Best Hits and Oh Hell NO! Elf Eyeshadow

 

 

I haven’t been doing a lot of monthly favorites and regrets for awhile and I won’t be doing it now. Instead, I’ll be doing weekly series of Best¬†Hits and Oh Hell¬†NO! Note that it¬†will continue after¬†Next year. Don’t forget to follow¬†more exciting post coming up next year.

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So, let’s start with a positive post today¬†with¬†the Best Hits!

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You know that I’m an eyeshadow palette junkie, right? I mean, if you follow me on Facebook or if you have been following my blog, you already know that I’m completely smitten and drool over when it comes to palettes.

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I love all makeup, but if I had to pick a favourite beauty item it would definitely be eyeshadow palettes. ELF Cosmetics¬†has¬†released a holiday gift set that is the¬†mother-load of eyeshadow¬†collections! I love that Elf’s jumping on the¬†huge¬†palette trend in the best possible way. So YAY!

In this ELF All About Nude contains 32 shadows palette, two eyeshadow brushes and an eye primer. The theme is called Play Beautifully! Limited EDITION!

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I got a beautiful ALL ABOUT NUDE palette set¬†for myself this¬†Christmas for $CAD15.00. Yes, I love my eyeshadow, I adore¬†makeup and¬†obsessed with palettes. I’m¬†super delighted, it feels like a dream to grab a limited edition palette.

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From smokey¬†colours to super wearable nudes this set has something for everyone. I‚Äôve used and tried Elf products before and it’s¬†my first time trying a huge eyeshadow palette. Honestly,¬†I don‚Äôt know why I waited so long!

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I find it’s¬†conveniently packaged into one festive set.with the¬†inside you’ll see¬†all the 32 eyeshadows¬†AMAZING COLORS.. This palette was for CAD$15.00 at our local grocer, MAXI. I was taken by¬†double surprises, FIRST to pick this gorgeous palette and TWO it’s available locally NOW.

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It’s not easy finding well pigmented good color selection  eyeshadows, especially for an affordable price. For $15.00 a set, I definitely think is a good deal because they’re so smooth and pigmented. But some colors are better than the others. Apart from that, they’re also cruelty-free.

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Look at these color swatches without eye primer nor eye base. The eyeshadows stay true to colors on my hand from pan. Also, color payoff is quite nice.

The formula is¬†pigmented and smooth, which makes it easy to work on and to blend. I couldn’t find any reason not to love this all about nude. It has good color selection and I’m so glad I grabbed it.

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First off, I love the packaging, curved tube with the beige¬†band is very sleek, definitely something I’m happy to see from a eyelid primer! I have no issues holding it in my hand or applying. And the applicator is of doe shape. Nothing not to love about this primer.

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The formula is soft and the formula applies very well. It’s definitely not tacky but feel creamy to touch.

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Instruction at the back of the packaging asked that you leave the primer until it dries before applying the eyeshadows. I know the fact that with eye base, you want to apply shadows before the formula dries to lock the shadows in. There is no right or wrong way.

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Next, I didn’t get only¬†one eyeshadow brush but two. Elf has some good brushes to keep in my collection.

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I’m so obsessed with this¬†limited edition¬†that ELF¬†comes out with this Holiday season. I’m really speechLESS. Love, LOVE this set.

Limited edition products usually go out fast. If you see this on Elf website or at your local drugstore, Target, pick one for yourself and another for your best friend.

Final question is, do I recommend them? Highly. For me, this palette is¬†absolute must-haves!¬†You seriously have to try it for the price and quality you’d get. That‚Äôs it for today’s¬†BEST¬†Hits.¬†I‚Äôll be right back with more beauty posts‚Ķ¬†on the next one. Stay Tuned for more!

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Thank you very much for stopping by this post and your comments. mmmuak!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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I dream of St Lucia! NYX Caribbean Collection ~Review

It’s Saturday morning and it’s raining outside. I wanted to share this post with you. Yesterday, as I stepped out from my house, there were autumn leaves¬†everywhere on¬†the ground. The color of golden and amber leaves baking under the soft bright sun.¬†I¬†felt inspired to do a review¬†on this lovely¬†“I dream of St Lucia” eyeshadow palette by NYX.¬†I saw three colors of¬†fall from this palette and I quicky¬†started to use them for my autumn makeup look.¬†I posted my beauty haul yesterday and feel free to check it out.

NYX brand is available at Target and also at some local Canadian drugstores. I picked up mine at a drugstore.

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NYX 5 Color Shadow “The Caribbean Collection” outside packaging

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“I Dream of St Lucia” 5 color eyeshadow palette

¬†These are the color swatch from the palette. Such gorgeous pigmented eyeshadows. I really love the orange one best out of the other 4. So, that¬†is why I’m doing the amber eye look. The formula is soft and¬†smooth and it¬†blends so well. I noticed that the pink and yellow ones need more blending since the shades are a little bit lighter. Otherwise, the colors are¬†all gorgeous and wearable.

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For this amber eyemakeup look, I just apply the eye primer and then I go ahead to blend the orange color shadow and the yellow as highlighter. I love the consistency of these shadows.

NYX Caribbean (2)NYX Caribbean view

I used the Prestige eyeliner in Granite color to outline just top of my lids. I also dap a bit of the yellow eyeshadow to the  centre of my eye lids (shown on the left) to make my eyes look more popped.

I’m impressed that¬†for such an easy and simple steps,¬†this color palette¬†can gives such beautiful and¬†vibrant color to the eyes. I will be playing more with these amazing colors since all 5 colors seems to work well together.

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I have several eyeshadow palettes and this is one of my go-to palette¬†of all time.¬† The value can’t be beat.¬†Well, the¬†packaging¬†is simple¬†and¬† it’s¬†hand travel friendly. I’m very happy with my purchased and I will definitely go to pick up one more¬†as backups.¬†I do want to¬†try the “I Dream of St Marteen” in a more neutral shades for everyday look.

If you’re interested in these products, please check them out, and if you already tried them let me know what you think icon wink BA STAR Eyeshadow Palette and Eyeshadow Base Review, Swatches

Thank you for reading. Hope it’s helpful.

Sharon xoxo