Japonesque Velvet Touch Color Eye Shadow Palette

The Japonesque eye shadow palette is an all matte palette that will take you from day to night and allow for multiple looks. There are 8 natural shades from light to dark that will last all day and blend like a dream. Why? I repeat why are we not talking more about this perfect palette???  If you have been following me for a while you know I am not into palettes that much. I know, I know what kind of beauty lover am I? I get it, but seriously I love eye shadow but I never seem to get creative with it. I genuinely love a neutral look. I will wear it on the lighter side with a bolder lip or smoke it out with a nude lip but the color is ALWAYS neutral. I think that is why I love my custom MAC eye shadow palette (stay tuned for a detailed blog post about it) because every color is a color I picked out. Which means no color goes untouched. So when I find a palette where I will use every color that is when I make a palette purchase and this would have been no exception!

Review:

I didn’t expect anything less than amazing from this eye shadow palette. I have been using Japonesque’s blush in Shade 2 for years now and its one of my favorite blushes. I used this palette for a week and tried multiple colors. They blend like a dream and are buttery, pigmented and easy to use. The packaging is sleek and all black (right up my alley) and the pan sizes are very large as you can see in the picture. There is not a mirror and I know this is something alot of people prefer but its not a deal breaker for me.

Price and Availability:

Like all Japonesque products its priced very well. $38.00 (USD)  for 8 eye shadows and is sold at Ulta Beauty. Shop here

Shades and Swatches:

  • 01: French Vanilla
  • 02: Burnt Orange
  • 03: Dusty-Mauve (mid tone neutral)
  • 04: Smokey Plum (dark tone)
  • 05: Soft Warm Brown
  • 06: Soft Khaki Taupe
  • 07: Warm Chestnut (warm neutral)
  • 08: Deep Neutral Brown

Colors Top – Bottom:

02 Burnt Orange, 06, Soft Khaki Taupe, 01 French Vanilla, 05 Soft Warm Brown

Japonesque Eye Shadow Palette

Colors Top – Bottom:

04 Smokey Plum, 03 Dusty – Mauve, 07 Warm Chestnut, 08 Deep Neutral Brown

Japonesque Eye Shadow Palette

Gorgeous colors right??!! These colors are wearable all year round!  Shop here

Do you have this palette or do you plan to buy it? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

**This palette was generously sent to me by Japonesque. As always my opinions are honest and 100% my own. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. 

Pop The Champange: JAPONESQUE HOLIDAY COLLECTION

Pop The Champagne because the Japonesque holiday collection is worth celebrating! Both sets are limited edition with luxurious matte gold packing and priced to perfection! Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for someone or for yourself they are guaranteed to keep you glowing and looking flawless throughout the Holiday season! Both sets are available now at Ulta Beauty.

Highlighting Trio Set:

Includes three highlighters with silky micro-fine pearl powder in matte gold packaging. Shades – Champagne Gold, Rose Gold and Bronze Gold.

Shop Here: Price: $34.00 ($66.00 Value)

Japonesque Holiday Collection
Japonesque Highlighting Trio in shades: Champagne Gold – Rose Gold – Bronze Gold
Japonesque Holiday Collection
Highlighter Champagne Gold
Japonesque Holiday Collection
Highlighter Rose Gold
Japonesque Holiday Collection
Highlighter Bronze Gold
Japonesque Highlighting Trio
Japonesque Highlighting Trio

Velvet Touch Finishing Powder & Exclusive Brush:

Includes their top selling finishing powder in gold matte packaging with matching silky soft powder brush. “The micro-fine powder is a universal shade that will blur the look of imperfections while leaving a velvety soft matte finish to every complexion”

Shop Here: Price: $34.00

Japonesque Holiday Collection
Velvet Touch Finishing Powder & Exclusive Brush

 

Japonesque Holiday Collection
Velvet Touch Finishing Powder & Exclusive Brush

Will you be picking up anything from this collection? I would love to hear below or just tell me what you think of this Holiday release?

