This palette is only $36 and VERY useful!
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I finally got my hands on the NUDE'tude palette thanks to theBalm. Now when I first saw it online I obviously thought okay this is going to be a similar palette to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Which in a sense it is but I like the options in this palette BETTER than the Urban Decay one.
Description: "These amazing palettes consist of 12 beautiful shades that make wearing nudes fun! These satiny smooth colors can be applied naturally ‘i.e. let me slip into something more comfortable” or beautifully layered. The wide range of naked neutrals gives you light highlighters as well as brazen bold shades that work to add definition and emphasis. Nude’Tude allows you to dramatically dress up your eyes (if nothing else)!"
When ordering you can pick the Naught or Nice design as well. I love the personality this brand has! The naughty one is pretty funny and you should definitely take a quick glance at it. The Nice one is the one that I have which is like a living room scene in the background. (they contain the same colors)
Below are the swatches without a base used
I adore this palette. The colors range from light to dark, shimmery to matte and are all highly pigmented! I prefer this one over the Urban Decay (and you all know how much I love UD!) The packaging is slim and sleek and has all the colors you'd need for any outfit. I'm so happy with this and recommend it! Plus it's cheaper than the UD Naked Palette!
This palette is only $36 and VERY useful!
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Hold on to your britches because we have DOUBLE RAINBOW !!!! oops... I meant DOUBLE REVIEW !!!!
LA Splash is an affordable California based (hence the LA) company. They are known for their large selection or vibrant colors and fun products.They make a large range of colors both "everyday" and "out of this world". They practically have every color in the rainbow and every shade in between.
LASplash was kind enough to let us pick out some goodies to play with. Prior to this, I had only owned their Base and one Glitter (both of which I love and use often). I decided to pick out something fun, something that would stand out.
As I clicked my way through their huge selection of products, I thought to myself... "Why is the standard eye BLACK liner and BLACK mascara?" So I decided to pick the brightest matching liner and mascara I could find.
HELLO YELLOW !!!!!!
Both the liner and mascara are a gorgeous "metallic" yellow gold. The metallic does not look foily, but rather has a nice semi-metallic sheen. Both are smudge proof and water resistant.
They have an opaque bold color that lasts 6-7 hrs looking like you just applied it.
The formula is a little thicker than I am used to for both, but posed no problems for applying.
It is also easy to remove with basic makeup remover and will not pull on your lids.
What I love is their clear packaging. Not only does it make it easy to find a color in a sea of other liners, but it shows you the actual product, so in stores you can see what your buying. The colors are very accurate from the bottle as to what they look on your eyelids.
"If only eyes could talk! What would yours say about you? We have 109 eyeliners that can help you express yourself without saying a word. All colors are smudge proof and water resistant for glamorous 12 hour wear. Choose from metallic, matte, and glitter. We dare you!"
"Lid Splash Liquid Eyeliners have been specially formulated for extra long durability; they are also moisture resistant and will not leave crease marks on your eyes."
What is in it?
Water, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simethicone, PEG 75 Lanolin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethyl Citrate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, V/P Eicosene Copolymer, Shellac. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499), Carmine 75470, Manganese Violet 77742, Ultramarine Blue 7700, Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289, Polyethylene Terephthalate.
"Who doesn’t want thick, long and healthy lashes you can shed a tear or two in? Lash Splash Mascara will give you all that with an added 31 colors to choose from. Leap out of your shell and leave the ordinary to the “ordinary”. Dare to shine with all of the fun, bright and glitter colors we offer. "
"Lash Splash Liquid Mascara thickens, lengthens, and nourishes to create astonishing lashes. Not to mention, lash splash mascara is created with a formula that is proven to be long-lasting and waterproof."
What is in it?
Water, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simethicone, Hydrolized Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, PEG-75 Lanolin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Quanternium-90 Bentonite, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Steric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Beeswax, Ozokerite, V/P Eicosene Copolymer, Shellac, Nylon-66, Titamium Dioxide. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499), Carmine 75470, Manganese Violet 77742, Ultramarine Blue 7700, Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289, Polyethylene Terephthalate.
