Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette – Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

Okay, this post is just cursed. I have been trying to get this up for about 3 weeks and in addition to a more than usual hectic work schedule, I have had hosting problems, internet outages, emergency doctor appointments and various other unexpected life events. So while WordPress is working, I have internet access and have only couple of fires to put out, I’m going to try to get this up. Urban Decay’s Vice palettes have become a holiday tradition for beauty junkies but I always passed on them because a) the shades included in the palette just didn’t entice … Continue reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette – Review & Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette Fresh Blush Venezia Gilded Custom Sangria Bengal Chocolate China Rose Noir

Anastasia Beverly Hills has been on a roll with their eyeshadow palettes lately with the release of the Amrezy Palette, the Maya Mia Palette and now the Tamanna Palette by DressYourFace. I decided that to drool from afar on the first two palettes as the shipping prices were just too exorbitant (#CanadianProblems) so I was ecstatic to see the Tamanna Palette finally be available at Sephora. And honestly, I’m glad I held out until this one! The Tamanna Palette comes in a relatively sturdy cardboard packaging that’s has a magnetic closure. The palette is small and travel friendly but gets … Continue reading

Tarte Colored Clay Bronzer Blush in Park Ave Princess (Pink Bronze) – Review & Swatches

Tarte Colored Clay Bronzer Blush in Park Ave Princess (Pink Bronze)

Originally released as part of a QVC set, Tarte’s Colored Clay Bronzer Blush in Park Ave Princess (Pink Bronze) has been released individually. And it’s not a surprise as any makeup enthusiast (read hoarder) would find it very difficult to resist this visual feast. The product is housed in a plastic compact with a bright pink wave like pattern. I don’t know why but it reminds me of the desert. I suppose it exudes a feeling of heat which is rather appropriate for a bronzer. To me, the bronzer blush gives the illusion of seashells at first sight (tell me you … Continue reading

Clinique A Black Honey Affair Palette – Review & Swatches

Clinique A Black Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette Sugar Cane Hazy Black Honey Lucky Penny Dark Brown Shade of Morning Java Quad Purple Pumps Lavendar Out Loud Graphite

I have looked at Clinique’s Black Honey eyeshadow pretty much every time I walk by a Clinique counter but never made the purchase. I don’t know why but it just became one of those items that you look at and think “next time” for no good reason. So when I saw that Clinique had released A Black Honey Affair, a limited edition 8 shadow palette around the Black Honey, I decided it was time. A Black Honey Affair comes in a really clean, streamlined, compact palette that easily fits in the palm of my hand. I’s slightly larger than the … Continue reading

Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette – Review & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette Review Ivory Chiffon Golden Pink Graphite Gold Naked Nude Beach Birch Smokey Topaz Truffle Golden Bronze Espresso

Upon first look, Bobbi Brown’s Nude on Nude Eye Palette certainly fits into the brand’s aesthetic and looks like an ideal palette for natural, effortless eye looks. Having heard high praises for Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadows, I ordered it sight unseen and had very high hopes. Unfortunately, they came crashing down as I started swatching and using the palette. Nude on Nude Eye Palette comes in a sleek black packaging that is very thin with no bulkiness. The palette has a good sized mirror that can actually be used to put on makeup, making the palette very travel friendly. The palette contains 9 … Continue reading