Do You Need It? Essence Makeup Bronzing & Highlighting Palette

 

Hi guys! Today’s I’ll be talking about this new palette by Essence Makeup well maybe not new new but it’s definitely new to me. It’s the Glow Must Go On bronzing and highlighting palette and I picked up mine at my local drugstore but it’s also available at Essence’s website if you want to check it out.

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This palette is a collaboration with beauty youtuber and this one bronzing & highlighting palette is with Serena from Beautylab. I like supporting beauty youtuber who works hard and get their name out.

There are four available and the one that drawn me the most is called The Glow Must Go On, a bronzing and highlighting palette! 

Really like the outside packaging and design of this palette. It’s made of cardboard material but very sturdy. It’s a nice size for travelling and small enough to fit into any makeup bag.

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In this palette, you get a highlighter, two eyeshadows and three beautiful shimmery bronzers. There’s a small brush to help you apply the products but I prefer to use it for touch ups only. To me it seems like a perfect “getaway” palette for holidays. You can also use the glowing highlighter or bronzers on your eyes, to add them some more shine.

This palette is amazing. I was blown away when I swatched these. They feel so creamy and pigmented.  “the glow must go on” palette has three different bronzers in warm.

If you want to know if it impressed me or not, read on!

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L-R: Honey Glow Highlighter, Cinnamon and Sandalwood Eyeshadows 

The Cinnamon eyeshadow is described as brick orange while Sandalwood is more like medium dark brown shadow. I was drawn to the Sandalwood shade as it’s chocolaty and looks like a rich color.  As for the Cinnamon, it’s more dusty than the darker brown and the pigmentation isn’t the best but can be built up a bit. These two eyeshadows are matte and can be used as bronzer if you like to mix things up a bit. I used the Cinnamon shade as transition color or on the crease and the Sandalwood on the outer corner.

Next is the Honey Glow highlighter which gives a frosty finish that I really like. It’s pigmented so you don’t need loads to achieve the desired look.

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Next are the swatches of the trio power Glowing Bronzer. The bronzers are in copper,  bronze and pink shade. The finish of the bronzer is super metallic and looks very well on warmer skin tones. Brunettes with yellow undertone will love this!

The texture is very soft. It’s buildable as well as blendable. The shades are beautiful but the drawback for me is the shimmery formula.

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This small brush applicator is useful to apply highlighter or touch ups. I find it’s too big and flat for your eyes and too small to use for your face.

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Oh boy, am I glowing!!! The highlighter is my only favorite from the palette.

Overall, I think this is a nice palette if you’re looking for minimum color palette which is easy to work. It’s not a terrible palette if you like glowy bronzers which I’m not really a fan of. The design got my attention and the fact that I’m supporting a youtuber in her collab with Essence. Sadly,  as much as I want to like all of them, it’s a miss for me. I would say don’t waste your money, there are other drugstore palettes out there that offers more for your buck.

Hope this review was helpful to you! If you do decide to try these palettes, let me know how they fared with you!

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Sharon xoxo

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hill Master Palette by Mario|Try-On & Review

 

Hi guys! I’m going to jump straight to what I’ve been so excited to show you today actually. Less, chit chat and more pictures shall we!

Long story short, I was a little jumping in to order the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette when it was first released and within a day it was sold out. So, I decided to wait if they released a new one which they did! Yay!

I was super thrilled when I saw the new palette has just been released at Sephora online website. I click the add to basket button, complete my order and the rest is history, you know what I mean!

Can anyone stop me! I know I’ve been talking too much. Let’s jump right in.

Two days later, this bad boy arrived at my front door 🙂

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“If you didn’t already know, Mario Dedivanovic is Kim Kardashian’s go-to makeup artist, and the mastermind behind that flawless contouring she has made so famous, so you know this collaboration is the real deal”.

Mario’s been swatching the colors on his Instagram for weeks – proving these neutrals will look incredible on every complexion. He’s used the palette on Kim Kardashian many times already and based on the photos… I’m swooning!

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I have an important mission to complete today, which is to convince many of you that Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario applies just as beautiful as it looks in the palette. This post is neither sponsored nor sent to me for review. I paid this palette with my own money (CAD$59.00) but being an eyeshadow palette addict myself, I must share my love for this palette with you guys.

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It comes in a sturdy cardboard box with gold letters printed and gold logo on the top cover. Inside, you’ll see a decent sized mirror with a double ended brush. It’s compact and travel friendly.

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It comes with 12 shadows ranging from soft neutrals to shimmery metallic and dark sultry shades.

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You will get 3 matte shadows in Lula, Isabel and Violeta while the rest are shimmery metallic.

Now feast your eyes on these stunning swatches.

