Top 5 Palettes!

Hello beauties, 

Who doesn't love a great makeup palette? I'm a palette collector myself and I just can't seem to pass up a good looking palette. While my palette drawer is overflowing, I of course have some palettes that I reach for more than others! Here are my top five palettes of the moment!  

The Revealed 2 Palette has been the best surprise palette for me! I received the Revealed 2 in a BoxyCharm box. It has quickly become one of my all time favorite palettes. The shade range is magnificent. The shadows are a little bit powdery, but honestly they are so pigmented and blend out so beautifully, I cannot believe this palette is only $20-30! I have a complete video review on the Revealed and Revealed Two palette. 

Thank you GetGlamGrace for gifting this palette to me last year! This is another surprise love. When this palette first released I was on the fence about picking it up. Luckily my friend Grace knew better for me! I'm constantly reaching for this palette not only for myself, but for my clients as well. The top row is matte and these shades are creamy, pigmented, extremely matte, and blend out beautifully. The bottom row is shimmer/satin shades and these are breathtaking! They are smooth, pigmented, and perform both wet and dry!    

Oh my beloved NAKED 3 palette! As a makeup enthusiast I own all three of the NAKED palettes by Urban Decay, and as a natural red head with fair skin the NAKED 3 is my favorite. The rose tones just work so incredibly well for fair skin. Urban Decay knows how to formulate eyeshadows. Every shade in this palette is pigmented, blendable, and best of all it's just overall a fun palette! I love to use the shimmer shades with a little bit of MAC Fix+ to really make them stand out!

This is a palette I don't hear being talked about a lot and I don't know why! It is amazing! These matte shades have a little bit of a satin look to them but NO shimmer or glitter at all. Each shade looks matte on the lid and blend out like a dream. The largest shade in the palette, Transforming Pearl, can be used as a base shade to turn any of these matte shadows into a pearlized eyeshadow. 

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 1 Palette - http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/1077/

I have two words to say about this palette... Coco powder! YES this palette smells like chocolate! Too Faced uses actually coco powder in the formula of many of their products and that is what gives this palette is amazing smell. BUT it is an eyeshadow palette, not a chocolate bar so I do have a few other things to say about it.  The formula of these shadows is smooth and pigmented. The matte shades are some of my favorites in this palette. You can easily take a look from day to night or colorful to neutral with just a couple steps!  

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette -http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/6465/

 

From rose tones to chocolate scented eyeshadows, all five of these palettes have my heart! Which palette has yours?  

xo

Brittany 

Top 5 Makeup Products of The Moment!

Hello beauties, 

So many times I'm asked what my holy grail products are and to be honest that is a difficult question to answer. As someone who is constantly adding new items to my collection it's hard to keep one product in my routine for long without going to another product to try out for review. However, the other day I realized these 5 products, and they have been apart of my makeup routine pretty much everyday!

First off the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl (http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/79ee/) has been a long time favorite of mine. I love the look this product gives to the skin. I add this on the high points of my face before I apply foundation. This gives the skin a gorgeous healthy glow without being too overpowering. This is one of my favorite tricks to do on my clients. Everyone wants their skin to look healthy and hydrated and adding this product before foundation will give you that look! The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors have such an amazing formula; it can be added over top foundation as well. I have found it looks incredibly well over and under any foundation and concealer! 

Second is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (http://bit.ly/1DLDhOA). If you have been watching me for any length of time you know that this is my favorite concealer of all time. Collection is not sold in the USA but my amazing friend Aimee who lives in the UK has gifted the ones I have to me. This concealer feels light weight on the skin, has buildable coverage, works well on dry skin, and lasts all day! 

Third is my beloved IT COSMETICS Your Brows But Better Brow Power Skinny Pencil (http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/6b92/). This is a universal brow product that is seriously universal! As a redhead it can be difficult to find a brow product that really works for my shade of red. Even harder as a makeup artist it's difficult to find a brow product I can use on all of my clients! This brow pencil is a life saver! It works for my red hair as well as on a number of other brow shades. It's buildable, it's the perfect shade, and it lasts in the brows all day. I also love that it has a spoolie on one end; it is seriously an all-in-one brow product! 

Fourth: Tarte Blushes Exposed (http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/800a/) I have been a big fan of Tarte blushes for years now. Their formula is amazing! Blendable, buildable, smooth, and lasts all day! Their color range is amazing, I own a ton! Personally Exposed is one of my go to colors. It's a gorgeous shade that looks incredible on those days when you want a natural look but can be built up and used for days when you really want to rock your blush! 

Five and final is the new NYX COSMETICS Intense Butter Glosses (http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/5ae7/). I have the shades  Napoleon, Toasted Marshmallow, & Funnel Delight. I mentioned Napoleon in my recent blog post and video talking all about my favorite bright lip colors! I am such a fan of this formula! It's creamy, pigmented, hydrating, and I LOVE the smell of the lip butters! I can't wait to build my collection up further! 

Ask me in a week, a month, or a year and I know these products will probably change but right now these are a few products I cannot live without! 

xo

Brittany