Stila – Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette

Hi guys! I’m taking a break from K-beauty in this post to review a new eyeshadow palette I got a few days ago. Stila came out the Matte ‘N Metal palette late December 2016. I saw this at Lohbs here in Seoul for the first time and since Stila is one of my favorite brands since highschool I had to get it! Plus, the eye-catching gold checkerboard front was calling my wallet, I mean, my name… Let’s start the review shall we?

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The packaging is a gold square 10cm by 10cm case with a gold foil checkerboard pattern on the front. Inside you get a nice big mirror and 12 x 1g eyeshadows divided oh-so-nicely into three columns of four color coordinated shades. The first column has 4 cool tone shades, the middle column is a mix of neutral shades of mauve and rose gold, and the last column has a selection of warm tone shades. All the colors are very wearable colors for everyday wear.

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The pigmentation isn’t crazy and I’m realizing that necessarily mean it’s a bad palette. I think it can be really intimidating to some people when they come across an eyeshadow or a palette that is mad pigmented so palettes like this one exist! Anyway, the textures of the shadows are nice and smooth, but some felt a little dry. If you have oily lids then these might be quite nice. There isn’t too much kickback on the powder when you grab it with an eyeshadow brush. The metallic shades barely show up if you use a brush so using your finger or a wet synthetic brush is the best way to apply them. I have the best use that way.

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Out of all the matte shades ‘fringe’, ‘suede’, ‘vintage’, and ‘velvet’ show up on my skin the most. In the metals ‘sizzle’, ‘smolder’, and ‘retro’ swatch well and stand out much more than the others. The shade ‘flare’ looks glittery if applied dry, so using a wet brush gives a metallic sheen.

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So should you get this palette? I think that even though the shades are very wearable it will take some work to get a nice matte and metal look. However, if you don’t really care so much about the metallic look then this is a great everyday palette with easy to see color matches for each shade. As for the price, it is on the pricey side. I paid 46,600 for it and it was on a special discount, but it normally retails for about 58,000KRW/49.00USD. If you’re paying full price then I don’t think it’s worth it, so overall I guess it’s a pass in my opinion. I don’t think this would be my go-to palette, but on days I want to have a little fun or want a specific look then I’ll maybe use it…I have too many eyeshadow palettes…but also not enough.

Pony Effect Master Eye Palette – Matte Master

Hey guys! I’m super excited to post today because I’m going to be reviewing about one of the new Pony Effect Palettes that was released this week! There are two Master Eye Palettes, Shimmer Master and Matte Master. I was tempted to get both but I decided to just get one and I picked the Matte Master palette. I was suckered in with the green shadow in this one. Right now on the Memebox Korea website there is a promotion going on where you get a compact mirror with a purchase and 20 percent off the purchase. Shall we get started then?

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I’ll start by comparing the Master Eye Palette with the Conceptual Eyes Quad as a reference to the eye shadow palettes she’s come out with. The case is the same as the Pony Effect Conceptual Eyes Quad except that it’s 3/4 wider and blue enamel face is a much deeper navy. Same magnetic closure and rose gold plating. There are 8 shadows in the palette. The four outer shadows are the same shape and look like the same size as the shadows in the Pony Effect Conceptual Eyes Quad. The thing I don’t get it that the quads are 6 grams (1.5 grams per shadow) and this palette is 12 grams (1.5 grams per shadow). It could be that the pans in the master palettes are shallower. If I did a rough estimate without the packaging cost the cost per shadow in the quad is 8,000 KRW per shadow and the cost per shadow in the Master palette would be 4,750 KRW. That’s a huge difference. So if you want more for your money then picking up a Master Eye Palette might be better.

