I was planning on just numbering the shades in the palette but I found the pictures below on BH Cosmetics Instagram and apparently the shadows have names although they aren’t on the packaging.
I have Elizabeth Motts Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer all over my lid. I then put Bone all over over my lid up into my crease. Then I used a mixture of Burnt Sienna and Chocolate Brown in the crease and really defused it with a fluffy crease brush. Then I used Shell Beige on the outer and inner portions of my lid leaving the middle section of my eyelid clean. Then I popped Yellow Gold on the middle of my eyelid. I chose Pale Ivory and Lilac Pink mixed as an inner corner highlight. In the second pictures below I used a mixture of Slate Gray and Shimmering Charcoal on my lower lash line and Avon SuperShock Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Aqua Pop on my lower lash line.
On the rest of my face::
Primer: Dr. Brant Pores No More Primer
Foundation: Boots No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation SPF 15 in Cool Vanilla
UnderEye Concealer: Benefit Erase Paste Brightening Concealer in Fair
Under Eye Setting Powder: e.l.f. High Definition Powder in Sheer
Concealer for Extra Coverage: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light
Powder: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in Fair-Light Neutral
Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny
Blush: The Matte Darker Pink/Mauve Shade in the P & P & Zombies Palette
Highlighter: The Highlighter in the P & P & Zombies Palette
Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in Light/Medium
Masacara: theBalm Tall Dark and Handsome in Black
I have the shades Jane and Mary on my lips. I’m working on a separate post with the Lip Glosses swatched!
On ma face today….
Primer: Maybelline Babyskin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Concealers: Maybelline Fit Me and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment in Brightner
BB Cream: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily Anti Acne
Powder: e.l.f. Perfect Finish HD powder and Rimmel Stay Matte
Bronzer: tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
Highlighter: Becca x Jaclyn Hill shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop (this is limited edition so make a run to your nearest Sephora or check it out online!)
Blush: theBalm Downboy and Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Mirage ( I can’t find this online so I guess it was discontinued or limited edition. I got it last year in a holiday set.)
Eyelid Primer: Benefit Stay don’t Stray
Eyes: Crease is a mixture of Unexpected and Creme Brulee from Makeup Geek and the lid is Prom Night. Lower lash line is a mixture of Unexpected and Prom Night. Shimma Shimma was used on the brow bone and as an inner corner highlight.
Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Brow Gel
Lashes: Avon Mega Effects Mascara and Sei Bella Defining Mascara (both in Black)
Lips: Chantecaille Luminous Gloss in Passionfruit
**I am not affiliated with any of these companies or products; they just make stuff I really like!**
I like seeing these kinds of post on Social Media so I can get an idea of what other people use and what I need in my life 🙂 (just kidding I NEED nothing new; However I WANTS….)
Here is what is on my face with links and best off all its all drugstore or price friendly online retailers!
Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer– $22 (ok I had no idea Pixi was so expensive! I know its at Target and this Sample Size I got in a Subscription box)
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation– $7.99 (can usually find cheaper at Walmart and Target also take advantage of coupons and Ulta’s Buy one get one 50%)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light– $6.99 (can usually find cheaper at Walmart and Target also take advantage of coupons and Ulta’s Buy one get one 50%)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle in Brightner-$8.99 (can usually find cheaper at Walmart and Target also take advantage of coupons and Ulta’s Buy one get one 50%)
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Natural-$4.99 (can usually find cheaper at Walmart and Target also take advantage of coupons and Ulta’s Buy one get one 50%)
e.l.f. Studio Perfect Finish HD Powder-$6.00
e.l.f. Studio Contour Palette (all four shades)-$6.00
Ulta Cheek Color in Girlie-$7.00
Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadow in Girly-$5.00
Makeup Geek Shadows in Crème MakeupGeek Brulee, Unexpected and Prom Night– $5.99 Each (I bought mine in the Makeup Geek 9-Eyeshadow Starter Kit for $49.00)
Avon Mega Effects Mascara in Black– $10.00 (Watch for sales right now it is $7.99!)
