Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. It’s been a while I know. I’ve been battling a seriously dark depression episode since the latter part of October… more on that in another day’s post. I’ve been doing a heap of baking and foodie style cooking the past 2 months as well as teaching myself new sewing techniques and how to work with patterns and I’ll be sharing that in other posts too.
I know I had said I was on a no buy until January 2021 but I needed something to just push me up out of the darkness I’ve been drowning in and so I decided to just treat myself to a bit of makeup therapy.
Before I do the haul I wanted to share with you what I got for Christmas… This was the ONLY object I asked for… and I asked for it several times since learning it would be coming out…. Ladies and Gents I introduce you to my very own personal Grogu a.k.a The Child or Baby Yoda….
and now… on to the collective makeup haul….
*As always all swatches will be done on clean bare skin in 1 pass with no primer. The pictures on the left or at the top are taken with flash and the ones on the right or the bottom are taken with out flash…*
- Believe Beauty Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss ($4 only at Dollar General), Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick ($4 only at Dollar General) and Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss ($4 only at Dollar General) The gloss is billed as being a high-shine finish lip-gloss that adds a subtle hint of color and comes in 9 shades and the liquid lipstick is billed as being a comfortable and ultra-creamy matte liquid lip that features a lightweight, full coverage formula with saturated color and concentrated pigments.
From left to right the 3 lippies are #1. Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss in the shade Ethereal (a glossy Champaign with slight gold micro glitters), #2. Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Foxy (a milky pink) and #3. Lustrous Shine Lip Gloss in the shade Prim and Proper (a milky pink gloss with silver micro glitters).
I grade these lippies each a solid A+++: The glosses are not sticky, long wearing, and you can not feel the micro glitters in this formula and the Matte Liquid Lipstick has got the most comfortable liquid lipstick I’ve ever tried.
ColourPop x Starwars Mandalorian The Child Palette $16 is a 9 pan palette billed as a monochromatic olive green palette that features a range of finishes from matte, metallic, and the iconic Super Shock formula.
I grade this palette a solid A+++!!!! I was bummed when this first came out because it sold out in like 10 minutes. I though oh no I’ll never be able to get it and then one day on TikTok they did a video letting everyone know it was back in stock and that was the day I decided I was coming off my no buy!! I so needed this in my collection… I’m even keeping the unicarton that it came in … that’s how obsessed with Grogu I am!
From left to right the shades are: Precious Cargo (opal gold with pinpoints of silver glitter – super shock), Right Hand Mando (icy moss with pinpoints of silver – metallic), Just Like a Tatooine (soft saddle brown – matte), Sipping Soup (true moss green – metallic), Baby Face (dusty mint- matte), The Force (vibrant antique gold with pinpoints of gold – ultra metallic), Little Frog (olive with flecks of silver glitter – sequin shadow), Float Your Crib (blackened olive – matte), and Droid Protocol (warm deep brown – matte).
ColourPop Grandeur Palette originally $14 but on sale for $10.50 is a 9 pan palette billed as an antique gold and bronze palette creates the most elevated looks. Warm, versatile neutrals paired with rich metallics.
I grade this palette a solid A++: This is a pretty standered neutral palette with a few stunning shades that I just hope one day they come out with in singles.
From left to right the shades are: Velvet (midtone taupe- matte), Haus (pale gold – metallic), Dusk (saddle brown – matte), Lavish (warm bronze with blue, silver, gold – metallic), Excess (pale antique gold – glitter), Mode (warm chestnut brown – matte), Need (warm chocolate with a vibrant teal – duochrome), Jolie (blackened brown with gold pinpoints – sequin shadow), and Monaco (black with green and gold pinpoints – sequin shadow).
ColourPop Big Poppy originally $14 but on sale for $10.50 and is currently out of stock and is a 9 pan palette billed as a vibrant monochromatic all matte palette! This richly saturated palette features shades of vivid rusts, sunset terracottas, and warm nudes!
I grade this palette a solid A+++: This is such a pretty palette unlike anything else in my collection!!! I love a good rust or terracotta shade and this palette does not disappoint. I would have given it my full A+++!!! grade if the 3 middle shades weren’t so close in color. Other than that this is a stunning palette.
From left to right the shades are: Day Tripper (pastel peach – matte) Mellow (pale orange – matte) Cali Love (peachy red nude – matte) Floral Out ( burnt orange – matte) Get Around (vibrant tangerine – matte) Dig It (burnt pumpkin – matte) Flower Power (burnt sienna – matte) Grovin’ (chestnut brown – matte) Wild Thing (rich walnut – matte).
ColourPop Lil’ Ray of Sunshine Palette originally $14 but on sale for $10.50 is a 9 pan palette billed as their first ever all matte, 9-pan eyeshadow palette with a range of fun yellows and wearable warm toned shades.
