Makeup Addiction • Vintage Palette • Review

Some time ago I published a post on this blog about a product I tend to reach for almost every time i do my makeup, the Flaming Love Palette by Makeup Addiction. I got the chance to try their latest release, the Vintage Palette, and, after some time of testing, I’m finally managing to talk about it. I really wanted to do this a bit earlier, but so many things happened and i couldn’t.

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So, as the Flaming Love, the Vintage Palette contains eight individual eyeshadows with finishes ranging from matte to metallic to sparkly/glittery.

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As described on their official website, the palette contains “a range of neutral warm earthy tones and metallic colours which compliment each other“.

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Shades & Swatches

All the eyeshadows have a good pigmentation, some of them an outstanding one, and perform very well in terms of resistance and saturation.

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Matte Finish

These three shades have a lovely matte finish and a creamy/velvety texture. The pigmentation of this ones is great and they provide a lovely base to work with. They also compensate well the metallic and “glittery” shades.

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  • Custard Cream – It’s described as a “matte soft creamy beige, think yummy custard desert”. I usually dust this all over the eyes to help with the blending or on the brow bone and inner corner for a soft highlight.
  • Dirty Brown – It’s described as a “matte yellow based brown, think camel“. This shade has a lovely yellow undertone, but somehow it manages to result cold undertoned, if used with cold shades, and warm undertoned, when used with warm shades, so it’s definitely very versatile. It’s perfect to define the crease and give dimension to the eyes or all over the lid and crease for a 90’s inspired look. It’s very, very similar to MAC‘s now discontinued  Uninterrupted Pro Longwear eyeshadow. I believe that it’s definitely dupe and there’s actually no difference in the results! Love this! Amazing shade!
  • Amber – It’s described as a “matte yellow orange, think sunset”. This is my favorite matte shade. I’m obsessed with orange shades on the crease. Obsessed. I mix this one with the warm matte shades (Flaming Kisses, Brownie and Savannah Desert) from the Flaming Love Palette to create a lovely warm gradient on the crease. So, as i may have hinted, this is definitely my favorite matte shade from the palette. When I opened the Vintage Palette for the first time, i immediately fell in love.

“Creamy Metallic” Shades

These three eyeshadows have a unique consistency, because, as i said for the matte shades, they’re creamy, but, instead of having a matte finish, they’re extremely shimmery/metallic.

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Luxy Lash • #BAE, Keep It 100 and Trap Queen False Lashes + Glueboo Lash Glue Review

In these past few months i got the chance to try and test three pairs of minks by premium lash company Luxy Lash. The styles i tried are #BAE, Keep It 100 and Trap Queen and, as you can see, they’re all strip lashes.

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As described on their official website Luxy Lash mink lashes are 100% cruelty-free and handcrafted with care.

Style 1: #BAE

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Here’s how they’re described:

Dense at the roots and delicately tapered at the ends. The perfect everyday lashes that are bound to become your new #BAE!
These lashes look so natural and instantly open up any eye shape. They were created for those who love subtle lashes that blend in seamlessly with your real lashes. Extremely light-weight and comfortable!”

Even though it doesn’t have an invisible band, #BAE is indeed extremely light-weight and comfortable. It has a medium length and density, because it’s thicker at the base and with a nice and natural separation at the ends. #BAE opens up the eyes in a very natural way. It’s perfect for daytime looks or chic events.

  • Band: Cotton Thread
  • Color: Natural Black
  • Length: 6-14 mm
  • Type: 100% Siberian Mink Hair

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Makeup Addiction • Flaming Love Palette Review

When testing out products, I can definitely tell that I like something, when I start using it on repeat or when i tend to go back to it every time i’m putting my makeup on.

This happened with the Flaming Love Palette by Makeup Addiction.

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If you check some of my work, you can definitely tell that i’m into brows and graphic eyeliners, but that i’m also in love with being creative, especially with colors. Something you may not know yet is that I’m totally into pigmented, matte and warm undertoned eyeshadows too, so you can do the math and understand why i genuinely and honestly love this palette so much.

Palette Composition and Shades

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“The ‘Flaming Love‘ eyeshadow palette consists of 8 highly pigmented shadows, with a range of warm earthy tones and metallic colours which compliment each other”.

The palette is composed by eight eyeshadows that I personally consider as pressed pigments. As for the finishes, three are matte, while the other have a metallic finish. Two of the metallic ones have a nice duo chrome effect.

