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The Perfect Palette Tag

the perfect palette tag

You know, I’ve never been a fan of tags but lately I’ve been enjoying reading them. I can’t remember what I was doing the other night but I was reading a blog (I can’t remember whose) and happened to come across The Perfect Palette Tag. I was curious at everyone’s responses, I even googled the tag so I could read more. Then it got me thinking, why don’t I write-up a post too and here it is!! My responses are only based on the palettes I own.

Perfect Palette Tag Questions

1. Best Packaging & 2. Best Color Payoff – Urban Decay Vice 2
The best packaging palette would be Urban Decay Vice 2. I love the purple case with a crystal Urban Decay logo at the top, it just feels so fancy. As I mentioned in my blog post, this palette has a large mirror where you can actually use it to apply makeup with. The colours in the palette are ridiculously amazing and I just love everything about it. Urban Decay Vice Palette 2

3. Most Versatile – Dior Cannage Collection
This is the oldest palette I own. I bought it wayy before I got into makeup and even before I met my husband! This palette has everything you need in one – eyeshadow, mascara, blush, powder and a lippy.

dior  cannage collection

4. Best for Traveling – Marc Jacobs in Lolita
When Marc Jacobs released a makeup range, I knew I had to get my hands on something. I grabbed the eyeshadow palette in Lolita because I knew it would be a good neutral palette and with the sleek packaging, it would be awesome for traveling.

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY the lolita

5. Biggest Regret
None. I never have any regrets when it comes to buying makeup. Even if it doesn’t work out, they are usually still pretty to look at. I have quite low expectations with most things so I’m really easy to please!

6. Best Color Names – Too Faced Joy To The Girls
The Too Faced Joy To The Girls palette was from the 2013 holiday collection. The palette comes with 15 eyeshadows and each of the eyeshadows has a Christmas themed name. My favourite names from this palette is Sugar Plum, Twinkle, Too-Too and Powdered Sugar. Adorable names aren’t they?

US haul joy to the girls palette

7. Least Used – Too Faced Natural Eye Palette
It’s not that I don’t like this palette, it’s just that I have so many other palettes that I keep going back to. The palette comes with 9 colours and they are all quite neutral coloured, consisting of some matte and shimmery shades.

Too Faced Natural Eye palette

8. Most Used & 10. Desert Island – Naked 1 & 2 palettes
The Naked 1 & 2 are my most used palettes so I would take them with me to a desert island. I can’t get enough of both these palettes so it made perfect sense to categorise them as the most used and desert island. I can’t wait to get Naked 3 in a few weeks time to complete my Naked collection!

 

9. Most Loved – NARS One Night Stand Blush Palette
Well everyone…this is my most loved palette! Why do I love it so much? It’s packed with the popular shades and it’s limited edition. It comes with 4 blushes, a highlighter and a bronzer.

NARS One Night Stand Blush Palette

So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Please feel free to do the Perfect Palette Tag and link it down in the comments so I can have a read.

Quickie Review: Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Creme

I was in the market for a new eye concealer last year and I came across the Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Creme in Sephora. I haven’t heard much about this product at all so I quickly read the reviews on the Sephora website. Everyone was raving on about how good this was, so I thought what the heck lets buy it. Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this product.

BB Eye Creme is the 1st eye care treatment from Dior designed to eliminate dark circles and puffiness, while illuminating the skin and also offering SPF protection. BB Eye Creme represents an innovative concept, instantly and lastingly revitalising, correcting and illuminating the eyes in one single step, thanks to exclusive Dior Eye RevivalTM technology. The eyes sparkle, looking rested and fresher as they open up to reveal their vibrant beauty.

Dior hydra life bb eye creme Dior hydra life bb eye creme Dior hydra life bb eye creme Dior hydra life bb eye creme

Additional info:

  • Made in France
  • 6ml
  • Price: $45 USD
  • SPF 20
  • 2 shades available – 01 Luminous Beige & 02 Luminous Peach

What I like about the Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Creme :

  • Great quality as with any Dior product.
  • Beautiful smooth formula and easy to blend.
  • Hydrating whilst providing some sort of coverage.
  • It works well under my eyes but I don’t have much dark circles so I can’t say if it works just as well for those that do.
  • It absorbs quickly and gives a brightening look.
  • A little goes a long way. I find that if you use too much, creasing may start occurring.
  • Packaging is pretty cute. It comes in a small, light blue plastic container with a silver cap and a doe-foot applicator.
  • Travel friendly due to the size.

The downside to this product is that, there are only two shades available and the price. Otherwise, it’s a pretty good eye BB cream but would I buy again? Probably not, I want to keep looking for a product that provides all of the above and a little more coverage.

Have you tried BB Eye Creme?

Product purchased with my own money.

 

Top Picks: 8 Beauty products for Chinese New Year 2014

Happy Monday everyone!! Chinese New Year is just around the corner!! This year will be the Year of the Horse. People born on the year of the horse are said to be clever, kind and charming. Last year, I created a Chinese New Year makeup look so this year I wanted to do something different. I have put together a selection of beauty products for Chinese New Year that represents the theme of the holiday.

Top Picks Beauty products for Chinese New Year 2014

Image credit: Sephora & Lush

Top L to R – MUFE Eyeshadow in Matte Cold Red, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Stargazer, Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Ballet Pink & Lush makeup eyeliner in Fantasy.

Top Picks Beauty products for Chinese New Year 2014

Image credit: Sephora

Top L to R – Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat Soft Compact Face Powder in Peach Plumetis, NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks in Calypso Coral & NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition Nail Polish in Tomorrow’s Red

What have you got planned for CNY? Our family celebrates on New Year’s Eve at home with a big delicious meal. After dinner, we will head out to the temple to watch lion dancing and fire crackers. This year I am also bringing the celebrations to work, I’ll be organising a CNY morning tea, I’m really excited!!

Hope you enjoy this post!! Happy CNY to those who celebrate it, Kung Hei Fat Choi!

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