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Compared with the 2 Conceptual Eye Quads

The Matte Master only has Matte shadows and is mostly warm toned. There are 4 main neutral shades and 4 bolder shades. The pigments are not as pigmented I thought they would be. I did a light swatch and I got a very mediocre swatch. I had to rub my fingers several times to get a more pigmented swatch. All the shadows except for Undisclosed and Hypnotized very smooth and velvety. Undisclosed and Hypnotized felt very chalky and the swatches were patchy, especially Hypnotized. However when I used my brushes it applied more evenly. Use a smooth base with these shadows because it seems to stick on to moist areas and starts to look patchy.Undisclosed also had a staining effect so using a base would be a good idea and later removing it with a oil based cleanser.

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All the shadows applied easily enough, they all blended well with the other shadows. Again with Hypnotized it just wasn’t pigmented enough so I had to go in with my brush over and over again to get my desired look. The lasting power is okay as well, however I lost all pigment on the moist areas on my eyes like the tear duct. It just got washed away. So I would definitely need a primer and set it with fixing spray.

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So overall I would give this palette a ‘C+’ grade. I thought that the four neutral colors were too similar to see a big difference on them eyes. They all became the same-ish color when I applied it and I think it could have done with just two. It’s not pigmented as it said it was. The formulas and application were inconsistent. Barely had no staying power on bare skin and I thought Hypnotized was the worst. I was able to create some nice looks, but it took some effort. If you’re new to makeup this is not a friendly palette, maybe that’s why it’s called the ‘Master’ palette. I wish I bought the Shimmer Master Palette to compare it with the Matte Master, but because this was a disappointment I don’t want to buy the other one.


I’ve liked Pony Effect cosmetics for a while now but if this keeps happening I’m not gonna be suckered in to their attractive ads and promotions again. I’d rather spend my money elsewhere or pay a little bit more for better quality shadows. I hope you guys found this review helpful. Maybe I was a little harsh on this post but for the price that it’s selling for it should have been better. Each Master Eye Palette costs 38,000KRW. Thanks for reading!

 

Heimish Dalisim Palette Review- The Best Eye Shadow Palette From Korea?

Hey Oh My Glossers! I’ve missed you so~ it was a long Chuseok week here in Korea so I took a break from writing and I am super excited to be writing again and bring you a fresh review! I had been eyeing the Heimish Dalisim Eye Shadow Palette for a while and I finally decided to purchase it and I can say right off the bat that it was a very good purchase. I ordered the Heimish Dalisim Eye Shadow Palette in Blissful Plevy, blue/navy colorway. There are 6 different palettes you can choose from. I was super excited when I opened it up and totally satisfied with the results when I went it with my brushes. Now let’s get into the details.

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First I will start with the cons. The packaging is not amazing, its a dark brown matte plastic case with the logo in rose gold foil. I had it for a couple days and the foil is already fading and the matte case looks dirty and scratched up. However, when you open it up you get a full sized mirror and 8 beautifully coordinated shades. The longevity in the shadows are OK, not the best it fades after 5-6 hours. I would recommend using an eye shadow primer. This isn’t necessarily a con, but I could do with it was a tiny bit more pigmentation, the level of pigmentation is fine, but personally I would have liked some of the shadows to be a little more pigmented. These cons aren’t super terrible and the longevity thing can be remedied easily.

dscf0238Here are the pros! The color coordination in the palettes are so pretty and sophisticated. From looking at the other palettes and trying out the one I bought I think its an easy palette to use. All of the palettes have a good mix of textures so you can go basic to glam very easily. The Blissful Plevy has 4 mattes, 2 satins, and 2 glitters. The texture in these are very smooth and creamy, and they apply evenly without bunching up. Also the color is very buildable and true to what’s in the pan. They blend easily too. The glitters especially is AMAZING. They are the super stars in the palette! If you use your fingers it gives you a intense dusting of glitter and if you use a brush you can build it up to an opaque glitter shimmer. I did notice that when I swatched the shadows with a brush it came out better than it did with my fingers.

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The brush that comes with the palette is surprisingly really good!  It picks up a good amount of shadow and blends the shadows easily. The smaller brush is great for picking up the glitters. I liked using it to dab in the inner corners of the eye.

