Out Now! • Bedazzled Holiday Collection by Makeup Addiction • Holiday 2016

On the 9th of December Makeup Addiction released an exciting collection for this festive season, the Bedazzled Holiday Collection!


The collection is composed by three pigments and two glitters:

  • Gold Rush is described as a “snow white with gold glitter. This iridescent duo chrome glitter pigment colour looks white in the jar but it has beautiful gold reflects when applied to the skin. The rich and almost foiled effect texture allow it to glide smoothly on the lid, especially when using a water based mixing medium”.


  • Antique Bronze is described as a “bronze metallic glitter. This iridescent glitter pigment colour shows the true definition of bronze”.sparkleoflight-makeup-addiction-bedazzled-collection-christmas-pigment-set-antique-bronze
  • Venetian Gold is described as a “duochrome green with gold reflect. This unique reflective duo chrome colour has a moss green and gold shift which transcends beautifully in the light”.


  • Coppertone is described as a “true shimmery copper. This colour certainly reminds us of a rich jewel toned copper. The rich texture allows it to glide smoothly on the lid, so no hustling with this one!”.


  • Gold Diamond is described as a “multidimensional gold. This multidimensional gold wears its name well. It is true diamond gold!”.

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Preview! • Naked Ultimate Basics by Urban Decay

There are very exciting news for all the Urban Decay lovers out there!

It’s been recently announced on the UD official Instagram page that a new Naked Palette, the Naked Ultimate Basics, will be launched on September 18th.

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Here’s what Urban Decay founder Wende Zomnir commented about it on Instagram:

“You asked for it…The ultimate range of matte neutrals. Done the Naked way. 12 all new exclusive shades of eye shadow. Yes, this is real: there is a brand-new Urban Decay Naked Palette, and it’s coming soon!”

The Naked Ultimate Basics Palette only contains matte shadows and features 12 all new neutral shades, combining both warm undertoned shades to cold undertoned ones.

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Out Now! • Makeup Addiction Holy Glow Palette Vol.1 and Meadow Eyeshadow Palette

Exciting news for the Makeup Addiction lovers! The brand has released and added to their line two new products: the Meadow Eyeshadow Palette and the highlighting Holy Glow Palette Vol. 1.

Full reviews are coming soon, but, in the meantime, let’s take a look!

Meadow Palette

Here’s how it’s described on their official website:

The ‘Meadow’ Eyeshadow Palette consists of 8 highly pigmented shadows, that range from cool to warm tones including bold metallic colours which compliment each other. Each shadow weighs 3.5g.



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  • Sandstone– Metallic peachy beige, think bubbly.
  • Sweet Peach – Matte medium peach beige, think yummy peaches.
  • Dusk – Matte dark burnt orange, think terracotta.
  • Slate Green– Metallic duo chrome green with blue/brown, think slate.
  • Bronzed Leaf– Metallic bronze, think egyptian goddess.
  • Pink Blossom – Metallic peachy pink, think romance.
  • Poison Ivy– Metallic moss green, think nature.
  • Crushed Blueberry – Matte dark teal blue, think mysterious sky.

Holy Glow Palette Vol.1

Here’s how it’s described on their official website:

The Holy Glow Vol 1 Highlighter Palette is a collection of 4 highly pigmented shades for a true glow that will suit all skin tones. Use a light hand with our highlighting brushes. Layer for a multidimensional glow or use alone on all areas of the face or body. CRUELTY FREE. PARABEN FREE. 3.5g.


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  • White diamond– A silver reflective diamond white
  • Pink champagne – A pearlescent pink with gold
  • Golden beam– A light reflecting gold with white sheen
  • Sun kissed– A radiant metallic champagne

All the shades, color selection and packaging look lovely. Can’t wait to get my hands on them! They never disappoint with their products. Their eyeshadow palettes are phenomenal and stables in my kit! For more:



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Vice 4 Palette • Urban Decay • Out Now! (US) / Holiday 2015! (Europe)

A new vice is around, because Urban Decay released the fourth palette of the series, the Vice 4.

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Product Description

“We channeled all the darkly gorgeous, dimensional hues of an oil slick (inspired by our vintage shade name Oil Slick) into a palette filled with rich, deep jewel tones. Vice4 features a stunning array of colors and a wide range of finishes, from buttery-smooth mattes and shimmering metallics to shades laced with micro-glitter. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients for rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts (and sparkle that doesn’t fall)”.

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As the other Vice palettes, the Vice 4 contains twenty brand new eyeshadows with different textures, from matte to shimmery/metallic to glittery.

It’s a limited edition palette that comes in a matching bag and it’s provided with a large mirror and a double-ended brush.


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Most of the shades should contain micro-glitter particles, but it’s more of a sparkle, i’d say. Some of them tend to be a bit dusty, but with a good primer they should be great.

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Urban Decay • Naked Smoky Palette • Summer 2015

A new exciting addiction to the famous Naked palette line has been done! We’re talking about the brand new Naked Smoky!sparkleoflight urban decay naked smoky palette eyeshadow eyeshadows preview review summer packaging Following the footsteps of the Naked 1, 2 and 3, this new palette is composed by twelve shades and features “nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives”.

