Favorite Summer Eye Shadow Palettes

Hey guys and dolls,

So summer is sadly coming to an end soon and I thought it could be fun to show you my most used, worn, and loved eye shadow palettes from this summer…

Favorite_Summer_palettesI have to say I have a mighty eye shadow collection so using up product is definitely hard for me, especially since I try and switch it up daily so everyone can be loved equally 😀  But I’ve been totally gravitating towards fun pastel pinks and lavenders as well as beautiful bronzes and corals.

One of my favorite palettes (and a new one for that matter) for creating a beautiful bronzed and coral eye has got to be my Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Coral Oasis (you can find a full review and swatches here) Its budget friendly, super pigmented and has every color you need to create a full look…what more could a girl ask for!!??

Maybelline_Eyestudio_CoralOasisQuadI also recently bought the Too Faced Summer Eyes palette…this thing is wow. Again all the colors you need to create a day or night look. Plus this bad boy is totally rockable and appropriate for those autumn days ahead of us!! (check out my full review and swatches here)

TooFaced_SummerEye_1As for my beloved pastel shades the Lime Crime D’Antoinette palette has been a huge fave of mine since before summer too. Fully pigmented matte pastel shades are really hard to come by and these fit the bill to a T!!! (review and swatches here if your interested)

LimeCrime_DAntoinette_PaletteIve also been loving the Dolce & Gabbana Eden Quad for a real ethereal summer look (full review and swatches can be found here)

Dolce&Gabbana_Eden_Quad_1Of course I have many other favorites but these have been absolute stand outs for me this summer. Whats been your favorite eyeshadow or palette for this season?

Hugs from Beauty Land

 

Review & Swatches: Lime Crime Velvetines

Hey guys and dolls,

Sorry it’s been a while but I’ve been road tripping around California and havent had a chance to blog. But I’ve been at the home base for a few days now and ready to coninuing review some of my most recent purchases. Today I’d thought Id share my thoughts on the Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet and Suedeberry ($16.99). My Europeans can purchase here at cutecosmetics.co.uk and my Americans can purcahse dircertly through here at limecrimemakeup.com

LimeCrime_VelvetinesThe Velvetines come in super cute red and purple packaging with the Lime Crime Logo. The product is housed in a clear matte frosty bottle with a doe foot applicator.

This product is a liquid lipstick formula meant to go on like a gloss but dry to a matte long lasting finish.

LimeCrime_Velvetines_RedVelvetLimeCrime_Velvetines_RedVelvet_SwatchRed Velvet: A matte cherry red. This is just the most perfect and classic in your face fire engine red. With one swipe you can achieve a full fierce red lip but also easily sheered out with your finger for easier wear (remember to clean your finger afterwards or it will remain stained for hours!!). Either way the product lasts for hours, around 5 including drinking and even leaves a stain for a few more hours.

LimeCrime_Velvetines_SuedeberryLimeCrime_Velvetines_Suedeberry_SwatchSuedeberry: A matte bright coral with pink undertones. This one is definitely fun for summer. Again, with one swipe you can achieve full opaque coverage. It can also be sheered out for a more subtle look. As with Red Velvet the longevity on this bad boy is amazing about 5 hours wear plus 2 hours of stain afterwards.

THE VERDICT:

9/10 for the Lime Crime Velvetines. The formula is amazing on these bad boys, creamy and soft. They can be a bit drying but a good base-ting of your favorite lip balm should do the trick. They are super long wearing, extremely pigmented, yet easy to sheer out for a more subtle look. The doe foot applicator makes it easy and mess free. The only down side to this product is the smell. Its reminiscent of burnt butter…it kind of grosses me out but the odor disappears once the product dries after 30 seconds. I’d definitely recommend these babies for any gal or guy out there looking for vibrant, full proof, long wearing matte lip products.

Have you tried the Velvetines? Whats your take on them?

Hugs from Beauty Land

May Favorites

Hey Guys,

Its that time of the month again…May Beauty Favorites.

May_Beauty_FavoritesSummer has finally hit Copenhagen so I’ve been wearing a little less makeup but I do have some staple favorites and a few new ones that I’m obsessed with and cant live without 😀 Lets just get in to it…

IMG_2799Now that the sun is shinning and I had a hot sunny Holiday in Dubai I’ve been Wearing Josie Maran Argan Moisturizing Serum Foundation. Its really great because adapts to your skin tone so it’s perfect for summer months and sunny holidays when your skin color changes. Its light wearing and really moisturizing and really great for those with dry skin and looking for a light coverage.

I’ve also been pairing it with my Mac Prep and Prime in Radiance as a highlight/concealer for my under eye area. It instantly gives my face the fresh brightness it needs early in the morning.

For my lips I’ve basically only been using my new Revlon Lip Butters, I got in my trade with Lola’s Charms, especially the shade in Sweet Tarte. Its the perfect, every day, easy to wear pink. Plus its super moisturizing and so comfortable to wear on the lips. I will have a review and swatches up soon on some of the shades I picked up in Dubai.

I’ve also been obsessed with OPI Which is Witch. I also got this one in my swap with Lola’s Charms. Its a super fun glitter top coat that looks good over any color to add a little glam to your nails.

May_Beauty_Favorites_PowderSurprise, Surprise, Benefit Hoola Bronzer and TheBalm Mary-Lou Minizer win again for most awesome awesomeness!!! You get what I mean, right? They are booth super pigmented, creamy and really perk up the complexion. I’ve also been reaching for my Tarte Amazonian Clay 12- Hour Blushes. I really love the texture of these bad boys. They really blend in so beautifully into the skin. I’ve been rocking the shade Dollface, It’s a really pretty dusty rose.

May_Beauty_Favorites_SigmaBrushesI recently posted on my instagram a little pre birthday haul for myself. One of the items was the Sigma Mrs. Bunny Collection Brush Set. OMG….AMA-ZING!!! All the brushes in the kit are amazing. Super soft and really versatile. But I’m really really enjoying the F40 Large Angled Contour brush for my blush and the F30 Large Powder brush for setting my make up or blending out contour and blush. I’m definitely interested in getting more. I’m heading to IMATS in London in just a few weeks so hopefully I can grab some there…otherwise I’m making a trip to Ulta when I’m in Cali later this summer.

LimeCrime_DAntoinette_PaletteAnd lastly I’ve really been gravitating towards my Lime Crime Palette D’Antoinette. I just love the ethereal and soft look the create…perfect for these lovely summer days.

Well those were my favorite babies of May. I would love to hear what your favorites are, so leave a comment below.

Hugs from Beauty Land