Monday, January 13, 2014

Dupe for Sigma Makeup Brushes

B. Flawless Collection: 4 Piece Immaculate Synthetic Kabuki Set-$49

All brushes have a soft wooden handle with the outerBeauty Logo on the back.

F 100-Round Kabuki

F 102-Flat Kabuki
I love how densely packed the brush hairs are. They are super soft!

F 104-Angled Kabuki

F 106-Tapered Kabuki
-Perfect for cream contouring and patting under eye concealer.

B. Flawless Collection:  3 Piece Pristine Synthetic Refiner Set-$33

F 178-Domed Refiner
-I use this brush for blending out cream/powder products.

F 180-Oval Refiner
-Can be used for eyeshadow bases, blending, contouring.

F 182-Ellipse Refiner

-Very soft
-Great quality at an affordable price
-100% vegan
-Have multiple uses for creams, powders, blending, etc.

Tell me what you think..need new brushes?

xo, Sharlene

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Friday, January 10, 2014

it Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol.1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette

What it is?  A palette that contains 14 neutral matte eyeshadows and one transforming eyeshadow to make any matte shadow in the palette into a pearly shade.

What's so different about this palette?  
The eyeshadows claim to contain anti-aging and silk infused pigments that are paraben, fragrance, sulfate, and cruelty free.  All of the shadows can be used either wet or dry and claim to make your lids look wrinkle-free.

-I love that anyone of any age can use this product because of the soft neutral colors in the palette. 
-It's also packaged in a pink velvet case with a magnetic closure so you can travel easily with it.  
-The shadows blended beautifully without looking muddy or messy at all.
-I experienced very little fall-out onto my cheeks and underneath my eyes.
-The eyeshadows stayed put throughout the day and didn't crease on me at all.

When I used the transforming shade over the color 'All Heart' on my lid, I didn't find that the eyeshadow looked pearly as much as I wanted it to. It just gave a slight hint of shimmer but no dramatic transformation or pearly effect whatsoever.

Here are 2 looks I did on my YouTube channel using the palette:

Top Row Swatches:
From left to right:  Sheer Joy, Soft Light, Warmth, Soulful
Continued:  Mocha, Violet, Midnight, Noir

Bottom Row Swatches:
From left to right:  Love, Sunrise, Sunset, All Heart
Continued:  Java, Iconic, and Transforming Pearl

If you own this palette, I would love to know your thoughts about it. Is it your go-to palette?  Are you thinking about purchasing one for yourself? Let me know down below!

xo, Sharlene

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