Pink Outside the Box

Products used in this vibrant look:

– MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder, Bronze Bronzing Powder, Melba Blush, Hyper Real Glow Highlighting Palette in Flash + Awe
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz & Clear Brow Gel
– pink eyeshadows taken from Laura Lee Los Angeles Party Animal palette, Morphe x James Charles palette, NYX Ultimate Brights palette
– NYX Cosmetics Nude Suede Shoes lipliner, Creme Brûlée Butter Gloss, Dewy Finish Setting Spray.

(Disclaimer: I do have Chanel’s consent to post her images on designated websites including Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, and use in my digital portfolio.)

A Pop of Pink Never Hurt Anybody

I love that at MAC we can express our creativity through over-the-top creative eyeshadow, or just simple pops of color.

Here I’m using:
– MAC Cosmetics single shadow in Cherry Topped
matte lipstick in Heroine
mineralize skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
Studio Fix fluid + powder in NC15
– and brushstroke eyeliner in Brushblack.

HUDA BEAUTY New Nude VS. Focallure Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette

The New Nude Palette by HUDA BEAUTY is versatile and wearable in equal measure. Delivering infinite possibilities, this unexpected palette encourages you to experiment, empower, and express yourself however you please. The online brand Focallure wastes no time in creating alterntives to HUDA’s palettes, and Sunrise is their answer to New Nude.

The all-in-one eyeshadow palette consists of 18 highly-pigmented shades, ranging from flattering mattes to shimmer-drenched hues, and has everything you need to transform your lids. The carefully-curated lineup is studded with easy-to-use combinations—from soft berry to dusty copper, and rosy pink to golden taupe tones. The New Nude Palette boasts a variety of game-changing textures and colors, balancing cool and warm tones to complement the best of both worlds. 

The formula of the two palettes is borderline identical. HUDA’s shadows are highly pigmented, very easy to blend, and last all day long (with the right eyeshadow primer). Exactly the same can be said about Focallure’s palette – it even mimics the cream concealer at the bottom left corner and pressed glitter shades.

Buy HUDA Beauty New Nude eyeshadow palette
Buy Focallure Sunrise eyeshadow palette

Have you tried either of the palettes? What do you think about the formula and the colors that aren’t traditional “nude” shades? Let me know in the comments below!

Colourpop’s 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palettes

ColourPop’s 9-pan palettes have taken the makeup world by storm; from monochromatic color stories to complementing colors that make great looks – they’ve got it all. At this point it’s safe to say there are over 20 of this style of palette made by ColourPop, with new releases every week!

Each collection has a cute pun-ny name and usually comes with blushes, highlighters, lip glosses, lipsticks, and even some of their FourthRayBeauty or SOLBody products.

The palettes I own:
MAR (part of SOL + MAR Collection)
Uh-huh Honey
Main Squeeze
– Brown Sugar (not available on the website)
Strawberry Shake

The formula is incredible, and not just for the price. The shadows are pigmented, easily bendable, and last all day long on the eyes with the right eyeshadow primer. More than half of the palettes in this shape come with at least one pressed glitter, which may turn some makeup lovers away from the product.

Overall, these shadows and color stories sometimes resemble their expensive counterparts very precisely (HUDA Beauty), while others have their own unique color story.

At $12USD, 10/10 recommend!

Have you tried these palettes? What do you think about them? Let me know in the comments below!

Thirsty

Products: 
– M·A·C Cosmetics Studio Fix foundation, Pro Longwear concealer, Studio Fix powder, Double Gleam highlighter
– NYX Professional Makeup Angel Veil primer, matte bronzer
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow
– Jeffree Star Cosmetics Thirsty palette.