Review- M.A.C Highlight Powder Cipria Illuminate and Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick

So I broke my record! I thought I would never buy any M.A.C product as I found it so unnecessarily costly. Until one fine day……. I saw this lipstick shade Flat Out Fabulous on internet , I couldn’t resist the temptation of getting myself one. That was when I didn’t discover its dupe yet. Ughh Will share the dupe with you guys.

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I won’t talk about the lipstick much because you will find plenty of reviews on this range everywhere. Just that I love it , love the color,the staying power and texture. ❤ Check out the swatch here.

Next I bought was this M.A.C Highlight Powder Cipria Illuminate. I have seen people raving about M.A.C highlighters but none mentioned this. When I saw this at their store, with no second thoughts I decided to get it. There is something in me that feels the urge of getting those items not bought by others much 😛 I know it’s weird but I like trying out “uncommon’ products as most of the time I found some really awesome underrated stuff.

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M.A.C Flat out fabulous lipstick

This powder has two shades, a pink with silver overspray as you see in the picture. The design looks so beautiful and I love the silvers in it. At first I thought it will be too overwhelming on the cheeks once applied. The sales lady told me this can be used as a face powder and I was wondering if she was in her right sense. How can I have silver all over my face.

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The product looks like any other normal powder with a very little amount of shimmer on the skin. EXCUSE MY HAIRY ARMS 😛

At first I just used this as highlighter carefully layering the product just above my blush until one day I decided to apply it all over my face and see if the sales lady was right. I applied and to be honest I really liked the result because I am so much into shimmers and glitter. Believe me, my face didn’t look glittery at all.

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M.A.C highlight powder. From left to right- Swatched base , blended base +overspray and base+overspray not blended

When using the pink base alone and base + overspray together, it didn’t really make a lot of difference. The silver in this powder gives the exact glow I needed for my beauty 😛 It is a perfect overall powder for me not highlighter.

Will I purchase this again?

No 😛 only because it is costly . Bought it for AED 145

Would I recommend?

Definitely Yes, if you can afford.

Thank you for reading:)

Lipstick Image source: M.A.C Website

Review & Swatch- Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

So I’m a proud owner of Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette already. 😀 Feels so good to open my drawer and find this palette inside. Ah! This is what I’ve been using ever since it came. I don’t know if you guys are the same, but in my case, when I like something, I tend to use it a lot and somehow forget about other existing stuff. You can’t blame me because this palette offers a variety of shades with which you can create as many looks as you want.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

The Packaging:

I like the color combination of gold and black. The palette is very easy to open and close due to the magnetic touch it has.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

It comes with a dual end brush which is very useful, one end perfect for blending and the other end with the smaller bristles perfect to apply shades on crease.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

The palette has 4 matte shades and the others a mixture of metallic and satin finish.The colors are very pretty and super pigmented. I didn’t need any kind of eyeshadow base for this at all. The mattes are intense and the metallic ones have enough shimmer in them that do not look awkward at all.

Moving on to the swatches:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Top Row
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Top Row

The eyeshades as I mentioned, has a very good pigmentation. It is applied directly on bare skin which means no eyeshadow base at all. They are very easy to blend and the colors offered in this palette is just perfect enough for one to create different looks suitable for any time and occasion.

Tips:

  1. pink champagne and chic are ideal for brightening inner corners of the eye.
  2. soft peach and morocco as transition colors
  3. heirloom and bellini on the lids
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Bottom Row
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Bottom Row

The bottom row has more of metallic and satiny shades. Noir is an intense matte shade of black.

Tips:

  1. Noir perfect for outer corner of the lids for a dramatic look.
  2. spoiled and fudge as transition shades.
  3. spoiled can be used for inner corner of the eyes too.

The colors are long-lasting, I have been applying them mostly without any primer and they lasted forever.

For looks I created with this palette, follow me on Instagram

Hope you enjoyed knowing what I thought about this palette ❤

Colour Pop Highlighter in Lunch Money-Review & Swatch

Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter

So another Color pop item I got is their highlighter in the shade LUNCH MONEY and boy I’m loving it!!!!! It is so gorgeous. It came in this cute white box. The only thing I didn’t like about their box is I can’t find the shade name/number of the product. If you say they have it written on the box, then colour pop might want to write it somewhere visible as I went crazy searching for it..

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Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter

Just showing off some photography! 😛

Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter

So here is the swatch and as you can see it is very metallic…shimmery shade with yellow undertone which I find perfect for my wheatish skin. However , I was a bit disappointed at first as I used a powder blush to apply it and the it hardly showed on my cheeks. I eventually used my finger and voila, that’s where the magic was. Consider this as an additional tip, if ever you get this, use your fingers instead of brush. You’d be happy. 😀

You want to know which area of the face to apply highlighter, check no.4 of this post.

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Review- Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

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I hope I’m not too late in reviewing this. It’s been awhile since I’ve been hearing fellow bloggers and Youtubers rave about this stunning palette by Coastal Scents ……Revealed Palette 3. When I had my eyes set on it the very first time, I wanted it so much , just like most of the other girls who immediately ordered theirs. But I didn’t and controlled myself as I already had an eyeshadow palette with 120 shades in it. This is the reason that always stopped me from buying more. This time, when got the chance, I just had to take it and swatch. Thanks to my friend who was very kind to let me swatch her newly ordered Revealed palette.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Packaging:

It came in a box exactly the same as the cover of the palette. I must admit, I like how “revealed3” is written on it. It is so different.

The Palette:

The palette is very slim, sleek and light-weighted.  I’m sure my friend would love carrying it around whenever she travels. The lid is magnetic , hence no struggle of inserting your long nailed thumbs to unlock, just like other palettes.

Swatches:

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

I’m not one of those respected beauty bloggers who will typically swatch a product very nicely , applying them on skin with several coats till the color comes out very nicely that will look very impressive in photos. I promised my readers a different kind of review posts with utter honesty. So here, you find swatches of Coastal Scents Revealed palette applied directly on my skin with no primer or base of what so ever, using my fingers and that too swiped just ONCE. This is exactly how the colors will look when applying the first coat on skin, Not bad,eh? With primer or eye shadow base, I’m sure it will make a lot of difference and good news is, it is buildable. So apply till you get your desired shade.

The Shades:

The palette has a total of 20 colors consisting of matte and shimmer eyeshadows. The darker shades look fantastic , however I’m a bit disappointed with the lighter shades as I find them a bit repetitive and I wish it is pigmented enough to show up on eyelids with natural pigmentation like mine. I find their shimmers to be of poor pigmentation than I expected. But as I said it is buildable and with base ,will definitely rock your world.

The Texture:

By looking at it, it seemed very silky and soft ,but actually it is a bit chalky which is another drawback. Some fall outs here and there you’d see so be prepared for that.

I wiped the swatches on my hand with tissue paper and this is how it looks after just one swipe of the tissue. Moving-animated-eyes-finger-pointing-down

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Picture speaks for itself so I guess not much to say here. Staying power on the eyelids with eye shadow base is very good though.

Overall Evaluation:

The palette is worth the money spent as it is very affordable ,offering you 20 shades. Since most of you must be owning eyeshadow base, hence no issues at all regarding pigmentation and staying power. Many compared the shades with Urban Decay Naked Palette, I’d say please don’t go for this statement. I’m not a big fan of Urban Decay but still I’d say, no comparison between the two palettes.

Do you own any of the CS Revealed Palettes? If so,which one? How did you find it?

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