How is the Naked Smoky palette described?

sparkleoflight urban decay naked smoky palette eyeshadow eyeshadows preview review summer lookThere’s more to the perfect smoky eye than a heap of dark shadow and a badass attitude. (Although the attitude certainly doesn’t hurt.) The key to nailing the most sought-after and elusive eye look ever? Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky—loaded with ALL the essentials for the perfect neutral smoky eye. We packed our newest Naked palette with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals—nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives. Experiment with warm bronzes, dimensional grays, rich browns, gorgeous taupes and deep black. From mattes and satins to shades with sparkle, Naked Smoky has it all. We painstakingly assembled everything you need in one palette: A true range of shades. The perfect brushes. We even included detailed tutorials!

Ever buy a beauty product and then realize you have no idea how to use it? Naked Smoky makes sultry, come-hither eyes totally doable. A detailed look book included with the palette breaks down four of our favorite ways to get Naked and smoky. Follow the step-by-step instructions to steal one of our looks (try the Iconic UD Smoky Eye, the Smoky Reality Star, the Smoky Cat or Everyday Smoky), or create your own. We even worked with top makeup artists to get their best tips and tricks for smoky-eye success. And since high-quality brushes are essential, we preloaded the palette with an exclusive double-ended brush. Use the Tapered Crease Brush to lay down shadow, define the crease or blend out color. To seamlessly fuse shadow and liner, use the Smoky Smudger Brush. Small enough for highlighting the brow bone or the corner of the eye, it’s also ideal for smoking out the lower lash line. (It’s also Wende’s favorite shape for perfect tight-lining.)

The case and the brush feature a cool floating smoke effect, with “Naked Smoky” in gunmetal foil. To add to the mysterious vibe, we set the shadow pans in a smoky transparent base. As mesmerizing as the case is, it’s also practical. A magnetic closure prevents shadow mishaps in your bag, and the full-size mirror makes it easy to get Naked whenever the urge strikes.

How is the palette composed?

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  • High Champagne shimmer with micro-glitter (New) – It’s a shimmery light pink.
  • Dirtysweet Medium bronze (New) – It’s a gold with a shimmery finish.
  • Radar Metallic taupe with iridescent micro-glitter (Vice 2) – It’s a gold/copper with microglitters.
  • Armor Metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle (Vice) – It’s a light gray with a touch of taupe and has a metallic/sparkly finish.

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Chanel • Collection Mediterranée • Summer 2015

Chanel‘s collections have always that perfect balance of class, grace and beauty that literally enchant me.

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This year’s summer collection is called Collection Mediterranée and features a lot of pieces, covering everything you may need.

sparkleoflight collection mediterranee chanel summer 2015 promo highlighter camelia beautyThe inspiration behind this Chanel collection comes from the elegant and iconic vintage feel of the French Riviera.

How is the collection described?

sparkleoflight collection mediterranee chanel summer 2015 look mediterranee“The vivid skies and blue seas of the Mediterranean inspire a vibrant makeup collection.Bronzed skin and mesmerizing eyes create a radiant Summer look, while bold nails and colourful lips complete the effect”.

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Bronzing/Higlighting Powder – $65.00

sparkleoflight collection mediterranee chanel summer 2015 lumiere d'ete dete lluminating powder highlighterOne the highlights of the collection is definitely the Lumière d’Été Bronzing Powder (Limited Edition) in the shade Golden Bronze.

Embossed with a lush camellia blossom, this golden-bronze powder adds sun-kissed radiance to the complexion, eyes and décolleté.

It’s a very warm medium caramel brown with a luminescent finish. On fair skins can definitely work well as an eyeshadow. It’s a great piece for collectors.

Le Vernis – $27.00

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It features four shades. Description:

Classic and trend-defining shades in an exclusive formula that strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers high-shine colour. Applies evenly without streaking. All Chanel nail products are formaldehyde-free, toluene-free and DBP-free.

#697 Terrana / Shimmering Chocolate Brown (Limited Edition)
#707 Méditerranée / Ocean Blue
#717 Coquelicot / Luminous Vermillion Red
#727 Lavanda / Intense Vivid Violet

Rouge Coco Shine – $36.00

sparkleoflight collection mediterranee chanel summer 2015 rouge coco shine hydrating sheer lipshine 507 insoumise 497 intrepide 477 reveuse 487 amorosaDescribed as: The next chapter in the brilliant ROUGE COCO SHINE story: ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Colour Lipshine, an innovative formula with intensified pigments to take colour and sheen to a new level of vibrancy. Sheer, shiny, colour-rich shades are effortlessly chic, infinitely wearable. Hydratendre Complex softens and plumps lips for a healthier, fuller appearance.

#477 Rêveuse / Golden Pink
#487 Amorosa / Sun-Kissed Copper Brown (Limited Edition)

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MAC x Giambattista Valli Collection • Summer 2015 • Preview

For the upcoming summer MAC teamed up with a very special fashion designer, Giambattista Valli.

sparkleoflight mac cosmetics giambattista valli collecton lipstick summer paris 2015To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Maison Valli, MAC will release a limited edition collection, the MAC x Giambattista Valli, that features a gorgeous bouquet of five lipsticks.

sparkleoflight mac cosmetics giambattista valli collecton lipsticks summer 2015The collection can please anyone, because all the shades are matte and pretty classic, but fresh and summery. You can find a magenta pink, a dark red, a nude pink, a bold plum and a muted coral.

sparkleoflight mac cosmetics giambattista valli fashion collecton lipstick summer 2015As you may have noticed, the collection has a strong floral theme, reflecting Valli’s amazingly gorgeous style.

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