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My Ultimate Dream Matte Palette (Revised)

Published June 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m very low on energy the past few days. Turns out my Hashimoto Syndrome is acting up and my Thyroid and Kidney functions are really low. The doctor changed my meds again to try and help my Thyroid and Kidneys start to improve but until the meds start to work I’ll be low on energy, more than when it’s just the Fibromyalgia giving me trouble, so I probably wont be able to do my makeup for a few more days or so. With that said I came across this really cool makeup challenge from fellow word presser Katie of KatieEmma Beauty , who by the way is an amazing beauty blogger! Her blog is just chalk full of amazing reads…. seriously you should go check her out. She found this challenge on Instagram and the original creators of this challenge are newlipstickclub1 , shimmershanny , and pan.o.ramics .

This is an 8 day challenge that centers on you creating your dream palette of the day …. the day assignments are:

Day 1: Dream Matte Palette
Day 2: Dream Shimmer Palette
Day 3: Dream Nude Palette
Day 4: Dream Color Palette
Day 5: Dream Face Palette (using eyeshadow only)
Day 6: Dream Monochromatic Palette
Day 7: Dream Eyeshadow Palette
Day 8: Dream Eyeshadow Palette (using non-eyeshadow)

So let’s start with Day 1: My Dream Matte Palette….

  • PLEASE NOTE: I was contacted by newlipstickclub1 and she actually gave me the rules for this challenge … so I have decided to rename this post and start the challenge over.

Anyone who knows me knows I love bigger palettes and I also love matte shadows, they are my all time favorite shadows so for me to have my ultimate dream matte palette it would have to be a huge palette.

I put together my dream palette on Friday but had a hard time whittling it down to a smaller size …. by Sunday night I was able to whittle it down to 69 shades…. but this is the smallest I am willing to go with my dream palette… ultimately I would probably add 1 more shade to round it out to an even number but really these 69 shades are my ultimate dream palette to own, I really could not have a dream palette without all these shades in the palette….

*REMEMBER, when I do swatches , I always do my swatches on clean bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass…. also I always take a picture of the swatches with and without flash so that you can get a true sense of the colors …. the pictures without flash will be on the left and the ones with flash will be on the right or the ones with no flash will be on top and the ones with flash will be on the bottom*

My first row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Matt Malloy (pure white from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette), Matt Lombardi (creamy camel tan from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette), Canvas (creamy vanilla from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Here Me Out (white peach ColourPop single eye shadow), Fresh (flesh tone from ELF Opposites Attract palette), Weekender (slightly deeper flesh tone from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette), the 4th shade of the Juvia’s Place The Nudes palette (light rose), Fuego (pastel coral from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Sassy (coral from the Opposites Attract palette), and Nekkid (warm light orange coral from the ColourPop Double Entendre palette).

My second row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Charge It (soft rosy pink ColourPop single shadow), Cut Outs (dusty coral ColourPop single shadow), the 9th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (light coral), the 12th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (full on coral), Daura (salmon coral from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Morocco (deep orange from the Juvia’s Place Nubian II palette), Caliente (terracotta from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Maybe Later (mid toned brick red from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Pass It On (warm terracotta from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Peanut Butter (creamy orange toned tan from the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly limited edition palette), and Nuts about You (red based orange terracotta from the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly limited edition palette).

My third row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Amber (burnt orange from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), Soothe Matte (camel from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol 1 palette), Maple (yellow based tannish brown from the Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow palette ), Riff (deep camel from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette), Wake Up Call (warm sand ColourPop single shadow), Bel Air (cool taupe ColourPop sungle shadow), Sea Stars (medium yellow brown ColourPop single shadow), Good Thing (warm chestnut brown ColourPop single shadow), Extra Curricular (mid toned orange tan ColourPop Double Entendre palette), Saucy (yellow based tan from the ELF Opposites Attack palette), and the 6th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Nudes palette (deep yellow camel).

My fourth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

the 5th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (mustard yellow), Yodit (dark mustard brown from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Kana (rosy dove grey from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette), Sandy Bum (light tones natural brown from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Mojave Mami (mid toned sand brown from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Feathered (rich chocolate brown ColourPop single shadow), Finesse (deep mahogany ColourPop single shadow), Choc (reddish brown from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), Teddy Bare (warm mid toned brown from the ColourPop Double Entendre palette), and the 4th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (rich warm red brown).

My fifth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

the 6th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (a reddish brown), Henna (deep cool toned taupe from the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette), the 1st shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (deep chocolate brown), the 3rd shade of the Juvia’s Place the Chocolates palette (grey toned deep cool brown), Cloud 9 (plummy brown ColourPop single shadow), Ms. Brightside (deep red plum from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Bad Guy (true burgundy from the ColourPop Whatever palette), Jamata (deep tan based orange from the Juvia’s Place Warriro II palette), Jezebel (maroon from the Juvia’s Place Nubain II palette), and Sleeper (eggplant ColourPop single shadow).

