Posts Tagged ‘eyeshadow’

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well 😊 I thought about uploading another personal blog but decided to stick with a makeup one tonight. More people seem to enjoy the makeup ones, but you might be seeing a personal blog soon. Real life has been a little bit of a struggle lately 🤷

Anyways, onto the main attraction! I will say this, my husband is a really good listener right when I start to accuse him of not hearing a word I say 😂😂 He might not hear me say anything about chores, but he heard I’ve been struggling and that I’ve always wanted to try Natasha Denona. Wouldn’t you know, he took a half a day last Friday, saw a movie, and went into a Sephora kiosk and bought me this:

I really was floored 😭 It’s the Mini Lila palette. He said they only had this mini and one that “was boring skin colors” 😂😂 I’m assuming the Star palette (I think it’s called?) I remember there was an all neutral palette. If I wanted to spend the money, this mini or the Lila full palette are the ones that caught my eye the most, as well as that tropical one she put out.

I did want some more purples in my collection. There is a bright berry matte, a purple shimmer with green specks in it, a raisin colored matte, a soft gold shimmer, and a camel colored matte. I will say, for being so small, there are a good number of different looks you could pull off with just this. If using just the neutrals, though, I would want a deeper brown from something else.

I do love this but I have to say… I’m just still not sure why this brand is so expensive. I’m assuming at this point you’re literally paying for the name. It’s nice, but if Colourpop had this for $25 I would say they are off their rocker. It didn’t perform any better than stuff I typically use now. I know her full sized palettes are huge, but man, $150? I had trouble justifying spending that before but I think this actually made me really think I wouldn’t put down that much for a big one. She has beautiful palettes, but I can buy Jeffree Star or even Colourpop for a lot less.

What do you guys think? I would pick up another mini if I really liked it, but unless my husband goes fully crazy for our anniversary and surprises me, hahaha, I am not planning on purchasing a big one still. If you have and you love it, I’m not knocking it! I just wish she would chop off about $50-$60 ☚ī¸



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Hello! If you celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful Easter. If you do not, I hope you had a wonderful Sunday 😊

I swear this is my last “look what I got from Colourpop” post for awhile haha. If I buy more from them, I will hide it for awhile 😂 Seriously, though, they have just been hitting it hard with eye catching releases lately. The most complaints I see toward Colourpop is please stop releasing so much at once because I can’t afford it 😂

We will first acknowledge the card 😂 I was so excited that I got a different one even with my orders being placed so closely together. My dad used to be a bee keeper, so I especially liked this one.

Colourpop released 8 pressed glitters and 4 neon pigments. I actually had no interest in getting the pigments especially because I already had one shade in another palette (Sandbar); however, the math made me buy them. To get the palette with all 12 was $40. Each glitter was $5. So…. I’m not good at math, but it gets better when it involves makeup 😂

Let’s talk packaging. Each shadows came individually in these cartons which are gorgeous considering they are meant to be thrown away. The palette that came to put them in is the Orange Desert one I picked for BYOP and I was happy about that! I think it’s a gorgeous look

And here they are!

Gorgeous, right? How could I pass them up? I honestly don’t have many glitters and definitely none like these. Don’t shove your finger straight into one or it will be a mess. You can see the orange one looks funny because I did that. They are not loose…they have a clear gel which is why you don’t really need a glitter glue…but they are soft enough you want to go in gently. Here are swatches, which I found hard to do lol. I didn’t want to use a sh*t ton of product to make them opaque for swatches. Colourpop has swatches on their website if you don’t like these! But this is from swirling my finger once, twice for just a few:

Some of them are one color with another color glitter added in. So in different lights, they look different–which I love. The pigments are said to work best if you put a white base down.

I watched someone do both plain and white base on YouTube, and they are definitely more vibrant with white.

Glitters across the top, then bottom: Hungry Ghost, Light Show, Palooza, Boombayah, Free Bird, Renegade, Indio.

Pigments across: Keep Scrolling, Sandbar, OOO, Seeing Stars.

I literally have glitter all over me just from carefully getting shade names from them 😂 I love how glitter looks, hate how messy it is! There was some fall out as the day went on, so you could use a glitter glue as reenforcement. My favorite glitters are all of them 😂🤷 My favorite pigment is OOO!

Also, FYI, the pigments will stain. See my below pic with the liners.

Now, they also released a box set of neon liners (you can buy individually $5, box is $20):

They are mechanical (you twist and more comes out). They are creme gel liners. They do feel creamy and glide on easily. One word of advice: don’t go in too hard. I literally broke the tip off of two so far 🙄😭 I like them, though.

