KARITY Professional Single Eyeshadows – MY Fave Picks

 

Hi everyone! Some of you guys asked for a review when I got my order in and I’ve to apologize for this insanely overdue post. My obsession for eyeshadows is real and you won’t believe if I told you that it’s all buried deep in my storage drawer that I totally forgotten about these. So instead, today I’m going to show you what’s my favorite picks that I got from Karity Professional and how I save coins.¬†

I did a research and here’s the story behind this company. According to their website, Karity aims to “By selling directly to you, they cut out all of the extra markups that make all of those other fancy brands so pricey.”

#Karity Eyeshadow Pan

My obsession for neutral nude eyeshadows are endless. So, when I saw these pretty shade eyeshadows I knew I needed to try some of them. On their website they have eyeshadow palettes as well as individual shadows. I picked up seven single shadows from matte, velvet and frost finishing for you to get the sense of the type of finish this brand offer.

I’ve found some amazing and affordable eyeshadow that’s comparable to the Colourpop individual shadows and I’m excited to talk about them today. Scroll down for comparison from both brands in packaging, eyeshadow and to color swatches.

MOONSHINE
$4.50 a pan

MOONSHINE – is a Soft creamy beige frosty eyeshadow.

DIMEPIECE

DIMEPIECE – Metallic Silver with icy shimmer frost eyeshadow

BIRTHDAY SUITE

BIRTHDAY SUITE – Soft creamy beige matte eyeshadow

INOD

INOD is described as a Soft golden peachy brown matte eyeshadow

PANAMA GOLD

PANAMA GOLD – is described as a Peachy-brown with shimmer velvet eyeshadow

TEMPTRESS

TEMPTRESS – Intense reddish brown matte eyeshadow

BEIGNING

BEIGNING – Soft muted beige taupe matte eyeshadow

KARITY CRUELTY FREE
Cruelty Free

As you can see, they come in a cute packages and when you turn around it, you’ll also see the list of ingredients, as well as it’s cruelty free and recyclable.¬†It gives you the texture of the color, it’s matte and the name.

Did you see that happy little cruelty free bunny!

KARITY SLOT PALETTE
#Karity $12 Eyeshadow Palette

12 SLOT MAGNETIC INTERCHANGEABLE PALETTE

I bought this separately to fill the individual eyeshadow pans. This palette also contains built in magnets that can hold up to twelve of our finished single shadows or empty 26mm pans. It comes with a huge mirror that I really appreciate.

INSIDE INTERCHANGEABLE PALETTE 12 SLOTS

Note that it doesn’t have a magnetic closure but it’s definitely a sturdy constructed palette to store your individual shadows. The lid’s¬†opens and shuts with a click. This palette is the exact dupe to the Coastal Scents Interchangeable Palette if you asked me. If you’re only looking for an empty palette and for the price alone, I would say go for the Coastal palette. It’s only a fraction of the price for the exact product¬†

All the shadow pots stick perfectly to the base due to the magnets. It’s a good size palette that’s travel friendly and convenient to bring everywhere. I like that I only picked the colors I want in it, my own customized palette tailored to me.

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As you can see the shades although pigmented are also extremely buildable, so you can create a very soft and natural look with these neutral shadows. I would say the lasting power is decent but it gets better with eye primer for sure.

SWATCH MOONSHINE

Today’s blog post is super quick but jammed packed with photos. I wanted to share with you the full swatches of the eyeshadows I got from Karity. I understand how hard it is to shop online so I’m hoping these straightforward swatches help.

Below are the color swatches I did on my arm without primer or eyeshadow base. I love how pigmented these shadows are. The texture feels smooth and creamy. I’m surprised that it blends so well given they’re so pigmented shadows.

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The color payoff is amazing, what you see is what you get!

