Hit or Miss – Drugstore Eyeshadow Palettes

 

Hey what’s going guys!¬†Today I’ll be sharing my hit or miss¬†drugstore eyeshadow palettes as requested. I know how overwhelming it can be trying to find a good eyeshadow palette¬†when you’re not able to test the products properly.¬†Drugstore makeup can be a hit & miss thing but their palettes are definitely stepping up these days. So, I thought it might be helpful to talk with you guys some of the¬†eyeshadow palettes that I’ve tried and I’d recommend if you’re on the¬†fence to pick something from the drugstores! FYI – this is not a sponsored post!

Okay, let’s do this.

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I’m going to talk on¬†these three eyeshadow palettes which I picked up from my local drugstore not too long ago.

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My girl¬†friend introduced me to this eyeshadow palette. I like that it comes in a huge pan¬†which means you get a lot more products from this palette. The best thing is it’s also travel friendly.

Covergirl TruNaked Palette is available in Nudes, Roses and Goldens and retails for CAD$12.97.

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The Goldens shade contains warmer shades of beige, tans, olives and browns. If you’re someone looking for¬†these color eyeshadows,¬†this one¬†is for you. It reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay Naked palette actually. I love the color selection in this palette. They’re so pretty and all the shadows are so versatile. You can create a neutral to dramatic look with these.

There are¬†three matte shades Creme, Cookie and Sierra while the rest are shimmers. I didn’t notice any difference in formula between¬†the¬†different finishes. They all feel the same to me.

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They’re very easy to blend out and long lasting. It’s really¬†pigmented while I also notice that it does kicks up some powders, I wouldn’t be too¬†alarm by it. In fact,¬†I found that I don’t need to dig into the pan¬†that hard to pick up products.

I was quite¬†impressed with the formula and quality. They apply so beautifully on eyes and on swatches. I’m loving this palette and it’s a hit for me.

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Rimmel London launched these in three shade groupings which are golds and nudes, roses, and smoky shades. I picked this palette because I knew right away that this would be the most wearable choice out of the three palettes.

I have a fairly good track record with Rimmel eyeshadow as I happened be a fan of their Glam Eyes Quad Eyeshadow Palette.

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Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette comes housed in a plastic compact that contains 12 shades. The palette also contains two dual-sided sponge applicators.

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Some textures are creamy and smoother than the other. Yes, I’m referring to the matte and shimmery shadows. The matte formula is silky¬†smooth while the shimmery ones seems to be more textured with¬†glittery feels to them. It’s not bad but it would be even better if they’ve have similar formula¬†to the matte shadows.

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I was hoping for a much better or improved formula but this doesn’t even come close. Sadly it didn’t bring me to the moon and back ūüė¶¬† I don‚Äôt think the formula is up to par with the Glam Eyes Eyeshadow formulas they‚Äôve done in the past. The shadows blends to sheer and grouping other colors together. It gave me a serious black eye look which certainly isn’t cute at all. That was a deal breaker.

I’m quite disappointed with this palette and wouldn’t recommend it. You can definitely find other brands for¬†the same price point but you’re getting a better quality product.

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I’m not going to do a full review here, at the risk of being repetitive but for those of you that didn’t see my original review, I’ll just keep it short and sweet by saying that this formula is quite impressive.

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The Wet n Wild Au Naturel eyeshadows are¬†richly pigmented, soft, and glides on so smoothly. To be honest, I really don’t have anything negative to say about this palette. For the price, quality and that it’s cruelty free, I say run to your nearest drugstore and pick one now.

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Needless to say, this is a winner in my book.

I hope this review was helpful, and let me know if you’ve found any must-try shades from this line!

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Sharon xoxo

 

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Wake Me Up Concealer – Review & Swatch

 

Hi guys!¬†Hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday ūüôā

Nothing much to report today except editing my post while¬†listening to oldie songs and Bee Gees. This song keeps playing on my head now. Oh I can’t stop… hahaha!

