I remember a time when Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) was solely a brow product brand. And look at it now! According to Sephora, their most popular product is their Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette. You know me, I can’t commit to a large scale palette so I was quite psyched when I learned that ABH launched single refills and a customizable palette.
I got these right before Christmas last year as gifts to myself. 😉
Today I’m looking at two affordable drugstore eye shadow palettes that I’ve been trying out for the past couple of months:
• Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette – C$17.99
• Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in Iconic 2 – C$14.99
I received both of these from Rachael of Helpless Whist Drying blog who included both of these in her epic giveaway. I suspect that she’s a palette pusher and wants me to come over to the dark side… 😉
Finally! After owning this for more than a year, I got around to trying it and now reviewing it. 😛
Although this particular palette is no longer available, I hope my review of the products will help get a sense of bareMinerals pressed products in general.
In my “final” Hauluary post, I mentioned that I was waiting for a couple more shipments – this is one of them! In mid-January, I heard about TheBalm being on HauteLook for 50% off from Kaily – I was both excited and a little bit apprehensive. I’ve contemplated for years about ordering makeup off HauteLook since they hold such amazing sales, but living in Canada often adds a whole layer of complexity – not to mention expense – when it comes to ordering from US-based sites. So how was my first HauteLook experience from a Canadian perspective?
Pretty great, actually! 😀
I bought a bunch of H&M Beauty items back in January during my free for all month of makeup haulage. 😀 I had been eagerly waiting to try the H&M Beauty ever since they re-vamped their line in late 2015. Whenever I try out a makeup line for the first time, I always default to the products I’m most comfortable with: eye shadows and blushes! ❤
• High Impact Eye Color Single Eye Shadow in Down to Earth, Cocoa Mauve, and Shiitake
• Pure Radiance Powder Blusher in Deep Brown
I’ve had a chance to wear these for a while so it’s high time I review them!
And here we go – starting to chip away at some of the items languishing in my stash waiting to be reviewed!
I’ve had these items in my stash for nearly a year! 😳 I did take photos of them back in September so I did manage to wear them on the weekends while I was doing Project Pan.
Yay, it’s finally a focus on the MAC eye shadow quad! 😀 I’m not supposed to pick a favourite out of my Project Pan items (because the other items would get jealous) but I’m going to admit that I love these eye shadows just a teeny tiny more. Shhhh. 😉
This is a MAC Pro Palette that I chose each colour myself, they are: All That Glitters, Patina, Satin Taupe, Romp:
Sadly, Romp is discontinued. But the other 3 are still readily available!
I’m sure you’ve heard of this brand by now since it’s making the rounds on all the Canadian beauty blogs! 😉 I won’t bore you too much with the mythos of Maison Jacynthe (yes, there’s a real person behind the brand, Jacynthe René) as it’s been written about countless times recently – let’s just get into the products since that’s what I’m here for. In September, I was contacted to select some products to try out – here’s what I chose:
• Eye shadow refill pan in 11 Macchiato
• Blush refill pan in 01 Romeo
• Large Compact
Rather than choosing only makeup items, I decided to pick the refillable compact because, you know that I don’t need any more makeup! 😛
I received the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette through a giveaway from MyStyleInsideOut:
I’ve been wearing this and playing around with different combinations for about a month now. Here are my thoughts.
I have a friend who sells Mary Kay and knows about my makeup addiction – she reads this blog! So when Mary Kay launched a new, much-raved about mascara, she informed me that I must try it. Of course, I had to place an order. But wouldn’t you know it, the mascara is such a hit that they were back ordered. 😦 After about a 2 week delay, I finally received the mascara, along with a few other goodies:
• Lash Primer
• Lash Intensity Mascara
• Mineral Eye Colour in Rosegold
• Rose Gold Limited Edition compact
• Undereye Corrector
She gave me the eye shadow and lash primer for free. 🙂 I’ve decided that I’m not counting mascaras toward my Low-Buy because I replace them so frequently. And um, that under eye corrector, let’s call it part of my birthday haul, ok? 😉 The Undereye Corrector is a new product too, and I’ll be devoting an entry to review that.
So, the mascara that prompted me to place this order – how did it perform?