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Makeup Look ft. Violet Voss Essentials Palette

 

This beautiful palette came in my September Boxycharm box! I like how it can be an everyday neutral palette but there are also rich jewel tones that can give you a variety of looks. All of the shadows are very pigmented. The shimmers are creamy and the mattes are smooth and both apply really nicely.

 

Keep reading to find out how I got this look!

 

I used Dusty Rose in the crease, Cinnamon on the outer corner and smudged on the lower lash line, Gold on the inner part of the lid, Plum Berry on the outer part of the lid, and Cream on the inner corner and for my brow bone highlight. I paired this eye look with a Colourpop lippie stix in the shade “Frida.” I really liked how this whole look turned out. It just screams autumn to me!

If you’re interested in trying Boxycharm out, click here and use code Whitn-QPNTHJXU to sign up!

It’s a great value and a fun treat each month if you’re a makeup lover!

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Colourpop “Sweet Talk” Makeup Look

Recently I made a Colourpop order with some birthday money and was dying to create a springy, peachy look using some of the things I got! For this look I used the “Sweet Talk” Palette and Pressed Glitter in the shade “Hungry Ghost” on my eyes.

I used “Work It” for my crease/transition shade,  “ICYMI” and “West Side” on the outer corner and lower lash line, & “Catch Me” to highlight the brow bone, all from the “Sweet Talk” palette. I applied NYX Glitter Primer and then patted on “Hungry Ghost.”

To keep with my peachy theme I used “Luminoso” baked blush from Milani and Buxom Full on Lip Polish in the shade “Sandy.”

I love how this look came out, and I love the fact almost all of the products I used are affordable. Colourpop makes beautiful products and I just had to get several things from their recent Spring collection.

Have you tried Colourpop? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Lime Crime Venus III Palette

Recently I ordered the Lime Crime Venus III Palette when Ulta had them on sale for half price!

I love purple/berry toned eye looks and this palette is simply stunning in person. The color story is so feminine and romantic but you can also make it more dramatic.

Here are the swatches from top to bottom:

  • Beloved
  • Bliss
  • Paradise
  • Ecstasy
  • Rapture
  • Heavenly (applied damp using setting spray)
  • Beam
  • Dreamy

Now for the look!

I used Dreamy as my transition shade, Bliss in the crease, Ecstasy in the outer corner, & Beloved on the lid with Heavenly patted on top (this shade is a pretty sheer, iridescent rose gold that I found works best as a topper.) I used Rapture in the inner corner and on the lower lash line I mixed Bliss and Ecstasy. There isn’t a good matte brow bone highlight shade in this palette so I used Tempera from the Anastasia Modern Renaissance. To complete the look I used the Wet N Wild Rebel Rose creme blush, Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel highlighter, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipstick in the shade C211 – Rose Wood.

Overall this is a beautiful palette with plenty of variety to create a lot of different looks. The shimmers and metallic shades are vibrant and sparkly, and the mattes blend wonderfully while still maintaining the pigmentation you see in the pan. I only wish it had a matte or satin cream shade for highlighting the brow bone, but being a makeup lover I have plenty of other shades like that to choose from in another palette.

Do you have this palette? What are your thoughts on Lime Crime shadows? I have two other palettes by this brand and think they are quality across the board!

 

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Palette Swatches and Review: Maybelline Lemonade Craze

Now that the temperature is finally warming up and we are having a lot more sunny days, I thought it would be perfect to showcase this affordable little palette! I purchased mine from Amazon for less than $10 but you can also find it at Target, Walmart, and Ulta. It has a citrusy scent,  I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as “lemonade” smelling, but it is a sweet citrus scent that is nice and not overpowering, and a fun addition to an eyeshadow palette!

 

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Natural Light

I like how this palette offers basic neutrals for an easy eye look, but also fun pops of color that are still easy to work with!

Do you have this palette? What are your thoughts on it?

 

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Makeup Look: Featuring New Revlon Putty Powder Eye Beam

Today I’m sharing a look I did using the new Revlon Putty Powder Eye Beam single shadows. These shadows are from the Crystal Aura collection. I have the shade “Mesmerized”, a gorgeous plummy burgundy sparkle! The glitter is intense and I love it!

I paired this single shadow with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, using “Buon Fresco” and “Warm Taupe” in the crease and I mixed “Love Letter” and “Cypress Umber” lightly in the outer corner.