My sixth row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Kahina (deep maroon from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Candace (dusty rosy coral from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Fanti (vibrant purple from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Easy Going (blue based lilac from the ELF Opposites Attract palette), Gola (vibrant sky blue from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), Oasis (dusty blue grey from the Elf Earth an Ocean palette), Royal (classic royal blue from the ELF Retro Paradise palette), Abyss (deep ocean blue from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette),and Wise (mid toned forest green from the ELF Opposites Attract palette).

My seventh and final row of my dream mattes palette would be:

Can’t Kelp It (dusty brown green from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Desert Storm (khaki from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Spruced Up (deep olive green from the ELF Earth and Ocean palette), Maasai (true vibrant green from the Juvia’s Place Warrior III palette), the 10th shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (pale dusty grey), the 2nd shade of the Juvia’s Place the Corals palette (deep grey), Calm (mid toned grey), and finally Shawata (charcoal black from the Juvia’s Place Warrior II palette).

There you have it dolls. This would be my ultimate dream all mattes palette. If I had to add 1 more color to the palette to give it an even number of shades I think I would add the shade Memory Matte (carbon black) from the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals palette so that I had the deepest black available to me for days when the charcoal black aren’t deep enough.

This challenge was fun to do and I thank Katie of KatieEmma Beauty for posting it. I do love doing tags and challenges and you should check out all of her posts for this challenge. She did an amazing job at putting together her dream palettes.

I will not be posting Day 2 until Wednesday so that I can take tomorrow to gather and swatch all of the shade for the next challenge day.

I still have makeup in the mail coming to me the first week in July so I will not be able to haul anything new for the last few days of June. With that said I still have to do my July beauty buys so I may have more than usual haul posts in the month of July.

My eye has healed almost completely there is just the slightest bit of dry skin on the upper lid and just a rough patch on the lower eye lid …. I think by Thursday it should be all better … I’ve been combating the dry and rough skin of that eye with Hyaluronic Acid serum and a bit of my night oil.

Well that’s all for now dolls…. Remember to check out Katie Emma’s blog, she really does have a great one …. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

2nd Beauty Haul of June 2020 with Swatches

Published June 26, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
All the items in this haul were purchased through the ELF website

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. My eye is still pretty sore and still healing so of course there will be no Face of the Day post today again… but I’m coming to you with the 2nd beauty haul of June 2020.

So let’s get started ….. * Remember all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass *

I purchased only 2 brushes in this order. The concealer brush $4.00 which I purchased to do cut creases with and the precision dual-sided eyebrow brush $6.00
The Color Correcting Stick in the shade Correct Dark Circles Light $4.00 for .11 ounces of product. These correcting sticks come in peach for dark circles (in both light and deep), in green to correct redness, and purple to correct sallowness.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Lip Lacquer in clear $3 for .08 ounces

Lip Lacquer in the shade Fantasy (slight nude with gold shimmer) $3 for .08 ounces. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. These lip lacquers smell like vanilla cake and are not overly sticky and is formulated with Vitamin E and comes in 11 shades.

Tinted Lip Oil $6.00 for .10 ounces of product in the shade Nude Kiss (slightly pinkish nude).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The Tinted Lip Oils are infused with Jojoba, Apricot, and Vitamin E and comes in 8 shades and have that classic vanilla cake scent.

The Jelly Pop Dew Primer $10 for 1.01 ounces of product that is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Watermelon Extract, and Vitamins A,C, and E and is billed as a multitasking primer has a unique gel texture that works like glue to grip makeup to ensure it stays put. The Jelly Pop Watermelon Jelly Cleanser $8 for 3.38 ounces of product and is billed as a  gentle, watermelon-infused gel cleanser infused with skin-loving ingredients Watermelon extract and Vitamin B5.

Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum $8 for .47 ounces of product and comes in 5 shades with 2 for deeper skin tones. I purchased mine in the shade Fair/Light. It’s billed as a weightless silky formula that melts into skin for a radiant and youthful-looking glow. The luminous, dewy finish helps boost suppleness and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for flawless coverage infused with Vitamin A, C, & E, Grape Seed Oil, Pomegranate Oil, and Goji Berry to help brighten, restore, nourish and protect the skin.

For being a serum foundation it’s got a thicker consistency instead of a runny thinner one.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. It also has SPF 25.

Halo Glow Setting Powder $8 for .24 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades light, medium and deep. I have it in the light shade. This is billed as a silky, weightless texture that drapes the skin for a dreamy, blurring, soft-focus finish. Created with finely-milled synthetic sapphire particles to give your skin a soft glow, help smooth the appearance of fine lines, and blur imperfections.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. One thing I noticed when I first swatched this setting powder is that it’s so similar to my beloved Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder. It leaves behind this really pretty little lilt to the skin.

