ColourPop Ooh La La | Review and Swatches

Tonight, I bring you another Colourpop review, I recently made a big order, so expect more to come.

I love how affordable Colourpop is, and they are cruelty free. The fact that they come out with such colorful palettes makes me happy.

The Ooh La La Palette has a pink theme, perfect for the month of February. Pink by far is not my favorite color, but I found myself drawn to this palette.

The packaging is hot pink and made of a hard sturdy plastic. There is a mirror inside, perfect if you feel the need to travel with a pink eyeshadow palette.

Ooh La La is $12 and you can get it on the ColourPop site Here!

The Swatches

Tickled: A very light pink with a purple a blue flip to the glitter.

Soft Core: Matte warm pink

Poodle: Matte true pink

Big Sugar: Shimmer bubble gum pink with a silver sheen.

Opulent: Bright fuchsia shimmer with a blue sheen.

Sandbar: Matte bright pink

Trove: Matte raspberry

Caddy: Matte deep purple

Moon Struck: Metallic peachy gold.

The Look

* please ignore the mascara on my lid, I didn’t notice it until I took the pictures.

  • I primed my eyes, did not set it.
  • I used a big fluffy brush and applied Soft Core to my crease area.
  • I used the same brush and repeated the same step with Poodle.
  • I took a pointed crease brush and applied Sandbar to the outer part on my lid and the blended it in to the crease
  • I took a smaller pointed crease brush and applied Trove to my outer V.
  • I applied Opulent to the outer two thirds of my lid.
  • I applied Big Sugar to the remainder of my lid.
    • I lined my water and tight lines with a pink liner.
      I used a liner brush and applied a mixture of Trove and Caddy to my lower lash line.
      I blended it out with a mixture of Soft Core and Poodle.
      I popped Moon Struck in my inner corner and topped it with Tickled.
  • Over all thoughts

    The shadows do not swatch the best, but what is important is the application. The shades apply like a dream and blend out beautifully.

    If you really enjoy pink, I would say this is a wonderfully palette to add to your collection. It is also a great palette if you usually wear neutrals and want to add a pop of color to your looks.

    For only $12, the Ooh La La Palette is a great, inexpensive piece to pick up!

    What is your favorite Colour Pop palette?

    Thank you for reading🖤

    Find me on IG @_ notan_alien

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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 reading🎃

    Find me on IG and SC @manda_janette

    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.

    🎃🎃🎃🎃 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 🎃

    Find me on IG and SC @manda_janette

    The most BASIC Halloween Makeup!

    I love spooky season. Honestly though, all year is spooky season to me!

    I found a shirt I bought ages ago with Freddy and Jason on it and it inspired me to do the most basic AF and easy Halloween look.

    Literally SO easy!

    I used two inexpensive eye palettes to do this, and any higher end products I used can easily be replaced with drug store products.

    The palettes I used

    Morphe X Jaclyn Hill “Ring the alarm” $15

    I used Access as my transition and Secure to deepen the crease a bit.

    BH cosmetics Festival Palette currently $10.80 at Ulta!!

    I placed Hippie all over my lid.

    I used Spirit to high light my brow bone.

    I used Kandi as my inner corner high light.

    I then used Access and Secure on my water line. I also tried to pack Hippie closer to the last line.

    I lined my eyes and did a TRASH wing with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. (The NYC Epic Ink liner is a good replacement at the drugstore.)

    Crazy easy, but still Halloweeny, as Coty called it.

    I hope you enjoyed this short post and easy AF eye look!!

    What is your favorite fall eyeshadow palette?

    Thank you for reading 🖤

    Find me on IG and SC @manda_janette

    B.H. Cosmetics Desert Oasis Palette | 2 Looks and a Review!

    Today…has been a day. But, I have found a new to me YouTuber that is awesome! Her name is Lacie and her Channel is Spooky Lips and Fat Hips. You need to check her out!

    Now to the point. The Desert Oasis palette from B.H. Cosmetics.

    This palette retails for $22 at Ulta, but is currently 25% off on the BH Cosmetics site for only $16.50.

    Here for 25% off!

    This palette has 15 shadows and 4 highlights. It is cruelty free, and lets get to the reason I actually picked it up- Tati was raving about it on her YouTube channel.

    The palette itself is beautiful. There are 5 matte shades, which are really the only matte shades you need, as well a some beautiful shimmers and lovely pops of color. The highlights vary from light to darker, which is nice as well.

