New Drugstore Beauty First Impression

 

Hey everybody! Today’s post I went to Walmart actually and picked up two new products and I also got a new sample product from a PR company that I’ll talk later in this post. There was so much new makeup line actually but I just picked a few and I’m just going to jump right in.

New Drugstore Beauty 2017

I think it’s just time that we do our first impression with drugstore products. I haven’t done that in a minute here on my blog and so I wanted to that and share with your my thoughts. I hope you’re excited to see about them. Let’s go ahead and get started.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost
*Press sample

This product was sent to me for my honest opinion and I’m excited to announce the latest addition to the HYDRO BOOST collection Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser. 

I just received this product in my mail on Friday and it gives me the opportunity to do my first impression of all the products on the weekend.

Here’s the FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • This lightweight exfoliating cleanser with naturally-derived skin smoothers effectively removes dirt, oil and dry surface skin
  • Formulated with purified hyaluronic acid, it works to increase skin’s hydration level
  • Gentle enough for daily use

Available September 2017 at nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers and retail price at $9.99 – 12.99 CAD / 141 g depending on where you are located.

Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser

This Hydro Boost has white mini beads exfoliator in it. It smells really nice and fresh actually. The packaging is in a nice tube format with a white cap. It says on the back of the packaging that this product is Soap free, Oil Free, Paraben Free and Non-comedogenic. It also doesn’t contain plastic microbeads in case you’re curious.

I love the smooth, soft and not dried out feeling and not to mention how amazing it exfoliates and cleanses my skin. A new product that’s gentle to the skin, smells awesome and from a trusted drugstore brand you can trust.

Anyways, if hydration is the key to healthy-looking skin for you, then you definitely need to run to your nearest drugstore and get one now.

Rimmel Insta Flawless BB Cream
Walmart

Moving on is the Rimmel  #Insta Flawless Perfecting, Radiant Skin Tint and it’s their new #Insta Flawless collection line at least to me. I’ve the shade Light Medium 6 which is awesome. This is great if you don’t want something too much coverage.

The formula also contains SPF 15 and is available in two shades, Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.

I like the shiny beige tube packaging with the bold pink lettering since it stands out to me the most.

Rimmel Insta Flawless swatch

This can be used alone or under foundation, I used this on it’s own and applied it just like a foundation, with a beauty blender because of it’s tinted formula. I would say the consistency is very much of a bb cream texture. It also smell pleasant too.

I used this all over my face and it just blend I can see that it immediately brightened up my skin and it gives me a lot of radiant actually as well. The coverage is light and it hasn’t gotten rid of any imperfections that I’ve on my face like some uneven skin tone. But as far as light basis I actually really like this. The creamy texture feels comfortable and lightweight on skin. The shade light medium matches my skin tone perfectly. My first impression is this product gives a sheer to light coverage and I would consider this more of a tinted moisturizer than a primer because of the coverage it gave. Since the coverage is sheer it would probably match a number of skin tones even with limited color choice.

At the end of the day, my thoughts is that I’m loving the glow, smell and longevity on the whole. It’s worth checking out if you’re looking for a skin tint that moisturizing and gives a natural but glowy finishing look. I recommend you try this!

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte
Walmart

Last but not least is the L’Oreal Color Riche Matte Lip Liner in Matte Stermind. The name might sound a little cheesy but the product is amazing. I feel in love with this lip liner the very moment I did color swatch as shown here and upon applying it on my lips. It’s so good, so creamy and so full color.

The tip is an old fashion skinny pencil sharpener lip liner. But the fact that it goes on easily and I can fill my entire lips with it, I’m happy.

Color Riche Matte Lipliner

It goes on velvety smooth and I love how opaque it looks on lips. It doesn’t tug or pull and it’s matte.  This creamy matte lip liner is available in the range from nudes to bolds. I’ll be going back to pick a few brighter shades for the coming holidays. Don’t wait, this is a great product you don’t want to miss.

Have you tried any of this product? If yes which one and let me know what you think in the comment.

I hope this was helpful for you guys. Thank you so much for taking your time to read. I really appreciate it. Bye guys!

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Best Drugstore Palettes – Oldies but Goodies

 

Hey everybody! Today’s post I’m going to talk about my all time favorite drugstore palettes. As much as I love to talk about new product releases, I want to share with you some of my oldies but goodies favorites here.

Favorite Drugstore Palettes

In this post, I’ll be talking about the best drugstore eyeshadow palettes that I’ve been loving over the past and till this date. As you may notice on the title of this post, you’ll also find some wear and tear from these palettes. All color swatches shown below are without primer and is swiped on bare arms using only my fingers.

Let’s get started!

Milani Palette
US$11.00

First up is the Milani Everyday Eyes Palettes that I fell head over heels over with. As soon as I saw a beauty YouTuber talks about the new launch many moons ago, I started my quest to hunt it down. Soon enough, I found it at Walmart a week later and the rest is history. I’ve been loving this palette ever since. It’s a gorgeous palette! I really like that it has a bright orange shadow that will be perfect for summer wear. While the rest of the neutral colors you can wear them on your no- makeup makeup day.