*This was sent to me by Japonesque, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own

MAC: NEW Studio QuikTrik Stick

“Transformation is only a swipe away with the new M∙A∙C Studio QuikTrik Stick. Offering endless options for highlighting, contouring, bronzing or just adding the perfect pop of colour, these double-ended multi-use chubby sticks debut in smart shades to enhance your look anywhere, any way you choose – and so portable too! Who doesn’t love a little face time? Any way you swipe is just right!”
AVAILABILITY
Online: October 13th
In-store: October 20th – December 15th 2016
PRICE:
$32.00 US/$37.00 CAD
PRODUCT COLORS AVAILABLE: 
SOFTLY DOES IT / TIGHT AND TAWNY: very light pink shimmer / light taupe
BARE END / EARTHNUT: light golden champagne shimmer / muted medium beige
A LATTE SHEEN / SEMI-SWEET: light copper with gold and silver shimmer / muted golden bronze
GINGER SPIKED / COUNTERPOINT: soft pink with fine-spun gold shimmer / mid-tone bluish pink
MISS CUPCAKE / TOMATO: soft pinky peach with fine-spun golden shimmer / vivid bright coral

ALL AFLUSH / HERE YOU GO: rose with copper sparkle / deep reddish burgundy

 

Eye Shadow that jiggles? Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

“A new trick in your beauty arsenal, Butter London’s Glazen Eye Gloss is a breakthrough eye shadow that delivers a wet look shine, without being wet. This playful, pudding-like texture applies like a gel, but dries like a powder and lasts all day”

Product Information

  • Price: $24.00 and Available at Ulta
  • 4 Shades Available: Bronzed (rich sparkling deep bronze) pictured / Frosted (warm sparkling rose gold) /Oil Slick (sparkling chameleon) / Spark (warm sparkling champagne) pictured 

Review:

I am not going to lie these were very strange to me when I first opened them. I thought “an eye shadow that jiggles? Whatttt?” But the moment I swatched them I gasped! I absolutely love metallic shades for the eyes. I prefer just one swipe of a pretty shimmer that is going to give me a glamorous look without the hassle of spending a ton of time on my eyes.

When you dip your finger in (I just felt more comfortable using my fingers) its a strange consistency but its fun! I just started to pat on my eye and watched this Glazen Eye Gloss work its magic. It applies like a gel and dries like a powder so it takes a bit to get use to. I have tried this without a eye shadow primer since it states its crease resistant but like all eye shadows it creased on me and works best in my opinion with an eye shadow primer. They were a bit hard to blend with my finger but again it takes a bit to get use to working with this texture.

Would I recommend these? Absolutely! If you are into shimmer and or metallic eye looks you need at lease one.

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss
Colors Top to Bottom: Spark and Bronze

 

 

*These were generously sent to me by Butter London. Opinions are honest and my own. 

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick: Swatches and Product Info

Top selling European cosmetics brand Catrice is now available in the United States and sold exclusively at Ulta Beauty. The most fabulous part? Every product is $10 or less!! Catrice offers everything to meet your beauty needs on a budget from nails, face products, eyes and lips! One product I want to share with you today is the Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick.

The Ultimate Colour Lipstick:

  • 12 shades available
  • Highly pigmented
  • Very creamy
  • Long Lasting
  • Paraben Free
  • $6.99 (USD)

Swatches of 5 shades from the Collection:

Reds:

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick

Top to Bottom: 310 Red My Lips – 430 Hot n’ Spicy – 450 Legend Berry

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick

Nudes:

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Top to Bottom: 240 Hey Nude – 380 Nude- Tastic

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Spot any you are loving? Leave in the comments below

 

** These were generously sent to me by Catrice Cosmetics. As always reviews are my own and 100% honest. 

SNEAK PEEK: MAC X Selena Quintanilla Collection

“The vivacity of Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla, lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin culture and beauty. Inspired by the devotion of all those still touched by the iconic Latin legend, M∙A∙C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated with Selena’s sister. Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us – let’s keep that rhythm alive!”

