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I’m so excited to share with you the Emily Edit Palettes, a collaboration between Makeup Revolution and EmilyNoel83, one of my favorite Beauty YouTubers.  

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Who is EmilyNoel83?

When I started doing YouTube videos 10+ years ago, I remember being one of the first 200 subscribers to EmilyNoel83.  She was a news reporter named Emily Noel who had a bubbly personality.  Emily filmed her videos in a small apartment with that “newscaster” flair and “girl next door” attitude, which I love.  She offers honest and truthful reviews that are not sponsored.  Her easy to follow makeup tutorials are for all levels of skill.  Cupcake (that’s her cat) would steal the show and make appearances.  Now, several years later, I’ve watched Emily have two beautiful little girls and build a channel that I value and respect.

Emily’s love for life, positivity and informative style is endearing and keeps her audience coming back for more. 

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Now, 10 years later, she’s collaborating with Makeup Revolution.  I’m so excited to share this collab with all of you.

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The Emily Edit – The Needs Palette

The Needs Emily Edit was designed to be a “greatest hits” of the brand. A full-face style palette that really offers a “multi-tasking” use for each shade.   This beautiful palette is full of positivity, featuring Emily’s personal shade names that have a special color identity.  Gorgeously cased in pale pink packaging with Emily’s signature in rose gold.

Shades included in The Needs:

  • Courage – a medium brown, bronzer and contour shade with a matte finish
  • Joy – peachy pink blush with a matte finish
  • Gratitude – a creamy highlight with a satin finish
  • Kindness – cream translucent powder with a matte finish (Emily likes to use it as an under-eye powder)
  • Honesty – blush peach, satin finish
  • Passion – dark brown, with a red shimmer
  • Peace – peachy nude, matte finish
  • Faith – warm brown, matte finish
  • Hope – fudge brown, matte finish
  • Love – cream shade with a matte finish
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I’m over the moon in love with these shades and the palette in a whole.  The Needs offers you the perfect travel palette because it has everything you need to create a look.  Every powder in this palette is silky and creamy.  Whether creating a smokey or neutral eye look, this palette has you covered.  The perfect “everyday” palette.

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Left to Right Swatches:  Courage, Joy, Gratitude, Kindness, Honesty, Passion, Peace, Faith, Hope and Love.

Did I mention how large the mirror is?  A large mirror (the size of the palette) makes this ideal for any makeup lover.  The palette casing is sturdy and beautiful, offering it a lux look with great names.  Also, I love opening this palette and looking at the shade names, it’s so inspiring.

The Emily Edit – The Wants Palette

Emily Edit The Wants palette has easily become one of my favorites in my eyeshadow collection.  This gorgeous piece features 24 colors in a combination of matte, satin and shimmer shades.  What I love the most about this palette is the universal color range and how it works well with all skin tones.  But, I am absolutely crushing on the color selection as well.

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The Wants palette is encased in a pale peach packaging with Emily’s signature in rose gold.  

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When you buy this palette, you may notice that each color is laid out in little quads that you can use together to create a cohesive look.  However, the colors all work well together so there are a plethora of combinations you can use to create a gorgeous look.

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My Favorites?

While I’ve been enjoying all of the shades, (I’m trying not to discriminate) some of my favorites include:  Oh Heavens!, Love Tons, Side Hustle, Grateful, Dues Paid, Family, Corduroy, Heartbeat, Top Story and Capricorn.  Let’s be honest here, I should have just listed all the shades… haha, I struggled to choose.

Shades included in The Wants:

  • The Cream – white cream, matte finish
  • Midwest – light tan, matte finish
  • Oh Heavens! – beige cream, satin finish
  • Cupcake – peach, satin finish
  • Hobby – light brown, matte finish
  • Dues Paid – red brick, matte finish
  • LoveTons – plum, matte finish
  • Laughcry – blood orange, matte finish
  • Prayer – sepia brown, matte finish
  • Eve Rose – light lilac with a gold shift, satin finish
  • Pizzazz – maroon, matte finish
  • Grateful – lime green, shimmer finish
  • Belle Violet – lavender, shimmer finish
  • Family – deep purple, matte finish
  • Heartbeat – chestnut, shimmer finish
  • Good Vibes – Rich copper, shimmer finish
  • Capricorn – mocha brown, satin finish
  • Top Story – gold, shimmer finish
  • Corduroy – emerald green, matte finish
  • Side Hustle – khaki green with a gold shift, shimmer finish
  • Pi Phi – plum purple, matte finish
  • Apartment – wood brown, matte finish
  • Dark & Early – black, matte finish
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Swatches Left to Right – The Cream, Hobby, Prayer, Grateful, Good Vibes, Side Hustle
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Swatches Left to Right – Midwest, Dues Paid, Eve Rose, Belle Violet, Capricorn, Pi Phi
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Swatches Left to Right – Oh Heavens!, Love Tons, Pizzazz, Family, Top Story, Apartment
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Swatches Left to Right – Cupcake, Laughcry, Cheer, Heartbeat, Corduroy, Dark & Early 

** Note that these swatches are done directly on my hand without any primer or base.  Many of these colors are applied to my skin in one swipe, so bare in mind that they can be built up to obtain a darker and richer shade.  I am a medium skin tone.

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To create this look, I followed Emily’s Tutorial here, Rich Fall Glam.  I’m using all the shades she mentioned in this look.  Shades used:  Heartbeat, Oh Heavens!, Top Story, Dark & Early, Cheer, Corduroy, Side Hustle and Grateful.
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To create this look, I followed Emily’s Tutorial here, Rich Fall Glam.  I’m using all the shades she mentioned in this look.  Shades used:  Heartbeat, Oh Heavens!, Top Story, Dark & Early, Cheer, Corduroy, Side Hustle and Grateful.

“I wanted this palette to inspire but could also allow you to stay in your comfort zone. I wanted the perfect balance of light, medium and really rich dark shades. I want the colors to be buildable, so you can reach that level of intensity that you want. You can create countless looks and endless creativity.”

-Emily Noel
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For this look I’m using a combination of The Needs Palette and The Wants Palette.  Shades used include:  Honesty, Passion, Gratitude & Peace (The Needs) and Good Vibes and Dark & Early (The Wants)

My Final Thoughts

It is not often that I run out and buy a makeup palette that is a collaboration with any particular YouTuber.  But, as soon as I found out about this one, I knew I had to have it.  RevolutionxEmily The Needs and The Wants Palettes are beautiful and created so well.  I’ve mentioned the packaging previously, but I must reiterate that I really love how sturdy these palettes are.  Let’s talk about the price point too.  The Needs palette is just $15 and The Wants Palette is $20.  It’s not only affordable for anyone to purchase, but it is also great quality for the price point.  

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For this look I’m using a combination of The Needs Palette and The Wants Palette. Shades used include: Honesty, Passion, Gratitude & Peace (The Needs) and Good Vibes and Dark & Early (The Wants)

Way to Go Emily!

Though haven’t been wearing much makeup lately, the moment that I picked these up, I’ve been using them daily.  Both palettes have become favorites and I know I’ll be getting a ton of use out of them.  Mirrored hardshell case and beautiful shades in creamy shadows, yes… this is a must-have for anyone of any age.

EmilyNoel83 is one of my favorite YouTubers (she’s even listed on my YouTube Favorites List), so I am so excited and proud of her and her accomplishments.  These palettes are definitely Homeruns in my book and I’m loving them!

You can purchase these palettes where available at:  https://www.revolutionbeautyusa.com/, http://ultabeauty.com or in person at your local Ulta Store.


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I’ve been sitting on these products for a while now, testing and trying out all the shades and I finally feel like it’s time for me to share.  Beauty Junkees is quite possibly one of my favorite makeup brush brands and now I can call them one of my favorite “makeup / cosmetic” brands too.  Their beauty brushes and sponges are by far some of my favorites and are practically dead on dupes for my higher end ones.  So, when they started releasing eye shadows and other makeup products (which you can read about here), I was over the moon.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks because I’ve been sitting on their blushes too and a few other products that I simply can’t wait to share.  Today I’m going to chit chat with you about the Beauty Junkees Eye Shadow Singles, so hang tight and let’s have a some colorful fun, shall we?