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If you haven’t tried this yet, I’m telling you to run to your nearest drugstore or Walmart and grab one today. For the price and quality, it’s drugstore thumb’s up from me! By the way, did I mentioned that it’s also cruelty free! Thought you might want to know.

elf palette
US$10.00

I’m a fan of e.l.f products and when I saw they launched their eyeshadow palette, I was in cloud nine. It’s rare to find all matte eyeshadows from a drugstore brand but e.l.f sure nails it with the e.l.f. Mad for Matte Palette that houses 10 eyeshadow shades. 

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Nicely pigmented shadows that’s easily blendable and natural looking but you still need an eyeshadow base or primer if you’re looking for a bold and intense matte finishing then look no further. Here’s something you would love for beginners.

WNW palette
US$6.99

Next in my list of favorite is another Wet n Wild Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette. If you love natural eyeshadow palette with a hint of plum shadows, then you’re going to like this.

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I really have nothing bad to say about the pigmentation as you can see them for yourself. You get a nice color selections of shimmer and matte shadows all in one palette. If it’s calling your name, then do yourself a favor and pick up one today.

cover girl palette
US$9.98 at Walmart

When it comes to Covergirl Eyeshadows Palette, I don’t have much luck with this brand. It’s either a hit or miss. But when I saw their new launch of Covergirl TruNaked Palette at my local drugstore – I was completely sucked in.

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To be honest, I don’t put much expectation on this based on past history but I was totally taken a back when I did the color swatch. Turns out, the formula is super pigmented, smooth and soft! All the shades are so versatile that you’ll want to wear them everyday. Definitely give this palette a try!

wnw comfort zone palette
US$4.99

I save the best for last and it’s the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette. It’s not a new release but rather an old palette that keeps me going back to wear it after all these years. The pigmentation is mind blowing. Super pigmented!!! Love that Wet n Wild products are not tested on animals and if you’re environmentally concern then you’re going to love this. I swear by it! Get yours NOW!

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How gorgeous is it! Incredibly pigmented formula with the best affordable pricing only available at Walmart or your local drugstores. It’s definitely a winner in my book!

Well there you have it! My favorite drugstore eyeshadow palettes! Which is your favorite palette of them all?

This concludes my Best Drugstore Palette – Oldies but Goodies segment for this month and I hope to do a few more series of the same nature. Let me know what you think or if there’s any products you want me to feature them here on my blog. I love to hear what you think.

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Tester Wednesday: Lise Watier Rivages Eyeshadow Palette – Swatch & Review

 

Hi guys! Welcome back to Tester Wednesday. Every week I rotate my makeup bag to test out products for a whole full week or find new makeup favorites that I haven’t tried before or testing out products from my first impression after a full week test run.

So, let’s get started.

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Last week, I was testing a lot of products from Lise Watier which I really like and quite impressed with. So today, I thought I would share with you my thoughts and opinion on my new favorite Lise Watier Rivages Eyeshadows Palette.

I got this from their warehouse sale and the moment I saw the packaging and the color selections I knew I had to get my grabby hands on it.

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As always, Lise Watier impresses me right off the bat by housing their products in carefully thought out packaging. Judging by the Rivages packaging, it makes me think that this design was inspired by timeless elegance.

I’m SO grateful that it’s in my collection as this palette is just such a beauty.

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When I look at this palette, I personally think that it could easily stand as a knockout on its own without the other supporting products. Look how gorgeous the colors are!

It housed ten beautiful eyeshadows in a brass edged and opalescent shell-like lid compact with a rose-mauve interior. The underside of the lid features a large mirror, perfect for makeup on the go which I really appreciate, and two duo-ended sponge tip applicators which I don’t use since I prefer to use my own brushes.

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Inside this palette there are ten shades:

Top row: a soft corn yellow/ a muted moss green/a peach pink/ a plum & a deep wine red, kinda like a cool marsala

Bottom row: a soft blush pink/ a light mauve purple/ an icy blue pink/ a deep red bronze & a deep purple black

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Color swatches on bare arms

All the shades also have that characteristic hard texture typical of Lise Watier eyeshadows, however these ones at least felt a bit more buttery than previous palettes due to its powder-cream formulation.

I’m really blown away by the colors and formula in this palette. Just admire how insanely pigmented these shadows are. Best thing is, you don’t even need a primer for these shadows and they last all day with only moderate fading.

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The $54 price tag for ten shades of the Rivages palette is quite pricey, but if you don’t have an extensive eyeshadow collection or if you happen to see it at a warehouse sales for a discounted price, then by all means get this immediately. You’re going to like it.

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Overall, the Palette Rivages is a hands-down must-have in my opinion, the quality and value of it is just beyond amazing. This is a perfect summer shadows I know I’ll be wearing all summer.

Have you frequented any beauty warehouse sales lately? If yes, which brand is your favorite and why?

