Monday, July 21, 2014

Makeup By One Direction GIVEAWAY

Hey everyone! Are you a one direction fan? If so I have an amazing giveaway for you guys! Recently it had been announced that One Direction is coming out with there own makeup collection which they teamed up with Markwins to make this happen. How exciting right? Well I have the hook ups for you! You will have an opportunity to win one of the 3 new makeup kits. It would come in a limited edition tin including makeup from there collection.

The makeup collection its self will not be released until August 11th in Macy's stores, and won't hit stage stores until August 25th, so you will be able to win one of these kits before its released!

Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

*International release dates TBD. We'll keep you posted!

The makeup kits that you could possibly win are The Up All Night Kit, Midnight Memories Kit and the Take Me Home Kit.

All you have to do is fill out this form and you can enter up to 3 times. And the giveaway ends in 15 days. There will be 50 winners total!

Don't forget to enter here!

Also don't forget to "like" there facebook page! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review & Swatches

Hey everyone today I have a review post on the new Maybelline The Nudes Palette! I was literally so excited when information started coming out regarding this palette and I knew I had to have it in my life. This is the first drug store palette I have witnessed. Other then like NYX and Sonia Kashuk, this is the first ever drug store palette. I am also excited because there will be two additional palettes coming out soon which are The Brights and The Smokes, which of course I will be purchasing each.

Maybelline The Nudes Palette goes for $9.99 and can be found at most drugstores or stores that carry Maybelline. It comes with 12 different shades to create all different looks. I love how the palette is set up because they paired colors in order to make different looks. You can divide the colors into quads, trios and duos, or of course mix and match and make your own unique look. 

When swatching, I decided I would swatch by quads because thats how I have been wearing this palette. 

Here are swatches of the first quad, which this one is the one I have been wearing the most. It comes with a light highlight shade (which the texture of this shadow was very dull. You really have to work your brush in it to receive a decent color payoff) The next shade is a beautiful light taupe color, then we have a brown and another darker taupe shade. 

Here is the middle quad which to me, has the best color pay off. We have a light peachy pink color which is a nice matte shade, then we have a golden brown which this color was so pigmented that I didn't need to put any effort in when swatching it. Next we have a beautiful gold which was extremely pigmented as well, and same with the brown. 

And here is the last 4 shades. We have a beautiful taupe/purple shade which is matte. Then we darker brown, and champaign color, and then a black which the pigmentation was horrible.

Overall I love this palette. You cannot beat a great palette for the price. It had a mixture of mattes and shimmers and the looks you can make of this palette is endless. Some colors we not that good with color payoff, but I still love this palette. I have been using it everyday for the last two weeks!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

NYX The Suede Shadow Palette Swatches & Review

Hey everyone, I am very excited to be doing a post on the new NYX The Suede Shadow Palette. I came a crossed this bad boy when I went to Ulta a few days ago and was super excited to pick it up. I am such a sucker for any type of palettes so I was excited when this was released. It is also a limited edition palette.

This palette comes with 8 different eyeshadows. They are all considered pearl eyeshadows. To me I think the colors in this palette would be perfect for the fall time since there are a lot of darker shades and with the greens and maroon and golden colors, it just screams fall to me.

Starting from the top row we have a Nude Pearl, Beige Pearl, Gold Pearl, Light Bronze Pearl, Olive Pearl with gold shimmer, Bronze Pearl with gold shimmer, Forrest Green Pearl and lastly Copper Pearl with shimmer.

I love all of the colors that are in this palette. A few were hard to swatch because there wasn't much pigmentation in a few of these colors. But the gold, forrest green, and the bronze shade were all very pigmented. I had a few problems with the copper color because it was very streaky which was a bummer because I was super excited about that shade. 

I am also a huge fan of the packaging. I heard a few people say they didn't like it, but I liked it a lot. It is simple, sleek and will be very easy for traveling. I also love how big the shadows are in the palette so it is super easy to get at the product. 

  • The packaging is sleek and easy for travel
  • The shadows are big so its easy to get to 
  • The colors are beautiful and has decent pigmentation
  • Super affordable
  • The palette is limited edition
  • Some fall out with the shadows
Overall I would give this palette a B- rating. It is pretty decent for a drug store palette. You can purchase the palette here for $12.00