Ace BeautΔ“ Grandiose Palette

I have been so MIA lately. I have had no motivation. The Holidays are draining and I don’t particularly enjoy them.

But. I do have a review for you! Of a palette that arrived in last months Boxy Charm.

The Ace BeautΔ“ Grandiose Palette $24.99

I was really excited when I received this palette. It is a brand I have wanted to try and I mean, look at it….

It’s beautiful! So warm and pretty! A nice mix of mattes and metallics. All in shades I want all over my skin.

Row One

  • Jasmine- metallic light gold (white gold?)
  • Clove- the perfect matte peach
  • Myrtle- metallic copper
  • Cinnamon- warm matte brown

Row Two

  • Patchouli- a matte yellow-cream
  • Rose- a metallic pinky red
  • Poppy-a matte purple-pink. I know there is a name for this kind of shade, but it has currently escaped me.
  • Prime-rose – metallic gold

There are 4 mattes and 4 metallic/shimmer shades. All are very pigmented and buttery.

The Look

  • I set my primer with Patchouli. I also used this shade to buff rough edges out.
  • I then used Clove as my transition. And pretty far under my lower lash line. I just put it everywhere.
  • I defined my crease with Cinnamon.
  • I used Poppy to define my outer V and places it close to my lower las line.
  • I then places Rose all over my lid.
  • I placed Primerose on the center for a bit more pop.
  • For my inner corner and brow bone highlight I used Jasmine.

Over all thoughts

I really love the formula, but the packaging isn’t the best, one of my pans just fell out.

But that is an easy fix.

If I could buy this in a store I probably wouldn’t mind the price tag. But to be honest, I don’t trust online shopping and knowing one of my pans fell out of a lightly used palette- it makes me worry.

I would love to try more from the brand, but I can get the same look with ColourPop shades- and their small palettes are like $12 and just as nice.

Have you tried Ace BeatuΔ“? What pallets should I get from them if I try another?

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Ipsy October 2018

Let’s knock out another post while we can!

See my Vegan Cuts Makeup Box post for what I mean.

Ipsy is $10 a month and you get 5-6 deluxe sample sometimes full sized beauty items. I really want to get on the Ipsy Plus wait list!

This months bag itself is red leather type material with a masquerade mask made of flowers embossed on it. I actually really like it.

SL Miss Glam L50 Brush

This brush is so pretty that I almost don’t want to use it!

The hairs are really soft, will be fantastic for blending.

Catherine Malandrino L’Energie De New York

This fragrance smells nice. It reminds me of Clinique happy, which reminds me of my mom.

Tarte Shape Tape “Light Sand”

This mini is so cute. It is darker than the shade I usually buy, but I think it may work well for covering blemishes. I usually use Shape Tape just under my eyes.

Nomad Cosmetics “Stockholm”

I really enjoy the Nomad shadow formula. I was actually very tempted to purchase their palette that just came out.

Stockholm is a really pretty cranberry shade and I can’t want to put it on my eyes.

Space Case Cosmic Gangster Blush

This packaging is so cute. I love UFO/Aliens. I had never heard of this brand previously, so I am super interested in finding out more about them.

The shade is very light. But I have pale skin, this would be great for spring. A light pretty pink.

I am very happy with my Ipsy bag this month! What was in your Ipsy bag?

Thank you for reading πŸŽƒ

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Dose Of Colors x Desi x Katy | Friendcation

I wasn’t going to fall prey to the appeal of this collection, then I saw it in store and here we are.

I picked up two items from the Friendcation collection. The eyeshadow palette $55 and the highlighter in Fuego $28.

I thought about picking up their new liquid velvet lip formula. But why change a good thing? I LOVE their original liquid lip formula. I ended up getting one of the shades on their regular line “Supernatural” $18.

I don’t watch Desi or Katy, no real reason why. But, I do love Dose of Colors, they are a fantastic cruelty free brand with beautiful products.

