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Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color Swatch In Moonstone

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Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color Swatch In Moonstone

Hi! At the bridal expo my bestie and I attended they had so many damn vendors I thought we were never going to get through them all. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a bridal expo without your friendly neighborhood Mary Kay representative breathing down your throat. But, they had freebies! In their little goody bags, there was the lip gloss sample you saw yesterday and a single use eyeshadow application that we’ll look more closely at today:

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Let me start off by saying, that I have never seen an eyeshadow sample like Mary Kay’s before. The makeup was protected by a thin sheet of plastic and, once peeled off, you could help yourself to the eyeshadow underneath. I thought this was so clever and it’s a great way to test a color out without committing to the purchase. And, god forbid you end up not liking the color you buy!

Having said that, this eyeshadow sucked lol. At first glance, it looks like this pretty pale yellow mixed with fairy dust. Then, on application, it just looked white with a ton of shimmer and I would never wear anything like that… Even when I was a teenager I didn’t wear anything like that! It also wiped off completely with one gentle swipe of a dry paper towel, so do with that info what you will.

Although I wouldn’t wear this as an eyeshadow, I thought it might make for a pretty highlighter. But, that’s what buying a highlighter is for! I give this Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Moonstone a big fat WHOMP WHOMP and I can guarantee you that you would have better luck with makeup from the dollar store.

Which brand of makeup do you find overrated? How do you rock a shimmery MOTD? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

The Balm Cosmetics Nude Beach Swatch In Bootylicious

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The Balm Cosmetics Nude Beach Swatch In Bootylicious

Hello! I recently acquired a new eyeshadow from my sister by The Balm Cosmetics in a shade called “Bootylicious”. So, needless to say, I was intrigued – and I’m sure all of you are too! As ridiculous sounding as it is, Bootylicious is a shade that is right up my alley. I never go too crazy with my eye makeup. In fact, I’m perfectly content with my love for colors in the bronze, brown, and copper family, which is why Bootylicious is perfect for me. And, a little glitter never hurt anyone, either! Check it out:

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^^^ The top heart is the eyeshadow wet and the bottom is applied dry. The first photo has the flash off and the second is with the flash on.

Because I am not the most adventurous when it comes to eye makeup, I rarely buy it when I’m out and about. I have my handful of shades that I’m comfortable with and I stick to them. So, it is always such a treat to get a new hand me down from my sister because I definitely would not have bought it for myself.

Despite never going eyeshadow crazy at Sephora, the warm cinnamon shade that is Bootylicious is actually one that I might have purchased. I love the cute as can be packaging, the hint of sparkle, and the inviting hue. It’s a fair bit darker than any of my copper tones that I normally wear, making it perfect for the winter weather. But, it is not so dark that it isn’t appropriate for spring and summer too.

This eyeshadow applied so easily and it stayed locked in place all day, which is always a relief because there is nothing worse than little dots of eyeshadow falling on your cheeks! My sister hit the nail on the head with this hue for me and I’m surprised she didn’t want it for herself. But, hey, I’ll gladly take it! 😀

What is your makeup style? What is your favorite eyeshadow shade to sport? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Review

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Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Review

Hello! Recently, we swatched the Emerald Obsessions palette by Huda Beauty to take a closer look at all of the colors that you can see below. I finally got around to using the emerald glitter eyeshadow the other day and, sadly, it did not go over too well. I wasn’t expecting much from this palette because, as you can remember, all of my reviews were pretty wishy washy. And, in this case, I hate being right because it was such a thoughtful Christmas gift from my sister! I didn’t take any pictures of my MOTD because I was working all day, but here is a reminder of what the palette and that specific shade of eyeshadow looks like:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second one is when it’s dry.

When it comes to makeup, I really do like to keep things fairly simple. I try not to go overboard because I have a lot of facial piercings and tattoos on my body, so heavy makeup often looks too “much”. So, when I am applying my eye makeup, I either use a colored eyeliner or use an eyeshadow as an eyeliner and leave it at that – and it works! When I decided to use my Huda Beauty palette, I knew that I would be lining my eyes with the shadow and that’s about it. 1) I’m bad at doing makeup on my eyelids in general. 2) If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

If you can recall, one of the resounding comments that I made as we swatched the Emerald Obsessions eyeshadow was that it was very dusty. Regardless of whether it was wet or dry, the product was flaky and powdery and it didn’t apply well on my hand – so I don’t know why I thought it would apply well on my eyelids! It took many micellar water Q-tips to clear away all of the eyeshadow that fell onto my face and throughout the day I had to continue wiping away little flecks that had fallen.

By the end of the day, the eyeshadow had completely transferred all over my eyelids, which was a far cry from the lining I had originally started with. I hate when this happens more than anything and I do a great job of preventing this by covering my lids with my Blush On Radiance beads from The Body Shop once my eye makeup is on. But, my tried and true technique didn’t stand a change against the Huda Beauty eyeshadow and my eye makeup looked like I spent a long day partying by the time I got home. Not cute.

