BH Foil Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches

 

 

*Warning: This post may be pictures heavy.

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Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog. It’s very nice to see you stop by. Hope you’re week were great.

You know that I’ve raved quite a lot of BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palettes in the past and today is no exception too. I love love BH Cosmetics’ products and so far they’ll hits in my book. Their products haven’t let me down thus far. I’ve been enjoying all their eyeshadow palettes and frankly am very satisfied.

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Without further ado, let’s jump into the deep end of foil-ey goodness!

I got this Foil Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette Foil Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette together with some other BH products I ordered online for my beauty haul. This palette is one of them.

Regular price palette is for US$19.00 but it has been for US$12.00 for a while. Foil Eyes palette houses all 28 gorgeous shadow with pearl and metallic finishes. The  packaging is of black plastic and the cover is of frosty clear material with no mirror nor brush applicator.

And to my Canadian beauty friends, it’s still extremely reasonable even with the exchange rate in my opinion.

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BH Cosmetics is a cruelty free brand and for those of you who are eco-friendly then this palette is something you would want to check it out.

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Just look at this eyeshadows. Now tell me if there is any reason not to love!  These are the most beautiful foil eyeshadows I’ve seen so far. These shades are super pigmented and creamy. The shades are more along the cooler tone and gem stone shade range. With that being said, these are very wearable everyday shades that you can transition easily from day to night in your makeup look. What more could you ask for?

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There are so many awesome shades that keeps me going back to create many different eye makeup look. From neutral to spring and straight to punchy summer glow.

I find that working with foil eyeshadows, it performs better if you use your fingers to pat the products first and then blend them carefully instead of using a brush directly.

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There’s no shadow names so I’m just going to put a number from #1 to #28 starting from first row from left to right and repeat three more times continue numbering from left to right.

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Just to point it out. I find the packaging to be so-so. The outer packaging is pretty sturdy, but I’ve noticed that some of the shadow pans are beginning to come unglued. It doesn’t really bother me at all since I can glue them back. Other than that, nothing terribly bad to say about it. This is an awesome palette.

Umm you guys…you need to keep reading to see my swatches and review.

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I think we might have found some great Makeup Geek Foil Eyeshadow dupes!!!

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color swatches row 3

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Here are the dupes Makeup Geek Foiled colors I used to compare:

-Center Stage = #17

-Day Dreamer = #22

-In the Spotlight = #16

-Masquerade = #24

-Pegasus = #25

-Starry Eyed = #15

-Whimsical = #8

In summary, this is something I will repurchase again and again. BH Cosmetics, please don’t discontinue this line. I very much enjoy this palette, and would highly recommend it.

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I’ve been playing with these fun colors the whole week and created a few eye makeup look that I really love. I’m using only this palette and look how many different look you can create. I’ve posted a few on my Instagram in case you like to check it out

Will you be picking this foil eyes palette? I love to hear what you think in the comment section.

Alrighty, so that’s pretty much it for today’s post! Hope to see you guys again on the next one. Bye!

Thank you for stopping by to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Best Of Beauty Review & Swatches

 

 

Hi friends! Welcome to to my blog!

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Remember the time I shared the Sephora Favorite Paint It Pink in the post recently? Well if you haven’t done so and wanted to read more of my unboxing then, simple click here to go to the respective link.

This is one of my favorite box by far from the Sephora Favorite boxes. I think the price is insanely great given that you got to try a few great high end brands before you decide to take the plunge to spend it on the high end products.

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Scratch. This is a perfect peachy mauve for CAD$22.00. Available in 57 amazing shades at Urban Decay online and at Sephora. They always impresses me with their wide selection of amazing colors!

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Can wear it alone or use it to mix with other shades (which I usually do). I like that it blends easily and smoothly. I get no fallout from this and does not crease on me. Yipee!!!

I notice that it also works great for lighthanded “strobing”! e.g. finger dab application on top cheek bone, brow bone and on cupid bow. Nice!

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Urban Decay single eyeshadow have the best application and pigmentation on my skin. This color is great for everyday wear as a basic wash over the lid. This could be your Holy Grail MUST HAVE BUY IT.

With such creamy pigmented colors that last like forever, I’m telling you that it’s well worth the price.

