TARTE PIN UP GIRL AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR BLUSH PALETTE(LIMITED EDITION)

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Holidays are just around the corner and all the makeup companies are coming up with their limited edition holiday sets.I was able to grab quit a few of them,one of it being tarte pin up blush palette so today i’ll be talking about this beauty.
Tarte has one of the most beautiful holiday sets ever.Last year one of the product that i was absolutely obsessed with was tarte off the cuff blush palette,so i knew this year if they bring out another blush palette i am gonna grab it with both my hands and that is what i did lol

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Blush palette are great value for money,super convenient and very travel friendly,you get to have different shade in one compact packing,so what’s not their to like right!
I gotta be honest with you when i saw this palette online i didn’t like it much,i liked their previous blush palette more but still i ordered it,but oh my how i was wrong.The online pictures does not do it justice one bit.

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:BREATHLESS,EMBRACED,WHIMSY,BASHFUL,IRREPLACEABLE

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:BREATHLESS,EMBRACED,WHIMSY,BASHFUL,IRREPLACEABLE

IMG_4340Tarte pin up blush palette comes in a clutch type palette and has a decent size mirror inside with two customized hair pins,super cute right!The casing is very cushiony and sturdy so you don’t need to worry about the blushes breaking easily.However i find it to be a bit bulky for my liking,but oh well.It contains 5 blushes all of them being limited edition shades,weighing 5 x 0.158 oz which is a decent amount in my opinion,i like how they have covered all the shades in here from beige to pinks,coral and berry/plum tone,incorporating different finishes.The palette is versatile and can be use to create any kind of look because of the variety of shades and finishes they have provided.If you are going on a holidays,bring this palette with you and trust me you are all set.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:BREATHLESS,EMBRACED,WHIMSY,BASHFUL,IRREPLACEABLE

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:BREATHLESS,EMBRACED,WHIMSY,BASHFUL,IRREPLACEABLE

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:BREATHLESS,EMBRACED,WHIMSY,BASHFUL,IRREPLACEABLE (INDOOR LIGHT)

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:BREATHLESS,EMBRACED,WHIMSY,BASHFUL,IRREPLACEABLE (INDOOR LIGHT)

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:BREATHLESS,EMBRACED,WHIMSY,BASHFUL,IRREPLACEABLE(OUTDOOR LIGHT)

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:BREATHLESS,EMBRACED,WHIMSY,BASHFUL,IRREPLACEABLE(OUTDOOR LIGHT)

  • BREATHLESS (PINK BEIGE) : It’s the most accurate description,it’s a beautiful pink beige,which gives a beautiful sheen.The shade is very unique,i don’t have anything like this in my collection.
  • EMBARCED (PLUMMY ROSE) : This is a beautiful muted plummy rose shade with flex of shimmer and has a sheen to it,however it’s not as pigmented as the rest of the shades and you have to build the color up.
  • WHIMSY (LIGHT PINK):This is a gorgeous matte baby pink shade,super pigmented and fun color to wear
  • BASHFUL(ROSY PEACH):This is a gorgeous shade with flex of golden shimmer and gives a gorgeous sheen,absolutely love it.
  • IRREPLACEABLE(MAUVE ROSE):It’s a bright warm mauve rose,almost look like a berry shade to me,with a semi matte finish.

Now lets talk about the quality,i don’t think i need to tell anyone how amazing single tarte amazonian clay blush are and this palette is no different,infact i find the blush too be even more soft,smooth and pigmented.Shade IRREPLACEABLE,BASHFUL,WHIMSY and BREATHLESS are super soft,butter and creamy where as i find EMBRACED to be abit more stiff and less pigmented,but it’s buildable never the less.These blushes claim to be long wearing and i do feel they stay on me for quit a long time.For the price of $42 it’s a good bargain considering you get 5 blushes.So i am super happy with my purchase

AVAILABILITY:This is a limited edition palette and for now it’s available at sephora.If you live in STATES you can get it directly from their.In PAKISTAN you can ask any facebook page to arrange it for you,i got mine from ROUGE and it cost me around rs 5000/-

