Anastasia Beverley Hills Shadow Couture Palette

Okay, so it seems like I’m a little bit late on the Anastasia boat, but I promise you, I bought this palette like 2 months ago and just forgot to write about it.

20150913_151553Firstly, let’s talk about packaging.

It’s sleek, it’s compact, it’s sturdy… but most im20150913_151634portantly, IT HAS A MIRROR!

Which is always nice.

Secondly, the shadows themselves, are some of the best I’ve ever come across.  Not only am I referring to the really well thought out colour range, but also the quality and pigmentation of the shadow.

What I like the most about this palette is that I found very wearable.  Yes, there are a few pops of colour, but I feel like you could really do so many different looks with this palette, going from bare-faced natural, to full glam.

Soft Peach: for many skin tones this shade can work perfectly as a transition colour, but for me, since I have a more olive complexion, I like using it to diffuse darker colours when they start to get muddy, or even as a highlight shade on the brow bone.

Spoiled: a soft peachy colour that I feel would suit a lot of different skin tones.  It’s a little more glittery than the other shades (rather than shimmery), but I still really like it as a l20150913_152420id shade on my more “natural” days.

Morocco: is definitely my favourite colour out of the palette.  It’s a gorgeous, reddy, brick brown.  It’s awesome for warming up any look or even as a transition shade.

Fudge: is exactly what it says, a delicious fudgey brown, perfect for deepening the crease.  It’s not too cool and not too warm, just a happy medium.

Heirloom: is a lovely jewel toned, shimmery purple.  It’s a really lovely colour but I do find that it’s texture is a little more chalky than some of the other shadows (especially the matte shadows).  Despite that, it still looks great packed on the lid, especially over a black base.

Azure: is a STUNNING, vibrant, metallic, royal blue.  I have nothing like this in my 20150913_152358collection, it’s so amazing! It’s great for adding that “pop” of blue to any look.

Bellini: such a cute little peachy, shimmery shade.  I love using this on the lid for my more warm toned smokey eyes.

Intense gaze: an intensely shimmery pink.  It’s so so pretty but I haven’t had a chance to use this shade much because I feel like the pink may not compliment my brown eyes.

Pink Champagne: is the most amazing colour, it literally looks like champagne bubbles, because it’s so metallic and shimmery.  The texture reminds me a bit of Makeup Geek foiled shadows, it’s very soft and buttery.

Metallic: a very unique green based gold.  I love using this in a black smokey eye, I like popping it right in the centre of the lid and in the middle of my lower lashline.

Chic: can only really be described as a green tinted silver, really cool for an inner corner highlight.

Noir: the… greatest black… in the history of the universe (I think).

An absolutely fantastic palette from Anastasia, so well thought out and versatile!  You can create so many different looks from just this one palette.  Even the brush is pretty good!  I’ve noticed that it does shed a little, but it’s still a nice blending brush for the crease.

I highly recommend this palette this palette.  The shadows are easy to blend and the colour range is great, my only peeve is that Heirloom is a tad chalky (but gorgeous nonetheless).

Covergirl Fabulous and Flawless Foundation- Review

I recently picked up the Covergirl fabulous and flawless foundation from Priceline for $13 (not bad 1424326202022aye?), and it is freaking awesome!  I picked up the shade, Golden Tan, which was the darkest shade in the selection, which I think is a little ridiculous because a foundation as good as this should be available to all people of different skin shades.  This foundation claims to be a foundation, primer and concealer in one, which for many it may very well be, but for those with oily skin I still recommend wearing a primer underneath.  The coverage is great, I only every use 1 pump for my entire face, or sometime20150219_132741s one and a half for a night out and it covers my blemishes perfectly while still letting my natural skin show through.  It glides on perfectly, leaving a natural matte finish, without looking cakey or feeling thick.  I always make sure to set it with a translucent powder just to ensure that it won’t move around throughout the day, and it really does the trick.  I didn’t get oily all day, however, my face didn’t stay matte, it just ended up slightly dewy at the end of the day, which wasn’t much of an issue for me.  My only issue so far with this foundation is that the shade range is so small, because it would have been nice for this foundation to be more accessible to people of darker skin tones, and I personally, would prefer to have the option of purchasing a shade a little darker for when I’m really tanned during summer. So to sum it up in dot points:

Pros:20150219_171101

– Can be worn without a primer for people with normal to combination to skin.

– A little goes a long way to cover blemishes.

– Not thick or cakey.

– A natural matte finish.

– Doesn’t oxidise.

– Cheap as chips.

– Lasts all day(doesn’t move around).

– Doesn’t break me out.

Cons:

– Not a big enough shade range.

*disclaimer* What works for me may not work for you, this is just my honest opinion.