12/6/16

Festive Season Make-Up Look No1

Hello lovely followers,

Since these festive season is here I wanted to post a couple of looks which could help you out for the upcoming parties, dinners and various festive celebrations. As a Malteaser we do take the Christmas celebrations pretty seriously, we always have parties, dinners or various gathering to attend to and it is important we look great each time (I’m not joking, its tiring :P)

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So here is my first look for this December, it’s has some winter elements with a bit of gold highlight tones. As you can see from the image, I used brown and plum shades on the crease and inner corner. Then applied a nice metallic yellow creme shadow, which looks golden when applied in small amount. It creates the illusion of depth and contrasts in the eyes, which I absolutely love.

As for the lips I didn’t want to go for the usual red shade (which I love btw, but sometimes it’s nice to spice it up). I used this beautiful new lipstick I bought from M.A.C called Captive, its a lovely plum colour with some brown and red undertones.

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Products Used:

Foundation : M.A.C Matchmaster foundation + Vichy Dermablend in 15 + 3 INA Compact Powder

Eyes: Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette by BH Cosmetics –  Dark Plum a brown

Wet and Wild Palette E736 Petal Pusher  – Plum and Dark Voilet

3 INA  The creme eyeshadow in 301

Kiko Milano Precision eyliner in black

L’Oreal Mascara False Lash Wings

Blush: M.A.C Breath of Plum Blusher

BH Cosmetics countouring palette and highlighter

Lipstick: M.A.C Captive Satin Lipstick

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Well I hope you like this look, feel free to write comments down below and show some love both on here on Facebook. Keep posted for more looks,

Lots of Love

SJ

03/28/15

KIKO Make Up Milano – Haul from Italy

Good Morning Everyone :),

Today I want to show you my biggest Haul of Kiko Milano from Italy. On the 3rd Day after I visited the beautiful Venice we went to Mestre a small city very close to Venice and the best place for shopping. We went to the biggest shopping complex I’ve ever seen called Auchan, where you find everything that comes to mind. It has a huge supermarket, various outlets for clothes, accessories, gadgets, chocolate stores and of course Make-up.

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Being that in Malta we do not have the brand Kiko Milano, I went to their big store and got myself some goodies. I’ve always heart very good remarks about the brand so I really want to get my hands on them.

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So here are the Products :

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 SKIN EVOLUTION FOUNDATION IN 103 NATURAL ROSE : It’s a pretty good foundation with Medium coverage. It blends perfectly and it covers pretty well small imperfections. It is ideal for summer as it’s not too heavy or cakey.

COMPACT MINERAL POWDER IN 104: This powder applies heavenly onto the skin as it is very soft. However the colour changes to a darder shade one applies, so make sure you get a lighter shade.

COLOR FEVER EYESHADOW PALETTE 101: I am simply in love with this palette, It contains 4 beautiful shadows, a beige cold tone, a baby pink, a plum colour and a  darker plum-brown shadow. The shadows are very pigmented and soft, as I swatched the colours it felt like touching a pillow.

VOLUME EYES+ ACTIVE MASCARA: I think its a decent mascara to use for everyday and I simply love the brush as it is idea to even coverethe small lashes on the inner corner of the eyes. For some reason I am not to excited about it, but  I need to give it some time to test it out further.

PRECISION EYELINER : Now this is one hell of a good eyeliner, I simply love it. It dries matte and it stay on for quite a long time. My new favourite liner so far.

LIMITED EDITION ROCK ATTRACTION BLUSH IN CROSSROAD PINK 03: I quite like this blusher, it is very pigmented so little goes a long way and its a lovely bright Pink colour. I haven’t worn it much this winter but I do intend to wear it in Summer. Now to mentions it cute “Jeans” packaging and sleek design.

HANDS AND LIPS WINTER BALM : Due to the cold weather in Italy I deperately needed a hand cream and some lipbalm, and now I have two of those in one. I simply loved the idea of including them in 1 packaging, it is really hand when travelling. Last but not least the lotions and balm have repaired my dry hands and lips. A very good buy Indeed.