Retro Paradise Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow (limited edition packing for their Liquid Glitter Shadows and in this packaging comes in 3 shades) $5 for .10 ounces of product. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. The Liquid Glitter Shadows come in 8 shades, I have it in Flirty Birdy (a spot on dupe for Kitten Karma from Stila). This is billed as a gel-based formula that is long-lasting, quick-drying where you can get an amped up eye look with one-swipe glitter coverage that is a comfortable wear with minimal fall out.

Jelly Highlighter $6 for .44 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades, I have it in the shade Dew (bronze gold) and is billed as a smooth, jelly-textured highlighter that blends into the skin for a luminous, glowing skin effect.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The one thing I noticed with this swatch is that this highlighter dries completely down to a transfer proof formula.

Metallic Flare Highlighter $6 for .18 ounces of product and comes in 4 shades, I have it in the shade White Gold. This is billed as a multidimensional, high-luster glow.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is a harder pressed formula that blends out beautifully.

Prismatic Highlighting Duo $4 for .32 ounces of product (I received this as a free gift with purchase). This comes in 3 shades and I received it in the shade Siren’s Call. It is billed as a radiant, iridescent glow.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is a very hard pressed powder that doesn’t swatch well at all and after just 1 swatch I had hard pan.

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Peachy (a bronzey peach). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Earthy (a neutral peach). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Primer-Infused Blush $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 7 shades …. I picked it up in 3 more shades … this one is Always Cheeky (pale mauve). It’s billed as a long-wear, matte blush that’s infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Primer Infused Bronzer $6 for .35 ounces of product and comes in 3 shades of which I have the shade Constantly Bronzed and is billed as a long-wear, matte bronzer that is infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of bronzed, sun-kissed glow. 

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

Cream Blush Palette $8 for .64 total ounces of product making each pan .16 ounces of product and comes in 2 color ways I have it in the Soft colorway (we have a pale rose, pale coral, pale mauve, and pale blue toned pink) and is billed as being richly pigmented and formulated to last all day. The first picture of the right side is without flash and the second one is with flash. From the swatches I have found that these cream blushes are extremely creamy and blend out perfectly.

Retro Paradise 18 Piece Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as a  Bahamas-inspired eyeshadow palette with high-shine metallics and ultra-pigmented mattes in bright and neutral shades allow you to create your own tropical fantasy!

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Canvas (creamy vanilla – satin), Sandy Bum (light toned brown – matte), Rise & Shine (Vintage Gold – metallic), Spiced (a red based mid-toned coral – matte), Paraiso (coral based bronze – metallic), and Coconut (deep purple based chocolate brown – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Dijon (mustard tan – matte), Sea Salt (bright white with a silver flip – metallic), Fuego (pastel coral – matte), Sip Sip (baby blue – metallic), Baja Mar (pastel yellow based green – matte), and Tropicana (pastel purple – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Caliente (terracotta – matte), Cacao (deep chocolate with a hint of a green under-tone – matte), Fortuna (bronze – metallic), Royal (classic royal blue – matte), Disco (blue bell with a lilac flip – shimmer), and Nightlife (dusty black – satin).

Opposites Attract Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that has 9 warm-toned and 9 cool-toned shades with neutral and vibrant pops of color and that is billed as a  luxe formula that is smooth, creamy, blendable and ultra-pigmented. 

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Fresh (flesh toned – matte), Spicy (golden bronze – metallic), Sassy (coral – matte), Low-Key (dusty white – satin), Calm (mid-toned grey – matte), and Clever (deep taupe with a silver flip – metallic).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Bold (deep rose gold – metallic), Cheeky (orange based coral – matte), Happy (deep mustard yellow – matte), Witty (grey-toned taupe – matte), Smooth (deep chocolate brown – matte), and Chill (cadet blue – satin).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Saucy (yellow based tan – matte), Daring (chocolate – metallic), Warm (warm mid-toned brown – satin), Easy Going (blue based lilac – satin), Wise (mid-toned forest green – matte), and Genuine (dusty black with a hint of green -satin).

18 Hit Wonders Colorful Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as a vibrant, colorful 18-pan palette containing only the best, most swatch-worthy shades, designed to inspire bold, vibrant eyeshadow looks. It’s a mix of matte, satin and shimmer shades. The luxe formula of this vibrant eyeshadow palette is smooth, creamy, blendable and ultra-pigmented for effortless application.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Supreme (red based mid-toned brown – matte), Vibrant (silver – metallic), Moss (copper with a duo-chrome of moss green – metallic), Peachy (dusty light peach – matte), Quartz (light peachy beige – shimmer), and Pave (slight peach with a silver flip – shimmer).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Velvet (blackened royal purple – metallic), Electric (vibrant light blue – satin), Evergreen (dusty mid-toned green – matte), Solar (dusty bright yellow – matte), Heat (deep red based orange – matte), and Candy (coral pink -shimmer).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Royal (royal blue – satin), Shade (grey green based taupe – matte), Element (grey based deep brown with a red green duo-chrome flip – metallic), Summer (yellow orange – matte), Penny (copper – metallic), and Danger (deep rose gold – metallic).

