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I honestly think that I’ve been neglecting many of the brands that I have in my makeup collection and supplementing them for my Pixi Beauty favorites.  Since Summer time is the time where I use minimal makeup, I’ve found that these gorgeous beauties have been my go to for lips and cheeks.  Today I introduce to you some products that have been my absolute summer favorites and they all hail from Pixi.  Let’s chit chat about them, shall we?

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The Pixi Beauty GelTint and SilkGlosses have become one of my staples for summer looks this season.  With gorgeous shades that offer me the perfect look for the warmer months and longevity that I need without the fuss of a liquid lipstick.  If you are looking for that sunkissed and beachy vibe, I think you’ll absolutely love these as much as I do.  There are three shades available in this collection and each one retails for $12.00.  These beauties are dual-ended and come with a Gel lip tint (that leaves your lips with a wearable but gorgeous stain) and a gloss to top the look off.  You can use either product on its own or together to complete your look.

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My favorite combination of lippies has been to layer BerryTint and PinkTint to create a gorgeous pink lip and finish the look off with Sweet Gloss.

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Swatches from Left to Right – BeachTint & FreshGloss, BerryTint & SweetGloss, PinkTint and PrettyGloss

These GelTints & SilkGlosses make a great combination and feel absolutely wonderful on the lips.  I love that they are lightweight but offer great color, even if my lips are dark.  They give you a long-lasting lip tint that has a great stained effect and I love that my lips still hold their moisture and do not dry out.  Each product is hydrating and none of them are sticky at all.  If you’re someone who enjoys a minimal makeup look, I think you’ll love these.

Just a quick note, while they are long lasting, they do fade through out the day and with eating or drinking, you may need to reapply.  These lippies do, however, reapply easily without little effort and without issues of weird casts or dry patches which make it wonderful to take on the go with you.  Toss these in your beach bag for an all day look and you’re good to go.

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The Pixi Beauty Sheer Cheek Gels are another hit in my book.  Retailing for $14.00, these Sheer Cheek Gels are available in three gorgeous and universally flattering shades.  I love a great blush but since Hawaii tends to be hot and often humid during the summer, my cheeks don’t get as much love as they do in the winter time.  These sheer gel blushes create a gorgeous but natural looking flush of color to your cheeks to brighten and beautify your complexion in an instant.  They are long lasting and perfect for those days you want a little color to your cheekies without the heavy powder or cream products that you would normally wear.  They have been my absolute go-to this summer.

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Swatches from left to right – Flushed, Natural, Rosy

These gels are translucent (as you can see from the swatches) and sheer so they offer you the perfect touch of color to your cheeks leaving you with a youthful look.  I apply these directly to my cheeks with my fingers and they can even be used on the lips, so it’s a perfect two-in-one.  My cheeks are left fresh and bright all day and I never find the need to touch up.  These products are oil free, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic and they leave my skin hydrated and moisturized too.  I simply apply the product to my finger tips and tap onto the skin area or lips where I want the product to be.  I blend onto the apples of my cheeks and my look is complete.

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I’ve had these products in my possession now for the last couple of months. Since I’ve had them, I’ve gotten a lot of use out of them.  As a busy mom, I want something that allows me to do what I need to do without fussing over my makeup.  But,  I also want to have products that help me look put together so I still look decent.  These are definitely my summer time go-to products and I haven’t been able to get enough out of them.

When and if I remember to take photos of me using these products (I’m sorry as my mind has not been in the right state lately), I’ll be sure to update this post with images.  I definitely suggest checking these beauties out.  I’ve was an instant fan of them and love that they are so affordable but offer great quality.  If you are someone who loves to just run out the door with a little color, I think these are definitely worth looking into.

You can purchase Pixi Beauty products at your local Target (if available) as well as Pixibeauty.com

 

 

 


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If you do a search on this site, you’ll find that I am a huge fan of Beauty Junkees.  While I’ve been a little out of sorts lately, there is one thing for sure… I’m loving the new goodies that Beauty Junkees has rolled out over the last few months.  Since May I’ve been testing out some new finds and I’m very excited to share them with you.  If you haven’t tried anything from Beauty Junkees yet, seriously – what are you waiting for?

