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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coastal Scents Go Palettes

Today I have a review on the Coastal Scents Go Palettes. I picked up the set of 7 awhile back when they were on sale. These palettes are inspired by a certain country and contain 12 eyeshadows. These cost about $9.00 each and are available here. There are pros and cons with these, the packaging is nice it's the typical plastic packaging that most of the Coastal Scents palettes have. I have to say it's pretty durable as I have dropped them several times! These also contain a nice full size mirror. As for the eyeshadows themselves some are great, some are not so great. Some you have to really work at to get out, you may be able to tell from my swatches which are good and which aren't. I never use primer under any of my swatches.



Nuuk- The country is Greenland. This palette has very light shades and some of the shades even look similar. This is a great palette for highlighting but not for getting a variety of looks. All the shades in this palette are frosty/shimmer.

Sydney- The country is Austrailia. This palette definitely stands out from the rest, just look at those colors WOW! I think spring when I look at this palette, the looks seem pretty endless if you are into neons. All the shades in this palette are highly frosty/shimmer.

Moscow- The country is Russia. Another very colorful palette with which you can achieve endless looks. The jewel tones in this palette are beautiful. All the shades in this palette are highly frosty/shimmer with the exception of one glitter shade.

London- The country is England. I feel like this is another palette in which you could create a variety of looks with because unlike the previous three this one contains a variety of finishes. There are matte, shimmer and glitter shades.

Paris- The country is France. This palette seems to be pretty neutral with the exception of that bright blue! I am all for neutral palettes but this one has no matte shades only a few satin but mostly shimmer shades.




Cairo- The country is Egypt. This is my favorite of all of the 7 go palettes because it contains the most neutral shades. It also has a good variety of matte and shimmer but the mattes are a bit on the chalky side as you can tell by the swatches I really had to work at some of them.



Beijing- The country is China. This a berry toned palette, lots of shades of pinks and reds. The shades in this palette are satin and frosty/shimmer.




These palettes are great for travel and in most of them you can create different looks but the eyeshadows are really hit and miss. Will you be trying these?




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

e.l.f Baked Highlighters

Highlighters can be used to achieve a dewy glowing look, the e.l.f baked highlighters are great for just that! Available on eyeslipsface.com, these cost $3.00 each and are available in 3 shades moonlight pearls, pink diamonds, and blush gems. Infused with ingredients that are good for the skin like jojoba, sunflower, grape, apricot, and vitamin e.  The packaging is a plastic dome shaped compact with a flip top lid that is clear, it's not the highest quality but I think it holds up pretty well.

These are highly shimmery and with any face product that is metallic or contains shimmer these can emphasize wrinkles, pores, and other imperfections. These contain a little more shimmer than I like personally but because of this a little goes a long way. These are very sheer when applied dry but can be applied wet to achieve a more intense look.

These highlighters can double as eyeshadows and what I like to do is apply a thin layer over and eyeshadow to give it a shimmery effect, I also like to apply these wet on my lower lash line it looks so awesome! Highlighters can be applied to the cheekbone, browbone, cupids bow, and decollete for a nice glow. Use a fan brush or a large powder brush for larger areas.

Moonlight Pearls- A shimmery beige color
Pink Diamonds- A shimmery light pink color
Blush Gems- A shimmery rose gold/tan color

                                                                  Dry swatches
                                                                 Wet swatches
Have you tried these? What are your thoughts on them?