I’m such a huge fan of NARS releases. I almost always have to get at least one thing from each of their collections and sometimes I’ll get several things. When they came out with their Nordstrom exclusive palettes, I’ll admit I was tempted. However I decided to hold off. I’m glad I did! The NARS Summer Lights palette was released not too long after, and after playing with it in-store, well.. I couldn’t leave without it.
I’m here today to provide my thoughts and swatches/looks on the brand new Natasha Denona Biba palette. This post is long overdue as I purchased this March 15. However, it has given me time to use every single shade in this palette and I can provide my true, honest thoughts.
Recently, Urban Decay Cosmetics released a brand new palette after retiring the original, revolutionary Naked palette. Naked Reloaded was presented to the world on February 9 via their Instagram page. It was released on February 27 to retailers after being sold on their site for a while. I was gifted this product by Urban Decay and thought I would review it for you and provide comparison swatches to the original Naked and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry palette.
Today I’m here to provide you an extremely late review on the Natasha Denona Gold palette. Yes, I am very late to the party. This palette was released on October 2, 2018 (I went back to check), and I finally purchased this in January 2019. The reason it took me so long to buy it was that I decided to wait for reviews on it and wanted to get all of my holiday shopping / new house buying things out of the way first. I was also secretly hoping to receive gift cards for Christmas so that the price wouldn’t hurt my wallet as much. My family came through and I was finally able to buy it!
Did you think I was done? If you read the first part of this series (you can read HERE), you will know that I did a “round-up” of my eyeshadow palette purchases from Sephora during 2018 and provided my thoughts on each palette, let you know how much use I truly got out of each one, which have been decluttered, etc. One day when I unexpectedly had the morning off from work (thanks horrible, cold, rainy weather), I went through all of my Ulta emails and decided I’d do a second part dedicated to my Ulta eyeshadow palette purchases.
One of the things I told myself I would do in 2019 is shop my stash more and take a backseat to palette buying. As you might be able to tell from this blog and my Instagram page, I haven’t been doing that good of a job so far. However, when I saw Melt Cosmetics release the brand new Blueprint Stack, I immediately drooled over it. I knew this was something I really wanted. The swatches, the presentation of it, and the tutorials/looks I’ve seen on it so far have been beautiful. Personally, blue shadows aren’t shades that I reach for often, so I felt that shopping my stash for similar shades would be the better option for myself.
I might be in the minority when I tell you that when I saw the Lime Crime Venus XL II palette on Trendmood’s Instagram, I was immediately intrigued. The green colors, which I rarely reach for, called to me. So, I ordered! I have used this palette a few times and came up with 4 different looks, 2 of which I will show here. After using it for quite some time, I’m ready to give my thoughts on this palette.
I didn’t think I would review the NYX Swear By It palette, but after buying it and talking about it briefly on my Insta Stories , I had several questions on it and began to see it pop up on lots of YouTubers channels! YouTubers Tati and Allie Glines have recently reviewed/used this palette on their YouTube channel as well as a few others. The only person I had seen talk about this palette was Kathleen Lights, but this was back in July of 2018! Her makeup look definitely inspired this purchase. I cant wait to tell you all about it!
In 2018, Milani surprised many makeup lovers by releasing two incredible eyeshadow palettes: Most Loved Mattes (review here) and Bold Obsessions (review here). Because of their success and popularity, I can only speculate, they went ahead and released two more of these 12 pan palettes! Today I’m here to tell you all about Pure Passion!
I thought this would be a fun post to look back on and reflect on what eyeshadow products I bought last year, whether I still have them, how I feel about them, etc. I decided to do this with only Sephora purchases as I was able to go far back and see what I had picked up. Are you ready to dive in with me?! Hope so!
I am actually quite surprised that I didn’t buy too many palettes the first 7 months of the year… wait a minute. Actually, I’m not surprised. I know that I tend to stay away from Sephora the first few months of the year because I spend my holidays buying tons of makeup. Thankfully, that did not happen this year, but I remember doing that years prior. Either way, I wanted to make this post to show myself just how much I buy and hopefully talk myself out of buying so many unnecessary eyeshadow palettes because I don’t need them all.