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Let’s talk about affordability without sacrificing quality.  For $119.00 you can get 28 single eye shadow pans and a really good magnetic makeup palette.  The shadows come in individual pans that can be organized in the included empty magnetic palette to help keep them organized and portable.  I’ve talked about this palette before in another post, and it’s really one of my favorites.  The palette includes a duo ended eye brush and not just any brush, but a really good “Beauty Junkees quality” brush.  The pans are 26mm and fit into the palette without any issue.  No need to pick up additional magnets or do any funky depotting (which I hate to do).

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Now, let’s talk about the eye shadows themselves.  There are a total of 34 gorgeous shades in a range of cool and warm tones (which we all know I love). They are buttery soft and definitely something worth looking into.  Buildable and blendable color and I love that they shadows are quite easy to work with.  Each eye shadow is triple milled and pressed, allowing you to use them wet or dry.  Each shadow individually retails for between $6.00 and you can select between matte, satin and shimmer shades.  I find that these shadows apply nicely and I was beyond impressed with how buttery the matte shadows feel.  I didn’t really notice much fall out when applying and used over primer gave these shadows great longevity.

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I have swatches I want to share with you on the shades available.  I am very impressed with the matte shades and I love the color range that is available.

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Left to Right (top row in my custom palette):  Victorian Gold, Vanilla Freeze, Peachsicle, Cosmetic Peach, Peach Vanilla, Stay Golden, Winter Wheat

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Left to Right (second row in my custom palette):  Iced Lace, Tiki Shed, Sugared Shortbread, First Snow, Beams of Light, Tiger, Gold Flicker

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Left to Right (third row in my custom palette):  Dash of Curry, Tuscan Rose, Raspberry Glaze, Crushed Velvet, Love Affair, Rose Beige, Penny Lover

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Left to Right (last row in my custom palette):  Sonic, Ripe Olive, Brew, Stingray Gray, Brown Canyon, Blue Slate, Black Leather

Beauty Junkees also offers their Eye Shadow Quad Kits that include four shadow magnetic refill pans.  This is the perfect way to grab a few shades that you know you’ll use.  I am a fan of individual shadows because I love to customize my own palettes so that I’m sure I’ll use them instead of having some shadows untouched.  I also absolutely love the quality of these as well as the price point.  Overall – the pigmentation and quality are really nice.

I am so excited to share this with all of you. Where are all my eye shadow lovers at? Check out this gorgeous bunch of shadows from @beautyjunkees Beauty Junkees is one of my favorite makeup brush creators and I’m excited that they have branched out to include cosmetic products like eye shadows. These are so pretty. Also – if you’re looking for a great magnetic palette to hold all your shadows… hello, they have those too (the palette pictured is from Beauty Junkees). Check out the link and see what else they have to offer. I’ll have a full review of these shadows as well as swatches on the blog in the next week, so stay tuned for that… but I couldn’t not share these beauties now… I’ve had them for over 2 weeks and I just couldn’t hold back the excitement. http://ow.ly/bp7C309j2Is #pr

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Cruelty Free, Made in the USA, Paraben, and Gluten Free all make these products worth checking out.  Beauty Junkees also offers a guarantee that if you try it and don’t like it – you can return it for a full refund up to 30 days after you receive it.  No questions asked.  They have also been compared to Makeup Geek (though I couldn’t tell you from personal experience since I don’t own anything from MG).

Since my original post on Instagram I have been asked time and time again to reveal my overall thoughts on this product line.  Let’s face it, I’m all about saving a buck if I can and I know that Beauty Junkees makeup products will continue to remain a staple in my makeup arsenal.  I didn’t include the additional shades that didn’t fit in the palette, but don’t worry – they are just as gorgeous as the others (I’ll update as soon as I can with swatches of those too).

You can purchase Beauty Junkees products on their website or via their Amazon Store.  If I get a discount code in the future, I’ll be sure to share and post here.

If I get a discount code in the future, I’ll be sure to share and post here.

So what about you?  Have you heard of Beauty Junkees or have you tried any of their products?  I definitely suggest it if you haven’t already.  The ratings on Amazon are good for great reason… Beauty Junkees really is great!

