Too Faced Everything Nice Set – Review & Swatches

Too Faced Everything Nice Set Palette

Much like last year’s holiday collection, Too Faced Holiday 2014 collection includes the Everything Nice Set, a large palette that comes with 20 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, a bronzer, a highlighter and 3 mini brushes.   The palette itself is made of thick cardboard that should hold up pretty well but doesn’t feel as as sturdy to me as other cardboard packaging I have come across. The set also comes with a mini Better Than Sex Mascara and a glittery bright fuchsia pink sequined bag. The bag itself is a decent size but it is a very obnoxious fuschia pink and covered … Continue reading

Chanel Camélia de Plumes Highlighting Powder – Review & Swatches

Chanel Camélia de Plumes Highlighting Powder Holiday 2014

The compulsory Chanel highlighter post is here. Despite contemplating the Chanel’s Holiday 2014 collection, Plumes Précieuses de Chanel, for longer than I care to admit, I really was planning on skipping Chanel’s Camélia de Plumes Highlighting Powder since it looked too silver to work on my warm skin. But the reviews from ColorMeLoud and Mostly Sunny pretty much left me with no choice. I take no responsibility. The highlighter comes in the traditional black plastic square-ish compact with the Chanel logo embossed at the top. The highlighter also comes with a flat angled brush that is very useful. This is the same … Continue reading

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette (Holiday 2014) – Review, Swatches & Comparisons

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette (Holiday 2014)

As they did last year, Tarte has released another blush palette, the Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette. And despite the fact that it’s getting a lot of love at the moment, my feelings regarding this palette are a little more complex. The palette is comes in cream and gold textured packaging that emulates a clutch. The external part of the packaging is soft, rather reminiscent of the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette. This packaging is far from what I would call luxurious and is unnecessarily large and cumbersome. It’s just not attractive, in my opinion. The palette also comes … Continue reading

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