Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Marc Jacobs Cat's Meow Collection / Holiday 2017 Review and Swatches

Here we are again! It is already September and the Holiday 2017 makeup collections are rolling out in full force.

I love seeing all the holiday sets and collections, as so many of you do as well.

About two weeks ago Sephora had their annual VIB Rouge holiday preview event.

I usually pick up the Marc Jacobs Mini lipstick sets but I was actually going to pass this year, until I saw it in person and that sealed the deal pretty much.

It is pink and leopard!!! HELLO, two of my favorites so yes I had to get it.

Click here to see last year's collection.

The packaging is adorable and is in a cute pink leopard faux patent pleather case and has a black tassel on it.

You can remove the inside insert and use it as a makeup case or a little evening clutch.

                              Goddess, Current Mood, J'Adore, Infamous, Sonic Truth

Goddess, Current Mood, J'Adore, Infamous, Sonic Truth

I love the formula of Marc Jacobs lipsticks and am so glad there are no repeat colors from previous year sets.

Retail is $45.00 and is always a great value.

So will you be picking up this set for yourself or a gift?



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Melisa Michelle Makeup Palette by Ulta Review and Swatches

Ulta recently collaborated with YouTube Vlogger Melisa Michelle to make this palette and this is what they came up with.

As I have mentioned in previous Ulta brand post;  I think Ulta's own makeup line is very hit and miss for me so I was skeptical about this palette.

I would say the line itself is drugstore pricing and quality.

Now onto the review.

It comes in pink cardboard packaging and has a large mirror, which is great for travel.

I am happy to report that I was impressed with this palette, I think maybe Ulta changed their formula on some of these products because they are all good.

Top Row: Teresita, Kades, Alana

Middle Row: Lola, Bing Bing, Harley

Bottom Row: Weezy, Rosemary, Tobo

Liquid Lipstick in Scandy

Highlight Trio blended in Hollerrr

Blush swatched left and blended right in Mahal

The colors are all so pretty and I love the liquid lipstick that is included in this palette.

The matte shadows are pretty dry but they blend out really well, all the metallics in the palette are very creamy and blend effortlessly.

The blush color is gorgeous, it feels dry but blends out great.

This is a great all in one palette and is super affordable.

Retail is $20.00 which is a good deal and you can use a coupon with Ulta brand products.

I think this palette would work on several skin tones which is also a plus.



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lorac LA Palette Venice Beach Review and Swatches

Freckles, Canal , Boardwalk

Boho Beauty, Chill Vibes , Aviators.

Lorac recently launched several makeup palettes and one collection is called "L.A. Experience" which consist of 5 mini palettes named after cities and places within Los Angeles.

Here is what Lorac says about the collection;


California girls are more than unforgettable—they’re carefree chameleons, effortless style setters, and as diverse as Los Angeles landscapes. From shades that celebrate the glamour of Beverly Hills to hues that highlight Downtown L.A.’s burgeoning creative scene, Your L.A. Experience palettes bring the magic of L.A. to every woman.

I was drawn immediately to Malibu because of it's beautiful neutral and basic shades , but I already have so many shades like that in my makeup arsenal I really don't need anymore.

So I went with my second favorite which is Venice Beach!

Isn't the palette gorgeous?  I love every shade in the palette, only downside is no matte shades in Venice Beach and I think all the other palettes have a mixture of both. Not really a downside so much to me because shimmer is my jam.  

Although I know some go you would prefer a matte or two in the palette.

Retail is $24.00 which is really reasonable.

I got mine at Ulta a few weeks ago and used a coupon.  Score!!

Have you seen these yet?? Will you be picking any up? Let me know if you do.