I grade this palette A+: This is a nice palette I just wished the 3 middle yellow shades weren’t so close to the same shade. Its still a pretty palette just there really isn’t any deference with the yellows.
From left to right the shades are: Sun’s Out (pale pastel yellow – matte), Vitamin D (light yellow – matte), Happy Place (pale lemon yellow – matte), Blissed Out (midtone mustard yellow – matte), Sunniest (vibrant marigold – matte), Vibey (golden honey yellow – matte), Limoncello (warm apricot – matte), Chillin’ (warm chestnut – matte), and Sun Giant (chocolate brown – matte).
ColourPop x Disney Villains Misunderstood Pallet originally $24 but on sale for $18 is a 15 pan palette billed as a collaboration with Disney and their infamous villains, bringing you the palette to rule them all, Misunderstood. This mixed finish 15 pan eyeshadow palette combines intense mattes, colour shifting duochromes, and rich metallics.
I grade this palette a solid A+++!!!: This is such a pretty palette and again unlike anything else in my collection!!! It’s a mostly metallic palette with shades I have never owned. I love the jewel toned shades that seam to be suspended in a black base … those are my favorite of this palette.
From left to right the shades are: No Spots (pure white – matte), Mongrels (pinky ivory – metallic), Diablo (lime – metallic), Devious (terracotta – matte), Tragic (soft warm beige – matte), Underworld (bronzy copper – metallic), Pain & Panic (mid-tone gold with peachy pink flecks – metallic), Forest of Thorns (orchid – metallic), Flotsam (baby pink with blue micro glitters – metallic) and The Fates (deep electric blue – matte)
From left to right the shades are: Revenge (charcoal grey with silver glitter – metallic), Sing (dark brown over a black base with hot pink to gold duochrome flip – metallic), Jetsam (denim blue over a black base with teal duochrome flip – metallic), Facile (rich olive green with gold flecks – metallic) and 101 (black – matte)
ColourPop Sandstone Palette originally $22 but on sale for $16.50 is an 18 pan palette billed as capturing the warm and earthy tones of the Southwest. With a perfect balance of matte and metallic finishes, create looks perfect for any season.
I grade this palette a solid A+++!!! : This is such a pretty palette I have similar shades for some of the shades in this palette but they are curated so perfectly! The yellow in this palette is so much better than in the lil ray of sunshine palette.
From left to right the shades are: Big Bend (pale beigey yellow with gold flecks – sequin shadow… but the glitter in this one does not transfer to the lids), Pueblo (pale peachy gold – metallic), Open Road (mid-tone yellow peach with gold flecks – sequin shadow… but the glitter in this one does not transfer to the lids), Vortex (warm taupe – matte), Quest Crew (golden brown – sequin shadow), Bell Rock (pinky beige – metallic), Westward (golden olive – metallic), Red Earth (golden bronze – metallic) and Canyon Loop (mid-toned terracotta – sequin shadow… but the glitter in this one does not transfer to the lids)
From left to right the shades are: Spring Valley (bright copper – metallic), Oasis (vibrant yellow with gold flecks – sequin shadow… but the glitter in this one does not transfer to the lids, Desert Sky (pale lime with golden flip – metallic), Blaze (blackened brown – matte), Recharge (chestnut brown – sequin shadow), Wild Creek (deep plum bronze – metallic), Big Butte (rust orange – matte), Grounded (deep cinnamon – matte) and Templeton (deep mahogany – matte)
ColourPop Lippie Pencil and Lippie Stix that is part of the Poppy collection originally $6 for the pencil but on sale for $4.50 and originally $7 for the Stix but on sale for $5.25. The Pencil is billed as producing clean lines that prevent feathering disasters with the long-wearing and super pigmented lip liner designed to be worn under your fave matching lip colour and the Stix is billed as one swipe pigmentation in a blur finish in a super creamy and comfortable formula loaded with skin-loving ingredients like shea butter and Vitamin E.
I grade both a solid A+++!!!: ColourPop has my all time favorite lip formula and I just want to own every color!!!
From top to bottom the shades are: Sow Happy (mid toned peachy nude) and Fab (mid toned peachy nude).
ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip originally $7 but on sale for $5.25 and is billed as a soft, diffused, just-blotted look with its comfy, matte, longwearing finish.
I grade this lippie a solid A++: The formula is nice but I just don’t like the color as much as I though I would.
The shade is Dozzy (warm rose).
E.L.F. Putty Blush $6.00 and comes in 8 shades and is billed as a velvety, lightweight putty blush that melts into your skin having a highly pigmented, creamy formula that is lightweight and buildable that transforms from cream to a semi-matte powder finish.