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Beauty Junkees collection of goodies really has evolved over the last year and I’m always excited to share with all of you what I’ve had the opportunity to try.  This post may be a long one because I have a lot to share, so be prepared for that.  It’s picture heavy – but hey, we all love a little makeup and eye candy, right?  Let’s get into it.

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Let’s start off with Beauty Junkees brand new Matte Liquid Lipsticks.  They retail for $14.97 each and are very different from others on the market.  They are water resistant so these make the perfect selection for hitting the beach without sacrificing color on your lips.  They’ll last you all day.  They are lightweight and feel really comfortable on the lips.  They go on smooth, dry fast and are non-sticky.  I love that they offer 3x the pigment than other liquid lipsticks currently available and offer a strain that feels good on.  Made in the USA and paraben-free, gluten-free and of course – cruelty-free.

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The shades I have swatched for you above are (left to right):  Soul Mate, Metallic Sorbet and Dinner Party.

These liquid lippies are available in six gorgeous colors – Amaretto, Caramel Latte, Dinner Party, Metallic Sorbet, Soul Mate and Vampirette.  There’s a color for anyone and a small but perfect range of shades for most if not all skin tones.

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These lippies come in pretty fun frosted packaging and have easy to use doe foot applicators.  The application is a breeze and I didn’t notice any streaking or smudges once it set on the lips.  I like that you can top these with a gloss if you want a shiny look or wear on its own.  These lippies are quite long lasting and overall, considering the price point and how nice they feel on, I’m pretty impressed.

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Lip gloss sets and a great Vitamin E lippy are also on the list of lusts from Beauty Junkees new roll out.  Let’s start with the Vitamin E Moisture Stick since it literally has been a favorite thing for me to use lately.  Perfect for dry and chapped lips, this lip balm (retailing for $10.00) has been my go-to.  Made with Vitamin E to help soothe and heal the lips and provide you with relief from minor sunburns while protecting the lips so you can enjoy fun in the sun.  With long term use, the Vitamin E helps to block free radicals from damaging the skin cells and leaves your lips hydrated and moisturized.  Paraben Free, Gluten Free, and Cruelty-Free as well as made in the USA.  While this lip balm is in simplistic packaging, I think you’ll find that it will literally be a favorite once your lips feel it.  No funky tastes or feel… just soft smooth lips.  This has also been a favorite for me to use on top of any of my drying matte lipsticks to help rehydrate.

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Because these are minis, they are travel and purse friendly, but there is still a lot of product that you can get out of these beauties.

The mini lip glosses also come in a 3pc. set.  Mint Lip Gloss Sets are available in two different selections – Kissable and Loveable.  I got the Loveable collection.  I’m not a big gloss fan, if you have been around here a while, you know this about me.  But I love a gloss that is perfect on the go, hydrating and not sticky.  Well, these definitely do all of those for me.  Retailing for $14.97, you get a 3 piece set that includes:  Mint Sugar Glaze (matte finish) which goes on clear with a slight hint of peach, Mint Blossom (matte finish) has a mauve plum tint and Mint Charming (shimmer finish) that has a rose mauve pink tint.  They are sheer glosses that go on smooth and are non-stick.  These have been perfect for me to wear alone or to top my favorite matte lippy.

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Beauty Junkees also released Eye Shadow Quads that includes four single shadows in magnetic refill pans.  Each pan is 26mm (the perfect size to fill your makeup kit) and while they do not currently come in a quad, they are ready to be placed in a magnetic palette of your choice.  (You can check out the one that Beauty Junkees offers here)

This particular collection of shades is called:  From The Stars Metallic Collection Eye Shadow Quad

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The colors you see swatches above (left to right) are:  Star Gazing, Star Bright, Constellation, and Star Field.

These gorgeous metallic shades are some of my favorites from Beauty Junkees and I love how buttery and pigmented these shadows are.  If you are looking to try some gorgeous neutral shades from the brand, I definitely suggest checking these out.

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The Totally 80’s Collection Eye Shadow Quad offers fun and bold shades that are perfect for the rocker in your or for summer eye looks.  This collection includes 4 single eye shadow pans in Break Dancing (Matte), Leg Warmers (Pearlized), Totally Awesome (Matte) and That’s So Rad (Matte Pearl).

