Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Looxi Beauty Auroras Eyeshadow Swatches and Review!

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If you are regular an instagrammer like myself I am sure you would have come across this brand named Looxi Beauty which is making rave reviews everywhere! Looxi Beauty is an indie company founded by Jessica D and is based out of Woodstock, IL. She herself mixes and hand presses all the eyeshadows and highlighters available in her online store! She has a bunch of different eyeshadows ranging from mattes to shimmers and recently she released her auroras which are duo chrome eyeshadows! She also has a quite a few highlighters with dupes for Becca Champagne Pop, MAC Cosmetics Whisper Of Guilt, MAC Cosmetics Oh Darling, Laura Geller Guilded Honey etc..also she has liquid highlighters known as Kickers which can be used alone or under your powder highlighters for an extra oomph! 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Viseart Neutral Matte 01 and Dark Matte 04 Palettes Review and Swatches

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Viseart palettes have cult following in the industry and are considered to have the best eyeshadows in the market by pro makeup artists as well as beauty enthusiasts all across the world and for some very good reasons! Lets find out why!

What does the brand say about these palettes:
Get professional quality eye looks with these versatile 12-shade palettes. Viseart’s coveted, bestselling palettes are reliable film-tested professional products, a staple in every artist’s kit, and they’re the work horse of all professional artists. These palettes have a dynamic cult following throughout all levels of artistry. Manufactured in France, Viseart’s proprietary formula is created in small tightly-controlled batches to maintain pigment quality, powder integrity, and consistency. Viseart is the “secret sauce” for top Hollywood makeup artists, as well as makeup artist enthusiasts of all genres. 

Neutral Matte 01 Palette: Perfect for creating a no-makeup look, this core neutral palette features beige and brown tones that are ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining eyes, brows, or facial contours. 

Dark Matte 04 Palette: These dramatic, rich shades add an extra depth of color to any eye look. Navies and wines add definition to a smoky eye, while rich browns and oranges deepen golden and champagne eye looks. 

Viseart palettes retail for 80$ each (for 12 eyeshadows) and contain 0.84oz or 24gm of total product which equals to 2gm of each eyeshadow, now if you compare...MakeupGeek eyeshadows retail for 6$ each and contain 1.8gm of product whereas MAC pro refills retail for 10$ each and contain 1.5gms of product! I picked up both my palettes during sale and paid around 60$ each which further reduces the price of each eyeshadow to 5$ each only! Do the math!

Packaging: As with all pro makeup brands Viseart palettes too come in simple plastic case packaging, nothing fancy but the plastic does feel quite sturdy and travel friendly

My Experience:
I picked up the Viseart Neutral Matte palette last year and have used quite a bit since then and I must say its a phenomenal palette! Just by looking at it you would feel blah as it looks plain unattractive neutral palette with boring shades but in day to day life this palette is a life savior! The shades are gorgeous for everyday looks and so versatile! You can create simple everyday looks to deep dark smokey eyes. Out of all viseart palette I feel this one would act as a glue in holding all the other palettes together, if you already have a lot of neutral palettes and don't want to buy another one as Ill be honest the shades are very dupeable than go for the other palettes but if you are a makeup junkie like me or if you are looking for an all round neutral matte palette with fantastic formula definitely give it a try!

The Dark Matte 04 palette has a special place in my heart! I love deep dark warm shades and this palette is perfect for that! I picked up the Dark Matte recently and have used few times already and the formula and pigmentation is consistent with the Neutral Matte if not better! All Viseart palettes are handmade in a small factory in France and contain organic ingredients! They are not tested on animals and contain No parabens, gluten, petrochemicals, silicone or mineral oils. 

The formula is smooth and blendable and adher to skin really well. Even though a couple of the shades when swatched felt dry but on the eye lids they don't feel dry or chalky at all and blend beautifully! The pigmentation is top notch, they appear as intense on the eyes as they swatch which in my opinion is amazing as sometimes even though the shadow swatches beautifully and is pigmented that intensity does not translate on the eyelids which can be frustrating. 

Overall I am really happy and I would highly recommend these palettes especially when they are on sale! I want to try their Bridal Satin and Sultry Muse palettes next!

Price:- 80$

Rating:- A+

Availability:- Sephora, FrendsBeauty, CameraReadyCosmetics, AlconeCo and MuseBeauty.pro


INGREDIENTS:
MINERAL TALC, MICA, MINERAL ZINC STEARATE, OCTYLDODECANOL (PLANT DERIVED), MYRISTYL LACTATE (PLANT DERIVED), OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE (VEGETABLE DERIVED), ISONONYL ISONONANOATE (PLANT DERIVED), TOCOPHEROL (PLANT DERIVED). (+/-) MAY CONTAIN: MINERAL PIGMENTS: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (77891), IRON OXIDES (77491, 77492, 77499), BLUE 1 (42090), CARMINE (75470), MICA (77019).



Viseart Neutral Matte 01 Palette Swatches
viseart neutral matte palette review



viseart neutral matte palette 01



viseart neutral matte palette 01



viseart neutral matte palette 01

viseart neutral matte palette swatches



Viseart Dark Matte 04 Palette Swatches
viseart dark matte palette review



viseart dark mattes 04



viseart dark matte 04



viseart dark mattes 04


viseart dark matte palette swatches

I hope the review and swatches were helpful, until next time take care and stay beautiful!



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shea Terra Organics Authentic African Black Soap Review & Why You Need It In Your Life!


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I have been obsessed with Shea Terra Organics products for a while now especially the Moroccan Rose Water which is favorite rose water toner ever! But today I'll be talking about the best all natural organic cleanser Authentic African Black Soap Powder Cleanser. I first came across this line from Shea Terra on Skin & Tonics blog and was really fascinated by the description of the product. If you don't know Shea Terra Organics I'd highly recommend you to visit the site and see for yourself. The owner Tammie Umbel procures all the ingredients herself directly from the local African market therefore helping the local natives in preserving their wildlife habitats by sharing their indigenous healing ingredients with the world! All of her products are 99.9% natural with high quality ingredients! Check out more about Shea Terra Organics here.