Find Your Everyday Palette

Let’s be honest, we always reach for neutral colors for daily eye shadow, don’t we all? Unless you work in the industry where it requires you to put on creative makeup, normally people will reach for the neutral look for everyday use (hence tons of youtube tutorial on smokey look, neutral look, matte look) Maybe occasionally a little pop of color to match your outfit sometimes, but me personally will reach for the palette that I know for sure what look I can create out of it without thinking to combine it with other palettes

So here I am, looking at my collections and realize how many neutral palettes that I have. But, Here are my top 3 palettes for everyday look

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1. Too Faced Semi Sweet 
Why is this on my top of the list? One, it’s because it has pops of blue in this. Two, it is because it smells like chocolate. Yes, I said it! Who wouldn’t love to have chocolate smell in the morning while putting on makeup? (I love me some nice smell on my products) Not to mention that you can get tons of cool and warm neutral colors in this palette. I also love how the shimmer in this palette looks, not too gliterry but still give a nice glow to brighten the eye look.If I can only choose one from Too Faced big palette, I will definitely choose this one.

Little tips for look that I do many times with this palette:

Mousse+Puddin for crease, Hot Fudge for outer corner, Bon bon for the lid, Butter Pecan for brow bone highlight

2. Tartelette In Bloom
This palette won’t be in a lot of Beauty Guru’s favorite palette if it isn’t good. If you follow me on Instagram, the In Bloom palette is a very recent palette that I got but I’ve been eyeing for it for quite some time. When I finally got it, I can tell that it’s love in the first swipe. The pigmentation is awesome, the texture is all so soft and so easy to blend it, it also smell like chocolate (not as strong as Too Faced, people says it smells like Vanilla but for me it smells like coco powder but very subtle)
You can definitely get various look from this palette. From a very simple no-makeup look to a sultry smokey eye look, that’s not too dark, because it’s more on the deep brown side instead of black.

A nice nude look that I have tried with this palette:

Smarty Pants + Jetsetter for crease, Funny Girl for the lid, Flower Child for brow bone highlight

3. Too Faced Sweet Peach
For you who love warm tones and girly shade for everyday look, this palette is the BOMB. You can pull a lot of look from this refreshing smell palette. If you would like to have a neutral look, you can go with the browns in this palette. Add up that peachy, pink, subtle green for pop of colors, or purple and deep brown smokey look. I always love Too Faced shimmer shadows, and this palette is no exception

Peachy girly look from this palette:

Peaches n Cream for base, Georgia + Candied Peach for crease, Bellini for lid. For more defined look, I sometimes use Tempted or Delectable as eyeliner (only thin line right on the roots of the lash line)

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Honorable mention
Lorac Pro Palette (the original)
Why don’t I put this one as the 4th? Lorac Palettes are all so great in pigmentation and their eyeshadow are also very soft. One issue though, since it’s so soft, you will need to be light handed when applying it. Well for me, especially in the morning, I don’t feel like thinking doing my makeup or ended up with bold colors. Yes you can opt for the light color, but the crease color can go bold from 0 to 100 with just one swipe. So if you know for sure how much product you can get from one dip of brush, this palette is really good for a simple look, with a pop of gunmetal, or bronzy color.

Let me know what’s your favorite everyday palette in comment section below.

What other neutral palette that’s a must have?

January Favorite + February Rotation

Hey Pretties,

I’m a self procrastinator, so here I am in the second week of February discussing my January Favorite

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  1. Sweet Peach Palette

You guys, this palette is going up to my favorite palette list really fast. This is the palette that I constantly reach for almost everyday since I get it. In fact, this is one of the palette that I’ve been using non stop for straight for a month. The colors here are so wearable for every day look. I personally not always reach for warm tones but this palette makes me loving warm tones more and more. And yes, the smell is also another reason why I love this palette so much. It’s just so refreshing to put your makeup on and have a nice sweet smell while doing it.

  1. Sugar Pop

Even though this is a very colorful palette and I need other palette to tone down the colors, but this is a really nice palette. I’ve mentioned this palette before (check it here) With the spring is just around the corner, I believe this palette is gonna be a staple accessories for my other neutral palette.