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Swatched above from left to right:  Break Dancing, That’s So Rad, Leg Warmers, Totally Awesome.  These particular shadows apply nicely on the eyes and are beautiful and bold over a good sticky base.  I apologize for how soft the swatches look on my arm.  Because I’m a little darker skin and I swatch without primer, the colors did not show up as well.  But, they are quite pretty on the eyes for sure.

Each Quad retails for $19.97.

Now, let’s talk Blush and Highlight Duo, shall we?  I’ve added these gorgeous beauties to my collection of blushes and highlights from Beauty Junkees (which you can see) but I wanted to let you know that if you purchased the Matte Blush and lightly frosted highlighter as a duo, that would cost $14.97 – a major steal.

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I currently have the Peach Petal Collection (Peach Petal Blush & Pow! Highlighter) and Mauve Mist Collection ( Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter)

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Peach Petal Collection – Peach Petal Blush & POW! Highlighter.  This is the perfect summer blush and highlighter duo for me and I’ve been getting a ton of use out of these gorgeous beauties.  If you are looking for some color with a hint of shimmer, these would be perfect for you.  I think these shades look especially nice on a warm skin tone.

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Mauve Mist Collection is also gorgeous. It includes Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter.  I love Mauve Mist blush on me because it works so well with my deeper skin tone, and offers the perfect flush of color.  Pink Parfait is a cool toned highlighter – I tend to use warmer tones or a blend of golds, but it’s still gorgeous on the cheekbones.  It offers a gleam of highlight without looking too “Bam! What?!” when wearing it.  It does have a little more shimmer than POW!  but it’s still gorgeous nonetheless.  If you’re interested in frosted highlighters but you want something that you can build up – you’ll enjoy this one.

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Each blush and highlighter offer a great range of color for a lot of skin tones and I love that they are super pigmented.  The highlighters can be a bit dusty and have fall out, so make sure you tap off the excess before applying to the face.  Also – since the highlighters are so pigmented, I highly suggest using a fan brush or light hand when applying.  The blushes while pigmented can be applied with a light hand for a flush of color to the cheeks or with a little more pressure for a bolder look.

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Like I’ve mentioned before, it’s no secret that Beauty Junkees is a brand I truly love.  Their brushes are my go-to’s and I haven’t bought any high-end brushes since.  I love the overall quality of their cosmetic line and I absolutely enjoy seeing a small, woman run business expand their products to include some of my favorite tools and makeup items.  If I had to choose one favorite item to try, it would be near to impossible.  I hope that providing you with a few of the ones I’ve been working and playing with the last several months will help.  Oh – let’s not forget about their sponges too… I won’t buy another expensive beauty blender again thanks to Beauty Junkees.

Check out some of my past posts I’ve done on Beauty Junkees products:

Eye Shadow Singles

Empty Magnetic Palette, Lip Exfoliator, Contour & Highlight Pencils and more

Makeup Brush for Eyes and Face

So, how about you?  Do you have any of Beauty Junkees products on your radar to try?  I definitely suggest heading on over to their website (listed above) to check out what they have to offer.  There are many items I have tried from the brand that I can’t stop raving about and I highly suggest checking them out.  If you’re interested in something but need a little advice, feel free to comment or message me and we can discuss personally.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

 

 

 


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I have talked about the brand Billion Dollar Brows several times in the past… and for good reason, I truly enjoy their products.  I have tried different types and was so excited to be given the opportunity to try out their newest product, the Billion Dollar Brows, Brows On Point Micro Pencil.  Today I’ll share with you swatches, my thoughts and more on this pretty cool product from a brand I have enjoyed the last several years.

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The Brows On Point Micro Brow Pencils are waterproof and retail for $16.00 – available in 4 shades.  This brow product has been my go-to for my brows over the last 3 – 4 weeks and I have been enjoying it tremendously.  These awesome brow pencils are dual-ended, one side being the retractable and twist-up pencil and the other side a spoolie to help brush through your brows.  The pencil is so small that it allows you to create hair like brush strokes with precision but not too small that it gets lost in the movement and you have to work extra hard to make sure that the parts you filled in can’t be seen.  I love a good mechanical pencil (seriously – I have no time for sharpening) and this brow pencil has a super-fine self-sharpening tip which makes use a breeze.