Let’s take a look …

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Wake me up before you go-go, don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo with little Rimmel Anti Fatigue Radiant Glow Concealer in Light/Medium. I picked up this concealer many moons ago and had just brought¬†this our to wear again recently.

After testing it out, I remembered why I didn’t reach for it in the first place.

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The concealer comes in a lip gloss like tube which I particularly like. It comes with a doe foot wand applicator which means applying only a little of the product at a time.

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Comes in very limited shade range which I find quite frustrating. This shade has a little pinkish undertoned and just not the right color for me since I’m currently on NC25. The shade is a bit dark as concealer. Sorry, but I don’t think I like this concealer very much.

It‚Äôs available in 4 shades ‚Äď Very Fair, Fair, Light-Medium & Medium; the shade I have is in Light/Medium.

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The formula is decent with the consistency of it being not thick but creamy. It gives a medium coverage and over applying could be a nightmare.

I also have combination skin and ¬†one of my biggest struggle is to find concealer that covers the redness around my nose and cheeks without it clinging to the dry patches or making skin look¬†flaky. That’s a big no no!

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I tested it over the long weekends and I’m going to say that it’s a miss for me.¬†I really want to like it but the coverage isn’t as I expected with poor color selections a disadvantage.

Overall, it’s a decent product if you’re a fan of Rimmel’s makeup brand, but in my opinion it’s not necessarily a must have.¬†There are other¬†drugstore concealers out there which absolutely works much better than this. So, sadly, it’s¬†a miss for me but if you love it, then continue what floats your boat.

Have you tried Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer?  Did you like it? Share you experiences in the comment below.

So, that’s it for this today’s blog post and I’ll see you again on the next one. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

I’ll Call You~Provocalips|Swatch|Review

 

I mentioned in my previous post that I’ll be featuring more of first impression and reviews on makeup products¬†the next few weeks. Well, I’m not an habitual gloss-user but with this Rimmel Provocalips. Yes please! This is totally a different type of lip product altogether a hybrid of lip gloss and lipstick. I love lipsticks and¬†I also prefer to find¬†lipsticks that are low maintenance that you can slap on and forget about.

So, I’ve seen some Youtubers talking about it and wasn’t that convince except to try it out. Good thing is that Target had this on discount¬†and I got to grab it for sure. This shade looks pretty and spring-y.

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Look at this dual head Provocalips lipstick by Rimmel. I¬†got this¬†in¬†fuchsia or hot pink which looks great on lips. It’s the I’ll Call You in 200 with net wt: 0.24 fl oz for $7.99 at Target minus discount. Available in 10 kissable shades at Target, Walmart, drugstores¬†and Ulta.

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This is a 16 Hr long wear Provocalips that really Rocks! I’m so happy that it does last a long …. long …. time. Bear in mind that this i a kiss proof lip color that stays all day. ¬†The color doesn’t¬†transfer at all with or without the Step 2 (Lock & Shine).¬†I have to practically use makeup removal to remove the lip stain.

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Step 1 : Apply Intense Color and wait for a minute before going to Step 2 : Apply lock & Shine (white wand) as top coat to lock the color and moisture leaving lips shine beautifully.

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Both wands have the doe feet and it open and close by turning the end and you should be able to hear¬†a click. Very easy applicator and the packaging is cute. It’s¬†a perfect lip color size to bring anywhere.

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Yes, it’s a hybrid of lip gloss and lipstick which almost felt silicone-y. It’s not gunk-y or gluey but it glides as smooth as silk.

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Color swatch of the transparent top coat and the awesome shade of I’ll Call You in Fuchsia. Lovely liquid-y formula that freaking lasting. Value for money??? You bet it is.

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Image taken under natural lighting. The left is Step 1 and the middle using Lock & Shine (Step 2). The last is a Kissable Proof lips. I’ve many other high-end lipsticks that I’m putting aside after finding my new love on this awesome lipstick that actually works.¬†I mean, how nice is it to just go about your day and not worry about your lipstick? Not having to wonder if you have that dreaded line around your lips?

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Image taken under bathroom lighting after taking a heartfelt dinner. The shade on lips still looking pretty good.