SWATCH BIRTHDAY SUITESWATCH INODSWATCH PANAMA GOLDSWATCH PANAMA GOLDSWATCH BEIGNING

I don’t have all the Mac Single Shadows to compare but¬†here’s the list of dupes of (Mac vs Karity) I found on Pinterest¬†which I hope helps. I’m pleased to have picked up six out of seven Mac dupes from Karity that saves me some money.

Nylon – Moonshine

Brule РBirthday Suite 

Electra – Dimepiece

Soft Brown – Inod

Texture – Panama Gold

Embark – Temptress

I mentioned earlier in this post that I’ll be doing a comparison between Karity and Colourpop so here’s a quick sneak peek. If you like me to do a comprehensive blog review, let me know in the comment below. As far as packaging, formula and price tag goes, I think they’re very competitive and similar in many ways. To top it up, both are also cruelty free brands except Karity is a little underrated.

 

Overall verdict: These eyeshadows are richly pigmented. I like the way it applies and blend. Honestly, I’m quite impressed with the quality and the affordable prices are a hard thing to come by. This cruelty free single shadow is only $4.50 and they got all shades of the rainbow for everyone. I do recommend you giving these a try because you won’t be disappointed. So what are you waiting for – don’t take my word for it, go check it out!

When you order from Karity, make sure to use their offer for FREE Shipping on US orders over $35.¬†I want you to save on shipping so I’m just passing on the good news.¬†I don’t work or have any affiliate links with this brand.

What are your favorite single shadows? Have you tried Karity eyeshadows before? Comment below what are your thoughts? I love to hear from you.

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Sharon xoxo

 

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Colourpop Box Unboxing 2

 

Hi guys, in this post I’m going to do a box unboxing. I received this box a week after Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, it¬†didn’t arrived on time but it’s better late than never.

Here is the video unboxing of Colourpop’s box series #2.

I didn’t open the box because I wanted to share the excitement with you guys. You will see the original state of the box and how it looks like in this video.

It comes in a white cardboard box and the print¬†on the side says “Made In LA”. ¬†And it’s opened up a nice flower design with the Colourpop name on it. There’s a insert Mother’s Day greeting card for me which is so lovely. My hubby and son knows that I love makeup so this was a great surprise.

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The first 3 products are the Colourpop Pressed Shadows. I got it in the shade Outta Luck, Top Notch and last one is Let Me Explain. These are the eyeshadows that drew me the most. I don’t remember having any of these pressed shadows from Colourpop before and so I’m very excited to try them out.

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Next, is the Mini Ultra Satin Lip in the shade London Fog (a cool-toned blue red) and Dopey (a mid-toned dusty mauve). The full size Ultra Satin Lips retail for USD$6.00 each (the same as their Ultra Matte Lips).

This is a new alternative to the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick. I love their ultra matte and this is another reason why I like this satin lipstick. Liquid lipsticks are one of my favorite beauty products of all time. In general, I love their intensity, their precision, and their long wear.

Some liquids¬†gives¬†bulletproof wear, meaning it can dry¬†out your lips but not these.¬†The big difference between Ultra Matte and Ultra Satin is that Ultra Satin doesn‚Äôt dry down to a completely matte finish.¬†It¬†doesn’t feel heavy, sticky, or even tacky, but you know they‚Äôre there. These are¬†extremely pigmented and sets to a comfortable satin finish. I really like¬†the shades of these two liquid lipsticks.

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This was the best Mother’s Day gift bag that was gifted to me. Shout out to my hubby and son for choosing this awesome gift. I love everything in it. The swag bag is super cute!

Inside the Mother’s Day swag bag (limited edition) you got a Double Play Pressed Powder Blush & Highlighter, 2 Blotted Lip Lipsticks and an Eye liner. It was a super deal since they only paid $25 for all 4 items.

Which one do you like?

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It’s¬†revolutionary! Say whaaat! That’s right! Colourpop created a new formula based off of their super shock technology that’s developed specifically for this face palette that will not dry out!