To complete this look I’m wearing NOTE Cosmetics “Desert Rose” blush and Too Faced “Fruit Cake” lip glaze from their Tutti Frutti Christmas Fruit Cake Holiday kit. I thought the L’Oreal burgundy tinted Voluminous mascara would compliment this shadow nicely! It’s subtle but a fun change from the typical black mascara.

Have you seen these new Revlon shadows? Honestly, I hardly ever stop and look at Revlon, but these caught my eye on the Ulta site so I had to purchase one and I’m glad I did!

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Eye Makeup Look: Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette

Today I wanted to share a look I did recently using the ABH Sultry palette!

I love ABH palettes and this one is no exception! I am obsessed with the coral shade “Bloom” and wanted to create my look around that shade.

 

I used “Birch” as my transition and “Bloom” in the crease. Then I used just a little of “Noir” to darken up the outer corner. Next I applied NYX Glitter Primer and patted “Cyborg” on top of that for extra dimension! Using a glitter primer really helps shimmery shades pop. Lastly, I used “Fresh” to highlight my browbone and “Pearl” for a little inner corner highlight.

 

To complete the look I decided to wear Urban Decay “Sesso” gloss. This is a great neutral gloss that pairs with any eye look in my opinion. This was a really easy eye look to do, but I love the bright coral pop with the silver shimmer! It is really giving me spring vibes!

Do you have this palette? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments!

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Makeup Tutorial: Colourpop Element of Surprise

Hey yall! I finally have another makeup tutorial! For this look I used the Colourpop Element of Surprise Palette.

photo from colourpop.com

 

For this look I used Labyrinth (second row, last shade) as my transition color, then I went in with Silk Street (first row, third shade) in the crease. I added Blank Canvas (last row, first shade) to the outer corner to deepen. Then I applied NYX Glitter Eyeshadow Primer and patted on Rayon (first row, last shade) on the outer portion of my lid, Subdue (second row, second shade) in the center, and Feels (first row, first shade) on the inner portion of my lid. I also applied Feels to my inner corner for highlight. The lower lashline is a combination of Labyrinth and Silk Street. I absolutely love how this look came out. The duochrome shimmers are gorgeous! Also, this is such an affordable palette at only $16!

 

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Full makeup details: 

Primer– Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer all over with Strivectin LINEblurFector Instant Wrinkle Blurring Primer only in my t-zone.

Foundation– Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation in the shade Mont Blanc

Undereye Concealer- Tarte Shape Tape in shade Fair Neutral

Bronzer/Contour- Pur Cosmetics Sculptor Palette in the shade Inventor

Highlighter– Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Blush– Too Faced Luminous Peach from the La Belle Carousel holiday collection

Mascara– Stila Huge

Brows– The Brow Gal Instatint Eyebrow Gel in shade Brown Hair 02

Setting Powder– Pretty Vulgar The Powder Room

Lips– Bodyography Lip Liner in the shade Timber topped with Tarte Glitter Lip Paint in the shade Insta-Famous

Lastly, I set all my makeup with the Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray.

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Berry eye looks are some of my favorites to do!

 

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Makeup Look and Palette Review-Pur Cosmetics Midnight Masquerade

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite fall themed makeup looks I’ve done so far this season using the Pur Cosmetics Midnight Masquerade Palette I received in my October Boxycharm Box!

 

Here are the swatches. You get six eyeshadows and four face products that can also double as eyeshadows! All in a small, travel friendly palette with a little mirror. Every shade is smooth and pigmented except for the matte brown eyeshadow; you can see in the swatch I had to work with it a little.

Pur Cosmetics is cruelty free and free of gross things like petroleum and parabens!

Now for the look!

Makeup details:

On the eyes:

Sneak Peek (matte brown) in the crease, Showtime (shimmery dark blue) on the outer portion of the lid, Mask Off (shimmery golden green) on the inner portion of the lid, Exposed (silver) on the inner corner and on the brow bone to highlight.

On the cheeks:

I mixed the two blush shades Hidden Secret and Reveal for my blush and used Twilight to highlight!

On the lips:

Becca Cosmetics and Chrissy Teigen Glow Lip Gloss in Malibu Soleil.

 

If you’re interested in trying Boxycharm, it’s $21 a month, and if you sign up before the end of October using my link and code- Whitn-QPNTHJXU  we’ll both get a Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion exfoliator!

Every month you receive 5-6 full sized products and it’s always an amazing value packed with awesome makeup and skin care products!

This palette is also for sale on the Pur Cosmetics website for $38.