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Guys! This is one single swatch of each shade using my finger. Looks how cray the pigmentation is. Aahhhh!!! I’m in ❤

The shadows “KIM” and “MUSE” he specifically named it after Kim Kardashian. That’s so cool! The shades in my opinion seems like a copy of Kim K’s smoky eye. Don’t you think? Comment below your thoughts.

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The shadows’ formula are ridiculously smooth and they glides like silky butter. Can we just take a moment to let all these in?

This palettes has a very good selection of warm nude colors and a few pop up color for example the midnight blue (in Claudia) and olive green (Bronx).

Eye look – First of all, I apply Hollywood on my lids and onto my brow bone. Next I use Lula on the crease. Then I blend the outer corner with NYC. I then come back to pat Bronx on my lids and also on bottom lashes. Lastly, I use 5th Ave on my inner corner for extra definition. Complete the look with eyeliner and mascara. It’s so easy I know anyone can do it.

Honestly, you can go wrong with any day time or night eye makeup look. These shadows are very versatile. They’ easy to blend and a little goes a long way with the formula.

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I went a little adventurous and as I was experimenting with the eyeshadow an idea flash and an “Eyeshadow Nail Polish is born”. How cool is that! It’s unbelievable you said, well I suggest everyone try this.

For this look I’m using the shade Muse. I apply the shadow on my fingers and use Revlon Gel Shine Top Coat to layer it. And here’s the finishing product. Comment below what do you think of this technique?

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You can get this palette from Sephora for CAD$59.00 and this is a limited edition. It’s almost November, you got to run and go get it before they’re all sold out. Believe me that this would make the perfect gift for this coming Holiday.

Are you convinced now that this palette is so versatile and wearable? I recommend you checking it out and let me know what you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and I can’t wait to see you again on the next one. Bye!

Thanks so much.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Sticky Post: 2016 Spring Collection

 

Hello beauties!

It’s easy to think about summer, hot days and a vacation on a tropical island when you see the new 2016 Summer Collection and I’m referring to nothing than Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Exclusive Blush Palette will be out Jan 12th online (Which is TOMORROW!)

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by Urban Decay

What did you get? Six gorgeous shades of blushes for US$45.00 a palette. I know what you think and I know you know what I’m thinking. The price is definitely a factor for me when it comes to blushes but we’re talking about Gwen Stefani. If you break down the math, it comes to $7.50 a pan which isn’t so bad in my opinion.

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I’m teasing you with the sneak peek of the colors:

What you see is what you get: Cherry (light pink satin), Easy (deep rose w/gold shimmer), Angel (champagne-nude shimmer), Lo-Fi (soft bronze matte), Hush (medium pink w/gold shimmer) and OC (soft pink w/peach shift). I just wanted to put this out for those who aren’t sure if they’re tested on animals, rest assure that Urban Decay products are Cruelty and Vegan Free. 

This Blush Palette is a limited edition and sold out quickly. If you’re an Urban Decay fan and love Gwen Stefani’s Eyeshadow Palette, then this Blush Palette is made for you.

What do you think of this palette? Would you indulge yourself to it? I love to hear your comments.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and hope to see you again in the next one 🙂

Sharon xoxo

 

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Wordless Wednesday |Spotted At The Drugstore

Happy Wednesday friends! This week Wordless Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you some of the pictures I took just recently. I spotted some interesting sale promotion at the Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) nearby. To be honest, I haven’t tried this Soap and Glory brand before and I’m intrigued to try them. Have any of you like, love or hate this product brand? It was at 50% off from its regular price 😀

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Here are some new arrival makeup products I spotted and I’m excited to share them with you all. On top is the Maybelline Brow Gel In The Pencil.

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Next is the L’oreal Infallible Nail Polish.

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Another L’oreal New product is this Lumi collection.milani mate lip creme

And lastly, is the Milani Lip Creme which is a Limited Edition.

Hope you find this post helpful and interesting.

Have you collect or pick up any of the above new collection products from your drugstore yet? Let me know what your comments are.

Thanks for coming by.

Sharon xoxo

The Urban Decay Mariposa Palette|Swatches|Review

 

Hey beautiful! Today, I’ll be reviewing a recently acquired item from Urban Decay. It’s a beautiful eyeshadow palette which I adore. Oh my gosh! I’m so thrilled to do the color swatches and my thoughts on this eyeshadow palette.

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I admit that Urban Decay is one of my favorite high end brand when it comes to  eyeshadow palettes. Many of you might know that I’m totally addicted to eyeshadow palettes . Here I present to you, the Mariposa Palette by Urban Decay with net wt: 10 x 0.03 oz. It comes in a metal tin packaging with a hinged lid. In the palette are ten gorgeous shades of  neutral shimmer and a travel-sized eyeshadow brush. The palette is almost a perfect square with rounded edges. It looked small when I first got it, but it’s actually a perfect size!

