Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Colourpop's "Sol" palette, review+ swatches!

Hello guys! Sorry again, for the delay 😂. 
I procrastinated too much, and it really was pretty difficult to find someone to take photos for me sometimes. 
Anyway, I'm back with another review!

Two weeks ago, I've written my review on Colourpop's "Mar" palette, and this week, it's all about the "Sol" palette. 

The "Sol" and "Mar" palette were both released at the same time. Sol represents the sun, and Mar represents the sea! 
The colours in both the palettes really are true to their names, as the Sol palette has a lot of orangey shades, while the Mar palette has blue-ish shades! 

Since the "Mar" palette wasn't that great for me, let me tell you what I think about the "Sol" palette. The review I'm doing this time is going to be slightly different than the last. I'm going to skip through the pricing and packaging, as they both are the same. To see what I thought about the pricing and packaging, you can head on to my previous blog post!


From left to right ( Unwind, OOO, Floaties, B+B, Motel, Hotel, Dynamite, Anthem, New Digs)

From left to right. 
First row: New Digs, Anthem, Dynamite, 
Second Row: Hotel, Motel, B+B
Third Row: Floaties, OOO, Unwind


The pigmentation in this palette is slightly better than the "Mar" palette, but still, not that great. 

Favourite shade: The colour "Floaties" is a glittery orange shade, and it is beautiful! But, keep in mind that there is a lot of fall out. So, if you're actually planning to use that shade, do your eyes before your full face, or it can get really messy, especially with such a bright colour.

The shade I dislike: "Unwind".  This shade is not pigmented at all, and I had to dip my brush in a few times to get the outcome that I wanted. I feel that it's important for all palettes to have a good outer corner shade, especially when there's only ONE! 

Close-up looks 

What I'm wearing: "Floaties" on my lids, "OOO" + "Dynamite" for my crease, "Unwide" on the outer corners, and "OOO" again at the bottom of my eyes. 

Overall ratings: 6/10. 

Who should buy this palette? : If you love orangey shades, this palette is definitely for you! Some colours are pretty bright, so I'd understand that not everyone will actually use this palette. If you're a neutral gal, this palette won't be a good fit! There are some colours that I do not dare to use as well, as I'm still not that adventurous with bright colours yet. 

Lastly, I do hope you enjoyed this review. If you haven't checked out my review on the "Mar" palette yet, you can click here. Also, sorry if some photos don't look as good. I had to take some with my phone! If you bought this palette as well, let me know if the pigmentation is as bad for you? 


Friday, July 27, 2018

Colourpop's "Mar" palette review and swatches!

Colourpop have just come out with two palettes which are inspired by the sun, "Sol" and the sea "Mar", a few months ago! 
When I first saw these two palettes, I really couldn't take my eyes off it! I knew I "had' to get it 😂 (Yes, my Colourpop addiction is real you guys.)
They are constantly coming up with new things, and their marketing is obviously so amazing that I'm broke all the time because of it. ARGHHH.

Anyway, let me walk you through my thoughts, is this palette a hit or miss? Hmm...

The Mar palette is inspired by the sea, which you can obviously see by the colours of the palette. 
The palette has 9 beautiful colours, 6 shimmer shades and 3 matte shades. 

On my eyes: Gridlock on the lids, Sorbet for my transition shade, Top Down for my outer corners, HWY for my bottom lash liner (which can't really be seen). 

1. The Price

From top to bottom: El Rey, Boozy, Sorbet, Wild One, My Way, Top Down, HWY, Gridlock

The palette sells for 12USD, which is RM48.53.
I honestly think, for a 9 pan palette, the palette is pretty affordable. 
For those of you who always ask me where I get my Colourpop products from, I usually just get it on the site itself!

Ratings: 8/10

2. Packaging

First row from the left: El Rey, Wild One, Detour
Second row from the left: Boozy, Gridlock, Sorbet.
Third row from the left: HWY, Top Down, My Way

The packaging is super travel-friendly, as it is actually quite small.
And of course, I always enjoy a mirror in my palettes, and that makes it even better for travelling!
 In case if you don't know, not all Colourpop palettes have a mirror in them.
There's nothing that I don't like about the packaging honestly.

Ratings: 10/10

3. Pigmentation

Eyes: Colourpop "Mar" palette
Lips: Colourpop Lux Lip in "Money Moves" topped with UGL in "Neat Freak"
Highlight: GlamX Cosmetics in "Malibu"
Blush: Tarte "paaarty"
Bronzer: Arty Professional

Now, the most important part. The pigmentation.
I'm sorry, but you'll actually be disappointed. 
This palette is actually not as great as the other Coloupop palettes that I've ever bought.
Disappointing, really. 

