Showing posts with label Palettes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Palettes. Show all posts

October 12, 2016

Beauty | Top High End Palettes for Fall/Winter 2016 | Video

High End Palettes for Fall/Winter 2016

I asked my followers on Instagram if they wanted to see a video of "high-end palettes" or "high-end highlighters" for Fall they overwhelmingly choose "high-end palettes". So I gave them 6 of my favorite palettes for fall along with swatches.  I also compared them to another palette from the same brand.  The video is a little over 8mins long and is full of fun palettes and swatches. I hope that you take a moment and watch it and also follow me on YT for more video swatches and comparisons.

April 18, 2016

Swatches | Juvia's Place The Nubian Palette & The Nubian 2 Palette + Video

Juvia's Place The Nubian Palette
These two palettes have been circulating throughout the Instaphere on all the popular hashtags that women of color usually go to to look up swatches... some of them are #mmwoc, #brownskinswatches #brownskinbeauty, #melanin, #forwomenofcolor, #browngirlbloggers... and a whole lot more.  Well, the swatches are very questionable depending on who swatches them and how many strokes you're willing to use to get the pigment to pop.  I swatched them live on the video then took photos afterwards, so you'll see the pigmentation and how many strokes it takes for some of the shadows to show up on my skin.  For reference i'm NW43 in Mac foundations.

March 30, 2016

Beauty ~ Tom Ford Honeymoon Palette | Chanel L'Intemporel De Chanel Palette | Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush


These are a few items that I've been looking forward to wearing and creating some fun looks for Spring/Summer and beyond. The Tom Ford Honeymoon Palette was just released in the Tom Ford Spring 2016 collection. The Chanel L'Intemporel De Chanel Palette was from the Chanel Fall 2015 collection and the Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush is part of the new Chanel Spring 2016 collection

July 9, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring The Italia Deluxe Matte Palette + Video

Italia Deluxe The Matte Palette
I used to think that the only inexpensive eyeshadow palettes around were those from bhCosmetics which I own at least 4 of them.  But the problem that I have with those palettes is that all the mattes and shimmers are mixed together.  Well to solve my problem, I went searching for an all matte palette on eBay and to surprise I found one!

March 19, 2015

Swatches ~ Clarins Garden Escape 6 Colour Eye Palette


The Clarins Garden Escape 6 Colour Eye Palette is one of those palettes that looks good on other people but keeps you wondering how the colors would look on you once you've swatched it.  Truly it is a beautiful palette with lightly pale colors that just doesn't do my brown skin any justice.  Four of the colors looks absolutely the same on me and two of them show color.  It's very likely to say this palette will end up on my next blog sale.

February 28, 2015

Swatches ~ Tarte Tartelette Palette

Tarte Tartelette Palette

My photos doesn't do justice to the Tarte Tartelette palette! I've seen photos over the net of swatches but I couldn't find any on #woc.  So, on my next trip to Sephora, this palette was definitely on my radar.  I took some time swatching it and what I loved about this palette is that it's an all matte palette, not one shimmer in tow.

February 18, 2015

Swatches ~ Burberry Plum Pink Palette

 Burberry Plum Pink Palette

Here in Los Angeles it already feels like summer.  I'm in the mist of having hardwood flooring done in my den.  If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen photos of the hardwood flooring in my living and dining room, I had those rooms done before the holidays.

February 11, 2015

Swatches ~ Mark Jacobs The Siren Palette & Fame Lip Gloss

Mark Jacobs The Siren Palette

This is my very first Marc Jacobs palette. I loved the look of this Mark Jacobs The Siren Palette and I just had to have it.  I looked at his entire collection while browsing Sephora and swatched quite a few colors.  Overall, bright colors look best on my brown skin and most of the other palettes in the collection contained quite a few nudes, browns and taupe's which just doesn't do anything to brighten my complexion.

February 3, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette

Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette




Lips:  YSL Volupte Lip Shine #33

Extras:  it Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer
Nars Stick Concealer in Toffee, Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer

February 2, 2015

Swatches ~ Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette + Video


Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette has exceeded my expectations on all levels.  It has a variety of colors in mattes, shimmers, velours and satin that compliment each other in a variety of combinations.  I knew I wanted this palette before I've ever seen any swatches, as a matter of fact, I still haven't seen any swatches on WOC (women of color) so I thought I'd get my swatches out before this palette sells out. It is definitely a must to have this palette in your collection because, in my opinion, it's one of those palettes that has something for everyone.