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MAC ALLURING AQUATIC COLLECTION

967852_10152352888397377_2048063039_nHello my lovelies.This is going to be my first collaboration with my friend MARIAM SHAHJAHAN who is an amazing beauty and lifestyle blogger and a great friend<3 i mean i don’t think i need to introduce who she is right,everybody knows about her already 🙂  she is a sweetheart and we can talk for hours and hours about makeup and not get bored ❤ just like me she is super passionate about makeup and that shows in her blog,she will always give you her honest reviews no matter what,so you can totally trust her with all your beauty decisions 🙂 You guys have to go check her blog out and trust me you’ll be hooked,i specially love her drool worthy hauls.We both share our love for MAC and were super excited for MAC ALLURING AQUATIC COLLECTION,she got some shades i didn’t have and visa versa so we thought why not do a collab blog post.

10728756_10152352899002377_279506661_nMAC ALLURING AQUATIC COLLECTION came out few months back.I know this post is super late but how can i not post about this,i mean just look at it,Can we all take a moment to appreciate how beautiful the packing is.I am not the only one who think they did a fabulous job with the packing for this particular collection right!

All the products in this collection comes in a beautiful turquoise metallic packing with little droplets of raised water.So it gives an illusion of the product being wet.Absolutely gorgeous.By far my favorite mac packing to date.

I am such a suckers for limited edition makeup,write limited edition in front of anything and we all know i’ll go crazy over it.Mac is notorious with their limited edition collections,They just doesn’t want us to take a breather.Whenever i saw this collection for the first time i knew i have to dig my paws in it.These limited edition collection sells out fast but i had my eyes glued to their website and as soon as it got release i asked AMOR to order few of the products,these are the products i choose:

*MAC ALLURING AQUATIC COLLECTION LIPSTICK IN MYSTICAL.
*MAC ALLURING AQUATIC COLLECTION EXTRA DIMENSION BLUSH IN SEA ME HEAR ME.
*MAC ALLURING AQUATIC BRONZER IN REFINED GOLDEN

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SHADE:MYSTICAL

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MYSTICAL SWATCH

  • MYSTICAL LIPPIE:To be honest i bought mystical just because I absolutely loved the packing.I mostly wear bright/dark matte shade so this was soo not my kinda shade but since it was the most popular of the bunch i thought to order it.Whenever i applied it,it was love at first sight.This is such a beautiful “my lips but better kinda shade” for me.A perfect lipstick to pair with a dark smoky eyes or even with a natural look,i am obsessed with it now,too bad it was limited edition.I hope they bring back this shade,I for sure will buy a back up of it in a heartbeat.

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    BLUSH:SEA ME HEAR ME

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BLUSH:SEA ME HEAR ME

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BLUSH:SEA ME HEAR ME

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BLUSH-SEA ME HEAR ME :LEFT(SINGLE SWIPE SWATCH) – RIGHT(HEAVY SWATCH)

  • SEA ME HEAR ME EXTRA DIMENSION BLUSH :A gorgeous extra dimension blush which is described as “beige pink” is a mauvy warm tones pink which gives a beautiful sheen when applied on cheeks.This blush is not super pigmented and i mean it in a good way.It’s not like one application will give you a clown face.It’s very buildable and you can build it up or keep it sheer.I find it a perfect blush to pair with a red lipstick or any bright lipstick for that matter.I see myself wearing this blush more as we get into the fall/winter season.
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BRONZER:REFINED GOLDEN

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BRONZER:REFINED GOLDEN

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BRONZER:REFINED GOLDEN

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BRONZER-REFINED GOLDEN:LEFT(SINGLE SWIP SWATCH)-RIGHT(HEAVY SWATCH)

