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Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

press-sampleMy kids are in a new school this year, and their day starts really early. After a solid decade of waking up naturally, my family is now alarm-dependent and literally up before the sun.  The only perk to this new schedule is every weekday I have the pleasure of watching the sun rise, and in the desert that event is a feast of color.  In fact, the colors I see on the horizon each morning remind me of the Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette.  This palette is “desert inspired” according to the Smashbox website.  I’ll take it one step further and say it’s clearly inspired by a vivid desert sunrise.

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Swatches

Smashbox Ablaze Swatches

Feast your eyes on the colors of the desert!  When the sun rises over the dark mountains, regal reds light up rugged rocky paths.  All of the colors I see each morning are represented in Ablaze.  It’s truly an amazing palette for those who love the colors of the desert terrain when the sun rises or sets.  Swatches shown above: (at top) Relaxed (a pale sandy beige) and Moccasin (a golden peach) are the base colors in this palette.  (At bottom) from left to right at bottom are Siesta (rust), Nirvana (soft red), Delirious (deep metallic brown), Torch (orange), Throwback (rust), and Dark Horse (deep coffee).

Don’t forget the low retail price of $29! Retailers include Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

 

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Smashbox recently launched a lineup of SEVEN shadow palettes! The Smashbox Cover Shot eyeshadow palette collection features different color options and finishes for virtually any taste.  The only thing each palette has in common is incredible color payoff!  Each slim palette contains a total of eight shadow shades.  Two oversized base shades are at the top, and six shades selected by Shay Mitchell are nestled beneath.  Each palette delivers a distinct look.

The palette itself features a dynamic eye-catching design of a shadow exploding that changes when you open and shut the lid.  I love details like this!  By far, the greatest thing about these palettes is the price.  Cover Shot eyeshadow palettes aren’t just gorgeous, they are affordable!  Each palette retails for $29.

The palette options (and descriptions from the brand):

  • Metallic: Fierce foil finish
  • Matte: High-coverage, velvety
  • Golden Hour: Creamy, lit-from-within shades
  • Softlight: Soft-focus, wearable shimmers
  • Smoky: Effortless and modern
  • Bold: Transformative and electrifying
  • Ablaze: Hot, desert-inspired shades

I’ll be featuring swatches and more photos of each palette in the future!  For now, keep scrolling for a photo of each color option!  More details and swatches will soon follow.  If you’re already sold, click HERE to buy from Smashbox.com. Other retailers of the brand include Sephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Smashbox Cover Shot Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Ablaze, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Ablaze, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

The firey shades in Ablaze seem to capture autumn in a palette.

Bold, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Bold, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

The shades in Bold can be used to create a rainbow eye look, but are probably best used as accents with other palettes.

Golden Hour, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Golden Hour, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Golden Hour works as a neutral palette, only with more color variety than typical skin-tone shades.

Matte, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Matte, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Matte contains a variety of neutrals, pink, plum, and basic black in that coveted modern matte finish.

Metallic, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Metallic, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

For those in search of a little zing, the Metallic Cover Shot palette is a must.   These incredibly pigment-rich shades feature a gleaming metallic finish that is party-perfect!

Smoky, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Smoky, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Smoky is an exotic twist on a traditional smoky eye.  The palette includes spicy and jewel-tone shades.

Soft Light, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Soft Light, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Soft Light is the ultimate youthful selection of shades.  Included in this go-to palette are pink, peach, ivory and neutral shades with a shimmery finish.

Lancôme Vernis In Love, Holiday 2016

Lancôme Vernis In Love, Holiday 2016

Lancôme Vernis In Love, Holiday 2016

press-samplePart of the Lancôme Paris En Rose holiday 2016 color collection are these three shades of Lancôme Vernis In Love nail lacquer.  One shade is such an amazing choice for a festive party!  The other two are perfect for the holiday, but subtle enough for office-wear.  I’m smitten with all three of them.  I’ve been really into gel manicures these days, but in the past I’ve had great wear time from Lancôme Vernis In Love, and let’s face it, during the busy holiday season that chip-free long-wear is critical!

 

Lancôme Vernis In Love, Holiday 2016

Lancôme Vernis In Love, Holiday 2016

Swatches above from left to right: 261 Brun Glace– a frosty bronze, 361 Paris En Rose– a super-sheer pink base with chunky pink glitter, and 461 Hotel Particulier– a deep brown laced with rose shimmer.

