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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. 😆😆

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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! ❤️

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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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Chocolate Gold Review

Hello, Beauty Babes ❤️❤️

It’s been so long since I’ve posted. I want to first tell you about how my no-buy is going. Well, it’s been 29 days and I haven’t purchased a single item of makeup (minus my subscription boxes). I feel great!! I’ve been rediscovering so much makeup I forgot about! I’ve recently been tempted by Ulta sales, but I’ve managed to stay strong.

I’ve also been terrible with keeping up with this blog. I’m in my last class for my bachelors and it’s taking ALL my time!

Now, on to the review! Today I want to go over Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette. I know I’m late to the game. I procrastinated on buying this guy, and I’m so happy I finally caved and bought it!

What?

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette

Price: $49.00

What Too Faced has to say:

  • “Metallic shades infused with real gold for extra luxe sparkle
  • Creamy matte shadows offer soft, velvety wear
  • Infused with our signature chocolate scent for a mood boost with every swipe
  • Richly pigmented colors offer one-swipe payoff”

This palette has 16 shades, includes 3 mattes and 13 foiled glittered shadows.

(Picture taken from Too Faced website)

Swatches

The following photos are pictures of the shadows in the palette. The top swatch of each color is with my finger and the bottom swatch is with my Morphe E10. On the left are the swatches with no flash and the right is with flash. These colors are so gorgeous!! My favorite colors are Drippin’ Diamonds and Classy and Sassy.

The Look

Excuse the AWFUL brows. I need them done like 💁🏼‍♀️.

Overall Thoughts

The palette is gorgeous!! The one thing I wish is that there were more matte shades. I did have to grab my JSC Blood Sugar Palette for some transition shades.

Final Rating is 8/10.


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Why I Am Not Buying Makeup for Two Months

I watch the beauty gurus on YouTube. I follow all the makeup brands I can think of. I absolutely LOVE Makeup. I love seeing new items release. So many unique ideas. It’s intriguing and I want it ALL.

So this past weekend when I was shopping Macy’s VIP sale and purchased not one, not two, but THREE new palettes I thought to myself, am I even gonna use these? I have over 50 palettes at this point, with more inbound. I realize, out of the last 20 palettes I’ve purchased I love only used them once or twice. The beauty industry is releasing new products like wild fire and convincing us that we need it all. I want to actually use my makeup and not shit away my money.

So now I made the decision to not buy ANY makeup for TWO months. It’s gonna be hard. (18 days of beauty from Ulta 😭). But I will do this.

My goals for these next two months:

  1. Use all unopened products
  2. Use each palette in my collection more than one time.
  3. Learn less could be more
  4. Create amazing looks

Be ready for new makeup looks in the next few months!

Beauty

SOFT GLAM Review!

When I saw the first preview of The Soft Glam palette, I knew I had to have it. The color scheme is beautiful. It’s nothing over the top or crazy. It’s very neutral, hence the name, Soft Glam. I feel like over the last year or two everybody in the beauty community has been wanting big, bold, over-the-top palettes. I’m a little worn out on that and I have been wanting a good neutral palette. I’ve been waiting for the release of this, since I first laid eyes on it.

Now, let’s get into this review!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette

Price- $42

In this palette you get 14 shades with 9 ultra-matte shades*, 2 metallics^, 2 iridescent~, and one “multi-imensional”• shade.

SWATCHES

The following photos are side by side with the left being no flash and the right being with flash. I swatched each color twice, top is with my finger and the bottom is with a tapered blending brush (Colourpop E2).

Photo 1: Tempera*, Glistening~, Orange Soda*, Rose Pink~

Photo 2: Sultry^, Bronze^, Mulberry*, Dusty Rose*

Photo 3: Fairy•, Burnt Orange*, Sienna*, Rustic*, Cyprus Umber*, Noir*

LOOK

I quickly did a look with this palette today. This is not the greatest I’ve ever done, but it’s a look.

No lashes (No time 🤷🏻‍♀️). I think it would look better with a wing, but I didn’t have time for that either. I used Tempera all over. Then, added Burnt Orange high in the crease. I absolutely love this color! I then added Dusty Rose to the lower crease. I was a little disappointed in this color. Then I added Cyprus Umber to the outter corner (I could’ve blended more 🤦🏻‍♀️) and finally put Bronze all over the lid (AMAZING COLOR!).

I am the WORST at photos.

Overall, I love the palette. It’s the perfect palette for a simple yet elegant look.

Rating 9/10 You need this palette!

Thanks for reading!


Other products used:

  • Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
  • Makeup Revolution concealer
  • Cody Airspun Setting powder
  • Urban Decay Shape Shifter palette
  • Tarte Park Ave Princess bronzer
  • NYX Micro Brow pencil
  • Butter London mascara
  • Makeup Geek highlighting palette
  • Pretty Vulgar blush
  • Mello listick

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