Friday, February 24, 2017

Product Review -- LORAC California Dreaming Eye Shadow Palette


I'm a big fan of LORAC's eye shadows, so I've bought pretty much all of the major palettes that they've put out over the past few years.

Recently, they came out with the I Love Brunch Pro Palette, which is full of all sorts of lovely pastel shades, and I gave serious thought to picking it up.

But while it is certainly gorgeous, I know that pastels aren't really my thing so I wouldn't get too much use out of it.

And then when I saw the LORAC California Dreaming Eye Shadow Palette, which was also released recently and is full of shades that are supposedly inspired by Los Angeles in winter, I knew that it was a much better use of my beauty budget for the month.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Product Review -- Viseart Theory Palette


Like pretty much everyone, I became pretty curious about the Viseart eye shadows a couple of years when the online beauty community was all abuzz about them.

Their normal shadow palettes are $80, and I think it's difficult for many of us to justify spending that much money on a single makeup item. As a result, it took me a while to actually get around to purchasing one -- which I did early last year with Christmas gift cards, and I still haven't gotten around to reviewing yet, if you can believe it.

I keep planning to and then a bunch of new or limited edition products come out, and it keeps getting pushed back.

This Christmas, I received one of the smaller Theory Palettes (from my very generous sister -- thank you!), and I decided to review this one before the large Eyeshadow Palettes because I thought it might be a better starting point for most people.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Product Review -- ColourPop Pressed Shadows


I've been a huge fan of ColourPop since I first tried their Super Shock Shadows and Lippie Stix several years back.

In particular, I love the Super Shock Shadows because they combine all the best things about powder shadows and cream shadows in a single product.

Still, there are some issues that arise with these shadows, such as sometimes having trouble finding brushes that work with them (particularly in the crease), and I'm a certifiable makeup junkie, so I was very excited when I heard that ColourPop was coming out with Pressed Powder Shadows.

The shadows are available as both singles and a couple of pre-made palettes (and currently, as part of the Valentine's Day collection, some duos are available as well). Right now, you can get a free cardboard palette -- with a pretty white and silver star design -- to place the shadows in if you purchase 4 singles.

I purchased one of the pre-made palettes and 5 of the single shadows.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Product Review -- Tarte Maneater Eyeshadow Palette


I love Tarte's eyeshadows (in case you couldn't tell from the three reviews in the past couple of weeks), but I kind of feel like they're putting out too many palettes these days.

I just can't keep up.

Still, despite the fact that I already have a ton, the Maneater Eyeshadow Palette caught my eye.

Well, two colors in particular did, but more on that in a bit.
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