Availability:

  • MACSelect Obsessed & Devoted Members exclusive pre-shop September 28th
  • Online October 1st 2016
  • In – Store October 6th – November 17th 2016

Product Details and Swatches:

Lipstick: $18.00 USD / $22.00 CAN

Mac Selena Collection

Swatches Top to Bottom:

  • Como La Flor – muted cherry red (amplified)
  • Amor Prohibido – pinky mid-tone brown (glaze)
  • Dreaming of You – deep wine (matte)

Mac Selena Collection

Eye Shadow: $18.00 USD / $20.50 CAN

Mac Selena Collection

Swatches Top to Bottom:

  • Is It The Beat – deep black (matte)
  • No Me Queda Mas – warm dusty brown (matte)
  • Selena – intense pearly violet (veluxe pearl)
  • Missing My Baby – light pinky nude beige (matte)
  • Fotos Y Recuerdos – bright warm pink (satin)

Mac Selena Collection

Blush $29.00 USD / $34.00 CAN – Brush $35.00 USD / $45.00 CAN

Mac Selena Collection

Swatches Top to Bottom of Techno Cumbia

  • Blunt – muted golden brown (matte)
  • Ven Conmigo –  beige pink (matte)

Mac Selena Collection

 

Opulash Mascara: $18.00 USD / $22.00 CAN

Color: Optimum Black – Intense Black

Mac Selena Collection

 

Liquid Eye Liner: $21.00 USD / $24.00 CAN

Color: Boot Black – Intense Black

Mac Selena Collection

 

 

 *These were sent to BPAMC for reviewing purposes by MAC Cosmetics. As always opinions are 100% honest and my own. 

FALL INSPIRED SWATCHES: Milani Metallic Lip Cremes

Fall is officially here  and Metallic lips are trending this season. What better way to try this trend with an affordable option. The Milani Metallic Lip Cremes are $8.99, have a variety of shades to choose from and are pigmented and long lasting.

According to the Milani Cosmetics website the lip creams “Paint your pout with gilded glamour. Bold and richly pigmented, these metallic liquid lip colors shine with a soft luster and dry to a smooth matte finish—without drying out your lips. Waterproof and kiss-approved, each Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crème delivers up to 16 hours of wear”

Fabulous right? You will definitely want to pick some of these up. Here are my picks from the Milani Metallic Lip Cremes Collection to get you fall ready.

Colors from Top to Bottom:

Milani Metallic Lipsticks

 

Which colors will you be picking up? Shop the collection here

REVIEW: MAC Liptensity Lipstick

“Liptensity Lipstick pushes the boundaries of colour. With the expertise of tetrachromat Maureen Seaberg — who has thegenetic ability to see up to 100 million hues imperceptible to the
average naked eye — M·A·C has created an unprecedented spectrum of 24 shades with extreme, undeniable colour intensity, using our groundbreaking High-Frequency Tetrachromatic Pigments technology”

When I swatched the Liptensity Lipsticks (see my swatches here) I could see the pigment was intense but after experiencing them for a week I am beyond impressed. They will be available online 9/20 and in-stores 9/21 through 11/17. You do not want to miss out on these limited edition lipsticks.

Review:

  • They last all day with minimal touch ups
  • Non drying with a satin finish and very comfortable to wear.
  • Gel formula allows for smooth application
  • The packaging makes it so simple to grab the color of your choice as the packaging matches the color!
  • Don’t be intimidated by the shape of the lipstick they go on easy and you do not need a lip liner
  • No smell or funny tastes which is a huge determining factor for me when choosing lipsticks

Colors I am loving:

  • Smoked Almond
  • Doe
  • Driftwood
  • Habanaro
  • Lobster
  • Burnt Violet

What colors are you thinking of adding to your collection?

MAC Liptensity

 

 *These were sent to BPAMC for reviewing purposes by MAC Cosmetics. As always opinions are 100% honest and my own. 

