e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette (California) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette California

Hello again!

This palette consists of 10 shimmery baked shadows. These shadows have a sheer pigmentation because they have been baked in the oven so it is recommended to use these shadows wet for a more intense color. This review is on the “California” Palette.

The packaging is very sturdy and it comes with a large mirror inside. I like how the baked shadows are placed separately from each other since I have other baked palettes that are not and I find those difficult to use.

These shadows are stiffer than regular non-baked shadows and I found that using these with a brush doesn’t pick up much product and so I use my fingers to apply these. Since all of the shadows are shimmery I like using them on my eyelid and so I pat the shadow on with my finger and blend them out with a fluffy crease brush. These shadows are very blendable.

Swatched in order from left to right.

e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette California

e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette California

I found the rose gold (1st picture, 2nd shade from left) and gold (2nd picture, 3rd shade from left) shade to be very pigmented compared to the others. I would recommend the prism palettes over these but I really enjoy the shades in this palette.

What is your favourite baked palette/shadow?

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e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette (Smoke) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Hello again!

I have done a review on the “Naked” Prism palette which you can view here. I absolutely loved it and so I thought I should do some swatches on the “Smoke” Prism palette as it has more jewel tones which I prefer for the winter months.

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Smoke

Thankfully the formula of this palette is the same as the “Naked” one; it is very buttery and pigmented. Since all of the shades are shimmery, I like to pat them on my eyelid with my finger rather than with a brush because it gives me better pigmentation without the fall-out. I also love using these shades on my lower lash line for a pop of color when wearing a neutral eye. The frosty white shade is perfect for brightening the inner corners of your eyes.

Swatched below in order from left to right.

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Smoke

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Smoke

I definitely recommend these Prism palettes, they are a great drugstore find if you enjoy shimmery shadows.

Have you tried the e.l.f. Prism palettes?

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e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Hello again!

I recently got this palette after reading many positive reviews on it. I always place a matte shadow in my crease no matter what look I’m trying to achieve and so I thought that this would be a great “crease” palette for me.

The formula is slightly powdery, as you will notice in the swatches below, but it isn’t bothersome when I’m applying them. They blend very well and quickly with each other or with a shimmery shade. The lasting power is like most other shadows, obviously a primer will prolong the wear time and I definitely recommend that you use a primer with any eyeshadow.

This palette has both warm and cool toned shades and a basic black; which isn’t very intense. The two shades from the left are very light and don’t show up in swatches since they are close to my skin color.

Shades 3-6 in order from left to right.

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palettee.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Shades 7-10 in order from left to right.

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palettee.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Overall, I really enjoy this palette and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable matte palette.

Have you tried this palette?

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e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette (Naked) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked

Hello again!

This is probably my favourite e.l.f. eyeshadow palette that I have because the formula is amazing! This palette is definitely comparable to much higher-end palettes. They have 2 other shades, this review is on the “Naked” palette.

The formula of these shadows are very buttery and pigmented. I find that applying them with my finger works better than with a brush since it picks up the product better. When I pat them on my eyelid with my finger I do not get any fallout as they stick well to any base. When used with a brush it can get powdery and has some fallout during application. They last very well throughout the day.

All 6 shades are shimmery; there are no mattes, so I use other shadows for my transition and crease shades. As the name of this palette suggests, these are all neutral shades.

The swatches below are in order from left to right as placed in palette.

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked

I would definitely recommend this palette if you are looking for shimmery neutral shades. e.l.f. often has deals and discounts on their website so you can get this palette for as low as $5; definitely worth it.

Have you tried the prism palettes?

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Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Review + Swatches

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics

This brand interested me because their products are vegan and they are paraben, gluten, fragrance, and cruelty-free. The World Burn Congress, Cancer Wards, and the Medical Community recognize Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics.

Starting off with the foundation (Island Goddess Prep, Prime & Powder), I found the formula to be very unique – it is more so liquid than cream and it quickly turns to powder once blended on the skin. I have combination-oily skin and thought this worked great because it set quickly and did not move around. You wouldn’t even need to set this with powder. It sits beautifully on the skin; it has a matte finish. It has medium coverage but can be built to full coverage. It comes in a glass bottle which is not ideal (no pump) but it is fairly easy to pour out.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Island Goddess Prep, Prime, and Powder

This is in the lightest shade; Ocean Surf, which is described as an ivory shade with warm undertones. This was light enough for me but it did have a slight pink (cool) undertone which is not what I usually reach for since I have a neutral undertone. Blended out on top and poured on the bottom.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Island Goddess Prep, Prime & Powder