HYDRATING MOUSSE: I haven’t tested this product much in the last few months, but once I do, I intend to give a full review. However I do think it’s ideal to have when your face get really dry due to cold weather. It refreshes and moisturizes the skin from the dryness one can encounter in very cold days

NAIL CARE, STRONG NAILS, INSTANT HARDENING BASE COAT: Recently my nails were quite a mess, some were chipping and others were breaking, so I neededa good harner. It’s hard to test out a base coat unless you wear it constantly, so I cannot say if its a good base coat but I do plan to test it out for a couple of weeks and maybe then I can give you my opinion.

DENIM NAIL LAQUER IN 464 AND 463: These I absolutely love already, they have a matte “denim” finish and dry very easily. They also have a good longevity as they started chipping after a week or so. I highly recommend.

Well I hope you like my Medium sized Haul :D, I will try to test them out as much as I can and post a  detailed review for you guys. Deeply sorry if I am not posting as much as I am used to, however I am doing my best to be active as much as before. I am also dong my best to improve the blog and make it more user friendly.

Wish you all a Happy Weekend

XXX

Sarah-Jane

 

 

06/21/14

Flawless – Make-Up Look

Hey guys,

A while ago I bought the “Flawless” tshirt from Beyonce’s new Album clothing line. As most you already know I am quite a huge Beyonce fan and as a Woman and quite a  feminist I am really in love with her song called Flawless.  The song Flawless is about us women believing in our true natural beauty and to always work to better ourself and not to please men but to please ourselves. With that motto in my head, I put the shirt on, wore some fancy jewellery and wore a fearless and “flawless” make up look. Some of you might have thought I would do a more natural look, because indeed we are all beautiful naturally. But nothing makes me feel more flawless than an edgy make-up look, cause in the end we should feel free to express our self the way we like. 🙂

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The look is very edgy, smoking but still feminine, check out my step by step instructions below:

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Instructions:

  • For the eyes I basically did a normal Smokey eye look with a twist underneath. I started off with the black eye shadow onto the crease and blended it out on the mid lid with a beige/white colour. Very easy and simple to do.
  • I also used a brown colour on the crease to blend the black with the white, which unfortunately isn’t that visible due to my low quality camera.
  • What makes the look stand out is the purple cream eye-shadow which I applied under the lower lashes moving further out, under the black eyeliner.
  • Of course you cannot finish the look without the usual eyeliner and mascara

Products:

  • NYX Palette
  • Wjon purple cream eye-shadow
  • MAC gel liner
  • Benefit They’re real Mascara

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Cheeks and Lips

  • For the cheeks I used a little bit of bronzer (but not as much as it looks in the photo hehe which reminds me, to but a good camera) and then applied a reddish tone blusher.
  • As for the lips I used the natural pinkish colour lipstick

Well I hope you liked this look, it is a very simple look so you can try it easily at home. If you love Smokey eyes but want to try something different use a pop or colour under the lower lashes, believe me you will look great. Remember if you have small eyes, it is better to use coloured eyeliner, and make it very thin.

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Show some love by liking or sharing my posts, and I always love to get your response, so feel free to comment down below.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/20/14

Pupa Milano – Vamp! Compact Eyeshadow

As you can notice I have been reviewing a lot of Pupa Milano Products, which unfortunately most of them I didn’t have the time to review before. However for once I am not late to review the recently launched series of 24 gorgeous shades of Vamp! Wet and dry and Compact eye-shadows, and I was lucky to get my hands on one of them. I chose this gorgeous intense navy blue colour with a matte finish.

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Pupa Milano guaranteed a pure, intense and even color right from first application, and I have to say that they are completely right. I am simply in love with this colour, the texture and pigmentation is simply impeccable. It also has minor fall out and it has such a lovely smooth and soft texture, which is a pleasure to work with and blend.

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There are 3 types of finished one of which is matte like the one I have, the other one is metallic and satin. It is also impressively long lasting, as I have used it both with and without a primer and it still lasted all day.  The packaging is simply cute, as I have mentioned in my other review as their packaging is precisely the same, the only difference is in the typography of the logo.  Also for anyone which suffers from any types of allergies, this compact is ophthalmologist tested for low risk of allergies. This beauty retails for €11.70 which is a good reasonable price, for it great quality and it also has a good amount of product that will take a while for it to end.

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Pros:

  • Beautiful packaging, sleek and neat
  • Great quality and pigmentation
  • Minor fall outs
  • lasts all day
  • Worth every penny

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Cons:

  • NONE- I actually have nothing negative to say about this product is simply delivers.