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Lise Watier Makeup Products (LE)

 

Hi guys! I thought I would share some of my beauty purchases I’ve made last summer. I know it’s long overdue and that I finally got the time to do it. I got a few other bits and bobs to show you but for now we will focus on the products I purchased at Lise Watier warehouse sale with a fraction of their retail prices.

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This Aurora Collection is by no means Lise Waiter‘s new collection line but it’s fairly new to me. As a matter of fact, this collection was offered in limited edition only a few years back. I picked them because I was drawn to the beauty of this inspired AURORA BOREALIS teal design packaging. So preeetty!

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AURORA EYESHADOW PALETTE, LE ($43)

This is a stunning collection of six shades ranging from a pale highlight to a deep shimmery plum and midnight blue. The eyeshadows from left to right are Ivory Rose, Pink-Mauve, Violet while the second row are Taupe, Gold and Midnight Blue. The finish on these shadows range from matte to slightly iridescent look. They’re nice and bright but without been too much.  I love the color combination of this palette even it’s missing a Green shade. I can go from fairly neutral using taupe and gold to party ready with the other darker shades (smoky eye).

Like most Lise Watier eye shadows, I found these a little tricky to work with as the shadows are hard and not very buttery. The pigmentation is decent though and I really like the richness of the colors. But let me know in the comment if you like to see a separate full review post on this palette with color swatch.

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AURORA IRIDESCENT Duochrome eyeshadows ($25)

The colors of these sumptuous powders, embedded with glittering micro-particles, change as they catch the light.

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One word: WOW! Glittering hints of green emerge from the teal. Did you see that? This is so cool don’t you think?

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A different effect you see here – a coppery highlights appear in the violet shade. I’m in LOVE with the colors of the collection, especially this violet duochrome!

I wanted to mention that the packaging is not only cute but it’s also luxe to have. Lise Watier think of everything and even for a single eyeshadow pot, the packaging comes with a decent size mirror which I really appreciate.

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A close-up look of the products. I have here a color swatch I picked directly from the pot. Can we just take a few moments to admire these beauty and the glittery effect. Look how insanely pretty the finely milled these glitters are. I  want to put it out there that the texture is not buttery or silky soft but it blends out beautifully on the lids. You can wear this product wet or dry.

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Color swatches of the shades Violet and Teal with just one swipe.

You can layer it off to get your desire effect. I’ve been into spring color lately and this Violet shadow is calling my name. I decided to create a one shadow eye look today without any eye primer. For this look, I’m using my finger tips to apply the shadow. Honestly, you don’t really need a brush when applying them. That’s how good they are.

Another thing to point out is there’s only very little fallout from these glitters and I didn’t see any creasing from it. If you like to see how I created my #EOTD, click the link to my instagram.

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AURORA IRIDESCENT EYELINER ($22)

This one comes in a beautiful deep red-purple called Aurora and contains finely milled glitter. I never have this color eyeliner before so I was very excited to try it out when I first got it

A long wear liquid eyeliner with the fine tip brush of my dreams. I love brush liners as they’re quite uncommon, but nothing gives a fine line like them.

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This eyeliner swatches really nicely, but on, this liner was not nearly as pigmented as I hoped. The color is pretty but due to the iridescent glitter this makes the formula a little chunky. I don’t think it’s terribly bad of an eyeliner but I personally would enjoy it more if it’s not glittery and thus more pigmented.

Comment below what is your favorite part of the collection? I love to hear what you think.

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Brand Spotlight – Maybelline Beauty Products

 

Hey Guys! What’s going on? The brand spotlight discovery I tried for the past one year and I repurchase them again. I’ll be sharing with you the brand spotlight this month from the drugstore makeup.

I picked these two beauty products in this particular for today’s post. I’ve listed it down below. So, let’s jump right in.

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Let’s start with my face favorite. How can I not mention Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Dark Spot Concealer + Treatment? As you can see I repurchased two more bottles from this brand since I went through them quite fast.

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I’ve used it a lot. Not only do I use it under my eyes but I like to apply it on areas I need more coverage. For instance I will dab it around my nose, under my eye and over any blemishes I may have that day. It did a good job on blurring and covering. One tip I like to share is that you can use it as a base on your eyes and it works as an eye primer.

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I use the light pale color under my eyes and dark spots. I applied using the applicator sponge to bring out the products and with my blender I even it out. Goes on nice and smooth and it leaves a nice texture & not cakey. It gives a nice and flawless finish look that I really like. It’s a concealer that I’ve been reaching out again lately.

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Here’s the color swatch and the consistency. It’s not too runny or thick. It’s perfect consistency and a right shade for my skin tone. It lasts about 8 hours and I’m quite impressed to say the least. This is a good concealer that can literally cover everything.  If you’re looking for really high coverage go for this, it’s a decent drugstore price and it blends out like a dream and is fabulously flawless. This is a concealer that I’ll always keep repurchasing, it really is good.

Now let’s more on to eyeshadow.

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I’ve mentioned this Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadow in my previous post a long while ago and since I liked it so much, I want to talk more about it. Maybelline Color Tattoo pots are one of the best performing cream eyeshadow I’ve ever tried from the drugstore and here’s why.