January 30, 2015

Swatches ~ Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette + Video

Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette


Out of the two palettes I recently purchased, this  Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette is my favorite.  I'm so into quad now because I can create several looks and travel with these smaller palettes making it very convenient for me.  I love the two darker colors, the only thing that's missing is a lighter brown transition color.

January 26, 2015

Swatches ~ Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Palette + Video

 Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Palette

This Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Palette is a very beautiful palette full of neutrals that are very wearable throughout the year.  I was specifically searching for some smaller neutral palettes that were easy to carry for travel or in my purse for touch-ups.  I created a look using this palette here if you want to take a look.

January 6, 2015

Swatches ~ Urban Decay Electric Palette

Urban Decay Electric Palette

I purchased the Urban Decay Electric Palette finally during the Sephora VIB sale which I got 15% off my total purchase.  I had seen swatches when the palette first arrived but I didn't purchase it.  Depending on your level of pigmentation, these are quite the charmers.  There's not too much that I can say about this palette except that I absolutely love it.

November 18, 2014

Swatches ~ Gucci Pink Flamingo Eye Shadow Palette

 Gucci Pink Flamingo Eye Shadow Palette

 The Gucci Pink Flamingo Eye Shadow Palette is a gorgeous blend of pinks, which includes two shimmers and two mattes.  This palette is also very similar to the Guerlain Les Roses palette that I have in my collection,  The colors are a very smooth velour but not that pigmented.

November 17, 2014

Beauty ~ Favorite Palettes for the Holidays ~ Beauty Blogger Collaboration


As the end of the year nears, a few of us have gotten together to choose some of our favorite palettes for the holiday season.  For me, I've chosen a several palettes that I have grabbed over and over again throughout the year to create various looks.  While I have a lot of palettes, the ones listed below I have used the most because I'm addicted to bright colors.

September 24, 2014

Swatches ~ Mac The Simpson Collection Photos & Swatches

Mac The Simpson Collection Photos & Swatches

I thought this packaging was absolutely adorable!  I picked up almost all the items from this collection except for the one of the blushes, I don't remember if there were any lipsticks released in this or not, nevertheless I don't really wear lipsticks any longer.

September 19, 2014

Beauty ~ Lorac Pro Mega Palette for Xmas 2014 Yea or Nay?


This will be the first Mega palette from the Lorac brand.  It seems that ever since Inglot & MUFE released their mega palettes, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.  I'm a real big fan of the Lorac Pro line, I'm actually in love with my Pro 1 and Pro 2 palettes, but I'm on the fence about this one.  

August 20, 2014

Swatches ~ Guerlain Kiss Kiss Fall 2014 Ecrin 4 Couleurs + Video


I was so excited to receive these Guerlain Kiss Kiss Fall 2014 Ecrin 4 Couleurs in Les Violines and Les Sables. When they finally arrived I was so disappointed that the colors weren't as vibrant as they appeared on the website.  These two palettes are no longer available, probably because they received so many returns, I eventually sold mine in a Blog Sale. You can find more color shadow quads by Guerlain here.  

December 27, 2013

Swatches ~ Urban Decay Vice 2 Eye Shadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eye Shadow PaletteThis Urban Decay Vice 2 Eye Shadow Palette  came out a few months ago and once again i'm playing catch up!  This palette has something for everyone and It's jam packed with beautiful colors that can be worn year round.  Not a lot of jewel tones but definitely a lot of bright colors to mix and match with other UD palettes.

I particularly like the very last row.  I wear quite a bit of neutrals for my everyday look and these neutrals are so pretty and really compliment each other.  I actually have swatches of Urban Decay Vice 1 palette if you want to take a look at my swatches.  I think both palettes are worth having in your stash if you're a color junkie like I am.

December 25, 2013

Swatches ~ Urban Decay Naked 3 Eye Shadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eye Shadow Palette
Today I took the time and finally photographed my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.  I was so excited to get my hands on this palette because of the pinks. I absolutely love the different shades of pinks and I have quite a bit in my stash.


I have to admit that all these colors are absolutely gorgeous! I just can't pick a favorite because I like them all.  They are very pigmented which Urban Decay is known for. It's no wonder that a lot of makeup artist use Urban Decay over Mac when it comes to shadow pigmentation.