"Okay Alyx... It looks great, but how much does it cost?" Don't worry!!! LASplash is super affordable. Both the mascara and eyeliner are available on the LASplash website for only $6.99.
LASplash is in general great brand. It is very budget friendly, has a huge range of colors and products, and great quality.
Anyone who enjoys the fun, and color of Urban Decay, but is sick of the price tag should really check out LASplash. I like LASplash better than my Urban Decay Liquid Liners now.
I definitely recommend this line, especially the liners and diamond dusts to anyone who likes a pop of something unexpected, or who likes to just have fun with their makeup.
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Will you be trying LASplash’s liquid eyeliners or mascaras? Was this review helpful to you? What’s your favorite liquid eyeliner? Do you think you could pull of yellow? What about the monochromatic eyes like I did? Let us know in a comment!
"Johnny Concert expresses individual style as a form of art while creating a cosmetic line that is great for our planet and well-being. Our luxurious Avant-garde cosmetics incorporate organic, natural, mineral, eco-savvy and vegan makeup with an edge. Our 100% cruelty free products utilizes a variety of colors so both men and women can truly express themselves while formulating their own makeup identity."
I'm always on the hunt for new pigments that have bright bold colors and look just as pretty as they do on my eye as it does in the container. So I chose to try out the color "Story of Euphoria". It is described as "euphoric glow of light gold with iridescent shimmer" and I would say that they were pretty accurate. According to the photo on their site, the color was pretty close, but in person I'd say it was just a little more golden color than on their site.
All of their pigments don't have any of that filler or chemicals in their ingredients which is what makes me love them even more! The more 'pure' the better! As soon as I opened mine up I smiled with excitement because I knew this color was going to be gorgeous on the skin and very easy to match with other colors.
You can use these pigments just by applying with a brush onto the lid and blending with other colors or use water to wet a brush and use it as an eyeliner or wet shadow for a more metallic look. When I was playing around with this color I loved the way it almost melted into the skin and looked so smooth and easy to blend out or even blend other colors into.
I am so in love with this color payoff and how finely milled this pigment is that I wish I could try out every single color they have! They have such a great selection and I highly suggest you check them out. You're bound to find a color for you.
Also while you are there, browse around their cute website and find a bunch of other gorgeous products such as lipsticks, lip gloss, eyeliner, cheek tints and more!
Save 10% just by being their Facebook Fan! Also by being a fan you will get updates when they are doing giveaways for FREE products!
$16 a jar
Alima Pure is another great product that Saffron Rouge carries on their website. Before I go into the actual eyeshadows, I invite you to check out the review of the company and other product that came in this adorable package by clicking here!
Below are two photos of Alima Pure loose eyeshadows in "Pink Coral" and "Obsidian". I have done a previous review on Alima Pure before and would love to have you take a look at it to read my thoughts on how I used and and what I thought of them.
These two shadows sent by Saffron Rouge are from a Holiday Makeup Collection that they have on their website for $45.99. This kit comes with a Nourishing Tinted Lip Balm, Luminous Shimmer Blush, deluxe samples of these two shadows and a shadow brush! It's an already packaged gift waiting to be given to someone!
Let's take a closer look at the shadows:
You almost don't even need a swatch photo to see how beautiful and pigmented these two colors are. I love that they give you these two colors in the kit, because they are extreme opposites of each other but also work so well together and just as good when used by themselves.
I found them to be buildable so if you like more intense color you can do just that by adding more or wearing a sheer amount on your lid to give a pretty sparkle without going overboard. Below are a couple swatches in different lighting.h
These photos were also taken without a primer! Even without an eye primer being used, I did a 'blow test' on the shadow to see if it would blow away and it didn't move. So imagine using this with a primer, you will get long wear and bold colors! I love all of Alima's eyeshadows I have tried and they are very consistent with their formula, texture and quality.
You can also visit Saffron Rouge and buy individual containers of any color on their website for $10.95 a jar (2.5 grams)
You can never own enough eyeshadow colors ;)