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Island Goddess Prep, Prime & Powder

This brand also has a cream foundation (Skin Care Cover Foundation) and it comes in a tin packaging. I tried to use this as a concealer but it was too thick and cake-y for under my eyes. I instead used this on blemishes and scars and I really liked the full coverage that it gave. It is a thick cream consistency.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Skin Care Cover Foundation

The shade I got is “Bronzed Bodies” and it is the lightest shade available as well.  Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Skin Care Cover FoundationSweet LeiLani Cosmetics Skin Care Cover Foundation

Next, is a light/translucent powder (Hawaiian Highlight) which is a very finely milled pressed powder. I love using this all over to set my face and it does not look cake-y at all. It does not contain any shimmer or glitter; it mattifies very well.  There is only one shade of this “highlight” named Sky. There is no swatch for this since it is translucent.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Hawaiian Highlight

This eyeshadow duo (Seaside Mineral Dual Jewels) is extremely pigmented and buttery; I love the formula of this.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Seaside Mineral Dual Jewels Eyeshadow

They have many different shades, this duo is named “Jelly Fish”. They both contain shimmer.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Seaside Mineral Dual Jewels Eyeshadow

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Seaside Mineral Dual Jewels Eyeshadow

Lastly, is a lipstick (Hawaiian Petals Lip Plumping Lip Shade) which claims to be plumping however, I did not notice much of that. It is very creamy and moisturizing; does not drag on my lips.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Hawaiian Petals Lip Plumping Lipstick

The shade “Coral Reef” is a peachy, nude shade that is a touch frosty. I love the shade but the frosty aspect is not my favourite.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Hawaiian Petals Lip Plumping LipstickSweet LeiLani Cosmetics Hawaiian Petals Lip Plumping Lipstick

Overall, I like these products and other than the shades/colors I thought the formula of all of them was amazing. The liquid foundation really has a unique formula and I would imagine that those with an oily skin type will love it. The eyeshadow also has a nice buttery formula; I would love to try more shades. The pressed powder is also great for carrying in my purse to touch up since it is extremely light, it does not cake-up.

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Disclaimer: I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow Review + Swatches

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow

Hello again!

Firstly, I want to thank all of you; I recently reached 2000 followers! I appreciate each of your follows, likes, and comments!

Now, onto the review: I got these shadows in a holiday set, they are my only eye shadows from Lancome because they weren’t that great to purchase more of. They come in a variety of different shades and finishes.

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow

Starting from the left, “clock strikes 12” is a dark grey shade that has a matte finish. You will see in the swatches below that the pigmentation from this shade is lacking. It blends well but you can never build it on your eyes to look like it does in the pan. It is good for slightly darkening the outer-V of the eyes but you will need a lot of product to achieve a smokey look.

The middle shade in the picture above is “off the rack” and it is a frosty light pink. It has a metallic finish and is very buttery and has a better formula overall then “clock strikes 12”. It is fairly pigmented with just one swipe and lasts very well on the eyelids throughout the day. I did not have any fallout with this and the grey shade.

The purple shade on the right is “drama” and it is a shimmer finish. It has a slight blue tone to it when the light hits it. This shade is very powdery and chalky. It also lacks pigmentation but it can be built up with a few swipes. This one has some fallout due to it’s powdery formula.

Left to right: “off the rack”, “drama”, and “clock strikes 12”

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow

Overall I would not recommend these Lancome eyeshadows, I didn’t think they were worth the price at all. The light pink shade had a good formula and was pigmented but I’m disappointed in the other two.

Have you tried any Lancome eyeshadows?

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Prestige Total Intensity True Metals Eyeshadow (Copper) Review + Swatches

Prestige Total Intensity True Metals Eyeshadow

Hi everyone,

I’m back with another eye shadow from Prestige cosmetics. I just want to state that these shadows have exceeded all of my expectations; they are definitely in my top favourites. This review is on the shade “Copper”.

Prestige Total Intensity True Metals Eyeshadow

This is described as a metallic shadow that will give you a foiled eye look. The formula of this shadow is extremely buttery, blend-able, and the pigmentation is intense! It does not have any fallout during application or throughout the day, it sticks on to the skin. It does not fade much during the day and looks about the same after 9 hours of wear. The “Total Intensity” line is made to be long-lasting and this shadow definitely lived up to that.

Prestige Total Intensity True Metals Eyeshadow

This shade is a true copper; it is highly metallic. I love these shades for the Autumn/Fall season, paired with a warm brown in the crease, this shade really makes any eye color pop. The swatches below do not do this shadow any justice!