I used Hungry Ghost and the neon yellow liner!

What do you guys think? Do you like glitter? Or neons? Does Colourpop need to slow down??!


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Good evening! (Morning/afternoon/night!) So my blog is a little Colourpop heavy lately…sorry! They are my favorite and I find it hardest to pass up their new launches…which is bad because that’s literally every other week 🙄😂❤ī¸

But one deal they run off and on is a BYOP deal! You pick an empty palette…they normally have different patterns and a few different sizes, and then you fill it! The overall price is 50% what it would be if you normally bought their empty palette and then individual items to fill it. I almost did a 2 blush 9 shadows palette…but I ended up with a 12 pan eyeshadow palette.

First off … I will always say this. I LOVE the postcards they include. I literally hang them up everywhere 😂🤷 But I went with the orange desert palette because it was the prettiest for me 😁 I love orange. Btw, I did buy some creme liners…but I ended up going back for the set, so they will be in my next blog lol.

Here’s my creation! I titled it, Neutral Out of Sight, Neutral Out of Mind 😂😂😂 I crack myself up. Seriously, though, I have so many neutrals… I wanted colors that went with each other but also filled in some colors I don’t really have elsewhere.

As a side note, once you click to fill the palette, they take you to a particular page of items. It might not include every shade they have… I never tried to compare.

From top left across and down to the last one: Tiki (matte), Paper Tiger (matte), Oh Ship (matte), Lost and Found (matte), Piece of Cake (matte), Backstage (matte), Quantum Sleep (shimmer), Silver Lining (matte), Paradiso (shimmer), Formation (matte), Conjour Up (matte), and Superzoom (shimmer).

I’m not sure why, but the swatches came out a little fuzzy đŸ˜Ļ Like every picture I took. Anyways, they performed like you expect from Colourpop. Sometimes their mattes don’t swatch the best, but so far none are patchy or have given me any kind of trouble on the eye.

What was I thinking? First off, I had to have Silver Lining. I love purple-grey shades, and I consider that shade my favorite kind of neutral. It’s not really, but I think it is lol. I wanted some blues to go with my Atlantis palette (and because I didn’t get the Blue Blood palette 😭). I love oranges and didn’t have any hot orange colors like Oh Ship. I am lacking on yellows and teals as well. And I have so, so many shimmers!! So I only took the three I saw that looked different from what I have.

So what do you think of this deal? I believe this cost $35? I could look through my past orders but I’m lazy 🤓 It was no more than $40. They do run this off and on throughout the year if you’re interested! Sign up for their emails and they definitely alert you. I’m not sure if it’s still going on but you can check out their webpage to find out 🤗 A lot of the empty palette styles were sold out last time I looked though.

-AV (Instagram Avlovesmakeup) ❤ī¸

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Hello, blog world! Sorry, I’ve been a slacker this week. I had to work some OT at work and then my husband and I got hooked on a show that we have to watch after the baby goes to bed lol. Anyway, with all of the millions of new products Colourpop is dropping, I thought it would be fun to look at the different formulas of eyeshadow (and I threw blush in there too) they offer in case you aren’t that familiar with Colourpop!

First, of course, they have pressed powders. I have eyeshadows in matte and shimmer shades, as well as a blush in a powder. This brand is one of the best affordable brands I can recommend to people. Their shades are all buttery, pigmented, and blend well. I’m sure you can find better ones in the more expensive brands, but with an exception of two shades in a particular palette, I’ve had no complaints. This palette I built myself. The blush is Soul Mate from the Zoella collab.

Then they have two different formulas. They have their Super Shock Shadows (also available for blush and highlighter) as well as their Jelly Much eyeshadows. From left to right above: Super Shock Cheek in Drop of a Hat, Super Shock Shadow in Coconut, and Jelly Much in Into Focus. The Super Shocks apply best with a finger in my opinion. They are very smooth, very buttery, and very pigmented. They will dry up and dry up much faster if you don’t keep the lid on as much as possible. The Jelly Much I also apply with a finger, but I’ve had success using a flat shader brush as well. They are literally a jelly like consistency. I let mine dry at least 20 seconds before blinking, and they don’t budge on my eyes (I always wear primer btw).

The two blushes:

The eyeshadows:

Swatch bottom to top: pressed powder matte in Team Captain, pressed powder shimmer in Fault Line, Super Shock Shadow in Coconut, and Jelly Much in Into Focus.

If you get individual eyeshadows they are $5 to have the little compact come with it, the SSS and Jelly Much are $8 I believe. I recommend grabbing a SSS and Jelly Much if you haven’t tried them!

