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Estee Lauder Summer Glow Multi Palette Swatches

Estee Lauder Summer Glow Multi Palette

Estee Lauder Summer Glow Multi Palette

press-sampleThis gorgeous Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette isn’t just easy on the eyes!  The gleaming gold compact contains a highlighter, blush, and contour powder to create that perfect defined look.  There’s a surprise, as well!  This fragrance-free formula is gentle enough to also use on the eyes, so this palette is truly multi-functional!

Estee Lauder Summer Glow Multi Palette Swatches

Estee Lauder Summer Glow Multi Palette Swatches

The colors include a frosty peach highlight, a medium pink blush, and a pale golden bronze.  This trio creates a youthful on-trend eye makeup look, and delivers a sun-kissed glow to the cheeks.  What a fabulous combination!  Estee Lauder also scores style points for the angular, light-catching design embossed into the top of the product.

Retail price is $50 per compact.

Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com! Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.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.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Review

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Review

press-sampleThe Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow eyeshadow palette features peachy neutrals and an oceanic blue accented with metallics that truly deliver that summer goddess look.  This palette easily creates a daytime look using basic neutral shades of brown and beige, and eases effortlessly into evening with the more dramatic gleaming frosts and a deep sultry brown.

Packaged in a luxe gleaming gold compact that Estée Lauder has become so well-known for, this collection also features a dual ended applicator with both a sponge and brush tip for applying the shadow and blending.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Swatches from left to right:  a creamy golden ivory, peach, gold, a frosty sea blue, bronze, and brown.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Closeup

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Closeup

Retail price is $50 per compact.

Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com! Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.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.

MAC Eye Shadow x 9 Palettes

MAC Eye Shadow x 9 Palettes

MAC Eye Shadow x 9 Palettes

press-sampleThese days it seems like there are countless “mega” eye palettes available to purchase.  Don’t get me wrong, I adore a great large eye palette, but I know that large quantities of makeup aren’t a good fit for everyone.  If you’re a frequent traveler, you wouldn’t possibly want to carry them regularly on your travels.  If you live in a small space, you certainly don’t want to store them.  These new MAC Eye Shadow x 9 palettes are the perfect way to get the variety you crave in a small package.  Photographed above are two color combinations, Navy Times Nine (left) and Burgundy Times Nine (right).  Each features nine different shades of shadow in the same sized compact as a typical MAC x 4 palette.

Burgundy times nine features an array of colors from neutrals to warm reddish plums, it features different finishes from matte to frost to metallic. Navy times nine features soft grays, glistening charcoals, soft blue. Overall the look is cool and subdued.

Burgundy x 9 Swatches, MAC

MAC Burgundy x 9 Palette

MAC Burgundy x 9 Palette

MAC Burgundy x 9 Palette Swatches

MAC Burgundy x 9 Palette Swatches

Burgundy Times Nine features an array of colors from neutrals to warm reddish plums.  Finishes include frost, matte, and satin.  Shade included in the Burgundy Times Nine palette are: Honey Lust (a peachy bronze), Poppseed (a neutral pink), Quarry (a medium beige), Aniqued (a warm rusty brown), Embarked (a deep reddish brown), #Noir (a smoky ash brown), Haux (a rose hued neutral), Star Violet (a deep plum), and Sketch (a dark plum/brown). These shades are actually quite neutral.  They lean rose, but for the most part contain shades of neutrals and browns.

Navyx 9 Swatches, MAC

MAC Navy x 9 Palette

MAC Navy x 9 Palette

MAC Navy x 9 Palette Swatches

MAC Navy x 9 Palette Swatches

Navy times nine features soft grays, glistening charcoals, and cool toned neutrals. Overall the look is cool and subdued.  The shades in Navy Times Nine from top left to bottom are: Silver Fog (a pale pearly white), Blonde Mink (a pale latte shade), Copperplate (a medium ashy neutral), JG Gray (gray/blue), Mulled Over (a matte medium gray), Cast Iron (a deep brownish gray), Cloudscape (an olive neutral), Club (a rusty neutral), and Black Tied (a deep soft black). This palette reminds me of a cloudy, stormy sky.

Steal alert!  These palettes were originally priced at $40 each, but have been marked down to $32!

There are many other color combinations to pick from, so click through to shop MACCosmetics.com.  These palettes are also available at 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.

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Collection

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Collection

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Collection

press-sampleIf you never tried MAC Kajal Eye-Liner you’re in for a treat.  The brand recently released a collection containing the Modern Twist Kajal Liners in an array of colors in this formula ranging from a pearly white to an inky black!  I’m a longtime fan of MAC eye pencils and this Kajal formula is fantastic!  This formula has a very smooth application.  There’s zero tugging on the skin while you apply, so you end up with a smooth and even application.  There’s no need to sharpen the pencil, simply use the twist mechanism to dispense more product.  This eye pencil also features a very sharp, precise tip that’s perfect for tightlining or waterlining the eyes.

Shoreline and Squid Swatches, MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Collection

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Swatches: Shoreline and Squid

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Swatches: Shoreline and Squid

The two shades featured above are “Shoreline” at the left, a deep gray and “Squid” at the right, a pure dark black. The color is amazingly saturated.  The finish is sultry like a kohl, and very rich.  I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the Shoreline shade, since gray is a modern neutral and this shade in particular leans warm and is a nice departure from my “go to” shades of brown.

Retail price is $17 per pencil.  These pencils are part of the permanent MAC color collection.

Click HERE to shop the collection at 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.

L’Oreal Milkshake Trio

L'Oreal Milkshake Shadow Trio

L’Oreal Milkshake Shadow Trio

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogAs I mentioned yesterday, I pulled together trios of these gorgeous L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Mono Shadows for your viewing pleasure.  The first trio I wanted to share with you has an almost milkshake quality to it.  This neutral trio features a modern peachy pink shade that is so on-trend for Spring 2016.

L’Oreal Pain Au Chocolat, Mademoiselle Pink, and Café Au Lait Swatches

L'Oreal Pain Au Chocolat, Mademoiselle Pink, and Café Au Lait Swatches

L’Oreal Pain Au Chocolat, Mademoiselle Pink, and Café Au Lait Swatches

Kicking off this trio on the left is Pain Au Chocolat, a frosty medium brown that gleams when the light hits it!  In the center is Mademoiselle Pink, a pink/peach with a matte finish, and finally Café Au Lait a smoky sultry cocoa.  This is my favorite trio of color for day to day wear.

Retail price is $5.99 per shadow and right now at Ulta.com you can buy one and get one for 50% off.  It’s a great time to update your shadow selection for spring!  Mix and match until you find your own signature combination!  Retailers include Ulta.comTarget, and you can buy direct from L’Oreal.

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