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Glossier, Colourpop, Sephora Haul

Blog, Hauls

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So this post is long overdue, mostly because none of my packages arrived at the same time. Essentially, these are just my purchases from November. Because I’ve been using all of them for a week (at the least) this will be a haul with my current opinions of the product!

I placed orders from Sephora during their VIB sale, Colourpop during their buy one get one free eyeshadow sale, and Glossier…right before a sale (because I didn’t think ahead).

Let’s go!

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November favorites

Blog, Favorites

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This post is so, so, late, but here are my favorites for November!

I got really into purple eyeshadow this month, inspired by the Kylie Cosmetics purple palette. Right now I’m not interested in purchasing from that company, but it did make me realize how much I really like purple eyeshadows. That lead to a purchase from Colourpop during their buy one get one free sale of a couple pressed powder shadows.

I also fell in love with deep mauve lipsticks and basically lived in them the whole month.

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Holiday gift guide: warm eyeshadow

Blog, The Bella Edit

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This season, warm eyeshadow has been the hottest item (pun intended) in the makeup world. This look has completely exploded, meaning there are so many different shades to choose from.

On this list, I’ll have an affordable one, a mini one, the original one, the popular one, the matte one, and the other one.

Also, bare in mind that there are many different types of warm eyeshadow.

  1. Bold, warm shades such as red, orange, and yellow.
  2. True warm shades, featuring lots of warm brown.
  3. Warm reds and pinks

I’ve tried to put in at least one of each type on this list.

Let’s check it out!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism vs Subculture

Blog, The dupe test

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So I got the change to compare two nearly untouched Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes– the highly controversial Subculture and the very new Prism. Thanks again to Melissa Korn again for letting me play with some of her palettes!

There were two things I was curious about regarding the two new palettes. First, I wanted to know if ABH changed the formula between the two palettes because of the backlash from Subculture. Second, I’m sure I’m not the only person who noticed how similar the two palettes were. One thing to note is that Prism was released with the holiday collection and is limited edition. If it interests you, pick it up quickly!

Let’s check it out!

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October favorites

Blog, Favorites

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This October, I’ve continued with my love of orange eyes, nude lips, and general enjoyment of pumpkins.  I’ve really been getting into the fall spirit this year, as I discussed in my fall makeup post.

I’ve continued my setup from last month of doing my makeup at a makeshift vanity (comment below if you’re interested in a full post on it), meaning I’ve been using palettes for weeks in a row. This is a great way to get a feel for a product, and it’s encouraged me to be more creative in getting different looks out of the same palette or mixing and matching palettes.

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Is Colourpop raising its prices?

Blog, The Bella Edit

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With the launch of Colourpop at Sephora, there’s one question that’s been on everyone’s mind: Will Colourpop, a traditionally affordable brand, be raising their prices to meet the standards of Sephora, a traditionally more expensive retailer?

And the answer is yes, but in the sneakiest, sly, way possible. There are two places where you’re going to be spending more money by shopping at Sephora compared to the colourpop website.

First, let’s go through all of the products Colourpop is offering on Sephora for the launch on Halloween.

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Gone swatching: Huda beauty desert dusk palette

Blog, Gone swatching

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This gone swatching post is a little different, mainly because I took the photos in my house, with my backdrop, of a nearly untouched palette, I just didn’t own.

For this, I thank Melissa Korn, the amazing makeup artist, who let me borrow some of her palettes to swatch and play with them for my blog. Thank you!

I wasn’t that interested in this palette, until I watched it and saw how beautiful the shimmery and duo chrome shades are. Now, I’m attempting to convince myself I don’t need it.

Key word: attempting.

Read on for swatches and more pictures of this beautiful palette!

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The matchup: Mermaid makeup

Blog, The Matchup

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This Halloween, I’m planning on being a mermaid, mostly because I really wanted to do a fun makeup look. Luckily, most of the makeup is affordable ($20 or less), which is great because I’m not willing to spend a ton of money on blue eyeshadows I likely won’t wear again. In fact, the only items I ordered specifically for this look were from Colourpop.

So keep reading to learn how to get this beautiful mermaid look!

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Gone swatching: fenty beauty galaxy eyeshadow palette

Blog, Gone swatching

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I adore Rihanna, so when Fenty beauty first launched, I was convinced I would buy everything without even knowing what it was. However once it launched and I had the opportunity to try it in store (with a mob of people around it, I should add) the hype sort of died down for me.

I believe that this collection is of amazing quality, however it’s not for me in a couple ways.

a) I have dry/combination skin, so I don’t focus on making my face look super matte. This rules out the foundation, primer, blotting paper, and the concealer match stix.

b) The highlighters felt either very glittery, or too much like other highlights I had. Trophy wife was unique, however I most definitely can not pull off a true gold highlight. I can hardly pull off BECCA champagne pop!

On the other hand, I’m excited to potentially try out the gloss bomb and the shimmer match stix or the contour match stix.

So now that I’ve introduced you to Fenty Beauty and my thoughts on their first collection, I will now give you the (literal) star of the holiday collection: the Galaxy Eyeshadow palette.

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