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Yes, i broke that eyeshadow, but works perfectly 🙂

  • Whisper – “Metallic beige, think champagne”. It’s a perfect highlighting shade for lids, inner corners and cheekbones too.
  • Goldilocks – “True gold, think treasure. It has a metallic finish”. What i love about it is that it’s a warmer gold, not too cold and not too “antique”.
  • Belize – “Metallic turquoise, think peacock”. This is one of those shades that make you immediately think about summer and i love to combine it with Goldilocks and Savannah Desert.
  • Amethyst – “Duo chrome purple, think jewels. It has a metallic finish”. It’s a lovely metallic purple shade with a light hint of blue and magenta.

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  • Eden – “Duo chrome pink with gold flecks, think rose gold”. Eden may look like a average metallic pink, but it has a lovely gold touch to it.
  • Flaming kisses – “Matte burgundy red, think rusty”. It’s definitely a great shade to deepen the crease. If blended lightly, it gives a lovely warm and reddish touch to any look. If fully applied, it gets pretty dark. Love it!
  • Savannah Desert – “Matte orange based brown, think earth”. Same ad Flaming Kisses, but instead of warm and reddish touch, it provides more of a warm and orange one.
  • Brownie – “Matte dark brown, think chocolate”. It’s the darkest and with this one you can deepen any look. It’s not a black, but a very dark brown and has a neutral to warm undertone.

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Review • House Of Lashes • Precious Gem Lash Cases

Hello People and Happy National Lash Day! 🙂

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Since no one ever thought something like this, premium lash company House Of Lashes decided to enstablish a #NationalLashDay (19th of February) to celebrate real and false lashes and to release today a new collection of lash accessories, the Precious Gem Lash Cases.

I got the chance to try and test this cases before the official release and i can tell you that this pretty little gems aren’t only nice looking, but very useful accessories to carry around when going out or travelling.

Before getting into my experience with these Lash Cases, let’s see how this collection is composed.

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Aquamarine on the left, Champagne Gold on the right

The Precious Gem Lash Cases come in three colours: Rose Quartz, Champagne Gold and Aquamarine (I own the last two).

Each lash case can comfortably contain up to three pairs of lashes.

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Precious Gem Lash Case in Aquamarine containing House Of Lashes lashes from the Glam Collection in Temptress, Smokey Muse and Temptress Wispy (Top to Bottom).

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Precious Gem Lash Case in Champagne Gold containing House of Lashes false lashes from the Premium Collection in Featherette, Boudoir and Iconic (Top to Bottom).

Closeup of the lashes I organized into the lash cases:

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Red Cherry • Wispies WSP False Lashes • Review

Hi everyone! 🙂

Today I’m back with another review and it’s of a very famous pair of Red Cherry‘s false eyelashes, the Wispy (or WSP).

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Usually, all the wispy styles are kinda natural-looking, because they’re very thin and lightweight.

There’s more length and less volume.

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The final result tends to resemble the one given by the individual lashes, that blend way better with your own real lashes, but are very time consuming to apply and require quite a bit of practice.

Starting from the lash band, the Red Cherry’s have a medium volume that tends to “open” towards the tips, crisscrossing a tiny bit.

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Out Now! • MAC is Beauty Collection • Spring 2015

Another huge MAC collection is out now online and in stores. We’re talking about the MAC is Beauty for Spring 2015!
sparkleoflight mac is beauty collection spring 2015 makeup cosmetics overview preview reviewHere’s how the collection is described:

No appointment required…Come in and indulge yourself in a world of pure, delicious vanity, where you can preen supreme, emerging perfectly coiffed, polished and all glammed up. What’s wrong with being a little high-maintenance?“.

The collection covers almost anything you may need to add that spring-like special something to your make up!

How is the collection composed?

The collection is composed by an astonishing grand total of 48 pieces!
sparkleoflight mac is beauty collection spring 2015 makeup cosmetics overview reviewIt features one crayon chromagraphic, one mascara, one eye liner, two eye kohls, two beauty powders, three nail polishes, three brushes, four eyeshadows, four lipglasses, twelve lipsticks and sixteen fluidlines.

Most of the products are brand new and available now in limited edition, but don’t worry, because part of the new stuff is going to be added to the permanent line.

• Eye Kohls + Crayon Chromagraphic

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Top to Bottom: Crayon Cromagraphic, Eye Kohl in Fascinating and Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick

Fascinating
I Get No Kick

NC 15/ NW 20 – Nude

• Eyeshadows

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Bouffant – Pale mint-green shimmer (Satin)
Preening – Medium lavender (Satin)
Wow Factor – Pale peach shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)

• Cremesheen Lip Gloss

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Japanese Spring – clear lilac
Fashion Scoop – soft pink
Star Quality – bright pink
On The Scene – soft peach

• Lipsticks

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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.

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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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