Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Becca Apres Ski Glow Face Palette Review and Swatches

Apres Ski Glow palette is Becca's newest palette for holiday 2017 and has just landed in stores.

If you are ready for a glow up this holiday season, this might be the palette for you.

The packaging is cute, silver w blue icicle designs on the outside and has a big mirror inside.

You get six shades in total which includes two new shades in this palette; Icicle highlighter which is described as cool , icy prismatic frost with a blue tint and Winter Berry blush which is described as a natural rosy pink.

Rose Quartz, Icicle, Winter Berry Blush

Blush Copper Blush, Opal highlighter, Bronzed Bondi Bronzer

The formulation is on par with all Becca's full sized highlighter, blush and bronzers.

While I was shopping I also checked out Cover Fx new highlighter palette which is an Ulta exclusive I believe and Pur Minerals has a new one as well.

The Cover FX texture is not nearly as smooth and the Pur Cosmetics palette was a little better than the Cover FX one but by far Becca was the best.

Retail is $54.00

I do wish Becca would start making new shades or at least start changing up colors in palettes. 

I mean Im sure we all own opal already and this kind of reminds me of the Chrissy Teigen palette.

What are your thoughts? Is this on you list?



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.