Friday, June 22, 2018

Jeffree Star Thirsty Palette

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Jeffree Star's summer palette is called Thirsty, and it is certainly a colorful one! It has a really cool raindrop effect on the front and back of the palette.
It features 10 matte shadows and 5 pressed pigments, which I thought were going to be chunky and cause fallout, but they are SO smooth!
Jeffree said in the video he made about this palette that they used a new shadow formula for this palette, and you can definitely tell. The mattes are really smooth and creamy in this one, where I found them to be pretty inconsistent in the Blood Sugar palette. In that one they were all quite pigmented and performed well, but a lot of them were very dry. 
Parched - matte cream
Taste Buds - matte hot peach
Biiiitch! - matte hot coral
Kumquat - matte pumpkin
Stroke - matte burnt orange
These all perform really well, but Taste Buds takes some building up to make it stick and show up.

Divine - metallic silver 
Filthy Rich - metallic yellow gold with silver sparkles
Lick - metallic true gold
Snatched - metallic cool brown with silver sparkles
Plunge - metallic warm brown with silver sparkles
The five of these apply best with your finger, as they have a very creamy texture. They are extremely smooth, pigmented, and despite the fact that they have a lot of glitter in them (except for Like, that is just a straight up gold foil) they don't have a ton of fallout or chunkiness to them.

Subtle - matte tan
Quench - matte bright yellow
Submerge - matte bright blue
Splash - matte bright seafoam
Drizzle - matte chocolate
Quench, Submerge and Splash all need a white base to show their true potential, but they blend really well and are quite pretty!

All in all, I am quite happy with this palette. Blood Sugar is still my favorite as I like the color selection more, but this one is really nice, especially for the summer months!



ColourPop Fortune Palette

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A few days ago I reviewed the Fame palette from ColourPop, and today I have the Fortune one for you! The front cover makes a picture of a Big Top tent if you put it together with the Fame palette!
Like the Fame palette, this is pretty neutral. However, where the Fame palette was cool toned, this one is a lot warmer.
C.R.E.A.M. - pale satin cream
Ben - pale matte peach
Mo Problems - matte light brown
Oracle - shimmery sheer peachy champagne

Stacks - metallic bronze
Racks - metallic copper
Wiser - matte peach
Miser - shimmery burnt orange with a teal shift

Nouveau - metallic deep gold
Riche - matte burnt orange
500 - matte cranberry
Trove - matte wine

Money Trees - metallic brown with copper sparkles
Fortunate - matte reddish brown
Jackpot - metallic berry
Strike It - matte blackberry

I don't know if it's just me, but the mattes in this palette seem pretty dry. I've noticed that Trove and Strike It take a LOT of work to get them to not be patchy, and that's not usually something I say about ColourPop shadows. I normally really love their palettes, but to me this one is just "okay." Pretty colors, but I feel like we've seen every one of these in previous ColourPop palettes. I've been toying with the idea of doing comparisons but just haven't had the time! 







Saturday, June 16, 2018

ColourPop Fame Palette

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The ColourPop Fame palette is one of their latest, and it's a beautiful little collection of cool toned neutrals! I have been bored of neutral palettes lately, but for some reason this one screamed out to me. It's a great blend of metallic and mattes, and all the colors are so gorgeous!
This is another $22 palette, with 16 shades. 
Just look at those shades - this is a cool toned shadow lover's dream!

Center Stage - matte cream
Extravaganza - metallic champagne
Show Boat - pale pink satin
Delirium - matte pale peach

The Most - metallic pale rose
Razzle - matte light brown
Dazzle - metallic light brown
Stardom - matte mauvey brown

Celeb - matte pale pink
Debutante - metallic pale lavender
Clubhouse - matte brown with a slight purply tone
Privy - metallic taupe

Posh - metallic berry purple
Blase' - matte charcoal gray
Piece of Me - shimmery purple
Lifestyle - matte blackened brown

Extravaganza is my absolute favorite color in this palette - it's a great champagne, all-over lid color! I like how the entire palette is set up - the first row is very light, then it gets a little darker, in the second and third rows, and the last row is full of dark shades. That Blase' shade is perfect for a smokey eye if you're not comfortable using straight up black shadow. Piece of Me is the only shade in the palette that needs a little building up to make it perfect, but everything else in here performs as amazingly as ColourPop's shadows always do!