    The Shadows

    • Moonscape- a shimmery champagne
    • Quartz- a light shimmery rose
    • Canyon- a matte warm brown
    • Sand- a matte bone shade
    • Terrain- a shimmery gold
    • Prickly Pear- a duo chrome red brown

    • Cactus- a duo chrome green brown
    • Dune- a darker matte brown
    • Nightscape- a chocolate brown
    • Turquoise- an icy blue
    • Mineral- a shimmery light pink
    • Sandstone- a matte orange pulling a bit brown. I am not sure what descriptive words I am looking for right now!
    • Heatwave- a metallic bronze red
    • Hot Spring- a metallic blue

    As you can see, all of the shades are very pigmented and those mattes are amazing. But, do not let finger swatches speak for how well a shadow will perform.

    The Highlights

    • Serenity- a very light pink
    • Bliss- a light gold
    • Mirage- a darker gold
    • Utopia- a bronze
    • Hideaway- a darker bronze

    I am sure you can tell that the highlights have a lot of glitter in them..

    Look # 1

    • I started off by priming my eyes and setting it with Sand. I think Sand is my new favorite thing to set my lids with.
    • I pulled it a lighter random transition shade to give a bit better of a gradient and blended it into my crease starting with the middle then going out.
    • I repeated this step with Sandstone
    • After that I went in with canyon the same way I did with the other shades but didn’t go as high up.
    • I went back in with Sandstone and placed in on my inner and outer lid.
    • I repeated the previous step with Nighscape a blended a bit into the crease.
    • I placed Cactus on to the center of my lid.
    • I popped Moonscape into my inner corner.

    I went on my lower lash line with all the matte shades going from lightest more blown out, to the darkest right on the lash line.

    I am also sure you can tell, I got tired of blending. Not that these shades don’t blend well, I was just tired and it was 6 in the morning.

    The highlight I used this day was bliss, I did not spray a setting spray on before applying.

    Look # 2

    • After I primed my eyes, I used Bone again to set it.
    • I started with Sandstone as my transition to really make the Look warm. I blended all all through my crease, on some of my lid and blew it out.
    • I then went in a little tighter into my crease with Canyon.
    • I used Nighscape on my outer V
    • I placed Hot Spring on my lid, leaving the inner lid open.
    • I placed Turquoise on my inner lid, inner corner, and down to my inner lower lash line.

    • I used the mattes on my lower lash line in the same order as before.

    This day my highlight was Serenity and Mirage. I sprayed setting spray before and after I applied them.

    Thoughts- Shadows

    The mattes are pigmented and easy to work with. The shimmer and metallic shades are really pretty and don’t require a wet brush to show up boldly.

    When you dip your brush into the shadows there is a lot of kick up. This isn’t too big of a deal to me, just tap your brush off.

    There is quite a bit of fall out on the face during application. This isn’t an issue for me, I always do eyes first.

    I am very impressed with the shadows for how inexpensive the palette is.

    Is it a must purchase for the shadows? No. It isn’t exactly unique to the market now a days. But they are nice and if Desert Oasis does strike your fancy the shadows are great.

    Thoughts- Highlights

    I am disappointed. I was really excited for these because of how much Tati and a few other people raves about them.

    I think they are chunky and a bit too glittery to me. They added some texture to my skin as well.

    I DO like the shade Mirage, which is the largest pan. I am not sure why, but it isn’t as chunky as the others.

    The highlights do make good shadows though.

    Over all

    If this Palette is already on your radar, I would try for the shadows. Especially since it is 25% off right now. Hell, you may love the highlighters as well-other people love them I just don’t.

    For me this palette gets 🌵🌵🌵 out of 5 Cactuses. For me the highlights were a huge pull, and they were duds. But, they shadows are great, so they earned back some of the Cactuses.

    What drugstore products should I try or Review next?

    Thank you so much for reading 🌵

    Find me on IG and SC @Manda_janette

    Morphe x Jaclyn Hill | Dark Magic

    I am sure you have all heard of the Jaclyn Hill Vault from Morphe by now. And all the drama surrounding it.

    I will be honest, I am not sure what exactly the drama is, just that it involves the log and Becca Cosmetics log from their collection with the same influencer.

    But, this post isn’t about that, it is about one of the palettes from the vault. The Dark Magic palette.

    The Dark Magic Palette cost $15 individually at Ulta.

    The Dark Magic palette contains 10 shades. They are rather cool and very blue and green heavy- which really caught my eye.

    The palette is matte for the most part, but there are 3 very nice metallic shade.

    Top Row

    From wrist up.

    • Poof: a light matte shade that pulls rather warm. I would describe it as a creamy light orange.
    • Power cut: A metallic silver
    • Shhh: a matte lighter brown
    • Trickery: a metallic green, I have nothing else like this I don’t believe!
    • Diversion: a metallic brown, I almost want to say copper, but not quite.