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The four colors available – Blonde, Light Brown, Taupe and Raven are not only a great selection for those different color hair, but it allows you to custom create the shade that works for you.  Blending and layering your pencils is easy to create the color that would suit your hair right.  I tend to use Taupe on it’s own but like to blend in a little of Raven for defining my brows more and giving them shape or Light Brown when I want my brows to look put together, but very natural.  Each shade is versatile and really allows you to customize the colors to fit your needs.

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From Left to Right:  Blonde, Light Brown, Taupe and Raven

Did I mention that the formula is waterproof and smudge proof?  The formula of these pencils are creamy but firm and glide on with ease.  Again, they allow you to create tiny brow hairs when filling in your brows and the waterproof formula lasts all day.  I can put these on in the morning and still have “brows on point” for the entire day until I take my makeup off at night.  While I haven’t tried going into the ocean or pool to test these out… I can tell you that my stay-all-day brows literally keep it’s color and look great for many hours – even with the hot weather here in Hawaii.

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I have mentioned the brand Billion Dollar Brows here on my blog many times as many of the products from the line are ones that I use daily as a part of my brow routine.  I was really look forward to trying something like this – thin enough for me to use (since their other brow pencil is a little thicker) and would last all day.  I’ve been enjoying it the last several weeks and really love how it has improved my every day brow routine.  Using this brow pencil is quick and painless… Literally fill in my brows, brush in place if need and set with my Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel and I’m good to go.

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The photo above is of me showing off my brows in my Snapchat.  I just LOVE this product.  I have naturally full brows with lots of brow hair and often times some products can make me look too done up or make my brows look too bold.  Some brow products require you use a light hand or some practice to get it right and a good brow pencil should have those issues.  I can literally just scribble them on (haha – don’t scribble on your brows like me) and I’m good to go.  Of course, if I wanted to go bolder, I always have that option – but I love when a product allows me to wear it as I normally would and just gives my every day a look a little something extra.

Overall – after using several of the Billion Dollar Brows products, I can honestly say that I really enjoy the Brows on Point micro brow pencils.  I really enjoy them, love their longevity and staying power and love the size of them.  These pencils are great for travel because they are small – but you still get a lot of product considering the price you pay.  What makes them the best in my opinion is that I don’t have to worry about my brows getting dry or flaking like many other brow products can do and they wear well on me.  These are definitely going to be products I’ll continue to purchase and buy over the years.

You can purchase these products as well as others I have mentioned and discussed from Billion Dollar Brows here.

Have you tried these products or anything from BDB before?  If so, what did you think about them and if not, are these products you think you would want to check out.  Comment down below and let your girl know.

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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:

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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.

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While going through my highlighters in my makeup collection the other day, I stumbled upon the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette tucked in the drawer next to my other favorites.  It’s absolutely no secret that I love highlighter and this palette has been an absolute game changer for me.  Last year my husband purchased it for me as a gift and I continue to use it like it’s liquid gold.  As many times as it has been featured in tutorials, I was surprised that I never discussed it or did a full review here, so I decided that I would do that for you today.

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I don’t own many things from Hourglass, I have this palette, the blush palette and a few lippies but I truly enjoy them all and I’m glad they are a part of my collection.  The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette ($58 USD) includes three shades of the Ambient Lighting Powders.  These high-tech, soft focus finishing powders are used to recreate the most flattering types of light, giving your skin the perfect glow.  Available at Sephora and Hourglass Online, this palette was once a limited edition creation and has since been made permanent (woohoo).

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

So what exactly does this palette and the powders within it do?  This groundbreaking collection of finishing powders capture, diffuse and soften the way light reflects on skin.  These are different than traditional powders that merely cloak imperfections because the Ambient Lighting Powder utilizes photo-luminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of your complexion.  The powders deliver a multi-dimensional luminescence to every skin tone, making it appear softer and lit from within.  This palette of finishing powders enhances skin in any type of light – including flash photography.

