Formula X by Sephora The Sea Glass Collection

Formula X for Sephora The Sea Glass Collection

Formula X by Sephora The Sea Glass Collection is brand new and consists of five new textured shades.

This collection is marine inspired in both color and finish. These shades feature a new micro-glitter finish which is actually volcanic micro-glass particles infused with a brushed matte formula. They have “a smooth, windblown texture that’s ultra-soft and evocative of glistening sea glass.” Or so they say. They do have a nice glittery matte finish and the texture feel is very minimal. They look more textured than they actually feel, if that makes sense. Like other textured and/or matte shades, they are made to be worn without a top coat, they dry pretty quickly and I only needed two coats.

The one shade I didn’t purchase because it didn’t look that interesting is called Starfish, and it’s a light peachy pink shade.

Formula X for Sephora The Sea Glass Collection-2

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Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette

The Kat Von D Innerstellar Palette is a new limited edition palette that features 12 new eyeshadows.

The website calls these “celestial neutrals” hence the name I suppose. I don’t know about all that, but I can tell you that I saw this in the store and it only took me a nano-second before I decided I wanted to buy it! The colors completely called to me. You wanna know why? Ok here goes.

In the last couple years I have gotten, ahem, older and realized my taste in makeup is changing. I always kind of felt that my 20’s and 30’s was the time for really wacky and/or bold eyeshadow colors and finishes, and that one day they wouldn’t look that hot on me anymore. Well that day has come. I feel pretty asinine wearing a super bright eyeshadow now. Maybe it’s not even that I am 42 and it looks bad, maybe it’s just that I am not really into it anymore. Having said that though, I am definitely NOT into wearing boring barely-there nudes all the time. I like color! I like purple! This palette is filled with color and purple, but it’s more on the tame side.

What I love about it also is that the colors are cool-toned which I slightly prefer over warm shades. There is a great mix of light and dark shades and neutral to smokier shades. The shadows are super buttery and soft with really good pigmentation. Oh and of course the design of the palette is really pretty on the outside and there is a huge mirror inside.

Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette-2

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Cover Girl Bombshell Curvaceous by Lashblast Mascara Review

Cover Girl Bombshell by Lashblast Curvaceous Mascara

I bought the Cover Girl Bombshell Curvaceous by Lashblast Mascara about 6 months ago and completely forgot to do a review of it. So here we are.

This is a curling mascara that comes in just one shade (Very Black) and has a two-step process. The first step is to apply the extreme volume mascara base coat (step 1). Next you apply the intensifying top coat (step 2) over it which adds more volume and thickness. You can add a second coat of that if you wish.

Even though this is technically a curling mascara I still used a curler before using it. Habit I guess. ;)

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piCture pOlish Winter 2015

piCture pOlish Winter 2015

piCture pOlish Winter 2015 is here!

Ok actually I have no idea if this is considered Fall 2014, Holiday 2014, Winter 2015 or what. They don’t name their collections, and they come out with quite a lot, so it’s always confusing to know what to title my blog posts. Because it’s winter and it’s now 2015 when I am reviewing these (even though they came out at the end of 2014) I am calling it Winter 2015. So there.

ANYWAY, I have four of the newest shades that came out – there are a few more you can check out on their site. Most of these are blogger collaboration shades, and I also have Holiday, which is a limited edition “special” shade that was made to celebrate 2014.

piCture pOlish Hercynia

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GlitterDaze The Mythical Collection Swatches & Review

GlitterDaze The Mythical Collection

GlitterDaze The Mythical Collection consists of five amazing multichromatic flakie polish shades. You will want to check these out, trust me.

This is my first time using the brand and so far I am loving everything! This collection was inspired by magical mythical creatures. Each one of these has color-shifting properties and major, major flakie loveliness. You can use them on their own and after 2-3 coats they are opaque. Or you could layer them for a different result. For these swatches I used two coats layered over 1 coat of black. They are smooth, buttery and perfect.

Also can I just say the bottles are adorable? I love the design on the front and the bows on the back. So cute!

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