I’m sitting here thinking about all the things I want to accomplish this season all the ideas I’m brimming with and all the fun stuff I want to do. The family I would like to see and the food that I want to eat… (if you haven’t looked at my food insta stories you are missing out on experiencing on some really cool meals)… Weirdly Enough even though I am very excited for the fall I’m still grasping on to the last bits of summer basking in the Sun and feeling it’s glow.
So as you know I have been on a palette hiatus because nine times out of ten I can’t make half of the shades work for me… Wait a minute I have to start this post the only way that can be remotely appropriate…
Jackie, Jackie, Jackie, Jackie…Jackie Jackie…. if you don’t already know that intro do better. #imjudgingyou.
As I was previously saying finding a palette that I can do a complete eye look with is a rarity for me unless I am creating a single pan palette and picking the exact shades I want inside it. It is often that four or five shades interest me and look good on my skin and the other shades are super ashy or look like chalk. It is that reason that when I saw this collaboration happening with ABH I knew I had to jump on it. Not only is this the type of palette that you can make everyday wearable looks with but you can also kick it up a notch with the fun shades and duo-chromes included. It is essentially the perfect travel palette and will permanently have a place on my vanity.
I mean when you hear someone say that the shades they created were specifically formulated for deeper skin tones, highly saturated so they show up on the richest of ebony splendors (if you get that reference then 10 points to Gryffindor), and also look amazing on the fairest of skin you can’t help but buy it. But I’ll stop gushing now and get into what we all want to hear about which is an actual review.
Thepackaging feels very luxe, the kind of material you would expect on an expensive purse. It makes it so that any dirt or debris would easily wipe off, a much welcomed change from the standard velour packaging of other ABH Palettes.
The shades apply beautifully to the eye and blend seamlessly. The shimmers are creamy and there is minimal to no fallout with most of the shades. The matte shades are not for the faint of heart as they are very pigmented! The matte deep drown is a dream come true for every girl who is afraid of blacks. It provides the impact that the black would have without the harshness.
Overall this palette not only meets expectations but exceeds them! I would 10/10 recommend this to anyone looking for a do-it-all palette.
Have you purchased it yet? If so, what are your thoughts? XOXO
I love a good eye shadow moment and I love when companies come out with customized quads with coordinating colors that cut down the time it would take to find colors that go together… its kinda like the paint by colors of your makeup routine. So when I saw the LA Girl Eye Lux quads I had to get some and try them out i put them in my big box o’ reviews and promptly forgot about them until now…6 months later. So without further ado lets dive right in shall we?
So forgive me but I bought into the hype and couldn’t resist getting one of the newest sponge crazes out there. The idea of a velvet sponge that seems like its covered in a thousand tiny little hairs seemed a bit daunting and gimmicky but I am not one to shy away from a challenge, keep reading to see how it turned out.
If you know me then you know your girl loves a look where I can be both comfortable hobo but make it fashion. So when I saw all these athleisure trends popping up I could help but be super happy cause my default setting in dressing is now socially accepted!! So now I get to post a look that shows you what I usually look like off camera 🙂
Sometimes life gives you lemonade when you didn’t even have lemons. Complexion products have always been a love of mine since I believe the base is the the pivotal foundation of any makeup look (no pun intended). When Fenty Beauty graced the industry with a glimpse of what a fully inclusive shade range looked like and made it mainstream it seemed like it couldn’t get any better; but just when you start to get comfortable she did it again by not only dropping out products to round out your complexion routine but also expanding her already extensive range. I was able to get my hands on the new concealers and picked up a new setting powder as well. Lets dive right in and I’ll give you my thoughts.
The concealers mimic the same packaging as the foundations, they have a flat doe foot applicator that makes putting it on a bit easier. The frosted glass gives it a air of sophistication but makes it a tad hard to gauge the shade inside. The powders have a metallic topper but the inside contains a FB shiftier, I would have liked to see a stopper to prefect too much powder fall out.
Formula / Shade Range
The formula itself is very creamy… it reminds me of the NARS concealer and goes on very opaque but is very lightweight and super bendable. The concealers compliment the foundations so there are a whopping 60 shades available. The powders were finely milled and very lightweight on the skin. There are many shades and options available for all your different setting needs.
While I loved the expansion and the foundations I had a hard time finding my true shade in the range… since the original launch many companies have started expanding and it is easy to find a true match even in the drug store… over all the shades are impressive and the quality if there… I was unable to find a setting powder match but the shade I did use was very nice on the skin over all the collection gets a 4.5/5 from me.