 

 

 


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In my opinion, nothing says natural radiance, sexy and empowered like a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it.  There’s just something about a woman who takes charge and makes things happen.  That’s what immediately intrigued me about Raul E New York Mineral Cosmetics because it is a brand that is offers gorgeous cosmetics that are perfect for the empowered women in the world.

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I received three products from Raul E New York to try out for myself.  Immediately upon receiving the items, I fell in love with the sleek black packaging.  It’s simple, shiny packaging with a Copper Gold logo imprinted on the cover, but I love it… very sleek and chic.  I received the Mineral Silk Radiance Powder, Signature Eye Shadow Quad in Hypnotic and Creamy Blush in Sangria.  Raul E New York offers a variety of cosmetic items to create a stunning and powerful look… from eye shadows to cream liners, lipsticks to gloss and everything in between – you get a wide variety to choose from and can create a whole look from base to highlight with this brand.

Our designer,  Silvana Penavić prides herself in offering an elegant, timeless and classy selection of mineral based makeups. Silvana understands first hand just how important is to use makeup that supports balance & harmony in one’s daily life, which in turn promotes conscious living.

You can consider this brand to have a highend price point.  Their single shadows are $24 each, mascaras are $30 each and their mineral liquid powder foundation is $44, so the costs are what you would expect to spend for a highend cosmetic line.  Raul E New York also sells apparel and clothing, gifts, etc. so it is a brand that offers a variety of products at your finger tips.

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Let’s talk highlight since it’s one of my favorite cosmetic products.  The Mineral Silk Radiance Powder $44 (net wt. 0.28oz / 8g) comes in two different shades.  I got the shade Seychelles.  This gorgeous mineral powder has become one of my favorites over the last few months (I’ve had these cosmetics in my possession now for a few months) and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it.  It has a floral embossment that offers different shades that you can either pick individually to use or swirl your brush all together to create a different shade.  I absolutely love how silky this powder feels on the skin and how nicely it wears.  It offers my tan skin tone a gorgeous highlight that can either be showstopping or soft and subtle depending on how heavy handed I am.

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Mineral Silk Radiance Powder Swatched dry – heavily without blending.
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Mineral Silk Radiance Powder Swatched dry – blended out

The Mineral Silk Radiance Powder applies smoothly onto the skin and blends out well but it can leave glittery shimmer on the skin.  It’s not the type that will leave much fall out and doesn’t feel gritty, but it will enhance lines as you can see in my photo above.  I highly suggest using a light hand when applying this product for that soft and “lit from within” kind of glow.   The radiance powder is quite pigmented and a little goes a long way.  Tap your brush into the product and swirl – then tap your brush before applying to the face to dust off some excess product.  Apply to the cheek bones for a gorgeous glow.

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Next is the Signature Eye Shadow Quad in Hynotic $44 (net wt. 0.25 oz / 7g).  This particular quad is gorgeous… though Raul E New York offers the quads in four different shade ranges (including this one).  The colors offer a selection of four shades that can create a gorgeous look of greens and golds.  I particularly loved this color range because greens are so gorgeous year round and something that can play up any eye look.  Each shade is shimmery so you do not have any matte colors, but creating a look is simple.

The colors are very pigmented and gorgeous.  They can be used wet or dry and apply with gorgeous color in one swipe.  Because these are mineral shadows, they can kick up a bit of dust (especially since they are shimmer), but they pack on the eye lid really nicely, blend out well and have great longevity over a primer.  I love the colors in this quad because you can opt to use one of the green shades all over the lid, in the crease or on the lower lash line as a pop of color.  They are gorgeous and offer bold color but can also be used as wearable shades for an every day look.

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swatched dry, without primer or base. One swipe each shade.

The Raul E New York Creamy Blush $29 (net wt. 0.10 oz. / 2.8g) is a gorgeous blush.  I have mine in Sangria which is a lovely shade, especially for my particular skin tone.  I LOVE that it has golden shimmer within, but the cream blush is very comfortable on the cheeks, blends well and leaves my skin with a gorgeous rose hue for a soft pop on the cheeks.  You can build the color up as you see the need for more pigment or use naturally for a little touch of color on the skin.  This cream blush really is creamy and feels so wonderful to the touch.  I love to apply this with my fingers and the blend or use a small stippling brush like my ELF Small Stippling brush to stipple the color on and blend it to look effortless.  This is a great blush for me to use year round and Raul E New York offers four gorgeous shades to choose from.