I do have to say, the packaging for this line is very pretty. It’s gold an elegant and seems very sturdy. It also isn’t bulky, which is great. I hate bulky packaging.

I really enjoy that the lids do have magnetic closet.

The Eyeshadows

There are ten shadows 5 mattes and 5 metallic finishes.

Row one:

  • Basic- a matte cream
  • Cheens- a dark matte warm brown
  • Necessary- a light matte brown, literally the best transition color ever.
  • Dirty Money- a metallic green with gold.
  • A Moment- a metallic blue with purple.

Row 2

  • Try Me- a stunning metallic copper
  • Just a Kiss- a metallic gold
  • Girl Bye- a matte almost burgundy. I don’t really know how to describe this.
  • Churro- a midtone warm matte brown
  • Game over- deep metallic blue with black

The Look

  • After priming my eyes I went in with Basic all over my eyes.
  • I went into Cheens and used it as my transition shade.
  • Next I deepened the crease up a bit with Just a Kiss
  • On the outer third of my lid and my outer crease I applied Girl Bye.
  • All over the rest of my lid I applied Dirty Money.
  • Obviously there was a lot of blending done. I used mainly Morphe and ELF brushes.
  • I also applied the worst wing I’ve done in ages.

  • I used Churro in my inner corner.
  • Under my eyes I used the same matte shades I used in my crease in the same order in essentially the same way.

The Highlighter “Fuego”

I decided to pick up Fuego because I had heard Jkissa raving about it. She said it doesn’t apply as dark as it looks like it would. I figured from this that it may work on my light skin tone.

At this point I was not too confident.

I do think it applied nicely. It is very smooth and pigmented.

When applied and blended out I do this it looks rather nice and I have been reaching for it frequently!

Over All – The Palette

I think the palette is beautiful. All the mattes are fantastic and i really like Dirty Money and Game Over as far as Metallics go. I do not like the other three metallics much, I just don’t like that chunky glitter texture where the shadows seem almost flaky.

So, would I purchase this again? No. Am I glad I have it? Yes! I will still be able to get a ton of great looks, but for $55 I want to love every shade, not just most of them.

Over All- The Highlight

I love it.

I have nothing but good things to say. It is buttery, pigmented, and easy to apply and blend out. It works great as an inner corner and brow bone highlight also.

I am very glad that I picked this up!

What is your favorite Dose of Colors product?

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Makeup Slayve Autumn Equinox Palette | Indie Spot Light

The more I watch main stream brands come out with more releases, the more redundant everything seems. Which has propelled my journey into Cruelty Free Indie Beauty brands.

I have made posts about indie brands in the past, but I am going to be exploring more!

To start we are going to talk about Makeup Slayve. I purchased their new Autumn Equinox palette and their highlighter pan in Snow Queen.

Autumn Equinox $35

The packaging is very cute and compact. Instead of a mirror there is a a quote that reads,

” Take time to watch the leaves turn.”

I quite like that.

The shade names are on the back of the palette.

This palette contains 6 matte and 3 shimmer shades.

The matters are literally the MOST buttery mattes I have ever felt in my life!

The shimmers, unfortunately are pretty basic- nothing to write home about.

Starting from the wrist back

  • Fuzzy Flannel- a shimmer teal
  • Cherry Blossom- a matte mauvy pink
  • Pumpkin Pie- a matte orange
  • Spiked Cider- a matte mustard yellow
  • Trick 4 Treats- a purple shimmer
  • Jean Jacket- a matte navy blue
  • Witch please- a matte purple
  • Cranberry Sauced- a matte brown mauve
  • Ugg Boots- a shimmery taupe

The matte shades are spectacular, I don’t think I have better matter shadows than these.

The shimmers, as I said, are pretty basic.

There is a ton of powder kick up, but that’s because they are not pressed as hard as most shadows.

