My makeup collection has been growing so much (AKA I have a makeup addiction) and I’m feeling overwhelmed by how many products I want to test and review for you. I’ve been thinking about how much easier it would be if you were all just sitting at my beauty drawers with me so I could show you everything I’m trying right now. Unfortunately, I can’t beam you all into my apartment. I have been testing eye shadow palettes the last couple of weeks and figured if you can’t be here to go through my eye shadow drawer, I could at least show you what’s new.
Since the release of the Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection, everyone has been ranting and raving about the amazing quality and versatility. I finally gave in and picked up the palette in Earthy Elements as it is one of the most neutral from the bunch. I’ve used it a few times and haven’t really come to a conclusion on how I feel about it. The large, shimmery “base” shade is a little flaky and chunky, but the rest of the shades are pigmented and smooth. The last time I used the palette, my eye look came out rather muddy looking so I’ll definitely have to play with it more.
I had never tried anything from BH Cosmetics before this mostly because ordering beauty products online is a bit intimidating to me. I like to have a little swatch fest in store and have a taste of what a product is all about before buying. So you can imagine how wxcited I was to find the Carli Bybel palette from BH Cosmetics in my local Ulta. It’s a palette of 10 shadows and 4 gorgeous highlight shades for only $14.50! I couldn’t leave it behind. There’s a decent mix of smooth, pigmented metallics and creamy mattes that I can’t wait to play with more. The quality has been lovely so far and I especially love the highlighters. I think the palette being in Ulta was a one time thing, but you can still find it on the BH Cosmetics website and they’re offering free shipping when you buy the Carli Bybel palette!
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette isn’t too new to my collection. I’ve had this bad boy since August, but I haven’t been reaching for it because I’m so intimidated by the warm shades. The shade selection is incredible. It’s like Fall/Winter in a palette. I just don’t know how to use the more intense shades like Love Letter, Venetian Red, and Realgar. I’ll be looking up some more blog posts and tutorials on it and let you know my final thoughts in the future.