I grade these blush a tentative B-: The blushes are creamy but upon first swatch they are super sheer. I’ll have to test them on my face to determine if they are worth the buy or not.
The shades from left to right are: Turks and Caicos (a soft peachy nude) and Tahiti (a dusty rosey pink)
E.L.F. Prismatic Lip Gloss originally $4 but on sale for $1.60 but I got it as a gift with purchase and comes in 3 colors. It’s billed as non-sticky lip gloss that adds dimension a wash of shimmer with a high-shine finish.
I grade this one a solid A- : It’s a pretty shade, not very sticky and you can’t fell the glitter in this one at all… however it’s not very longwearing.
The shade is called Amethyst (purple with a teal flip).
E.L.F. Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow $5.00 and comes in 8 shades and is billed as a liquid eyeshadow with high-impact, metallic finish with a high-impact, multi-dimensional metallic in a quick-drying gel base.
I grade these shadows a solid A+++!!!!: If I could grade this one higher I would! These are a spot on dupe for the Stila Magnificent Metals and they are absolutely amazing! I am so picking up the other shades!!!
The shades from left to right: Big Dipper (rose gold) and Moon (golden champagne).
E.L.F. Camo CC Cream $14 and comes in 20 shades, 3 undertones, and 10 shades for deeper skin beauties and is billed as a medium-to-full coverage color correcting foundation with SPF 30 protection and a natural finish.
I grade this foundation a tentative A+: I left it to sit on my hand a bit before taking the picture without flash and I noticed it oxidized a bit…. now I need to see if it will oxidize on my face as harsh as it did on my hand.
I purchased mine in the shade Fair120N (fair with neutral undertones)
E.L.F. No Budge Shadow Sticks $5.00 and comes in 10 shades and is billed as a metallic cream eyeshadow stick that is smudge-proof, long-wearing and crease-resistant.
I grade these shadow sticks a solid A+++!!!!: These shadow sticks are a subtle dupe for the Laura Mecier Caviar Sticks… these ones are slightly sheerer than the Caviar ones are and they are super long wear… I left these swatches on until bed and I took my shower scrubbed my hand and they were still on. I had to use makeup remover to get them off. I purchased these to be waterline liners and I think they are going to do perfectly.
The shades from left to right are: Champagne Crystal (champagne) Golden Goddess (antique gold) Copper Chic (dusty copper) Midnight Sapphire (blackened blue) and Rich Amethyst (blackened purple).
E.L.F. Brushes : From left to right: Complexion Duo Brush $8.00 and is billed as a 2-in-1 brush designed for the application of foundation and concealer, Putty Blush Brush $4.00 and is billed as a blush brush that applies putty and cream formulas that easily picks up cream and putty formulas to assist in easy application and blending, creating an air-brushed effect and Flat Foundation Brush $4.00 and is billed as a vegan flat foundation brush that easily applies and blends foundation seamlessly.
I grade these brushes a solid A+++!!!: I have always loved the black handled brushes they are high quality and a 5 and dime price point… what’s not to love.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation $25 and they come in 26 shades with 10 shades for deeper skin. It’s billed as a highly pigmented, buildable cream formula that leaves a natural matte finish. The deeper shade is Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Stick $25 and it comes in 3 contour shades and 1 highlight shade and is billed as full-pigment cream sticks for contouring and highlighting that deliver a natural-looking matte finish for face and body.
I grade these sticks a solid A+++: These sticks are super cream, blend well, and do not oxidize. They feel light weight and dry to powder finish.
From left to right the shades are: Porceline (Fair skin with cool undertones) and Mink ( toasted almond)
BECCA Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder $25 and is billed as targeted brightening and setting powder for lasting makeup wear. This weightless, invisible loose powder brightens and sets under-eye makeup for lasting wear. Infused with light-reflecting pearl powders, it instantly blurs the appearance of fine lines, without settling into them.
I grade this powder a tentative B-: I noticed that this one has micro glitters in them … the ELF one I like also has this but doesn’t translate on the undereyes so I am hoping this one doesn’t too…
Natasha Denona The Love Story Collection Lip Oh-Phoria Gloss & Balm Bundle $78 and is billed as unique balm-gloss hybrid that plumps and hydrates while adding color and shine. This bundle has 3 limited edition shades.
I grade these lippies a solid A+++ The only reason I didn’t give this my highest grade is because there is no plumping happening with these lippies. Other than that I absolutely love them, the shades, the texture, and they are long wearing without being sticky.
The shade from left to right are: Coral (a duochrome coral), Nude (the perfect yellow based nude) and Mauve (a brownish mauve nude).
