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Sephora Natural Instincts Swatches and Review

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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 [...]

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LORAC Mint Edition Swatches and Review

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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 [...]

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Makeup Wars, Travel Makeup

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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 [...]

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Makeup Wars Valentines Day Look

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 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 [...]

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Urban Decay Theodora Swatches

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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 [...]

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Urban Decay Glinda Swatches

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My order of the Urban Decay Glinda and Theodora Palettes arrived and I immediately jumped on them to take photos and do swatches. I’ll post each makeup set in a separate post. The makeup sets are based on the upcoming Disney movie, the Great and Powerful Oz, which is a prequel to the Wizard of [...]

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Urban Decay Glinda and Theodora Palettes

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When I ran the Disney Marathon and Half Marathon a few weeks ago, the new Disney Movie the Great and Powerful OZ was being heavily advertised. I had no idea that Urban Decay was also involved with new palettes inspired  by Glinda and Theodora. I just ordered them, so I will have swatches and a [...]

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Bare Minerals Eye Shadow

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Below is a reader/guest review of Bare Minerals Eye Shadow, which happens to also be a personal favorite of my own! This review is of the loose shadow, but Bare Minerals also makes some excellent pressed shadows as well. When I started wearing makeup at 12 years old, I remember choosing whichever brand was the [...]

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MAC Cosmetics Archie’s Girls Sneak Peek Photo Links

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MAC Cosmetics is releasing the Archie’s girls collection this spring. Being a big Betty and Veronica fan when I was younger (oh heck, I’m still a fan!) I’m excited about the collection! I will most certainly be buying a few items to review and swatch when it arrives. If anything I want a few items [...]

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MAC Custom Palette Review

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The following is a reader review of the MAC Custom Palette and her picks for shades. What shades would you put in a MAC Custom Palette? When it comes to finding eyeshadow that will survive humidity, rigorous dancing and a rainstorm, you don’t have to look any further than MAC. I have been turning to [...]

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