Eye Shadow Palette Haul

In the last month I have purchased multiple eye shadow palettes. Some are new brands that I have never had before and others are must loved brands.

Here is what I bought:

SMASHBOX

Cover Shot: Petal Metal Eye Shadow Palette — Smashbox + Vlada

I was so excited to try this palette when I ordered it. It’s my first smashbox eyeshadow palette. To be honest, I have only used this shadow once so I will have to try it a few more times before I decide if I really like it that much. This swatched very well and it applied really well too. So far, so good. I would still like to try the simmer shades with like a glitter glue.

FENTY BEAUTY

Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette

I haven’t tried this fully yet but I have swatched the colours and I am pleasantly surprised with the payoff with these colours. The foils are truly amazing. Like, WOW! So foiled! This is my first fenty full size product. I will be getting more.

TARTE

Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Eyeshadow Palette

From first impression I’m not sure I like this palette as much as I thought I would. I love tarte products and I love the pinky shades so I needed this. When I used this on my eyes I thought the mattes weren’t very pigmented and the shimmer wasn’t very pigmented so I was disappointed but I would still like to try more shades and in a different way maybe.

LAURA LEE LOS ANGELES

Nudie Patoodie Eyeshadow Palette

Of course, I love Laura Lee so I need it all… the way everything ships is pure shit for me and my first palette had a bunch of broken shadows. I contacted customer service which I don’t like doing but I’ve also never had anything show up broken. Customer service let me know that the foiled shadows can be pressed back into the pan just with a finger since the formula is very soft. They told me they would send another palette on them. I received the second one with some broken shadows but I didn’t want to complain about it… Anyways, when I tried the shadows out and swatched then… love, love, love! All of the shades blend very well and are very pigmented! The foils are amazing and all the colours match so well.

Shout out to Laura Lee’s customer service though! They should be called the dream team!

What are some new palettes you have recently purchased?

Stay beautiful as always! ❤️

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Sephora VIB Rouge Sale Haul Part II

If you seen my last post you knew this was coming. This haul, I wanted to try and get new releases to try out. Two items were new releases and the other was a VIB Rouge early access item. So, lets just dive right in!

Prices are all CAD again.

Weekend #2:

Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Highlighter in Gilded Rose

$49 at Sephora

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This was one of the new releases from the sale. It is gorgeous! The packaging has a lot of attention to detail with the 3D rose design. The product itself is pressed into a rose, which I thought I would wreck when I swatched it, but luckily it’s a bit harder than I thought. I have only used this 2 times now so I’m just getting a feel for it. So far, I love it! Without thinking too much about it, I always reach for it. The highlight is a beautiful gold with a pink/gold pearl making it natural when you want it to be.

Hourglass Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder

$55 at Sephora

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This was the early access item. I actually never even seen this anywhere on the Sephora site but I did seen Hourglass hinting it so I decided to dig deeper. When I found it I knew I need it in my life. I was right! This powder is a dream. It’s so soft it melts into the skin. I find that because I have dry skin I have a hard time finding a setting powder that doesn’t make my skin tight after applying it. This powder doesn’t make anything feel tight. I absolutely love it so far. The packaging is darling too. The sifter is in the form of an “H” and the gold is so mesmerizing.

Milk Makeup KUSH High Volume Mascara in Boom

$29 at Sephora

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High volume indeed! I wasn’t too hesitant about this mascara. The night before it launched in stores I had seen footage from the launch party. I heard so many people say how good it was and that the tube was heavy. The first thing I did when I received this mascara was to see for myself how dramatic the beauty world was. This time they weren’t fibbing. The tube is hefty! The metal packaging probably contributes to that. The wand was very fluffy and quite big to which I wasn’t sure how to feel about without using it. Once I used it I fell so hard in love with it. The wand coats your lashes easily and its not too big that you are hitting it all over the place.

I quite enjoyed this mascara regardless of the ingredients.

Samples:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original

$28 at Sephora for Full Size

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I have only used this once but for a sample the amount of product you get will last a few uses, as long as you can keep it from drying out. I actually haven’t tried this yet for how popular it may be. I don’t find myself using eyeshadow primers much and usually just use a decent concealer. I found this to be really smooth and creamy to apply just with a finger. My shadows never creased or anything like that and it was easy to apply shadow on top of.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

$44 at Sephora for Full Size

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I live by the original photo finish primer so I thought this sample would be perfect to try some of the other primers out as it has 4 blisters with product. I haven’t tried them out yet but I am excited to.

GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment

$75 at Sephora for Full Size

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I haven’t tried this yet. I love GlamGlow as a brand and I have dry skin so I thought why not. If it works for my skin it would be worth the purchase of a full sized one.

Have you tried any of these yet? Do you think any of them are worth the hype?