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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Get Pixelated with Japonesque

What It Is
: JAPONESQUE Pixelated Color Eye Shadow Palette ($38 @ and soon - Pixelated Color Eye Shadow is Japonesque Color's most multidimensional formula. Blend these micronized color pigments effortlessly onto outer eye corners for a deep, light-catching, color-shifting gradient. The Pixelated Eye Shadow Palette includes everything you need to conquer the cut crease: three exclusive Pro Basic shades to pair with Pixelated Eye Shadow.

My Take: Since I always use a close-to-my-own-skintone base color on my lids before applying any color, I really like that this has 4 basics inside. And they can be used for contouring if you dab a little of this color and mix it with a little of that!

The Pixelated shades are gor-ge-ous to look at. So how did they perform? Click after the jump to find out!


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Saturday, November 07, 2015

BEHOLD! Urban Decay Vice4 Palette Has Arrived

Can you believe that we’re already at Vice4 from URBAN DECAY? That’s a lot of Vices! So Vice4 ($60 @ and is part of their Holiday 2015 Collection, and like the previous two, it doesn’t disappoint.

Packed with twenty basic and edgy shades housed in one limited-edition palette, it will fulfill all your eye shadow needs.

Be warned, some of the shades swatch quite differently then they look in the palette as you'll see after the jump!


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The 4 BEST HACing Palettes!

Highlighting and contouring with makeup is all the rage but which palettes do it best? Here are four that are cutting-it for me right now.


KEVYN AUCOIN The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining - $59 @

SMASHBOX Step-by-Step Contour Kit - $45 @ and

KAT VON D Shade + Light Contour Palette - $46 @

COVER FX Contour Kit - $48 @

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Is the Deafening Buzz Over This Justified?

So much buzz over this latest release from HOURGLASS COSMETICS! This Modernist Eyeshadow Palette ($58 only @ is so unique with the colors inside all swirled into one another; just simply gorgeous to look at, dontcha think? But, at the end of the day, a more important question arises - how does it perform? Click after the jump to find out!



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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Bobbi Brown Gives Us a Classic Palette

By now we’ve all been inundated with nude palettes and you probably own a couple of the popular palettes by now, right? Well I just can’t seem to get enough and part of me always feels like I’m missing out on a shade included in one. So of course BOBBI BROWN’s Bobbi’s Browns Eye Palette is going on my must-have list! 



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Monday, January 12, 2015

Review + Swatches - Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since the debut of TARTE COSMETICS! I remember writing about their first-ever product, the iconic cheek stain. So to celebrate, they are putting out a whole bunch of new products under the 15 Year Anniversary Collection tag.

First up? The Park Ave Princess Contour Palette ($34). Makeup contouring really took off as a trend in 2014 and doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2015. 



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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Product Picks – Makeup!

Ok, ramp up the parties and get gorgeous with any of these that were put out just for the holiday! Well, almost all of them (one I couldn't resist putting it in here). Which would you choose?


TARTE ‘Brushed with Destiny’ Set of 5 Bamboo Brushes & Makeup Bag - $44 @

PIXI BEAUTY Nail Colour in God Jul! $8 @

CHANEL Reve D’Orient Quadra Eye Shadow - $70 @

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights - $25/3-5g tubes @ 

FERRO COSMETICS Mojo Glow Mineral Bronzer - $25 @

DOLCE & GABBANA The Bronzer Collector’s Edition in Desert $51 only @ Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Macy's locations. 

ARDENCY INN MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner Trio - $29 @ and

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

4 Quality Makeup Palettes for Under $25

We’re all on the budget so you have to make your dollars go far. I found some great quality makeup palettes, and one set of eye colors that I think qualify, that are all under $25. Which one do you like best?

1. SEPHORA All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette - $15 @

2. TOO FACED Jingle All the Way Makeup Palette - $12.50 @

3. SMASHBOX Full Exposure Travel Palette - $22 @ and

4. BARE ESCENTUALS bareMinerals Party Starters - $15 only @

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another One's Here! Vice3 from Urban Decay.

One of the most buzzed about products, if I may be so bold, has to be these palettes from URBAN DECAY. And I totally get why – the colors are really unique, the prices are reasonable for what you get, and most importantly, the quality of the shadows is up to par, with most of the creamy powder colors actually going above par.

What It Is: Vice3 – 20 brand new velvety eye shadow shades all in one palette - $60 @ and



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MAKE UP FOREVER #30Years30Colors30Artists Palette Swatches!

I was able to get my bloody paws on the new MAKE UP FOR EVER 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette today and wanted to share some info and pics with you on it.

What It Is: In celebration of their 30th anniversary, MAKE UP FOR EVER partnered with 30 elite makeup artists from all areas of the industry including celebrity, fashion and beauty, TV film and theater as well as Brand Creator & Artistic Director Dany Sanz. The brand’s unique story is shared through the eyes of these artists who helped shape it into a cult favorite for professionals and the public.

The palette is divided into three black trays each carrying 10 shadows in the following 3 categories: smoky, brights, and neutrals…”

And as you can see here, I’m jumping on the brights in the box to show you them right now!


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