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My latest conquer is this Audacious Asphalt, which is a dark silver with metallic finish. It’s one of the permanent Maybelline Color Tattoo range. Such a pretty shade!

As for the packaging, each shade comes in a thick and heavy glass pot similar to MAC’s Paintpots, with a black screw cap.

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I really like the formula and wear them alone when I’m in a rush. It made an instant everyday wearable smokey eye. I like that it’s easy to blend with fingers and so less effort required when you’re in a hurry. Or alternatively, you can use a synthetic brush to do the job. The pigmentation is insane and intense.  The formula is so good, that even worn alone, without a base or a powder eye shadow on top, it won’t budge, fade or smudge.

You can use them as an eye primer, to intensify your powder eye shadows or loose pigments, as a waterproof eyeliner, as an intensely pigmented eye shadow.  The Color Tattoos are buildable, so they can take you from a fresh, colorful to intense looks your heart desire.

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Just look how pretty the color swatch is! This is done on a single swipe on bare hands. Color payoff varies from good to great over these four shades, some are more opaque than others. I’ll be going back to grab the shade Tough as Taupe for my collection.

If you like a well maintain, multitasking eyeshadow then look no further. You’re going to like this one. I wouldn’t blame you if you ran out right now to pick up one… or two… or four.

Conclusion, Maybelline is a staple drugstore makeup brand that offers an amazing varieties of makeup products from lipsticks to eyeshadows, concealers, primers, eyeliners, blushes and foundation etc to find. Just like any other brands, there surely are products that performs much better than the other but it’s a brand that you mustn’t overlook when it comes to budget spend. Drugstore brands are stepping up to their game in the cosmetics world where I’ve seen some perform better than the high end brands in quality and prices.

This concludes this month’s brand spotlight and hope you’ve enjoyed reading and find this post helpful.

Have any of you tried Maybelline Color Tattoo creme eyeshadows? If so, what did you think.

Thank you for taking the time to read! Hope to see you again on the next one. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Thank you Maybelline for always making my heart skipped a bit!

 

Good morning! What’s up you guys! This post is going to be about Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation.

Yay! I’m excited so let’s jump into it.

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Yass!! Today I’ll be doing a product review on this Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation. Now, who is excited? This product is available at any drugstores, Walmart or on their website.

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This is how it looks like.

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I got the shade in Classic Ivory (#20). A pretty nice color that’s not too pale for my light-medium skin tone to my surprise. I’m much paler in winter than other season of the year and I prefer shades which is lighter than dark. I really like the cute packaging as well. It’s really nice and compact, an all-in-one, airtight compact which maintained the moistness of the sponge and the stamp form with the cap and body that didn’t separate.

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I’m just going to show you the instructions behind the packaging. Note this product is made in Korea. Korea has gained popularity worldwide over the past decades. We know that with the Korean beauty boom its impact on the global cosmetic and personal care industries has gained both momentum and credibility in beauty markets around the world.

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Maybelline Dream Cushion foundation has eight shades available for every skin tone: 10 Porcelain, 15 Ivory, 20 Classic Ivory, 30 Warm Nude, 40 True Beige, 45 Medium Beige, 55 Caramel and 60 Cocoa.

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Have you seen these cushion compacts like this one have been over the place lately!

For example, we have seen beauty powerhouses like Chanel, Lancôme and L’Oréal launched their own cushion compact foundations in the beauty market since the beginning of last year.

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When you open the compact, instead of there being a pan of cream or powder, there’s a sponge pre-soaked with liquid foundation.

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This cushion foundation is lightweight, it gives medium coverage and beautifully blurs my pores. On top of that, blending it doesn’t budge on my skin at all.

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I actually really like the sponge. It feels so soft. Love, love it! And here’s what the cushion foundation looks like. The packaging is almost identical to the L’oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation.

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Just one quick little dab gives you a lot of product. So, a little goes a long way. I like that! I love the consistency and I love this sponge applicator that comes with it. It feels extremely light on skin. Ahh!!! I love it!

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It gives a pretty dewy look on my skin which I really like. It’s great coverage and you could build it up to your desire coverage. It’s really a nice product because it’s convenient to bring it everywhere, it has a great consistency and the formula is outstanding.

Are you excited to pick up this cushion foundation? Comment below.

Anyways, that’s it for today’s review. If you guys have any questions, let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you soon on my next post. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Which is best? Elf Blending Sponge [Review]

 

Hey guys! Today, I’ll be reviewing this product which I purchased at Walmart. I did a Walmart beauty haul previously. I’ll have a link here if you care to check it out. I got request to do this review and so let’s jump right in.

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This is a specific post to makeup blending sponge. I finally got my hands on this little cute sponge by ELF Cosmetics

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Here’s what Elf claim on their website “Flawlessly applies makeup for professionally even and smooth-looking skin. Great for creating a full coverage base, contouring or layering color. This durable sponge is washable and reusable, and perfect for use with all formulations including creams, liquids, and powder foundations, concealers or blush.”

