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IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Vol 1

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

Press SampleI’ve said it a million times already, but just in case you haven’t heard me before: “MATTE IS BACK!”  Beauty lovers everywhere, even with fully stocked coffers, found themselves looking for a fabulous matte-only palette.  Many palettes offer a balance of matte and other finishes, as the modern look is to generally mix them up.  If you already have all of the shimmer, metallic, and frost a girl could want though you need to check out IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette.  This palette of 14 shadow shades is entirely matte, and features a mix of neutal shades and accent shades for your blending pleasure.  JUST IN CASE, there’s also a “transforming pearl” shadow included, that completely transforms the colors from matte to pearl in a flash!  This palette is, quite simply, awesome.

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Vol 1

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Swatches, Top Row

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Swatches, Top Row

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Swatches, Bottom Row

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Swatches, Bottom Row

IT Cosmetics Is Cruelty Free!

IT Cosmetics Is Cruelty Free!

Retail price is $42 for the palette.  What else can I say about IT Cosmetics?  They’re a cruelty free brand, and everything I have sampled from the brand–EVERY SINGLE THING–has been superior product.  This brand has taken the beauty blogging world by storm, and it’s well-deserved.  This extremely jaded consumer is ALWAYS impressed with IT Cosmetics.

IT Cosmetics can be found at ITCosmetics.com or online at Ulta or QVC.

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

SinfulColors Back To School Collection 2015

Sinful Colors Back To School Collection

SinfulColors Back To School Collection

Sinful Colors Back To School Collection 2015

SinfulColors Back To School Collection 2015

Press SampleIt’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Kids are getting back to being challenged, and parents are getting a bit of breathing room.  The best part of back to school season?  Back to school BEAUTY.  Picking polish for the end of summer and early Fall has never been so easy!  SinfulColors just launched “A Class Act”, a huge array of 27 shades that contain serious student demi-matte finishes, party girl glitters and everything in between! As always, the price for each is a LOW LOW $1.99, so if you hate making decisions you can buy the entire collection for about $55 and share with your friends.  Not bad!

Check the brand out at places like Walgreens and Target.  Click through the jump to see close-ups of each color in the photos above!

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NARS Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Flibuste Swatch, Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Flibuste Swatch, Velvet Shadow Stick

Press SampleI’ve decided to do a “deep dive” focus on the NEW NARS Velvet Shadow Stick color lineup for Fall.  Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick is the inkiest, darkest shade of black with a matte finish.  This isn’t the chalky, dry-looking matte of yesteryear, but rather a finish that’s deep and lush, and blends to the most gorgeous soft smoky appearance you can imagine!

Retail price is $28 for each NARS Velvet Shadow Stick.

Click HERE to buy yours at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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

NARS Vip Red Lipstick

NARS Vip Red Lipstick

NARS Vip Red Lipstick

Press SampleThe fashion world has been proclaiming the return of 90s style for a while now, but this year we’re actually seeing that decade creep back into the world of makeup.  NARS VIP Red is a limited-edition lipstick shade from the NARS Fall 2015 color collection.  This earthy shade of red was so popular in the early 90s!  You can bet that brick reds like this shade will be seen more and more often!

NARS Vip Red Lipstick Review

NARS Vip Red Lipstick Review

NARS Vip Red Lipstick Swatch

NARS Vip Red Lipstick Swatch

The finish is a semi-matte that wears beautifully!  NARS Semi-Matte lipstick is also available in 15 other shades if you aren’t ready to take the 90s plunge quite yet!

Retail price is $27.

Click HERE to buy yours at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

Press SamplePrepare yourself, as the NEW Cargo Picture Perfect CC Cream doesn’t look exactly as you’d expect.

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Applied

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Applied

That’s right.  Dispensed from the tube, it looks white as snow.

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Swatch

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Swatch

After blending the product, the color changed to match my skin tone!  So how does it work?  The Cargo Cosmetics Picture Perfect CC Cream formula contains “self-adjusting” pigments that transform to match the underlying skin tone.  How truly unique!  What’s notable about this product is how amazing it is as a moisturizer.  It feels soothing and leaves skin looking healthy and dewy while also protecting from sun exposure with an SPF 20.

Available shades include Light, Medium, and Medium/Dark.

Retail price is $34 per tube.  Click HERE to check it out at CargoCosmetics.com.  Other retailers include Ulta, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.

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