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July Boxycharm!

Hey, beauties!!

I’m so excited about this month’s box!! The theme was road trippin!

I received:

  • Crown Brushes Fuego Eyeshadow Palette
  • Farmacy Beauty Bright in Mask
  • Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara
  • Note Cosmetics Luminous Silk Compact Blusher
  • Chella Beauty Eyebrow Creme
  • I’m going to be honest and say, I wasn’t too excited when I opened my box. I honestly didn’t want that crown palette or another blush. Well, I’m pleased to say I was so surprised and happy with everything just about!
  • Crown Brushes Fuego Eyeshadow Palette
  • This is a gorgeous warm-toned palette. That is extremely pigmented. There are 5 matte shades and 5 shimmer shades. There’s a very light shimmer with range all the way down to a deep brown. My only complaint is the shimmers didn’t have the perfect pop that I wanted, but that’s not to say they were bad, because they weren’t. Also, there are no shade names on this!
  • Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara
  • This was just ok for me. It didn’t do much to my lashes. I’d honestly pass on this and stick with my lash paradise.
  • Note Cosmetics Luminous Silk Compact Blusher
  • Like I said, I don’t need another blush, buuuuut I needed this one!! It’s a perfect peachy pink color and blends out perfectly!!
  • Chella Beauty Eyebrow Creme
  • This is another thing I didn’t expect to like, but I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t like the brush that’s attached to the one end, but the creme itself was actually pretty nice. The color was perfect for me and it looked really good.
  • Farmacy Beauty Bright in Mask
  • This mask is so pretty! It goes on purple and dries down a greenish blue, so you know it ready. I’ve never had a mask make my skin look so luminous and silky afterwards. Absolutely love this!
  • The Look
  • Click Here to see a tutorial of this look I created!
  • Have a great week!!
  • Xoxo
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    FENTY DUPE ALERT

    Morning, beauties!

    Going through my collection and I discovered an amazing dupe that I HAD to tell you about!

    Arriba! From Colourpop is basically an exact dupe for Fenty’s Sunna! For fun I added Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ Redrum to show something else.

    They are almost all identical! Arriba! Is a quarter of the price!

    Fenty- Stunna – $24

    Jeffree Star Cosmetics – Redrum – $18

    Colourpop – Arriba! – $6.50

    This next image is in direct sunlight!

    Go get you some!!

    Beauty

    Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Review

    Hello, Beauties!

    I received the Reina Del Caribe palette in this months BoxyCharm. I’ve been on the edge about purchasing it on my own, so I was really stoked to see it with my BoxyCharm. Let’s get into it!

    Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol 1.

    Cost- $28

    This is an 8-Pan, Cuban themed palette with 4 mattes, two shimmers, and two metallics. It’s stunning!!

    Straight from Alamar Cosmetics site: “This palette features 8 highly opaque shades, reminiscent of the beauty and culture of Cuba. Dive into the pigments and pearls found in the intense metallics, or ground your look with the warm richness of the creamy mattes. For a more intense application, refer to the shade names that feature a water droplet, these shades can be used with a wet brush—the sun symbol represents the shades that should be used with a dry brush.”

    Shades:

    Do not take these shades lightly! They are intensely pigmented! These colors leave so much room for creativity. The palette is extremely aesthetically pleasing. The four shinier shades are on top followed by the four velvet mattes on the bottom. Let me breakdown the shimmers and metallics:

    La Costa and Varadero are high shine shimmers.

    El Malecon and Celia are two high shine metallics

    Swatches:

    These swatches are from top of the palette (left to right) to the bottom. Each swatch was created equal. The first photo is in natural sunlight and the other is with flash.

    HOW GORGEOUS!!!!

    The Look:

    I am obsessed with this palette!

    Final thoughts:

    Overall rating 10/10! I don’t have a single complaint about this palette!

    BIG NEWS!!!

    I am finally filming videos for my YouTube channel. I am SO FREAKING excited to finally get this off the ground. 😆😆

    Beauty

    Life’s A Drag Palette Review

    MANNYMUA is one of my favorite mainstream YouTubers. You can understand my excitement when this palette launched!

    Let’s get into it!

    Lunar Beauty’s Life’s A Drag Palette

    Price: $45.00

    Includes: 14 shades, 11 of which are mattes shades, one satin shade, and two micro glitter shades; and 1 double ended brush.

    This palette is so aesthetically pleasing. All the neutral shades are on one side and the bright colors are on the other. There are six neutrals, to include a black and a white shade, and six different pops of color.

    From Lunar Beauty Site:

    “Feel the fantasy come alive in this fierce and fabulous 14 pan palette. This cruelty-free, playful palette contains all the perfect shades which holds effortlessly to the eyes and blends smoothly and evenly.”

    Swatches

    Lets begin with the neutrals. You have your white and black shades. And they are both perfectly pigmented. Then you have your mix of browns; warm and cool, light and dark. Fantastic!