Earth & Ocean Eyeshadow Palette $14 for an 18 pan palette that is billed as being inspired by grounded, earthy vibes and mesmerizing ocean views, the Earth and Ocean palette will transform your eyes with depth, brightness, and rich color. With a mix of mattes, satins, and shimmers ranging from warm browns to yellow hues and rich blues, so you can create multiple eye looks. The luxe formula of this versatile palette is smooth, creamy, blendable, and ultra pigmented for effortless application.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Trenches (black – satin), Underwater (sea green with a teal duo-chrome metallic), Can’t Kelp It (dusty brown green – matte), Desert Storm (khaki – matte), Sahara (yellow based light green – metallic), and Spruced Up (deep olive green – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Abyss (deep ocean blue – matte), Drip Drip (vibrant blue – metallic), Lagoon (powder blue – metallic), Rock Bottom (tan with a slight green flip – metallic), Gold Rush (gold – metallic) and Sun Yourself (yellow – metallic),

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are: Siren (steel grey – metallic), Oasis (slightly blue grey – matte), Saltwater (silver with w opal duo-chrome – shimmer), Tundra (silver – pressed glitter), Fuji Feels (vintage brushed bronze – metallic), and Mojave Mami (mid-toned sand brown – satin).

Well dolls … that’s all for now. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

JKissa x ELF To the Rescue Palette Swatches and Review

Published June 25, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope.

It dawned on me that I never officially showed off my JKissa palette.

Since I’ve had plenty of days to play around with the palette I figured I would also do a mini review of it as well.

The JKissa x ELF To the Rescue Palette $20 at Ulta. It came with a sticker sheet so you could decorate the palette. I love Pitbulls so I chose these stickers to decorate mine.
My palette came with the green shimmer, blue shimmer and purple shimmer shade shattered ( and the deep purple shade also came with just a tiny corner cracked as well) so I used Isopropyl Alcohol to wet those shades and press them back together. In doing so the green and purple shimmer shades names wiped off.

There are 12 matte and 6 shimmer shades in this palette and the total amount of product is .52 ounces making each shadow just under .3 ounces each.

This palette is 100% vegan and cruelty free and is the 2nd collaboration between JKissa and ELF (the first being a 7 pan eye shadow palette, blue liner, and a mascara) and in this second collaboration there is the 18 pan eye shadow palette (which I have in the picture above).

This palette is so fun to play with.

There is a ton of kick back in the pans with this soft pressed palette and more often than not there is also a ton of fallout on the face. I’ve learned t’s best to slowly build up the pigmentation of the shadows in this palette to avoid the fallout.

I have noticed when working with these shades that sometimes the can get a little patchy. Particularly the purple shades, but also the orange and yellow shades can sometimes lift in certain areas of the shade whilst buffing out. Also worth mentioning is that the orange shimmer shade is can be a little tough to build because it’s not as pigmented as the rest of the shimmer shades.

The shades are moderately pigmented, with some of the shades being more pigmented than others.

The shades do buff into each other fairly well but I have noticed they do not work well with other palettes, save for the shimmer shades which work fine with other palettes.

For this palette I would give it a solid A+. simply because of the few little issues with the palette.

Now let’s take a look at the swatches …. remember that as always all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right with with flash. The shades from left to right are: Casey, Millie, Yosemite, Peaky, Canolli, and Sadie. These shades are the lighter more brighter versions of the rainbow color scheme.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right with with flash. The shades from left to right are: Pepper, Zuma, Paloma, Tank, Thatcher, and Pretty Girl. These shades are the darker more deeper shades of the rainbow.

The picture on the left is with no flash and the one on the right with with flash. The shades from left to right are: Strawberry, Tsuki, Firefly, Reagan, Bailey, and Confetti. These are the shimmery slightly metallic shades of the rainbow.

a 6 piece brush set called Furever Eyeshadow Brush Set (which I also purchased but is currently dirty) that retails for for $25 and is sold at Ulta (is sold out on the ELF website) which includes the: J1 (packer brush), J2 (multi tasker), J3 (fluffy blender brush), J4 (small bullet brush), J5 (angled liner brush), and J6 (flat definer brush).

The brush set has a rainbow handle with a purple ferrule. The synthetic bristles are super soft but also firm enough to preform their jobs well.

The brushes do not shed and they are some of the best quality of brushes ELF has put out to date.

My only wish would be that they would have come out with a face brush set too, but since JKissa doesn’t wear foundation I kind of understand why a set wasn’t created.

I give this brush set a solid A+++!!!! This again is the best brush set to date, in my opinion, that ELF has come out with.

and a eye shadow topper duo called Tsuki To My Heart that retails for $12 (at Ulta) for .3 ounces of total product and features the shades I’m Pupset (a bright green) and What a Pitty Smile (opalescent/clear). This was the only product I chose not to purchase simply because I don’t use eye shadow toppers much because they emphasize the texture of my lids.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember dolls …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita

My Makeup Collection Vol. 9 The Eyeshadow Palettes Part 1

Published May 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope.

