After reading all the hype online, I had to get myself the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverley Hills. It comes in a soft velvet case.
The colours are all warm tones. It’s perfect for everyday looks. I’m currently very into pinks and oranges as they are way more interesting than generic neutral tones.
A little swipe goes a long way as it is very pigmented.
What kind of looks have you pulled off with your Modern Renaissance palette?
I love sparkly make-up so I could not resist getting Fenty’s Galaxy collection eyeshadows and a glittery black eyeliner.
Look how beautiful this unicorn-esque packaging is too!
Inside are various colours of eyeshadow that are super glittery. It’s hard to capture in photos, but a few of the colours looked like it sparkled in two tones.
The colours themselves were pigmented. These swatches were made from one simple swipe of my finger. When I used them, there was some glitter fall-out on my face, which was to be expected from the shine in these shadows. They are also pretty easy to build and blend with other sets.
I have hit and miss experiences with glitter eyeliner because the few I’ve tried have irritated my eyes. However, this one did not!
It goes on as a regular black eyeliner, but if you smudge it (while it’s still wet), that’s when the true shine shows. After it dries, it doesn’t smudge and lasts all day.
Both these new additions will be so perfect in adding a holiday sparkle.
I couldn’t resist getting the Anastasia Beverley Hills lip kit when it was half-price at Sephora.
Look how pretty the colours are up close!
It came with a little palette to mix in. That’s the main purpose of this kit is to allow you to make your own personal colours. The difficult part is being able to replicate it each time.
For my first attempt, I mixed a deep pink colour with blue and made a nice purple colour.
This is me after a few hours of eating and drinking. Though some of it rubbed off, the colour was still bright at the end of a night. Since it’s a bit cumbersome to try and re-apply and remix colours, the kit is really only for experimenting or showing off for a few hours.
What are your favourite ABH lip kit combos?
I got this hand mask from an Advent Calendar. I’ve never tried hand masks before and it took me a while to try this one because I suck at not touching things for a long time.
It was like wearing a moist glove for 20 minutes. Afterwards, my hands were noticeably smoother, but I found it didn’t really last more than 24 hours.
Have you ever used hand masks? Are there some that are more effective?
I recently scored a deal on 3 boxes of Hello Kitty masks! I chose Cherry Blossom, Pearl ad Horse Oil.
The packaging on the masks is just so cute and reflects the main ingredient in each mask. Horse oil sounds rather bizarre, but it’s actually a trendy element in Asian products. All 3 of these masks have brightening and moisturizing as its benefit.
I was a tiny bit disappointed that the mask itself wasn’t actually a Hello Kitty face. However, the mask was very wide, almost like Hello Kitty’s face. After each mask, I saw the redness in my face visibly reduced and my skin smoother.
I have so many face masks, but I’m happy to add these into the rotation!
The Fenty collection is irresistible. I can’t resist sparkly things so I had to grab one of the Match Stix.
The packaging is just so minimalistic. Eventually, when I have multiple, they will click together because they are magnetic.
I chose the Unicorn shade to get first because I love purple and always wanted a purple highlighter.
I love the iridescent glow. On certain angles it looks more purple than others, but it has such a lovely shimmer. I know this won’t be my last stick.
When Shu Uemura announced their Super Mario Bros collaboration, I literally screamed “TAKE ALL MY MONEY” at my computer. In reality, the individual pieces of the collection are on the pricey side, so I decided to limit myself to 2 items: Peach’s eye and cheek palette and a dual eyeliner. The order also came with free samples.
The packaging right down to the box is cute and has the classic pixelated characters and shiny patterns.
Inside were two sides, a pink and purple palette and a more warm orange and brown one. The blushes were imprinted with the classic stars, mushroom, flower, and block. It also came with a brush that really only seems suitable for the eyeshadows.
I love eyeliner so I couldn’t resist this dual stamp eyeliner.
One side is a regular thin black eyeliner, and the other makes a star!
I tested both out with a simple look, using the pink side of the palette and finished it off with a star on top.
Both the shadow and the eyeliner are long-wearing. The eyeliner doesn’t smudge, so you can fool people into thinking you got a new star tattoo.
So far, I love these two pieces so much, I’m thinking of getting a few more pieces from the collection before it disappears!
I freaked when I found out this Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorn Glow was back in stock again for Halloween. I found it in this special Halloween display at Shoppers Drugmart. It wasn’t with the regular Wet n’ Wild stuff. At $8, it’s one of
At $8, it’s one of the most affordable rainbow highlighters on the market.
In terms of pigment, I did light swipes for swatches and you can still see each individual pigment. They definitely have sparkle.
I’m a bit obsessed with highlighters at the moment and I am happy to add this one to my collection.
I received Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Foundation for review from Glam Sense.
I was surprised they actually sent me the full-sized amount. I did a total guess on selecting a colour swatch, but I got lucky and the colour I chose did blend well into my skin, even though it seemed light at first.
I found the foundation itself confusingly watery on the first pump. I even gave it hundreds of shakes, but the consistency remained pretty much the same. I think it’s supposed to be thin and liquidy.
When I actually applied it to my face, it spread well and didn’t require too much to cover all the redness on the face. I also didn’t feel like I was wearing foundation at all. Perhaps the watery texture is what helps it feel so light. Due to the light nature, I think at most it is a medium coverage, so if your face has more than just minor imperfections, I probably wouldn’t recommend it.
Considering how little product I need for my whole face, the bottle will last me a while. I would consider purchasing again as it goes on light but lasted me all day while working an award show.
Despite the hefty pricetag, I couldn’t resist the Fenty Beauty hype. The Trophy Wife Killawat highlighter is so beautiful and alluring.
The packaging is minimalistic but stands out with its rough edges.
What I like about the gold Trophy Wife highlighter is that it’s multi-purpose. It can go anywhere that needs sparkle, not just your cheeks.
I love using it as eyeshadow. It brightens up my eyes. On my cheeks, it gives me a sparkly natural glow since my skin tone is already yellow. I like adding a little dab on my lips, to give it some dimension.
If you’re having a night on the town, it beautifully illuminates under the lights when you’re in a dimly lit place.
A little goes a long way, so even though it costs $34, it’ll last a long time and through many looks!