Monday, June 4, 2018

Storybook Cosmetics Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Palette

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The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Palette from Storybook Cosmetics is the first I've ever tried from the brand, but as the book and movie were a huge part of my childhood, I could not resist it! I saw that they were being sold on Ulta now, and had a bunch of points to cash in so I had to snag it while it's still available.
The packaging is adorable - the palette itself looks like a book and has a laminated Golden Ticket inside. There are 12 eyeshadow shades that vary in texture/finish.

Charlie Bucket - shimmery white gold
Snozzberries - matte orange
Augustus Gloop - matte tan
Mike Teavee - matte seafoam green
Willy Wonka - metallic berry
Oompa-Loompa - matte yellowy orange
All of the shades here are pretty decent, except Mike Teavee needs some extra work to get good pigmentation out of it. Works best over a sticky white base.

Fizzy Lifting Drink - pale metallic yellow gold with silver sparkle
Veruca Salt - matte white
Everlasting Gobstopper - matte hot pink
Violet Beauregarde - matte purple with silver sparkle
Wonka Bar - matte chocolate
Golden Ticket - metallic true gold
Veruca Salt could be a little less chalky and more pigmented, but the rest of these shades are nice. I think Violet Beauregarde is my favorite out of the whole palette - and Golden Ticket! That one is an awesomely opaque true gold.

The quality of the shadows in this palette is pretty nice. My biggest issue that I have with it is that a lot of the colors don't seem to go with the names that they chose for them. Why seafoam for Mike? Or white for Veruca Salt? I know they were going by the original book, but whenever I think of her, I think of the red dress from the movie lol. I also question the gold for Fizzy Lifting Drink, as there didn't need to be that gold PLUS the metallic gold in my opinion. But these are just nit-picky things. I quite enjoy the palette and I love the packaging. It looks great on my vanity!


Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette

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If you're all about greens, this Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette will be right up your alley.
The palette contains 10 shades, which are a mix of matte and metallic finishes. The left side is more neutral and the right is more dramatic (and mostly olive tones).
Luna - matte khaki
Gemini - chunky metallic gold. This one has a decent amount of fallout but it very pretty!
Lorelei - matte deep mustard

Polkadot - matte light brown
Cupcake - matte chocolate
Bonnie - matte black. EXTREMELY pigmented!

Leo - matte army green
Goalz - metallic olive. This is my favorite out of the whole palette!
Fire OG - matte olive green. This is very dry to the touch, but still performs great.
Mochi - matte mustard

A lot of the matte shades in here are pretty dry, which I didn't really expect. The Melt single shadows are always buttery smooth, even the matte shades. That kind of threw me off when I first started swatching it, but the colors blend and perform great, so you can't really go by swatches alone with this one. That Goalz color is such a beautiful, sparkly olive green - I absolutely love it! Mochi is a really unique mustard shade, and I really enjoy Gemini as well. I find with that one it's best to tap it on with your finger because it's filled with chunky glitter that tends to cause fallout if you're trying to apply with a brush. However, a wet brush works well with it also.






Thursday, May 24, 2018

Shayla X ColourPop Perception Palette

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The Shayla X ColourPop Perception Palette is the newest in ColourPop's slew of eyeshadow palettes, and it is a beauty.
At $22, you get 16 shades, varying from neutrals to pops of color. 

Unbothered - metallic white gold with a pinkish shift
TF - metallic warm gold
Titus - metallic dark brown
Stallion - black with blue and purple sparkle
Titus takes a little bit of building, but performs well with a good primer. The other 3 shades in this row are great!

Spill the Tea - metallic light brown
Diva - metallic golden brown
I.E. - metallic olive
14 - metallic blue
Again, all super pigmented shades. I love how smooth and buttery their metallic shadows are.

Strut n' Slay - metallic copper
Culture - matte camel
Sassy - metallic brown with teal duochrome
September - purply pink with a satin finish
Strut n' Slay is INSANELY pigmented, and Sassy is such a gorgeous duochrome shade. All the shades in this row perform great.

Revenge - matte burnt orange
Thic - matte bright orange
Played Out - matte deep plummy brown
Shade - matte berry with pink and copper sparkle
I can't get over how well ColourPop's matte shadows perform compared to more expensive ones that I've tried. They are always pigmented, soft, and blend like a dream!

Overall, the colors are all rich and super pigmented. ColourPop's palettes have been pretty consistent quality-wise as of late, and I really enjoy them! I have quite the collection now, and find myself using them pretty much every time I do my makeup. Out of all the ones I have, I only really found a few issues with the My Little Pony one - some of the mattes were really dry and the shimmery ones tended to be a little chunky. Other than that, I am a huge fan of how they perform!