I’m back with Vol.9 of my Makeup Collection Series … the rest of the series can be found:

Vol 1. The Primers

Vol 2. The Foundations Part 1

Vol. 2 The Foundations Part 2

Vol. 3 The Concealers

Vol. 4 The Helpers (CORRECTORS, MIXERS, AND CONTOUR)

Vol. 5 The Bronzers

Vol. 6 The Blushes

Vol. 7 The Highlighters

Vol. 8 The Face Powders

Today we’re diving into my Eyeshadow Palettes collection … I wil not be blogging about what the palettes are billed as because I have a heap of palettes to get through and not all of my palettes are available still so I have no way of knowing what they were marketed as. Any way without further ado let’s do this…

Revolution Beauty Reloaded Palette Basic Mattes $8 for 15 @ .04 ounces of product on their website.

This one is billed as truly compelling mixture of 15 smooth and rich shades, for matte-lovers everywhere! Featuring a wide spectrum of fundamental nudes, creams, beiges, browns and deep plums.

I’ve already reviewed this palette in my REVOLUTION (MAKEUP REVOLUTION) FULL FACE REVIEW . What it boils down to is this is an amazing palette and a staple in my collection.

ColourPop x Karruche Collab (limited edition and no longer available was $12 for .36 ounces of product) The Brown Sugar palette.

This is a warm tones neutral palette with tons of versatility. Compact for on the go and I find myself reaching for it as a back up to other palettes all the time.

ColourPop Going Coconuts Palette $12 for .36 ounces of product on their site (currently out of stock).

This is a dustier version of the Brown Sugar palette … still in the vein of warm neutrals. I love this palette so much. It’s a great everyday, work and school appropriate palette.

ColourPop Double Entendre Palette $18 on their website.

This palette has it all … warn and cool nudes …. mattes and metallics.

Such a nicely put together palette.

ColourPop What Ever Palette $18 on their website.

Such a fun little palette that has it all.. from nudes to roses, to burgundy, from mattes, to glitters, to metallics and pressed pigments.

Catrice Cosmetics Basic Bae Palette $14 for .44 ounces of product at Ulta

This one is a basic neutral lovers palette with both matte and metallic shadows. This was my favorite part of my Catrice review.

Coastal Scents Revealed Rouge $20 on their website.

This one has a red color story that is just simply divine.

It’s the only Revealed palette I kept from my Coastal Scents review week. I decluttered the rest of the palettes. This one is super unique and I have loved every look I’ve come up with.

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette $49 for .42 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora.

This is 1 of only 2 Urban Decay palettes that survived my last declutter. I got rid of the rest of them. I absolutely love this palette! This is a great one for travel because it has all the nudes and still a pops of color. My favorite shade (although just a simple boring nude and not a pop of color)is Weekender. I so want them to release this shade in a single!! I’ve hit pan on it and this shade is a staple in my repertoire.

KVD Shae + Light Eye Contour Palette *I believe this one has been discontinued as I can not find a permalink to link back to a sale site*

This palette is broken into small quads… neutral,cool, and warm.

I love this palette. I love that it’s all mattes, I love that it’s got so much versatility within the quads. It’s a basic neutral palette.

Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow Palette $45 at Ulta and Sephora.

Hands down my best and favorite neutrals palette and also my favorite of the Too Faced palettes I own.

The first week I got this palette I couldn’t put it down! I have loved every look I’ve come up with using this little baby.

The shades flatter every skin tone. The mattes are finely milled the metallics have 2 different finishes .. there are some drier and some so buttery that they glide on effortlessly.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette $49 for .56 ounces of product at Ulta.

I can’t believe this palette still have that amazing chocolate scent to it.

The shadows are smooth and pigmented and blend like a dream.

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar *Discontinued*

This is the cool neutrals answer to the Chocolate Bar family (with that warm pop of the peanut butter shade).

This one still has the delicious scent of chocolate too. I have traveled many times with this one.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons *discontinued but can be found on Amazon*

This is such a fun palette with those pops of pink and blue and purple in them and has a mix of warm and cook neutrals.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette $49 for .54 ounces of product at Ulta.

This one is basically an all metallic palette with 4 staple mattes.

This is my favorite pop of color palette that I currently own.

ColourPop She’s Got Solstice Palette $14 for .3 ounces of product at Ulta.

This is a great little coral based palette and that pop of moss green is amazing!

ColourPop Making Mauves Palette $14 on their website.

A great alternative to the standard nude neutral palettes on the market. This is a great one for weddings and special occasions and just for a spin on a neutral eye look.

ColourPop Nude Mood Palette $14 on their website.

I love pairing this one with my Brown Sugar palette a lot.

