Smashbox Master Class Palette III (Color & Contour) – Review & Swatches

Smashbox Master Class Palette III 3 Color & Contour

I have previously passed on Smashbox’s Master Class releases for various reasons but with the Master Class Palette III – Color & Contour, Smashbox has really hit a home run. As an additional bonus, Master Class Palette III has the Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit included in it so if you have been wanting to try that out, this palette becomes even better value for money. The packaging was one of the major issues I had with the previous palette and they seem to have all been addressed with the Master Class Palette III. The palette opens like a book with outer packaging of … Continue reading

BECCA Ombre Nudes Eye Palette – Review & Swatches

BECCA Ombre Nudes Eye Palette Review & Swatches

BECCA recently released the Ombre Nudes Eye Palette, a palette containing basic, matte eyeshadows, and the minute I came across it, it was love at first sight. And having used it for a while now, I have to say, the love affair continues… BECCA Ombre Nudes Eye Palette comes in a very slim, sleek brown plastic case that somehow camouflages fingerprints despite being a fingerprint magnet. It’s very utilitarian packaging that makes this palette very convenient to use and ideal for travel and storage. The Ombre Nudes Eye Palette contains 5 eyeshadows that range from light to dark with neutral to warm undertones and would work well … Continue reading

The favourites: August 2014

MAC Eye Brows Spiked, Nars contour blush paloma, mac Sheen supreme Full Speed, MAC rubenesque, Living Proof Full Thickening Cream

I like to rotate the products that I’m using so it’s not very often I find myself using the same products on a daily basis but I noticed I was using the same handful of products on a daily basis. So, naturally, here is a post about some of the products that I have been using regularly this summer. MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque: Rubeneque is an old classic that comes out to play every summer. It’s a very easy to wear, sheer rose gold that may lean a little orange, depending on your skintone. On my eyelids, it simply serves … Continue reading

Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette – Review & Swatches

Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette

Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette is a stunning offering by Smashbox for Fall 2014. It is an online only, limited edition palette that I ordered from the Sephora website. First of all, can we just take a moment to appreciate the name of this palette? It conjures images of sultriness that echo the deep, sultry cherry and brown shades included in the palette to create the perfect smokey eye for fall. One look at this palette and I was hooked. One swatch and I was in love! Considering this palette is an online exclusive, I had ordered it sight unseen and the gamble totally paid off! … Continue reading

Benefit They’re Real! Push-up Liner – Review

Benefit They're Real! Push-up Liner

Benefit very successfully created a lot of hype with a viral campaign to accompany the launch of their new They’re Real! Push-up Liner. And although I’m not a pen eyeliner person at all, the beauty addict in me was intrigued by the innovative approach to eyeliner application. I received a sample of the eyeliner from Sephora so this review is based on the sample (but having played with the full size, the eyeliner is identical to the sample, including the applicator tip). They’re Real! Push-up Liner is a liner with an AccuFlex tip that is a thin rubberized tip with a slit from which … Continue reading