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Product: Sleek Curacao Palette

Price: Sadly this is not available anymore but it does show up on eBay every now and then.

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My Thoughts: Sleek Palettes are an unbelievable value and so very pigmented. This was a limited edition palette that i was able to get on eBay but sadly it’s no longer available. These shadows are smooth and blend easily. Swatches are over bare skin.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 20/20

Do you have any Sleek Makeup in your stash?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow Palette in Belly Dance

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Price: $36 at Sephora
Product Description from the Website:
A five-shade palette of vivid, show-stopping eye shadows.
What it does:
Steal the show with spectacular, high performance Buxom® Color Choreography™ Eyeshadow. This versatile palette offers a range of finishes from matte to shimmer in a multitude of alluring shades, including a vivid pop of color. Mix and match the creamy, rich, blendable shadows. The options are endless—let your imagination run wild.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Phthalates
– GMOs

My Thoughts: I adore the colors in this palette but the pigmentation is just not there. The description on the website says that they are “vivid, show-stopping eye shadows”…well they’re not. I still like the palette for softer looks but I definitely do not think that it lives up to the description. Swatches are over bare skin.

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Quality: 4/5
Value: 3/5
Pigmentation: 2/5
Packaging: 5/5
Overall: 14/20

I can’t say that I recommend this palette based simply on the fact that it does not live up to the claims. I do think that it is a nice palette for a softer look.

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Sugarpill Heart Breaker Eyeshadow Palette featuring Acidberry, Velocity, 2am, & Mochi.

Price: $34 from Sugarpill

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Product Description from the Website:
4-color luxury eyeshadow collection in a mirrored palette.

Colors: Mochi, 2AM, Acidberry, Velocity

From the Addicted to Pretty collection.

A $48 value!

Net Wt. 4 grams / .14 oz. × 4

Acidberry- Finally! The perfect vibrant lime green you’ve been looking everywhere for. Matte with slightly pearl sheen.

Velocity- Vibrant matte royal blue.

2am- Matte purple with a slightly pearl sheen.

Mochi- Matte mint seafoam with a slightly pearl sheen.

My Thoughts: I could not wait to get my hands on this new Sugarpill Palette! It was released at 12am PST on 5/18 which is 3am my time and believe it or not I set an alarm, got up and ordered it, and went back to bed! My favorite color in this palette is Mochi as I don’t think that I have anything quite like it. 2am seemed a little difficult to work with but not overly so. This palette does not disappoint and it’s a steal to get the palette versus the colors on their own.

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swatched on bare skin

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swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

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swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 4/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 19/20

I absolutely love everything Sugarpill! The quality is amazing and the color vibrancy is like no other. What is your favorite Sugarpill shade?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow Palette in Swing

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Price: $36 at Sephora

Product Description from the Website:
A five-shade palette of vivid, show-stopping eye shadows.
What it does:
Steal the show with spectacular, high performance Buxom® Color Choreography™ Eyeshadow. This versatile palette offers a range of finishes from matte to shimmer in a multitude of alluring shades, including a vivid pop of color. Mix and match the creamy, rich, blendable shadows. The options are endless—let your imagination run wild.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

My Thoughts: I adore the neutral colors in this palette but the pigmentation is just not there. The description on the website says that they are “vivid, show-stopping eye shadows”…well they’re not. I still like the palette for softer looks but I definitely do not think that it lives up to the description. Swatches are over bare skin.

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Quality: 4/5
Value: 3/5
Pigmentation: 2/5
Packaging: 5/5
Overall: 14/20

I can’t say that I recommend this palette based simply on the fact that it does not live up to the claims. I do think that it is a nice palette for a softer look.

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow Palette in Lambada

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Price: $36 at Sephora

Product Description from the Website:
A five-shade palette of vivid, show-stopping eye shadows.

What it does:
Steal the show with spectacular, high performance Buxom® Color Choreography™ Eyeshadow. This versatile palette offers a range of finishes from matte to shimmer in a multitude of alluring shades, including a vivid pop of color. Mix and match the creamy, rich, blendable shadows. The options are endless—let your imagination run wild.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

My Thoughts: I adore the colors in this palette but the pigmentation is just not there. The description on the website says that they are “vivid, show-stopping eye shadows”…well they’re not. I still like the palette for softer looks but I definitely do not think that it lives up to the description. Swatches are over bare skin.

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Quality: 4/5

Value: 3/5

Pigmentation: 2/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 14/20

I can’t say that I recommend this palette based simply on the fact that it does not live up to the claims. I do think that it is a nice palette for a softer look.

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Smashbox Shades of Fame Palette

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Price: $48 at Sephora

Product Description from the Website:
What it is:
An eye palette featuring nine shadows and two cream liners in the hottest hues of the season, plus an eye shadow primer.

What it does:
Get noticed with the Shades Of Fame Eye Palette from Smashbox. Their studio artists selected their favorite shades of the season and arranged them in trios for effortless combos, from bright pops of wearable color to smoldering summer evening hues. With the included Mini Photo Finish Lid Primer, you can create multiple eye-popping looks that will last all the way from the casting call to the premiere. Scan the QR code on the bottom of the palette to access looks straight from the studios and a special offer!

This set contains:
– 9 x 0.40 oz eye shadows in: Bliss, Honey, Sandstone, Nude, Sherbert, Safari, Pacific, Praline, Mocha
– 2 x 0.10 oz cream liners in: Gold, Bronze
– 0.02 oz mini Photo Finish Lid Primer
– Double-ended eye shadow brush/applicator

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My Thoughts: I love the colors in this palette, I think it has a nice balance of brights and neutrals. There is some fallout with some of the shades, especially Sherbert so I would make sure to tap any excess off of the brush before applying. All swatches are over bare skin.

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Quality: 4/5

Value: 4/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Overall: 17/20

Final Thoughts: I think this palette is a pretty good value for the price but you do need to be careful to avoid fallout. My favorites in the palette are Sherbert and Pacific. Do you have this palette? Any other Smashbox products you recommend?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

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Price: $36 at Sephora

Product Description from the Website:
What it is:
A unique palette of shimmery, high-payoff shadows inspired by a magical, far-off place.

What it does:
Infused with crushed pearls and diamond and porcelain powder, this set of shadows is like jewelry for your eyes. The shades of olive green, shimmering aqua, and iridescent white were carefully created by Tarina to capture the essence of The Emerald City in the bejeweled Land of Oz. From sweet to wicked, these intense formulas offer shimmery payoff and ultra-high pigmentation. Quality ingredients ensure long wear and shades can be applied either wet or dry.

This set contains:
6 x 0.9 oz eye shadows in:
– Glinda’s Kiss (iridescent white)
– Silver Shoes (pearlized silver)
– Dandy Lion (pearlized olive green)
– Saw Dust Heart (matte deep brown)
– Ozma (pearlized aqua blue)
– Very Wicked (pearlized emerald green)

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

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My Thoughts: I absolutely love this palette. The color payoff on the shadows are amazing even over bare skin which is how I have the swatches shown in this post. Everything I have tried from the Tarina Tarantino line at Sephora has been of excellent quality and this is no exception. The packaging is a bit bulky but it’s not that big of a deal.

Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Overall: 19/20

I would definitely recommend this palette to anyone. I think it has a great mix of neutral and bold colors and will be awesome at creating a variety of looks. Do you have this palette or anything else from Tarina Tarantino?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.



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