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Category Archives: Palettes and Collections

Makeup Wars: Pantone Emerald and Green Makeup For St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up and emerald is the Pantone color of the year. How convenient is that? This week, the Makeup Wars bloggers take a look at everything emerald  and green. Outside of Saint Patrick’s Day, green is not a color that I wear much, or at least not any green as bright

Sephora Natural Instincts Swatches and Review

The Sephora Natural Instincts Palette has been getting good reviews on the Sephora website. But I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it offers 14 shades at a nice price ($28). However, there were various issues I had with it that I’ll detail after the initial photos.  The palette itself looks quite attractive

LORAC Mint Edition Swatches and Review

The LORAC Mint Edition Palette offers a retro vintage look and feel. With 8 shadow shades, 4 matte and 4 shimmer, in soft feminine hues, a highlighter, and a blush, it delivers a nice package for spring.  Also included is a rose pink gloss in the shade Retro. This Mint Edition palette is an online

Makeup Wars, Travel Makeup

This week’s Makeup Wars is pretty relevant to me since I am traveling to Texas as I write it. What do I pack for a weekend away? See below! Also, for information on air travel with makeup in your carry on bags, see my previous article: Flying With Makeup in Your Carryon.   Purely Pro

MAC Archie’s Girls Strawberry Malt Swatch

I have been an Archie fan since I was young, and I always loved Betty and Veronica. So, I ordered up a few items from the MAC Archie’s Girls collection. One of the items I purchased was the Veronica themed Strawberry Malt Lipglass. Here is a MAC Strawberry Malt swatch.  It is a nice berry

MAC Archie’s Girls Oh, Oh, Oh Swatch

I have always loved Archie comics, so I just had to order something from the MAC Archie’s Girls collection.  I ordered lipsticks in Ronnie Red and Oh, Oh, Oh and Lipglass in Strawberry Malt, along with nail polish in Past Curfew. Here is a look at Oh, Oh, Oh, which is Betty themed, along with

MAC Archie’s Girls Ronnie Red Swatch

My order from the MAC Archie’s Girls collection arrived. Being a big Betty and Veronica fan since childhood, I couldn’t resist getting something for swatches and a review. The shadow shades did not appeal to me a whole lot and recent MAC limited edition collection palettes were not as pigmented as I would have liked,

Makeup Wars Valentines Day Look

 Valentine’s day is upon us! Do you have your plan ready? My husband and I are headed to Two Brother’s Brewing for their annual beer and food pairings. It is a 7 course gourmet meal, paired with Two Brothers beers, and they always break out some special brews for the event. For Makeup Wars this

Urban Decay Theodora Swatches

The Urban Decay Theodora palette is based on the upcoming Disney Movie The Great and Powerful OZ, which is prequel to the Wizard of Oz movie. Mila Kunis plays Theodora. I ordered both the Theodora and Glinda Palettes and have a review, photos, and swatches of both. You can see the other one here:  Urban Decay Glinda