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These are the shades included in the palette:

Top row from L-R: Rockstar (deep eggplant with metallic), Gunmetal (dark grey with silver glitter), Skimp (pale nude/beige with gold shimmer), Infamous (fuschia pink), Wreckage (shimmery dark taupe)

Bottom row from L-R:  Haight (shimmering mermaid blue), Money (silvery pale green), Mushroom (shimmering fawn), Spotlight (medium taupe with gold sparkle), and Limelight (bronze with gold glitter).

I noticed that the new shades that were included in are Infamous, Limelight, Spotlight, and Wreckage.

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You may notice that there is no mirror in this palette which is quite unusual for Urban Decay palettes. The exterior packaging is unique with an engraved butterfly and the lid shut well. The only problem I have with this palette is the interior whereby the cardboard does look a little cheap in my opinion.

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L-R: Rockstar – Gunmetal – Skimp – Infamous – Wreckage 

L-R: Haight – Money – Mushroom – Spotlight – Limelight 

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The fuschia pink (Infamous on the left) and mermaid blue or teal (Haight on the right) are very bright, the others are basics and go with just about everything. Infamous and Haight are two of my favorites, it’s bright and seems to be calling to me (giggling). I guess probably because I’ve been quite influenced by the Disney Princess movie. My other favorite is Wreckage. Totally love the bronzy finish. I would say that I’m a matte type but when it comes to this gorgeous shimmery finish, I just can’t say no. I’m hooked!

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Overall, they are definitely fun. There is nothing boring about this palette except the misses on spotlight and limelight.

The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and has very beautiful shimmer without going crazily overboard. For this look, I use one eyeshadow, the Infamous on bare lids. It’s blendable and long wear. I’ve been wearing it the whole day yesterday and are very happy with the performance appearance.

So, there you have it, my first impression review on Mariposa eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay. I’m satisfied and happy with the performance of this palette.  The shadow textures are quite nice and easy to blend. If you enjoy shimmery neutrals with a few bright shades, pick this up! Available at ebay online.

What do you think of this Mariposa palette? Leave your comment below. I love reading your comments.

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Thanks you for taking the time to read. See you tomorrow!!! Stay GORGEOUS 🙂

Sharon xoxo

 

Top 5 New Makeup Collection!!! Sneak Peak

Hey Beauties!

Won’t you agree with me when I say that the beauty world is too awesome right now! With so many new makeup collections coming up for this holiday seasons. So much so that I have been scrambling on some exciting makeup collections which are so intriguing. Can’t wait to get my sticky paw on each and every one of them from the beauty counters. Tell me, that I’m not the only one who gets excited when I see a new beauty products waiting to be tried out? Oooh yeah!

Again, I apologized to your wallet!

New

READY SET GORGEOUS FOUNDATION, Covergirl

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Oil Free Foundation. Get instant gorgeous with Ready Set Gorgeous!  (CN$7.99) Available at Target, Walmart and all drugstores carrying Covergirl brand. This liquid foundation’s oil-free formula provides medium coverage to even skin tone and cover imperfections. The result is a flawless, natural look that lasts all day.

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LIPSLICKS SMOOCHIES SIZZLE GLOSS, Covergirl

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Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss combines a moisturizing lip gloss formula with sheer color and glitter for irresistibly smoochable lips. Available in 12 smoochies shades. (US$5.74 may vary depending on where you are).

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Dream Pure BB Cream, Maybelline

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Dream Pure BB Cream is a 1-step wonder for healthy-looking skin today and clearer skin tomorrow. Shades from Light to Deep are available in 5 Skin clearing shades.

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Baby Lips Lip Balm, Maybelline

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This Spring/Summer 2015, Runway featured models wearing, Maybelline Baby Lips because minimalism is so in. Having said that, I will be rushing to get an extra tube of Baby Lips in Cherry Me. Can you believe the awesomeness of these varieties of 6 moisturizing shades? So ….. Awesome !!!!

Don’t stop here, it just gets better and hotter.

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Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain, Yves Saint Laurent

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For the 2014 Holiday Season, Yves St Laurent celebrates the invisible spirit in this lightweight texture that immediately melts onto lips delivering intense, glossy color for an extreme, long-lasting shine. No 9 a dangerously seductive red. HURRAY!!! My favorite red is out at last. Available at Sephora online for CN$38.00. It’s a limited edition so, hurry before it’s gone.

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And God Created The Woman by Nars

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Not quite there yet? How about And God Created the Woman by NARS? This new released is a complete WOW!!! ($59.00 a set). Yes, it is a limited edition and it has a pro-prime, brush and 6 eyeshadow palette. A new take on neutral. Captivating and compelling, this palette of six shimmering shadows shows off your sultry side. Available online at NARS.

So, there you have it. Some of my Top 5 New Makeup Collection for this Holiday Seasons! For the next coming weeks, l have a lineup of  more sneak peaks which includes high end and drugstores makeup and beauty products in my post.

Which of these are you looking to put in your shopping bag?

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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