The Look

  • After priming my eyes I buffed “Spiked Cider” all over my lid and almost up to my brow bone.
  • I did the same thing with “Pumpkin Pie” but not as high up.
  • I then placed “Cherry Blossom” on the inner and outer third of my lid.
  • I placed “Cranberry Sauced” on top of that
  • Tons of blending
  • I placed “Fuzzy Flannel” in the center on my lid.

I repeated these steps on the lower lash line.

I popped “Ugg Boots” in my inner Corner.

For my High Light I used Snow Queen

It is a really pretty stark white highlight. It is not pressed hard and it really packs a punch!

It is also only $10!

Over all

I am buying more of their shadows, particularly the mattes. I just can’t get over how awesome they are!

I also plan on ordering more of their highlights. I also want to try their blushes.

You can purchase their products Here.

What is your favorite Indie Brand?

Thank you for readingπŸŽƒ

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Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation | All day wear test + Review

Do fall allergies just destroy anyone else? All the stuff in the air here in Missouri just ruins me. I apologize for how TERRIBLE i look in these pictures a head of time.

I purchased the Tarte Shape Tape foundation while it was on sale for $23 at Ulta. Which is the only reason I bought it. I love the concealer, but didn’t really have interest in the foundation- until the stupid sale. Always gets me.

It usually retails for $39 at Ulta.

I wasn’t even going to review the foundation. Then I forgot to put primer on the other day and figured why not? So I have tried it with and with out primer and setting it. You have actually already seen it in most of my recent pictures with primer. ( Look at the most recent selfie on my Instagram @manda_janette)

7:19 AM

I like the doe foot applicators on foundation. It isn’t hygienic, but I’m lazy. I like buffing it in with a brush or with a beauty blinder- either way works. As I said I forgot a primer, I did sent my under eyes though. Nothing else.

It is super easy to apply and I find that porcelain is a great match for me. I am pretty fair.

I also want to mention that I have combination, scared up blemish prone skin. This foundation has pretty decent coverage.

11:44 AM

I apologize for the picture quality, I was in my office.

Not much break down besides under my eyes. It’s normal for break down under my eyes. My nose and chin aren’t looking too shabby. Coverage is still good. Impressed so far.

3:13 PM

I apologize for what you just had to see!

As you can see, everything, including my Liquid Cat Suit liquid lip, is broken down.

My nose, eyes and for head have really deteriorated. The sides of my face aren’t looking too good either.

Please ignore my watery eyes and hives, like I said, ALLERGIES.

Thoughts w/o primer and setting:

It held up for a good four or five hours. I was surprised it held up that long. Never again will I got with out primer and setting though. I just don’t like doing that. Yes foundations break down, but the way this one hardcore broke down around 7-8 hours, just not happy with that.

W/ Primer and Setting:

I didn’t want to like this foundation, but I do. A lot.

I have it on in the above pictures and it looks great, and it stayed that way the entire night out.

It is easy to apply, doesn’t feel heavy, and wears very well ( with primer and being set) for a hydrating foundation.

Will I repurchase? If it is on sale yes. Full price, no. I have too many inexpensive foundations that I enjoy just as much.

πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ out of five pumpkins. Lost a pumpkin for the shade range that they threw at the world and the fact that it is nearly $40..but there are drugstore foundations I like just as much.

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

Thank you for reading πŸŽƒ

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Revolution Emily Edit | The Needs

I spent all day thinking it was Wednesday, sadly it is Tuesday.

But, not sadly, we get to talk about inexpensive cruelty free makeup!

Not only is this face and eye palette only $15 and cruelty free, but It was created with an amazing YouTuber.

I have been watching EmilyNoel83 since i was 13 years old- almost ten years. She is the person who taught me most of what I know about makeup, how to take care of my skin and hair, and really helped me discover my love for makeup.

She is a fantastic role model. A strong woman and she has the most adorable little family. She really is a wholesome, amazing person and I am proud to say that she is someone that I really look up to!

Enough of my rambling, typing that was making me emotional hah!

The inside

As you can see my palette is already getting a ton of love. I wanted to really play with it before I have my opinion.