Let’s get into the review:

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Before soaking in water

This is how it looks like. It’s definitely has an odd shape compared to other brands. I don’t particularly love or hate this shape. In contrast to the teardrop shape of the beauty blender, the e.l.f. sponge has a pinched middle to grip which some people might like.

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After soaking in the water and squeezing the water out

I’ve to squeeze harder to immerse the e.l.f. sponge in water or squeeze water out.

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The maximum I can squeeze out of this blending sponge.

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After soaking it turns out to be so much bigger in size. You see it can’t fit into the packaging anymore. It grew! I notice that it’s a little dense and feels much harder than the beauty blender when it’s dry, if that make sense.

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So, I’ll be showing you the foundation and concealer application with my favorite! I like that it’s much easier to grip with this blender than the other that I’ve tried. It doesn’t bounce as much which I don’t particularly hate as long as it applies well.

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I’m trying out my Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation again today. I’ve been reaching for it ever since I got it. I’m excited to be trying out this ELF Blending Sponge for this review. Yayyy!!!

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I can’t stand when sponges soak up a ton of product and shape is secondary for me. What I’m saying is that I really like this blending sponge. I’m quite impressed that it blends so well.

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I feel that it blended out great as it should. I really feel that it really works well putting on my foundation. You can tell, it works very good.

Overall, it’s really a good price tag for beginners but it’s not my favorite favorite. You know what I mean. Well, there’s a lot of other makeup blenders out there which are much better but for this price tag, I say give it a try if you’re on a budget spend.

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Sharon xoxo

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Tester Wednesday: Wet n Wild Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette

 

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! I’m so excited to bring you this review!

First let’s get the deets out of the way.

Wet N Wild Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette is one of those gems where you can get two palettes for CAD$15.00, which in my opinion is an insanely steal!

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These 10-pan palettes are priced at a low CAD$7.97 each and available at Walmart exclusively. The two shades are called Nude Awakening and Bare Necessities. For me, Nude Awakening is definitely the best looking of the two as it has that really rich brown and burgundy shade.

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Both palettes feature an assortment of matte, shimmers, satin and sparkle shades. I think it’s fantastic that they included so many mattes, as most of their palettes tend to go the sparkler route.

The two palettes that I picked up are: Nude Awakening (top) and Bare Necessities (bottom)

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I like the presentation, it’s sleek and small, Wet n Wild always keeps it very simple. Size wise these palettes are  pretty travel friendly. You can easily fit one into your to-go makeup bag. Convenient isn’t it!

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Nude Awakening

As usual Wet n Wild knocks it out of the park with their highly pigmented formula. Very nice color selections in this palette.

This palette features 5 matte shades and 5 shimmer and satin, which is a great combo and should please everyone. There is a very nice matte black that gorgeous burgundy/berry shade and those two darker browns. The tau[e/rosy matte shade is beautiful and the shimmer shade all swatched very smoothly and aren’t all glittery. The 5th shade was a little chunky but it’s also one of the prettiest shades in the palette. Overall, I’m quite impressed with the quality and especially for the price. I don’t have anything bad to say about this palette frankly.

Here are the color shadows breakdown from left to right:

1-A matte cream

2-A pink champagne glitter

3-A rose gold shimmer

4-A bronzey pink shimmer

5-A mauvey pink shimmer

6-A matte rosy brown

7-A matte burgundy

8-A satin brown red with micro glitter

9-A matte chocolate brown

10-A matte black

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It also comes with a double ended sponge tip applicator. I don’t use their applicator for blending eyeshadows but if you’re travelling and need to have a last minute touch-up, this would come in handy.

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Nude Awakening

Keep your eyes peeled, here’s the color swatches for your eyes to feast!

I wore the Wet N Wild Au Naturel Eyeshadow from the Nude Awakening palette for the past last week and it definitely delivers a beautiful look. I found the shades to be pigmented, easy to blend and they stayed on all day. I didn’t  wear any eyeshadow primer and the staying power lasted for about 6 hours until I took it off in the evening and overall I was very happy with the look I got. I’ve to say that I’m really impressed!

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Check out on my instagram for photo of the #EOTD I did last week, if you’re curious to see how I get this look. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for daily photo uploads.

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Bare Necessities

The shimmers in this Bare Necessities palette are very nice too, I only had a problem with the last shade (the glittery black) which has large chunks of glitter and not a lot of pigment. But the gray and brown shades next to that are both really nice. I’m also really digging that 5th shade down a lot.

This palette is the more neutral of the two. It contains more golds and taupes than it’s rosier sister. This palette only contains 2 mattes. The rest are shimmers and satins.

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The shades on this palette is amazing as well. You get more shimmery shadows in this one compared to the first palette mentioned above. The color swatches on my bare hand is so pretty but I find the blending needs more effort. I also experience a little fallout from the gold color eyeshadow which is not a big deal for me. I just use a Q-tip to clean it up at the end. Easy peasy!

