Price: $25 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: Shadows 11 x 5.44 g / 0.19 oz, Bronzer 3.12 g / 0.11 oz & Blush 1.5 g / 0.053 oz
The Too Faced Candy Bar Pop-Out Makeup Palette is an iPhone sized palette that consists of 11 shadows, a bronzer and a blush. The palette comes in an adorable chocolate bar phone case, that fits the iPhone 5.
Overall, this palette is just okay. The shadows have average pigmentation and do need to be built up a little. The two large shadows have a better formula in my opinion than the nine little shadows. You could get a complete look out of the shadow options, but there isn't a completely matte brown to use in the crease. The biggest let down of the shadows was the sage green which was still sheer even after being built up a lot. Another downside to this palette is that the small shadows are quite small and can be difficult to get your brush in. The blush has pretty good pigmentation, but the bronzer is absolutely awful. It is so dry and hard and it took so much layering to even get the barely-there swatch in the photos. Honestly, the phone case is my favorite part. Although the hard, snap on case will not protect the phone at all, it's absolutely adorable! I would also like to point out that unlike Too Faced's Chocolate Bar Palette, this one unfortunately does not smell like chocolate.
Price: $6 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.16 oz / 4.5 g
The Nyx Butter Lipstick in Candy Buttons is a warm yellow-based pink with a cream finish. Candy Buttons comes in a corresponding pink tube, which makes it easy to find in your collection.
The formula of Candy Buttons is quite thin, but still feels moisturizing on the lips. The Butter Lipsticks aren't super opaque, but they are easy to build up. I don't mind having to build up the color because they feel very smooth and glide onto the lips easily. Candy Buttons doesn't cling to dry patches on the lips and doesn't sink into the lines on my lips either. I'd also like to point out that unlike Nyx's Butter Glosses, the Butter Lipsticks don't really have a scent.
Price: $46 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: 3 x 2.7 g / 0.095 oz & 9 x 1.4 g / 0.049 oz
The Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette is Kat Von D's newest palette. The palette is made mostly of warm neutral shadows and comes in a sturdy cardboard package with a pretty butterfly tattoo design.
The palette is laid out in three different sections, each with three regular sized shadows and one large shadow. The shadow's names are not printed by them, but they are listed on the back of the palette.
Every single shadow in this palette is perfect. They all have an amazingly smooth, creamy formula and the pigmentation is great. The shadows are also a dream to blend. The shimmery shadows glide on to the lids and the matte shadows are not at all chalky. I also really enjoy the color selection in the palette, although they are all fairly neutral shades, they are quite unique and different than shadows in other neutral palettes I own. I definitely suggest this palette to anyone and I think that it would fit perfectly in anyone's collection.
Price: $5.94 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.11 oz / 3g
I have seven shades of the Maybelline Color Whispers (I also have 2 other shades, but they are limited edition) and thought I would swatch them all next to each other. If you are unfamiliar with the Maybelline Color Whispers, they are lip colors with the feel of a tinted balm and the color of a semi sheer lipstick. They can have sort of a waxy feel an hour or two after application, but other than that, the Color Whispers have a lightweight, comfortable feel on the lips.
Pin Up Peach is a warm peachy coral, it's sort of close to Made It Mauve, but it's lighter and more pink. Next is Pink Possibilities, a bright yellow based pink. It's close to Faint For Fuchsia, but it is much more yellow and warmer. Made It Mauve is a warm brown nude, that is the closest to Pin Up Peach. Who Wore It Red-er is a bright pink red that isn't like any of the other colors. Faint For Fuchsia is a cool toned pink that is pretty close to the next shade, Mad For Magenta. Faint For Fuchsia is lighter and a little more cool toned than Mad For Magenta. Lastly is Oh La Lilac, a light lilac pink. It's similar to Faint For Fuchsia, but noticeable lighter and more purple.
Price: $7.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.2 fl oz / 6 ml
The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in light is a peachy concealer designed to cover dark circles under the eyes.
The concealer comes in a plastic tube and has a round sponge on top, where the product comes out. To get the product out, you just twist the red part and the concealer comes out of the sponge. The product has a thin consistency, which ensures that it won't look thick or cakey under the eyes. I think it has a pretty nice coverage, but, I don't have very bad under eye circles. You can use the sponge to blend out the product, but I prefer to just apply it with the sponge and then pat it in with my fingers. I have a cool, pink skin tone, and the shade Light is a little on the yellow side for my skin, but I still think that it works. The product doesn't crease on me, but I do suggest setting it with a powder.
