Urban Decay NAKED Heat Palette

Hello beauties, 

Today is the day, Urban Decay NAKED Heat Palette is now on sale at Ulta. I was able to pick mine up a little early during and Ulta Platinum sale. I'm a fan of warm eyeshadow shade so when I first saw this palette I knew I had to have it. Check out my video review below for more info. 

e.l.f. Product Review

Hello beauties, 

Let's go ahead and review some of my newest e.l.f. purchases today. 

e.l.f. Mad About Matte Palette

Overall, I really like this palette. This palette retails for $10 and I picked mine up at Target, it can also be found on eyeslipsface.com. While the quality is of course not Urban Decay, Inglot, or Anastasia the quality is good. These shadows are pigmented and do each have their own distinct color. This palette reminds me of the Urban Decay NAKED Basics and the Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette. All ten of the shadows are matte and offer a great set of basic shades. The packaging is nothing special but it is secure, had a mirror, is light-weight, and extremely simple. 

e.l.f. Contour Palette

At the low low price of $6 this is a great palette. There are four shades that can be removed from the palette and traded out with other palette shades. Each shade is pigmented, blendable, and works well for fair to medium skin. There is only one shade palette available and this one is pretty light and may not work for darker skin tones. Top right of palette is a whitish satin slit shimmer highlight shade and top left is a slit banana shade that can be used to setting the skin. The two contour shades are wonderful because one is warm and one is cool. I love to contour with the warm shade and the use the cool shade to give my skin an all over glow. One thing that would make this palette better would be if you could purchase individual shades in case you really love a particular shade and run out. Second suggestion would be to create a palette that would allow for these pans to be put into a z-palette for ease of use, customization, and for travel. 

e.l.f Contouring Brush 84035 Brush

This individual brush costs $6 and is totally worth that price. It’s soft, washes well, blends product well, and is a great size. One note is it’s not going to be high-end quality, there are some bristles that are a little longer than others. Even with this issue this brush is still worth a try and will preform beautifully.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you have a beautiful day! 

Xo, 

Brittany 

Makeup Forever Aqua XL Charli xcx Eye Liner Collection

Hello beauties, 

Makeup Forever products are no joke. On occasion I have the pleasure of doing wedding, prom, special event makeup and I’m not kidding when I say 60% of the makeup I pull out to use is Makeup Forever. There products LAST and look great in photos. Knowing this made me even more excited for these liners. Who doesn’t want their liner to last all day, be easy to apply, and come in all the colors of the rainbow? I know that’s what I’m looking for in a liner. 

There are 20 shades available in this collaboration, ranging from black, to blue, to yellow, and everything in between. While I’m not sure when I will ever wear a yellow eyeliner it’s nice to know there is an option out there. There is a color for everyone in this line: black, shimmery black, white, all shades of blue, greens, gold, browns, and purples. The one shade I feel is missing is a champaign shade. I love to brighten up my inner corner or to awaken the water line with a little champaign shade and I’m missing that in this collection. 

These are pencil form which means they will need to be sharpened. These Aqua XL eyeliner pencils will retail for $21 a piece and can be found at Sephora and sephora.com. The formula is creamy and easy to apply but sets in place quickly so if you’re looking to smudge things out you’ll have to work fast. I’ve used these as a base and they work really well. As I said they set quickly, so I work one eye at a time and blend things out before it sets in place. There is no creasing or smudging once they set and powder eyeshadows layer on top really well. 

I highly recommend these liners, I think this is a fun collaboration and I’m excited to see a new release with so many fun interesting shades. Let me know in the comments below what shade you are most excited for, is it the mint, yellow, or maybe just a classic gold, let me know? 

xo, Brittany 

BH Cosmetics Shaaanxo Palette Review

Hello beauties, 

I would like to start this post by saying I’m so happy for Shaaanxo. As a fellow beauty blogger I can only image the joy she feels having created this palette and seeing it come through to the gorgeous product it is today. I hope one day to be half as lucky to collaborate with a popular brand to create a product of my own. I hope any lover of the beauty commute has love for the incredible things so many beauty bloggers have been able to create. That’s enough of mt mushy sappy sentiment onto my review. 