Viseart Petit Pro Palette #08 Solstice $30 and there are 4 colorways in this collection and is billed as rich, sundrenched colors with a harmonious balance of earthbound mattes and shimmers, this mini palette is the key to effortless, warm eye looks.
I grade this palette a solid A: The shades are pretty but I feel like they are sheer and with all the hype around this brand’s shadow formula I just ended up feeling lackluster.
From left to right the shades are: Languor (Sandy beige- matte), Crescendo (Light warm brown matte), Summertide (Medium red-brown – matte) Duir (Chocolate brown – matte), Fervor (Lemon meringue -shimmer), Litha (Nude brown – shimmer), Splendor (Terracotta brown – shimmer) and Solstice (Pink with a duochrome).
Natasha Denona Mini Zendo Palette $25 and is billed as bronze-inspired eye shadows in a compact palette perfect for traveling and on-the-go looks.
I grade this palette a solid A+++: This palette is cute. I really love the coral shades in this one.
The shades from left to right are: Stark (Deep burgundy – metallic), Bare (Pastel rose – matte), Stripped (Silver taupe – metallic), Dazz (Coral with bronze reflects – duochrome), and Uncovered (Dusty coral – matte)
Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette $25 and is billed as warm hues of a summer sunset with this take-anywhere mini palette.
I grade this palette a solid A+++: That cranberry shade is amazing and pair beautifully with the tan shades.
The shades from left to right are: Guava (peach – matte), Apollo (rich pink – metallic), Dirty Mars (warm brown – matte), Sun Beam (sparkling copper – metallic), and Halo (soft champagne – metallic).
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in the colorway #11 $48 and is billed as pro-quality palettes features five pans of ultra-pigmented eye color in a variety of unique finishes. The breakthrough formula glides smoothly across lids, delivering vivid color payoff with a buttery-soft feel.
I grade this palette a solid A+++: The greens in this palette are so pretty I purchased this palette specifically for these shades.
The colors from left to right are: 62S (Terracotta- metallic), 15M (Bottle Green – metallic), 61P (Ochre – metallic), 16M (Emerald Green- metallic), 58P (Satin Tan – metallic).
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in the colorway #13 $48 and is billed as pro-quality palettes features five pans of ultra-pigmented eye color in a variety of unique finishes. The breakthrough formula glides smoothly across lids, delivering vivid color payoff with a buttery-soft feel.
I grade this palette a solid A+++: I again purchased this one for the 1st and last shades. I thought they would be so pretty together… boy was I right!!
The colors from left to right are: 85P Pinija (blackened green duochrome), 90V Sand Storm (sandy beige – matte), 88V Arizona (caramel brown – matte), 57V Flamingo (cream – matte), 78M Umber (rusty brown – metallic).
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in the colorway #02 $48 and is billed as pro-quality palettes features five pans of ultra-pigmented eye color in a variety of unique finishes. The breakthrough formula glides smoothly across lids, delivering vivid color payoff with a buttery-soft feel.
I grade this palette a solid A+++: I have been itching to buy this palette for a little bit … finally pulled the trigger and I’m in love with this colorway!!!
The shades from left to right are: 51M Rosewood (rose gold – metallic), 40M Lavender Gray (pinkish taupe – metallic), 64V Shell (dusty pink – matte), 87M Light Coral (pale coral shimmer), and 22M Maroon (deep aubergine – metallic).
Natasha Denona Camel Palette $48 and is billed as being inspired by her love of tan and camel tones, Natasha Denona created a palette of sandy shades in matte and metallic finishes for neutral looks that are anything but boring.
I grade this palette a solid A+++: This is probably going to be my new favorite everyday nuetral palette! It has a highlight, contour and 2 middle shades and this gorgeous pop of copper.
The shades from left to right are: Arrosto (Dark brown with yellow undertones – matte), Dune (Sheer golden peach – metallic), Safari (Medium dusty ochre – matte), Copper Stone (Rich copper with golden reflects – metallic), and Zand (Medium warm ochre – matte).
Natasha Denona Cranberry Palette $48 and is billed as ultra-pigmented shadows with matte and glitter finishes that delivers four brand new shadows and one shade from her limited edition Holiday 2017 Aeris Palette.
I grade this palette a solid A+++: I purchased this one because I really wanted to wear it for Christmas but I just really couldn’t get into a festive mood this year … but this colorway is stunning.
The shades from left to right are: Daisy (Cool pink – metallic), Sakura (Warm magenta – matte), Botanic (Golden coral – metallic), Blossom (Deep eggplant – matte), and Nude (Sheer rosy beige – metallic).
Well dolls… that’s the last of this haul … I know it was a big one … I tend to splurge when I’m in a dark hole … giving me something to be excited for. I will be using all these products in January and will give full reviews on each item as I’ve used them.
That’s all for now dolls… I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.