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Swatched with the brush that comes with the palette

Final conclusion is that these are one of the very few best eye shadow palettes I have purchased in Korea. I’d rather pay for quality shadows than cute packaging any day. I’m hoping to purchase a couple more of these Heimish palettes soon I hope that deliver just as well as the one I have.

I hope you guys have a great day/evening and thank you for reading! you can go to www.eheimish.com to see their other palettes.

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I’M MEME – 🌞Day to Night🌝 & 🌝Night to Day🌞 Eye Shadow Palettes Review

Hey guys~ It’s middle of another week and I’m here today with Meme! That is, I’m Meme to be exact. I have an obsession with palettes and I couldn’t walk away without buying both of the I’m Meme – I’m Eye Shadow Palettes. One is the Day to Night Palette and the other is the Night to Day Palette. Both have 10 eye shadows with 3 different finishes and you can create a multitude of looks for both day and night.

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The packaging is simple like all of the other I’m Meme products, plastic matte black exterior with the name of the product printed in glossy print on the front and magnetic closure. Inside there are two rows of 5 eyeshadows, a dual ended brush, and a built in mirror.The brush isn’t that bad, I’d give it a 6.5/10, it’s usable to an certain extent. There are 10g of product, so each shadow is 1g each, and that’s about 3,000KRW per shadow. Now the I’m Meme single shadows are 12,000KRW each for 1.4g, which I think is ridic… I’m sure it’s the same formula as the ones in these palettes, so for the single shadow you’re paying for the unnecessary packaging. Anyway, I’m just going to say, if you want to save money get the palette. However, it’s your monies, do what you wish, but hey I’m always on a budget.

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There are 3 types of eye shadow finishes in the palette so you can create a very multidimensional look. Day to Night has 4 mattes, 4 shimmers, and 2 glitters.  As for the Night to Day there are 3 mattes, 5 shimmers, and 2 glitters. The matte shades in both palettes can be used on other areas of the face for shading, blush, or filling in your eyebrows. The color selection on both are super gorgeous and both of them lean very warm on the color scale. The Day to Night is a mix of neutrals, browns, and a copper and gold shade for accents. While the Night to Day is more colorful with a mix of pinks, plums, and gold, among the light and dark neutral colors. This made it very difficult for me to choose just one, so that’s why I HAD to buy both…

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The formula is buttery smooth, not a lot of kickback and it’s used great either with a brush or fingers. The glitters in my opinion are better used with fingers than a brush. They last on the eyes for +8 hours without using an eye primer and it creased very little at the end of the day. The pigmentation is great except for the palest color in both the palettes. I can say that I am very pleased to have these palettes in my collection and it was so very worth it to buy both, I do use the Day to Night palette more.

Here are the color profiles!

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Every Day- matte cream white with slight yellow undertone

Picnic Day- matte muted peach

Special Day-glitter yellow gold, not much color than just the gold glitter

Moody Day- shimmer deep bronze with pink undertone

Natural Day-matte warm taupe

Mystic Day- glitter peach base with micro pink and white glitter 

Romantic Day- shimmer pink copper with reflects 

Shining Day- shimmer off pearl white

Classic Day-matte tan 

Wonderful Day- shimmer deep Ash brown with slight burgundy undertone

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Night to Day

Every night-matte eggshell white 

Date Night- matte deep pink

One Night- glitter reddish pink with gold glitter 

Glam Night- shimmer warm yellow gold

Woman Night- matte brown taupe

Hug Me Night- shimmer pale peach

Sensual Night- shimmer pink burgundy

Tonight-glitter deep eggplant purple with reflects

Mature Night- shimmer taupe with a slight purple undertone

Dark Night-shimmer deep chocolate brown

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MISSHA Palette PAINT Liner

Hey guys! I’m having a fabulous Wednesday and I’m going to be reviewing a gel eyeliner today. I think everyone is always in search of a good eyeliner. It’s a win some-lose some type of deal, but when you have that eyeliner that works for you, it’s like finding Waldo in the hardest Waldo puzzle…

Anyway I’m going off topic a little bit. Well I found ‘Waldo’, it’s the Missha Palette Paint Liner. I originally went to the store to get the Missha Color Fix Liner, but to me that was a bit of a dud for me after purchasing it. Luckily, I purchased the Palette Paint Liner the same day, and let me tell ya it did not disappoint.


