Quick Swatches: Eye Shadows from Japonesque, Peony, Cargo, Ulta, Coastal Scents, and Vera Mona
Apr06

Quick Swatches: Eye Shadows from Japonesque, Peony, Cargo, Ulta, Coastal Scents, and Vera Mona

Clockwise from top left, ending in center: Cargo Eye Shadow Duo in Joey & The Rocks, Vera Mona Eyeshadow in Clover, Coastal Scents Style Eyes Sampler,and Ulta Six Color Sampler Eyeshadow Palette, Japonesque Velvet Touch Duo No. 5, and Peony Shadow Trio.

Clockwise from top left, ending in center: Cargo Eye Shadow Duo in Joey & The Rocks, Vera Mona Eyeshadow in Clover, Coastal Scents Style Eyes Sampler,and Ulta Six Color Sampler Eyeshadow Palette, Japonesque Velvet Touch Duo No. 5, and Peony Shadow Trio.

Eye shadow swatches and palettes are pretty to look at but I tend not to use shadows very often.

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Benefit, Laura Geller, It Cosmetics, Cargo, Ulta, NYC, e.l.f. & Essence – Matte Bronzer Swatches, Reviews, and Comparisions
Feb27

Benefit, Laura Geller, It Cosmetics, Cargo, Ulta, NYC, e.l.f. & Essence – Matte Bronzer Swatches, Reviews, and Comparisions

Starting from bottom left: e.l.f. Cool Bronzer, NYC Color Wheel - All Over Bronze, and Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder; Second row right to left: Essence Sun Club - 01 Natural and 02 Sunny; Third row: left to right: Ulta Matte Bronzer Warm and Cool; Top row right to left: Benefit Hoola, Cargo Matte Bronzer - Medium, Laura Geller Matte - Medium, and It Cosmetics CC + Bronzer.

Starting from bottom left: e.l.f. Cool Bronzer, NYC Color Wheel – All Over Bronze, and Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder; Second row right to left: Essence Sun Club – 01 Natural and 02 Sunny; Third row: left to right: Ulta Matte Bronzer Warm and Cool; Top row right to left: Benefit Hoola, Cargo Matte Bronzer – Medium, Laura Geller Matte – Medium, and It Cosmetics CC + Bronzer.

Any time of year is good for a new bronzer. While I have some deep cosmetic loyalties to eye makeup (mascara: Lancome Définicils – Black, primer/ shadow base: Trish McEvoy Eye Base – Sand, and eyeliner: Trish McEvoy Gel Eyeliner – Arabian Nights), I vacillate on face color. Yet ironically, bronzer is the type of makeup I’m most attached to. I usually have at least two powder bronzers and one cream (such as Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector)  in my makeup bag and several in my vanity. I do like blush, and I love eyeliner and mascara. But I’d be unhappy without bronzer.

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