The Packaging

The palette itself s a light baby pink, I am not one for pink but this is cute.

It is made of a hard sturdy plastic and has a GREAT mirror.

I am very impressed with the packaging for how inexpensive it is.

The Face Products

  • Courage- a darker bronzer, don’t be afraid it is really easy to sheer out and make lighter.
  • Joy- a warm toned blush. I actually found this blush to be patchy, but if you work with light layers it looks pretty
  • Gratitude- a subtle very light gold highlight. This isn’t my usual highlight taste, but it makes sense to be in this palette because Emily loves subtle highlights.
  • Kindness- A light under eye setting powder. I love that this is included in this palette, it makes it even better for travel. The powder works great.

Over all I really enjoy the face products. At first I didn’t like the blush or bronzer. But, using a light hand with a fluffy brush they look beautiful.

The highlight isn’t for me, I like BAM highlights, I have been using Gratitude to highlight my brow bone and inner corner a lot though.

Like my giraffe shirt? I got it at TJ Max!!

The Eye Shadows

  • Honesty- a matte orange peachy shade
  • Passion- a dark purple with glitter
  • Peace-a mid tone warm cream
  • Faith- a warm brown
  • Hope- a chocolate brown
  • Love- essentially the same shade as kindness.

All of the shades are matte, besides passion. I wish love would have been replaced with something like a light pink shimmer. You really don’t need the shade of Love with Kindness in the palette.

I really like the formula of the shadows. They are easy to blend and pretty pigmented for the price. Definitely Emily shades!

Please ignore the mascara dot on my eye, I couldn’t be bothered with cleaning it up.

I do this simple look with this palette most days when I have work. On this day I had family stuff.

  • I start with blending Peace high in my crease and all over my lid
  • I then take Faith more in the crease.
  • I deepen up my outer edge with hope.
  • I place Honesty all over my lid
  • I highlight my inner corner and brown bone with Gratitude.

Super quick and easy look.

Over All

If you don’t mind learning a bit to work with the blush and bronzer I think this palette is a fantastic deal. It is really all you need as far as powder products for travel.

The formula is nice and it is only $15!! I have to say I have just been crazy and Revolution Makeup recently.

πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ out of 5 pumpkins. You have to work with the blush and bronzer and Kindness and Love are too similar.

But, over all I really do enjoy this palette and, as you can see in the pictures, I use it a lot.

You can pick it up Here!

Have you tried this palette yet? What did you think?

Thank you for reading πŸŽƒ

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Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipsticks | Influenster Vox Box

I recently got another Influenster Vox Box, and I think this is the best yet.

I have wanted to try more Jane Iredale products, so I was super excited to be selected for this box.

I am not the biggest fan of traditional lipstick because I am to lazy to reapply through out the day- but I have been reaching for my Wet N Wild and Burt’s Bee’s ones more recently.

Jane Iredale is Vegan and Cruelty Free.

Molly

Natalie

Joanna

Above is Joana on my lips.

Natalie, Joanna, Molly.

The packaging

The packaging of these lipsticks is spectacular. They are in a weighted gold bullet, with a magnetic cap. They feel very luxurious.

The formula

The formula is very creamy and comfortable. I would say the shades are rather sheer, besides Natalie.

I wouldn’t not say they are long lasting, they definitely come off when drinking, fade through out the day, and do transfer (Sorry again Coty.) But, I did expect this.

I think these will be lovely for my quick daily looks.

The Triple Luxe Lipsticks retail for $35 and come in 15 shades. I could never see my self spending this much on a lip product, it feels unnecessary.

It hurts spending the money on Kat Von D liquid lips and those are one of my favorite lip product formulas and $15 cheaper!

However, if you want to try a comfy luxury feeling lip stick- pick it up Here!

What is your Favorite bullet lipstick?

Thank you for reading πŸ’œ

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*I was sent the products for review, but all opinions are my own and honest.*