  • BRONZER REFINED GOLD:Ok so there is a story behind it AMOR couldn’t arrange this bronzer as it got sold out quick,but we had to meet some how lol,my amazing friend saw it at a mall in Lahore and picked up for me and send it all the way to Karachi so thank you soo much for that bakhtawar ❤ now coming back to the bronzer,I just started getting into bronzers lately,when i received it and saw it for the first time i thought it had way too much shimmer for my liking and it looked like reddish brown to me so i though this is definitely going to be a miss,but when i applied it for the first time,my brush did not pick up any shimmers and the bronzer itself was warm enough for my liking which was a pleasant surprise.It’s definitely a bronzing shade since it’s warm tone and not a contouring shade.Girls there is a difference between the two.You can also use this bronzer in your crease area to warm up your eye look.I sometimes do that and it looks gorgeous that way.So over all it worked out for me.I definitely prefer nars laguna over it though but i am glad i bought it.

I am absolutely loving the lipstick and blush from this collection,could have skipped the bronzer but now that i already have it in this gorgeous packing i am not complaining at all.

Marium bought the following product:

MAC ALLURING EXTRA DIMENSION EYESHADOW

  • SILVER SUN
  • FATHOMS DEEP
  • SEA WORSHIP

MAC ALLURING AQUATIC COLLECTION LIPSTICK

  • GODDESS OF THE SEA

Go visit her blog post To see what she has to say about this collection,click on her name and it will take you to her blog post MARIAM SHAHJAHAN ,SUBSCRIBE and show her some love ❤

AVAILABILITY:Unfortunately this was a limited edition collection and is no longer available,but mac keeps re promoting their shades too so if you like any of it keep your eyes out,they might bring it back with different packing.

IPSY UNBOXING-JULY AND AUGUST

This for sure is one super exciting post to write about.Ever since i saw youtube gurus started doing these subscription boxes i have always wanted one too but these subscriptions are exclusive to US and i live in PAKISTAN,well now this is no issue at all.You can pretty much get anything your heart desires,thanks to all these amazing facebook pages.I got my first ever ipsy box and EEEEEEE can you tell i am super excited.

Ipsy is a $10 subscription service that sends you 4-5 deluxe samples,(sometimes you get full size product too) according to the quiz you take on their website,housed in a super cute pouch (which btw is totally re useable) every month,so i jumped into the bandwagon and subscribe to it through AMOR

IPSY GLAM BAGS

IPSY GLAM BAGS

i am gonna keep my ipsy unboxing short and sweet in the future since i’ll just be sharing what i got that month and my first impression regarding the product and see if it was a hit or a miss.Enough with the explaining and lets hop on and see what we have inside our  ipsy bags.

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JULY IPSY GLAM BAG

JULY IPSY GLAM BAG

The theme for july ipsy bag was SENSATIONAL SUNKISSED. I love the pouch that it comes in.It’s pink what’s not to like,Super girly.It contains 5 beauty product

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BARE MINERALS 5 IN 1 BB SHADOW CREAM

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BARE MINERALS 5 IN 1 CREAM SHADOW LEFT SMUDGED RIGHT ONE SWIPE

1)BARE MINERALS 5 IN 1 BB ADVANCED PERFORMANCE CREAM SHADOW:Gosh it’s a mouthful.It comes in a cute deluxe size sample,upon swatching i realize little does go a long way however the color seems abit mudy to me,not found of the shade at all will have to use it and see if i can work with it or not,the product is long lasting and budge proof.

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POP BEAUTY SUN KISSED BRONZER IN SECRET SUNSHINE

SWATCH:POP BEAUTY SUNKISSED BRONZER SHADE:

SWATCH-POP BEAUTY SUNKISSED BRONZER SHADE:SECRET SUNSHINE

2)POP BEAUTY SUN KISSED BRONZER IN SECRET SUNSHINE:It’s a full size product.I have never used any pop beauty product so whenever i swatched it first i was really impressed by the quality,the product is super creamy and pigmented and gives a beautiful sheen.the bronzer is not too orange which is always a plus in my book.

