Ipsy Glam Bag Plus May 2019 Review

I am so happy that I was finally able to upgrade to the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus. The bag is $25 and it’s amazing! You get 5 full sized products. Here’s what I got for May 2019!

GLAMGLOW 3 Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Masks – $27 Value

IL MAKIAGE Icon High Volume & Intense Curl Mascara – $25 Value

ILLAMASQUA Lip Colouring Pencil Duo in Lust & Media – $42 Value

YENSA Tone Up Primer Essential Glow – $35 Value

WANDER BEAUTY Wanderess Seascape Eyeshadow Palette – $25 Value

The box has a $154 value and I love all of the products! Also be sure to check out my video reveal of the May 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

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Urban Decay Elements Palette is WOW!

I think one of my favorite eyeshadow palette purchases of 2018 was Urban Decay Elements Palette that’s now $26 but currently out of stock : ( — but Urban Decay been known to restock sale items online.

Elements is like Star Trek, meets Boy George — err, ok that’s a little weird. However, these shades have an 80’s Culture Club feel to me.

My favorite is the shifty Fortune Teller shade (to the right of the bright blue one) that looks grey but is actually “metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle and shift” YES!

I also the brown Moon Rock shade which is “metallic copper with iridescent sparkle”. The greens have a Slytherin quality, unfortunately I’m not much of a green eyeshadow girl but they are pretty!

The case is gorgeous too with a sparkly rainbow cover and huge mirror. I love a good mirror!

STYLondon Eaton Square Eyeshadow Palette Review

I received the StyLondon 9 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Eaton Square in my September 2018 the Glossybox.

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What’s to love?

You get 9 shades in this palette which include 6 metallics and 3 mattes. The shades are highly pigmented and blend really well on me. I love the red and bronze metallic shades most. This is a nice sized palette for a purse of make-up bag too.

StyLondon is Paraben Free and Cruelty Free.

Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol.1 Palette Review

I received the Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol.1 Palette in my June Boxycharm Box and I love it! I’ve been using this palette now for 2 months and it’s one of my favorites.

What’s to love?

The Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol.1 Palette contain 8 shades including 4 shimmer shades and 4 velvet mattes. You get:

  • La Costa- (High shine shimmer) Pearly champagne with pink highlights
  • El Malecon- (Extreme high shine metallic) True gold with rich olive undertones.
  • Varadero- (Extreme high shine metallic) Stunning deep royal blue/teal.
  • Celia- (High shine shimmer) Vivid turquoise with gold reflects
  • Coco-taxi- (Velvet matte) Yellow toned bright orange.
  • Tropico- (Velvet Matte) Intense burnt orange.
  • Guantanamera- (Velvet Matte)  Deep raspberry/burgundy
  • Cafecito- (Velvet Matte) Deep Coffee

My favorite shade is the pink La Costa followed by the El Malecon gold. The blue shades are also amazing and very pigmented. The shades are long laster too and I’ve gotten so many compliments while wearing this palette.

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Alamar is also Made in the USA. Cruelty Free. Gluten Free. Paraben Free. Mineral Oil Free.

Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette Review

I finally got around to trying out the Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette that I received in my January 2018 Boxycharm Box and I can’t get enough of it!

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What’s to love?

I think this is my first experience with Crown (aside from their awesome brushes) and while the palette is Made In China I find the quality to be top notch.

Glam Metals has really unique shades with rock star names that range from and orang-y bronze (Rebel) to a gorgeous gold (Rock On) to the deep metalized blue (Heavy Metal).

I tried each shade and you can create some neat looks including smokey eyes with Punk and Black Metal and a rock star purple look with The Wicked and Glam Rock.

The shades are highly pigmented and very long lasting. I had no creases on my 40+ eyes and the shades blended really nicely. You can also use a wet brush for extra metal!

The palette costs $29.99 but is on sale on the Crown site for $20.99. I am so glad I got this palette in my Boxycharm box!

You can see the Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette in my January 2018 review!

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

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.