Friday, 5 February 2016

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Powder Review

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Powder Review



Hey guys! It's been a while since I've done a review on a Maybelline product isn't it? I was using the Dream Wonder powder to set my foundation, and then they came out with the Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Powder, and when I ran out of powder, this is the one I got to replace it. 

A powder is a must for me for setting foundation. It's one of those staple products you gotta have. For my staples, I love it when I can use a drugstore product that is affordable like this one.

Lets get started with the review!








As you might remember, I am obsessed with the Fit Me! Matte & Poreless foundation (it's everything I've ever needed in a foundation!!). So when I was looking for a new powder I had to get the Matte & Poreless one to see what it was like. I am in shade 112 Natural Ivory in the foundation so I assumed I would be the same shade in the powder since it's the same collection. They don't have that shade though, they have 110 Porcelain and 120 Classic Ivory with nothing inbetween and the Classic Ivory was too dark. So I went with 110 Porcelain, which is actually the perfect match for my foundation so I'm really pleased about that.

There are 8 shades in total and they are mattifying and skin-tone matching.








This powder has a very smooth and silky texture. It's so soft on the skin! They are supposed to provide shine control for up to 12 hours. The coverage is buildable and I love it. This lasts on me all day. No touchups needed. It keeps my foundation in place and it doesn't get cakey. Because it is so pigmented and mattifying, you don't need much though. I don't put a lot on my brush. If you do use too much, then you might get cake-face! It is lightweight and a little goes a long way.

I like that this provides a little extra coverage. I love an airbrushed look and this gives a nice finish on top of my foundation. 










The packaging is great and contains a little mirror and a sponge at the bottom. I haven't used the sponge because I just use my brush, but I'm sure it is the same as the other sponges I've used in Maybelline powders and I've always liked them. What always bothered me though was when they got dirty, they weren't exactly washable because they are not the most durable but they are great and do a good job if you don't have a brush handy.

Because this is pressed there is no fallout. I don't have any complaints about this powder. I mean I am not too fussy when it comes to powders, but this one is quite perfect for me and if you want to look matte, it's great for that. I love a powder that properly covers and controls shine and lasts all day. This does that for me and the main reason I use a powder is to set my foundation, and this does it beautifully! I am never shiny at the end of the day, my foundation doesn't break up, this just keeps everything there. 


Swatch:

Porcelain

I love this powder and have nothing but good things to say about it. It's been said that it's just as good if not better than a lot of high end powders. If you love the Matte & Poreless foundation you will probably love the powder too. It's very natural looking and gives a beautiful soft matte finish. It does what I need it to do and it's awesome!

You can get this powder HERE 


Ingredients:  TALC, PERLITE TRIISOSTEARIN, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL.


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Monday, 18 January 2016

Sigma Nightlife Palette Review

Sigma Nightlife Palette Review


Hi my loves! It's another palette review today! You know me and my palettes.... it's a full on obsession and I can never have enough. This review will be on the Sigma Nightlife Palette, which the gorgeous and sweet YouTuber Camila Coelho teamed up with Sigma to create

There are actually a bunch of beautiful products in the Nightlife collection, but this was the one that caught my eye the most (a palette?! but of course!). It's super unique and pretty.

So lets get on with the review!









Isn't the outside packaging (at the top) so pretty? I love the sparkles. I wish the actual palette case had the sparkles too, but it's still lovely. As with all of the Sigma palettes, this comes in a smooth black case with a magnetic closure and beautiful mirror.

There are 12 shades in the Nightlife palette and the shades are described as "an electric combination of colors created to suit every woman's style". The shades are as follows:

Bijou - light buttery gold
4 Star - metallic gold pearl
Panache - midtone matte taupe brown
Topaz - midtone terracotta matte brown
Skyline - light cool matte pink
VIP - bright purple/pink with slight frost
Boogie - deep blue purple frost
Urbanette - plum/eggplant matte
No Waiting - smokey gray with a little shimmer
Leather Pants - almost black matte
After Hours - deep smokey warm matte brown
Disco Ball - true metallic silver

I love the names. As you can clearly tell they are inspired by a night out on the town!







If you're familiar with my blog you will probably remember that I love Sigma shadows. I have done a couple of reviews on other Sigma palettes. This one will be pretty similar since the formula of the shadows is the same. Just different shades.

Sigma is known for their super buttery smooth eyeshadows. Sigma shadows, in my honest opinion, do not get quite enough attention and credit. They are gorgeous. They are so amazing in both texture and pigment. I love how soft they are and I find that with sigma shadows, I have to dip my brush in a lot lighter than pretty much any other brand, because they are so pigmented and soft. The slightest bit of product is more than enough. I have actually temporarily messed up my makeup before with these when applying, because such a small amount deposits so much color!