You can easily have all day wear with this cream blush if used over a primer or over your foundation.  I found that it faded on me after about 6 hours on my bare face.  The blush itself is quite pigmented but offers a sheen from the gold shimmer.  The shimmer looks very nice, not cakey or glittery so the blush can be used on its own to add some color to the cheeks and illuminate your cheekbones as well.

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applied to the skin with my finger, one swipe – no blending.
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applied to the skin with one swipe and blended out using my finger.

Choosing which of the three products I’ve tried from Raul E New York as my favorite would be a bit of a challenge.  I enjoy all of them, but I think I like the Mineral Silk Radiance Powder the best.  Let’s be honest here, we all know that when it comes to highlight… I love to glow and highlighters are some of my favorite makeup products.  I have been enjoying the cream blush to use on its own or under a powder blush and I really think the eye shadow quad has gorgeous shades.

The cosmetics I’ve tried so far are quite nice and I’ve been enjoying them.  They are a bit on the costly side, but considering the quality I think it’s fairly reasonable.  They are definitely not Yves St Laurent or Tom Ford, but if you are looking for quality mineral based products, I would check them out.  It’s a little high on the price scale than what I would pay – even if the quality is nice, but overall I think I’ve tried some really good products from the brand.  It’s nice to see that there are so many cosmetic brands out now that offer mineral cosmetics.  I love when products feel great on the skin and are good for you too.

You can purchase Raul E New York Cosmetics here: https://www.raulenewyork.com/product-category/collections/raul-e-new-york-mineral-cosmetics/

Have you heard of Raul E New York brand before?  If so, what are your thoughts?  If not, do you think it’s something you’d check out?

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I talked about this in a recent post, stating that I was excited to share with all of you my thoughts on the Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette by Cargo Cosmetics.  Today is the day and I’m really stoked to be sharing.  I had been swooning over this palette for a little while since I seen it’s release and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  Cargo Cosmetics is not a brand you hear about very often, while it’s popular – it’s not a “Cult Favorite” as other brands and I’m not sure why.  When it comes to their eye shadow palettes, you get a great deal and beautiful product for showstopping looks.  Today I’ll be sharing with you swatches and more on this palette and maybe it’s something you may want to pick up.  Cargo is also running a sale today “Friends & Family” so head on over and see if you want to add this baby to your makeup arsenal.

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The Cargo Cosmetics Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette retails for $34.00 but is currently on sale for $27.20.  It includes 12 gorgeous eye shadows (net wt each shadow: 0.03 oz / 0.8g), a mirror which is built into the palette, a pencil eyeliner in black (net wt. 1.13 oz) and a dual ended eye shadow brush.  This palette was inspired by the fabled sights and beaches of Australia and includes a variety of sunburnt browns, golds and tones that flatter all skin-tones.  You have some cool toned shades in ocean-hued blues and a gorgeous bright foliage green which adds a great pop of color.  This palette is the perfect summer palette but I can see utilizing this all year round.

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Each palette includes a combination of 5 matte shades and 7 shimmer shades.  Each shade is quite pigmented with exception to Sand.  It has nice color pigment but shows up best on a sticky base.  I noticed with swatching the color on it’s own, it needs to be built up, but applied to the lid, it actually provides nice color pay off.  If you are looking for a shadow for every day use that offers some shimmer, I think you’ll enjoy that particular shade.  The palette provides you with Paraben-Free formulas which is a huge plus as well.

The actual palette / packaging is gorgeous.  You have a white iridescent cover that has a gold/green shift when you turn the palette different directions.  It’s not very noticeable, but it’s something you can definitely see that gives the palette character and matches with the overall theme.  On the cover you have Cargo’s logo in a metallic teal (which immediately won my heart over) – it’s gorgeous.  The package reminds me of that you would get from any of their other palettes, sturdy but made of a thick cardboard.  It’s simple but still very nice.