MAC LIPTENSITY: Swatches and Product Info

MAC Liptensity  are now in the permanent collection and I could not be happier! With 24 shades available in a satin finish there is a color for everyone! So what makes this lipstick special?

“Liptensity Lipstick pushes the boundaries of colour. With the expertise of tetrachromat Maureen Seaberg — who has thegenetic ability to see up to 100 million hues imperceptible to the
average naked eye — M·A·C has created an unprecedented spectrum of 24 shades with extreme, undeniable colour intensity, using our groundbreaking High-Frequency Tetrachromatic Pigments technology”

MAC Liptensity

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM:

**Click names of Liptensity to Shop – Read my review here

MAC Lipstick Swatches

MAC Lipstensity

MAC Driftwood

MAC Lipstick Swatches

MAC Lipstick Swatches

MAC Liptensity Toast And Butter
These lipsticks are incredibly unique. They are by far the creamiest lipstick I have ever tried. The packaging is so fun as the outside matches the inside which makes life easier lol  Which liptensity shades do you have your eyes on? Let me know in the comments below!
MAC Liptensity
 Want More MAC Lipstick Swatches? Check out my posts below:

  1. Must have MAC Nudes Part 1
  2. Must have MAC Nudes Part 2
  3. Must have MAC Red Lipsticks
  4. Summer Approved Bright Reds
  5. MAC VAMP Lipsticks 

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent to  BPAMC  for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Opinions and thoughts are my own. As always Thank You for your consistent love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlights

The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlights are a wand shape with a built in sharpener for even more precise application. It comes in three different colors: Topaz, Pearl and Champagne Pop. If you are into highlighting or enjoy shimmer you will want to add these to your collection.

So what does it do? What is it for?

The Sephora website explains: BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector® Slimlight is perfect for precise highlighting. Each shade catches the light and highlights the features you love. Try applying the luxurious cream in the inner corners of the eyes to awaken the eye, down the bridge of the nose to straighten and define, the hollow of the chin, and on the Cupid’s bow to create the illusion of a plumper lip. Then wear it on top of each eyebrow to instantly lift the entire eye area and anywhere you want a swipe of light. It creates a touch of radiance and definition with a subtle and mattified, radiant finish. Formulated for all skintones and types, this easy-to-use, targeted highlighter comes in a twist up crayon applicator that is perfect for tiny areas you can’t easily reach with a big brush”

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlights
Lid: Topaz – Brow Bone: Champagne Pop

The first thing I did was took the colors Topaz and Champagne Pop and used them as eye shadow. Let me just say…I loved the way they applied. The look I created was with Topaz on the lid and Champagne Pop on my brow bone. To make sure they had staying power I used an eyeshadow primer. They did not crease and the color lasted all night. Each Shimmering Skin Perfector offers high pigment that is creamy and blendable. Just like all Becca products the Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight is versatile. So even though these are targeted highlight wands you can use as an eyeshadow or even put a dab on your lips to add a pop of shimmer.

 

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlights
Pearl
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlights
Champagne Pop
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlights
Topaz

 

 

 

 

 

With the wand shape it does make targeted highlighting extremely easy whether its the brow bone, down the bridge of your nose or the inner corner of the eye. With each slimlight having a built in sharpener a Pro Tip Becca mentioned on their Instagram was to use the color Pearl on your waterline for a widen and brighter eye! Another perk of this product is the size. It makes them travel friendly since they are compact. They retail for $28.00 USD and can be purchased on Sephora.com or in-store.

Below are swatches of each color on my arm and you can also see swatches on different skin tones here. If you are interested in seeing live swatches you can find me on Snapchat: BEAUTYPAMC

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlights
Colors Top to Bottom: Topaz, Pearl, Champagne Pop

Have you tried these? How do you use them? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

 

*Please note these products were generously gifted to me by Becca Cosmetics. My opinions are my own and honest.