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Product: Sleek Blush in Aruba

Price: This shade is no longer available but normal price is $5.99 from Sleek MakeUP

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My Thoughts: OMG at the pigmentation!! You have to apply this blush with a light hand but the good news is that it blends out easily if you happen to apply too much. Aruba is a stunning bright matte orange.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Overall: 19/20

I have loved everything I have tried by Sleek. The products are amazing and very affordable. The only down side is the availability as some of the products they will not ship to the US due to FDA regulations.

What is your favorite blush at the moment?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.

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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:Stila Custom Color Blush Self-Adjusting Bronze

Price: $20 from Stila

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Product Description from the Website:
Why we love it…

Our newest addition to the Custom Color Blush family, this perceptive one-shade-fits-all powder blush comes in a natural bronze hue, with a hint of subtle shimmer for a customized sun-kissed glow, perfect for you.

Product Description

An innovative powder blush that reacts to each individual’s pH to create a perfect, personalized shade with its unique one-shade-fits-all technology. The ultra-blendable, velvety soft formula magically smoothes the appearance of fine lines and imperfections leaving skin with a luminous, flawless flush.

My Thoughts: This is my second favorite bronzer right behind Benefit Hoola. This bronzer does have a slight shimmer in it but once blended into the skin it is not noticeable at all. If you recall I am a huge fan of Stila’s Self Adjusting blushes, they are simply amazing. If you are new to bronzers and/or contouring I think this would be really great for you because it is super easy to work with.

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heavily swatched

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blended out

Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 4/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 19/20

What is your go to bronzer?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Bare Minerals The Grand Finale

Price: $20

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Product Description from the Website:
bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow 2.0
The Grand Finale-brilliant gold/ deep royal blue
What it is:
An eye shadow duo of pure, intense color with antiaging benefits.

What it does:
BareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing complementary colors in an ultra-smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability. Powered by bareMinerals’ proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber, these ingredients are known to deliver antiaging benefits including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully vivid color.

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

Size: 0.1 oz

My Thoughts: I absolutely love these duos and The Grand Finale is stunning. The gold and blue go so well together and the texture is very smooth. I cant think of anything negative about this duo. My swatches are over bare skin.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 20/20

I’m really loving the Bare Minerals Ready formula lately. This formula does not disappoint.

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 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: Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe

Price: $27.50 at Sephora

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Product Description from the Website:
What it is:
An intense waterproof liquid eyeliner.

What it does:
This long-wearing liquid liner comes with a fine tip that allows for defined application, making it perfect for creating a defined eye—or even painting designs on the body. The waterproof formula dries within seconds and stays true for hours.

What else you need to know:
Remove with waterproof eye makeup remover.

My Thoughts: I’m not sure that I have ever come across another pure white opaque eyeliner before. This liner is awesome! It is truly pure white, dries in seconds, and waterproof. The only downside to this formula is that it is difficult to remove, but I really don’t mind that since I know that this will not budge during the day. Swatch over bare skin.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Overall: 19/20

This liner brings a unique aspect to even the most subdued eye looks. What are your favorite Illamasqua products?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.