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PIXI TINTED BRILLIANCE BALM IN PRETTY PINK

SWATCH PIXI TINTED BRILLIANCE BALM IN PRETTY PINK

SWATCH-PIXI TINTED BRILLIANCE BALM IN PRETTY PINK

3)PIXI TINTED BRILLIANCE BALM IN PRETTY PINK:Super cute deluxe size lip tint perfect to keep in your bag for touch ups through out the day.The shade is really pretty and gives you a sheer wash of color.

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HANGTEN TANNING OIL

4) HANGTEN DARK TANNING OIL:Well we all know us asians are not to keen about tanning,so for me this is a Mehhh product.Not gonna be using it for sure.

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SEXY HAIR SOY RENEWAL BEACH SPRAY

5)SEXY HAIR SOY RENEWAL BEACH SPRAY:This is a good deluxe size sample,i love beachy waves so i can’t wait to use it and see if i love it or hate it.

         AUGUST IPSY BAG

AUGUST IPSY GLAM BAG

AUGUST IPSY GLAM BAG

The theme for august ipsy was BEAUTY SCHOOLED.Now i gotta be honest with you guys i hateee the pouch it comes in,is it just me or does this pouch looks like a pencil case,oh well lets see what we have inside.

URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA

URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA

1)URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA:A good deluxe size sample of perversion mascara.I love trying out deluxe size products.You can try out more stuff this way and get a full size of whatever you like the best.

LORD & BERRY

LORD & BERRY MINI KAJAL KOHL-LINER

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SWATCH-LORD & BERRY MINI KAJAL KOHL-LINER

2)LORD & BERRY MINI KAJAL KOHL-LINER:Super creamy kohl pencil,it’s not the blackest black of them all but it glide on your water line,i gotta try and see how well it holds up or does it smudges through out the day or not.

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ABSOLUTE NEW YORK YOU’RE THE BALM IN GREEN APPLE

3)ABSOLUTE NEW YORK YOU’RE THE BALM IN GREEN APPLE:I am usually not a fan of lip balms that comes in a pot,the whole dipping your finger is wayy too unsanitary,the smell is nothing like green apple so i am not too impressed with it.

COASTAL SCENTS BLUSH SAMPLE

COASTAL SCENTS BLUSH SAMPLE

SWATCH-COASTAL SCENTS BLUSH SAMPLE

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4) COASTAL SCENTS FOREVER BLUSH SAMPLE:Can you guys believe i have never used any coastal scents product,this will be my first.I like how it has two shade,one is a matte peachy shade and other one is a shimmery pinky one,the pigmentation of the peachy shade is ok but the pink shade is super creamy and pigmented,this would be perfect to keep in my bag for touch ups.

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DR. BRANDT PORES NO MORE

5)DR BRANDT PORES NO MORE:It comes in a decent deluxe size sample,i am always comparing primers to my holy grail primer benefit porefessional to see if anything comes close to it,this looks promising.I love the fact that it’s sealed so we know for a fact that it has not been tampered with.Can you tell i am a neat freak :p Right when i saw the product it looked wayy to much like porefesional and what do you know it works the same way, absolutely lovee it.

So all in all i am quite happy with my JULY & AUGUST GLAM BAGS .. there were more hits then misses according to me ..the only two product that i was not super excited about are the lip balm and tanning oil,rest i love

AVALIBILITY:You can subscribe to your ipsy through any facebook page .. i get my ipsy through AMOR and it cost somewhere between Rs.1500-1800/- every month

REVIEW:MILANI SHADOW EYEZ

Hello my lovelies.Ever wonder how to make your eyeshadow pop and make it look even more vibrant,If yess then this review is just for you.Today i am here to talk about MILANI SHADOW EYEZ.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT  BRONZE DELUXE,ALMOND CREAM,GOLDEN BRONZE,CHAMPAGNE TOAST

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From left to right ALMOND CREAM,GOLDEN BRONZE,BROWN DELUXE,CHAMPAGNE TOAST

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ALMOND CREAM,GOLDEN BRONZE,BROWN DELUXE,CHAMPAGNE TOAST

This is a relatively new product from Milani.I Recently purchased these eye pencils and have been experimenting with it and i must say i am loving the result.The shades are right up my alley.Since i lean more towards neutral,golden,bronze shade.I ended up ordering the following shade:

  • ALMOND CREAM (A matte creamy beige shade that can be use to neutralize your own lid color)
  • GOLDEN BRONZE (A beautiful golden bronze metallic shade)
  • CHAMPAGNE TOAST(A champagne metallic shade with pink undertones)
  • BRONZE DELUXE (A gorgeous bronze shade with metallic sheen)
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GOLDEN BRONZE

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ALMOND CREAM

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GOLDEN BRONZE

BRONZE DELUXE

BRONZE DELUXE

Right off the bat whenever i first swatch it,i knew this product is a hit and i am going to write a rave review about it and that is exactly what happened.I must say these eye shadow pencils are the bomb.com.At first i thought they were twist up pencils but then found out that they are not,so you need to keep a sharpener for jumbo pencils in handy.The smell is a little off putting,it smells like a wet paint but you can only smell it if you dig your nose in the pencil,whenever you apply it you can’t smell anything

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT  ALMOND CREAM.GOLDEN BRONZE,CHAMPAGNE TOAST,BRONZE DELUXE

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ALMOND CREAM.GOLDEN BRONZE,CHAMPAGNE TOAST,BRONZE DELUXE

All the shades are super pigmented and gives opaque color in one swipe, and blends beautifully,Since i have super oily eyelids,my main concern is eye shadow creasing on me and it’s safe to say that this product did not Crease at all.Once it dries on your eyes it will stay put until you wash it off with an eye makeup remover .

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT  ALMOND CREAM.GOLDEN BRONZE,CHAMPAGNE (Scrubbed and cleaned with water)

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ALMOND CREAM.GOLDEN BRONZE,CHAMPAGNE TOAST,BRONZE DELUXE (Scrubbed and cleaned with water)

Not only that but these claim to be a long wearing 12 hours eye shadow pencils and i have to give it to them,without a doubt they stay put on my eyes for hours and did not budge at all.In the above picture i literally scrubbed my hand with water and it did not budge,super impressed with their staying power.This product can be use on it’s own or you can use it as a base to make your eyeshadow pop and to make them look vibrant.It looks gorgeous in both ways.They have really good range of colors to choose from,from bronze,gold to neutral,plums,black etc so i feel that there is a shade for every person.
If you are someone who always complains that their eye shadows don’t end up looking good after they are all done with it or it fades away.I would recommend you try one of these.

PRO

  • Long wearing
  • Makes eyeshadow more vibrant
  • Good range of colours to choose from
  • Does not crease
  • Very opaque

CONS

  • Expensive for a drugstore product
  • Adds an extra step in eye make up application

AVAILABILITY:In USA Milani is available at MILANI WEBSITE,WALMART,WALGREENS and cost about $6-$7.In Pakistan you can get them from beautyarena.pk or any Facebook makeup page .I bought mine from beautyarena.pk for RS.865/- each

DUPE ALERT:MAC MSF SOFT AND GENTLE DUPE

Helloo my lovelies.This is going to be a short and sweet post,but i bet you are going to love it,so continue reading and thank me later.You guys must have read my previous post about MAC MSF in SOFT AND GENTLE.Now i know that it is an expensive product,not everybody would want to spend that kind of money on just one product which i totally understand and respect.So what to do in this situation when you really like a product but cannot justify spending the money,well you start searching for a dupe and hope that you find one.I made this post just to tell you all that i have found the exact dupe for mac soft and gentle.Yes you heard it right,

*****DRUM ROLL******

The exact dupe for soft and gentle skinfinish is ELF BAKED HIGHLIGHTER in BLUSH GEMS.Elf is an amazing line of cosmetics that is not only affordable but amazing quality too

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LEFT ELF BAKED HIGHLIGHTER(BLUSH GEMS) – RIGHT MAC MINERALIZED SKINFINISH  (SOFT AND GENTLE)

