Bad Habit Aura Palette

January 29, 2018 | Bad Habit, Beauty | 14 Comments »


Bad Habit Aura Palette

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Swatches: Phenomenon, Awakening, Ethereal, Soul

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Swatches: Manifest, Energy, Haze, Dreamstate, Vibe

Bad Habit Aura Palette

Swatches: Ecstasy, Mystique, Destiny, Radiate, Immortal

I know things have slowed down a bit around here lately. I assure you that I have not lost interest. I have been working behind the scenes a bit, but I admit that my blog just hasn’t had my full attention. First, one of my oldest (childhood) friends got me hooked on a new game. Then my sister-in-law had her baby. He’s the cutest little guy and I just can’t get enough of him! He arrived at the perfect time and was just what I needed to drag me out of the good old Winter Blues. Seriously, I hate Winter! Mostly, I’ve been trying to get back into shape. I’ve been doing more exercises that my body is no longer used to so I end up getting hurt. I know they say the best thing to do is push through it so I kind of go back and forth. One day I’ll push through it and the other day I’m laying on the couch unable to move. Good times.

To sum it up, I’ve been juggling a lot and I need to manage my time better. The problem is that there’s just so much that I want to do and so little time. I’ll try harder though.

Today I’m going to be talking about one of my Hush App purchases that I mentioned in my Holiday Haul post. It’s the Bad Habit Aura Palette. It’s said to be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette. It’s not an exact dupe, but most of the shades are very similar. I was even able to recreate a look someone made using the Prism Palette.

Bad Habit claims it features unique textures ranging from intensely pigmented mattes to ultra pearled metallics to shade shifting duo-chromes. I’m really digging the different textures as well as the shade selection. When I first opened this palette the first looks to come to mind were bold. However, you could just as easily tone it down and create a few neutral looks as well. Now onto my thoughts!

The Aura Palette is beautiful! I was very impressed with it. Not only did it swatch nicely, but the shadows applied and blended beautifully. Even some of the darker matte shades! Some of the mattes were a little on the powdery side, but I didn’t experience any issues. My only real complaint would be the shade Energy. It wasn’t anywhere near as vibrant as the yellow shade in the Prism Palette. I used this shade on the inner corner of my eye and had to build it up quite a bit to even get that kind of intensity. Which still isn’t much. Also, the shimmery shades apply much better with a dampened brush. I applied Ecstasy on my lid and when I applied it with a dampened brush that shade just popped! It makes a huge difference! You can see a look I created with Bad Habit Aura Palette below. I used Awakening in my crease, Vibe in my outer crease, Ecstasy on my lid, Energy on the inner corner of my eye, and Dreamstate on my brown bone.

Bad Habit Aura Palette

I really want to collect all of their palettes. Even the dupe for the Modern Renaissance Palette (which I already own and love). I just think that they’re surprisingly great quality for the price. I wasn’t expecting to love these palettes as much as I do. So be on the look out for more Bad Habit reviews.

Info

Product: Bad Habit Aura Palette
Price: $12.00
Purchase: badhabitbeauty.com

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Bad Habit Retro Love Palette

November 30, 2017 | Bad Habit, Beauty | 8 Comments »


Bad Habit Retro Love Palette

Bad Habit Retro Love Palette

Bad Habit Retro Love Palette

Bad Habit Retro Love Palette

Bad Habit Retro Love Palette

Swatches: Psychedelic, Icon, Hippie, Pop, Rebel, Mod, Rock N Roll

Bad Habit Retro Love Palette

Swatches: Peace, Flower Power, Youth, Revolution, Nostalgia, Fab, Free Love

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that way back when I purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette and quickly sent it back. Thankfully the company refunded me with no issues. I’m sure by now you all know the story. Lots of people received beautiful palettes. Some of us didn’t. My brush lightly (and I do mean lightly, I didn’t dig my brush into the pan like many have implied) touched a few shadows and they quickly turned to dust. Obviously none of it stuck to my lids. It was a nightmare. I had this beautiful palette sitting in front of me and I couldn’t even use it. After I had returned it I was tempted to try and track down a better version. But after reading more reviews about the ‘better’ palettes still having some issues, I decided to just let it go.

Then last week I stumbled upon this palette on Instagram. Could a $10.00 ‘dupe’ really compare to the infamous Subculture palette? It surprises me to say that it does! The Subculture Palette swatched so much nicer than the Retro Love Palette. Subculture was also much more pigmented. But you know what? Retro Love actually performed better. Well, for me anyway. I did have to build up a lot of the shadows to achieve the intensity that I wanted. However, they applied and blended nicely. I was able to create a look that I was extremely happy with. With minimal effort.

So while the real thing didn’t work out for me, I’m happy to have found an alternative. You can see a look I created with the Retro Love Palette below. For this look I used Icon on my lid, Flower Power in my crease, Rock N Roll on my outer lid and outer crease, Free Love on my lower lash line, and Psychedelic on my brow bone. I also threw a little Rebel in there somewhere.

Bad Habit Retro Love Palette

Overall, I’m really happy with my purchase. This was a really nice find. And for just $10.00!

Info

Product: Bad Habit Retro Love Palette
Price: $10.00
Purchase: shophush.com

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