Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow

January 21, 2019 | Beauty, Natasha Denona | 14 Comments »


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Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow

Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow

Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow

Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow

Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow

Swatches: Diamond Powder, Duo Glow

Believe it or not this is my first Natasha Denona piece! I’ve been eying the palettes for so long, but they’re so pricey and I already own so many similar shades. So I end up doing the thing where I add it to my cart, ask if I REALLY need this palette, and then empty my cart and call it a day. The Gold Palette almost had me during the holiday season. But I believe it was sold out when I went to place my order. I took it as a sign and never looked back.

When I saw the mini blush duos I figured it was the perfect time to finally try something from the brand. The Mini Diamond & Glow contains the Nude Pressed Diamond Powder and the Duo Glow which is the perfect pink with champagne highlight that shifts to green.

They both swatched nicely. The Diamond Powder is very shimmery and needs to be layered a bit to really show up in a swatch. However, it applied beautifully on my cheeks. I’ve heard a lot of people complaining that it’s a glitter bomb, but it’s called Diamond Powder. I feel like a lot of shimmer is to be expected. But I think it was nicely done. There was a bit of fallout, but it wasn’t that bad. I was worried the Duo Glow was going to be too shimmery to work as a blush. While it is quite shimmery it surprisingly worked out very well. At first I went in with a light hand to get an idea of what I was working with. Once I saw how beautifully it applied I went in with a slightly heavier hand. In the end I was very pleased with my look. You can see the Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow in action below.

Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow

Overall, I think this mini duo is super cute! The packaging is gorgeous. The pans are on the smaller side so you might have difficulties getting your brush in there. I didn’t experience any issues, but I guess it would depend on your brush. If you’re not a fan of shimmer you might not like this mini duo. I don’t really care for shimmer, but I ended up loving it anyway. It’s cute and I can see it pairing well with Valentine’s Day looks.

Info

Product: Natasha Denona Mini Diamond & Glow
Price: $19.00
Purchase: beautylish.com

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please!

January 17, 2019 | Beauty, ColourPop | 7 Comments »


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ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please!

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please!

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please!

Swatches: Full-Zip, Big Cocktails, Champs, Bling

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please!

Swatches: Louie, Butter Cake, Spoiled, Gno

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please!

Swatches: Mischief, Note to Self, Chauffeur, French Kiss

I purchased this palette shortly after it was first released. Back then it would sell out rather quickly. So I was excited when I finally got my hands on it. But that changed once I finally received my palette and saw how messy it was. A few of the shadows were broken and dinged pretty badly. It just didn’t photograph well. ColourPop was nice enough to replace it, but even the replacement arrived messy. This was right around the time they had launched their empty palettes. So I ordered a few of them and transferred the shadows into one of their empty palettes. Which is why my Yes, Please! Palette looks like this. I’m very big on presentation. I’ll do what I can to clean things up, but it doesn’t always work out.

The Yes, Please! Palette contains 12 eyeshadows. It’s full of the most beautiful shades of orange, red, and gold. It even contains a really nice base and brow bone shade! I feel like you can easily create a fairly neutral look with this palette, but when I look at it all I can think is bold! However, even the bolder looks I’ve created with this palette are still very wearable. Despite my palette’s condition, I feel like it was really beautifully put together. The shadows compliment each other beautifully! They are nicely pigmented. And they blend like a dream! I absolutely love the looks I’ve created with this palette. And they can easily be worn year round!

You can see one of my go-to looks using the Yes, Please! Palette below.

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please!

Overall, I’d have to say it’s a beautiful palette! I know these types of shades are pretty popular right now so it’s definitely dupable. However, you really can’t beat the price. If you’re able to scoop it up I don’t think you’d be disappointed. Unless of course yours arrives messy too.

Info

Product: ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please!
Price: $16.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight

January 14, 2019 | Beauty, Sugarpill | 6 Comments »


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Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight

Swatch

Sugarpill’s Liquid Lip Colors are some of my favorite liquid lipsticks. In fact Trinket is easily one of my top 5 favorite lipsticks! So when I saw Pillow Fight I just had to make it mine. I really love their sparkly mattes. They’re so unique! And fun! This coming from someone who hates too much shimmer.

Pillow Fight is described as a dusty mauve with purple, silver, and gold sparkles. When I swatched it I didn’t see a whole lot of sparkles. You can probably see a bit if you look really closely. Like my other Sugarpill lipsticks Pillow Fight smells like a creamsicle. I personally love the scent! It applied nicely. I did find that this shade needed to be layered a bit. But even after the layering I still didn’t see any of those sparkles coming through. The shade is absolutely gorgeous, but unfortunately for me it doesn’t look a whole lot like the swatches that sold me on the lipstick. I’m not sure if I got a bad batch or what.

You can see Pillow Fight in action below.

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight
Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight

Overall, I have to say that Pillow Fight is just ok. It’s beautiful, but it looks nothing like the swatches that sold me on it. I needed to apply a few layers for the lipstick to even show up. And where are those purple, silver, and gold sparkles? Because I’m not seeing them!

Info

Product: Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Pillow Fight
Price: $18.00
Purchase: beautylish.com

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