Here are the color shadows breakdown from left to right:

1-A satin white champagne

2-A light rose gold shimmer

3-A true gold shimmer

4-A bronzey gold shimmer

5-A bronze shimmer

6-A pinkish taupe shimmer

7-A cool time matte gray brown

8-A cool tone matte brown

9- A steal blue shimmer

10-A matte black with silver micro glitter

Get the look:

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I’m a huge Wet n Wild fan and I was so excited to get my hands on these. I own a lot of higher end palettes and sure, these drugstore ones will never compare in quality, but I’ve such a love for affordable and accessible makeup.

My favorite of the two is Nude Awakening and I highly recommend it but if you’re a eyeshadow palette collector like myself then I would suggest getting both so you can really have a more varied selection of shades for more looks. At this low price, why the heck not?

Now, what are you waiting for! Run to your nearest Walmart now and grab it before they’re all gone!

Thank you for reading my review! I hope it helped! If you’d like to see more reviews, please feel free to follow me and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Walmart Beauty Haul

 

Hey guys! What’s up you guys! Yes, I’ve started beauty shopping again after a while of winter hibernation. So, my first stop is at Walmart. I picked up a few interesting beauty products that I’m very excited to show you guys.

I don’t want this blog to be too long so let’s get started.

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Wet n Wild Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette

When I first saw it at Emily Noel‘s youtube channel, I’ve been eyeing this since then. As this is Walmart’s exclusive line, I’m all over the moon when I saw it at Walmart. I grabbed these two lovely shades in Nude Awakening and Bare Necessities. Both have amazing color selections with one palette more matte and pinkish than the other.

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Elf Blending Sponge 

If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’m a sucker for anything cute, so this is something that caught my eyes on the ELF‘s counter. I love a good blending sponge and I’m pretty excited to try out how this one fairs.

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Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation

I picked up this Maybelline Cushion foundation in the shade 20. I’m light to medium so, I’ll be trying out to do a color match and test on the formula. I’ve shared a photo of this cushion foundation on my Instagram when it first landed at my local drugstore. I wasn’t too sure if I need another cushion foundation since I still have and love my old favorite, the Physician formula ones. But last week, I decided to pick it up anyways since I feel like spendy and also to do a product review for you guys.

So, ya here it is.

As much as I love my cushion foundation by Physician Formula I thought it would be good to give this product a try. I’ve tried many of Maybelline‘s foundation before and I will have to say I liked them all and so I’ve high expectation on this one. Hope it won’t disappoint.

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Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer 

The next product I got is also a foundation. Something is definitely wrong with me. It could be the weather, I don’t know. But as if one foundation is not enough, I picked another and this time it’s by Milani. This one I’ve justification since I’ve been wanting it the moment I saw it floating around the internet. So, when I saw  it at my Walmart, I’m like just take my money. I’m sold!

I got the shade in Medium Beige and I’m very excited to test out the color match and the performance of this foundation + concealer. You guys know that I’m not a very big fan of high coverage foundation because I prefer a natural look with BB Cream but I heard so many people raved about it and so I got to try it.

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Milani Powder Blush

And I also picked up something that I’ve been longing to try from Milani since it was first launched. My Walmart doesn’t carry a huge collection of Milani’s makeup products and when I saw this available last week. I grabbed not only one but two of these cute blushes. And yes, it’s their Tea Rose Powder Blush and I also have the shade in Romantic Rose since they’re both so insanely pretty.

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Purederm Deep Cleansing Peel-Off Mask (Cucumber)

When I saw this peeling mask, I told myself that I need it.I like the feeling of peeling dry glue when I was a kid and this brings me back to childhood time. There are 5 masks for $7.97 at Walmart. You can also find it on Amazon and Ebay. This product is made in Korea and it’s cruelty free.

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Sheer Nirvana

Honestly, this is the most expensive nail polish I ever own from a drugstore brand. I saw Amelia Liana talking about the Gel Miracle polish in their Rustic Charm collection. But I decided to pick this Color Therapy line because I just adore this shade so much. I did a color swatch and #NOTD (on my instagram) if you care to check them out. The shade is so girly and pretty. Love, love it! Sheer Nirvana is such a summery color and I really don’t care what season to wear it. I can see myself wearing this over and over!

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L’Oreal Doutzen Collection Exclusive in Douzten’s Nude

The last time I checked on the weather, I heard spring will come early this year. I’ve been seeing a lot of new spring color launched on the nails department that I makes me to check them out. Among other shades, this one calls out to me the most. I tried it at the counter and this is definitely my go to spring color nails. I really like this color. It’s a nice mauvy-nude that will be perfect for the season and also for office wear. If you want to see the color swatch, don’t forget to follow me on my instagram for updates.

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L’Oreal Evercreame Sulfate-Free Intense Nourishing Shampoo

Last but not least, I’ve a hair product from L’oreal Hair Expertise and it’s their Evercreame Sulfate-Free Intense Nourishing Shampoo.

This shampoo smells amazing and the price is not too bad for a 8.5 fl oz products. I can smell the lovely fresh scents of camelina flower and it’s 100% vegan. It says here that it’s for dry to very dry hair. Well,  I don’t have a very dry hair now but I do have a thick hair. So, I’ll try this and will keep you guys updated if I like it.