Do you guys love Colourpop? What’s your favorite formula?


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Have you seen the newest Colourpop x Kathleen Lights collab?! They already launched a Zodiac themed palette… Now we get Zodiac loose pigments! Guess who bought the box set literally a minute after it dropped? 🙋 **If you are interested in these, Colourpop is doing a 20% off right now! I’m not sure for how long so hurry to their site!!!

First off, I still love and save every card they send 😂 I hope they never stop doing that! Second– omg packaging!!! If you get the box set, here is the box! There are constellations, moons, suns, and stars in gold all over a mint green box. I love it.

The Zodiac signs are inside matched up with the shades. You get a little book inside that has a few sentences about each sign, and there are some pictures of Kathleen wearing some of the shades and looking gorgeous as usual! Each pigment is in a hard plastic tube. There is a little plastic stopper in each that you remove to get to the pigments.

The water signs: The Crab, The Fish, and The Scorpion

The air signs: The Water Bearer, The Scales, and The Twins

The earth signs: The Bull, The Maiden, and The Goat (*the maiden is for Virgo..KL acknowledged it’s usually called The Virgin but she changed it 🙂)

The fire signs: The Ram, The Lion, and The Archer

I swatched them in order of the Zodiac, starting with The Ram (Aries) and going around (if you look at the box set, go counterclockwise):

Bottom to top: The Ram, The Bull, The Twins, The Crab, The Lion, The Maiden

Bottom to top: The Scales, The Scorpion, The Archer, The Goat, The Water Bearer, The Fish

Both sets in low light with camera flash:

Here are a few on the eyes 😀

My overall thoughts: I have zero regrets buying these and I love every one of them!! I just put down a primer like normal, sprayed a flat shader brush with setting spray, dipped them into the pans, tapped gently on the sides, and swiped it on. Some have a bit more glitter to them and you might want to use a glitter glue. I would not recommend using them dry… You get very little pigmentation that way. Go buy some!! 😁


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This is just a quick “look what I got” post lol. I literally can’t stop buying eyeshadow. I have so many. And I concluded awhile ago I should just stick to palettes because it makes more sense than buying singles. However… Colourpop was doing a last call sale on a bunch of singles, so broke down and bought a bunch haha. But I did buy a magnetic blank palette so it’s kind of like I bought a palette 🤷

I say this every time, but let’s talk packaging. Omg they have the best packaging! Even the box lid is freaking cute!!

Then they put in those cute little cards. I love them and save all of them 😂

The pink box in the bottom picture is the palette! It is so sturdy feeling, closes with a magnet, and is super sleek. I love it. It has a really cute design on it and is light/pale pink.

These are the shades I bought! I would list all of the names but I’m too lazy to pick each one up 🙋 If you want to know a specific one though I would be more than happy to tell you lol.

Now the best part…swatches!

So I love Colourpop because they are very affordable and have good stuff for the price. These aren’t the most amazing shadows I’ve ever worked with, but they keep me going back. They are buildable, blendable, and they have an amazing range of colors.

Here are two eye looks. Don’t judge them on these…I did these in like 5 minutes each.

Anyone else a Colourpop addict? 🙋


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I couldn’t help myself. I think I need to go to Makeup Buyers Anonymous because I seriously needed an eyeshadow palette like I needed a hole in my head haha. But I was in Ulta…and it was right there…and I had been eyeing it up since it came out…annnddd I had a rare 20% off everything coupon! (A second one! They sent me two right in a row! 🙌)

So this is a $49 palette. I got it for about $39. I’m definitely not mad about that after I swatched it.

I have been a fan of the UD brand since I was introduced. I never thought I would be able to wear uncreased eyeshadow until my friend said, have you heard of UD’s primer? However, I am sadly not sponsored by them (I wish). However, I don’t need to be because I LOVE this palette.

Do you need this? Depends on what you wear. If you only wear neutrals, you probably don’t. There’s nothing super crazy, but there are a lot of beautiful pops of color. My biggest complaint is I wish there was a grey matte shade instead of a grey shimmer. I love using grey in my crease over black because black makes nervous and is too dark on me usually.

The mattes did not swatch great but they are applying perfectly to the eyes with a brush. The shimmers are AMAZING. They are so pigmented. Plus side: you can use a finger, a brush, or a wet brush and get amazing pay off. Bad side: I have had a little fallout, I’m assuming because there are sooo pigmented. I don’t mind because I can do my eyes before my face or just use a powder brush to lightly brush away the fallout.

So I tried four different eyelooks so far. The third picture is a little rough…I tried new brushes and didn’t care for them.

Anyone else buy this or going to? I’m in love 😍


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