“I learned early on how different types of light can truly flatter the complexion. Growing up, my mother had pink light bulbs in all of the lamps throughout the house. She loved pink light because it was the softest and most flattering, and she always wanted to look good. I used this concept of lighting in Ambient Lighting Powder.” —Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Dim Light is a neutral peach beige powder that blurs your imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Incandescent Light is a shade exclusive to this palette.   It is an opalescent pearl powder that brightens the complexion with a celestial glow.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Radiant Light is my favorite out of the three and is a sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow.

These gorgeous powders are so finely milled that they feel like silk against the skin.  I apply each one with a fluffy brush so that it gives a “kissed with highlight” look upon my cheekbones.  But, while that is where I apply it most – I love to literally take these powders and apply all over my face.  These powders add a finishing touch to your skin – completing your look and giving you that “effortless” glow.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

If you were to purchase any of the Ambient Lighting powders separately – you will pay $48.00 for one (0.35oz Net Wt.) I know that unless I use my powder often or daily, I will never get through an entire compact so the choice to pick up this palette was an ideal one for me.  If there are others that I want to try – then I’ll pick them up in full size.  There is a lot of powder in each shade included in the palette and definitely a great buy and worth the price.

I have been enjoying this palette the last year since I first got it and it has easily become a must-have and a holy grail product for me.  As I mentioned previously – Radiant light is my favorite shade as it looks great against my warm skin offering a subtle “lit from within” glow that looks great on me year round.  The other two shades have been getting much use as well.  I would suggest this as a purchase to anyone looking to try Hourglass and I absolutely love it.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

I’ll be sure to stop back and share with you my thoughts on the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette as well – which unfortunately was a Limited Edition.  However, my hope is that they will bring it back & make it a permanent part of their line as they did with the Ambient Lighting Palette.  We shall see.  Have you tried this palette or any of the  Ambient lighting powders within?  What are your thoughts?

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Disclaimer:  The products mentioned in this post were purchased by my husband as a gift to me.  There may be affiliate links through out this post.

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Happy Monday.  I haven’t been using much makeup lately, since I’ve been on mommy mode and a bit lazy, but since it’s Monday, I figured for Makeup Monday I would share a palette that I’ve been enjoying.  I have been a huge fan of Missy Lynn (Start2FinishMUA) for quite a while and was excited with the release of her Missy Lynn palette a few months ago through BH Cosmetics.  I purchased it immediately after it was released and I wanted to share my thoughts on this palette with you.

BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Palette

“Start with Confidence.

Finish with Success.”

– Missy Lynn

For those who don’t know, Missy Lynn, otherwise known as Start2FinishMUA (via YouTube and social media) has been a YouTube Beauty Guru now for quite some time and winner of the NYX Face Awards 2013.  I started watching Missy Lynn years ago when she first started on YouTube and have been a fan since.  An active Military member by day and Glam diva by night.

The BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Eyeshadow and Baked Highlighter Palette retails for $18.95 (CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR $11.95) and includes six (6) large sized eye shadows and two (2) baked highlighters.  This palette boasts shades that can be used on any skin tone (which I love), and can take the wearer from a day-to-night look easily.   It is a limited edition palette so I wanted to share it with all of you should you decide you want to pick it up.

BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Palette

The purple, gold and bronze shades in this palette have really made it a winner for me to use.  The colors offer nice pigment and I like that there are a blend of satin and metallic type shades.  The highlighters in the palette also do double duty for eye shadow shades as well.  I think overall this palette will offer anyone something perfect for on the go (it travels really nicely) and while the shades are pigmented, they can also be worn sheer or softer with a light hand.

BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Palette Swatches

I have noticed lately that a lot of makeup palettes I’ve been purchasing have had issues with a layer on the top of them that require me to take a tissue or paper towel and lightly wipe the top layer.  This was definitely the case in this palette, especially for the lighter shades.  At initial swatch, before using the napkin to remove the top layer, testing the product yielded light pigmentation.  After using the napkin however, each color picked up nicely and the pigmentation of each shadow was definitely there.  The darker shades and those that have metallic texture are the ones that are buttery and offer high color payoff off the bat, where as the satin and lighter shades took a bit to build up on – but that was just initially.  I find that they work well now after using it a few times.

BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Palette Swatches

The highlighter shades are gorgeous and really pigmented.  They blend out nicely and are not as powdery as I would expect a baked anything to be.  They wear nicely wet as a foiled shadow but I’ve been enjoying them as a soft highlight on my cheek bones.  Highlighter swatches are done dry on bare skin, no primer used.  Each photo was taken in natural lighting.

BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Palette
Since wearing makeup has been non-existent for me lately, I only have a cellphie (cell phone selfie) photo to share.  But overall you can see how nicely the shades look against my skin.  The highlighter did not pull up nicely in the photo, but don’t worry – it was still very prominent and my cheek bones were absolutely stunning.  My favorite highlight is the rose gold… with a soft fluffy brush, it offers a perfect highlight for my skin tone every time.

This palette is allergy and clinically tested which make it a plus for this lady who has sensitive skin.  I love that it is not only non-irritating, but it is also Cruelty Free.

BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Palette

I have been a long time fan of BH Cosmetics palettes as they offer some good products for great price points.  This palette is fun and I love that the packaging really says a lot about who Missy Lynn is… the chains and dog tag represent her being an active military member and it’s still girly which is the type of person Missy Lynn is.  This is definitely a fun palette to have in any collection and I know I’ll be getting some use out of it for sure.
Have you used products from BH Cosmetics before?  If you have, what are your favorites?  If you haven’t, what do you have your eye on if anything?
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Disclaimer:  I have purchased this product with my own money.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased.  I may have affiliate links listed through out this post which I do make money from.

Smashbox released the Full Exposure Palette in December 2013.  I have had this palette for a couple of months and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

This palette is a neutral based tone palette that is perfect for anyone looking to have a palette that can be used from day to night and all year round.  If you are a neutral color lover when it comes to eye makeup – this palette offers a wide range of shades to create those gorgeous every day looks and smoky eyes.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Check out my video review embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.


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Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

The Full Exposure Palette comes with 14 shades, 7 matte and 7 shimmer and come in a range of nudes to blacks.  I especially love that the Matte shades are fairly easy to blend considering they are matte and many mattes can be difficult.  While the shimmer shades are absolutely gorgeous – they do provide a significant amount of fall out because of the type of shimmer in the eye shadows, so patting motions when applying the shadows are suggested.  Also – I think it’s best to use them over a sticky base.

This set contains:
– 7 x 0.035 oz eye shadow in shimmer shades (top row): Chocolate Brown with Golden Pearl, Deep Golden Brown with Gold Pearl, Soft Gold with Gold and Silver Pearl, Light Tan with Gold and Silver Pearl, Golden Wheat with Gold Pearl, Midtone Slate with Silver Pearl, Rich Grey with Multicolor and Silver Pearl
– 7 x 0.035 oz eye shadow in matte shades (bottom row): Matte Warm Chocolate Brown, Matte Midtone Brown, Soft Matte Midtone Tan, Creamy Matte Beige, Soft Light Taupe, Ashy Dark Brown, Suede Black
– 0.14 oz Full Exposure Mascara deluxe sample
– Get-the-look eye shape chart

This palette / set retails for $49US and can be found at Sephora.com, Sephora stores, Smashbox.com, Ulta and Ulta.com

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Swatches

Swatches were done on bare skin and are dry.  As you can see from the swatches – the shimmer shades, while pigmented and vibrant do have micro glitter in them that can cause the fall out mentioned previously.  Overall – I think it has great staying power, of course – over a base or primer, it will last all day.  I love that this palette is one I can grab for any day of the week and utilize it to create a number of looks.

Be My Valentine: Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial feat Ipsy & Smashbox

Tutorial for this look can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFcprP9KdlE.  And photos for this look can also be found here.

The Full Exposure Palette was created because the pros at Smashbox Studios something like it. While on set, they have seen and worked with every single skin tone and eye shape imaginable, so they wanted a palette that could be used universally, on anyone and anywhere.  The artists created the how-to’s to use this palette based on eye shapes so that you could create the most gorgeous eyes possible using this palette.

Overall – I am still pretty impressed, even with the cons I did find in this palette.  I will continue to use it in looks to come.

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