L’oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Medium to Dark-$9.99 (can usually find cheaper at Walmart and Target also take advantage of coupons and Ulta’s Buy one get one 50%)
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Bichette-$5.00
When I first saw this mask I was hoping that it would be dupe for the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Mask (which I’ve done a review on) and about $60.00 cheaper. While it is a good mask it doesn’t in my opinion hold a candle to the GlamGlow Mask. It works in a similar manner; it goes on black and as it dries turns grey as it ‘draws out impurities’. I like using this as an everyday mask and reserve the GlamGlow for special occasions as it really does transform your skin.
I also compared the ingredient list of the two masks and they do have some similar ingredients but not enough to say that the Avon is a dupe for GlamGlow.
Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask– $6.99
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Mask– $69.00
If you have been a reader of this blog for any length of time you know that I have oily acne prone skin. So I’m always looking for a way to prolong my makeup wear and keep it from melting off my face and becoming an oily, gross mess. With some foundations I can tell a difference when I use a setting spray and with others it makes no difference at all, my foundation will crease and/or just disappear. No setting spray has been able to stop my oil production so I do still have to use a blotting sheet and/or powder touch up, but I can go longer and/or not use as much powder if I don’t use a spray.
Several years ago while perusing the aisle of Sephora (dangerous territory…) I came across the Urban Decay Setting Sprays. UD has three types of sprays, De-Slick (oily skin), All Nighter (described as a long lasting spray… so normal skin?) and Chill (cooling and hydrating). I have bought and used De-Slick and All Nighter, I think that they both performed the same way on my skin. De-slick may have been a tad more mattifying but not that much to make a difference in my mind. Over all I think this product has helped in my fight against oily skin and I think that it does its job as it claims. A full size bottle is 4oz and the price is $30.00 which breaks down to $7.50 per ounce. So this isn’t exactly budget friendly but I don’t use it every day. I’d say out of the days I wear makeup (which is usually 5-7) I will use a setting spray 2 times a week.
e.l.f. has a Studio Makeup Mist which it advertises as “hairspray for your face”. Which in the world of setting sprays sounds about right! Out of the three, this is the least effective for me. e.l.f. has a lot a great products that I love and swear by and others aren’t so great. On the website this product has a 4.1 rating out of 5 so somewhere there are people that love this, I am not one of them. When first applied it does what the UD and Avon sprays do. But I find that out of the three this one is the least long lasting and I have to do more touchups. Also the spray nozzle is strange and sometimes it gets stuck or it sprays out in more of stream then a spray. For someone which combo or dry skin, this could be an option for you. However my skin is very very oily and this was a no go. But for $3.00 for 2.2 oz I would say give is a try, you never know it could work for you!
Avon Makeup Setting Spray is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It does the same thing for my makeup as the UD spray at a fraction of the cost! I almost didn’t buy this when I say it in a catalog as I just assumed that it wouldn’t work as well as the UD. I talked myself into buying it for review purposes and I’m so glad I did. I will not be buying another UD setting spray again as long as Avon makes this. I really can’t believe that it does everything the UD spay does but is soo much cheaper! The size is the same 4oz but the price… are you ready for it…$10.00!! that is $2.50 an ounce compared to $7.50. At this price you could get three times the product for what you pay for one bottle of UD Setting Spray. And Avon is always having sales, so I make sure to stock up and got it for even cheaper.
Urban Decay Setting Spray: $30.00
e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist: $3.00
Avon Makeup Setting Spray: $10.00
Applied Creme Brulee all over eyelid using Sigma E20; Glamorous blended in outer corner with e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush; Cocoa Bear blended in crease with Sigma E35; Mocha used as liner on upper lid using Sigma E15; Glamorous and Mocha mixed and used together on lower lash line with a clean E15; Applied two coats of Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara (review) to upper lashes and one coat to lower lashes. Filled in brows with the e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit in Light. ** All Shadows used can be bought individually or in the Makeup Geek Starter Kit and Z-Palette Bundle **
The rest of my face.. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation in Ivory mixed with Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Classic Ivory 2 applied with a damp Beauty Blender. Dusted face with Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder in Porcelain Ivory with Sigma F30. Used Tarte Hotel Heiress (this seems to be discontinued as I can’t find it! 😦 ) as bronzer and light contour; applied with Sigma F35 and blended out with e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush. Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush as blush and blended with fingers. On the lips is Avon Ultra Color Lip Crayon in Carefree Coral
The Entire Series:::