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Just check this color swatch out yourself.  One swatch on bare skin without primer or base. Seriously one amazing formula. Right!

I also love how unique so many of the colors are, you just can’t find eye shadows as exquisite as these in any other line. UD never fails to amaze me 😉

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TarteTarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush in Blissful, this is also from the Sephora Favorites Paint It Pink box from Sephora online.  

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They are super pigmented,so a little really does go a long way. They are easy to blend out, and the colors are gorgeous. Definitely worth the price and the purchase, you won’t regret it. Now on sale for US$23.00 (net wt: 0.20 oz) at Tarte online website. This shade would look good in any skin color.

The regular size blush comes with a round mirror packaging. I especially love how the formula looks on pan.

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I find this blush blends easily and lasts for 8 hours but not 12 hours as claimed. But it’s enough to give a fresh look on your cheek without looking over the top stage makeup pink. Beautiful!

Definitely recommend this product for anyone who’s looking for a new blush!

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Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara in travel size sample (net wt: 0.1 oz) from Sephora, some drugstores and mass merchandise.

The packaging is pretty and the bristles are very effective at separating the lashes. I don’t have the problem of smudging or smearing.

I mean it’s okay.. yeah it separated my lashes wasn’t very clumpy, sort of voluminous and not too heavy on lashes but it would not hold a curl!!! I’ve straight Asian eyelashes that are somewhat decent length and just to point it out that my eyelashes didn’t curl like the mascara said it would. Bump!

One of the pro is that it works best on your bottom lashes and to help separate the little clumps you get. Other than that, I don’t see why paying for CAD$31 over this mascara when I could get the Lancome mascara for the same price.

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Another reason why I dislike this mascara is that they’re not waterproof.

Overall, in my opinion this will work if you do have lengthy lashes that have no trouble holding a curl. Otherwise, it’s nothing so special … especially for the hefty price. Having said that, I love my Covergirl Super Sizer mascara better for its performance and price.

Anyways, this is only my thoughts and opinion on this roller lash mascara which is a miss for me, but hey, it might work fine for you and that’s awesome too.

Have you tried any of the 3 products I talked on this post? Be sure to leave your comments. I love to read what you think.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. I hope to see you guys on the next one!

Have a great day everyone!

Sharon ♥

 

 

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NYX Beauty – Drugstore [Pics Heavy]

 

Hey Beauties! Dang that mid-week crisis. So anyway, I’ve been bad once again, but managed to gather a little something to put for the blog! Three posts in two days from ME, that’s a marathon in my planner! lol!

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Press Samples

I was so excited when I was send these two NYX products from Galerie Beaute de Pincourt to review on. I enjoy testing out new products to share my thoughts and opinion with all of you. I’m preparing a special something for you to thank you for your constant support. I’ll reveal it in a week so don’t forget to stay tuned.

Many of you may know that NYX Cosmetics is also my favorite drugstore brand which was so hard to get before in many parts of the province such as the one I live in. But things changed for the better, good news is NYX Cosmetics is now available at all Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix with a good selection of product lines in-store. Yahoo!!!

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I wanted everything from the hardcore Prismatic line because I hate runny eye makeup! I’ve never used this NYX Prismatic Shadow before and boy was I glad to try it now.

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Available in twelve kaleidoscope metallic shades for CAD$8.99 with net wt: 0.043 oz. Just to point out that the sample I got here with me is the Prismatic Shadow in Girl Talk which you can find them at Pharmaprix Pincourt or NYX locations.

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The color payoff was exactly what I was looking for: a nice shimmer pale pink that didn’t overwhelm the other colors it was blended with. Beautiful pigmentation with just one swoosh. Perfect as a highlight on eyes, nose, cupid bow and on the lids. I swear that Girl Talk is definitely made for highlighting. If you have special function or going clubbing, this I recommend.

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This is seriously pigmented stuff! I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but it’s true. I tried this today and literally used half a drop to cover my entire lids. Awesome! Also, it’s great for mixing so I’ll definitely buy some more outrageous colors next time!
I’m very pleased with this product and would definitely going back for more. Very quickly, I have Liquid Gold in mind, next up on my purchase.

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NYX Wonder Pencil in Light shade is a concealer, eye brightener, reverse lip liner in one.