ColourPop Blush Crush Palette $14 on their website.

This is another palette that’s perfect for a wedding or special event. Soft muted pinks and mauves so expertly done.

ColourPop It’s My Pleasure Palette $12 on their website

I purchased this one because a reader requested a purple look. I fell in love because the purples are so rich and expertly done. It can be hard to get purple eyeshadows to preform well because that pigment is hard to create. ColourPop hit it out of the park with this palette and that 1 pop of baby pink just made this palette everything.

ColourPop Lilac You A Lot $12 on their website

I purchased this one also because a reader requested a purple look and I wanted to have plenty of purple options to choose from. I love this pastel feel of the palette so much and it pairs well with the It’s my Pleasure palette.

ColourPop Mulan Palette $22 on their website

I could not wait to get my hands on this little baby!! I came up with 5 separate looks for this palette showing the versatility of it.

This is a great one for glam and drama.

 9 pan palette I created from Makeup Geek for 57.99 total which includes the z palette.

The shades in this palette are : Shimma Shima, a pale peachy flesh tone with a silver reflect. So Pale, a light vanilla matte. Rapunzel, a pale peach with gold reflect. Sand Dollar, a pale grey matte, Peach Smoothie, a true peach matte. Pumpkin’, a coral-orange hybrid matte. I’m Peachless, a pale peach with pink reflect. Tuscan Sun, a dusty coral pink matte. And finally Dark Roast, a dark true brown matte.

Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette *Discontinued*

This palette is the 2nd of 2 palettes I kept from Urban Decay in my last declutter. I love that it’s an all matte, basic eyeshadow palette. I tend to pull shades from this palette to accompany other palettes.

It’s a great companion palette to own.

Well dolls. That’s it for this volume. Hope you have a nice rest of your day/night.

Remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Quick Beauty Haul 7th May 2020 Haul

Published May 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

I repurchased some of my Good molecules serums and toner … I accidentally purchased 2 Super Peptide Serums but that’s ok … back ups are a good thing.

This palette was sent to me by the company (after reaching out to me on Twitter) to review …. I will be reviewing it within the next couple of weeks.

The palette is called EY-322 16 color Eyeshadow Palette and runs for $14.

The shades from left to right are: Slow (vanilla metallic), Flip (vanilla matte), Steam (muted brown matte), Noir (dusty black matte), Glamour (tan matte), Diva (copper metallic), Splash (moss green satin), Trance (light blue satin), Sultry (rose gold metallic), Culture (dusty red matte), Awesome (navy blue satin), Curtain (iridescent satin with a green/purple flip),Cross (chocolate metallic), Nolly (burnt orange matte), Stylin’ (vibrant fuschia metallic), and Mud (deep burgundy matte).

The shadows were swatched on a bare arm with no primer and in 1 pass.

The shadows are pretty pigmented (and hard to remove … I needed to use soap and water to remove it all). The mattes are finely milled and did not have any kickback, the metallics are drier but very pigmented, and the satins are buttery and mid-toned pigmentation.

Well that’s all dolls.

Have a great rest of your day/night and remember … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

5th Beauty Haul of May 2020 and Swatches

Published May 17, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope.

I have another beauty haul for ya today. All swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass.

So let’s jump straight into it….

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ColourPop Mulan Collection  : I purchased the palette, the creme lux lipstick, and both blushes in this collection….

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The Mulan Palette $22 for 15 shadows. We have 3 sequin shadows, 6 mattes, 1 pressed pigment, 3 metallics, and 2 foiled shadows…. let’s take a closer look……

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The first row consists of: imperial (nude taupe – matte), strike a match (icy champagne with pinpoints of bronze – metallic) be swift (vibrant warm gold – pressed pigment), fighter (peachy beige matte), and  like a girl (silver taupe – metallic).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The second row consists of: warrior (warm terracotta undertone with silver/ green/ gold duochrome effect – metallic), honor (cool deep brown – matte), loyal (rich red with gold flex – foiled), brave (warm mid-tone brown loaded with gold pearl – sequin), and strength (rich terracotta – matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The last row consists of: true (cool blacked brown – matte), undefeated (ruby red – metallic), defiant (black loaded with silver and gold pearl – sequin), guiding spirit (deep red brown – matte), legacy (chocolate brown with gold pearl – sequin)

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Pressed Powder Blush ($12 on their site) in the shade Match Maker (pale nude with gold pearl – satin)

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Pressed Powder Blush ($12 on their site) in the shade Good Luck Charm (soft terracotta with gold pearl – satin)

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Creme Lux Lipstick ($9 on their website) in the shade Hua Mulan  (rosey pink)

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I purchased these 3 palettes on the Juvia’s Place Website

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The Chocolates Palette $14 on the Juvia’s Place website. These colors have no names. You get 3 mattes, 1 pressed pigment, and 2 metallics.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: a deep chocolate brown – matte, warm brown with a brown and silver shimmer – metallic, a grey-toned brown – matte, rich warm red – matte, mustard yellow – matte, and cool brown – metallic.

