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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: NARS One Night Stand Blush Palette

Hi everyone!! Wow, this is my third palette I’ve reviewed in a row.. on a roll!! This will be the last one for the next few weeks!! The NARS One Night Stand Blush Palette was released as part of the 2013 holiday collection and of course limited edition. The palette contains 6 powders: 4 blushes, 1 highlighter & 1 bronzer.

Just a bit of disclosure – I’ve been reading a few blogs around the controversy that surrounds this collaboration with Guy Bourdin. Some of Guy Bourdin works are said to be morbid and offensive to women. My review is purely based on makeup and I’m not supporting or condoning anything. So if you’re offended by my review, I’m sorry but the blush was too pretty to not review!!

NARS One Night Stand Blush Palette
Like all NARS powder products, the One Night Stand Blush Palette comes in a nice matte black rubbery packaging. It does get dirty quite quickly but nothing a quick wipe can’t fix.

The following shades are included in the palette (L-R starting from top row):

  • Devotee: Highlighter
  • Mistinguette: Bright pink
  • Orgasm: Peachy pink with golden shimmer, reviewed here
  • Laguna: Brown powder with a bit of golden shimmer
  • Deep Throat: Sheer peach
  • Goulue: Berry pink

NARS One Night Stand Blush Palette NARS One Night Stand Blush Palette swatches
Additional info:

  • Blushes made in Canada
  • Bronzer made in USA
  • 6 x 4g
  • Roughly about 85% of the full size
  • Price: $65 USD ($10.83 per blush/bronzer)
  • Limited Edition

What I like about the NARS One Night Stand Blush Palette:

  • 6 powders in one very sleek palette
  • Great quality
  • Awesome colour payoff and finish
  • Easy to blend
  • Stays on for a good 8 hours
  • The large mirror is very handy

NARS lovers, recommend me some of your favourite NARS products?

Product purchased by me.

 

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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