What’s in my Z-Palette?

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I mostly talk about palettes here on the blog since I am a self-proclaimed “palette junkie” but I do own an almost complete Z-Palette full of single shadows. I thought it would be fun to go through them today and share with you what is in my custom palette. I enjoyed this because it reminded me that I have some great single shadows that I need to dig out more, and also reminded me that I need to pick up more Makeup Geek single shadows because they are aaaamazing, particularly their foiled formula. Once I complete this palette I’m going to look into getting another empty palette so if you have any suggestions for magnetic palettes let me know in the comments!

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MAC Pro Palette Refill Pans Haul

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Hi guys! I recently found out that MAC has reduced the price of their Pro Palette Refill Eyeshadow Pans from $12 to $8 which I thought was pretty great. I like buying the refill pans to put into my Z-Palette, rather than buying the shadows in the plastic casing for $19. They also have a promotion going on until Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm for free express shipping (no minimum) if you use the code “MACEXP” at the checkout. Given both of these factors I decided to pick up a few shades that I had been eyeing up!

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Top Row (L to R): Saddle, Cranberry, Sketch. Bottom Row (L to R): Embark, Bottle Green and Greensmoke

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Christmas Hauliday

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Hi guys! Today I’ve got a quick overview of the beauty items that I either received for Christmas, or purchased during the Christmas Holidays!

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First up we have the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette which I received as a gift! I started eying up this palette after the first time I saw it. Growing up I have always been a Gwen Stefani fan. She is so talented and always looks fantastic so a palette that she collaborated on has my name written all over it. It’s a beautiful neutral palette with a few pops of colour. I’ll be going into more detail on this palette later this week! Continue reading

Mini MAC Haul!

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Hi guys! I finally caved and bought the MAC 242 Shader Brush! Since MAC had a code for free express shipping in Canada, I added a few other items to my order to make sure I met the $55 minimum. I’m not sure if the code is still active, but it is “NOV”. I love the express shipping deals since it really does feel like almost immediate gratification getting your items so quickly.

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Smoky Purple Look using the Morphe 35W Palette

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Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you another look that I did using the Morphe 35W Palette. I can’t get over how much I love this palette. There is just so much you can do with it and the price is incredible! Unlike my last look which was a very warm based look, this one uses grey and purples.

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Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: Too Faced Candelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo (both shades mixed together)
Eyes: Morphe 35W Palette (See picture above for numerical references as the shades are not named) 1 (crease/transition), 2 (crease/centre of lid and under eye), 3 (outer crease/outer half of lid and under eye), 4 (a little bit on the outer corner), 5 (inner half of lid and under eye).  Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smoke (water line). Dior Show Maximizer (primer on lashes). Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (lashes).
Brows: Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil in Taupe and L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: MAC Up the Amp

Given how much I love the colour purple, I was really happy with this look. The deepening shades of purple gave the look a smoky feel without being too dramatic. Blending is very important to achieving the seamless transition between the purples. For my crease I used the Sigma E40, for the lid I used the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush and under my eye I used the Sigma E30. I went back in and blended out the shadow on my lid with the E40.

What are you wearing on your face today? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

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Hi guys! Well I certainly did a happy dance when I heard the post drop off my latest Sephora order. I heard the vehicle pull up and actually squealed as I ran towards the door. I finally got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette.

Let’s take a second to admire the palette in all of its glory…

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Here is a smoky, dramatic but wearable look that I did using the palette:

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Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow
Highlight: The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer
Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette – Combust (Crease/transition shade), Slanted (All over lid and smudged undereye) and Smolder (Outer edge/to deepen crease). Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (eyeliner) Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (lashes).
Brows: Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil in Taupe and L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Obsessed

I’ve tried a few different looks with the Smoky palette so far and I’ve been very impressed. The eye shadows are pigmented and versatile. You can create both softer and dramatic looks with the palette. The only shade I had trouble swatching was Thirteen but that has more to do with my fair skin.

Since I ordered the Smoky palette while Sephora was their VIB Appreciation week, I also got a goodie bag which lots of amazing samples inside! I haven’t tried them all yet but so far I’m loving the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (a product I had been dying to try). I’ve already tried Benefit’s Porefessional and Makeup Forever’s Smoky Extravagant Mascara so those automatically get a thumbs up!

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Did you purchase anything during VIB Appreciation week at Sephora? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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