Whether it works as a concealer, frankly I’m a little on the fence about it. It’s too small for under eyes so I definitely think this is meant for spot treating. It’s kinda hard to blend but does conceal little, little spots. I can see this working as a spot concealer for sure. I would like it better if NYX would have produce more than just 3 colors to choose from.

It works better on waterline or tight line application without tugging.  It does naturally brighten my eyes up when first applied though. I like the look of this better than a stark white. It lasted me for a good 3 hours wear on my waterline. The formula is creamy and nicely pigmented.

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There’s nothing especially unique about it except all it is, is a nude liner if you wear it as a reverse lip liner. I applied it my lips and boy my lips look SUCCULENT, as if I had lip injection (hahaha!). But yeah, super standard nude liner with a multitude of uses, and a reasonable price.

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I’ll use this on rotation with the other nude eyeliner I have. If you like to have all in one pencil, then you’re going to like this.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix Pincourt or NYX online.

What do you think of this new (to me at least) NYX products? Have you tried any of this and if yes leave your comment what you think.

That’s it for today girlfriends! I hope to see you again on the next one 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to read and I’ll see you on the next one! If you have any questions or would like me to do a more in-depth post on any of these products, please  let me know – you can leave a comment below, on my Facebook page or email me.

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Beauty Mini Haul On Elf And LA Colors

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An online purchase totally inspired by my blogger friends and YTers – Elf brushes and Brightening shadow palette with LA Colors products. I ordered just a few to try out this beauty online store called Miss A. Everything here is only $1.00!!!

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Emilynoel83 mentioned some Brightening Eye Colors by Elf that are dupes of MAC or of good quality, so I got Butternut (beige and pink toned, with a dark mauve and bronzy gold, pretty!). Great value for the money at $1 a piece!

I had high hope for these but they swatch more sheer than I expected given the texture were creamy and pigmented except the Beige and Pink tones. I love love the two darker shades which are impressively pigmented and so smooth. In my opinion, the lighter shadows could work better as bases for that reason.

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I’ve seen L.A. Colors products in some Dollar stores which I did a beauty haul many months ago but I’ve never seen this cute Single Pot Eyeshadow and I was excited to try it out when I stumbled over at Miss A online store. The shade I got is in Bare and I wear it as my eyeshadow base. The texture is very smooth and soft. I love the pretty embossed design in the pot with a bunny ear type sponge brush hooked on the cover.

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All 3 will earn their spots in the stash. I got the 3 Color Eyeshadow Palette by L.A Colors in Dandelion for only $1.00. Net wt: 0.19 oz. You’ll get Pale Yellow, Peachy Bronze and Dark Taupe in this Trio. L.A Colors is also a cruelty free makeup and I’m super excited to share all cruelty free products in this post.

Well, honestly I don’t really need anymore eyeshadows but I needed some fillers since I’m paying for the shipping already ($5.95), and found some palettes that were already on sale.

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For brushes, I got the classic Eyeshadow Brush, Eye Crease and Blending Eye Brush. Have always been a fan of their foundation and eyeshadow brushes, but since Target left us with Elf, I headed to look online for their brushes. So, I picked only three for now and I know I’ll be ordering for more 😛

The brush material are soft and dense. It has printing of the type of brush on the handle which is helpful but would be even better if they put numbers on the brush too. Anyways, I’ll let you know how these brushes perform once I have a chance to try them and review on the eyeshadows coming up next. So, remember to stay tuned!

Have you found LA Colors anywhere else? Dont forget to leave you comments down below.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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Ipsy Glam Bag For August|Unbagged

 

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It’s the time of the month where many beauty bag subscribers get excited to receive their Ipsy Glam Bag. This month’s theme is “Prep School” since it’s almost time for back to school!

Wanna see what’s inside my August’s bag? Then let’s just jump right in, I’m having an adrenalin rush! 🙂

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I’ve to say that I got a great bag this month. It comes with a nice plastic purse with nice plaid uniform design. It’s a sturdy purse that can be used to store school supplies if you’re a college or university students. It’s just an idea but you can obviously keep anything you want.

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Here are five makeup products from my Ipsy glam bag. If you like what you see then you can click here to go to IPSY website to subscribe for your monthly bag. It’s $10/month with different theme according to the season and did I mentioned that shipping is Free for US residents!