    Bottom Row

    From the wrist up

    • Potion: matte hunter green. I think this is one of my favorite shades in this palette
    • Busted: a matte blue. Which is a perfect blue.
    • Inside Job: a matte navy blue
    • Mojo: a matte dark brown
    • Temptress: a matte black with glitter in it, but I don’t find that the glitter really translates

    The Look

    • I primed my eyes with NYX Glitter Primer, which is my favorite eye primer. I set it with a matte skin tone powder.
    • To start in on my transition I used the shade Poof. I put it all over- from lash line to brow bone
    • I then went in on my crease with the shade Potion. I started in the middle and blended it out from there. I also placed it on my inner and outer corner of my lid.
    • To give my crease some dimension I used the shade Shhh. I again started in the middle and blended from there.
    • Do great more of a halo to my eye I placed the shade inside job on the inner and outer corner of my lid and blended through my crease to connect the two.
    • To create the halo pop I placed Power Cut right in the center of my lid.

    • I tight lined with a black and put a nude on my water line.
    • I buffed Poof all under my lower lash line as a transition.
    • I then placed Potion closer to my lower lash line.
    • After that I placed Inside Job right on my lower lash line.
    • For my inner corner I Used the foiled again shadow from the balm in the shade Locked up.
    • I finished up with mascara.

    I have to saw, I am very pleased with the look!

    Over all thoughts?

    The palette is inexpensive and from a brand, that what I can deduce from other bloggers, is Cruelty Free. Two major a pluses right there.

    The shadows are all very pigmented and after a night out the held up strong for the most part.

    I think this Palette is worth the purchase! I only purchased two of the palettes, but I think I will be purchasing the other two!

    Have you tried The Vault palettes yet? What are your thoughts?

    Thank you for reading 💜

    Find me on IG and SC @manda_janette

    ColourPop “You Had Me At Hello” | Look and Review

    Hello everyone, welcome!

    Today, at work we moved into our new office building. Out side my office window there were baby geese, baby deer, and baby rabbits all along with their parents. I love spring! Seeing things like that helps to remind me why I choose to live a cruelty free life!

    Speaking of cruelty free, it is no secret that I love the brand ColourPop. If you saw my April BoxyCharm, then you know I got a ColourPop palette I have never tried before. The “You Had Me At Hello” palette!

    The palette retails for $18 on ColourPop.com and has 12 shades, sturdy packaging, and has a great mirror.

    The shades come in a variety of finishes and are very on par with recent trends. Warm and mauvey!

    Let’s go through the shades.

    Row 1

    The Knot: metallic cool-toned ivory

    Moon Struck: metallic soft gold

    Two Peas: matte peachy beige

    Candygram: metallic pinky red with gold duochrome

    Row 2

    Winning Ticket: matte dusty mauve pink

    FBO: metallic pink violet

    Look-See: matte cool-toned plum

    Fool’s Rush: metallic golden bronze

    Row 3

    Pulling Strings: matte warm saddle brown

    Want U Back: matte dusty mauve brown

    DTR: metallic silvery taupe

    Sparks Fly: matte deep plummy brown

    *I apologize if there is a strange font change, I copied the color descriptions from ColourPop to make sure they were accurate and it changed my font. Which I can’t fix it😩😩😩

    The Look

    • I primed my eyes with the Wet N’ Wild Photofocus Eye Primer. How does ColourPop not have their own Primer!?
    • I set the Primer with a skin tone shade. Unfortunately this palette does not have a matte ivory shade, but that’s fine I have 1284729 of them! And my favorite is a 99 cent single so. 💁‍♀️
    • I used a large fluffy crease brush and started in the middle of my crease, then going outwards I buffed in the shade “Two Peas”.
    • Then using the ColourPop blender brush I did the same thing with the shade “Pulling Strings” just more concentrated.
    • Using a Luxie 237 brush I did the same thing again with the shade “Sparks Fly”, just even MORE concentrated.
    • All over the lid I packed on the shade “DTR” with the ELF C Shadow brush. No fix plus needed!
    • I then used the ColourPop packing brush and in the very center popped on the shade “MoonStruck.”
    • I right lined with a brown liner
    • Oh yeah, don’t for get to BLEND!!

    • I popped the shade “The Knot” in my inner corner.
    • I lined my water line with a nude line and packed on the shade “Look-See” as close as I could to my water line.
    • I blended that out with “Two Peas”.
    • Mascara the lashes!

    Over all thoughts

    I love this palette!! It is my new go to. The shades are all pigmented and so buttery. The only flaw is the lack of a matte cream shade, but that isn’t a big deal. “You Had Me At Hello” is Cruelty Free, beautiful, inexpensive, and easy to work with. What more could I want!?

    🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥 out of five baby geese! Get you hands on this palette, you won’t regret it!!

    Get it Here!!

    What is your favorite ColourPop item?

    Thank you for reading 💜

    Find me on IG and SC @manda_janette