Let Talk Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Photos, Swatches

 

Fall is one of the season I most look forward to in the entire year. So I was excited to pick up this palette at Marshalls. I love shopping at Marshalls and Home Sense simply for their great brands and affordable prices. From clothing range to handbags and shoes to furniture, home decors and so much more. I always find myself finding stuffs that makes my heart skip a beat and that’s so fun!

#Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette

You know I’m obsessed with eyeshadow palettes and are always on the hunt for quality and affordable beauty options.¬†So here is a fun eyeshadows for Fall! I love each and every color in this palette. Great color selection for warm toned enthusiast.

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These are mind-blowing shadows! Richly pigmented and easy to blend. In case you’re wondering, be assured that Smashbox product is cruelty free!

Each palette has eight shades. You got four shimmers and four mattes eyeshadows. So there’s a lot of combination that you can use for different eye looks.

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Here’s the name of the shadows in Ablaze with shades in rich red clay and hot terracotta. This palette captures the warmth of the desert in a range of sun-drenched shades that¬† are great for your everyday and Fall looks.

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I was sold the moment I open the cover. It’s like opening a pandora box (in a good way). My heart skip a beat!!! I just don’t believe my eyes of what I’ve put myself into. I’m obsessed with every shade in this palette. It’s versatile and you can create so many different look with them.

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The packaging is slim and sleek. It comes with a huge mirror and a good size shadow pans. I like the magnetic close lid

Why I love this palette, it’s because none of these shadows are repeats. The quality of the formula is amazing. They’re rich in pigment, soft and beyond blendable texture. These shadows are so pigmented that with just a light swipe you get a lot of product on the brush but also powdery if that make any sense. I like to tap off the excess shadows before applying it directly onto my eyes.

Color swatches
Color swatches from L-R: Siesta РNirvana РDelirious РTorch РThrowback РDark Horse 

Relaxed – a soft peach with warm undertones and a matte finish

Moccasin – a soft light-medium copper with frosted finish

Here’s a closeup color swatches of the bottom roll eyeshadows:¬†¬†

Siesta – a muted medium-dark rosy copper with a pearly sheen finish

Nirvana –¬†is a medium-dark reddish berry with warm undertones and a matte finish

Delirious – a medium-dark coppery brown and a frosted sheen

Torch – is a medium-dark orange with golden shimmer

Throwback – a muted dark brown with warm and red undertones and a matte finish

Dark Horse – a deep earth brown a matte finish

I like that this particular palette had both shimmer and matte finishes.

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I first prep my eyes with I love stage eyeshadow base by Essence. Then my next step is to use Moccasin from lash line to natural crease. Next I apply Throwback to diffuse the crease. They’re very pigmented so you might want to tap off of the excess. I then sweep Relaxed onto the brow bone. To softly define the bottom lash line, I use Throwback. For photo finish look to make my eyes look more pop, I apply Siesta on the inner corner of my eye. To finish of the look, I’m using my favorite Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner in Black.¬† ¬†

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It blends out so nicely and¬†I’m loving this look. I can’t wait to see what else I can create out of this palette.

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I could do multiple look with this palette which I really appreciate and love that it’s a pocket size which is great for travelling. Would definitely go back for more.¬† I really can’t say enough good things about Smashbox. I’m so happy that I got to try this out. I’m really impressed with the pigmentation and the blending.¬†A palette this amazing, I highly recommend it!

Do you have a favorite Fall color beauty products that you can’t live without and which would you recommend me try? Share in the comment below.

That’s it for this post and don’t forget to check out my Instagram for insta-stories and for more feed.

Thanks so much and hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Sharon xoxo

 

Also available in a total of fourteen beautiful shades at any Smashbox or Sephora websites.

 

 

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Top 3 Tuesday Favorite High-end Lip gloss

Hello friends!

It’s November already? Oh…wow! Time do flies when I’m busy writing my daily blog! As usual, since it’s Tuesday, I better get on with my Top 3 favorites on high end lip gloss. This week I’ll be doing only Top 3 Tuesday fave instead of Top 5 on the high end makeup.

These are my favorite high end lip gloss which I love and has been using. I can foresee myself wearing them more often now as the weather draws colder and throughout the holiday seasons!

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Top -Bottom :Too Faced Glamour Gloss in First Time ($19.00)/Smashbox Santigold in Hot Lava($12.00 on special)/Starlooks Lip Gloss in Guilty Pleasure (regular size pack $12.00)

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Oh my gosh! Look at these color swatches. They are simply gorgeous. I picked these because of the smooth and easy to apply formula each of these lip gloss provides. It gives a¬†lovely glossy finish which was not gloppy. I did my reviews before on blogs some several weeks ago. The price for the high end lip gloss are a little bit more expensive than the drugstore brands but once in a while I love to indulge myself with a special treat. I know that I will be wearing them often and it won’t go to waste. For me, that’s great value. Overall, all¬†my top 3 favorites lip gloss which I have selected has best¬†value for great quality products.

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I would recommend that you try any one of the lip gloss above and let me know how it fairs for you? I like to hear what you think?

In this image I put 3 of the above lip gloss on. Can you spot which color shade I put and where?

Thanks for participating and stopping by.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Sephora Beauty Haul !

