Violet Voss Sugar Crystals Palette: Review & 6 Makeup Looks

Violet Voss Sugar Crystals Palette

The best part of a new palette is starting to imagine all of the possibilities that lie within it. I purchased the Violet Voss Sugar Crystals Palette this past August and I’ve been playing with it on and off since then. I’ve done quite a few makeup looks using it so I’m ready to share my thoughts on it as well as show you SIX different makeup looks that I’ve created using this colourful and versatile palette! Continue reading

Date Night Makeup Look with the Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette

Date Night Makeup Look Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette

Every year my husband and I spend Valentine’s Day having dinner at home (I always make something special for the occasion) and then go out either the night before or the night after. Last night we went out for dinner so I thought I’d share this date night makeup look with you today! For this look I used the Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette with a hint of the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. Even better is that these are both palettes that I vowed to use more this winter! So let’s take a closer look at my date night makeup look!

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Five Neglected Palettes: Winter Edition

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I had a lot of fun posting about my five neglected palettes that I was going to use more during the fall. That post was inspired by Chelle of Makeup Your Mind and her YouTube Video on the subject. I ended up doing a few makeup looks for the blog using my fall selections so I thought I’d pick five new ones to focus on for winter. I by no means exclusively used these palettes during the fall but  I did make a point to reach for them more often. So let’s take a look at what I’m going to make a better effort to use this winter! It’s a perfect time to revisit old favourites that have become neglected as this month’s theme for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers is Shop Your Stash! Continue reading

Palette Spotlight: Violet Voss the Rainbow Palette

Violet Voss the Rainbow Palette

Since NaBloPoMo is currently underway I thought I’d bring back my Palette Spotlight series. These posts are a quick glimpse at one of the palettes in my collection along with swatches. My intention has always been to work my way through my palette collection but I always struggle to choose which one to write about next. I like picking the brands at random to keep it interesting so it isn’t all one for any particular period of time…

Anyways, today we are looking at the Violet Voss the Rainbow Palette. I’ve had this palette since the spring and although I’m quite enamoured with it I can tell you right now it does not get enough use. I absolutely LOVE the colour selection in this palette, it is so bright and colourful!Violet Voss the Rainbow Palette Continue reading

Colourful Easter Makeup Look

Colourful Easter Makeup Look

Happy Easter, everyone! It’s been a bit of a quiet week over here on the blog, but it’s sure been a busy one. I don’t know why I thought it would be less busy but I definitely didn’t have time to finish up the posts that I had planned. Anyways, in the spirit of Easter, I thought I’d share with you a colourful Easter makeup look that I did for an event this weekend. I used the Violet Voss The Rainbow Eyeshadow Palette which I should be doing a review on in the coming weeks. It’s a great palette for doing fun makeup looks like this one!

Colourful Easter Makeup Look

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Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette: 5 Makeup Looks

Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette Makeup Look

I picked up the Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette a few weeks ago during the Sephora VIB Rouge Sale and today I wanted to share with you five different looks that I have created with this versatile eye shadow palette. I do plan on posting a full review and swatches of this beautiful palette but I thought sharing makeup looks first would be more fun!

Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette Makeup Look

Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette: Makeup Look #1

Transition: Erika
Crease: Abigail
Lid: Jasmine
Outer-V: Amy & Andrea (layered)
Under-Eye: Andrea
Eye Liner: L’Oreal Voluminous Smouldering Eye Liner in Black (water line) & YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Shocking (upper lash line)
Lashes: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise & Esqido Lashes in “Oh So Sweet”*
Blush: Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild
Highlight: Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck
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MOTD: Warm & Vampy

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Hi guys! Today’s post is super late, but I’ve been very slow moving today. Tonight I’m going out to celebrate the birthday of one of my best friends so I wanted to do a warm and vampy look with the Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette. I blogged about this palette a few months ago and I’m still in love with it! The palette itself is now sold out but, I still thought I would share the look I did with it.

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Products Used:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm in Sensitive
Foundation: Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in 0.5
Concealer: Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in Very Fair & Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral (mixed)
Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Blush: Becca x Jaclyn Hill – Amaretto
Bronzer: Tarte Park Avenue Princess
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop layered with theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer on top
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette – Priss Pot, Mama Bird and Raga Muffin (transition/crease). Alabama (crease, outer-v and under eye). Rammer Jammer (inner part of lid), Bitty (centre of lid) and Lou (under eye). MAC Eye Shadow – Cranberry and Sketch (outer-v) and Mylar (brow bone). Smashbox Rated-X Mascara (lashes).
Brows: NYX Eye Brow Gel in Blonde and L’Oreal Brow Sylist Plumper (clear)
Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Heathers

I’m absolutely in love with how this look turned out. I really love warm and vampy looks all year round but I’m particularly drawn to them during the fall season. The Violet Voss x Laura Lee palette is particularly amazing for warm looks. I just want to slap all of the warm shades all over my face. It’s so beautiful.

If you wanted to tone down the vampy-ness of this look you could totally use a nude or dusty rose lipstick instead. I debated wearing Kat Von D’s Lolita with this but, decided to go darker. I always choose a liquid lipstick when I’m going out because of the longevity of that type of formula. When I’m out I don’t want to be worrying about it my lipstick has disappeared!

What are you wearing on your face today? Is it warm and vampy too? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Glamorous in Gold!

Glamorous-in-Gold.jpgHi guys! Gold is usually out of my comfort zone because I tend to prefer either browny-warm shades, or cooler toned shades. I don’t generally wear a lot of gold because of the yellow undertones and how they look with my fair skin. However there are a few gold items in my collection, and since Gold is the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Theme for June, I thought I would do a gold themed look with a video tutorial!

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Violet Voss x Laura Lee Eye Shadow Palette

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Hi guys! Oh my goodness you need this palette! I’m just going to cut straight to the chase, it’s amazing. Okay, now that I have that out of the way… I started seeing YouTuber Laura Lee’s collaboration with Violet Voss pop up all over the Snapchat of basically every beauty YouTuber that I follow. I had heard of her, but I hadn’t really watched any of her videos. I couldn’t believe how amazing this palette looked! The swatches looked super pigmented, and buttery smooth so I was instantly intrigued. I started watching her channel and was hooked! After watching her video where she talks about the palette in more detail, I knew I had to mark the pre-sale date on my calendar because I knew these babies would fly off the shelf. Boy, am I glad I did because I am in love!

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The palette itself is mostly warm toned, but she did add a few cool toned shades as well to balance it out. There is a nice mix of mattes, shimmers and metallic shades so you have everything you need for a complete look. The palette is nice and compact so between that and the ability to do several different complete eye shadow looks with it, it would be great for travel. If you haven’t already seen it, you need to see her video on this where she talks about each shadow and why she picked each name. You can find that video here! A lot of the names are inspired by Alabama which is where she is from. I’m not sure if this was just for the pre-sale but the palette also came with a photo signed by Laura Lee herself which was a nice touch! Continue reading