October 2015 | Samantha Jane

Friday, 30 October 2015

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette


 Retail: $59USD/$71CAD Available: Sephora (Limited Edition)

Before you say it/think it this palette is totally wearable!!! Even if you are not a bold color fanatic, I promise! 

My YouTube review can be found HERE.

The color wheel style layout was the first thing that drew me into this palette, and the thought of all the possibilities. When I saw the price tag, at first I thought "hell no" but when you think about it, there are 24 shadows in here, that is double the size of your average paletteI have seen some complaints about the packaging being to big, but I love it!! Not every palette needs to be compact and travel friendly. This is a makeup lovers' palette, or a great way to start experimenting with color! 




Pigmentation is great, some shades (the metallics) are better when used wet, the majority do kick up some powder but I don't mind, that means extra color pay off! 



  • It can be hard to find a good purple! Purple is flattering on any eye shade, all over the lid, crease color and lower lash line. I mean, you cannot deny the beauty of that second shade in! 
  • The blues and greens make great lower lash line colors if you don't want to get too daring. As well, yellow on the lid with winged liner?! It can't get better than that, I mean if Beyonce can do it, so can we! 
  • These are my favourites! Anything in the pinky/orange family can add that little extra *something* and bit of interest as a crease color! 



The middle selection of neutrals is one of the things that makes this palette truly unique. These shades make great bases, transition shades, crease colors and highlight/definition. My only issue is there is no "mid" brown, it is either light or super dark, to solve this problem I mix together but I would rather not! 



Proof!! TOTALLY WEARABLE! These 3 looks are using only the palette!
Intrigued?
Samantha xx

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip 2015

Retail: $59 USD/$70 CAD - Available at Sephora - 15 lip products (4 full size)


Let me just start by saying, I LOVE THIS KIT. It is described as a "lip wardrobe" and it is exactly that. It is filled with a beautiful selection of finishes, shades and formulas. It is the perfect way to discover new brands, and colors you wouldn't normally pay full price for! For example, my ever coveted MUFE Lip Liner in 3C would not have been brought to my attention if it wasn't for the Give Me More Lip in 2014! 

I have a YouTube video with product sizes and more lip swatches that can be found HERE

They are also not your typical shades, there are some classics but then some more interesting shades like Laura Mercier "Milky Way" lipstick and Bite Beauty's "Cognac", both pictured below in my lip swatches of the kit. 

Although $59/$70 seems like a pricey purchase, it has 4 full sized lip products, Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in "Matte Magenta", Ciate's new liquid lipstick in "Risque", NARS "Scarlett Empress" (not their Audacious formula but still pretty) and Urban Decay's sheer lipstick in "Streak" would easily run you the cost of the kit. That being said, they are not small sample sizes, many of the products are half the size of the regular and I mean, who actually finishes lip products?! I think it's a myth. 



The packaging is also the best I have seen from one of these kits, the gold box is totally gift worthy, if you take off the outer sleeve it looks like a luxe box of chocolates (the next best thing to a box of lippies!). Another great option, if you are on a budget and have beauty lovers in your life is to split up the kit, in any number of ways. That way you are not only giving an excellent gift, but you are saving some money! 



Will you be on the hunt for this kit?!

Samantha
xx






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