Will I recommend this to my family and friends. Absolutely! Will I repurchase?¬†For that price point and excellent lip quality, I will repurchase over and over again. I love all the shades and will be picking up more for my vanity ‚̧

Absolutely love this product and the color. I guess I’ve said enough and I’ll leave you to try them out yourselves.

Would you be picking up this Provocalips lip color? Which shade fancy you the most? Love to hear your comments.

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

Rimmel ScandalEYES Kohl Kajal|REVIEW

 

Hey friends!

A week ago I saw in youtube tutorial tips on how to make small eyes looked bigger and I’m like okay I need to try this.¬†Obviously, after watching the video and a few days later, I’m a proud owner of this Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner pencil that they talked about.

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It’s $6.99 and my drugstore and also depending on where you live. I picked this in 005 Nude. Net wt: 0.042 oz. The plus sign is this kohl pencil is waterproof and perfect to apply on waterline and under the lower lash line.¬†¬†Available at any drugstore, Walmart, Target and Ulta.

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Beautiful nude shade liner by Rimmel as liner,¬†waterline and even as a concealer.¬†Available in eleven pretty shades from Nude to Jet Black and everything in between ūüôā

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I love how creamy and buttery this Nude eyeliner is. I applied it this morning and totally love how it make my eyes look bigger and wider. It glides easily and long lasting even on the waterline. No tears from tugging or pulling. Wonderful product that actually¬†works¬†by making eyes looked brighter and enlarged. Fading after 3-4 hours. but it didn’t create any mess like some black color liner do.¬†I ¬†do feel my lids a little sticky due to the creamy texture¬†but other than that, I’m loving it.

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It has a nude natural finish that is unnoticeable and obviously you can see that your eyes are brighter and bigger. Which sum-up that this Scandaleyes Kohl liner works on me. Yay!!!

For this price and wonderful quality, for drugstore kohl pencil, I’ll give it a thumbs up. the formula is awesome, the shades is amazing and the performance is absolutely gorgeous.¬†This is definitely the best drugstore nude eyeliner so¬†far.

What do you think of this nude Scandaleye’s liner? Have you tried them? Always love to hear your comments.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Best 5 Fall Color Lippies

Hi beauty junkies, standing proudly is my 5 favorite fall color lippies. Yay!!! shopping at Target again to get three more lipsticks in a darker shades for fall and also to wear it for halloween.

5 fall color lippies

Normally, I have hard time looking for a dark color lipsticks for fall that will look nice on me. Fortunately, this time round, I seems to be able to find a few which I really like. Is it because I got more brave to try darker colors or maybe there were more color selections available that works for me. Either way, I’m happy to get a few.

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These are my Best 5 fall color lippies, from left to right: (not in particular order)

NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors in 511 CHAOS

Revlon Super Matte Lustrous Lipstick in 646 Sultry Sable

Maybelline Color Sensational  in 160 Fifth Ave Fuchsia

L’oreal Color Rich Serum¬†in 503 Bright Burgundy

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 11

I also make the color swatches and see how pigmented and mositurized these beauties. I always love red color lippies but these darker shades really is something else. Let me see how I like it!

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NYX in 311 CHAOS. I love NYX lippies especially with their huge selections of fun colors to choose from. Is the selections jaw-dropping? You bet! This is my second NYX lippies and I’m definitely going for more. Got to get them all! (Pokemon song). I fell in love with its rich pigmentation. Amazingly velvety and creamy texture. Love the color-payoff. It’s soft and glides so smoothly. Ohhhh!!! So¬†incredibly awesome color.

