Price: $11.99 * Buy At: Sleek Website * Size: 12 x 1.1 g
The Sleek iDivine Palettes contain twelve shadows and come in a small package with a mirror under the lid.
Del Mar 2 is made up of a variety of both colors and neutrals. The colors are geared more towards the spring and summer, but it could easily be made to work for the cooler months as well. The color selection of Del Mar 2 probably isn't for people that wear only neutrals, but maybe it could be a way to test out some colors that aren't too out there. The palette does contain a couple of shadows that are let downs, something I typically don’t see from Sleek. A couple of shades like Spotlight are just not all that pigmented, although the formula is still smooth and not chalky or dry. I actually feel like most of the shadows need a bit of building up to get good color payoff. But, don't get me wrong, this is not a bad palette. Although the shadows don't have intense pigmentation like high end shadows, they can still be worked with fairly easily to get some pretty makeup looks.
Price: $5 * Buy At: ColourPop Website * Size: 1 g
The ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Chi Chi is a creamy bright red orange lip liner.
The ColourPop Lippie Pencils are in a sharpenable format and feature the product’s color on the end of the pencil. Even though it is a pencil form lip liner, Chi Chi has a very smooth and creamy formula that just glides effortlessly onto the lips. Chi Chi has very intense pigmentation, you barely have to apply any pressure to get an opaque color payoff. I had thought that Chi Chi would be a true orange color, but it definitely has a red undertone, making it darker than a lot of my orange lip colors. However, it still works just fine with a classic orange lipstick, so no complaints here!
How To | Step by Step
To prime and even out my lids, I first applied the Nyx Dark Circle Concealer. I set the concealer using the Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder. This just keeps the concealer from creasing and can help blend out the eye shadow later on. Using a Zoeva Luxe Soft Crease Brush, I applied Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach as a transition color.
To deepen up the crease a bit, I used Tease from the Naked 2 Palette on a Sigma E47. On the lids, I used Chinois from the Stila Spirit Eyes Are The Window Palette on a Coastal Scents Shader Brush.
With the Zoeva Petit Crease Brush, I applied Barcelona Beach to the lower lashline. I also used a clean blending brush to blend out the color.
To highlight the inner corner of my eyes, I used Kitten from the same Stila palette. I also went back in with the matte ivory shadow and highlighted under the brows.
For my liner, I used the Sephora Long Lasting Liner in Glitter Taupe. I really think this liner looks so cool and is quite different from a typical black or brown liquid liner. In the waterline, I applied the Sephora Nano Liner in Pure White.
I applied the Wet N Wild Mega Volume Mascara and the Maybelline the Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara to my top and bottom lashes to complete the eye look.
Price: $59 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.45 oz
The Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette contains 32 shadows, half of which are matte and half are shimmery. The palette is made up mostly by neutral shadows, but has a few more subtle pops of color.
The palette has the same thin packaging as the other Lorac Pro Palettes, but this time it is blue. The color selection is mostly neutral, but it does contain some colorful shades as well. All the shadows in this palette are just great. They all have the same buttery smooth texture as shadows in the other Pro Palettes and pack a lot of pigment. Because of the soft texture, these shadows tend to kick up a lot of excess shadow, but that really does not bother me at all. Only a couple shades weren’t quite as perfect, but none of them were bad by any means. Blue Quartz is a bit more sheer than the other shimmery shades, but luckily it does not apply patchy, so it is easy to build up if desired. Purple and Ash are also slightly more sheer, but just like Blue Quartz they applied smoothly and evenly and are easy to build up. As one probably would assume, you can create so so many eye looks using just this palette. I really love this palette and with the wide variety of shades, it would be great for beginners or a perfect addition to any makeup lover's collection.
Price: $15 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 18.98 g
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Palette in Medium to Dark contains four powder brow colors, two cream brow colors, a cream highlight, a shimmery powder highlight, a brow pencil, two brushes & mini tweezers.
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Brow Palette comes in a sleek black package that has a large mirror under the lid. All the brow colors have very good pigmentation. The only gripe I have with this palette is there really isn't much variation between the brow colors so I don't notice much of a difference between them on the brows. The cream highlighter is very thin and I don't really see much of a use for it. The powder highlight, on the other side is a very pretty light pink with good color payoff. I am not a fan of really tiny tools, so the brushes, pencil and tweezers haven't really gotten any use, and they probably will not.
Price: $5.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 9 g / 0.3 oz
The Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel comes in a somewhat large white tube. It has a large natural bristle wand that tapers at the ends. Just the right amount of product comes off on the wand when you pull it out of the tube; I never have to wipe off the wand before application. It feels rather dry when combing through the brows, which makes it so the gel doesn’t smudge or move around the brow color you already have on. I find that the Control Freak Brow Gel holds my brows in place all day, without making them feel crispy or too hard.