Price: $39 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.49 oz / 14 g
The Stila In The Know Eye Shadow Palette is an entirely matte 10 shadow palette. The palette is blue and made of durable cardboard.
The Stila In The Know palette is made up completely of matte shadows. Air is a cool toned cream, Wind is a warm ivory, Desert is a warm light brown, Clay is a pink toned light brown, Earth is a dark brown, Driftwood is a taupe brown, Fire is a brick red, Rain is a light taupe brown, Smoke is a cool medium grey & Ebony is a rich black. I think this palette has a great color selection and gives you all the matte colors you need in your collection.
All of the shadows in this palette have an impeccable formula. They are not dry or chalky like many matte shadows, they are soft and smooth. The shadows have great pigmentation and don't need to be built up. These shadows are the easiest matte shadows to blend, out of all the drugstore and high end shadows I've tried.
The In The Know Palette also comes with a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in the shade Halfmoon. Halfmoon is an interesting warm grey color with a fairly matte finish. I have always been a fan of Stila's Smudge Sticks, and Halfmoon does not disappoint. Its creamy and easy to apply a thin line to the lower or upper lash line. It doesn't translate as well to the waterline, but mechanical pencils typically don't. Halfmoon is full sized and contains 0.01 oz / 0.28 g of product.
Price: $6.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.12 oz / 3.5 g
The L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Liquid Diamond is a cool-toned, slightly purple silver with shimmer. The Infallible Shadows are in the style of a packed pigment.
The Infallible Shadows come in a square package with a twist off lid. There is also a small plastic piece on top of the shadow to keep the shadow packed down. Liquid Diamond has beautiful pigmentation and applies like a dream. The pressed pigment form gives the shadow a very soft texture that is very easy to apply to the lids. Also as a result of the pressed pigment form, the shadow has a reflective, almost metallic finish that really makes the eyes pop. I don't think that Liquid Diamond applies very well with a brush, and I suggest applying it with a clean finger to achieve the maximum pigmentation.
Price: $1.99 * Buy At: Rite Aid * Size: 0.11 oz / 3.3 g
The Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Just Peachy is a light peachy pink with no shimmer or glitter. The Mega Last Lip Colors come in a black, plastic tube with a clear lid & have the color name on the bottom of the tube.
The product is cut flat across at an angle, similar to the Revlon Lip Butters. The pigmentation of this lipstick is great, it's very opaque and doesn't take much effort to build up the color. However, I'm not crazy about Just Peachy's formula. It feels rather dry when applying and doesn't feel very moisturizing on the lips. Even applied over lip balm, Just Peachy feels drying on my lips. For this particular product, I think that you do need to give up a creamy formula to get the beautiful color.
Price: $6.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.19 oz / 5.5g
The Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder is a compact powder with a sponge and mirror that claims to have a buildable medium coverage.
The Dream Wonder Powder has a soft texture, but is not the easiest to blend out on the skin. The color gets darker as you build it up, Ivory is a good color match for my skin when applied with a fluffy powder brush, but if applied with a more dense brush, it is too dark for my skin. I find that the whole line of powders runs a little dark, so I suggest getting a shade lighter than normal. This powder doesn't do a very good job at covering blemishes, but does even out the skin tone. The Dream Wonder Powder does not completely mattify the skin, but has more of a natural finish. I think this powder would be a great option for people just looking to even out their skin tone (or color), or just lightly as a setting powder.
Price: $15.50 * Buy At: Cosmetic Company Outlet * Size: 0.21 oz
The MAC Powder Blush in Cream Soda is a light peachy apricot blush with a satin finish. This blush was limited edition and came out in MAC's Archie's Girls Collection for Spring 2013. I just bought this, and since my local Cosmetic Company Outlet store had this, I'm sure other ones do to!
The MAC Powder Blush in Cream Soda comes in a durable, white plastic compact with an Archie's Girls picture on the front. Some people think the packaging is cute, but I'm not really a fan of comics. The blush has a very smooth, soft texture and applies very nicely to the skin. Cream Soda is very pigmented and a lot of product comes off on a brush. Being a satin finish, it does have a little bit of sheen, but it looks pretty matte on the cheeks. Due to the light color, I would only suggest Cream Soda to fair to medium skin tones. I don't feel that it would show up very well on darker skin.