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The Warrior Palette $20 on their website. You get 3 mattes and 6 metallics.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: Amina (an antiqued golden bronze metallic) , Idia (butterscotch metallic), Mino (dark chocolate matte), Ahosi (light cantaloupe matte), Moremi (white gold metallic), and Kano (caramel matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: Dahomey (russet gold metallic), Bakwa (pure gold metallic), and Benin (golden taupe metallic).

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The Warrior II Palette $20 (but on sale for $10 right now) on their website. You get 9 matte shadows.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: Yodit (dark mustard brown matte), Kufuru (a syrup brown with a red under-tone matte), Walzana (iron grey matte), Daura (salmon coral matte), Zama (orange matte), and Jamata (a deep terracotta brown matte).

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shade are: Shawata (a deep charcoal  black matte), Kana (rosey dove grey matte), and Zaz (egg shell white matte).

 

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember dolls … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

4th Beauty Haul of May 2020 and Swatches

Published May 13, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m coming to you with another beauty haul …. this one is just 2 items but I feel like if I don’t haul my items at the time that I receive them I will forget to haul them. So let’s get started…..

* Note that all swatches are done on bare skin with no primer and in 1 swipe *

Flawless Beauty Fridge by Finishing Touch $60 at Ulta and Amazon , I purchased mine through Amazon. I really wanted the Facetory Coral Beauty Fridge but I didn’t want to pay the extra $40 for it so I settled for this one. It’s super cute, very compact, and gets super cold. It’s too small to fit 1 of my skin care items (my essence) but fits all of my serums, my toner, and all of my creams. It is super quiet and doesn’t pull too much on the electric.

Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 Coral Palette $20 at Ulta and the Juvia’s Place website .                         This is such a beautiful palette! I love a good coral shade and Juvia’s Place has done coral right. There are no shade names in the palette.

The photo on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are : a light toned silver metallic, a deep slate grey matte, a slate grey metallic, a mid-toned copper metallic….

The photo on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are :  a mid-toned deep reddish terracotta metallic, a warm toned deep brown matte, deep brown with a slight green shift metallic, dusty coral tan matte….

The photo on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. The shades are : cool toned coral matte/satin hybrid, dusty light grey matte, peachy coral metallic with a slight gold flip metallic, and finally a deep-toned peachy coral matte.

I used this palette for today’s eye look and I must say the formula is to die for. The matte shadows are finely milled but pressed hard in the pans so there was no kick back at all. The metallic shadows are buttery and creamy and there was no kick back in the pans for these either. The shadows did not skin or go patchy over my sticky primer and they shadows buffed into one another with out going muddy. There was no fall out on the face with either the mattes or the metallics either. This palette is truly a beautiful palette for the summer months.

I accidentally purchased this palette on Juvia’s Place website as well so I will be gifting that extra palette to my God Daughter when I receive it.

 

Well, that’s all for now dolls. Thanks for stopping by… Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

3rd Beauty Haul of May 2020 With Swatches

Published May 9, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I just received part of my makeup purchases, a few from the Tart website and a few from Ulta’s website …. I used a few of the items today …. let’s jump into it ….

* NOTE: All swatches are done with no primer on bare skin and in 1 swipe.

NYX Wonder Stick $12 for .28 ounces of product at Ulta and is billed as a dual-ended highlighter and contouring stick. With its creamy finish, the Wonder Stick conceals, highlights and contours with ease for a naturally sculpted look. It comes in 4 shades (6 shades on the NYX website), at Ulta there is 1 shade for light, medium, deep, and universal…. on the NYX website there actually is 2 shades for deep skin. I don’t consider this a contour stick. I purchased the shade Medium and upon swatching it the contour shade seems to be the wrong undertone for contour … but it’s a nice shade for bronzing. The stick formula is very creamy and sets fairly well.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is with 1 pass of the stick. I can tell this is a pretty pigmented product.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. It didn’t take much to blend both these shades out. The highlight shade seems to be a tiny bit too light for my liking but I’ll give it a try anyway to see how I like it.

 

Juvia’s Place The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $12 at Ulta and is billed as a a sleek and beautiful hand picked nude and rich brown palette that can be used to create stunning eye looks. In true Juvia’s Place fashion… these shadows do not have names. It has 2 mattes, 1 pressed pigment, and 3 metallics.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. From left to right the shades are a : A PEACHY CHAMPAGNE WITH SILVER FLIP- METALLIC, A LIGHT BEIGE- MATTE PRESSED PIGMENT, A CHAMPAGNE WITH GOLD FLIP- METALLIC, A LIGHT ROSE- MATTE, A PINK CHAMPAGNE- METALLIC, AND A RICH  TERRACOTTA BROWN- MATTE.

These shadows are just a good as the first Juvia’s Place palette I purchased. Super pigmented and easy to blend.