    The colors!!!! You have a yellow, pink, purple, red, blue (satin), and teal. According to Manny’s video, the shade Kiki is meant to be faint and less pigmented. These colors blend together like. A. Dream! They even blend to create other gorgeous colors!

    Now, on to the BEST shades! The foiled micro glitters! Perfect! These shades work amazing with or without the brush AND with OR WITHOUT Fixplus 🙌🏼

    Each swatch was swatches the same. On the finger, with no wetness. They might not look great, but let me tell you, they are amazing! These shades are so pigmented and blend so fantastically!

    The Look

    Here is the look I came up with using this palette. I tried really hard to be creative.

    I cant get my phone to capture how amazing I think this looks. I will start using my DSLR for these photos!

    Overall Thoughts

    This palette is a MUST HAVE in my opinion. It’s massive. It’s gorgeous. It’s everything I thought it would be!

    I give it a 9/10!

    Enjoy! ❤️

    <Next post will be Colourpop’s new foundation and setting powders. Comment below if you’d rather see a video instead of a blog.>


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    Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette

    Anyone else feel like they need a Natasha Denona palette when they see the looks and swatches all over the internet?? Every single shadow looks so beautiful! When she came out with the five-pan palettes it was a dream come truuuue!

    Let me tell you about the…

    Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette

    Cost $25

    Isn’t she a dreaaaam!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    Straight from her site:

    “The extended shade range of the exisiting Natasha Denona Sunset Palette featuring 5 brand new shades.

    The color scheme allows to create a whole eye makeup look, including 2 metallics, 2 mattes & 1 sparkling / foiled shade from light to dark.”

    Colors from left to right:

    • Guava – A dirty peach (matte)
    • Apollo – A bright brick (metallic)
    • Dirty Mars – A dirty terracotta (matte)
    • Sun Beam – A rich bronze (sparkling/foiled)
    • Halo – A warm champagne (metallic)

    Swatches

    The swatches are from the leftmost color in the palette (guava) to the rightmost (halo). The first photo is in direct sunlight and the following is with flash.

    As for the swatches, I think they look beautiful but come off a bit dull and patchy. Please hold judgement until you see..

    The Look

    To be honest, this is one of my favorite looks! I used Guava as my transition, Dirty Mars in my outer and inner thirds to create a halo, then added Halo to the center to top it all off.

    So the swatches DO NOT give this palette justice. These shadows are creamy, pigmented, and blend like a dream! The colors are very consistent when blending not at all patchy as the swatches may suggest.

    Here are some more photos of the look:

    Final Thoughts

    I give this palette a 9/10. I just wish there were a few more mattes. I may splurge one day and buy one of her full palettes!

    Enjoy! ❤️


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    Physicians Formula Butter Collection

    Hi Beauties!!

    Anyone else super excited when they saw this launch?? I have a few PF blush bronzers, but I’ve always wanted to try PF butter bronzers and highlights. I always see the Gurus raving about them, but the price tag has always steered me away. Not that they are super expensive ($13 a piece I believe), but when I’m at the drug store there are already bronzers and highlights for cheaper that I know are amazing! Anyways, this collection was the perfect way to try everything!

    Let’s get into it!

    Physicians Formula Butter Collection

    Price- $14.95 from their Website

    This is limited edition and it is sold out on their site. Might still be in your local Walmart!

    This palette comes in two ranges: light/med and med/deep. They each have a bronzer, blush, 2 highlights and one fragrance. I bought the light/med kit. This one specifically includes:

    • Butter Bronzer in Bronzer
    • Butter Blush in Natural Glow
    • NEW* Butter Highlighter in Full Moon – exclusive shade
    • NEW* Butter Highlighter in Galactic – exclusive shade
    • NEW* Butter Paradise Eau de Toilette

    Isn’t she a beauty?! 😍

    Swatches

    I have three swatches for you. First one is indoors, no flash.

    This second one is indoors with a flash

    This third one is indoors, but in direct sunlight.

    The bronzer is so buildable and beautiful. I have an issue with most bronzers where they look muddy on me no matter how much I blend.

    The blush is a great peachy color with a slight sheen. I love it and I don’t even do blush a lot.

    These highlighters are SO BEAUTIFUL! Full Moon (The gold one) looks chalky when you swatch it, but it’s so creamy. They both melt right into the skin. I loved it so much I put it all over my chest and collar bone too (see look below).

    The fragrance smells just like the palette. This whole palette smells like summer. Very coconutty, which is nice, however, I don’t see myself using it as a perfume unless I’m going to the beach.

    The Look

    I am so in love with this look! ❤️

    Overall I love this palette and give it a 10/10! I love it!!


    Other products used:

    Maybelline 24 hour foundation

    Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer

    Jacklyn Hill x morphe palette

    NYX Micro Brow eyebrow pencil

    Butter London Double Decker Mascara

    MAC Lipstick (can’t find the exact shade)

    Colourpop x Lauralee x NKLA lip gloss


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