Review: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

This is one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes because:

– it has awesome matte browns. I always use them in my crease when I’m doing more a smokey look.
– salted caramel is the perfect warm transition shade on my NC-30/35 complexion
– the colours are, in general, very rich, pigmented, they blend very easily, and if you wet your brush you’ll love them even more
– there are 2 highlight colours: a matte one and a shimmery one and both are bigger than the rest and I really appreciate having both options
– it smells heavenly

What I don’t like:

– there are a few shades (cherry cordial, black forest truffle…) that have chunks of glitter in them and they’re not the best. The glitter in them is not the most beautiful and they’re not as pigmented as the other normal shimmery shades like crème brulée, hazelnut, marzipan, etc, that are gorgeous. I mean, they still work but not as awesome as the rest.
– the pink shade (strawberry bon bon) is so bad. I don’t get why is in the palette in the first place (matte baby pink), it doesn’t inspire me at all, I really don’t get it and the quality is really bad, the pigmentation is awful and it is very powdery. I don’t touch it.

If you like neutrals I would totally recommend this palette, you can make a lot of different things with it and the quality, overall, is great.

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Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits – Gleam

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Strobe mode activated, kids with these new Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Palettes for Spring 2016!

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit is available in two shade selections each of which holds four shades each that can be used on eyes, body, or face to add radiance and luminosity. These metallic powder highlighters can also be used wet or dry!

One of the many great things about Anastasia Beverly Hills is that they regularly come up with new products. After creating illuminators recently, they just launched a new product in two variation “Glow Kits”. Each kit has four highlighters.

 Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits comes in two shades: Gleam and That Glow..

Each of the kits contains four metallic velvety powders for intense luminosity that are versatile enough to work on every skin tone. Each powder can be layered together to brighten cheekbones over eyelids, brow bones and inner corners. Resulting in flawless incandescent.

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Elie Saab – Le Parfum Resort Collection

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Resort collection tried to set itself apart from other Le Parfum flankers while keeping the main theme going.

I have to say that it partially succeeded! It is in fact different. It is sweeter, fruitier and has that aquatic vibe. However, it fell in the mainstream trap!

This is my least favourite Le Parfum. Not saying that it’s bad. Not at all it’s very pleasant, just mainstream!

First blast is technically pure orange blossom. Then some fig, some frangipani appears. Just a light touch. The orange blossom will always be the dominant note. Finally it dries own into a soft sort of a fig dessert.

It’s good… Just not as elegant or sophisticated as the others are. Maybe that was the point of the designer. Which in return makes you feel that his creation is a bit overpriced. Performance wise, it’s decent.

All in all, a good perfume for some younger ladies trying to find an appropriate Elie Saab perfume. Just not so much for those who love the EDP or even the EDT. Both of them!

Review: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

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This is very disappointing, especially because I consider MUFE Face & Body Foundation to be a magical potion that makes me look like my skin is amazing. I am the one person anyone ever heard of who didn’t like the original MUFE HD Foundation at all (it made me look shiny). In Ultra HD I found Y375 (Golden Sand) to be a great match for my skin. (FYI I match NARS Stromboli). Ultra HD is a watery liquid that spreads easily and sets quickly (somehow it doesn’t feel as lightweight as Face & Body though). While this looks quite nice as it;s being applied, it sheers out so much it doesn’t cover any discolourations. I’ve tried layering this for more coverage, but it streaks, and it still doesn’t even-out my skin.

The strangest thing about this, is it doesn’t “add” anything to my skin, and I swear this has some shimmer in it (or it just makes me that much more oily). The shimmer is subtle, but it’s enough to look glimmery in sunlight. It doesn’t add the plumping texture of Face & Body. It does melt into my skin, but it doesn’t really enhance its appearance. On my skin the noticeable difference between this and, say, Bare Minerals Serum, is the price. For my skin, the makeup that truly gives me full coverage but feels light as air is Clinique Beyond Perfecting.