The Palette Paint comes  in three colors, Black, Brown, and Deep Wine. I bought black because my other black gel liner was all dried up, so I wanted to replace it. The packaging looks like a real tube of art class paint, but mini size, and it comes with a gel liner brush. It has a twist open cap and inside is the special part. The tube opening has a small dish around it so you can control the amount you apply on the brush. Now you don’t have to scrape the excess on the sides of the gel pot, on your hand, or lid. All you have to do is squeeze a dot amount and like an artist control how much ‘paint’ you want on your brush. The brush that comes with the gel liner is not bad. I think 90% of all brushes that comes with the product is useless, but this brush is in the 10%. the bristles are soft and flexible and it’s really easy to create the perfect flick at the end.


The pigmentation is very good, a little goes a long way. I really only need a dot amount and it gives me a solid black line. I can also layer it multiple times and it doesn’t crumble or patchy. It adheres well and glides on smoothly. Like all liners, you have to wait for it to dry before you blink, so just be aware of that if you have hooded eyes or monolids. I really like how it doesn’t crust up like some liners, at the end of the day it looked like how it did in the morning. The formula is very rub proof and waterproof. For me it did not budge all day, I even cried at a wedding and it stayed put. Haha now you know another secret,  I cry at weddings!

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Any kind of remover does the job, but i think oil based ones remove it faster. Make sure to wipe the dish after using so the opening doesn’t close up and kept hygienic. For 6g it cost 11,800KRW. I think I will purchased the Deep Wine color sometime because it’s so purty!

What are your fave black gel liners?

NEW Pony Effect Conceptual Eyes Quad Review

Hey guys! I’m here with a new review for you today and it’s the new Pony Effect Conceptual Eyes Quad from Korean makeup artist, Pony! She’s been releasing a lot of new stuff for the Pony Effect makeup line since the end of 2015. I bought one her collab eye shadow palettes with Memebox and the quality was great, so I had high hopes when I bought the two quads that were released this week. The Pony Effect line is distributed under Memebox Inc. so I don’t think the quality will be any less than what they have produced earlier.
There are 6 Conceptual eye quads to choose from #Innocence, #Lively, #Be Romantic, #So Gorgeous, #Eternal Seduction, and #Am Brown. All the color combinations were so pretty I had such a hard time picking out only two. Each quad is 32,000KRW which is a little pricy compared to the Memebox eyeshadow collabs she done. Oh well, there are people like me who are willing to pay hahahaha. If you do the math each 1.5g shadow is worth 8 dollars, but that’s not factoring the cost of the packaging etc. Also, if I compare it to the I’m Meme single eyeshadows that are 1.4g that costs 12,000KRW then buying the quad would be cheaper, so my point is that the quads are not a badly priced. Phew, got that out of the way.

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Let’s talk about packaging! The shadows come in a rose gold palette with a enamel blue top with the logo in the center printed in rose gold as well. I thought it would have some weight but actually when I got them it’s like a rose gold plated plastic. In my opinion it doesn’t have that ‘luxury’ feel to it, but then again it’s lightweight and you won’t feel too bad about deporting them if you’re into doing that. The eye shadows are trapezoid shaped to form the zig zag lightening logo through the center, clever branding I say. Also it has a magnetic closure and a built in mirror.