I first used a brush to apply the shades on my lids, but the colour just doesn't look as intense as I'd like it to be. So, I proceeded with my fingers instead, and let me tell you... AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! IT JUST DIDN'T WORK!

It is extremely frustrating, especially the shade "Boozy".  I had to use my fingers to swatch... and swatch.. and swatch... and it still can't really be worked with! I saw my friend later on, and she said that the colours don't look that pigmented as well. SIGH.

Some colours are OK, but most of the glittery shades feel extremely chunky, and really, not pigmented at all.

Don't be fooled by photos, it can always look good but.. meh.

Ratings: 4/10

Lastly, I know, the palette looks absolutely gorgeous, and there are plenty of people raving about it. But for some reason, the palette is really just a miss for me personally. I honestly think, that if you'd want to get similar shades, go for the other palettes, or their super shock shadows! You won't regret it. But as for this... MEH.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed my honest review on this palette. I should be doing Colourpop's "Mar" palette review very soon! Stay tuned!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette Review. Worth it or not?

Eyes, highlight and blush: Urban Decay Backtalk palette. 

Lips: Colourpop Lux Lip in Layover topped with Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Moon Child.

Urban Decay did it again! Coming up with new palettes that I really cannot resist! 
The Backtalk palette really caught my eye, as the mauvy, berry-toned shades were absolutely beautiful. Honestly, I was also really attracted to the palette because I've never used any of their face makeup products before and was pretty excited to try it. Plus, I love a good palette that provides everything so I don't have to pack as much when I travel.

I was lucky enough to get this palette for my early birthday present from my man, and even better, he got it for me during the Sephora 20% member sale! What a steal! Also, the Sephora sale really has got me going a little insane, and I will be posting another review on two other palettes that I bought as well (Oops).

The palette is RM245 originally, with 8 eyeshadow shades and four face shades, but the question is, is it good and is it worth it? Is it for you?

Lets first start with: The packaging.

The palette comes with a magnetic duo mirror in the middle where you can take off. The palette also has two sides, one with all the shadows, and the with two blushes and two highlighters.

What I like: Mirrors on both sides of the palette

What I dislike: Doesn't close properly as there are no magnets on the closings and openings. ( If ya get what I mean)

Ratings: 7/10

Next: Eyeshadow shades.

Sorry about the imperfections of the palette. I don't know how I dug my nail into the palette both on my blush and eyeshadow 😅.

There are 8 eyeshadow shades altogether. 5 shimmer shades and 3 matte shades.

What I like: This palette has a really nice mauvy transition shade (backtalk), and I’m extremely happy that they have 5 shimmer shades! I LIVE for shimmer shades!

What I dislike: This palette did not have a good outer corner shade (180). 180 is definitely not good enough to intensify the whole look, as I'd have to dip my brush in it a few times to get the intensity I need.

Ratings: 7/10

The texture of eyeshadow: Pretty good and it glides on easily! Shimmer shades are best applied with fingers.

Ratings: 9/10

Next: Face palette shades

There are two blushes and two highlighters in this palette, and I’ve been using only 3 shades in this palette ( Cheap shot, Doubletake and Party foul). The shade "Low Key", is a little too dark to be a highlighter and too shimmery for me to be a blush. But I think it might look pretty good as an eyeshadow. 

The shade "Party Foul" is a beautiful rose gold highlighter, and the shade "Low Key" is a peachy highlighter. 

What I like: "Party Foul" works perfectly on my skin.

What I dislike: Quite a bit of fallout, you have to be careful and tap the excess product off before 

Note: The highlight glitters are pretty huge, so it doesn't really give you much of a sheen. So, if you like glittered highlights then this is for you!

Ratings: 6/10

Both blushes are really great and work beautifully on my skin! No complaints 😁😁.

Ratings: 10/10 

Overall, this palette is really value for money as it has your eyeshadows, blushes and highlighter! I wouldn't say that this is a must-have palette. I mean, it is beautiful, but it doesn't really live up to the hype. And as said before, only if you love mauvy berry-toned shades, this is for you. Or else, there are many other beautiful palettes out there (Consider Colourpop, yes too huge of a fan).

Hope you enjoyed this review as much as i loved writing it. 
More to come next week! 


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