Retail price is $15.50 per bottle.  Keep scrolling for close up images of each shade!

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Brun Glace Swatch, Lancôme Holiday 2016

Brun Glace Swatch, Lancôme Holiday 2016

Above: Lancôme Vernis In Love in Brun Glace, a frosty metallic that works beautifully as a neutral.

Paris En Rose Swatch, Lancôme Holiday 2016

Paris En Rose Swatch, Lancôme Holiday 2016

Above: Lancôme Vernis In Love in Paris En Rose- the perfect party-girl pink glitter!

Hotel Particulier Swatch, Lancôme Holiday 2016

Hotel Particulier Swatch, Lancôme Holiday 2016

Above: Lancôme Vernis In Love in Hotel Particulier- a raisin brown with pink shimmer.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette

press-sampleIn the world of eyeshadow, meet your new Superhero!  As with many other IT Cosmetics products, these shadows aren’t just to help you create a pretty eye look.  This shadow formula contains anti-aging ingredients to help you achieve more youthful skin around the eye while you’re prettying yourself up.  Isn’t that so amazing? The shadow formula contains hydrolyzed collagen, silk, peptides, and antioxidants to achieve this goal.  The palette also contains a generous 12 shades to enjoy: three oversized “eye foundation” shades to give you the perfect start, three nudes for a natural look, three neutrals to amp up a natural look with a bolder crease colors that go with anything, and three liners that can be used wet or dry to line and define your eyes, or to create a bolder look.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

In their typical super-helpful way, IT Cosmetics has included a “how to” guild to walk any aspiring makeup artist through the steps to achieve that perfect look.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Swatches

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Swatches

Retail price of this fabulous palette is $42.  Click one of the links below to purchase, or keep scrolling for a close-up look at all of the shadows included!

If you’d like to see more from the brand you can shop online at ITCosmetics.com, QVC, Ulta, Sephora, and ITCosmetics.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for photos of the gift-worthy box this collection comes in, and a close up of the new makeup brush!

 

 

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Swatches

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Swatches

Superhero Nudes swatched from left to right: Limitless– a milky beige, Powerful– a peachy neutral, and Aura– a medium bronze.  Base shade shown at the top is Confidence– a very pale white that leans slightly pink.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Swatches

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Swatches

Superhero Neutrals go with anything, but have a touch more jazz to them than the nudes.  Unstoppable– a glistening gold, Superstar– a purply taupe, and Fearless– rust.  Base shade shown at the top is POW– a creamy ivory.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Swatches

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Swatches

Superhero Liners are the velvety, rich shades intended to line the eyes or to use as a crease color for a more dramatic eye.  Shades swatches from left to right are Bold– a deep gray-blue, Daring– a rusty brown, and Superhero– a smoky black.  Base shade shown at the top is Magical– a gleaming peachy champagne.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette Review

IT Cosmetics thinks of everything.  Check out the curves on this pretty palette!

If you’d like to see more from the brand you can shop online at ITCosmetics.com, QVC, Ulta, Sephora, and ITCosmetics.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for photos of the gift-worthy box this collection comes in, and a close up of the new makeup brush!

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

press-sampleI love holiday makeup collections. Treating yourself to these festive cosmetics really make the mundane task of getting ready in the morning a bit more fun.  The Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose collection is a perfect example of this special little twist.  The fabulous Lancôme La Palette Des Reves is housed in a shimmering case that looks like a clutch you’d carry  to a formal event.  Lancôme Petite Tresor Eyeshadow is housed in a glittering gold compact.  The three shades of Lancôme Vernis In Love are party-worthy and playful.  A dual-ended Lancome Le Duo Khol Eyeliner ensures that you’ll remember to add a gleaming highlight to your eye makeup look.  I’ve already raved about Lancôme Grandiose Extreme Mascara, and it’s curvy elegance is definitely holiday-worthy.

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

I’ll be giving you a close-up look at this color collection in the coming days!

Retail prices of this holiday makeup collection:

  • La Palette Des Reves $50
  • Petit Tresor $26
  • Le Duo Khol $27
  • Vernis In Love $15.50
  • Grandiose Mascara $32
  • Cushion Highlighter (not pictured) $39

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.