It’s been ages since I did a makeup review, but I haven’t really had a reason to. I’ve been very good about using the makeup I have rather than getting anything new. But the Kaleidos Makeup Flower Punk collection caught my eye, so I got almost everything. Well, almost all of it. I got the lip clay sets and eyeshadow palettes. As I don’t really need lip masks, temporary tattoos, and coloring book.
Samantha Ravndahl released a new branded called Auric. I love watching her videos over on YouTube. So far they have only released two products: Glow Lust Radiant Luminizer and Smoke Reflect Eye Shadow Duo. And I wanted to try it out as I’ve been into more minimal product makeup routines as of late. And these seemed like products that would be right up my alley.
At the beginning of 2020, Jeffree Star announced that the Alien Palette, which has been out of stock for some time will no longer be coming back. Since this is one of my favorite palettes even though I broke it when I took it out of the original packaging, I was debating on getting a second which now will no longer be happening. So, I thought I would bring back this series and see if I can come up with some dupes for my favorite shades in that palette.
A brand I’ve been following on Instagram for a while, and really wanted to try out was Ace Beaute. And when I recently got promoted at work, I decided to treat myself by getting a few of their palettes one of which was the Oceanic Palette. Which is filled with blue and green shadows, if you look at my Instagram you would know when I’m not doing creative looks I have one something in this color family. Not always but a good majority of the time on the weekends. So, I had to start off my adventure with this palette in particular.
NABLA a few months ago came to Ulta, meaning the brand’s products are more accessible now in the United States. I had heard good things about the brand but never tried their products since it required international shipping. Initially when the brand launched in Ulta, they sold out on both the Poison Garden and Secret palettes almost immediately. So, I didn’t manage to get these until it was restocked. That time I decided not to skip out as the palettes look gorgeous and something I can totally see myself vibing with on a regular basis.
Previously the biggest ColourPop palette was like sixteen shades, but they have released in collaboration with Kathleen Lights a thirty shade Shadow Palette called So Jaded. Which is inspired by crystals and gemstones. Every time I reach into the palette, my mind instantly goes to Steven Universe. Maybe as I’ve just watched that show one too many times. Anyways, I’ve been playing around with the palette quite a bit since I purchased it on the day it launched. I held off on reviewing it mainly as I haven’t had time to blog with work, but I’m getting around to it now. So let’s dissect this palette and my thoughts on the formula.