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Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, I would buy it in an instant if I ever run out, the color pay off is simply great.

Do I recommend it? Of course, I urge your to visit their local Pupa stand which are available in various Pharmacies, Perfumeries and Beauty Salons, they are totally worth it.

Rating:

Have you tried these eye-shadows yet? let me know your opinion down below, and thank you for stopping by 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/18/14

Pupa Milano – Vamp! Wet and Dry Eyeshadow – 305

In the recent months I have been testing and simply loving all of the Pupa products. Now I am finally taking the time to give you a detailed review about their latest new eye-shadow beauties. Recently Pupa launched a series of 24 gorgeous shades of Vamp! Wet and dry eyeshadows, and I was lucky to get my hands on one of them. I chose this gorgeous navy blue, that has this pearl-like kind of metallic texture.

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This eyeshadow can be used both wet and dry, however I have only used it when dry up till now.  I have used this particular colour in a recent make-up look called Winter blues, so do check it out. I am simply in love with this colour, the texture and pigmentation is simply impeccable. Many have asked me about this shadow whenever I wear it. It also has little fall out and it has such a lovely smooth and “creamy” texture, which is a pleasure to work with and blend.

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I also can’t express how cute is their packaging, which is very sleek and neat just how I like it .It also has a nice small applicator which can be handy for some, even though I still prefer to use my own eye-shadow brushes. This beauty retails for €11.70 which is a good reasonable price, for it great quality and it also has a good amount of product that will take a while for it to end.

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Pros:

  • Beautiful packaging, sleek and neat
  • Great quality and pigmentation
  • Minor fall outs
  • lasts all day
  • Worth every penny

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Cons:

  • NONE- I actually have nothing negative to say about this product is simply delivers.

Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, I would buy it in an instant if I ever run out, the pigmentation is simply divine.

Do I recommend it? Of course, I urge your to visit their local Pupa stand which are available in various Pharmacies, Perfumeries and Beauty Salons, they are totally worth it.

Rating:

Have you tried these eye-shadows yet? let me know your opinion down below, and thank you for stopping by 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/11/14

Anatomicals -Help the paw- Vitamin Rich Hand Cream

Anatomicals have taken Malta by storm, and there are three simple reasons why this is happening. They have great quality products, which are cool and even cheap, what else could we want ? Today I will review their popular hand cream called Help the paw – Vitamin rich hand cream. I have been testing this product for a while now and it truly keeps my hands well hydrated and a tiny bit goes a long way.

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It comes in a 100ml tube, with a hilarious tagline like all of their other products. If you think about it, it is actually so true, they do want me for my body :P. I can’t quite put my finger on the scent, I think is a bit lemon-ish, but it could be something else. The important thing is that it smells nice and the scent its not too strong. It contains vitamin E and sweet almond oil, which is there to nourish and soften the skin.  Some creams tent to be too runny or take a long time to dry, but “help the paw” is very light and it is absorbed very easily. I do suggest that you don’t apply a huge amount as it can have a quick moment of stickiness, but if  you rub it in a bit further it will go away.

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Pros:

  • Fast absorbing
  • non-greasy
  • smells lush
  • packaging is really funky
  • A little goes a long way
  • Very cheap, it retails for €5.50

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Cons:

  • None really

Will I ever buy this product again? Definately, it truly keeps my hands hydrated and smooth.

Do I recommend it? Definitely, it good, cheap and it helps my paws 😛

Rating: 

Have you ever tried any of Anatomical Products? let me know what you think in the comment below 🙂 would love you read your opinion

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/7/14

Bourjois – Healthy Mix Serum – Foundation

As I was in London last September, like the beauty addict that I am, I hit the boots store and as I was looking around I came across the Bourjois section. Even-though we do have Borjois in Malta, I rarely have time to go to drug stores and look out for new cosmetics. I have been reading a lot about their foundation for a while now and there is quite the hype going on. However for me it’s really not worth the hype, not that I regret buying it but I really don’t understand why it is so popular.

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The only colour that is somewhat close to my skin tone is 52 Vanilla and is it still a really weird shade. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it basically looks like a lemon tone cream colour, it matched my skin tone pretty well, even though I don’t like the yellow undertone.  This foundation gives a very light to medium coverage, I have to apply several layers in order to get the desired look and when I do that it can look be pretty cakey.