 From top: Bijou, 4 Star, Skyline, VIP, No Waiting, Leather Pants


 From top: Panache, Topaz, Boogie, Urbanette, After Hours, Disco Ball





The shades in this are so unique. It might scare those at first who are not used to using color, but there are so many neutral shades too. The palette is the perfect combo of neutrals and colors. The purples/pinks are great for a pop of color on the lower lashline or even upper lashline if you don't want them all over the lid. The first purple shade in the second row (VIP) is actually one of my favorites in the palette. I have a ton of purple shadows but none quite like this one. I love it on the lower lashline, which you will see in my makeup look in a minute. I also love the other two colorful purpley shadows. 

The neutrals in the palette are perfect for transition, crease, and lid shades. I also love Skyline (very light cool pink) all over the lid either as a base or lid shade and also on the browbone.





You can create so many different types of looks with this palette. I have done some really basic looks, some smokey eyes, some neutral looks, pops of color and also super bold looks. The shade Disco Ball is incredible. It's the best sparkly silver eyeshadow I own. It's amazing. These blend perfectly and they last.

It's just a super pretty palette all around.

Swatches:

Bijou, 4 Star, Skyline, VIP, No Waiting, Leather Pants


 Panache, Topaz, Boogie, Urbanette, After Hours, Disco Ball


Boogie, VIP, No Waiting

And here is a look a created with the palette:



I just love this palette and it gets two big thumbs up from me! The quality is exceptional and Sigma never disappoints me. I definitely recommend it for anyone, because it's so versatile. Love this one!

You can get this palette HERE 

Have you tried Sigma shadows yet? Do you have a favorite single shadow or palette? I always love hearing from you! Comment below!


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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Review

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Review




Hi guys! I hope that you all have had a nice start to the new year so far!

I am obviously pretty late to the bandwagon with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. This insanely beautiful palette has been around for a decent time! I always was curious about it and always thought it would be a great addition to my palette collection.

Well, lets get started on the review for this yummy smelling palette!









Too Faced has a whole chocolate line. There's the chocolate bronzers, the Chocolate Bar Palette, the Semi-Sweet Palette, and the new Chocolate Bon Bons Palette. All of them smell like chocolate, because they are formulated with real cocoa powder, as well as vanilla extract. The delicious smelling cocoa powder is not just added for a nice natural scent, but also for its antioxidant properties on the skin.







I just love the packaging of this. It's a beautiful dark brown sturdy tin that looks like a big chocolate bar. The look and scent of this will appeal to anyone who loves chocolates and sweets. I for one am obsessed with chocolates and sweets so these added touches make it more interesting and irresistible for me! As soon as you open the palette you can smell chocolate.... Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

There are 16 colors. The shade names are so cute too. They are all chocolate and candy inspired. The colors are centered around browns and pinks and plums. There is a perfect mixture of matte and shimmer shades and there is such a great combo of colors.







I honestly cannot say enough good things about this awesome palette. For one, look at those shades! They are beyond perfect and beautiful. When I open this palette it is like heaven for me. I also adore the two bigger (rectangular) shades, White Chocolate and Champagne Truffle. I love using White Chocolate all over the lid as a base and to set my lids and Champagne Truffle is both an excellent highlight shade on eyes and cheeks and also a great lid color. It is one of my favorite colors of all time to wear on my lid. It's a light pink champagne shade. All of the others, I love too. It is hard for me to even choose favorites... but I would say the very unique Amaretto is a fave, as is shimmery Marzipan and beautiful sparkly olive Gilded Ganache. Oh, and I can't forget Candied Violet, oh my goodness it is such a beautiful purple and has tiny flecks of fuchsia and blue in the shimmer. Seriously, every single one of these colors is amazing and the pictures don't even do them justice.









Continuing on with why this palette is so amazing - the colors are so buttery-smooth and creamy! They blend so well. They are super-incredibly pigmented. I only use very small amounts and slowly build if I want deeper color because they are so rich. They are just stunning. The texture of these shadows is perfect. Not sure of any other word to describe them other than perfect. No creasing, lasts all day. I am terrifically pleased to say the least.

Also, because the scent of these is from real cocoa, it doesn't bother my sensitive skin and eyes.




Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Hazelnut, Creme Brulee and Haute Chocolate


Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Cherry Cordial and Champagne Truffle

As per usual, the photos aren't really showing how beautiful the shades really are, which always disappoints me, because I want you guys to see exactly how they look. 

Here are a couple of looks I created with the palette:



 
As you can surely tell I am more than happy with this palette and it has become a staple for me. I have been loving Too Faced more and more and especially their chocolate stuff. I highly recommend getting this one if you haven't yet. The options for different eye looks are pretty much never-ending with this.

Be sure to stay tuned for a review on the Chocolate Bon Bons palette soon!

You can get this palette HERE


Ingredients: -Cocoa Extract: Provides antioxidant benefits and aids to reduce inflammation in skin. Cherry Cordial, Crème Brulee, Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, Triple Fudge, White Chocolate: Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Boron Nitride. May Contain(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). Amaretto, Black Forest Truffle, Champagne Truffle, Haute Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon: Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).Candied Violet, Gilded Ganache, Marzipan: Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide , Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bronze Powder (CI 77400). 


Do you have any of the Too Faced Chocolate Palettes? What is your staple eyeshadow palette? I'd love to hear from you! Comment below!


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