If you compare it side by side you can easily see that they are practically identical.Both looks exactly the same,they are baked doomed shape product with swirl of peachy bronze shade,which looks more of a peachy champagne when applied.Both have the same pigmentation,finish,color and both appears same on the skin,only elf is a fraction of the price.Mac soft and gentle contains 10g of products and is priced at $32 where as elf baked highlighter contains 5g and is priced at $3,imagine the price difference.Mac is a tad bit more smooth and buttery though but elf baked highlighter has no fallout as oppose to soft and gentle which has alot of fallout.Since i already own soft n gentle this one goes to my sister so yay for her .See the comparison swatches and be the judge yourself.

So those of you who don’t want to spend alot of money and still want to get that gorgeous glow i would suggest you get your hands on elf baked highlighter in blush gem.

AVAILABILITY:This product is available at elf cosmetics website for $3 and you can place your order on any Facebook makeup pages.I bought mine from AMOR and the price is Rs.675/- ,Super affordable right

REVIEW:MAC MINELARIZE SKINFINISH (SOFT AND GENTLE)

Way back when i started off with makeup i use to think that highlighters and illuminators are not meant for oily skin,and boy was i wrong.If applied properly it can look gorgeous.If you are somebody who loves a healthy glowy skin and what to know how to fake it this review is just for you ..Today i’ll be talking about MAC minelarize skinfinish.It’s a dome shaped baked powder highlighter that comes in a compact form and contains 10g of product.
It comes in 5 shades,

  • Lightscapade
  • Gold deposit
  • Cheeky bronze
  • Global glow
  • Soft and gentle

IMG_8880MAC soft n gentle was on my wishlist for soo long now but never got around buying it.So finally i caved in and bought one.It definitely is one of the most raved about mac product.I feel like even people who are not into make up knows about this particular product.So lets see if this cult product is worth the hype.

IMG_8877IMG_8878Let me tell you before you jump off your seats and think that this is a fake MAC ….. no it isn’t.Mac just re-launched their packing of few products,skinfinish being one of them and now it comes looking like this.The top part of the compact is matte while the bottom is glossy.It looks more bulky and some of the product shows through the plastic lid .MAC is written on top  and now it has a magnetic closure.I have to be totally honest with you.I did not like their new packing one bit.In fact i miss the old packing and kinda regret not buying it sooner,so definitely it will take some time getting use to it but on the plus side it is more sturdy with magnetic closure so the chances of breakage is less.

MAC describes it as
A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish.Smooths on:adding buffed-up highlights to cheeks and brows or an overall ultra deluxe polish

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In the pan it looks like a swirling marbleized domed shape powder of peachy bronze shade with some micro shimmers which is baked to perfection,but on application the shimmers does not show up and looks more of a peachy champagne highlight.I would suggest you moisturize your skin before applying any highlighter as it can accentuate the dry patches and that never looks pretty.

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LEFT (ONE SWIPE)- RIGHT (HEAVY SWATCH) OUTDOOR LIGHT

I tried this highlighter on my skin at mac counter and i was blown away by the results.It made my skin glowy and dewy without making it look oily.This highlight gives the most beautiful glow and makes your skin look healthy.It is a build-able highlight and photographs beautifully too.As it has a metallic finish,too much of it can make you look like you have tones of make up on and might end up looking unflattering and can accentuate your pores.Since it’s a peachy bronzy it can also makes you look tan so a gentle swirl is enough to apply on the high point of your cheeks and where ever else you like to highlight.This look gorgeous as a brow bone highlight as well.I use my real techniques setting brush to apply my highlighters.I feel it’s just the right size for any highlight application.I do notice some fall out as i swirl my brush through this product though,which is not that big of a deal as the product itself is gorgeous.I absolutely understand why this product is raved about so much.It definitely is one of my top favorite highlighters of all time and since it contains a wooping 10g of product and you just need a tiny bit for every application,i feel this is going to last me a lifetime so yes it’s definitely worth buying

PROS:

