PALETTE SWATCH | MARC JACOBS WILD ONE

I missed out on Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic palette last year and have regretted it ever since. I remember there was a particular goldish green color that was stunning in it.If you haven’t experienced this luxury line yet, I highly recommend checking it out. The Marc Jacobs Wild One Eye-Conic shadows are pigmented, creamy to the touch, and it have a beautiful range of colors that can create anything from a basic day time look to an intense artistic makeup look.┬áSo glad I didn’t let this palette slip through the cracks this year.

PALETTE SWATCH | URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT

It has been a hot minute since my last post so I want to refresh with something “Hot” and “New”. The Urban Decay Naked Heat palette! This is the FIRST Naked palette I have purchased and every dang shade speaks to me! At $54.00 USD, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

There are 12 shades and each one applies beautifully with minimal fallout.

Ounce (ivory shimmer)
Chaser (light nude matte)
Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte)
Low Blow (brown matte)
Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
He Devil (burnt red matte)
Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red)
Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
Cayenne (deep terra – cotta matte)
En Fuego (burgundy matte)
Ashes (deep reddish – brown matte)
Ember (deep metallic copper – burgundy)

Each swatch was done twice, the first with a packing brush, and the second with my finger. The shade Ember speaks to me most. What’s your favorite shade?

PALETTE SWATCH | LH COSMETICS INFINITY PALETTE & BRUSH SET

The LH Cosmetics Palette is remarkable! Being that I’m slightly obsessed with every look and post that Linda Hallberg creates, it was a given that I had to own it. She created this palette to be used all over the face and for many different looks. As someone who travels often, I find that this is a wonderful item to have when I don’t want to bring a whole bunch of palettes with me. As for all over the face? I find that this palette is great for Light to Medium skin tones. The powders can be used wet or dry for intensity variation and I find that the colors have a great range with a lot of must have colors for most women.

Here are some ways I like to use the colors…..
The two highlight shades, Virgio and Milky Way, are stunning for highlighting and accenting the cheekbones, cupid’s bone, inner tear duct, and for above and below the brow bone.
Maffei is a wonderful color for a light contour. I love to use it for my nose contour and to fade out my eye shadow.
Cigar is your perfect cool-tone contour to carve out your jawline and create shadows wherever you’d like.
Zwicky is perfect as a bronzer for medium skin tones. I find that it is a little to orange on lighter skin.

And of course you have the “must-have” black, which gets very intense when you apply it with a damp brush.

Swatches with Flash

Without Flash

The brushes are amazing! I have so many brushes and these ones tend to stay on my vanity at all times. I plan on purchasing many more! (Hmmmm…….should I do a post on all of my favorite brush brands and brushes?)

Check out the video below to see this palette in action.

PALETTE SWATCH | ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS x NICOLE GUERRIERO GLOW KIT

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’d know that I’m obsessed with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators. I have been hoping and praying to find one of her glow kits close to them. This collab with Nicole Guerriero is the closest so far. Simply stunning! Use a light hand to to create a natural, lit from within glow, or a heavy hand to make your face and body gleam of metal. In my opinion, either way is complete perfection.

NAILS | GRAFFITI

It’s been forever since I’ve sat down and spent some time on my nails. I am that girl who hates spending money on getting my nails done because I went through cosmetology and know how to do them myself. I originally got into the beauty field because of my passion for nail art. Funny how little things like that blossomed into what I do today. I guess you can say, no matter what I do, I am drawn to color and design.

For longevity, I sandwich my polish with the CND Base and Top Coat and use the heat lamp for those two items only. The regular polishes have to dry between each step to get the best color payoff.

I used the Essie Polish, in “Clambake” for the base color. It is definitely in the top 5 of my fave polishes. Then made random thick stripes/slashes of color using “The More the Merrier”

I used the O.P.I. color “DS Radiance” to add a bit of sparkle and texture.

The Kiss Nail Art Paints have long thin brush applicators that are perfect for creating thin lines and dots. The pack I own came with 3 colors. Black, white, & silver. I’ve had them in my collection for years! Today I only used the black and white to add extra details.

I apologize for the fuzzy images. I am in middle of switching up my photography setup and I really wanted to get this post up.

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