I really wanted to save this palette until I had used it quite a bit- & now I have! This Smashbox palette here is one that is my absolute go-to for travel so when I saw this…well it was basically made for me! I love palettes like this for when I am in a hurry or, like I said, traveling! I did have one mishap- I lost the brush somehow! Sorry about that! You can see more information on this double-ended brush here. I have several brushes from Smashbox that I love so I’m sure this one is fab too. Anyway- enough rambling! Let’s get into the review!
Is it just me or are contouring/highlighting palettes the “in” thing right now? Or maybe it is palettes in general? I’ve seen a ton of brands coming out with more & more palettes…which I’m definitely not complaining about. I am a palette girl at heart- give me everything from blush to eyeshadow to concealer & stick them in a palette! The only thing I haven’t fallen in love with is lip palettes…but there’s still time for that! Today I’m talking about the first contouring palette I really saw hit my radar many years ago- the It Cosmetics My Sculpted Face Palette! Check out all the details below!
Even in the depth of summer, my skin still tends to lean combo/dry. This can definitely be a problem. Skincare can be a difficult concoction- you want to get it just right! I think this collection of Paula’s Choice nailed it in terms of balance & I’ve worked these select items into my current skincare routine. Keep reading to check out my must-haves! [Read more…]
Are you an It Cosmetics fan? Then this kit will be a must-have! Completely new to the It Cosmetics brand? Believe me when I say this is the BEST starter kit I’ve ever seen packed with a duo Heavenly Luxe brush, foundation, concealer, & a face palette containing a blush, bronzer, highlight, & setting powder! That’s A LOT of items! Keep reading to see why this It Cosmetics It’s All About You! Collection is a homerun & the first ever review & swatches for the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Face Palette for the worldwide exclusive launch!
It Cosmetics is one of those brands that just gets me. They put amazing ingredients into their products that somehow magically make me feel more confident with what I see in the mirror. & even though I didn’t think they could possibly improve upon their original CC+ cream which I link to below- they came out with a new Illumination version that is seriously rocking my world! Check out my thoughts on the entire kit including the It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination, Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc, Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Trio in Pretty In Spring, & new brushes! [Read more…]
In anticipation of travel, I’ve been trying to sift through new & standby products for more compact face options. I recently made a huge Sleek order & picked up a lot of palettes…including the one I want to chat about today!
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One of the items I most wanted to try was the Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette in Light. I had seen someone say that the shade “Fair” had a blush that barely showed up so “Light” was the next option for my pale skin. [Read more…]
Drugstore crazes come in waves & often I am the first to run out & grab new items. Maybelline has released some of my favorites- I have pages & pages of reviews. Because I bought all of this line, I actually decided to take a long time to get my thoughts together. & I have lots of opinions!
The Maybelline Master Hi-Light Powdered products fall into either the blush or bronzer category. I believe there have been a few limited edition releases but there are 6 total in the permanent range. Two of these are bronzers while the other four are blushes. They are all housed in the same compacts & none are all that similar. [Read more…]
Benefit is known for a lot of things but the first that pops into my mind are blushes. Their boxed blushes are both iconic & super cute- like a small girly accessory. I steered clear of the boxed blushes for a long time until my husband bought me Benefit’s Rockateur & I totally fell in love. I recently picked up two more blushes that I will review soon but that won’t be half as exciting as this palette. If you love cute packaging & want more bang for your buck then Benefit’s Cheeky Sweet Spot Palette which has been released for Holiday 2014 is definitely a must have. With 5 permanent blushes, a bronzer, a cream highlighter, a brush, & an adorable tin…well it is a steal. [Read more…]
Fall- is it here yet? With all these beautiful fall releases I feel like it must be riiiight over there waiting in the wings. The Tarte Limited Edition Rainforest After Dark Disk Palette definitely has me feeling the fall-ish spirit as I finally get to transition to my gorgeous plummy/taupe looks. I also paired this look with the Tarte Limited Edition Lip Surgence Lip Gloss in Envy which is- well it is amazing to cut myself short. Keep reading to check these beauties out! [Read more…]
It has been awhile since I showed a Birchbox here because they haven’t been all that exciting. I’ve just been kind of…paying for the service. Which is awful to say but it is true. I told myself if I was going to continue being subscribed then I needed to start making blog posts about it again- because I really do like their points program. A lot. Keep reading to see if this month was some redemption! [Read more…]