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Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks are my best friend. I love love, love it. I have¬†many collections of Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks and got hooked¬†by its’ dark plum¬†shade. The color is intensely beautiful. I love the pigmentation and the long wear effect. It’s soft and creamy. So, be dazzled with its dazzling array of fabulous shades. I can’t stop to wanting more colors to be¬†added to my collections.

maybelline lippies

This is my first encounter with Maybelline lipstick. I was amazed by the color shades options. I have another jaw-dropping moment seeing so many shades to choose and when I checked on their website they have but 62 shades, that’s insane! Or well my first purchase. I love other Maybelline makeup products and I always wanted to get the lipsticks. So, now I’m a proud owner of Fifth Ave Fuchsia lippy. Yay!!! The creamy formula is amazing and so is the smell of this lipstick. I wanted to pick a darker color but this one is irresistable. So, instead I got this and have been wearing it the whole day. Will I be hooked with Maybelline’s lippies? Time will tell.

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L’oreal lipstick in Bright Burgundy is my next choice of fave. I had L’oreal lippies for ages but this is a new one that I’m going to give it a shot. It says it has serum in this formula. Serum! Don’t feel any different except moist and sheer finish. Is it just me or do I always happened to picked up sheer finish lipstics? Some of you may know that I love creamy and velvety lipsticks. As for sheer, I’ll get around with it. The color in the packaging does looked dark but when I did my color swatch, it looks more nude than burgundy! As for the moisture, you bet it’s moist and I felt it’s a bit tacky at first. It doesn’t have color depth though. This lippy does smells good. It’s be good to wear when the weather gets dryer.

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Kate Moss lasting lipstick by Rimmel. This No 11 is a special dark red dark lipstick.¬†After admiring myself with this lip color ont he mirro. I do conclude that this¬†color shade look perfect on me. I like it very much especially the velvety texture. It¬†has matte and soft finish. It has a swell fragrant smell on it.¬†It has 10 sexy shades to select. For the price, I will go for more especially with such great value and quality. I like the No 9 too (in violet shade). Perhaps, I’ll pick¬†it up on my next trip to Target.
What is your favorite fall color lippies? Please share and leave comment below. Love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Fantastic 9 ~ Autumn Breeze- Winged eyeliner under eyes

Hi beauties, welcome to my first edition of My Fantastic 9 ~ Autumn Breeze new makeup look for this autumn. If you remembered, I posted in my previous blog that I will be sharing with you my new autumn look.

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I’m using a very different makeup style for my eyes this time. I am doing a winged eyeliner under my eyes and a more daring look. The makeup which I used were my Fantastic 9. I know it is a fashion to wear the winged eyeliner under instead of on top. Well, I love to try different things especially on makeup and so there you have it. Strange or you can say artistic,¬†I sure¬†enjoyed playing with my eyeshadow palettes and looking great.

I just got the NYX makeup few days ago from a drugstore and since I’m so thrilled to try these bright, vibrant eyeshadows and also to do my new autumn look. I just can’t wait and therefore you got a sneak preview of some of the¬†products that I will be featuring on my Friday Beauty Haul.

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My Fantastic 9 makeup :-

NYX Blush in 21 Copper

Rimmel BB Cream in Medium

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NYX 5 Color Shadow (The Caribbean Collection), in 09 I Dream of St Lucia

Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eyestudio in 20 Painted Purple

NYC Eyeliner in 921 Jet Black

E.L.F. Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Black

Prestige Brow Pencil in 12 Medium Dark

Hard Candy Mascara Lashaholic in Truest Black

NYX Lip Liner in 824 Orange

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Iam using¬†the yellow to cover my eye lids and also as a highlighter.¬†The orange color shadow I used it as a soft crease line¬†from NYX palette and the purple I’m using the Maybelline cream shadow for my lid. Then, I lined¬† the upper lids with ELF eyeliner and then followed by Prestige pencil to make the underlined winged¬†eyes effect. Finished my winged eyes look with black mascara from Hard Candy.

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I’m super excited to share my new found experience with you all and I hope you will also be inspired to do something new. I definitely love this look and I have been wearing it for more than 5 hours and all my makeup are still intact. I loved the blusher, it’s so pigmented and the color payoff is so amazing. I did two gentle brushing and the color is just so so amazing.

undereyeliner Winged eyeliner under eyes

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The BB cream that I am wearing is in medium shade and I like the coverage of it. The downside of this BB cream is that it only has¬†2 shades to choose from. Either light or medium tone. So, I think that the medium is still¬†quite light for my color tone¬†especially in the summer but since I usually¬†turned lighter skin when it’s winter where there were less daylight.

