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Beauty Stash: Eyes – Single Eyeshadows + Pigments

11 Sep

Hello everyone! A large post for today and this is everything in my collection I will be doing an overall post once all the items are put away/stored in a convenient setup.

Pigments:
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Sugarpill Pigments in Decora, Tiara, Goldilux, Birthday Girl, Stella, Magentric, Starling, Darling, Lumi, Junebug, Asylum, Absinthe, Magpie, Royal Sugar, Hysteric, Paper Doll (not shown)

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A LARGE stash of loose eyeshadows from indie brands Geek Chic Cosmetics and Shiro Cosmetics. I plan on reviewing these by collection later on so I’ll just include the amount of numbers this post.

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– MAC Holiday Collection 2012 Brilliantly Cool Crushed Metallic Pigments, MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment in Aloha

– Kat von D Pigments in Starcrossed and Meditation

– The Balm loose pigment in Unknown Shade

– L’Oreal Infallible (in no particular order): Sassy Marshmellow, Goldmine, Endless Chocolate, Bronze Divine, Magnetic Coral, Pepsy Coral, Tender Caramel, Amber Lights, Permanent Khaki, Sahara Treasure, Time Resist White, Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession, All Night Blue, Unlimited Sky

Single Eyeshadows:

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– MAC Mineralized Eyeshadows in In the Sun, Daylight Sweet&Sour duo, Love Connection duo, Summer Haze, Snow Season, Fresh Ice; Extra Dimension Eyeshadows in Zestful, Large Pan Eyeshadows in Carbon, Once upon a Time, Aztec Brick, Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Pure Flash!, Regular eyeshadows in Parrot, Era

– ELF Singles in Wild Wheat, Saddle, Coffee Bean, Oatmeal

– Makeup Forever Singles in 83 Turquoise, 171 Iridescent Acid Green

– Maybelline Singles in Tastefully Taupe, Linen

– Essence Singles in Mystic Purple, Cappucchino Please!, Party All Night , 3D Duos in Irresistible Mermaid Kiss, Irresistible Caramel Cream

– Tokidoki Singles in Choco, Carnivora

– Bare Minerals Duo in The Top Shelf

– L’Oreal Duo in Adventurous

And a random addition because I don’t know which section to put it in the NYX Glitterati Palette.

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Total – 119 products

… I knew the little pigments added up so I guess that means no more single eyeshadows for me I guess…

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Beauty Stash: Eyes – Eye Palettes

5 Sep

Hello everyone! Onto everyday palettes that I have that make it easier to use and not as huge as the other palettes that I have.

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Drugstore Eyeshadow Palettes – Wet ‘n Wild Blue Had me At Hello, Comfort Zone, NYX 10 Color Palettes in Strike a Pose, Versus, Secret World, Catwalk, Romance, Maybelline Color Explosion in Caffeine Rush, Revlon Photoready Palette in Bohemian and Metropolitan

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– Sugarpill Palettes in Sweetheart, Heartbreaker, Burning Heart, Bare Minerals 8.0 Palette, Bare Minerals 4.0 The Truth, MAC All Women Quad

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– Wet ‘n Wild Trios in I got Good Jeans, Don’t Steal my Thunder, Walking on Eggshells, I dream of Greenie, Silent Treatment, I’m Feeling Retro, Fasio Eyeshadow Quad in PK228, Majolica Majorca Eyeshadow Quad in RD384, Essence Sun Club in Long Beach and South Beach, Nars Duo in Alhambra and Isolde

Total = 28 products

Not too bad but there are a lot of eyeshadows that don’t get used because these eyeshadows are usually tucked away in my drawer.

Review: Essence 3D Eyeshadow Duos

23 Apr

Hello everyone! I cam across these eyeshadow duos and thought the design were really interesting and of course, I had to pick up a few.

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Description: 04 Irresistable Caramel Cream – Light champagne frost and light tan brown with shimmer, 06 Irresistable Mermaid Kiss – baby blue frost and light-midtone blue with shimmer

Review: I love duo eyeshadows as they are easy to use on a daily basis and you don’t have to worry about eyeshadows working together or in the same color family. This reason was one of many why I decided to pick these up and I also love blue and neutral eyeshadows. Plus isn’t the design on these really cute? I really like that these shades are shimmery as they add a brighter effect to the eyes perhaps lending to the 3D effect they speak of to the eyes. Both of the eyeshadows in each duo are pretty pigmented and blend well on the eyes but if you blend too much you can blend them off your eye (that was interesting when it happened). They were very smooth and was great to work with. Lasting power though not too long without eye primer they lasted 2 hours before attempting to make an escape off my eyes but even with eye primer they lasted 5 hours. Overall, a great start for those beginning to dabble in makeup but not for veterans used to long-wearing extremely pigmented eyeshadows.

Cost: $3.49CDN @ Shopper’s Drug Mart

Would I recommend this product? These are awesome starter eyeshadows with a fun design but for those who have similar shades there is no need to purchase these eyeshadows.

Review: Essence Mono Eyeshadow in Party All Night

23 Mar

Hello everyone! An affordable beauty item today hopefully you’ll be able to find it near you.

Description: An intense shimmer bronze for those great nights out. Swatch was done with one swipe.

Review: I have to start off to say that I’ve only seen this brand at Shoppers Drug Mart so you can only find these items there. Best part it’s a really good price for those who shop at Shoppers since the only cheap brand they carry is Bonnebell. I have to say that I really like the clear plastic see-through packaging it doesn’t feel cheap and there is quite a bit of weight to it. It’s easy to hold while applying the eyeshadow so great size for sure. The shadow itself is nicely pigmented with a very smooth feel across the eyelid. Despite how shimmer packed it looks it goes on with high pigmentation and is a breeze to blend as well. It’s a great formula to work with and I feel is almost on par with MAC eyeshadows (veluxe finish buttery-ness). Overall, I think that this is a great everyday shadow and will definately repurchase once I run out (if I run out).

Cost: $2.49CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart

Would I recommend this product? Yes! It is a great eyeshadow for such a great price.