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It’s Mae Polzine! I started this blog back in 2015 to be a place where I could be creative and share things that I love. So, I post a variety of things. I stream a variety of things (gaming, body paint, art, etc.) on Twitch multiple times a week, with stream highlights and all VODs posted on my YouTube Channel.

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Can We Dupe it? Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette

I’m going to do a new mini-series on my blog where I take some of the palettes out of my luxury or high end bin and try to recreate it using individual shadows that I have in my collection. I’m not going to do every palette in my collection as some of them have a lot of shadows that I know I can’t recreate. And I don’t know of the palettes I picked out if I can honestly recreate them completely but that’s why I wanted to do this series. As I’m mentioning I’m just going to focus on recreating the palettes from individual shadows as in the end if I have a lot of the same tones I’m going to de-clutter those pans. ‘Cause I can’t think of any better way to go through them where I won’t instantly go where is that one shadow. So to start with I’m going to start with one of the more recent palettes to join my collection: Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera.

Swatches of the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Palette

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I’m spending the entire week minus Wednesday on the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Pressed Pigment palette. I’ve never done an entire post dedicated to just swatches so I’m doing every type of swatch you can image in this post: brush, eye, finger, and perfect. The perfect one is more just for the display photos for this post, but we’re going to get into every shade and stain my lids to new levels from Red#40 that’s in a bunch of the shadows. I tried to limit the number of swatches I did on my lids every day so they weren’t too bad, but I kind of liked doing this type of post though I know I’m not going to be a whole lot of this in the future as my lids were not happy with all of the eye swatches though they show off the shadows the best. Also before we get into the swatches, I did not clean off any fall out in the eye swatches so you can really see what happened when applying the shadows using an e.l.f. fluffy brush.


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Juvia’s Place The Douce Palette Review & Swatches

The next palette by Juvia’s Place that I had to try was The Douce Eyeshadow Palette. Every shade is named after some type of dessert, and I have a donuts hoodie along with the Clarice wig from Bellami x Glam & Gore so all weekend long I was wearing the two together. ‘Cause who only wears a hoodie once before washing it? Anyways I thought it all went together super well and I felt like a pastel goddess.

Beauty Bakerie Milk & Honey Highlighting Palette Review

When Beauty Bakerie came to Ulta I was thrilled, mainly as I wanted to try more of their products. As I did love the formula of their foundation, but they just didn’t have a shade that was correct for me. They are all too dark or too warm tone for my skin, the lightest shade is straight up orange on me. When I originally was shopping on Beauty Bakerie’s site I did not see this Milk & Honey Highlighting Palette, but I did see it at Ulta so I picked it up in my last haul. And I was nervous at first since I’m extremely pale so two of the shades initially seemed like they would be too dark for me. But we’ll get into my opinion on each of the shades in a bit.

Juvia’s Place The Saharan II Palette Review & Swatches

Next up in the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palette try out is The Saharan II. This palette contains 9 shadow with a mixture of metallic, duo chromes, and matte shades that were inspired by the rich colors in Moroccan spices, herbs, cities, and rich patterns. Like the other palettes in their collection this one costs $20. This palette is also vegan so I don’t know remember if it’s on the packaging that this palette came it as I got rid of it, but vegan red tones can dye the skin due to the dye/pigment in the shadow.

The Truth About Eyeshadow Swatches

I talked about this topic over on my YouTube channel and I’ll put the video down below as I’m just going to do the highlights in this post so I’m not repeating myself. But today we’re discussing everything there is when it comes to swatches from finger to brush to that perfect Instagram swatch that brands and influencers share.