Tag Archives: Eyeshadow Palette

MAC IS BACK VOL II

OMG I know it’s been some time since I’ve posted, but it’s all good because I am making my comeback with a hot new fave.

Mac is back! I know I have definitely said that on my blog in the past but I just can’t help it. Maybe this could be a new Mac Cosmetics series? As you may have heard or seen all over Instagram, Mac Cosmetics has launched another collection and this time is a perfect blow up of summer. Seriously, when you look at this collection, the packaging and the products, you just imagine summer time. The “Fruit Juicy” collection includes a bunch of fun lipsticks, lipglasses, eyeshadow palettes, powders, bronzers, lustre drops, a scented mac fix plus, makeup brushes and a makeup bag. I absolutely love the packaging of this collection, its super flowery and just screams warmer weather and fun in the sun. I was most excited for one palette, “Fruit A La La”, and I set my alarm early for the day of the launch and bought it immediately.

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From the three palettes in this collection, this one is my fave. The colours are so pretty and vibrant. This palette comes with six shades, a deep brown, hot pink, fiery orange, a glittery copper, light grey, and satin beige. Looking at this palette at first the colours may seem a tad intimidating but they are so much fun to play with. The best thing about this palette is how well the shadows blend and how effortlessly you can create a colourful look. These shadows are long wear and smooth. When applying the glittery copper shade just be careful of a bit of fallout, it’s nothing crazy whatsoever but with glittery shadow you should always be cautious.

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You will be able to see the great pigment in the picture where I swatched the shades. I did not find these shadows to be patchy or lacking pigment which was great because the colours are so beautiful.

I can definitely promise that this will be my go-to summer palette because I am so obsessed with pinks and oranges lately, whether is be this palette or a fiery orange lip, I am all for it! Let me know what you guys think of palette and the rest of the collection 🙂

 

 

 

Prices, without tax or shipping, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • “Fruit A La La” palette: $42

Until Next Time!


-Suman

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The Master Palette

Mario Dedivanovic is an amazing makeup artist, teacher, and influencer. You may know him from being Kim Kardashian’s go to makeup artist, but he has worked with numerous celebrities for all sorts of different projects. There’s something very unique about Dedivanovic’s artistry, his work is just impeccable. When Mario Dedivanovic announced he would be collaborating with Anastasia Beverly Hills and coming out with a limited edition eyeshadow palette, I was freaking out. This palette went on sale in October and I placed an order as fast as I could and waited ever so patiently. Thankfully, Sephora does not take long to deliver.

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The “Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Master Palette by Mario” comes with 12 beautiful shades and a dual ended eyeshadow brush.  I’ve had this palette for about 3-4 months and it is my holy grail, my favourite eyeshadow palette, and the palette I reach most for when doing my makeup. I wanted to test this palette out properly and use it as much as I could to write an honest review. These shadows are top quality, the texture is very velvety. Blendability of these shadows is top notch and there is a great selection of colours, a mixture of matte and shimmer shades. These shadows probably are one of the best blending in my collection and you can create numerous different looks, such a dramatic smokey eye to a neutral day look. Pigmentation, as you’ll see in the swatches, is amazing. The shades included will look good with any eye colour and skin tone; it is definitely a versatile palette.

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swatches
(Top to Bottom: ‘5th Ave’, ‘Bronx’, ‘Claudia, ‘Violeta’, ‘Isabel’ & ‘Muse’)

 

I truly love this palette, and have not had a single problem with it. I did not expect any less from Mario Dedivanovic, his passion for makeup and his artistry speaks for itself. Although, I do wish this palette wasn’t limited edition because I know I will be hitting pan soon and will probably have to look for dupes. I personally have only used the brush once or twice; I tend not to use the applicators the product comes with. I found that there was nothing special with the dual ended brush and stuck with my trusted blending brushes. Also, this is a cruelty free product.

 

 

My favourite shades in this palette include, ‘Lula’, ‘Isabel’, ‘Bronx’, ‘Muse’, and ‘5th Ave’. Check out Mario Dedivanovic’s work on Instagram @makeupbymario.

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Prices, without tax or shipping, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Master Palette by Mario: $55

Until next time!


-Suman

A Revolution in Makeup?

Makeup Revolution has gradually become well known in the makeup world and I got my hands on the “Mermaids Forever” palette by this brand. Since I live in Canada and Makeup Revolution is not available in any store here, my boyfriend just happened to be going to Detroit and was kind enough to go to Ulta for me. For those who don’t know, Ulta is probably the equivalent of a Shoppers Drug Mart for us Canadians. Although my boyfriend managed to get this palette for me, he did get the wrong one. I’m assuming he just saw the Makeup Revolution label and grabbed the first eye shadow palette he saw 😛

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Immediately when you look at the packaging of this particular palette it is very sleek, all black with rose gold lettering. There are 32 colours in this palette and for only $15 (US) you can’t go wrong. The shades are not named, which isn’t too big of a deal. Opening up the palette, you see the massive mirror which is always a good thing. There is a great variety with the colours, you get neutrals, rose, copper and smokey shades. You can create a lot of different looks with this palette! There are a lot of shimmery shades, which can be good or bad depending on your personal preference. It is a very colourful palette. The eyeshadows apply smoothly and the texture is more on the silky side which makes blending much easier.

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Of course this palette isn’t perfect. I found the shadows to have a good amount of fall out, especially the shimmery brown shade. I did not find all of the shadows to be as pigmented as some were which was definitely a bummer. I don’t dislike shimmery shades, but I would personally prefer the ratio to be more matte over shimmer. I didn’t find this palette to have a too many transition shades, which again is a personal preference. I tend to rely on my warm tones for a good transition, especially matte browns. The colour pay off for some eye shadows is amazing, but I would highly recommend using an eye primer or some sort of base because I did not find that these eye shadows are super long lasting.

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Every makeup product has its pros and cons, such as this palette. All in all, I would definitely explore the brand more and see what the other palettes and products offer. I don’t regret buying this palette because some of shades are great and if you love shimmery eyeshadow you will love this palette. There are so many fun looks to be created and this palette would definitely be a good choice if you’re going out. A few of my favourite shades would be the browns, greys, rose, and coppers.

I chose a few colours to swatch here, of course not all 32. The third colour from the right was giving me trouble when swtaching, but the rest I chose were fine! The second and third from the left would be a few of my favourites.

Prices, without tax, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • Mermaids Forever Palette by Makeup Revolution: $19

Until Next Time!


-Suman