From left to right: Marc Anthony Argan Oil of Morocco,  Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Mask, Tarte Lip Surgence. Starlooks Pro Eyeliner Pen and lastly Ofra Lip Liner.

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This Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco by Marc Anthony smells aamazzinggg!!! Love the scents and it doesn’t feels oily at all on my fingers if it make sense. I tried them on the root of my hair (dry) and wow … it gives a silky and healthy hair look finish. I can feel my hair feeling soft. I don’t usually use a lot of hair products but this one I just love it. I got a sample size of 0.7 fl oz.

It deeply penetrates to fortify, protect and condition hair. It contains Vitamin E and Shea Butter hydrate and soften. Whether if you have straight, curly, thin or thick hair – this argan oil is available at Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid and drugstores.

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Have you heard of Turmeric and its benefits. Well, here is what I found:- It helps treatment of acne, facial mask for oily and dry skin, treatment of wrinkles and sign of aging.

This Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask I got is pretty neat. It works to help minimize pores and the best part is that it’s cruelty free, 100% vegan and free of parabens and no harsh chemicals. No more fear of looking turmeric yellow that lasts for days. This unique mask is a great instant pick me up! Use this code: IPSY2015 to get 20% off Juara skincare products or go to their website and get your free samples + $1.99 on shipping.

It doesn’t smells very pleasant but if it works to brighten and minimize pores on my skin, I’ll try to bear with it or maybe not … lol!. Could this be a hit or miss! I’ll keep you posted on this one.

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Ofra Cosmetics Lip Liner in Wine net wt: 0.4 oz is a matte lip liner that goes on smoothly and easily on the lips. You know how much I love matte products and this shade looks so pretty to wear for this fall. If you love a Kylie Jenner lip look, get this lip liner and smudge your lips with it before applying your lipstick and see for yourself a pouty pout lips. No short glass required!

I enjoyed my Ipsy bag a lot more since I know that I’ve been getting many cruelty free products to try and share my thoughts and opinion on. If you like this lip liner, you need to check out more of Ofra website for more cruelty free products. Use this code : OFRALOVESIPSY to get 40% off any purchase.

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Starlooks Pro Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen with net wt: 0.2oz in Black. This felt tipped pen makes it impeccably easy to create flawless eye lines of any variety be it for day, evening or anytime in between. Available in 3 shades of Black, Brown and Eggplant for $19.00 online and get 20% off using the code: IPSY.

It applies smoothly and dries quickly. So, it’s a good eyeliner to wear on the go. No smudges and say goodbye to raccoon eyes.

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Lastly, is the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss in Energy (Custom Pink). Net wt: 0.05 oz in sample size and the full size is valued for CN$23.00. You may see that the shade is bright and scary but it wasn’t as bright as it looks on lips. It has the best moisture by far and it keeps my lips hydrated for many hours. It feels a little heavy though and a little sticky but love the hydration part.

It says here on the website that “This skintuitive™ formula responds to your skin’s natural pH and energy, giving you a personalized tint that is truly your own unique shade”. So yay for that!

What do you think of this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag? Which of the product are similar to yours? I love to know what you get in your bag on the comment section below.

Awesome ends here!

Thank you as always for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Ipsy July Glam Bag – Unbagged

 

Oh my gosh! Last weekend was freaking hot and I was so happy when it finally rained. It was like 32C and I can practically hear the plants and trees screaming for joy when the first drop of rain drops! Guess what, I’m a plant Whisperer! I can hear them. Well, it wasn’t the most beautiful Sunday but hey I’ll take it any time!

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So, Wednesday finally arrive  and I receive my monthly Ipsy Glam Bag in my mail box. I’m excited to see the actual products since now a days, with the sneak peak and spoiler, let’s just say it wasn’t much of a surprise anymore. I wanted to point this out to you. But, let’s just pretend you didn’t hear my babbling and just focus on the actual unbagging.

As usual there are 5 sample products in the Ipsy Glam Bag. For those of you who just join and follow my post you’ll see my monthly unbagging and reviews that follow.

Anyways, let’s cut to the chase and jump right in.

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I got a City Color HD Loose Powder with net wt: 4.0g. Hold on to your chairs, animal lovers – this product is cruelty free. So, yay for that!