So, that’s about it on my Walmart beauty haul this round and I’ll keep you posted on my new series of “Which one won?”. Don’t forget to stay tuned!

Let me know which product you like me do a review on first in the comment. I like to hear what you say.

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope to see you again on the next one. Bye for now!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Rediscovered Beauty Products

 

Hey guys! Today I want to show you something excited while I was clearing up my makeup stash drawers. I don’t know about you but February always make me feel optimistic and full of energy to do something, anything fun. If you know about the folklore story about groundhog day then that’s basically how I look forward for spring.

Accordingly to Global news, “Canada’s celebrity groundhogs have “predicted” an early spring after officials declared the pudgy prognosticators did not see their shadows. If the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow, then tradition says spring is on the way!” Woohoo!

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As I was doing my early spring cleaning, I stumbled upon these makeup products that were shoveled to the deepest end of my makeup drawer. It’s insane to find back beauty products that I used to wear a while ago and then totally forgotten about them.

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I got two of the Velvets Eyeshadow by Essence Cosmetics in Smooth Caramel and Taupe Secret. The image on the right is their Super Soft Eyeshadow pot in Keep Calm and Berry On.

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I really adore the packaging of the Velvets eyeshadows. I’ve two of the nine shades out there and I can’t wait to get my hands on more colors for Spring.

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Here’s the color swatches I did with one swipe of shadow directly from the pan to my naked arm. These are some nice neutral shades for everyday wear. The textures are very soft and nicely pigmented. I created an #EOTD look which I shared on my Instagram.

It blends smoothly on the lids. The only downside I find about this berry shadow is that the color payoff is so much better on the eyes than on swatch. It applies best with eyeshadow brush instead of fingers. On a positive note, I didn’t see any creasing or fall out from these shadows which is awesome. For only CAD$2.49 you’ll get a good quality and value for money drugstore products.

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For being a super cheap product, I’m actually pretty impressed with this. The coverage is decent and it blends in well with my skin and I look significantly better honestly.

Elf Cosmetics Concealer is available at any Walmart stores. The shade I have is in Light Beige. It’s a nice color match for my skin tone.

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I remember now how I used to reach for it. I really enjoy how easy the doe foot applicator work. I applied them on my under eyes, the bridge of my nose and forehead. It gives a good coverage on my skin without looking cakey. Bye bye to my dark under eye circles. This is the product which I know I’ll be reaching for.

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Another product I found in my stash is the BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Highlighter.  I must have tried it a while ago to write a review and it completely slipped off my mind until a couple of days ago. I start wearing it and I must say, I’m quite impressed with the results.

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Matte

This is a duo ended pencil with a matte finish on one end and a shimmery one on the other. A double-ended matte and shimmer highlighter for your brows. Use the matte side for a soft, subtle highlight or the shimmer side for an added glow.

I also use this matte highlighter for under my brow bones to clean any access from any brow products besides just as a highlighter. This product is creamy and soft. You wouldn’t believe me if I say that it glides like a dream. So smooth, so blendable. I’m loving it.

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Shimmer

They’re very easy to use or apply especially when I use the shimmery ones for my inner corner. It works wonder!

Not convince! You got to try this yourself. I know you’re going to like it as much as I did. Maybe, I say maybe this post will make you want to start your spring cleaning too. who knows you might rediscovered something in your stash too.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Stay tuned for more popped up makeup products which I’m so excited to show you guys. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Brand Spotlight – Makeup Revolution London

 

As I was saying on the previous post, sorry that I’m a little late posting this blog, but I wanted to wait to try them out before writing about them.

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These are the remainders of product review that has been long overdue. All hail to so many convenient online shopping that without careful planning, it could basically make a dent to the credit card. I pretty much got carried away and bought more that I really need, frankly. But heck! I love trying new products so these are a great opportunity for me to grab some UK drugstore makeup products. I’m talking about the crazy exchange rates and postage fee.

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I’m a sucker for eyeshadow palettes and if you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m obsessed with them. I simply could say no! And that’s me.

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I was very excited when I saw this 32 Ultra Professional Eyeshadows Palette. This is like a dream come true palette if you’re a novice users or if you’re an eyeshadow palette collector like myself.

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This palette contains some of the best selection of nude and neutral shades. The shadows ranging from cream to peaches, taupe, browns, beige, silver, gold, coppers, bronzes and black. In my opinion, I find this palette offers a wide variety of shades that will suffice for most of our needs.

Don’t blink, gurl! 32 shades in one palette with a great mix of shimmer and matte wearable and experimental shades to create any look and play with, for amazing performance and value! It’s certainly a winner in my book.

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All these shadows are beautifully pigmented with an addition of some new shades and it comes with a large full size mirror. I want to put it out there that there is no applicator or brush provided with the palette.

The finishes are mattes, frosty and satin. There are only a few matte and satin finish shades though since the majority of shades are frosty.

They blend easily and last all day. It’s an inexpensive drugstore palette that offers quality.

