyx Butter Gloss- Peach Cobbler

Face:
Maybelline Fit Me! Shine-free Foundation- 110
Jergens Natural Glow Lotion- Light To Medium
Nyx Above & Beyond Concealer- Yellow
Cover Girl Concealer- Neutralizer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- Creamy Natural
Hard Candy Blush Crush- Honeymoon
Physician’s Formula Perfect Pearl Palette- Transparent Pearl

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E.L.F. Long-Lasting Lustrous Eye Shadow In “Soiree” Review

A versatile opaque metallic eye shadow that doubles as an eyeliner or sparkly highlighter, in a shimmery, dusky pink with loads of irresistible sparkle!IMG_0397

 

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This shadow has a “whipped gel” texture that applies very smoothly without making skin look crepey.

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I wore this over Urban Decay Primer Potion, and it stayed all day long with no fading, or glitter fallout! Another great thing is that it is very inexpensive, and looks sophisticated, not cheap!  Very impressive for a  shadow! I really hope that E.L.F. expands this range of shadows, because the formula is just awesome! 0.11 oz.

 

 

 

Pop Beauty Double Duty Kabuki Brush

I got this at Ulta for 50% off recently. They may have some left at a store near you or online.

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A very impressive kabuki brush! This is now my favorite kabuki ever!  It has these luxuriously soft bristles that feel so nice on the face with no scratchiness or dragging. If there is any streakiness to your bronzer or blush, it will buff that out easily. I also use this to brush away dark shadow fallout, and I plan to use this in the summer to blend bronzer on my neck and chest since it’s fairly large.

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I love that the metal case and handle feels very sturdy and solid. The brush is retractable, and the bristles are very securely attached, so I don’t anticipate any bristles coming unglued after washing it, or  having to pick loose bristles off my face.

Cruelty free.

 

Sonia Kashuk Eye Quad In “Purple Haze”

This product is currently clearanced at Target.

This quad is sooo pretty and screams spring! The packaging is slim with an easy open magnetic closure. 0.18 oz.IMG_1767

I haven’t worn these yet, and I honestly am not sure how well I will like the quality of them. They have the most bizarre texture I have ever felt; they manage to be greasy and flaky feeling at the same time! I am hoping they will hold up well with a primer and won’t have the dreaded “grease crease”.
Swatched dry, it is more sparkle and had such bad color payoff, that my camera wouldn’t capture it correctly. Swatched wet, these shades really come alive. There is a white gold, a light pink, a lavender, and a bronze. The sparkle does not dull at all, it intensifies wet! These are stunning shadows, and I will post a look a bit later.

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Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Palette In “Smokin’ Hot”

OMG this palette is sooo gorgeous! This was purchased recently at Ulta for 50% off, either due to old packaging, or clearance, the salesperson did not know. All Pop Beauty is on sale. 0.39 oz. The case is plastic with a rubber coated bottom, and a bit hard to open. It includes a decent double ended shadow brush- to apply dry or wet.IMG_1692 IMG_1693 IMG_1694 IMG_1695 Here is a little swatchfest for you! The top row is used wet over UDPP, the bottom row is used dry over UDPP. These shadows are very dusty when brushed over.IMG_1691   Overall, this palette is fantastically pigmented used wet, the colors are just spectacular! Used dry the shades are generally lighter. white- a pearl shade with microglitter, the glitter does show up somewhat,  used wet is slightly more opaque burgundy metallic-  awesome pigmentation copper metallic, green metallic, silvery blue,-  all just slightly darker wet, the glitter didn’t show up in the silvery blue shade medium blue metallic- this one was a sheer disapointment used dry! I love it used wet, it is significantly darker and opaque medium toned purple- an iridescent amethyst winner here! this could look fab as a day look dry, and more intense look used wet for night! brown- a medium toned bronzey brown satin olive- this appears more as a satin finish blue grey metallic- great gunmeatl shade here! the glitter didn’t show up.

“Iridescent Iris” By Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen

I got this at Target for $4.50. It’s being clearanced out right now!

Wow! I am in love! A deep amethyst eye liner with iridescent purple and silver microglitter. This reminds me a lot of Urban Decay with it’s intense pigmentation, creaminess, and sparkle. The box says it gives the look of a liquid liner with the ease of a gel liner. It is budge proof! This is an incredible eye liner!  Waterproof. Hypoallergenic. Paraben, mineral oil, and preservative free. 0.04 oz.

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How gorgeous is that!

Pixi Seasonal Reflection Kit In “Casual Cool”

 This palette is amazing, and quite a steal at $6.60 at Target, currently being clearanced! 8 shadow shades and 1 blush in a sleek, slim package that includes a double ended foam rubber applicator. 0.018 oz & 0.042 oz.IMG_1713

IMG_1718At first, these swatches looked nearly exactly the same dry as wet. The shadow row on the right is over UDPP and used wet, the left shadow row is over UDPP used dry. The right blush shade dry, then the left is wet.IMG_1719

The purple swached much brighter used wet,  and the soft pink on looked like a light mauve wet. The blush is a cool toned pastel pink, but looks warmer wet.

Overall, this is a deeply pigmented palette, and looks beautiful wet or dry. These shades all blend out wonderfully. You will not regret purchasing this!