If this is how all of the HB eyeshadows are, then I wouldn’t recommend it at all. I quite liked the color that I used, but the quality of the shadow was so low and I was left looking like a hot mess instead of a hottie – not a good look! -___-

What are your thoughts on Huda Beauty products? What is your favorite brand of eyeshadow? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Mint Green Matte

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Mint Green Matte

Hello everyone and welcome to the last swatch from the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette. This swatching journey has proven to be less than satisfactory and the ending hue is going to be an anticlimactic finish, because it kind of sucks. We are looking at a mint green matte shade today and it is a color that I don’t think would look good on anyone. You can check it out in the middle of the top row:

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Now, for a closer look:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second one is when it’s dry.

This shade looks not so much like an eyeshadow as it does a color correcting cure when you have any redness on your skin. The green looks bruised and sickly and I feel like it would wash out literally any skin tone that it’s worn on. Out of all of the swatches that we have done, this color is probably the most disappointing, because I feel like it is completely unwearable. The space used for this eyeshadow could have been used for another color but, I probably wouldn’t end up liking that one, either! SMH.

All in all, I would award the Emerald Obsessions palette by Huda Beauty with a three out of ten. It was a great idea and I initially loved this palette. But, upon further inspection, the quality of the eyeshadow proved to be not the best and the colors were either unusable or looked totally different on than what they did in the packaging. #notimpressed

What has been one of your recent beauty or skin care disappointments? How about a beauty purchase that you are super excited about? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Chocolate Matte

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Chocolate Matte

Hello everyone and welcome to the second to last swatch from the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette. This swatching experience has proven to be kind of disappointing as far as my ratio to colors I like and don’t like are, but it has been an informative experience all the same. I discovered a few new colors as well as ones that absolutely wouldn’t work for me and a brand that I don’t think I will bother with in the future – all of which saves me time and money, so that’s always nice! Check out the chocolate matte shade that we are swatching today in the bottom left corner:

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And, now, for a closer look:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second is when it’s dry.

Once again, I am not head over heels for this matte, slightly lighter than milk chocolate shade. Maybe because it’s not rich enough for my liking or because it looks dull as dishwater, this eyeshadow is another miss in my book. The only time I can see myself using this color is if I am trying to achieve a brown smokey eye MOTD but, even then, I prefer for my eyeshadows to have a little extra something something to it and this one is definitely lacking in that department. -____-

After seeing almost all of the eyeshadows swatched from this palette would you buy it? Why or why not? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Matte Emerald

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Matte Emerald

Hello everyone! We have officially finished taking a closer look at all of the glitter shades from the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette and now we are onto the matte colors. Today, we are going to look at the emerald matte hue, which you can see on the middle right:

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Check out the swatches:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second one is when it’s dry.

Although this emerald matte shade is pretty, it’s not my favorite one that the palette offers. I have never been too keen on matte eyeshadows, especially since I am a matte lipstick girl and I don’t want matte overload happening on my MOTD. This is actually the first matte shade I’ve ever owned and, I can see why I’ve never bought it before, because it does like kind of dull. I like my eyeshadows to have that little extra something going on with it, like a metallic shine or glitter but I don’t want it looking too glitzy. The matte hue is nice, but there’s not enough going on with it that would make me feel so inclined to wear it.

I might experiment with this color as an eyeliner, but I already have a metallic emerald liner that I like a lot so we’ll see what happens. First impressions, though? I don’t think that I would wear this one. #whompwhomp

Do you prefer a matte or shiny eyeshadow? How about matte or glossy lipstick? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Glitter Fern Green

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Swatch In Glitter Fern Green

Hi everyone! Today, we are going to discuss the last glitter shade in the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette. It is a fern green shade and it’s pretty-ish, but just not the right color for me. You can see the eyeshadow in the top right hand corner of the palette along with the rest of the colors below:

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Now, let’s take a closer look:

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^^^ The first heart is the eyeshadow wet and the second one is when it’s dry.

Sadly, this color is another one that I don’t think I can see myself wearing. Although it’s a nice eyeshadow, the hue is just too light for my liking. And it looks rather dull, despite the twinkling glitter. With really pale skin and a preference towards dark clothing, my makeup always has to be more saturated, because anything less just makes me look sickly.

I’m a bit disappointed with this palette. I feel like it was a good idea, but the colors weren’t executed well as far as color quality goes. And, the literal quality of the eyeshadow isn’t the best to me, either. It’s really dusty and you need a lot of the product to get complete coverage. There are certain shades that I do plan on using, but I can easily say that the eyeshadows that I’ve used from drugstore brands have provided a more satisfying experience than this high end one.

What is your favorite drugstore brand when it comes to makeup? What about your favorite high end brand? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah