Sunday, 27 November 2016

Christmas in New York with Too Faced - part two

Holiday Collection Swatches!

Part TWO of the Too Faced Christmas In New York Collection. This post is all about the swatches! To read part one for details & first impressions, check here - Part ONE


THE CHOCOLATE SHOP
Chocolate scented, cocoa-infused powders housed in lavish pink packaging all for $58USD

18 Eyeshadows, 3 Larger Highlighting Eyeshadows, 1 Highlight, 1 Blush, 1 Bronzer
+
Mini sized Better Than Sex Mascara, Melted Chocolate Milkshake & Shadow Insurance

Desert's On Me - Frosty White, Satin Sheen Finish perfect for highlighting (Larger pan)
Indulge - Metallic Champagne, pigmented & has some chunky glitters
Cookie Dough - Matte Light Brown base with Gold glitters. Crap pigment, only glitters show really..
Raspberry Rose - Light Baby Pink with a Matte Finish. Soo smooth & pigmented! Love 
Sugared Raisin - Metallic Icy Pink with Silver glitters. Like "Indulge" this is kinda chunky.
Guilt Free - Matte Pale Lilac Grey, perfect for a cool toned crease. Smooth & pigmented
Tootsie - Matte Deep Chocolate Brown. This shadow feels quite dry & swatches super patchy..
Glaze - Matte Off-White. Another good highlighting shade, if you can get it to show up (Larger pan)
Gingerdoodle - Metallic Pale Gold, nicely pigmented & smooth
Chocaholic - Matte Light Brown Taupe. CRAP pigment, had to scrape it to get a good swatch :/
Cake Batter - Matte Light Peachy Brown. Beautiful pigment & so smooth, perfect for the crease.
Butterscotch - Metallic Copper Bronze. A Smooth & pigmented metallic.
Toffee Crunch - Matte Mid-tone Coffee Brown. Like "Tootsie" this shade is quite dry & was hard to get a smooth swatch..
Lava Cake - Blackened Brown base with Pink & Gold glitters. Soft but took a few swipes to get good pigment..
Banana Date - Matte Light Yellowish Cream. A nice pigmented base shadow (Larger pan)
Honey Dip - Metallic True Gold. Smooth & super pigmented
Pound Cake - Metallic Pink Duo-Chrome with Gold shift. My Fave!
Sugar Bells - Metallic Icy Blue Silver. Beautiful pigmentation
Mint Chip - Metallic Deep Teal Blue. Stunning, smooth & pigmented
Jingle Berry - Fuchsia Purple with a Satin Sheen Finish, not a lot of pigment & took a few swipes to build up..
Huckleberry - Matte Blackened Violet with Pink & Purple glitters. Like "Tootsie" & "Toffee Crunch" it feels dry & doesn't swatch well.



Inner Light Highlighter - Stunning Pinky Golden exclusive Highlighter 

Chocolate Soleil Bronzer - The Best-selling Chocolate Bronzer is a medium, warm brown shade

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Blush - Super pigmented, muted bright Pink with a satin sheen finish

Plus a Mini Melted Chocolate Milkshake Lipstick 

A warm, Peachy Brown Nude
This lipstick smells AMAZING! Just like a caramel chocolate milkshake. Be careful not to eat it haha!






This set is better than last years big set (Le Grande Palais) but there are a few shadows that just aren't good, like "Cookie Dough", "Tootsie" & "Chocaholic" with little to no pigment. Or "Indulge", "Sugared Raisin" & "Jingle Berry" that, once the glitter has flaked off, there's not much colour left. But then there are some amazing shades too like "Cake Batter", "Raspberry Rose", "Guilt Free" & "Banana Date", all super smooth, pigmented matte shades. I feel like I might open this palette everyday just for "Cake Batter"! Or the metallics like "Pound Cake", "Honey Dip", "Butterscotch" & "Mint Chip" that actually show up! But I honestly feel like, if you have any other Too Faced holiday palettes, you'll have these shades. It's just nice to see the shadows improving every year & the packaging stays amazing!

GRANDE HOTEL CAFE
Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte & Gingerbread Cookie scented palettes, in a little hotel shaped box for $49USD

3 Scented Palettes with a total of -
18 Eyeshadows, 2 Blushes, 1 Bronzer
+
Mini Better Than Sex Mascara
Eggnog Latte
Frosty Nog - Matte Creamy White. So pigmented for a White shadow
Eggnog Latte - Shimmer Pale Champagne Gold
Iced Coffee - Metallic Bronzed Brown. Smooth & pigmented
Skinny Latte - Matte mid-tone Taupe Brown. Feels smooth but swatches a little patchy..
Cold Brew - Matte Brown base with Gold & Silver chunky glitters. Not as pigmented as what you see in pan
Central Perk - Metallic Deep Forest Green. Stunning & so pigmented! Perfect for Xmas looks
Peach Cobbler Blush - A Matte Peachy Pink Blush. Universally flattering & pairs perfectly with every look.
Peppermint Mocha
Peppermint Cream - Matte White. Another super pigmented White
Christmas Blend - Shimmer Sheer Champagne with Gold glitters. 
Peppermint Mocha - Shimmery Reddish Plum with Golden glitters
Candy Cane - Matte Light Baby Pink. Smooth but swatched a little patchy..
Sprinkles - Metallic Hot Pink with Pink & Purple glitters
Coffee Chip - Metallic Deep Brown with Red & Gold glitters. 
Santa Baby Blush - A Satin Finish Warm Bright Pink 

Gingerbread Cookie
Ginger Cream - Matte Pale Beige White. Yet another smooth, pigmented base shadow.
Maple Syrup - Matte Mid-tone cool Coffee Brown. Pigmented but a little dry so work slowly building it up
Gingersnap - Metallic Bright Gold. So smooth & pigmented, it's like a foiled shadow
Winter Dream - Sheer Shimmer, almost transparent base with tonnes of Silver, Pink & Lilac glitters
Cup Of Joe - Matte Blackened Coffee Brown with fine Gold glitters. 
Black Coffee - Matte Black. A little disappointing, patchy & not very pigmented :/ 
Gingerbread - Light Warm Brown Bronzer with a Satin sheen

I love this set! I think they really improved the shadows in this set compared to last years, (Le Grande Chateau) not that it was bad, but this set is just better! The white matte shades are so creamy, the metallics are so pigmented. There's a couple of misses like "Cold Brew", "Christmas Blend", "Coffee Chip" & "Winter Dream" which all have flaky glitter & not much pigment underneath or "Black Coffee" the matte black shade, is very dry & patchy. But shades like "Eggnog Latte", "Central Perk", "Sprinkles" & "Gingersnap" are super pigmented & consistently smooth in texture. "Gingersnap" is amazing! Once again, if you have any of the other Too Faced holiday or chocolate palettes, you'll have shades like this! The Christmas themed scents are a bit off-putting, they smell more like play-doh or cardboard..


NAUGHTY KISSES & SWEET CHEEKS
Three gifts in one, these mini sets are perfect for Christmas Stocking Stuffers, all for $36USD


3 Mini Love Flush Blushes
+
3 Mini Lip Injection Glosses
Lip Injection Gloss - Clear
Crazy In Love Blush - Hot Pink Blush with Golden shimmer

Milkshake Lip Injection Gloss - Sheer Peachy Nude
Baby Love Blush - Neutral Peachy Pink Blush with subtle Sheen

Like A Boss Lip Injection Gloss - Sheer Purple
Dream Lover Blush - Pale Lavender Blush with a Matte/Satin finish

The Lip Injection glosses definitely work! After swatching them, I had 3 red, puffy stripes on my forearm haha. Your lips hurt a little bit at first, like an intense tingling, but goes away after something is applied over it. That's how I like to use them, apply first, let your lips plump up, then wipe off & apply desired colour! Maybe add more on top for added effect. And I love the Love Flush Blushes, they're nicely pigmented, blend in smoothly & have a great range of colours, plus the cutest packaging! I love getting the mini sized ones to try new colours & keep in my handbag. 

And I totally forgot to swatch the Let It Glow set, I'll be sure to do that & add the photos to this post.
But just so you know now, I highly recommend the set for a Christmas gift or if you love Too Faced minis! The little heart shaped brush is too cute & you also get a mini Love Flush Blush in "Love Hangover", mini Snow Bunny Bronzer & mini Candlelight Glow highlighter! All for $25usd
Now let's be real, these are travel sized minis! They're not going to be huge products, you get your moneys worth with this set. I saw a few reviews on the site say they were disappointed with the size, but what were they expecting I wonder? $25 for 3 full sized products? I don't think so haha 



All of these products are available at Sephora or Mecca Maxima (except the Chocolate Shop)

If you want to see Part one of this review, check HERE


LucyLoves! xx


Colourpop X Hello Kitty Collection Haul

Review & Swatches

OH YES! When I heard this collection was coming out, I knew I'd have to make a purchase. I've always been a fan of Hello Kitty & I love Colourpop so this collab was super exciting to see.
With the red, white & blue theme, it works in well with everything happening in the US at the moment, very patriotic! I would like to of seen different coloured product packaging as appose to the usual white, but the lip products do have cute bows etched into the lids for something different. 
This collection is of course, limited edition, like everything these days.. And Colourpop always have new products & collections coming out so I'm not sure how long these will be around, get in quick to get your hands on some cute Hello Kitty prods! 
I jumped on the Colourpop Cosmetics website the day of the release & I couldn't help myself, with all the excitement I bought nearly everything from the collection!

The Hello Pretty Kit

Bento Shadow
Sticker Sheet Shadow
Juicy Apple Shadow
+
Fun With Friends Blush
Yummy Cookies Highlighter
+
Ribbon Ultra Matte
KT Shimmer Lipgloss

All for $42USD packaged in a cute box with a mirror inside

Bento Box shadow - Pearlized finish Smokey Blue Gunmetal
Sticker Sheet shadow - Satin finish Cool-toned Taupe
Juicy Apple shadow - Glitter Sheer finish soft Gold topped with Gold Glitter
Fun With Friends blush - Pearlized finish Mid-tone Warm Pink
Yummy Cookies highlighter - Pearlized finish Light Peach with a flip of Silver
KT lipgloss - Sheer Light Gold sprinkled with Pink & Gold Glitter
Ribbon liquid lipstick - Ultra Matte true Blue based Red

Mama's Apple Pie Shadow Set

4 shimmery super shock shadows in
Friendship File
Rainbow
Small Gift
School Bus


All for $18USD 



Rainbow shadow - Glitter Sheer White with highlights of Silver & Pink Glitter

Friendship File shadow - Metallic finish warm Peachy Beige with Silver & Pink Glitter

Small Gift shadow - Pearlized finish mid-tone Peachy Pink

School Bus shadow - Pearlized finish Deep Navy Blue

Hello Kitty Collection Singles

I also picked up a couple of the single products, there's more than this too!

Tiny Chum Ultra Satin Lip
Supercute Ultra Glossy Lip
Coin Purse Blush
School Is Fun Highlighter

Lip Products are $6 each
Face Products are $8 each

School Is Fun highlighter - Pearlized finish Soft  Iridescent Duo-Chrome Gold

Coin Purse blush - Satin finish Bright Cool-toned Rosy Pink (the site says it's matte, but it's definitely not!)

Supercute lipgloss - Sheer finish Warm Pink doused with Pink Glitter

Tiny Chum liquid lipstick - Satin finish Cool-tone Nude Pink

Overall, I LOVE this collection! Everything from the shade choices to the packaging is on point. The prices are honestly insane, so affordable for great products. I've said this before about Colourpop, I love everything I've tried from the brand so far, except the Matte shadows.. I just don't find they blend very easily in the crease & take a lot of work buffing. Good thing is, there aren't any mattes in this collection.. But I love the shimmers (used with fingers mostly) & the Glitter Sheers formula is new - its a very sheer, almost transparent base packed with glitters, perfect to add shimmer on top of other shades. I love the face products as well, Highlighters are best used lightly with your fingertips & blushes works well with a brush (I like a duo-fibre). Their liquid lipsticks are hit & miss I find, some are amazing, flawless & long-lasting, some are super drying & crumble off..

This collection would make great Christmas stocking stuffers for any Hello Kitty or Colourpop lover!
Available at https://colourpop.com/hellokitty



LucyLoves! xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Christmas In New York with Too Faced - part one


Too Faced Holiday 2016 Collection!

I've decided to make some of my blog posts in to two-part reviews so that I actually get them done!
Part one will be mainly about my initial thoughts & first impressions on the product/s with part two showing swatches & talking about each shade. Let me know if you prefer them this way!

 As some of you may have noticed, I'm a total Too Faced junkie & LIVE for their cute products & pink packaging. I always try to get something from each holiday collection because the themes are to die for - this year is Christmas In New York following a similar style to last years Christmas In Paris collection. I wasn't too impressed with the products from that range, I felt that they concetrated more on the adorable packaging than the quality of shadows.. So I thought I'd grab a few things this year & compare them to last year! 
So I ordered The Chocolate Shop set (similar to last years Le Grande Palais), the Grande Hotel Cafe (similar to last years Le Grande Chateau), Naughty Kisses & Sweet Cheeks set (similar to last years Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks) & the Let It Glow minis set 


The Chocolate Shop

18 Eyeshadows
3 Larger Highlight Eyeshadows
1 Highlight
1 Blush
1 Bronzer
+
Mini Better Than Sex Mascara
Mini Melted Chocolate Milkshake
Mini Shadow Insurance

Chocolate scented, cocoa-infused powders all for $58USD

First impressions on this set.. It's better than last year, the matte shadows are definitely better but there's one with nearly no pigment when swatched. The purple shade, as usual for Too Faced, is quite sheer compared to the shade in the pan.. Some of the glitter shades are nearly all shimmer with no base pigment.. I don't know where they go wrong with these shadows considering their other palettes are AMAZING! This would be a great palette for someone just starting out with makeup because it's cute with fun packaging & has a variety to play with, just don't expect the same quality as the Too Faced Chocolate Bars..


Grande Hotel Cafe

3 Scented Palettes with a total of -
18 Eyeshadows
2 Blushes
1 Bronzer
+
Mini Better Than Sex Mascara

Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte & Gingerbread Cookie scents, all for $49USD

Ok, first impressions on this one is YES! On par with last years set, each palette is amazing with perfect colour combinations & consistency. The shadows have full pigment but the palettes smell a little off..like cardboard or playdoh? haha
Each have "To/From" on the back & make great little gifts for friends.



Naughty Kisses & Sweet Cheeks

3 Mini Love Flush Blushes
2 Lip Injection Coloured Glosses
1 Lip Injection Clear Plumper

All for $36USD

I love these sets from Too Faced! Just like last years set, the blushes are all nicely pigmented like the full size shades & the glosses are nice for a change from the Melted range. I love trying new products & these sets are perfect for that. Also these are separated into individual boxes making 3 gifts in one, if you can't decide what to get your friends ;)



Let It Glow 

Heart-Shaped Kabuki Brush
Mini Love Flush Blush
Mini Candlelight Glow Duo
Mini Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer

All for $25USD

Love LOVE this set! They didn't have anything similar last year but it's perfect for trying new products, like the Candlelight Glow I've always wanted to try but couldn't bring myself to buy the full size.. And the adorable heart-shaped kabuki, exclusive to this years holiday collection, is SO cute & might be the reason I purchased this set..haha this would also make an amazing gift for a new makeup lover


Part Two will have swatches of everything but for first impressions, you can probably tell what sets I would & wouldn't recommend. The minis are always amazing, & the Grande Hotel Cafe is a pretty cool Christmas present for yourself or to split up & gift to friends. But The Chocolate Shop is a bit disappointing & I don't recommend spending your money on this set unless for a makeup beginner, but even then I think the Grande Hotel Cafe is better for that.

Keep an eye out on my instagram for blog updates & when the swatches go up - Lucymaria_x



LucyLoves! xx

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Halloween at LUSH

Lush Cosmetics, famous for their bath bombs & natural skincare, have just released their devilish yet delicious array of Halloween themed goodies in store & online, just in time for the spooky season.
A few of these limited edition products have already sold out online, I went to my nearest Lush store to stock up & they had plenty so make sure you pop in store quick if you're hoping to try any!

Indulge with this pumpkin pie Bath Bomb full of sweet Vanilla Absolute & spicy Cinnamon with a citrus base. This bath bomb will have your bathroom smelling like a Christmas bakery
$7.90 NZD

Get freaky in the bath with Monster Ball bath bomb, packed with uplifting, toning & relaxing citrus oils & an eye full of conditioning cocoa butter. This little guy will colour your water pink, purple & blue. $10.50 NZD

This mischievous bath bomb full of spicy black pepper & patchouli was inspired by the ruler of the pagan Feast of Fools, deep teal green exterior houses a rich, wine-coloured centre. "When the wine starts to flow, the popping candy crackles & the festivities begin" just like this bath bomb.
$9.50 NZD

This sweet & spooky edition to the Lushoween collection is a shimmer bar - iridescent gold, green, purple & silver lustres jam packed in to this solid illipe & cupuaƧu butter bar. Let the scents of almond, grapefruit & bergamot oils melt into your skin leaving it soft & glowing.
(This product was a lot smaller than I thought for the price)
$11.50 NZD

So if you're keen to try any of these limited edition goodies, make sure to check the nearest LUSH store now because these are only available until October 31st! 

Stay Spooky!


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation & Concealer

My favourite kind of blog to write is a foundation review, and today we're looking at two of Tarte Cosmetics products, part of their Rainforest of the Sea range, water-based Foundation & Concealer! Both contain 20% water to hydrate dry skin as they mask redness, dark spots & uneven skin tone. Water based products don't work well with silicone (primers, beauty oils etc) so try to use these with other water based products. With concentrated levels of pigments, these products offer a lightweight medium to full coverage that should last up to 12 hours. Plus packed with Tarte's antioxidant Rainforest of the Sea complex & non-chemical SPF 15 sunscreen, the hypoallergenic formula helps to brighten, restore & protect skin!

Rainforest of the Sea Foundation 
1oz - $39.00USD
Luxurious frosted glass bottle with a voilet to gold ombre pump lid & a dropper applicator. I'm not a big fan of the dropper applicator after trying Stila's Aqua Glow foundation, it's just annoying & can get very messy.
Tarte recommends 1-2 drops for Light coverage 
Or 3-4 drops for Medium to Full buildable coverage
Pump Lid
Drop Applicator
♥ Before & After
I got the shade Fair Neutral, the lightest shade available for fair skin with yellow & pink undertones. As always, I tried this foundation one side with a Beauty Blender & the other with a flat top kabuki to see the difference in coverage & longevity.


Beauty Blender:
Medium coverage, natural radiant finish, smoothed over imperfections & pores. It blends like a dream with a beauty blender & I actually noticed better coverage & buildability possibly because the dampness of the sponge works so well with the water base in the foundation & doesn't soak most of it up. 




Flat Top Brush
Medium coverage also with a natural radiant finish. This foundation blends out so smoothly it just glides over imperfections! The lightweight hydrating formula looks like skin & retains radiance even after setting with a powder. Using a brush gave pretty similar results to using a sponge for me, only it's a little faster to blend over the face.





I personally love LOVE the finish if this foundation! The water base hydrates the skin giving it radiance, settling to a demi-matte finish giving it that natural appearance. It blends out easily using a brush or sponge & has the same results. It glides over imperfections leaving the face looking flawless & smooth. I like the fact it can be worn light but it's easily buildable to a full coverage. It doesn't patch up or cling to dry patches (unless using the wrong primer/skincare) & lasts well throughout the day without fading off. My only negative is the drop applicator as it's very messy & inefficient.

Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer 0.34oz - $26.00USD
Similar luxe packaging to the foundation but has a large doe foot wand applicator making it super easy to apply in desired areas - under eyes, forehead, chin etc to mask redness, dark spots & acne or to brighten under the eyes. This concealer is HUGE you get a massive 0.34oz of product, but it smells horrible & strongly of chemicals but that doesn't last once blended out.
 Doe Foot Applicator
♥ Before & After
I got the shade Fair for fair skin with pink undertones, the lightest shade available. I also applied this concealer one side with a Beauty Blender & the other with a flat top kabuki to see the difference.. Pictures show before foundation, with foundation & then with concealer.



Beauty Blender:
Medium coverage, natural finish but a little creasy because of the water formula, the damp sponge doesn't soak up much of the excess. It was easy to blend with a beauty sponge but I noticed only a little dark-circle coverage & brightening, nothing outstanding. 


Flat Top Brush
Medium to Full coverage, natural finish, it can be a little dry under the eyes because it's quite a thin consistency & kind of settles into fine lines if not set quickly with a powder. Remember! If you already have fine lines or naturally creasing eyes, there is nothing to avoid a concealer creasing on top of it.. It blended easily with the brush & gave better coverage with a smoother, brighter appearance. 



I like this concealer, it blends in well with the foundation, it smooths & brightens but I wouldn't recommend it for people with dark-circle concerns or to cover imperfections flawlessly.. It's thin so it doesn't go cakey but its slightly dry so not the best to build up on itself. The smell is something I really don't like and I feel could have been avoided, but thankfully it doesn't hang around after blending. I love that you get so much product in the bottle & I quite like the big doe foot for quick easy application.
How I apply my concealer before blending


Overall, I love the foundation and have been rocking it everyday, even on nights out, and I like the concealer but I don't think it's anything amazing, just the fact you get a huge 0.34oz for the price.
Foundation - 4.5/5
Concealer - 3/5
What foundation or concealer would you like me to test & review next!? Leave a comment here or on my Instagram - Lucymaria_x



LucyLoves! xx

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Violet Voss Haul! Swatches & Review

Holy Grail & Drenched Metal!

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know already how much I love these palettes! But I wanted to get a little more in-depth with the products I got from Violet Voss & tell you guys exactly what I think of them. I saw pictures of the palettes floating around Instagram, then Laura Lee on YouTube collaborated to create her own stunning palette, & the shadows looked insanely pigmented & easy to work with. Unfortunately I missed out on her palette but noticed they still had both the Holy Grail & Drenched Metal palettes available & I couldn't help myself, I had to get both! I ended up ordering one of their liquid lipsticks to try out as well. 
Sadly, Violet Voss does not ship to NZ, only USA & Canada. So I had to use a forwarding address, one of my favourites is NZ Post YouShop. It took about a week to arrive to the YouShop warehouse then another week to arrive to NZ after paying for the shipping.
As for the products, oh em geee! haha they are seriously beautiful. Each palette has 20 colours, Matte, Metals, Satins, Big Size pans (1.8g) all Cruelty Free & housed in a super thin, matte black palette for $42 USD each. The liquid lipsticks are available in 15 shades (I got "Wasted"), long-lasting liquid to full matte finish & smooth to apply for $12 USD each
www.ShopVioletVoss.com

♥HOLY GRAIL


Crystal - Satin Pearl White, perfect to highlight the brow bone
Ploof - Satin Pale Rose Gold, another good highlight especially for the inner corner
Thanks A Latte - Matte Cream Beige, I use this as a base shadow before applying other colours
Transition - Matte Warm Caramel Brown, as it's name suggests it's the perfect transition shade!
Hashtag - Matte Terracotta Orange, this is quite vibrant & perfect for any season on the lid/crease
Awesome Sauce - Metal Copper Bronze, holy sh*t this is beautiful, so smooth & pigmented!
Bestie - Matte Neutral Brown, another great transition shade but is slightly cooler toned
Toffee - Metal Golden Bronze, similar to Awesome Sauce, smooth & pigmented
Chill - Satin Antique Gold, nicely pigmented & perfect for a softer golden eye that's not so intense
How U Dion - Metal Bronze Copper, has more copper/red tones compared to Awesome Sauce but is just as smooth & pigmented as the other metals.
Bat My Eyes - Metal Deep Bronze, has a deeper brown base with tons of bronze shimmer
Cool Beans - Metal Gold, this smooth pigmented gold also has some deeper bronze shimmers
R U Kitten Me - Matte Midtone Caramel Brown, so smooth & a little deeper than Bestie/Transition
So Jelly - Satin Iridecent Pink, almost duochrome with a highlighting gold effect
On Fleek - Metal Copper Red, another smooth, pigmented metal shade with a deeper copper base
Brownie Points - Matte Deep Earthy Brown, so smooth & blends like butter
Teddy Bear - Matte Deep Cool Brown, almost an eggplant brown & blends like a dream as well
Glamping - Satin Burgundy, I tried this reddish brown using a wet brush & had trouble applying
Cranberry Splash - Metal Cranberry Red, such a stunning colour, so smooth & pigmented
Wine N Dine - Matte Cranberry Pink Red, a little drier/patchier than the other mattes, but that's to be expected with a matte red. It's still very pigmented.

I feel like I said every shade is beautiful, smooth & pigmented but they're honestly some of the best shadows I've ever used! And the metals are just so eye-catching, one little touch of my finger gave full pigment. I wasn't a big fan of using "Glamping" with a wet brush, it didn't make the shade more pigmented in any way & actually made the shadow clump up in the pan so it doesn't swatch or apply the same now. I think because they're already so buttery & pigmented that they don't actually need to be intensified, they already give the effect of wet foiled shadows without added fix+. This is the ultimate warm eyeshadow palette, you can use these shades in Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring & can create so many beautiful warm looks with the golds, bronzes & cranberries!

♥DRENCHED METAL

Poppin - Metal Pale Champagne Gold

Kisses - Satin Pale Rose Gold 

Confession - Satin Iridecent Pink (like "So Jelly")

Crushed It - Metal Bronzey Gold 

Secret - Matte Neutral Brown (Transition Shade)

I'm So Fancy - Metal Intense Blue Green

Mermaid Vixen - Metal Smokey Blue Green 

Grunge - Metal Golden Taupe 

Minx - Metal Tarnished Gold 

Squad Goals - Metal Coppery Gold 

Frisky - Metal Deep Blue

Dark Desires - Metal Deep Violet

Slaycation - Metal Duochrome Green Brown 

Come Thru - Satin Pale Gold Yellow

Livin - Metal True Copper 

Shade - Metal Cool Toned Taupe

Bliss - Metal Golden Olive Green

Huntress - Metal Deep Burgundy Bronze

Forbidden - Metal Copper Burgundy

Midnight Tryst - Satin Matte Grey Black









There's not much I can say about this palette because it's all metal shadows, bar one matte transition shade "Secret", the swatches speak for themselves. I can't keep saying "They're so amazing, they're so amazing" over & over, you can see how consistently smooth & pigmented each shade is. I've got enough gold/bronze shadows to last me years now, I'd like to see a matte palette from Violet Voss that would work well with the Drenched Metal shades, or a cooler version of the Holy Grail - silvers, purples, blues etc. These shadows are pretty long-lasting aswell, I always forget to use a primer but these shadows still last on my eyes, which is great because alot of metallic shadows tend to lose the glitter throughout the day, in turn losing alot of the pigment.. I highly reccomend these palettes if you're looking for anything similar, they're both quite handy to have, the Holy Grail is perfect for everyday warm looks, glamourous & simple looks & perfect for all seasons! And the Drenched Metal palette is perfect for all the pigmented metallic shades like "I'm So Fancy" & "Dark Desires", grab this palette, a couple of mattes & you could create magic on your eyes! 

♥WASTED LIQUID LIP

Liquid to Matte Lipstick in the shade "Wasted" is  described as a Warm Chestnut Nude Rose. The formula is quite thin compared to other liquid lipsticks I've tried, it's very pigmented but because it's thin it's also very easy to build up for more opacity. It's super long-lasting & a little difficult to get off.. (Try to avoid licking lips & greasy foods for a longer lasting colour) And doesn't have any scent. They have 15 different colours available & are $12 USD each 
(Swatches Top-Bottom; "Wasted" Matte Lip, Holy Grail "Ploof", "Toffee" & "Cranberry Splash", Drenched Metal "Bliss", "I'm So Fancy" & "Dark Desires"



LucyLoves! xx