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This lip liner is soft and it glides easier and able to let me draw my lip line and also filling in the color which I just love. For this look, I’m using more matte color to complement my overall makeup look. I absolutely love this adventure of doing this autumn look.

Hope you like my new makeup look and click like if you did! I will also be featuring a few more new looks in the next coming weeks under My Fantastic 9 ~ Autumn Breeze Makeup Look.

What are the new look that you have tried before?

Thanks for reading.

xoxo

Sharon

 

 

 

 

Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel

 

Moisture Renew LIpstick by Rimmel in 360
Moisture Renew LIpstick by Rimmel in 360

Two weeks ago, as I went window shopping at Wal-mart. Just checking if there were any new products for fall season. My five year old son was with me at the makeup section and¬†he picked up this lovely color (Rosette) for me to purchase. Well, this was not the¬†new collection from Rimmel. But then I thought,¬†well I haven’t been¬†buying lipsticks lately and I desperately need one. I preferred to get Revlon because¬†I just love the creamy and matte¬†texture. Anyways,¬†so thought¬†it would be a good idea to get this one. First reason, so that I will not disappoint my son and second I pretty much like the color when I made a color swatch. I believed there were like twenty different colors to choose from. So, I paid $5.47 for 0.14oz.

Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel
Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel

I got to admit that this lipstick was¬†too creamy and it glides¬†easily on lips. It’s smooth and nice on the lips but in my opinion the¬†formula was too moisturizing or I would say wet. ¬†It’s smudges and¬†on top of that, Oh dear, it has such strong scents. I can’t tolerate the smell of¬†the roses scents (too strong for a lipstick).

Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel
Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel

I like the color I got in Rosette but not so much on the texture.

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Lips without lip liner and lipstick yet.

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Moisture Renew lipstick on lips

I put on the lip liner before applying this super moisturizing lipstick. It’s super pigmented and that might be the reason why it bleeds color like crazy.

Moisture Renew lipstick KISS
Moisture Renew lipstick KISS

This lipstick has intensed color shade. It’s bright and had glossy finish. So, when I tried to check on the¬†color transfer.¬†I was suprised to see the amount of the color transferred. I refused to believe to get three times of color transfers by just applying one coat of lipstick.¬†I rest my case.

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The color wasn’t as long¬†lasting as the Kate Moss Long-lasting lipstick by Rimmel. I’m terribly disappointed with¬†this one. I don’t see myself wearing this lipstick again. It will be in with my other Collectible haul (products that I will not used again).

For that price at Wal-mart or any drugstores, and to pay $2 more, I will definitely go for Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks ($7.99 at Target) anytime than to go for this particular product.

 

 

 

 

 

Maybelline NY Color Tattoo cream gel shadow ~ Painted Purple (No.20)

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr

Purple eyeshadow? Anyone? Well, I always ended up choosing purple color eyeshadows everytime I shop. Purple seems to attract my attention more somehow. So, I got drawn to get this painted purple in No. 20. I must have this lovely vibrant cream gel shadow to my collections.  Color choice is a little bit limited. There were only 6 color shades to choose from.

What so special about this Color Tattoo is that it claimed to last for 24 hours. I wore it just by itself¬†for 8 hours and it does live to its claim¬†to be¬†long lasting.¬†It is not recommended to wear any eye makeup or cosmetic to sleep –¬†in my opinion. So, the 24 hours long lasting claim¬†is a bit of a stretch. I have to use more eye remover to clean¬†them.

I like the creamy and smooth texture of this product. It blends so easily and without creasing and the best thing is that I can use my fingertips for even blending. The price is  very affordable for the value of this product. The packaging makes it looks trendy and pretty.

So, for those who feels the need to wear something for a long lasting period of time, then I would recommend it simply because it lasts.

Has anyone of you have a favorite color eyeshadow that caught your very eyes everytime you shop for makeup?

Cheers!