The second I heard Raye Boyce (@itsmyrayeraye) was launching a collection with BH Cosmetics, my ears perked up. BH’s last major collaboration with vlogger Carli Bybel was a HUGE success and I was immediately curious as to how they would top the quality and affordability of both Carli’s projects. I didn’t have to wonder long as Raye’s collection dropped right before the Thanksgiving holiday. I was set on supporting Raye so I ordered immediately and sat at my doorstep like a sad puppy until it came. Boy, was I in for a treat!
I’ll focus this post on my impressions of the palette as I have not yet washed (or tried) the brush set. I like to wash all new brushes before I use them because ain’t nobody know where those brush bristles have been! All I will say is they FELT amazing as I lightly brushed each one across my arm to check the softness and density. I have high hopes!
To kick off my new year, I adopted the most adorable grandpa of a dog this past week, 8-year old Charlie. He’s an Australian Cattle Dog mix … I think. Growing up, I had cats, guinea pigs, a rabbit – everything EXCEPT a dog. I begged for a dog and my dad kept saying “some day”.
Now, at 26-years old I stopped saying “some day” and marched myself down to the Williamson County shelter here in Austin and brought home this big ole’ blob.
Because of my new sweetie pie, I’m going to try being more aware of makeup brand’s stance on animal testing. I’m going to begin supporting more cruelty-free brands because they support keeping animals like Charlie out of testing labs. With that said, I’m very excited to share a review with you of a new-to-me cosmetics brand Karity. All Karity products are Peta-certified CRUELTY FREE (*happy dance*) and 100% vegan. Karity kindly sent me their 21 Nudes and Rudes Eyeshadow palette and their E31 Tapered Blending Brush ($5!!!!!) to review and I’m here to say I’m about that #KarityLife.
The new NYX Cosmetics ‘In Your Element’ Metal palette is what all your metallic mermaid dreams are made of. NYX recently sent me one of six new eyeshadow palettes themed by naturally occurring elements. I was also able to snag the ‘Earth’ palette at The Makeup Show Dallas so check out that review if you are a fan of earth tones.
The ‘Metal’ palette features 12 metallic shades. Don’t pick this up if you are looking for an all-in-one, on-the-go palette as it’s missing matte shades. I’m perfectly fine with that omission as I have plenty of matte and/or transition shades just itchy to accompany this baby anywhere. I’m more impressed that these 12 shades are different enough to stand next to each other in a palette of this size and not appear similar at first glance.
Austin has finally gotten the memo on fall weather! I’m so happy to be free of 90 degree weather you have no idea. I can officially create fall-appropriate looks without feeling like a complete fake in my tank and shorts!
I got my hands on the NYX Cosmetics In Your Element eyeshadow palette in ‘Earth’ just in time for the leaves to begin changing. Twelve gorgeous shadows in matte and shimmer finishes will quickly having you seeing pumpkin spice. Want to know my thoughts on this brand new palette? Keep reading!
The last time Morphe Brushes and Jaclyn Hill released an eyeshadow palette, the Morphe Brushes website experienced a server overload like they’d never seen before. This time around, will probably be no different.
Morphe and Jaclyn are collaborating once again to bring us another limited edition 35 color eyeshadow palette launching June 21, 2017 on the Morphe website and at their Burbank, CA store. Jaclyn is bringing her MUA experience and star power to Morphe’s high quality, affordable range of professional artists and enthusiasts alike. The 35 color eyeshadow palette ranges from Jaclyn’s staple nude and gold tones to bold purples and blues. A gorgeous follow up to their previous collaboration, I’m expecting this to sell out immediately. If you are not able to purchase at launch or don’t feel like fighting the virtual crowds, Morphe does an excellent job at regularly restocking so you will definitely have a chance to purchase then.
Summer is right around the corner and I’m absolutely ready! I’ve been planning a beach vacation and you can tell it’s on my mind by the number of blue eyeshadow looks I’ve done recently. Sorry not sorry! If you are just as ready for summer as I am, check out my most recent ocean blue eye look because nothing says summer quite like mermaid halo eye realness. Primary shadows used in this look came from the Juvia’s Place The Masquerade shadow palette. For full look details, keep reading!
Have you ever owned a palette that you could literally use for your entire face? It’s not only great for eyeshadow, but you could find blush, contour, highlight shades if it came to it. I’ve only seen a handful, but none from indie brands. Until now. Give Me Glow Cosmetics has just released a palette of staple shades that will keep you busy for a long long time. Keep reading for more thoughts and pictures!
I’ve been rocking with Give Me Glow Cosmetics since their “lip-hybrid-in-a-jar” days. I’m talking Lime Crime Cashmere dupe days! And they continue to produce some of my favorite lip products of all time. However, this Spring they are launching into the world of eyeshadow palettes and I’ve got extraordinarily high hopes for their first palette. If you are skeptical, check out the swatches below!
After seeing @futilitiesmore Makeup Geek dupe swatches of the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette, I was inspired to look to my shadow collection to find some dupes for the ten gorgeous shades. I thought I cam pretty close on most of them. Some of the colors (like the shimmery bronze gold) are staples in most collections, so don’t be afraid to dig around in your stash to see what you’ve got. Let me know how I did down below in the comments!
The Sola Look x Dirty Dancing Collection will soft launch with a limited quantity of palettes on March 18, 2017 at Noon PST. Palettes ordered during the soft launch will ship April 12, 2017. There is a two palette limit. Official release is April 22, 2017. The collection will be available at solalook.com.
After months of teasing, Sola Look has finally released details on their much-anticipated Dirty Dancing collection. If you remember the brand’s all-matte Flashdance collab, you are in for a real treat this time. I wasn’t ready for the goodness that makes up an eye and face palette PLUS a liquid lipstick and I don’t think you will be either. This collection is a must see for all my Dirty Dancing lovers out there! Keep reading for more pictures of the palette shades and the lipstick!