Hi friends! Sorry I updated so late today! My birthday was on Thursday and my mom wanted to take my daughter and I out for the day. It was a blast 🙂 we just got back a bit ago and I made dinner and completely realized that I didn’t update this awesome palette on here today! This is the new Juvia’s Place The Zulu Eyeshadow palette. This palette was on sale for $17.99 which is a steal for these limited edition colors. Let’s have a closer look.
These palettes always have such a celebration of heritage and lovely design. The palette is pretty compact.
The back of the palette is always blank and the information is on the boxes. This box has a small blurb celebrating the Ndebele people, the ingredients, company information and that this product is cruelty-free.
These are the shades! There are six bright matte shades and three shimmer shades. I am such a fan of bright colors I needed this in my collection. The one reason I didn’t jump on the Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay is because they didn’t include a yellow. I just wish the shades impressed me more.
For the swatches, I did them by row so there are three shades in each row.
This first row is all matte shades that are very pigmented. They didn’t have names so I’ll just describe them by sjade. The bright orange reminds me of Sugarpill’s Flamepoint but you can’t go wrong with so many oranges. The yellow is very vibrant and pigmented. Yet again, it reminds me of Buttercupcake by Sugarpill. This last shade is a burnt orange that is very pigmented and a nice shade to work wirh.
The middle row is my favorite in this palette. The first shade is a bright almost matte turquoise shade with a green tint to it. It blends very well and used it in a look on Saturday. The middle is a shimmery lime green with sparkle. As always, Juvia’s Place has amazing shimmer shades. The last shade reminds me of the ocean. It is a bright blue with silver sparkle. This is so bright and pretty.
The last row has beautiful shades in it. The first one is a shimmer shade. It has a rose base with a lot of gold sparkle in it. The next shade is a bright matte red shade. I really enjoy the texture and shade of this usual red. It is bright. The last shade is a pretty matte purple that blends quite well.
This palette is a steal for the price and the color pay out. The pans are a decent size and Juvia’s always delivers a decent product. Xo
Hi friends! For an early birthday present I bought myself Kat Von D’s super limited Lolita eyeshadow and blush. I bought it for $19 and cashed in some points and picked out the birthday gift. This eyeshadow single doubles as a blush that I’ve swatched for you and took a bunch of pictures. This is vegan and cruelty-free.
Here is the product in the box. It is a small cardboard box that has a pretty silver lettering on it.
The back of the box has a more detailed description of what the product is in different languages and ingredients listed.
The bottom of the box has the barcode and has the vegan stamp of approval! Yay! There are symbols showing that it is eye and face safe and also recyclable.
I was feeling pretty artsy with this so I added my O2 plant and my Cthulhu pop figure. The product is a beautiful dusty chestnut rose type of shade.
These are the swatches of Lolita. It blends out so well! I’m excited to use it today! I’m not too sure how much to use for blush so that will have to be played around with a bit.
There you have it, the beautiful eyeshadow single, Lolita. I’m pretty sure they are going to release it again in the future but only time will tell. Xo
Hi loves! Today is the second to last day of school for my daughter. She’ll be helping with my posts during the summer so I have am extra set of hands 🙂 today I decided to review Kat Von D’s Mi Vida Loca Remix eyeshadow palette. This was a holiday limited edition for 2015. It cost $59. I think the one for last year was the Too Faced Better Together collaboration. I couldn’t justify spending the money because I would have used the Too Faced side.
Anyway, this palette has 24 shades that vary in neutrals, bright shades, matte and shimmer. I do enjoy the versatility of this palette but I do recommend using primer for the brights just to enhance them and make sure the color is bolder. These shades also share the names that match her studded kiss lipsticks.
For the swatches I did the neutrals first and then in groups of three to really show how pigmented and colorful they are. They were done by finger and brush.
I like this palette a lot more than Star Studded because the shades are better formulated and perform better. Primer is still needed for a bunch of the shades but at least they can work on the eye. Xo
Hi loves! It’s a beautiful day outside and I decided to blog early so there’s time to enjoy the sunshine! A good palette to emphasize on color today would be this limited edition Tarte palette! This palette was released earlier this year. This palette retails for $40 and has ten eyeshadows and one highlighter included.
I did five swatches at a time so there will be two groups and then a swatch of the highlighter.
There is a lot more to this set. There’s brushes, liquid lipsticks, mascara, and dipliner. If you love fun limited-edition makeup, snag this adorable palette for the ultimate glitter and shimmer looks.
Hi everybody! I decided to swatch another Anastasia Beverly Hills palette today! This one was released in 2015 and was $30. There are twelve shadows included in it. Five shades are on their permanent line so if you don’t have many eyeshadows by them, this would be a good start. I like the design of this palette and then when I show you all the swatches, we’ll discuss the shades and textures.
Up next are the swatches. I did them by row since there were only six shades in each row.
I wish I could have liked this palette more. I didn’t hate it, I don’t love it, it’s just a between meh. The mattes could have performed better. I loved the metallic shades. I’m not going to lie to you and pretend to like products that I had difficulty swatching or using. You deserve the honest truth.
Hi loves! I hope that you had a great weekend! I had a nice break and it was fun to research and read for a bit of a break! Today I decided to swatch this limited-edition Anastasia palette from 2015. This was a holiday palette and released for a really affordable price of $35! It came with fourteen shades. The shades were very nice neutrals with some colorful shades. There were very few matte shades but it had very pretty shimmer shadows. This palette is also duplicated pretty heavy so I did point out how to spot one versus a fake! Let’s begin!
I did the swatches for you as many as I could on my arm but seven finger and brush swatches didn’t fit so I have them labeled by shade for you!
Overall, this palette has a bunch of nice shades that blend nicely and have great pigmentation. This is sold out because of it being a limited edition but you can find it on third party sites. Just be careful and make sure you reference the fake vs. real signs!
Loves. Lovesssss. This came yesterday and I was so excited to swatch and review it today! You probably all know that this palette came back to the site due to popular demand one last time last Tuesday (April 18th). I managed to grab one at launch time and then it sold out quickly. Like four minutes quickly. There were a lot of upset people who said a lot of mean things saying that they won’t support the company anymore and that they only put five out etc… click here to read it.
So. It arrived yesterday and with shipping, I paid $55.50. It came in sealed bubble wrap with more foam reinforcement around the palette. Here’s what it looks like out of the shipping box:
Before I get to the swatches, I wanted to let you all know that I did the shades three at a time to show how pigmented and soft they are.
I was seriously so impressed with how buttery all the shimmer shades are! They were so soft and buildable! This palette was so worth the money and the understandable hype!