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All the quads have one or more shimmer shade. All except #Innocence have at least one matte shade. #Am Brown and #Be Romantic quads don’t have a glitter shade. I think there is a good variety among the palettes in color but also texture and finishes. Most all quads lean toward the warmer spectrum, #Eternal Seduction could be a neutral cool palette. The pigments in the two palette are good the glitter is easier to use with your finger, while the shimmer and matte ones you can pick up a lot of color with a brush. All of them blend very easily and there isn’t a lot of powder kickback. The eye shadows are long wearing and doesn’t fade or fallout while wearing it throughout the day. All of the eye shadows in the palettes are super smooth and silky to the touch. I really want to buy all 6! I really think I should have taken advantage of the 1+1 deal they had on Memebox on their launching day, but oh well. Anyway, here are the color profiles for the two palettes I purchased.

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Love Me- warm peach gold shimmer highlight shade, it might seem a little too deep as a highlight, just use very sparingly near the brow bone and intensify as you comedown to the crease.

Roses- matte peach with medium depth, it’s for sure not a light peach it’s quite warm nearing orange. It’s a great transition color with Doom.

Moment- copper bronze shimmer.Transitions well with Love Me

Doom- Deepest shade of the four. Matte dry rose pink mauve.

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#Lively

Jolly-highlight shade,  gold beige shimmer

Passion- tangerine orange with yellow gold reflects, point color can be used as a transition color or all over the lid for a colourful look.

Better-glitter bronze with gold and pink micro flecks. Pretty when applied over the other colors and in the inner corners.

Cheerful- Deepest shade of the four. matte light terracotta brown

I hope that you guys can get a hand on these quads! Thanks for reading my reviews always!

Also I’m doing a 1 year blogaversary giveaway on my Instagram, so don’t miss out! Check out @ohmyglossblog and look for the giveaway picture!

Busy and Budget-Styling Eye Palettes from Aritaum

Hey guys! This is a late  post, I didn’t forget that it was blog day yesterday I just did not have anytime to write, let alone have some time to myself. I just want to apologize for not being so consistent these months. That’s enough chit chat, let’s get to the eye palettes! These eye palettes came out a month or two ago and bought one initially and then I went back and bought two other colors because I love the one that I got and I wanted to see if the other ones were going to give me the same reaction like the first one did.

 

The palette costs 10,000KRW each and in it there are five shades. So not including the price of the packaging and case, you can say that each shadow costs 2,000KRW which is pretty cheap considering road shop eye shadows cost around 3,000KRW and up. The case is small, a little longer than a business card I’d say and all of them have a holographic cut pattern on it which I think is pretty. Inside you have the five shadows, a double ended sponge tip applicator, and a built in mirror.

There are 4 colors available, 1 beige beige, 2 fatal burgundy, 3 coral brown, and 4 grey brown. Each has a color theme and it’s a gradation of the color theme. I would say that all of the palettes are on the warm side, even the grey brown palette is warm neutral and not a completely cool tone palette. The palettes come with a highlight color, base shade, two medium shades, and a definer color. So in one palette you can get a complete eye look or play with a couple shadows. For those who are a no fuss makeup person then this is a simple palette to use.

So which ones did I get? I got the grey brown palette initially and then bought fatal burgundy and beige beige the following day. I wasn’t able to purchase the coral  brown one because the store didn’t have it in stock. I will review each palette on it’s own because I think it would be unfair to lump it all the same because each are quite different from each other. Also I think it would be easier for you guys to follow along.

1 Beige Beige– The color ranges from a golden beige to  bronze shades. There are no matte shades in this palette. The pigmentation is decent not amazing, but still it gives enough color payoff without having to dig into the palette. The shadows are smooth almost creamy and not powdery. I would suggest applying eye primer beforehand because it does fade quite quickly without it.

  • Radiance– highilght soft sheer beige shimmer with gold reflects
  • Morning Beige– base color, light peach beige shimmer with gold reflects
  • By Day– very  similar to the Morning Beige, a little bit more of a shiny finish and gold glitter chunks.
  • Enforce– golden bronze shimmer
  • Mood– deep bronze with gold glitter

2 Fatal Burgundy– The color ranges from light pinks to dark wine and brown colors.Same as the Beige Beige palette there are no matte shades. The texture is the same except the highlight shade is a little bit powdery than the Beige Beige palette. I feel like this palette the shades in general has more fall out than the Beige Beige palette.