Double Play Pressed Powder Blush Face Duo is retailed for $16 on their website. The shade on the left is Getting Handsy which is described as a matte blush with warm nude undertone while the Padded Down is a pearlized highlighter in warm champagne undertone.

I’m super excited to give this a test run. I’ve heard some positive things about it so I’m curious to try it out myself. You guys know the drill – an upcoming post review with¬†color swatch coming up soon.

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Next thing I got is their new range of lip products is the Blotted Lip Lipstick. I got the shade Sucker is a soft coral and Drip is described as a warm rosey mauve color lip.

As¬†I did the color swatches, I feel that¬†Colourpop Blottled Lip Lipsticks have the most unique texture I‚Äôve ever come across ‚Äď it combines the firmness of a wax crayon with the silky-smoothness of silicone. It has the cushiony softness that’s comfy to wear on lips. There’s no fragrant or scents at all.

One thing I noticed is that if you want a medium coverage, you need to swipe at least 2-¬†3x to get the opacity. I wear Drip¬†today for lunch at Bar B Barn¬†(I had BBQ chicken and fries) and I did a quick touch up before heading to Sephora. It was¬†a NO fuss touch up! I’m currently loving it.

The formula is my absolute favorite from Colourpop so far. If you’re like me and prefer minimal, natural, no-fuss makeup looks, I would definitely recommend picking up a few of these. Plus at $5 each, you can’t beat it!)

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Last but not least, is the Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in the color Brew -Haha and is described as a True black brown in a matte finish. I really like the color but the pencil keeps breaking on me. I’m not sure if I got a bad one because¬†the first I did the color swatch it broke, and¬†then when¬†I tried to use it again today, it kept breaking. I like the pencil but this one failed me. I don’t recommend this pencil liner to anyone until an improvement¬†is made to the formula.

Don’t forget to check on their website for their new Limited Edition Birthday Bag¬†Kit. It’s their 3rd year Anniversary, you guys! This is not a partnership or sponsor post¬†whatsoever, I’m just sharing¬†some love on the special deals.

Just a quick reminder that Colourpop hold the PETA badge of honour Beauty Without Bunnies.  This company is cruelty-free! It does NOT test on animals.

Have you tried¬†any of Colourpop makeup products¬†yet? What’s your favorite? Tell me everything down below!

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Enjoy!

Sharon xoxo

 

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1 Brand No Fuss FOTD – COLOURPOP

 

Hi guys! It’s been raining outside¬†so¬†it’s dark, gloomy and cozy morning as¬†I sat down in front my laptop to write this post. I¬†don’t know about you but¬†I’m elated when it rains. I love listening to the sound of the falling rain. Is it just me or anyone else like it too?

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I’m bringing back 1 brand No Fuss #FOTD today. I actually have a lot of requests to either redo an old 1 brand makeup post or feature new brands¬†that I haven’t features before. I did a Colourpop haul and I nearly get everything I need to create this” No fuss” face of the day!

Products Used:

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I’m not doing a full makeup tutorial so I skip the process of applying foundation and concealers. I¬†prep my face with Positively Ageless SPF 30¬†moisturizer¬†by Aveeno and then I go ahead to apply the¬†BB cream¬†from Lab Story which is my current favorite. They’re honestly the best I’ve tried. If you’re curious to learn more, simply¬†click here for more detailed review.

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The first thing I gravitated towards were the eyeshadows. I absolutely love all of these shades.¬†They’re warm toned and perfect for everyday wear.

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  • Paradox – warm satin burgundy red
  • Seeker –¬† warm matte reddish brown
  • Jinxie –¬†soft pearlized gold
  • Elixir – matte terracotta

My favorites has to be Paradox, Seeker and Elixir. These kind of shades are always my favorite because they make my eyes pop. It’s nicely pigmented and easy to apply. It doesn’t fade or crease throughout the day.

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First I apply Elixir on my crease and blend it nicely. Then I go on applying Paradox on the lids. With the same color I smudge it out on my under eye area. I used Seeker for the outer corner while Jinxie on the inner corner and on the brow bone.

