PUR Bronze & Brighten Cheek Palette Review

I received the Bronze & Brighten Cheek Palette in my January 2018 Boxycharm Box and it’s pretty amazing!

What’s to love?

The PUR Bronze & Brighten Cheek Palette has three shades — Blushing Glow (deep orange metallic), Afterglow (champagne metallic) and Mineral Glow (deep brown metallic. Each of these three shades are highly pigmented. They are not opaque at all so when using as a bronzer or highlighter you just need a little bit.

I found that you can also use these shades as eyeshadow because they are so dark. Overall I am thrilled with this palette and plan on using it often.

Check out my January 2018 Boxycharm video reveal too!

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Review

I’ve seen It Cosmetics on QVC and the makeovers look amazing, I just hadn’t tried anything from them yet so I decided to pick up the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection set today and I’m glad I did.

What’s to love?

It Cosmetics was founded by Jamie Kern Lima then it was purchased by L’Oreal in 2016. It is a line of “problem-solving products”.

I chose the Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection because I really wanted to try the Bye Bye Pores Pressed. The packaging is cute with a pale pink metallic case and it contains four products.

Bye Bye Pores Blush –  This blush is amazing. The fine powder looks very silky and smooth and it felt very light on my face. They color is so pretty too.

Bye Bye Pores Pressed – I’m so glad I picked up this pore filler. The translucent powder worked really well on my large pores and it looked smooth and pretty.

Cosmetics Sunshine In A Compact – This shade is a bit dark for me but it’s nice for contouring and as a bronzer.

Perfect Lighting Luminizer – This highlighter is so pretty. It’s a light beige with a gold shimmer and it looked great just above my cheeks.

I tried to swatch the shades but they are very light, however this does not diminish the product. The shades are beautiful on my face. Here’s a selfie I took wearing all fours shades.

Overall I’m impressed with It and I’d like to try a few more of their products. My only issue is that it’s Made in China. Why of why can’t they make this stuff in the USA?

The It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection palette is part of my February Favorites on YouTube!

Borghese Eye Shadow Quad and Bronzer Highlighter Duo Review

The second thing I want to review from my Borghese gift set are the Eye Shadow Quad and Bronzer Highlighter Duo. These are from the Borghese Ready to Wear Fall 2016 Color Collection.

First I want to say that I’ve been using Borghese since 1986 when they were Princess Marcella Borghese. The only issue I have with this set is that it was Made in Taiwan which surprised me a great deal because I thought all of Borghese was Made in Italy. I also just checked my Liquid Eyeliner and Mascara and they were Made in the USA.

What’s to love?

Eyeshadow Quad – I love the colors in this set. The shades are beige, a rusty orange, purple and gold. All four of the colors are a metallic shimmer and have great pigmentation. They are very smooth and fine powders too. One cool thing about this palette is that you can mix the colors with a brush because there are no separate pans.

Bronzer Highlighter Duo – This duo consists of a shimmery cream and a bronze powder. I am in love with the cream because it’s the exact shade that I need for my fair skin. It looks so bright and pretty on my fair skin. The bronzer is a bit dark for me but it’s still a beautiful color.

I am very happy with both products, they are a nice addition to my Fall collection.

Price: I paid $11.80 f0r this entire set because Borghese had a 40% off sales and I got free shipping which was amazing.


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Review

My third free sample of the day came from Ulta! I got an e-mail this morning that said I would get a Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer with any purchase! Well that got me in the store. I got a Covergirl brow pencil for my mom and my sample. Full sized price is $30.00.


What’s to love?

First up this product smells like chocolate so that’s a great reason to love it right off the bat, but there’s more to love.

Chocolate Soleil is a super versatile matte powder. Use it as a bronzer, blush or on your nose or chin. It adds great contour too. At first I thought the shade would be too dark on my fair vampire skin but I used it on my cheeks for a great Fall look.

The product blends so well and gave me a great Summer glow. I’d like to also try the Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer as it is a light medium matte.

mark. Avon Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette Review

I wanted to introduce everyone to mark. which is part of Avon. While I don’t have an Avon rep I do occasionally order mark. products online because I love them so much. My favorite mark. product is the Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette in Pearly Glow for $16.

This little compact holds 9 shimmery squares that can be used as blush, bronzer or eye shadow so it’s the perfect purse compact for Summer.


You can use a large blush brush and swirl the 9 colors together or use your finger to apply individually. Or use a small brush to apply to your eye area. The darker shades add a nice depth to your eyes.

The product goes on easily and lasts me all day. I especially love the center bronze color for a nice Summer glow. I’m 46-years-old and find that the colors really give my skin a nice youthful glow which of course I’m not complaining about!

The compact also comes with a mirror and is super sturdy. I dropped mine from about a foot onto the hardwood floor and no damage..whew.