Rainforest of the Sea Tarte Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette

New from Tarte is the Rainforest of the Sea Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette and I am all over this one! I LOVE metal shades and this one comes in a blingy textured aqua blue case that is calling my name.

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This gorgeous palette has “textured foil formulas” and it looks amazing. I am a huge fan of the metals so this is right up my ally and I love that they are so textured. The metallic shades tend to make my 47-year-old eyes look younger.

You get 3 foil finish shades and a split pan on the end with 2 sparkling shades.

  • gold coast (champagne)
  • sailor’s delight (burgundy)
  • sea glass (chocolate)
  • stargazer (sunset/silver)

I especially love the burgundy and chocolate shades and this palette is on my Spring wishlist.

Price: $39

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Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette Review

The Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette is currently on sale for $39 and I actually got my for an additional 30% off which was nice.

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Afterdark is a 10 color set of  jewel-toned eye shadows. Seven of the shades are new and three are cult favorites. They are shade-shifting duotones and metallized shimmers which I love.

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What’s to love?

The iridescent metallic purple case is really nice but does leave finger prints. The mirror is high quality and the case is easy to open.

Inside you get:

  • Alter – yellow
  • Scene – orange
  • Supersonic – rust
  • Sinful – bronze with a hint of gold
  • Off Duty – brown

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  • Druggie – purple
  • Backfire – purple/mauve
  • Lounge – greenish teal
  • Fringe – teal
  • Paralyzed – blue

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The shades are very pigmented and almost feel like cremes. They are very velvety powders. Alter is the lightest of the bunch and not as pigmented but the rest are nice and dark.

I’m 47 years old and a huge fan of the metallic shades. I find that they actually make my eyes look younger than the matte shades. My favorite colors in this palette are Sinful, Off Duty, Druggie and Backfire. I do have a hard time wearing blue shades with my green eyes but I use them as eyeliners and accents.

I did get all-day wear from the Druggie shade and it looked great after a day of work.

In comparing this the Heavy Metals Palette I find these shades to be more of the shade-shifting duotones and I love both palettes.

 

PUR My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette Review

The PUR My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette is a beautiful collection of shades for any age! This pop culture movie inspired palette is so pretty!

 What’s to love?

This color palette has 9 shades that are inspired by the My Little Pony Movie:

  • KINDNESS (yellow with small pearl)
  • FLUTTERSHY (soft pink with shimmer)
  • GENEROSITY (matte mauve)
  • RARITY (matte white)
  • APPLEJACK (orange with shimmer)
  • HONESTY (brown), LAUGHTER (sparkly mauve pink)
  • PINKIE PIE (hot pink matte)
  • TWILIGHT SPARKLE (pinky purple shimmer)
  • MAGIC (bright purple)
  • RAINBOW DASH (royal blue with shimmer)
  • LOYALTY (dark green with shimmer)
  • TEMPEST SHADOW (matte bright red)
  • SONGBIRD SERENADE (dark purple with shimmer)
  • STORM KING (silver with shimmer)
  • PRINCESS SKYSTAR (mint duochrome)

My favorite shades are the pink, gold and blue! They are highly pigmented and do not crease or  flake. I also love the variety of matte and shimmer shade. I’ve been able to blend these colors with very good results.

The dark purple is pretty too but just a bit too dark for my liking (as you all know purple is one of my favorite shade) however if I blend it with a little white it works.

I really LOVE this palette and I got it on sale so it was a great deal too.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette Review

I just got the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette and I am over the top thrilled with it.

First up the case is amazing. Tt’s a nice heavy purple metal and the palette slides out sideways. I find that it’s super easy to use and it does not stick or slide out on its own.

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As for the palette you get 20 shades with a mirror in the center including:

GROUND (metallic black w/iridescent shimmer)
SPANDEX (metallic deep blue w/purple shift and blue micro-sparkle)
METALHEAD (metallic deep purple)
MULLET (metallic deep green)
TWISTED (metallic gold)

ALUMINUM (metallic warm gray-taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle)
DIVE (metallic medium blue)
PUNK ROCK (metallic fuchsia)
AMP (metallic bright teal)
GLAMROCK (metallic silver)

BASS (metallic bronze)
DEMO (metallic bronze-rose)
AFTERPARTY (metallic red)
ROADIE (metallic burgundy)
SCREAM (metallic mauve)

GLORY (metallic golden bronze)
STARFIRE (metallic bright copper)
ANGELFIRE (metallic pale pink)
MAIDEN (metallic beige)
ACOUSTIC (metallic nude)

I am so in love with the metallic shades. I find them to be very pigmented and they look amazing on my over 40 eyes with no creasing or caking. I think this one just moved into my Top 5 palettes of all time!

As of today 12/15 the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette is on sale for $39.

 

Cargo Cosmetics Emerald City Holiday Collection

I received a complimentary (free) set of the Emerald City Travel Gel Lip Color Kit and the Emerald City “Enjoy Your Journey” Travel Eye Shadow Palette from Cargo Cosmetics. All opinions are my own.

Emerald City is a limited-edition makeup collection inspired by the culture of Seattle.