It sets your foundation to a smooth and matte finish. This powder contains 100% Silica Powder. Regular price $5.99 for 7.0g.

I’m not a huge fan of loose powder since I’m clumsy at times and I dislike powder floating everywhere whenever I used them. It says on their website that it’s a translucent shade and I’ll report back in my review once I’ve tried it. I’m curious to test the performance if it actually sets everything or helps blur imperfections as claimed by City Color.

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Another cruelty free product to cheer for is this Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Eyeliner and Shadow in Brown. There are 4 shades available and retail for $16.00.

Honestly, this is my first time hearing this cute name brand and all the products are so adorable. You can check on their other paraben and cruelty free products if you’re cruelty free makeup enthusiasts. I’ll be talking more about this product in my next post.

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Next in the bag is this Coolway Beachy Salt Spray with net wt: 15ml. I’ve received a Coolway hair product before and this time I got this Salt Spray formulated from the dead sea salt. |I don’t know what else to say, except Wow!

It says here that it’s perfect for creating beachy waves and natural styles, for a non-sticky, matte finished look. It has a natural scents of salt when I sprayed it on my hair but anyways I’ll continue using it until I emptied it. My hair doesn’t feel sticky whatsoever and it feels nice. Regular price $12.95 for 3.3 oz on their website.

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Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser with net wt: 25ml and it’s available in regular size of 200ml. It’s good for oily and blemish-prone skin type. And since I’ve dry skin type, I’ll not be using it 😦 but I’ll give it to my daughter to try instead. A  quick note, I love the smell of this fresh cleanser gel, it’s so freaking amazing. I’m curious, so I tried it to wash my hands with and it’s soapy enough with just very little gel.

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Last but not least is the be a … bombshell Lip Balm in French Kiss. Value for $14.00 online with 6 color options.

This is a Light Creamy Pink with a full coverage finish. There is no apparent smell on this lip balm and it feels very creamy on lips. It’s not sticky but you can feel that you’re wearing a lip balm. The light pink color is so faint that you wouldn’t see any color appearance. It’ll leave your lips hydrated all day. Well, I’ll continue wearing it and will report back if I change my mind but as of now I’m liking it.

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This month’s Ipsy Bag comes in a pretty design of waves and the texture of this bag feels like cloth material. I like it!

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Overall, I really like my July’s Glam Bag unbagging and share what’s inside my bag.

How about you? What’s in your bag and if you haven’t subscribe to Ipsy Bag, click here for your monthly beauty subscription for $10/month with free shipping for resident of US. You can cancel anytime!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share the love.

Sharon xoxo

 

NYX Mosaic Blush|Cruelty Free Makeup

 

 

Hey lovelies!

It’s such a beautiful day here and I’m in the mood for some awesome blush to doll up. It’s been along time since I’ve done a blush review and I’m excited to share this NYX Mosaic Powder with all of you. The mosaic tiles sort of reminds me of the puzzle game my son used to play. Anyways, let’s roll:-

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I have here with me this 5 shades blushes in one pan. Yes, this product is cruelty free in case you want to know. Can you spot the bunny ears at the back of this packaging? Good job!

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On a more serious note, can you believe how insanely pretty this blusher is? The formula is highly pigmented and smooth.On top of that the color payoff is incredible with each shades portray different color hues in this pan. I chose the shade in 05 Silk this time and love it, love it, with a ❤ on it. The tone is of dark pink-gold with shimmers which is very nice. This blusher is selling for $10.99 at my local drugstore for a net wt: 0.2 oz. It’s available in ten magical shades to choose from. You can find them at drugstores, Target US and NYX Cosmetic online.

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There is one thing I noticed which is less is more! Be gentle in application because these blushes can go on a bit heavy. Overall, it perform so nicely on the cheeks! I’m really happy with this mosaic powder blusher. This blusher is awesome and gives a great warm glow that’s simply gorgeous 😀

This mosaic powder can be used to highlight, enhance, bronze and brightening all in one pan. Perfect to bring for travelling or to your summer vacation. I confidently recommend my friends and family to get this blusher. Make no mistake I’m telling you – it’s that good!

So, what do you think of the NYX Mosaic Powder? Will you pick one and in which shade? Leave your comment below.

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Sharon xoxo