  1. Mac Lipstick Giddy and Sunny Seoul

Y’all know I have special place in my heart for Mac lipstick. This two shades are very wearable for everyday look. Giddy is more nude pink while Sunny Seoul has brighter pop of pink. Yes, I’m guilty for having so many nude pink lipstick

  1. Elf Blush Palette

First time I got this, I feel that these blushes are kinda dry and I don’t like the texture that’s not buttery soft. But my oh my, it’s pigmented, and blends sooo nicely on the cheek. You can also mix the colors in this palette to get the blush tone you like.

  1. Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal liner

I’m not a fan of wing eyeliner, so my choice for eyeliner is tight line or just a simple liner on the lash line. Rimmel eyeliner doesn’t play game when they say it’s waterproof. These pencils stay put on my eyes, glide smoothly and doesn’t budge, doesn’t smear. With the price of $3.49 the quality of this liner is definitely high up there.

  1. Formula 10.0.6 Mud Mask

I was trying to find a more affordable mask to replace my Origins Charcoal Mask and came across this brand at Ulta. Instant result in minimizing and clearing pores, firm and tight skin without making my face feel pulled. I mentioned this in my skincare routine before, and I love love love it. I’m thinking to try their peel mask next as skincare variation. The scent of their products are also really nice and refreshing.

For this month, here are the products that Im trying to use more :

  1. Lorac Pro Palette
  2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte
  3. BH Cosmetics blush
  4. Laneige Mask
  5. Too Faced La Crème Lipstick
  6. Essence eyeliner pen

PS: Giveaway is happening on my Instagram Head out there for the chance to win some beauty products

Ciao!

Complete Palette Collection

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Let’s be honest, there’s no way as a makeup lover that we can survive with only 1 eyeshadow palette. As a palette hoarder myself,  I do feel that I have eye shadow palettes more than I actually need. So for the sake of my self-achievement to proof that I can minimize my collection, I think so hard about this:  If I can only have 5 palettes that I can use for the rest of my life, which one that I know I will definitely need and use

So here they are

  1. Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte – the Basic

As you all know this is one of my favorite matte palettes in 2016. It comes with a mirror in a sturdy, pretty packaging. The shades here are all mates and the color range from the light cream to blackest black matte. This is what I call as my basic palette, and it’s also a great palette with abundant transition colors. As a hooded eyes, I definitely need this matte palette to complete my look

  1. Kat Von D Metal Matte – the Complete

To be honest, if I can only choose one palette from my entire collection, I will definitely pick this one in a heartbeat. You can get a complete choice of looks to create, with the pop of color and metallic shades as variation, I’m sure that if I only have 5 palettes in my life I will use this one often. All shades in this palette are very wearable, not to mention their blue, green and purple are amazing (both matte and metallic one) The only down side is this palette is limited edition so it’ll be hard to find the replacement.

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  1. Too Faced Bon Bon Palette – the Romantic

This palette may seem to be a basic palette, but it’s not just a basic for me. The pink shades in this palette is really good. Bon bon palette comes with soft pink, neon pink, with cool tone brown shades that  I love. This is probably the reason why I picked this over the original chocolate bar palette (that’s leaning more to the warm tone browns). Let’s just say, this is my romantic palette because it has pink and purple for sultry romantic look.

  1. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette – the Warmth

Not gonna deny that the scent from this palette is a strong factor for me to choose. It might be a turn off for you who’s sensitive to strong smell, but I love the sweet scent coming from this palette. However, there’re other reasons why I put this to complete my collection. I’m not a warm tone lover for eye shadow because it tends to make my makeup look muddy, but the warm tones in this palette doesn’t. It’s not extremely pigmented but very easy to build the warmth on the eye

  1. Juvia’s Place Masquerade Mini – the Color

I come to realize that as much as I love colors on my eyeshadow, the colors always run in the same color family. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see that I love blue eyeshadow (a lot!) purple, green, and pink tone. This palette is perfect for my color preference because it has all the color that I will actually use. Never will I use red or yellow for my eyeshadow unless it’s halloween (maybe). After knowing what I’m comfortable with, this palette definitely has become one of my staples.