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The things I like about this foundation is the scent, it pretty pleasant and refreshing. Even the packaging is pretty nice, even-though I tend to lose the red lid, many times, but the pump is very functional. I also like how radiant my face looks when I apply this foundation, but I would have wished that it covered more and that it lasted longer. On the packaging it says that is last for 16hrs, which is of course a lie, it last for about 4-5 hours max, with a primer and powder there is a probability that it lasts a little bit longer.

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Pros:

  • The scent is pretty nice
  • The texture is not too runny not too dry
  • Leavs the skin looking pretty radiant and fresh
  • Packaging is pretty nice and functional

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Cons:

  • Gives a very light coverage, you need to apply two layers or else it’s barely visible. However if you apply to much it can also be cakey.
  • Not suitable for an evening out.
  • I simply don’t like the yellow undertone, it is not for me.
  • It retails for about €16 which is a pretty decent price but you can honestly find cheaper foundations that do a much better job than this.
  • Be careful were you store the this foundation, because the lid can be easily broken or lost as the plastic is very thin.

Will I ever buy this product again? I don’t think so, the colour, texture and formula really does nothing for me.

Do I recommend it? If you have a similar skin colour to mine I wouldn’t recommend it, however you can still use it as an everyday make-up. I do recommend it to those that are asian or anyone that has a yellow undertone skin, I think this would be very suitable, however remember it still gives a very light finish.

Rating: 

Have you ever tried this foundation, what do you honestly think about it ? I love to read your comments. Thanks for stopping by

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

02/22/14

Purple Rain- Make-up look

Hey guys,

It is Saturday and another Make-up look is up :D. Not sure if you have noticed, but I have been seeing a lot of Purple and blue colours when it comes to eye-shadow looks, apart from the usual nude. I felt I should create a new completely different look with the use of these colours, by using contrast. From a very pale white to vibrant purples hues. I find this look is wearable in any season, from Winter to Spring and even Summer.

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Instructions:

  1. I always start every look with a primer then move on to the brows , give them a little bit of definition using a dark eyeshadow.
  2. Then I applied a metallic shimmery white colour onto the mid lid and followed with a puple dark colour on the inner and outer crease of the lid. I followed the dark purple with a lighter shade, which created this rainbow effect using only these 3 different colours.
  3. Finished of the look with the usual winged liner and mascara.

Products:

  •  Two faced eye-shadow primer
  • Inglot purple Colours
  • Vamp Eyeshadow- white
  • Barry M – Gel eyeliner
  • Rimmel – Scandalous eyes Mascara

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Cheeks & Lips

Products:

  • Primark Sunkissed bronzer and highlighter
  • Mac blusher – Dollymix
  • Mac -Creme cup lipstick

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Well that is all concerning my new look, I do hope you like it. Let me know your opinion throught by commenting down below. Show your support by following my blog trough Facebook or e-mail 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/13/14

Golden Globes 2014 – Worst Dressed

Hey guys,

Today must be the only time I posted twice in a day, but I had to cover the Golden Globes  🙂 from the best to the worst dressed. Unfortanetly like every year there are those that try to be different in a good way but unfortunately end up looking very bad. Here is my list of worst dressed at the Awards.

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Puala Patton , honey what were you thinking with this dress? If it wearent for this huge side ruffle, it wouldn’t have been so bad. It’s like the designer didn’t want to waste the extra fabric and added it to the dress.  Such a pity, she is such a beautiful actress.

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A award winning Actress shouldn’t be wearing such a cheap looking dress. It looks like a prom dress rather than something you would wear for the Golden Globes. The fabric looks a little bit cheap and the colors totally clash for me. I’m sorry Sandra Bullock but it’s just wrong.

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Julia Roberts wears this lovely Dolce and Gabbana  strapless dress then wears with this white hideous blouse underneath. It just doesn’t make any sense are you going to work as a waitress or to the Golden globes? Without the blouse she would have looked great such a pity.
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Even-though Heidi Klum looks good in everything,I did expert more from a Super model, this marches gown doesn’t give her any justice. The white flowers on a black dress, simply doesn’t do it for me however if Heidi wore a more dainty jewelry and maybe put her hair up in a bun, she would have looked more elegant because it is definitely not an ugly dress.

