Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sigma X BeautyyBird The Dream Palette Review

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Can you believe we are already 2 weeks into my challenge!? This week was a little hectic for me work wise so I apologize ahead of time for the short post. Today we are going to talk about one of my favorite YouTuber's new eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Sigma Beauty!

I stumbled across Yasmin aka BeautyyBird on YouTube a few years ago and instantly fell in love with her content, personality, and her family. I was so excited when she announced this eyeshadow palette! BeautyyBird has used Sigma Beauty products on and off camera religiously for years. In her videos, she always uses Sigma's brushes, their wicked gel eyeliner, and several other products like their eyeshadows. I think it so awesome she was able to create a palette with a brand she has loved for years! The Dream Palette comes with 18 eyeshadows (new formula), 2 highlighters, and a double-sided eyeshadow brush. It retails for $49 on (currently sold out).

First off, can we talk about the color theme of this palette! I LOVE IT! This palette is so versatile, you can literally do hundreds of different looks with this. I also love that the palette comes with a double-sided brush because it makes it so easy to travel with. One side of the brush is Sigma's E38 Diffused Crease™ blending brush and the other side is their E58 Cream Color flat brush. Sigma's brushes are extremely good quality and this brush included is no different. The marble detailing is also super pretty!

  I played with this eyeshadow palette for the past week and I am in love! The formula of the matte eyeshadows is a dream! GET IT? 🤣 They are super pigmented and layer/blend extremely well together with no fallout. My favorite matte shade is 'Ambidextrous' because it is the perfect pink! The shimmer shades did not disappoint either. I actually found they worked better without using a wet brush because they are pretty creamy and blinding as is. My favorite shimmer shade is 'Conchita'. The only thing I am not too crazy about is the two highlighters. The shades are beautiful but the formula is a bit lackluster. I prefer a blinding highlight and this formula is definitely more of a glow from within unless you layer it a few times. I think I will only use them as a brow bone or inner corner highlight.

FINAL THOUGHTS: I really enjoy this palette. The new eyeshadow formula she created is so darn good. All of the shadows blend beautifully! I will definitely be taking this palette with me on my next trip because it will save me so much room in my suitcase. I can easily do a smokey eye, color dramatic eye, or a natural eye with just this palette alone. You can really tell Yasmin poured her heart into this product! Congratulations BeautyyBird!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review

Huda Beauty released a new eighteen pan eyeshadow palette November 1st. The brand has had an excellent year of new makeup releases ranging from concealers, baking powders, and new lip formulas. I immediately fell in love with the mauvy vibes from this palette and had to get my hands on it. The palette retails for $65 at Sephora and ShopHudaBeauty. Huda Beauty also released three new double-sided brushes/applicators that were specifically created for this palette. The brushes are sold separately and retail between $15-$18. I did not purchase any of the brushes but I will talk about one of them shortly.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Review

Huda Beauty recently added five new eyeshadow palettes to her Obsessions collection. The Obsessions collection consists of small nine pan eyeshadow palettes that have a mixture of duo chrome shimmers and matte shades. Each palette has a color theme ranging from mauves, smokey tones, neutrals, and corals. The five new palettes are named and themed after precious stones including emerald, topaz, sapphire, amethyst, and ruby.  Each palette retails for $27 at Sephora and ShopHudaBeauty. 

I personally held off on purchasing one of these palettes for so long due to the price point. I did not think $27 was a reasonable price due to how small the palettes are. To give those who have not seen the palettes in person an idea of how small they are, look at your palm; that is the size of the palette! I decided to purchase the Emerald Obsessions palette during the Sephora Holiday Sale because I fell in love with the color theme. I mean look at it! The green shades are so unique and beautiful!
I created this look using the top middle shade all over the eye, the middle right shade in the crease, the top left shade on the lid, and the last right shade in the inner corner. 

REVIEW: This palette is small but it packs a punch! The matte shades are SUPER pigmented, creamy, and blend like a dream. The duo chrome shades have excellent color pay off and do not require you to wet your brush before applying. The icing on the cake is there is zero fall out with either shade formula. I love that the palette comes with a mirror and is smaller in size. I took this palette with me traveling and it saved me so much room in my makeup bag. This product is definitely worth $27! I highly recommend you pick one up for yourself or for a friend as a Christmas gift. 

P.S. Sephora extended their holiday sale for Rouge and VIB members! You can shop the last weekend of the sale along with Beauty Insiders now through 11/19. Take advantage and pick one (or several) of these palettes up! Coupon codes - ROUGEBONUS - VIBBONUS - BIBONUS.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Makeup Box Challenge

As I mentioned in my last post, I have an entire box full of brand new makeup that I have yet to use. Trying new makeup has, unfortunately, been the last thing on the list of my priorities due to a hectic work schedule.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ulta Fall Haul 2018

The good lord knows I do not need any more makeup. I already have a large box of brand new makeup I have not been able to use due to a hectic work schedule but here we are with another haul! Ulta had yet another 20% off all products sale this past week, and I, of course, could not pass this up.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

October Hits and Misses 2018

I can't believe it is already November! Where has this year gone?! To think there is only two months left of 2018 is nuts. October was an odd month for me makeup wise. I purchased so many new products but I had little to no time to try anything; and when I did try something it was a complete fail! Because of this, I gravitated towards my holy grail products that I knew worked great.