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The Emerald City collection contains the below limited-edition offerings:

  • Emerald City Eye Shadow Palette
  • Emerald City “Enjoy Your Journey” Travel Eye Shadow Palette
  • Emerald City Swimmables Eye Pencil Kit
  • Emerald City Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick Kit
  • Emerald City Mascara Kit
  • Emerald City Perfect Eye Kit
  • Emerald City Travel Gel Lip Color Kit
  • Emerald City Blockbuster Palette

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Emerald City Travel Gel Lip Color Kit

This 6 piece lipstick set is amazing! The Semi-sheer shades go on super smooth and look amazing. I also love the green and gold holiday themed packaging.

Kit includes travel size:

  • Barbados
  • Manhattan
  • Bora Bora
  • Sicily
  • Venice
  • Jamaica

Emerald City “Enjoy Your Journey” Travel Eye Shadow Palette

This stunning palette has all my favorite shades. There arec ool and warm neutral shades that blend very nicely together. You get 4 shimmery warm browns and 2 matte bases.

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New It Girl Palette Review

I am a huge fan of It Cosmetics so it’s no surprise that I love the new It Girl 2017 palette.

What’s to love?

First off the bling factor is 100%, the case alone is worth the price of this palette. It’s really pretty and high quality.

The palette contains 4 mattes and 4 pearl shades although I Lovely and Darling feel more like sheers to me.

The base colors are amazing, I use them in the Superhero palette too and they cover dark skin really well.

I get no creasing and find the colors to be highly pigmented and they have great staying power.

Here’s what you get:

LEFT SIDE:
–  Beautiful: Neutral Base / Highlighting Color
–  Glitz: Pearl Nude
–  Lovely: Matte Nude
–  Stunning: Pearl Bronze
–  Divine: Matte Chocolate Brown

CENTER:
–  Blush: Ombré Rose with Highlighting Pink

RIGHT SIDE:
–  IT Girl: Brightening Base / Highlighting Color
–  Charming: Pearl Champagne
–  Darling: Matte Nude Pink
–  Dazzle: Pearl Rose
–  Brilliant: Matte Wine

Overall I think this is my new favorite palette. I hope they come out with a Version 2 that has some purple shades too.

First Impression video for the New It Girl Palette.

New 2017 It Girl Palette Is Dazzling!

The new 2017 It Girl Palette is popping up just in time for the holidays and it’s dazzling. The compact cover literally glitters and the inside is just as pretty.

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This palette contains 2 Superhero Eye Foundations which I love. I use these almost everyday from the Superhero Palette and they do an amazing job covering dark areas on my eyes.

You also get a Bye Bye Pores Blush in a nice pink ombré shade and 10 eye shadows in both long-wearing matte and radiant shade thata include:

– Glitz
– Lovely
– Stunning
– Divine
– Charming
– Darling
– Dazzle
– Brilliant

I am really hoping that this palette shows up in my Christmas stocking this year, I’ve been drooling over it in the store.

Price: $48 with an $85 Value.

See Jamie demo the 2017 It Girl Palette.

Tarte 2017 Holiday Collection

Tarte just released their holiday line and top on my list is the Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set for $59. This set looks so pretty and I am loving the case.

The Limited-edition set includes:

  • 24 Amazonian clay eyeshadows in new matte & metallic shades
  • 2 Amazonian clay blushes in perk (carnation pink) & wish (watermelon pink)
  • 2 Amazonian clay bronzers in navigate (matte bronze) & excursion (bronze luster)
  • Amazonian clay highlighter in wanderlust (light champagne)
  • full-size kitten eyeliner
  • deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
  • deluxe tarteist™ quick dry matte lip paint in grand (deep rose)

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And if you think this is pretty go ahead and check out the rest of the new Tarte arrivals! I am literally drooling and I think my wallet is about to get a lot thinner.

Here’s a sneak peek!

Limited-edition goddess glow highlighter

Limited-edition artful accessories brush set

 

Limited-edition spice up your stare deluxe tarteist™ eyeliner set

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Review

I received the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II in my August Boxycharm Box and it’s gorgeous! I am thrilled to have gotten this palette as part of my Boxycharm Box.

What’s to love?

First up, I love the case. It’s gold with a pretty blue, purple and pink sea scape.

The palette itself is amazing too. The shades are super pigmented and almost feel like a cream. I swatched the shades below although the riptide shade does not look blue to me. At first I thought it was dark green but it’s actually more of a charcoal. My favorite shade is marina!

The shades from left to right are…

  • pearl (white shimmer)
  • conch (off white)
  • sunset (yellow gold)
  • marina (caramel)
  • seaside (chestnut)
  • siren (dark brown)
  • breezy (shimmering slate)
  • riptide (steel blue)

I also found the shades to be very blendable and long lasting. They have no scent although I do wish they had the “Tarte” vanilla scent as I love that smell!

The palette is Made in Italy and retails for $36.

Also check out my video unboxing of the August 2017 Boxycharm Box!

Clinique Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Set Review

Today I got my Clinique Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Set from Elder-Beerman. I also got a Jonathan Adler Clinique Gift with Purchase.

What’s to love?

First up the compact with this palette is amazing. It’s got a blue and aqua fabric case which is so pretty. It’s well constructed with a very nice mirror and 13 round eye shadow shades.

I am a huge fan of Clinique eye shadow and these are just as nice. The colors are my favorites with brows, taupe, green, blue, pink, purple and bronze in the mix. They are nice and pigmented and look so pretty on my eyes.

My only issue is with the brushes. When they are loose they fly out when I open the case so I took those out.

Overall I am thrilled with this palette. I think it’s a great deal for $39.

Check out my Jonathan Adler Clinique Chic Colour Set  and Gift with Purchase video reveal too!