Not quite right: Heidi Klum's black and white floral Marchesa gown exuded romance, but her black choker necklace and exaggerated cleavage took away from the dress's charm

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Many love this dress/outfit but seriously what is there to like?. It like she wasn’t sure if to wear a dress or a suit, so she combined both. Hone decide what you want don’t go for both at the same time. The front is simply boring, the back is so and so but i’m sorry trousers are not for the Golden Globes. Next time decide what you want please, this is simply confusing.

Is it a dress? Emma Watson's open back Dior ensemble, which looked like a gown from the front but revealed black pants at the back, resembled a glorified hospital gownIs it a dress? Emma Watson's open back Dior ensemble, which looked like a gown from the front but revealed black pants at the back, resembled a glorified hospital gown

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I seriously want to give Jennifer Lawrence some fashion tips, especially when it comes to gowns. Lawrence has this beautiful slim curvy body that would look gorgeous in some figure hugging dresses but she does it wrong all the time. The only time I saw her in a beautiful gown was at the Oscars. This Dior dress looks like a white blanket with black belts around the waist and hips, I might be rough but it’s the truth.  It’s such a pity to see her in there boring dresses, she needs a bit of help.

Awkward details: Jennifer Lawrence resembled Little Bo Peep in her poufy white Dior gownAwkward details: Jennifer Lawrence resembled Little Bo Peep in her poufy white Dior gown, which was cinched awkwardly at the waist and below the hips with stark black straps

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Lena Dunham from Girls, wore this beautiful Zac Posen dress, mind you it is beautiful but not on her. Lesson number 1 if you are very pale, don’t wear a long yellow dress, seriously what where you thinking? Lesson number 2 this shape of dress is not good for you. Face it with her body this is not the style of dress to go for, it has be more flowing, or else you look like your wearing a size to small.

Not so mellow yellow: Lena Dunham's canary yellow Zac Posen strapless gown was not very flattering for her skin tone and clashed with her red lipstick

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Zoe Saldana, where did you find this dress? if you bought this dress, they seriously robbed you, you should give it back. Saldana is such a beautiful woman and this dress doesn’t give her any justice. It’s like the designer has 3 dresses and stitched them into one dress. I will be blunt it is a really ugly dress, all those embellished flowers and see-through fabric at the end, it make me stomach turn.

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Kaley Cuoco what where you thinking honey? you are so beautiful and have a beautiful body why did you wear my grandma’s bedspread? Apart from that, the color of the dress is very similar to your skin. Never wear anything that is is very close to your skin, it doesn’t look good, either people will think your naked or just boring.

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That is all when it comes to the Golden Globes, it was so much fun writing my opinion about these dresses. I hope you enjoyed reading, let me know what you think 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/7/14

NYX – Trio Eyeshadow TS11-Orange/Copper/Peach

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A few months back, I was given this NYX Trio Eyeshadow palette to try out. These are pretty inexpensive and the colour selections they have are amazing.  I have the palette in Orange/Copper and Orange/Peach, which are basically copper selection of colours. These colours are perfect to use for everyday make up or even as a mid tone colour to use with other colours. The eyeshadow are housed in a slim black plastic casing and looks very similar to high brands packaging. It has also a small mirror and applicator, the applicator sponge looks pretty well, I still however prefer to use brushes but it’s still great to have when travelling.

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For the colours, most of the series runs from light (highlight), mid (crease), and dark (outer crease) however my palette seems to have oddly paired shades, because the darkest shade is a bit too light to apply on the crease.  The shadows are however very soft and powdery and have medium pigmentation, and looks better with a eyeshadow base underneath.

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  • Lovely sleek packaging with mirror and applicator
  • Good applicator
  • Good pigmentation, it will last for a good 4 to 5 hours.
  • Soft and powdery
  • Easy to apply and blendable
  • Not to shimmery, you can easily wear it for everyday to work
  • Inexpensive, it only retail for …

Cons:

  • This isn’t really a con but so you know, some trio are definitely better than other for colour payoff, so look up reviews or else check them out yourself at the NYX store at Sliema.

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Will I ever buy this product again? It is a probability however being that I love eye-shadows, I would go for bigger palettes but for someone that is a less make up geek than me, these would be perfect.

Do I recommend it? I do recommend these palettes, they are good quolity and perfect for travelling and also inexpensive

Rating:

Have you tried some of their trio eye-shadow palettes? let me know what you think

XOXO