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A water-resistant Cr√®me Gel in Bangin’ Brunette in true brunette brown. Packaging is a cute glass jar with white screw on the lid, and I‚Äôve always loved ColourPop‚Äôs holographic logo.

That aside, I really like the formula of this cream gel. The consistency is great, it’s creamy and easy to use. A little goes a LONG way with this.¬† It slides smoothly and sticks to the skin. I’ve black hair and¬†the shade “Banging Brunette” is perfect for me. I’ve no intention of switching for now.

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  • First of, with Dope Taupe brow pencil spoolie I brush my brows up, used light and small strokes to outline the shape and when I’m satisfied with the shape I want, I got ahead to fill in any empty spaces or sparse areas with the Brow Colour Cr√®me Gel in Bangin’ Brunette.
  • As for my wing, I used Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Black since I misplaced the¬†Creme Gel liner I got from Colourpop.
  • I didn’t use mascara for this look since I’m going for the “no fuss” makeup #FOTD”.

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This Brow Pencil is in the shade Dope Taupe. Each pencil is double-ended, with the pigment on one side and a spoolie on the other, leaving you with no excuse to not blend your color and brush your brows into shape. So brilliant!

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Note that I barely pressed down on my hand with this pencil and you can totally see  a nice color payoff from it. It has a nice pigmentation and glide on amazingly.

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It’s a spoolie that combs and brush very well.

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Next is the Super Shock Cheek blush in the shade Quarters.¬†Quarters is described as a mid-tone dusty coral in a satin finish. This blush comes in a circle plastic container with a twist-up cap.¬†I find the texture of the blush very soft and almost creamy. It’s super soft to the touch and I feel like if I press my finger on the pan, it will leave a deep dent.

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Fingertips will provide the highest amount of coverage. Color builds from natural-looking flushed look to more intense bright looks. This blush is very pigmented and buildable. Build to your heart’s desire!

I love Colourpop and I love this pretty shade. Perfect everyday color to wear this summer.

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This is part of their Lippie Stik line. The shade I got is in Cami Matte X and it’s described as cool toned mauve. The packaging is of a white, slim and it’s a crayon lipstick. ¬†It’s a crayon lipstick but it’s not the typical pointed tip. It’s actually slanted as you can see on the photo below.

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The formula of this lipstick itself is amazing. It’s super creamy and super pigmented. One swipe is all you need. ¬†There are different finishes of the Lippie Stix but Cami Matte X¬†comes in matte. Longevity as you may have guessed is unbelievable!

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If you’re a matte lover, I think you’ll be really impressed with these textures. I’m loving this pretty shade and the formula.

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These are intensely pigmented and apply evenly. Application is incredible and so is the opacity. It also doesn’t feel anywhere near as dry as the other brands¬†I’ve. It feels comfortable on the lips. I love it so much that I want a few more… hahaha!

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I use my fingers to pack the color on the cheeks. I just use it lightly and it can last up to 5 hours.

This is the finish look.¬†Hope you enjoyed this “no fuss” face of the day! I really like the way everything came together.¬†While this look is fun and has pops of color, I think it is still very wearable.

Conclusion, you¬†just can’t go wrong with Colourpop makeup products. I think it’s a must-buy ¬† If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up or comment. Let me know your requests for future 1-brand “No Fuss” looks!

Have you picked up anything from this brand lately? Did you know that Colourpop is bunny approved. Meaning they test their products leaving fur babies to be fur babies, they’re cruelty free?

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Sharon xoxo

 

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Colourpop Beauty Splurge – Photos & Swatches

 

Hey guys!¬†I‚Äôve been collecting makeup left and right in preparation for the biggest holiday of the year. When I saw their kit-LoveAFlare, ¬†I placed a sneaky order with ColourPop! Here‚Äôs what I got in my mail weeks ago ‚Ķsorry to put this post up late, I haven’t been feeling so good of late.