 

ColourPop She’s Got Solstice Eyeshadow Palette (An Ulta Exclusive) $14 at Ulta and it’s billed as having  fresh, wearable shades that are your perfect transition into spring and add a fun pop to your looks all year. This palette has 5 mattes, 3 metallics, and 1 ultra metallic.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. From left to right the shades are: So Sirius: multi-dimensional gold- metallic, Big Bang: pale baby pink- matte, Quasar: coral terracotta- matte, Nova: nude clay- matte, and Estrella: pink coral with a gold flip- metallic.

Super Stardust: mid-tone bronzey gold- ultra metallic, Marz: icy moss with a silver flip- metallic, Earth Angel: pinky coral- matte, and Chromosphere: deep red brown- matte.

 

Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush $15 on their website and is billed as a gorgeous, natural flush with a quick swipe of your fingertips and is made with shea butter, mango seed butter & avocado oil which leaves skin super soft. It comes in 2 shades… the one i chose is Beaches & Cream (a peachy pink) and the other shade they sell is called Ocean Girl (rosey pink). I did find that there was a learning curve with this one. I had to build it up 3 layers to get suitable color payoff. At the end of my makeup application I added just 1 more light layer over top of my setting powder and it did not go patchy.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is just 1 layer of the product. The way I do my makeup when I’m using cream products is that I apply my cream blush before my concealer so that I can blend the lines together… with this product I noticed that I needed to go back into the blush several times to build the color back up as well as top the cheeks off 1 more time after powdering because the powder muted the blush shade.

 

Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer ($29 on the Tarte website) and the Breezy Blender Brush ($29 on the Tarte website) the bronzer shade I chose is Grace Bay (deep matte bronze). This bronzer comes in 3 shade selections matte, deep matte, and rich matte which corresponds to light, medium, and deep. The brush made it super easy to apply this product. It’s the right thickness and the perfect shade to get a perfectly contoured face.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash. This is the perfect undertone for that just sun kissed glow. It’s creamy without being greasy and with the corresponding brush blends in seamlessly.

Well that’s all for today’s post dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good health and spirits.

Remember dolls … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

March week 4 Beauty Haul

Published March 24, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! How are you doing? Great I hope. Just popping in with a small beauty haul and swatches…. All swatches are on bare skin with no primer and in 1 swipe. Let’s jump into it ….

I created another ColourPop palette. It’s $24 for the 12 shadows and the zpalette. The picture on the left is without flash and the picture on the right is with flash. Each shadow on it’s own goes for $4.50 a pan.

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash …. the colors from left to right are: Liar Liar (a pale pink metallic), Ringer (a  champagne metallic), 20 Something (a peachy gold metallic), Bel Air (a cool taupe matte), See Stars (a medium yellow brown matte pressed pigment), and Lay Low (a soft coral matte)……

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash …. the colors from left to right are: Top Notch (a terracotta brown matte), Earthshine (a pinky lavender with a blue duochrome flip metallic), Manifest It (a fuchsia with pink flecks sequin pressed pigment), Latchkey (a vivid berry matte pressed pigment), Pretty Cruel (a berry mauve with gold flecks sequin), and Sleeper (an eggplant matte pressed pigment).

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ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick $8, but discontinued now…. in the shade Uno Mas (a medium coral demi matte)

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ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick $8 in the shade Lay Over (a medium rosy beige demi matte)

 

 

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Well that’s all for now dolls… just wanted to pop in with some swatches of my new beauty haul …. hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and are in good health. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

ColourPop Making Mauves Swatches

Published March 20, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!! How you doing today? Great i hope …. Just popping in to do a quick beauty haul … I purchased the 2 blushes and palette from the ColourPop Making Mauves Collection…. Let’s just into the haul and swatches….. All swatches are done on bare skin without a base and in 1 swipe.

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Making Mauves Palette by ColourPop $14.00 for .3 ounces of product on their website. This palette has 5 mattes, 1 sequin,2 metallics, and 1 ultra metallic

The picture on the left is without flash and the one on the right is with flash.

The colors from left to right are: r&r: pale muted pink matte, solitaire: soft mauve matte,
big moves: soft lilac matte, bicoastal: pink ivory metallic, a la mode: true mauve with pinpoints of silver and copper pearl ultra metallic, , mauve on top: icy rose metallic
tongue tied: matte mauve with pinpoints of silver and violet pearl sequin, marquee: muted plum matte , and big fig: mid-tone dusty lavender matte.

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Pressed Powder Blush by ColourPop $8 each on their website. 

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Catch My Vibe Pressed Powder Blush $8 for .21 ounces of product.  This is a matte pale baby pink.

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Coast to Coast Pressed Powder Blush $8 for .21 ounces of product. This is a matte soft mauve.

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Well that’s all dolls. Stay tuned for my Face of the Day post featuring the eye shadow palette and the blush is the color Catch My Vibe.

I hope you have a great day and that you are in good health and good spirits.

Remember…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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