 Prestige Total Intensity True Metals Eyeshadow

Prestige Total Intensity True Metals Eyeshadow

Prestige Total Intensity True Metals Eyeshadow

Prestige Total Intensity True Metals Eyeshadow

I highly recommend the Total Intensity shadows; they are comparable to much higher-end brands. I have no complaints with these shadows whatsoever; they perform exactly as described.

Click here to see my other Prestige eyeshadow review!

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

Nars Eyeshadow (Edie) Review + Swatches

Nars Eyeshadow Edie

Nars Eyeshadow Edie

Hello everyone!

I love using this eyeshadow on my brow bone, inner corners, and all over the lid when I want a subtle highlight. This shade is very close to my skin tone and has a satin finish with a bit of shimmer in it. I don’t like very shimmery or glittery highlights on my brow bone and use this for every eye look. This shade will show up better on tanner skin tones and would look great as a brow bone highlight for almost every skintone. I use this on my inner corners when I’m wearing glitter on my eye lids, and on my eyelids when I’m doing a natural everyday eye.

Nars Eyeshadow Edie

I saw this on eBay for around $16 and thought I would try it out; there are many listings still up for this shadow. The formula is alright; it is not sheer but definitely not very pigmented. It is a bit powdery as well but I think it works well for what I intended to use it for.

I tried my best to capture the subtle shimmer and the satin finish in the swatches below but it is very difficult to see the true effect in pictures.

Nars Eyeshadow Edie

Nars Eyeshadow Edie

Overall, I think this is a great brow bone shade but don’t think it was worth the price.

What Nars eyeshadows do you recommend?

Search “Nars Edie” on eBay to find listings.

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow (Bewitched) Review + Swatches

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow

Hi again!

I’m so excited about this review because this eyeshadow is a duo chrome (bronze/teal) shade that is beyond gorgeous! It looks completely different in the pan than it does on the skin. This is in the shade “Bewitched”.

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow

The formula is very buttery (glides on) and extremely pigmented. You can use this with a brush but I prefer to use my finger because I feel that I get the best results using that method. It does not have any fall out during application or throughout the day. It does not fade much; by the end of the day I notice that it is pretty much the same as when I applied it. This formula is one of my favourites in my collection.

This shade is gorgeous; it is a teal color (the teal doesn’t show up in the swatches below) and when the light is not reflecting on it, it becomes a warm, bronze shade. This looks amazing on the eyes because it makes the centre of your eyes pop (teal) while the outer portion is bronzed. I love to first blend in a warm matte brown shade in my crease and place this on my lid.

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow Bewitched

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow Bewitched

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow Bewitched

I highly recommend this eyeshadow; the formula is amazing and the color is very unique – I would love to get more shades after this! The only thing to keep in mind is to swatch the shades (or look them up on Google) because they are very different than what they look like in the pan.

Have you tried Prestige Cosmetics?

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Click here to purchase or search “Prestige Eyeshadow” on eBay; there are many sellers. Also available on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick in Pearl/Glow Review + Swatches

Hi again!

This eyeliner/eyeshadow stick is perfect for a touch of shimmer in the inner corners, all over the lid, or brow bone. Look below for the swatches; the shades are amazing!

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick1

The liner (pearl) side is a thinner stick that is a metallic silver/white shade. This looks nice on the inner corners; it does not smudge or run (unless you rub it). I tried this on my waterline but it does not work well there; it runs down immediately onto my lashes and because of it’s metallic sheen it doesn’t show up well on the water/tight line.

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

The shadow (glow) side is a very soft pink/champagne shade. I also love using this on my inner corners and find that the quality is better than the liner; it is creamier. I also think this would look nice on the brow bone if you apply a bit and then blend it out slightly. I usually use a matte shade with the tiniest shimmer for the brow bone but sometimes I like a more shimmery brow bone when all of the shadows I used are matte. I tried this on the waterline and just like the liner; it doesn’t perform well there. I also tried this all over the lid and it immediately creased on me. I applied it again but then quickly added shadow on top and I noticed that it didn’t crease after that. It also made the eye shadow pop because it is a light shimmery color and that definitely came through. I wouldn’t rely on it (as a base) for more than a few hours because I have oily lids and always need to prime.

The shadow (glow) is on the left and the liner (pearl) is on the right.

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

I would recommend this if you are searching for a silver/white and/or pink/champagne shade for the inner corners. It is very easy to apply and the lasting time is decent; I’d say it would last a whole work/school day but you would experience fading after a few hours if it is not set with a shadow.

Have you tried these eyeliner/shadow sticks? – they come in a bunch of different colors!

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