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The Saharan Palette by Juvia’s Place | Review

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This is my first time trying anything from the brand Juvia’s Place and honestly I’m blown away! The palette is $28 which is around £22, and with shipping and customs added on top it’s works out to be the average price of a mid-high end palette. It features 3 textures of shadow: matte (Sokoto, Jamila, Chad and Katsina), shimmer (Zoya, Iman and Lulu) and foiled (Wodaabe, Bororo, Kia, Sengegal and Fulu). All 3 of the textures are perfect but the foiled shadows wowed me the most.

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(l-r: Sokoto, Wodaabe, Bororo and Kia)

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(l-r: Zoya, Iman, Jamila and Senegal)

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(l-r: Chad, Katsina, Lulu and Fula)

The palette is pretty versatile, allowing you to create a wide range of looks from neutral to colourful. The palette doesn’t have a mirror inside which I don’t mind as I never use them and they bump up the cost of the palette.

The Saharan palette is $28 and available here. Also lots of beauty bloggers have discount codes for this brand so make sure you save some $!

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Make Up For Ever Artistic Palette | Review

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The Make Up For Ever Artistic Palette is part of the limited edition Arty Holiday Collection. The palette features MUFE’s gel-powder Artist Shadows in four different formulas: Satiny, Diamond, Iridescent and Metallic. The Satiny shadows are an almost matte texture that has a soft sheen, Diamond are an iridescent shadow that has glitter running through it, Iridescent features a finely milled shimmer and Metallic are a high shine foiled finish. All the formulas work beautifully alone but can all be used together to create different textures.

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The palette has been designed to be used in trios to create 3 different looks that have tutorials in the leaflet which is perfect for inspiration. The shade ME-912 is technically a blush but may also be used on the eyes. I’ll be recreating all 3 of these looks so be sure to follow my instagram @alienandrogyny to see the results! The palette comes in a beautiful collectors tin and the insert can be removed so you can use the tin for storage once you’ve finished the palette.

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(l-r: ME-912, D-712, ME614, ME-108, ME-122, ME302, I-220, D-552 and S-102)

The palette is £37 but all Make Up For Ever products are 10% off this week at Debenhams (ends Sunday 13/11/16) so be sure to pop in store or by online!
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All products in this post were purchased by myself. All opinions are my own.

Kat Von D Beauty MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette | Review

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When I first saw that Kat was releasing this palette I was super excited. I already have lots of colourful metallic eyeshadows but not many colourful mattes to work into them but this palette gives you lots of options for both. I have already fallen in love with the KVD matte shadows but have only tried one of the metal crush eyeshadows so was interested to see how they performed. The finish isn’t exactly the same for all of them, some have more glitter in and others have a finer metallic shine, they are all beautiful and pigmented however.

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The matte shadows are all superb, with ribbon and silk being slightly more sheer than the others, the rest are all highly pigmented. The palette is highly versatile with there being options to create neutral looks as well as bold and colourful looks. The only downside to the palette is the size! It’s a lot bigger than I expected making it not particularly kit or travel friendly.

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(l-r: Nebula, Watt, Ignite, Tinsel, Glitz, Twinkle, Volt, Synergy and Flash)

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(l-r: Linen, Jet, Velour, Stone, Moss, Ribbon, Silk, Fringe, Feather, Oak, Suede, Bone and Velvet)

My friend’s parents picked this up for me while on a recent trip to the US but it will be available soon at Debenhams for £50 and is available now from Sephora for $60.

 

All items in this post were purchased by myself. All opinions are my own.

Freedom House of GlamDolls Vintage Doll Palette | Review

12248040_1206399972721697_4541421291068435810_oFreedom Makeup and House of GlamDolls have collaborated to bring us four palettes based around 4 looks that contain all the products necessary to create the look. The palettes contain 4 x brow powders, 3 x powder highlighters, 10 x powder eyeshadows, 2 x blushers and 4 x lip colours – all for only £8! Each palette comes with a tutorial showing how to recreate the looks.

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Brow powders

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(l-r: Taupe, Brunette, Bark and Ebony)

The brow powders are all highly pigmented and have a great shade range allowing you to choose which will best suit your needs. Applied with an angled brush they can be used to create a soft natural brow or a full on defined brow.

Powder highlighters

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(l-r: Starlight, Light and Haze)

I think Starlight might be perfect for me! It’s hard for me to find highlighters for my pale pink skin as they often show up or yellow or too dark but Starlight is a lovely white gold shimmer. It’s great that a matte shade is included as well as Haze which will work well on darker skin tones, making it a universal palette.

Shimmer eyeshadows

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(l-r: Silverscreen, Delicate, Scarlet, Siren, Vamp and Heroine)

The shadows all have good pigmentation (Vamp could do with being a little stronger but it could come out differently on the eye) and a nice mix of warm and cool colours. Suitable for a range of skin tones.

Matte eyeshadows

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(l-r: Pure, Demure, Allure and Jet)

These matte shades work will work perfectly along side the shimmers and I’m very impressed by how pigmented the black is, quite rare for a high street/drugstore brand.

Blushers

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(l-r: Retro and Glamour)

I’m not a fan of wearing blush but these two shades are nice and allow you to opt for a more natural flush or a bold cheek.

Lipgloss

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(l-r: Flapper, Dark Cherry, Power and Ruby)

These super pigmented glosses will help to finish off your vintage doll perfectly.

The Vintage Doll palette is £8 and available here.

(All items in this post were purchased by myself. Opinions are my own)

Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Palette | Review

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Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani have teamed up to create this beautiful palette. Unlike most celebrity makeup collaborations this palette feels like Gwen had a real input. The colours inside will work best with someone of a similar skin tone to her so it’s perhaps not the most universal palette but it works perfectly for me.

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(l-r: Blonde, Bathwater, Skimp, Steady and Punk)

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(l-r: Baby, Anaheim, Stark, Zone and Serious)

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(l-r: Pop, Harajuku, Danger, 1987 and Blackout)

As with all Urban Decay shadows, I feel they show up better on the eyes when using Primer Potion underneath, but I’m pretty impressed with the palette!

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Here’s a quick look that I created using a few of the shades in the palette.

 The palette is £40 and available tomorrow (I think!) from Urban Decay counters.

(All products in this post were purchased by myself – all opinions are my own)