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The dual-ended eye shadow brush is really really nice.  I love when a palette comes with a brush that is really versatile and that can be used.  It’s worth the space in my opinion.  It comes with a fluffy blending brush that you can use to also pack on color and a tapered pencil brush for smudging eye shadows or applying in precise areas on the eyes.  The black eye liner pencil is sharpenable and it’s quite creamy.  It’s a gorgeous black that is easy to apply and easy to smudge for a beautiful eye look.

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Shades:

Joey – Beige Matte

Beach – Pale Gold Shimmer

Suntan – Medium Pink Brown Shimmer

Opera – Pale Beige Matte

Koala – Medium Yellow Brown Matte

Sand – Gold Shimmer

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The Rocks – Medium Red Brown Matte

Bridge – Deep Brown Gold Shimmer

Domain – Green Shimmer

Manly – Turquoise Matte

Bondi – Deep Blue Shimmer

Ferry – Deep Brown Matte

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Please be sure to stop by my video review and check out my live swatches.  I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of me wearing the eye shadow, but I’m using this palette in that look I’m rocking on my eyes.  This palette is completely versatile.  Some of my favorite shades in t he palette include:  Koala (the perfect transition or crease shade), The Rocks (a gorgeous crease shade), Bridge (my absolute favorite from the palette) and Domain (a beautiful lid shade that’s also a perfect lower lash line color).  I think you simply can’t beat the price point of this palette and now that it is on sale and with a Friends & Family discount, there’s no reason not to pick it up.  It’s a palette that I think would make a great addition to any makeup lovers collection and the shades are not as bold as you might think.

Have you tried any of the Cargo Eye Shadow Palettes before?  If so, which one have you tried and what are your thoughts on them?  Do you think Cargo deserves more hype & love like other brands?  I surely do!

You can purchase this palette and much more at: http://www.cargocosmetics.com/.  Be sure to head on over to take advantage of the Friends & Family sale that’s running now till 8/21.  Get 25% off your purchase.

Signature Honey

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Now, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Jordana Cosmetics.  While I haven’t tried every single thing sold by the brand, I love and enjoy many of the products that they offer like their Easyliner for eyes and lips, their Modern Matte Lipsticks, 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils (absolute favorite) and Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara (hands down holy grail product), to name a few.  Jordana’s products are not only affordable, but they really are well made.  If you’ve been following me a while, you may have seen the 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils and Best Lash Extreme in various looks and tutorials over the last several years.

Recently, I walked into my local Walgreens and much to my amazement I seen a Jordana display in the “new products section” with goodies I needed to get my hands on.  I was a bit bummed as I really didn’t see these talked about much yet (where have I been lately, huh? lol) and the display was a bit picked through already, leaving me with three colors of the new Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color and two colors of the Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadow.  Today I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on each of these, swatches and more – so read on if you’re interested in the details.  Not into reading today?  Don’t worry – I also have a video you can watch that details all of the same stuff so you can watch that video here.

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The first product set I’m going to talk about is the Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadows (Net. wt. 0.23 oz / 6.5g).  These liquid eye shadows come in at least six different neutral type shades (by neutral I mean shades in brown hues, golds, champagnes and bronze).  They retail on Jordana’s website for $4.99 but I did buy mine for $3.99 at my local Walgreens.  These interesting eye shadows have a smooth liquid feel that really melts onto the lid and are saturated with vibrant, show stopping color.  Each shade that I have seen so far has a metallic / shimmery look to them which Jordana states that each shadow is decorated with light-reflecting pearls.  Jordana says that these are stay-all-day shadow that is crease-proof and water resistant.

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These liquid eye shadows have an interesting applicator.  The shape reminds me of that of an arrow head but I was amazed at how nicely it applied, with it’s pointed tip I was able to get product into my inner corner of my eye with ease.  The formula of the eyeshadow is very liquid like but blendable.  It’s creamy but still has more of a liquid like texture over cream and I really like that it has a built in applicator.  Honestly, I love the color range and love how easy it is to not only apply but perfect for applying your eyeshadow on the go.   Jordana states that this is crease-proof and water-resistant, but I honestly didn’t experience such.  I must apply a light layer to keep from the product creasing (even over eye shadow primer) and it didn’t seem water resistant to me because when my eyes teared, glitter got everywhere.  This does offer quite a bit of glitter left behind on the eye and while it didn’t hurt or bother my sensitive eyes as all (it is a nice cosmetic grade type of glitter – small and doesn’t hurt the eye) I figured I would let you know.