Friday Haul!!! Yipeee! I always enjoy doing beauty haul. You guys might¬†know now that I¬† am obssessed with makeup. I love to shop¬†at the¬†drugstores, retail stores, high end stores and sometime online stores. I prefer to go to the store to get¬†my makeup stuff¬†but sometimes if I can’t get the particular makeup that I wanted to try it on, then I’ll have to¬†get them online.

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Front left to right: Tarte Brazillian Self Tanner in 0.5 fl oz, Amazonian Clay Bronzer in 0.11 oz

Back left to right: Sephora Color Bronzer, Smashbox Santigolden Age Legendary in Hot Lava

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral bronzer. Came in a nice square box with smooth matte texture. This bronzer doesn’t have shimmer on it. The color pay-off is absolutely great.¬†The texture is pigmented and offer nice bronze contour. I simply used a circular motion when applying this bronzer and¬† the result is fabulous.

Tarte tannerTarte Amazonian Clay Mineral swatch

This Brazillian Self Tanner is quite a¬†treat. It came¬†together in the same box as the Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer.¬†Don’t be surpirsed by the color of the cream which I squeezed out a bit for swatch. Well, the color component is like dark brown/black. After 8 hours since my swatch on my hand, the stain was still there.

Be sure that you only apply them of  the body eg. the elbow, knee and ankles. Since fall is almost here I will have to keep this for next summer if I plan to do some self tanning. For those of you who are enjoying tropical season, this would be a nice way to get tan at the comfort of your own home. I included the info I extracted from Tarte for ways to prepare the tanning session.

Info on how to use from Tarte website:

Make sure skin is dry before application. Use Tarte’s unique blending mitt for an easy, no-mess, streak-free tan. Dispense at least a quarter-sized amount of self tanner to the mitt and apply to one body part at a time in long even strokes until the bronze color is uniform. Allow self tanner to absorb for 10 minutes before dressing. Wait at least 8 hours before showering, shaving and sweating to allow a seamless tan to fully develop. Use Brazilliance 1-2 times a week to maintain a gorgeous, natural-looking tan.

DSC01241Sephora eyeshadow in dark brown matte

The next item that I got is this Sephora Color Bronzer. In it, there were lip gloss and a bronzer with the 8 pretty color eyeshadows. I feel that the eyeshadow are a little bit chalky and lots of glitter or shimmer. For those who loves the bing and gleam these eyeshadow is for you. Out of the 8 colors I only like the dark brown matte which was quite pigmented and I wore it for my review.

Sephora HaulHot Lava lip gloss

Last but not least, is this incredible lip gloss from Smashbox – the Santigolden Age Legendary in Hot Lava. There was another color in All Gold E’vrywhere in sheer copper sparkle but I chose this sheer red/orange instead.¬†Be excited with this wonderful¬†vibrant, glassy-finish gloss. Absolutely,¬†an everyday wear. To be worn alone or with a nice lipstick.

When is the last time you shop online? Leave you comment below.

Thank you for reading and stay Beautiful!

xoxo

Sharon

 

 

 

Smashbox Santigolden Age Legendary ~ Hot Lava, Lip gloss

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today, I’m going to share with you a review on this awesome lip gloss.¬†The Santigolden Legendary Age lip gloss¬†by Smashbox selling for $12.00 in 0.2 fl oz¬†when it was on special. I purchased it online with some other makeup from Sephora. And I got mine¬†in¬†Hot Lava color. Another color that was available was¬†the All Gold E’vrything (copper sheer). It arrives a month ago and I haven’t got the chance to try it on and make my haul. I have reviewed the Sephora color bronze last few weeks. You can check¬†back on my previous post.

I’m always super excited went it comes to makeup. It’s just that I have too many and¬†all of them¬†are asking for me to pick them up. So this time,¬†I’m going to do lip gloss and yes I’m getting a head of myself.¬†I need to do my mini haul from Sephora. Anyways, I’ll get to the bottom of this. A Sephora mini haul will be out this¬†Friday.

Smashbox Santigolden Age be Legendary Hot Lava Lip gloss package

On¬†Sephora’s website, it says One-of-a-kind glosses hand-picked by artist Santigold to be worn alone or layered over other shades to give them new life! Wow…. that’s great. I’m going to try it.

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I used my lip liner by Essence in 08 on Red Blush and then I go ahead and apply the lip gloss. Just with 1 swipe top and bottom I have full lips coverage and it’s not very tacky. It get’s better¬†after wearing it for 10-15 minutes. Instead it does makes my lips¬†feels moisturized.

The color is a pretty red/orange-y. Love the vibrant color. I did a kiss-proof¬† transfer and yes it does transfer unless I¬†wore a lip primer before¬†as the base and then the lip gloss to prevent transfer. Long lasting, you bet it did. I have worn it for more than 3 hours time including drinking coffee and chewing on a piece of baguette as I am write this post. It’s still holding on.

Guess what, I tried to put a bit of extra gloss in the center of my lips and it leaves my lips looked more pumper¬†pout. It has a nice¬†aroma flavor¬†scents. ¬†I’m also drawn to the artistic¬†sense put on the packaging which I find it quite lovely.

I’m satisfied with the lip gloss by Smashbox and the color is amazing for summertime ūüôā

Have you tried Smashbox lip products before? I love to read your comments.

Thank you for reading and have an amazing day!

Sharon xoxo