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This is strictly just swatches and color descriptions as I just feel better yesterday to do an unboxing of this package from Colour Pop and haven’t tried out any of these products yet.

I got to admit that I’ve really fallen in love with this brand and my collection of their products is growing rapidly. Their prices are amazing and the quality of their products is outstanding! I’m hooked!

Ultra Matte Lip in Knotty

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Knotty is a¬†light warm taupe color tone which I really like for everyday wear. It’s not too over the lips¬†kinda shade.¬†This is definitely more of an everyday out color for me¬†which I know I’ll wear and make it out the¬†door with this. It’s just a lovely color.

Creme Gel Liner in Swerve 

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I picked up this gel liner because I always love to try new liners from brands. This shade is a true onyx black and the formula feels super creamy. This is a nice black liner if you’re in the market for a pretty black liner or smoke it out.

Creme Gel Pot in Swerve

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I also ordered the creme gel pot that costs only $6.00 and I’m eager¬†to try it out. Excited I must say. This is my first order of their gel liner and I totally love the formula. I’ll definitely be doing a detailed review once I’ve tried it long enough.

Brow Colour in Bangin’ Brunette

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This shade is in true brunette brown. A lovely brown that looks so amazing on swatch. I’ve tried a few drugstore gel brows before and I got to say this is my first time trying out¬†from this brand. I’ll do a separate post review on this product as well.

It comes in a cute glass jar which I absolutely adore.

Super Shock Cheek Flexitarion 

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I love this shade and ordered it the moment I saw it. This comes in an intense white champagne tone in pearlized finish.

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Honestly I don’t see what’s not to like on this highlighter. So, I’ll pull a closer look swatch for you guys to see for yourself.

Another product which I couldn’t resist trying after I did an unboxing.¬†It’s really lovely, and would make such a nice¬†stocking stuffers.

Love A Flare 

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Do I need more eyeshadows¬†in my life?¬†No!¬†Do I want more? YES! This is my second order of their eyeshadow kit after my not too long ago purchase of their¬†Foursome Zingara. Can you tell I’m obsessed with eyeshadows now?

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These shades are gorgeous for winter months. You got four matte shadows with a shimmery and a metallic. The super shock shadows were something I see myself reaching for.

Here’s what inside this kit:

  • I Spy: Matte finish soft yellow peach
  • Melrose: Matte finish true rust¬†
  • Moonwalk: Pearlized finish yellow gold with a rust orange undertone and green duo chrome flip
  • By My Side: Pearlized finish duo chrome yellow peach with a pink flip¬†
  • High Rise: Matte finish deep olive
  • Head Rush:¬†Matte finish khaki olive

Color Swatches OMG!

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One swipe shadow on bare hand (without primer)

The pigmentation really impresses me. These eyeshadows are a creme to powder finish and it does not budge.

I think it’s safe to say I’m addicted to their Super Shock line. The formula of every finish is to die for and they’re only $5!! Such an amazing price. Don’t you think!

Here’s a quick guide in case you’re curious or not to be overwhelm by all their incredibly awesome products.

Products and Prices:
Ultra Matte Lip- $6 (Over 35 Shades)
Lippie Stix- $5 (Over 50 Shades)
Lippie Pencils- $5 (Over 50 Shades)
Blush/ Highlighers/ Bronzers- $8 (Over 40 Shades)
Eyeshadows- $5 (Over 70 Shades)

I’ll have more in-depth reviews of these up in the near future. I loved everything I got and I can’t wait to try them out more.

That’s all I got from Colourpop this time. I fully intend on making a larger order soon with more exciting winter/spring¬†shades! Heads up for more hauls in the coming blog.

Have you tried anything from Colourpop before? Or have you seen anything you like? Comment in the section below. I love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks a million for be an awesome friend! Hope you’ve a lovely week. [muah]

Sharon xoxo

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