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The colors I got were Dusk Till Bronze (05) and Immortal Metal (03).  Each of these shades is gorgeous and really make for a stunning combination on the eye.  While I did get creasing when using this product, I found that the lighter the application (maybe using a synthetic eye shadow brush) will help with that issue.  But using directly out of the tube with the included applicator is a bit hard to work with the product since so much comes out on the applicator at first.  I still really enjoy these products and plan to make much more use out of them… since they are perfect for days when I want to put on makeup and a little sparkle, but need to be quick.  These are convenient and very very pigmented in one swipe.  At the price point, I think they are surely worth checking them out and I plan to pick up a few more shades.

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Do you consider yourself more of a lippy lover than an eyeshadow addict?  Well then, let’s talk about the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color (Net. Wt. 0.11oz / 3g) which retails for $4.99 on Jordana’s website and I purchased mine at Walgreens for the same price.  The website shows that there are 12 colors available and I picked up three (very bold) shades to try out.  These liquid lip colors are pretty interesting in that they not only have a sweet scent to them, but the ones I have literally smell like their respective names.  I don’t think they have much of a flavor to them on the lips though.  These lip colors start off as a liquid when applied to your pout and melt and dry down into a matte finish.  It feels really nice on the lips, not drying as I would have expected from a liquid lipstick that is under $5.00.  It feels mousse and cream like when applied to the lips and I love that they are infused with a drop of Vitamin A to keep them comfortable while wearing.  They do dry down matte but I still find that they don’t settle into the lines of my lips as much as other liquid lipsticks do.

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The applicator that comes with the liquid lip color has an interesting curve to it – which oddly makes application a lot easier than I thought it would.  It hugs the lips nicely and spreads the color fairly evenly in one swipe.  You get kapow and bam color in one swipe and what I love about this liquid lipstick is that you can easily layer the color without funky bunching or odd looking pigmentation like other liquid lipsticks can do.  It can take about a minute for the lipstick to dry down to a matte finish depending on the thickness of the coats you applied to your lips but I don’t find that it bothers me much.

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The only colors that were available in the display at my local Walgreens were Mango Sorbet (05), Raspberry Tart (03) and Mixed Berry Souffle (04) which were the shades I picked up.  They are quite bold as you can see from the swatches above.  Each swatch is one swipe of the wand onto my hand and as you can see they are very pigmented and have high saturated color.  These are said to be a waterproof formula and I do notice that they will last on my lips for hours.  If I don’t really eat or drink anything, I could easily get 8 hours of wear time… if I do drink or eat (especially if oily) the color may fade slightly or may start to come off a bit on the insides of my lips, but ultimately – the wear still looks fairly even and not funky like other lip colors can do.  Oh – did I mention reapplying?  That is one thing I love about this lip color… reapplying is great.  You can easily go back, reapply color in the parts it wore off and it looks like a fresh new coat… no funky bleeding, blending or anything of the sort like you can expect from a traditional liquid lip color.  There is no balling up or cracking and definitely not weird discoloration so I’m really loving this.

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I’m using Mixed Berry topped with Raspberry Tart on my lips

I’m definitely looking to pick up more shades and I hope Jordana has a plethora available at local stores soon.  These liquid lip colors are really comfortable on the lips once they dry down and I love the feel of them.  They offer great coverage on the lips, bright pigmentation and I can’t wait to get my hands on more colors soon.

Overall – I’m quite impressed with both the Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadows and the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Colors.  Considering the price point, you could easily collect all of the shades and have yourself a grand time with each.  If you had to choose between the shadow and the lipsticks, I say go for the lipsticks – both work well but the lipsticks… Jordana really hit it out of the ball park with this one… they are phenomenal.  I have a liquid lipstick collection of probably over 40 from different brands both affordable and highend and I’m loving loving these from Jordana.  For an affordable product, I like that they still offer quality.  Each product is Made in the USA which is awesome and Jordana is a cruelty-free brand.  I hope Jordana comes out with many more shades of both and that they are permanent items in their line because I’ll be sure to collect them all.