This palette is only sold on the BH Cosmetics website, it retails for $14.50, you receive 18 colors in total, 9 eyeshadows, and 9 lip colors. The packaging is gorgeous and the double sided design is incredibly innovative. The shade range in both the lip side and eyeshadow side is awesome. The eyeshadows are pigmented, apply well wet or dry, and last on the lid when used with an eyeshadow primer or base. I love the shade range as well. I think there is a good mix of light and dark and matte and shimmer. 

The lip colors are pigmented, mix well together, and apply well to the lips. However, they are a bit drying, don’t last long, and as you can expect because they are in a palette, not easy for everyday portability. 

One thing I would like to note about this palette that is a BIG turn off for me is the smell. I’m not sure if it’s the packaging, the formula of the products, or what but this palette has a very chemically smell. I’m pretty sensitive to scents so some of you might not notice it but this palette has honestly been difficult to reach for for that reason. I’ve had mine for about 3+ weeks now and I thought over time the smell would fade but it still stinks. I don’t know how else to describe the scent other than to say it smells like a factory. 

If it weren’t for the smell of the packaging I would say this palette is a home run. The quality of the products and innovative packaging really make this palette outstanding and for $14.50 you get one amazing palette. 

Have you guys tried this palette? If so let me know in the comments below. Haven’t tried it? Let me know why not. 

xo, Brittany

Makeup Revolution Hot or Not | Full Review

Hello beauties, 

Over the past few months I've picked up a few things from the brand Makeup Revolution. I'm super impressed with this brand overall, the quality of the products are great, and the price is amazing. I have a range of eyes, lips, and face products. There is much more from the line I'd like to try but I think this range of products has given me a pretty good idea of the quality of the brand as a whole. 

First up the blush palette in Hot Spice, this palette is $10. It has 8 blushes, six matte shades and two highlighting shades. They are all in the pinky peach range and can be used in their own or layered to create your perfect shade. Each of them are super pigmented and last really well throughout the day. The two shimmery shades in this palette work beautifully layered on top of the matte blushes to create a gorgeous shine on the checks.  

 

Next I have the Run Boy Run Salvation Eye Shadow Palette. This palette is a great price, for $10 you get 18 eyeshadow shades, 12 shimmer and 6 matte shades. Sadly, many of the matte shades end up looking the same on the lid. The formula is wonderful I just wish there was more variety. The shimmery shades are gorgeous! With a little MAC Fix + they are even more pigmented and look amazing on the lid!  

 

 

This next palette was actually sent to me by a subscriber before this brand was available in the US, it's the Iconic 1 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette. The quality of this palette is really great. Pigmentation is there and it's for sure a dupe for the Urban Decay NAKED Palette. At $7 for this palette you really can't go wrong! They shades are spot on and the Urban Decay NAKED original. These shades preform well on their own but even better with MAC Fix +.   

 

 

The second face product I tried from the brand is this Vivid Baked Highlighters Peach Lights. I'm a big fan, it's $6, pigmented, gives your skin a gorgeous pearly peach highlight, and looks holographic which is pretty cool! 

 

 

 

On to one of my most favorite products, the Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant. This highlight is $7 and really can't be beat for the price.  This highlighter is wonderful because it's like four shades in one. You can mix them all together for a warmer hight or use the lightest shades for a soft golden look. It gives the skin a radiant and is simple to use. 

 

 

Let me know your favorite products in the comments below. 

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Hello beauties, 

Thank you for stopping by today. I'm so happy to let you know that I love this palette!! These shadows are pigmented, versatile, easy to use, and create gorgeous looks. There are there are 12 shadows total, three larger pans and nine smaller pans. This palette is styled to have three quads a warm, cool, and neutral. I don't like to be put in a box so I generally just mix and match the shades how I like :) You can pick this palette up at Sephora for $46. 

The shadows are wonderful and the packaging is great too. Sleek black packaging with a great sized mirror. This palette looks just like the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, this one just holds eyeshadows. 

While I love this palette as a whole not every shade is created equal. There are some that are a lot more pigmented or a little easier to work with but all and all I do recommend this palette if you're looking for a great all matte palette. Even if you generally love shimmer, great matte shades are must and this palette offers a great range at a good price. 

Video review of this palette at the left and a tutorial using this palette at the right. Simply click to watch! 

I highly recommend this palette. Even if you're like me and you love your shimmer and glam these matte shades are a great addition to any collection. The formula is great not equal throughout but these can all be built up to create gorgeous looks! 

Thank you for reading!

xo

Brittany