Not Meant to Be: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

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The makeup stars were never aligned for me and the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette to be destined. I stalked Sephora until this palette was released on December 5th and even used my precious VIB discount because I was determined to love it. Almost three weeks later (don’t even GET ME STARTED on Sephora’s shipping track […]

Spring 2014 Limited Edition “Arty Blossom” Palette from Make Up Forever

Make Up Forever Spring 2014 Limited Edition Palette

Romantic pastels and soft, poppy hues make up the must-have colour palette for Spring 2014. MAKE UP FOR EVER is celebrating the colorful new season with Arty Blossom, a limited edition eye shadow palette featuring earthy neutrals and feminine florals. With her strong roots in fine arts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Creator & Artistic Director […]

Review and Swatches: Marc Jacobs Beauty “The Lolita” Style Eye Con Palette

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One of the most highly anticipated beauty brand premieres of the year was Marc Jacobs Beauty at Sephora. Marc Jacobs has found his niche in a younger clientele demographic, so his makeup range was bound to be a hit with same set simply because his name carries a lot of weight. I attended the launch […]

Laura Mercier Artist Palette: Review, Swatches, Comparison and Dupes

Laura Mercier Artist Palette

(no flash) I typically make a rule of not posting a review for products that are sold-out or discontinued, but I am making an exception for the Laura Mercier Artist Palette for several reasons. Firstly, I have changed my mind from my initial reaction when I saw the promotional pictures online to now having used […]

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection: PhotoReady Muse Eye Shadow Palette Review and Swatches

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I never thought the unlikely pairing of purple and green would catch my eye, but Gucci Westman, Global Artistic Director for Revlon, has matched 5  jewel tones in one palette to create the two Holiday looks from the holiday campaign for the Evening Opulence Collection. The three purple eye shadows are cut out in accordance […]

Holiday 2013 Gift Guide: For the Palette Lover

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Urban Decay Naked3 Palette, $65 CAD Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio, $90 CAD Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette, $55 CAD Makeup Forever Midnight Glow Palette, $48 CAD Too Faced Joy to the Girls, $45 CAD Dior Holiday Couture Collection, $90 CAD Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, $58 CAD Marc Jacobs No 7 The Tease, […]

Brand Spotlight and Exclusive 10% Discount Code: Studio Gear Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

Studio Gear Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

Studio Gear Cosmetics is a prestigous cosmetics brand featuring a full collection of professional makeup brushes, revolutionalizing complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. This is a line created true to the concept that every woman deserves professional, high quality cosmetics at a reasonable price. The simplicity […]

Laura Mercier Artist Palette for Holiday 2013

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Last year I became positively smitten with Laura Mercier’s Artist Palette and ventured so far as to call it palette of the year. As with all limited edition products from this stellar brand, it didn’t stay in-stock long. But great news! Laura Mercier has released another Artist’s Palette for this holiday season that has 4 repeated shades […]

Dior 5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Bonne Étoile (Review and Swatches)


The Dior Mystic Metallics collection is too beautiful for its own good. Well, okay, it’s too good for my own good. I am not one for coloured eyeshadow. Neutrals is my home, my comfort zone, my fool proof safety net. I somehow found myself enamoured with the Bonne Étoile couture eye shadow palette when it was thrust under my […]

The Palette of the Year: Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette For Eyes Review & Swatches


Sometimes I look at a palette and wonder why would the creative team put those particular shades together. 60% of the palette will be lovely sophistication and then there will be 4 wacky shades that completely throw me off and I know I will never use. This is why I have skipped Urban Decay palettes […]