Check out my video for a look at LIVE swatches and my rundown on each of these products. You can watch directly on YouTube here, or watch the embedded video below.

What about you?  Have you tried any of these products yet?  If so, do you like them and if not, well – are you planning to try them out?  Comment below and let me know.

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Disclaimer:  The products featured and discussed in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature these products.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

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Who doesn’t love chocolate?  I am a huge fan of Too Faced and was so excited to hear that they were releasing the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette.  Since I already own the Original Chocolate Bar Palette and the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, I knew I had to get my hands on this one and I haven’t been disappointed.  This gorgeous palette is themed around candy-coated confection and today I’m going to share it with all of you.

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The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette ($49.00) includes an array of 16 matte and shimmer shades in cool pops of color, sugary brights and beautiful neutrals.  Each eye shadow is infused with the chocolate-scented goodness we have come to love – that antioxidant-rich cocoa powder formula.  The Chocolate Bon Bons palette is the third in the best selling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection and it comes with a signature Glamour Guide that includes three beauty looks that you can use for inspiration.

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Just like the other Chocolate Bar palette, the Chocolate Bon Bons palette comes in a tin packaging that is sturdy and makes for great travel.  It includes a good size mirror and I love that it also includes the name of each shadow on the palette itself to make for ease of use.  I own the original Chocolate Bar palette (1st edition) and that was one of my complaints, that the name was not on the palette and shades.  I still hold on to that little piece of plastic so I know what to call those babies. lol  As mentioned above, each shadow is infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and smells of a sweeter chocolate scent then the other two (in my opinion).

The palette includes 14 brand new shades plus 2 cult favorites that will help in providing a limitless amount of eye looks.  The shades in this palette are perfect for me as they include a purple (black currant) that blends well with other shades to create a show stopping eye look with pizzazz.  The palette has heart shaped pans and the colors include rich candied bright shades that make such a great addition to the Chocolate Bar family.  I absolutely love it.

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The first row of shades are perfect for anyone that loves a neutral eye look or something for every day.  Molasses Chip has become one of my favorite eye lid shades and Satin Sheets makes for a great inner corner highlight.  I also love using Satin Sheets as a cheek highlight too.

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A full list of ingredients for each shade can be found here.  As with all products you get from Too Faced, you can be assured that it is from a company that is Cruelty Free.  Hi Clover!

At first glance I really didn’t think I would get much use out of the Chocolate Bon Bons palette, especially since I had so many similar shades in others…  It took me at least a month to dive in and pick it up.  I decided that I couldn’t resist and I’m glad I picked it up because it has been a favorite palette to use since I got it.  I created the look below using colors from this palette and was amazed at how easy it was to blend in Totally Fetch in my look.

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A tutorial/walk-through on the look above can be found here as well as a full list of products used.

Research has show that the scent of cocoa is a natural mood-booster, however – the palette and the way it looks (it’s bright pink packaging) would make anyone smile.  I’m very impressed with this palette overall and it has easily become a favorite among many in my collection.  If you haven’t picked it up yet and have been on the fence, I highly suggest it.  I’ve been a huge fan of Too Faced products and the brand for years and I’m absolutely loving the Chocolate Bar line.  The Chocolate Bon Bons palette was a great addition in my opinion and I’m really enjoying the palette and the gorgeous shades it includes.

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Check out the video review embedded below:

Watch the video above directly on YouTube, here.

What about you?  Do you have a favorite Too Faced palette?  Is your favorite a part of the Chocolate Bar line?  If you haven’t gotten your hands on this gorgeous thang yet, I highly suggest checking it out.  You can sign up with Ebates and get 4% cash back on your purchase – woohoo!  And, you can also sign up at Toofaced.com and get a nice discount towards your purchase.  Also – spend $50 or more and get FREE US Shipping on your order.  If you have tried this palette, comment below and let me know.

xo

Signature Honey

 

Disclaimer:  The product(s) mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on this subject.  Affiliate links are posted through out.