  • Peony- light shimmery pink with white sheen
  • Epic- a pinky peach shimmer
  • Mission-burgundy shimmer with micro gold reflects
  • Bonhuer-brownish purple shimmer with gold reflects
  • Cameo-chocolate brown shimmer with a slight pink undertone

3 Grey Brown- the color rages from a light peach beige to deep brown. This is the cool tone, it more of a neutral grey brown than a completely cool grey palette. This is the only palette of the four available that has matte shades. There is only one shimmy shade in this palette. I also think that the matte shades have better staying power than 1 and 2. However the matte shades are very powdery and the pigmentation is a little weak in my opinion.

  • Airlike- matte peach beige
  • Mild Sun- matte light taupe
  • Desert Sun-matte soft brown with grey undertone
  • Rainy-brown shimmer pearl with gold and deep pink glitter
  • The Big Night-matte deep taupe brown

I think the palette are pretty good value considering the case, and the amount of product, and color selection. It’s really easy to pick a palette and not have to think about what colors to use together. It’s small enough to carry around in your bag or purse and if you wanted you could smoke it up for a day to night transition.

Are you in to the pig palettes or these mini ones?

The Balm Cosmetics Nude Dude eyeshadow palette review

Hey guys today I’m going to be reviewing The Balm Cosmetics Nude Dude eye shadow palette. This is the second version of Nude eyeshadow palettes that The Balm Cosmetics has released, the first one is the Nude’tude palette. I want to order it but a girls gotta budget, ya know? Anyway, The Balm Cosmetics is a Paraben and cruelty free cosmetics line that was founded by Marissa Shipmen who started making her own makeup in her kitchen. I think that’s amazing because I would like to create my own makeup one day. That’s the back story, now let’s get on with the review!

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The Nude Dude palette comes in a lightweight but sturdy cardboard case with a magnetic closure. Inside is a large mirror, a mini dual headed eyeshadow brush, and 12 tempting colors. The packaging is very flirty and fun; because it’s the Nude Dude palette, there are 6 handsomely drawn men ready to be tickled with your eyeshadow brushes. These eyeshadows are talc-free and are triple milled so you are going to get blendable and soft shadows. The palette is a mix of matte and shimmer shades. There aren’t any glittery shades so its great for achieving that nude look. The colors range from light beige to deep purples and browns. This palette is a perfect balance of warm and cool tones, so it’s perfect for any skin tone.

 

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The pigmentation on these shadow are very good but it still advise you use it with an eye primer/corrector to get the full effect of each color. Also, these shadows can be applied dry or wet. When applied with a wet brush or fingertip the pigmentation doubles! It’s super amazing. So you could use the darker shades as eyeliners. Even the light colors are very pretty used to line the underline or the inner corners of the eye.

Here are the color profile:

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Fearless– matte silvery beige color that would be good for highlighting

Fabulous– very fine shimmery pale yellow. I think it’s gorgeous colour.

Flawless– matte taupe.

Faithful– light warm shimmery gold.

Firm– shimmery light cocoa brown

Fit– shimmery copper

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Flirty– mauve with gold shimmer

Feisty– dusty rose with very fine silver shimmer

Friendly– very deep brownish purple

Funny– shimmery reddish brown

Fierce– black with gold shimmer, it’s a little greenish in the pan, but when I swatch it looks black.

Fine– shimmery dark brown

I just noticed that all the names start with the letter F. My final thoughts on this eye shadow palette is that it’s great! I love all the colors and I like how it’s a mix of many different shades rather than just browns or just pink and purples, or just  gray and black. The color payoff is great and the texture and application is very smooth and easy. This palette costs $36.00USD, I paid 45,000KRW on Memebox. My next purchase will be the first edition of the Nude eyeshadow palette so look out for that in the future.