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Next up is the Lip Amplification. I got the shades in High Voltage and Full Throttle (they have some great names by the way for lip colors).

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The High Voltage is a dark hot fuchsia pink which looks like it’s going to be a hot pink mess for my skin tone turned out to look not too bad on me. I did a hand and lip swatch for you guys on the images below.

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I found this to transfer quite a bit when I did the kiss test on my hand. But if you blocked it out with tissues then it would set in nicely.

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One thing I noticed about this lip color is that it doesn’t leave your lips feeling tacky like those NYX Lingerie lipstick. It sets in comfortably and feel lightweight on lips. It’s like not wearing any lippie at all.

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Moving on, I got Full Throttle which is  a bright fire engine red. This blew my socks off, it wasn’t anything that I was expecting, it was so much more!

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OMG, look it’s really pigmented! I love, love this formula! Oh did I mentioned that red is my favorite classic lip colors beside natural nude.

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It finished with a pretty subtle but yet sexy pouty lips. I will definitely repurchase this one once I run out.

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Let’s get to the next product which I’ve been dying to share with you guys on swatches.

This is the darker one and the lightest shade in this one is pretty much the same as in radiant, possibly a little less yellow in my opinion.

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Shimmer Brick Rose Gold 

Once I mixed all the colors together they made a nice bronze-y, shimmery brown.

Something else I’ve used these for the past few weeks, other than bronzing and shimmering up my cheeks, I wear them as eyeshadows! You can use the individual colors on your lids and they work really well as an eyeshadow. I’m quite impressed with the results it gives.

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I’ve nothing bad to say about this other than the shimmery bronzer that I thought it would be which isn’t a bad thing at all! I really like the lighter shades for highlighter. So pretty!

How much for this stripes you asked? These retail at £3.00 each, yes £3.00! The price is the real deal, don’t you think!

Let me know if you have already and what you thought of them down below, I love hearing from you 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Tester Wednesday: Fortune Favors The Brave : Review, Photos & Swatches

 

Hey guys! Welcome back to Tester Wednesday. It has been a while since I talked about Makeup Revolution (MUR) beauty products. I ordered a few palettes online a few months ago and had been putting all these goodies on the back burner. Well, better late than never right!

So, today I thought I’ll share my first impression review on this beautiful palette. This palette is quite special because it was created in collaboration with Jane Cunningham.

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This is her palette that she’s been working on with Makeup Revolution and had finally launched it last March.

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This palette retails for £9.99 which is a great price value for a drugstore brand. Why did I say that? Continue reading and you’ll find out why.

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Let’s talk about packaging for a second. It comes in a matte gold which makes it look much more luxurious and houses 30 eyeshadows, large mirror which I really appreciate and a simple dual-ended eyeshadow brush.

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This is a 30 pan palette. I really love the color selections she created. The shadows are for everyone, irrespective of age or tone according to Jane.

I like that she added four baked eyeshadows in the mist of all these amazing color shadows. They’re super pigmented and very metallic. Looks so pretty all over the lids. Love love this!

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Here’s what you’ll find in Fortune Favors The Brave palette. You got light sheen and mattes, metallic bursts of color heading through to the darkest shades of black, plum and navy.

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All the shades have names which are printed on a plastic sheet. Nope! I’m not complaining at all, I like to see that effort being pour in naming these shadows. Win in my book!

I’m most excited to show all these gorgeous color swatches down below.  All swatches are with one swipe directly from pan without primer.

1st-row-swatch

Row 1: Glimmer, Buffer, Peachy, Hope, Fortune, Skylight, Transformer, Midnight Rainbow – the middle Hope and Fortune are my favorite shades

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Row 2: Ice Cloud, Golden Coins, Cashmere, Tip Top,  Green Machine, Smoothie

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Row 3: Caffeine Fix, Latte, Pink Diamond, Creme, Drama Queen, Lonely Planet, Blacqua.

4th-row-swatches

Row 4: Soft, New World, Favour, Sunset Hour, Super Gold, Winning, Brave, The Revolution – and at the end Winning, Brave and The Revolution are also some of my favorite shades in this palette .

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Here’s a quick eye look I created.

The overall quality of the eyeshadows is good. There are some less pigmented shades like Glimmer, Peachy, Midnight Rainbow, Tip Top, Smoothie, Latte, Crème, Soft and Pink Diamond which require a bit more work and building up to get a desire intensity. Other shades are smooth and well pigmented. They’re easy to blend and they stay all day without bulging on eyeshadow base I wore for this first impression review.

I highly recommend it if you’re on the market for an affordable and good quality product from a drugstore brand. Overall, I’m quite impressed with the wear time and happy with the look. It performs well and I got nothing bad to say about this palette honestly. It’s a versatile palette that would look gorgeous for anyone.

I love that MUR is accessible to everyone on price point with no loss on quality. Best thing is that you can get this at Amazon, ebay, Ulta and Superdrug stores.

So what do you think of the ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ palette? Comment what you think. I love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Stay tuned for more popped up makeup products which I’m so excited to show you guys. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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