Makeup Palettes

Kaja Mocha Spritz Beauty Bento Eyeshadow Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Kaja Mocha Spritz Beauty Bento Eyeshadow Trio Review & Swatches Mocha Spritz Kaja Mocha Spritz Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio ($21.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new, deeper neutral eyeshadow trio featuring two matte shades and one shimmery shade. All three shades performed well; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing without being prone to fallout. I felt like the three shades worked well together, too.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent). We hope…

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ColourPop Miss Bliss Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

ColourPop Miss Bliss Palette Review & Swatches Miss Bliss Colour Pop Miss Bliss 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, probably limited life (aka around until it’s not!) orange and pink palette with two true mattes, four sparkly mattes, two shimmers, and one glitter. I’m not a huge fan of the “sparkly matte” concept–sometimes you’ll see very fine pearl in a matte, which I’ve been told helps with blending, but the larger sparkles seem unnecessary and…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 4 Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Norvina Vol. 4 Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches Norvina Vol 4 Anastasia Norvina Vol 4 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00 for 1.575 oz.) is a mixed bag that ranged from disappointing to fantastic. I think it was more workable and easier to use than past volumes, which wasn’t a surprise since there were more shimmers, more neutral tones, and fuchsia Pressed Pigments tend to perform better than blues or purples.The shimmers ranged from some of the best the brand…

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NABLA Cosmetics Wild Berry Cutie Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

NABLA Cosmetics Wild Berry Cutie Palette Review & Swatches Wild Berry NABLA Cosmetics Wild Berry Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, six-pan palette that included three mattes, one semi-matte, and two intense metallics. All of the shades had good pigmentation that ranged from semi-opaque to full coverage in a single layer. Despite being deeper matte shades, they blended out fairly well over bare skin and lasted for eight to nine hours. Alchemy 2.0 gave me a bit…

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Viseart Spritz Edit Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Viseart Spritz Edit Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches Spritz Edit Viseart Spritz Edit Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, warm-toned palette that featured 12 shades with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. I think the shimmers were a bit creamier in this palette compared to past, more recent releases, so they are easier to work with, have more pigmentation, and some looked almost “melted” on the lid because they were so smooth.The mattes were fairly pigmented…

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Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches Green Lights Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.18 oz.) might have a new name, but it is The Rebel (2020) — the brand actually discloses that in the product’s description (which I didn’t bother to read so fool me once…!). It’s an odd move given that The Rebel (2020) debuted recently, so I don’t know why they wouldn’t have kept it the same, went with the “Green Lights”…

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Huda Beauty Mint Pastel Obsessions Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Huda Beauty Mint Pastel Obsessions Palette Review & Swatches Mint Huda Beauty Mint Pastel Obsessions Palette ($29.00 for 0.21 oz.) seemed to work better as individual shades than together, as the shimmers were creamier but often a little sheerer, while the matte shades were pigmented but moderately powdery. Visually, the palette was hard to envision because the shimmers often applied differently than they appeared, too.The mattes darkened slightly when applied, though not terribly, and they blended out decently along the…

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NABLA Cosmetics Nude Cutie Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

NABLA Cosmetics Nude Cutie Palette Review & Swatches Nude NABLA Cosmetics Nude Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, permanent six-pan palette with three shimmery shades and three “Latex Matte” shades. The Latex Matte finish is quite interesting and complex while actually… working well. It has more of a cream-powder base that looks almost vinyl-like–not quite matte and a bit like the subtle sheen a cream product might produce paired with flaky sparkle.Because of the creamier texture, those…

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ColourPop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

ColourPop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo Review & Swatches Colour Pop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo Colour Pop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo Colour Pop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek DuoILYSM Colour Pop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo ( for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition cream blush duo that–apparently!–sold out quite quickly online but is available in-store (my local stores showed it in stock), so if it catches your fancy, you’ll likely want to check with your local Ulta.…

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ColourPop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

ColourPop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches Colour Pop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lip Duo Colour Pop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lip Duo Colour Pop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lip DuoDrop a Hint Colour Pop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) contains two warm-toned pinks; one in a light-medium depth and the other in a more medium-level depth. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, which may be…

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Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette Review & Swatches Love Glow Natasha Denona Love Glow Blush & Glow Palette ($55.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, permanent palette (this packaging is limited edition) that features a cream blush, two blushes, and one highlighter. All four shades performed similarly to past shades I’ve tried in each respective formula, but that being said, the textures of the powder products tended to be a bit denser/firmer and will all work well for someone…

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Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches (2020) – Beauty Article

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches (2020) The Rebel (2020) Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new, permanent quad that replaces the original “The Rebel” quad (totally different color story!). The formula was more comparable to the recent 12-pan palettes and a nice upgrade from the original quad formula. The shimmers were smoother, creamier, and richer overall with better coverage and adherence. All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing…

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Pat McGrath Red Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pat McGrath Red Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Review & Swatches Pat McGrath Red Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Pat McGrath Red Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Pat McGrath Red Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Pat McGrath Red Opulence Mini Lip Gloss TrioRed Opulence Pat McGrath Red Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio ($25.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of lip glosses with two shades from the existing gloss range and one new shade (with a new…

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Fenty Beauty Cool Neutrals (2) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Cool Neutrals (2) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches Cool Neutrals (2) Fenty Beauty Cool Neutrals (2) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that features three shimmer shades and three matte shades in a “cooler” color story. I’d argue that three shades were more muted but still warmer, though. Fenty’s matte eyeshadows perform decently–buildable and/or pigmented, blendable, and have decent wear–but find the shimmers to be more…

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ColourPop Can’t Bare It Just a Tint Lippie Tint Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

ColourPop Can’t Bare It Just a Tint Lippie Tint Duo Review & Swatches Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip DuoCan’t Bare It Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo ($11.00 for oz.) includes two semi-sheer, tinted lip pencils in muted peach and a warmer, mid-tone brown. Both shades leaned warm and had a more luminous sheen–not overly shimmery but…

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Fenty Beauty Cadet (7) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Cadet (7) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches Cadet (7) Fenty Beauty Cadet (7) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that features four mattes and two shimmers. Most shades had semi-opaque pigmentation or better, applied without too much work, and lasted between seven and eight hours on me. The shade I found trickiest to work with was Money Mission, which was thicker and worked best with fingertips…

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