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April Showers Bring Stila Convertible Color Palette- Review

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April showers bring Stila convertible color flowers~

Hey y’all! So a few days ago I did a review on Stila’s nouveau natural eye shadow review and in this post I will be reviewing the Stila convertible color palette. The palette came out at the same time as the nouveau natural eye shadow palette as limited edition products for Spring 2015. The 12 floral inspired colors come in a square matte gold case with a nice big mirror inside. I was really excited to see the entire convertible colors in one palette! The convertible colors can be used as a lipstick or a cream blush. The convertible colors have been winners in InStyle magazine for many consecutive years for best cream blush. The texture is creamy and not sticky. It blends ever so nicely and it gives your cheeks and lips a nice pop of color. I’m a sucker for dewy skin and I love the how fresh it makes my cheeks look. Depending on the color and how much product you use you can create a bold colorful look or you can go sheer and subtle. The single colors are great but having 12 colors in one palette is amazing! You can mix and match colors or create an ombre lip with different shades. It’s a really fun palette to use. Also its great to take it when your travelling or on the go. The colors range from berry red to tangerine orange to brownish pink, so you’ll have a color for any occasion. I took two swatch pictures to show the dewy texture of the convertible colors in direct and non-direct lighting.

Top is under direct light and bottom is taken inside a soft box. Left to right: Lillium (nude pink), Magnolia (nude brown), Tulip (soft berry red), Camellia (peachy brown), Peony (brownish rose), Rose (rosy pink), Gladiola (bright orange cream), Peach Blossom (peach pink), Hibiscus (red coral), Gerbera (rosy peachy pink), Petunia (coral peach cream), Fuchsia (bright pink)
The best way to apply the colors from this palette is to use your fingers because the size of the color pans in the palette is too small to dip a cheek brush into. Some of the colors in the palette that are not in the permanent range are magnolia (nude brown), tulip (soft berry red), peach blossom (peach pink), and hibiscus (red coral). Two permanent colors that are not in the palette are poppy (berry red) and sweet pea (bright pink). My favorite colors in the palette are tulip (soft berry red), hibiscus (red coral), and petunia (coral peach cream). The palette is $49.00USD.

Too Faced- Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette Review and Swatches

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Who doesn’t like the smell of chocolate? Now your eyeshadows can smell like a delicious bar of chocolate! Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar eye palette is made with real cocoa powder and these pretty shades are incased in a cute chocolate bar shaped tin. It has a built in mirror which is always a plus for me.

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The palette has 2 base shadows and 14 smaller eye shadows. The colors are a mix of warm toned neutrals, deep browns, a couple of purple shades, and a soft pale pink. The textures range from matte, shimmer, and pearl. I really like it when you have a mix of different textures so that you can take one palette without having to carry different shadows around if you’re travelling or what not.

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Too Faced has also recently come out with a new ‘Semi-Sweet’ Chocolate Bar eye shadow palette. Hopefully I’ll be able to try it out sometime. But for now I’m really loving these sweet shades. You can definitely create lots of day looks and easily smoke it up for an evening look. Here are the swatches and you can click on them to see a larger version.

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Top Row – Left to right: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate (base), Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, Triple Fudge
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Middle row- left right: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto
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Last row- left to right: Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle (base)

The shadows are super silky and easy to apply and blend. The staying power is pretty good too, it lasted pretty well even after the gym without eye shadow primer. I’m not a huge fan of pink hued eye shadows but surprisingly, I kinda like Strawberry Bon Bon (matte). Also, Salted Caramel (matte) and Marzipan (pearl) are two of my favorites in the palette.

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It goes for $49.00 USD which is a pretty good value considering the quality and also quantity of eyeshadows in one palette. It’s definitely a sweet treat every time I open it up because of the chocolate scent from the cocoa powder. I love it! So if you’re craving for something sweet for your next makeup purchase check out this one out.