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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!

Lancome Grandiose Liner

Lancome Grandiose Liner

Lancome Grandiose Liner

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogAnyone with eyes can see the new Lancôme Grandiose Liner bottles are gorgeous.  Their curvy design and purple ombre purple color are eye catching enough to earn them prime real estate on your vanity.  What’s harder to spot is the genius of these little liner bottles.  The applicator brush is designed to pivot on a sphere, making it so much easier to apply liquid liner!  I’ve confessed in many posts that I am liquid liner challenged, so I truly appreciate the literal and figurative flexibility of this product.

Lancome Grandiose Liner

Lancome Grandiose Liner

Lancome Grandiose Liner Swatches

Lancome Grandiose Liner Swatches: Noir, Brun, and Saphir

Lancome Grandiose Liner Swatches: Noir, Brun, and Saphir

Lancôme Grandiose Liner swatches above: Noir- a rich black, Brun- dark chocolate brown, and Saphir- bright true blue.  The finish on each of these liners is a modern matte.  Don’t forget that the Lancôme Friends and Family event is happening right now!  You can score 20% off of your entire order with the promo code FRIENDS!  This deal ends on 12/6/16.

Retail price is $32 per liner.

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.

Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara

Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara

Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara

press-sampleHere in Arizona, lash extensions are really popular.  I’m so used to seeing them, my own natural lashes seem disturbingly short in comparison.  A friend of mine suffered a horrible eye infection after getting them once though, so I’ve sworn I’ll never give them a try no matter how awesome they look.  The good news for extension-phobes like myself is Lancôme Grandiose Extreme Mascara delivers the look of lash extensions, with zero commitment!

While the bottle and applicator design of Lancôme Grandiose Extreme Mascara are enough to lure me in, the length and volume this mascara delivers is what will keep me replenishing my supply for years to come.  Suddenly, my jealous little lashes were a length that would compete with any lash extensions around!  Lancôme Grandiose Extreme is a must-try if you really want your eyes to POP.  This waterslide addict is also looking forward to testing out the waterproof version of Grandiose Extreme!

Let’s get back to that applicator design.  The cool curvy “Swan Neck” applicator wand isn’t just an attempt to be stylish and unique.  This curvy design helps the wand hit those hard-to-reach corner lashes with just a swivel.  It’s genius!

Retail price is $32 per gorgeous bottle!  Looking to get more bang for the buck?  Check out the Grandiose Extreme gift set for $39 that includes full-sized Grandiose Extreme Mascara, Cils Booster XL (mascara primer), and Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover! What a steal!

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.

Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara

Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Another gorgeous gift idea from the Smashbox Holiday 2016 collection, is the Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set.press-sample  Housed inside of a festive re-usable container are three little compacts that are perfect for the frequent traveler in your life, or for any beauty lover on your list!  Each palette looks identical except for the wording, but each serves an entirely different purpose.  This 3 palette set fills almost an entire beauty regimen, from eyes to lips!

This $82 value retails for $45.  Keep scrolling for more photos from this collection, including swatches from each palette inside.  Already know you want one? 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 Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Here are the three palettes lined up in a row!  They are so very beautiful!  In the photo above from left to right is the “lips” palette, the “contour” palette, and the “eyes” palette.

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

The Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadows included in the “eyes” palette are neutrals that lean cool.  This modern 6-pan color selection is so on-trend for winter 2016!  Swatches are from left to right.  Top row: Vanilla (a warm white), Flamingo (a pink/peach), Russet (a medium brown).  Bottom row: Totally Nude (a neutral that leans pink), Amethyst (purple), and Dark Cocoa (an almost black shade of brown).

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Nothing is more luxurious than a lip palette in the eyes of this beauty blogger.  The Smashbox “lips” palette contains six shades of Be Legendary Lipstick in shades ranging from neutral to festive red.  Two different finishes are also included in the palette for the ultimate in versatility!  Swatches are from left to right.  Top row (featuring a satin finish):  Congnac (medium rusty peach), Pretty Social (bubblegum pink), and Inspiration (hot pink). Second row (featuring matte finishes):  First Time (medium apricot), Jam On It (deep sophisticated pink), and Bing (bright cherry red).

Smashbox Be Contour Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Contour Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

This adorable little contour kit contains three shades of  complexion perfecting powders in a palm-sized palette.  Swatches from left to right: Contour (a deep brown), Bronze (medium golden brown), and Highlight (a creamy vanilla).

Don’t forget the low retail price of $45! 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.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadow

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadow, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadow, Holiday 2016

press-sampleIt’s easy to forget yourself during the holiday season, and focus on buying gifts for everyone else.  Don’t forget that the MAC Nutcracker Sweet collection has an entire color collection for you to shop for YOU!  Included in this holiday makeup collection is MAC Magic Dust Eyeshadow, a brand-new MAC shadow formula.  Magic Dust is what I would call an “extreme” pearl.  The finish is absolutely luminous!  This powder shadow has a somewhat creamy feel to it, and boasts long wear time (perfect for holiday partying).

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadow, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadow, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadow Swatches, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadow Swatches, Holiday 2016

The shades in the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 color collection favor pink, and I find pink eyeshadow in particular to be so youthful!  The four shades MAC sent to me work so beautifully together, don’t they?  It would be easy to create a festive holiday eye with these!

Swatches from left to right:  Rabble Rouser- a deep bold pink, Forward March- a gleaming gold, Dance Flowers Dance- the most perfect pale pink, and Pretty Dainty- a medium coral pink.

Retail price is $19 per shadow.

You can buy the MAC Nutcracker Sweet collection directly from MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

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