So, what do you think? Do these choice make a complete collection for you so then you don’t need other palette? Probably not (yeah, why do I still I want other palettes even though I have all of these hahaha..)

Let me know what will be your choice if you can only have 5 palettes

Do you think this 5 palette will cover your need?  You decide!

Palette Explorer : Juvias Place – Masquerade Mini Palette

Why do I get This?

I bought this palette because I was disappointed of the Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette. I ended up return it to Ulta. (review about the Full Spectrum palette here) As a replacement of finding colorful palette to play with, I heard about Juvias Place few months ago but wasn’t really paying attention then, I came across this palette again from someone post in Instagram and really drawn to it. At the back of my head, why do I need another colorful palette? But I just can’t help myself, looking at those jewel tones, especially the blue, purple and green, makes me impulsively add it to cart and checkout (again, no self control at all =D )

First Impression

This palette is stunningly beautiful. I ordered it online on Friday, then it arrived on Wednesday so it’s pretty quick, I’m impressed.

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First time I saw the box, I thought it’s a really unique packaging in pretty bright fuschia with a very artistic (for me) African theme image. When I saw the colors inside, I can say I was really surprised, they’re all so vibrant and insanely pretty (maybe I’m biased cause these tones are my favorite haha..) After that, of course I couldn’t help myself not to do finger swatch. Girl, the colors pigmentation is out of this world. Awesome. I don’t regret to kiss the Full Spectrum palette goodbye.

Palette Review

For total price of 31.62 (palette is $25.87-10% off with code 2017 in the website, and $5.75 for shipping) this palette is really awesome and the quality is just as good if not better than some other more expensive palette.

I bought the mini one, but there’s nothing mini about it. This palette is bigger than Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette. The round pans insides are bigger than Kat Von D metal rows pan. I’m not so concern about price per gram for any of my palettes, but I feel this palette really worth the price.

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You get 16 colors of eye shadow with the colorful tones on the top 2 rows and the last 2 rows are your neutral color (leaning to warm tones). Most of the colors here are satin/sheen finish, but you do have some matte on the neutral rows. Claiming as “… a cosmetic brand providing you with the most rich, vibrant and highly pigmented essential colors of life…” they really live up to their claim on their website. All the colors in this palette are crazily pigmented, there’s no need to press it at all, just a finger swipe and you can get the color just like what you see in the palette.

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First time I’m using it, I just washed my face and put moisturizer on. No foundation, no eye primer, no face primer, and holly molly this eye shadow stays put beautifully. I can say that this is love at the first swipe. Of course, I just couldn’t put one eye look because the colors are too irresistible so, two different eye looks at once =D

Final Finding (4 out of 5)

  1. Pigmentation is great! It applies very well even without any primer or any foundation on my face. This palette pigmentation is very comparable to Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette (which I can say my best buy palette of 2016).
  2. Texture is a little dry, not butter soft but still smooth, not powdery at all. This really reminds me of Urban Decay shimmer shadow in naked palettes. I notice very little fallout, but not a problem at all for me
  3. Blendability Really easy to blend without being blend away. Colors blend together very well but not losing it’s original color
  4. Longevity It stays put, doesn’t budge, doesn’t smear (again, even without any primer or base)
  5. Stand Alone Definitely yes. You get matte shadows here, and even for me with hooded eyes, the shimmer here are very forgiving. I usually will always avoid shimmer or sheen shadow for my crease because it will accentuate my hood, but the colors here are so easy to manipulate not to expose it. The color choice is amazing and very versatile. For light skin color, the colors will really show up, for deeper skin tone this palette will work just as fine.

At the end, I highly recommend this palette. I’m pretty sure that this palette is one of the products that I know I will enjoy using it a lot

If you have this palette, or plan to buy it let me know in the comment section below.

One more thing, try to get coupon code for your purchase since they only offer free shipping for $100 purchase. Never hurt to save some coins up

Peace out!