  • Gives healthy glow
  • Suits every skin tone
  • Little goes a long way
  • The intensity is build-able
  • Comes in a sturdy packing

CONS:

  • Can accentuate dry patches and large pores
  • Fall out
  • Pricy
  • Does not come with a mirror
  • If not applied properly it can make you look tan

 

AVAILABILITY:This product is available at official mac store,macys and nordstrom and cost $32.If you are a pro member you can get it for a lot cheaper.In Karachi you can find a small range of Mac cosmetics at EBCO,AGHAS,NAHEED.For full range you can contact any facebook makeup store the price ranges between Rs.3600/- to rs.3900/-.I bought mine from MACADDICT for rs 3600/-

P.S ..If you don’t want to spend that kind of money and are looking for an affordable drugstore dupe then be sure to stay tuned for for next post,it’s going to be just for you 😉

REVIEW:URBAN DECAY NAKED 3 PALETTE

Today lets talk eyeshadow palettes.Now we all know that Urban decay is well known for their eyeshadow palettes specially their naked series.NAKED 3 is one of the most hyped about eyeshadow palette now a days.This palette is the third installment in the naked series followed by naked 1 and 2.Naked 1 carries warmer tones where as naked 2 has more coolers tones.So today i’ll be talking about naked 3.
photo 2 photo 1 This palette contains rose gold undertones with pinky hues.Since rose gold is all the rage now a days,everybody wants everything rose gold and i am no different,whenever i first saw this i decided to get it.It comes in a rose gold tin packing that snaps shut which kinda looks like a stationary box.It contains a huge size mirror,which is always a plus.Although i don’t use the mirror at all but it’s nice to have an option.The packing is very sturdy and does not feel like eyeshadow will crack or get destroyed.It comes with a sample of their primer portion,one of my favourite eye shadow primer and a dual eyeshadow brush which to be honest i rarely use photo 5 Now lets take about the shades. Naked 3 in fact all naked palettes contains 12 eye shadows with various finishes.Some are metallic,shimmery,frosty while some are satin or matte. All the naked palettes contain two matte shade.All these shades have beautiful rose gold hue to it which makes this palette very unique,each contains 0.05 oz of product .All 12 shades are new,no repeats from naked 1 or 2.

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  • STRANGE (Very light pale off white that has neutral pink hue with satin finish,leans more towards matte.Somewhere between satin and matte)
  • DUST (Metallic light pink shade with micro shimmer.the name says it all,this particular eyeshadow is very chalky and chunky and not at all pigmented. My least favorite shade in this palette)
  • BURNOUT (Light peachy pinky satin,leaning more towards pinky side)
  • LIMIT (Matte pink tan,Beautiful blending shade)
  • BUZZ (Metallic rose gold shade with micro glitters.This one is one of my favorite shade.Looks absolutely stunning)
  • TRICK (Metallic copper shade with rose gold/pink undertones,has some micro shimmers.This would be my second favorite shade of the palette.)

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  • NOONER ( Matte medium mauve brown shade with pink undertones)
  • LIAR ( Metallic mauve shade,super gorgeous)
  • FACTORY ( Metallic brown with some shimmer that are not very noticeable)
  • MUGSHOT (Metallic taupe shade  with slight pink shift,very pigmented)
  • DARKSIDE (Dark plumy taupe satin finish shade,absolutely stunning)
  • BLACKHEART (Black eyeshadow with rosy glitter super gorgeous)

As you can see the first half of the palette has more pinky eye shades and you can create some beautiful soft romantic eye looks with it where as the other half is more bronzy/taupy with rose gold undertones and can be used for more sultry smokey look.So you get a good variety.Most of the shadows are super pigmented and gives opaque color in one swipe. Except for the shade DUST which is super chalky with chunky glitters,has no pigmented and had major fall out too when applied,my least favorite shade.Shade BURNOUT and TRICK are also not as pigmented as i would have liked them to be,you have to build up the color,but non the less gorgeous shades.Other then that all the shades are pigmented and blends well and have no fall outs.The second half of the palette hits the home run as far as pigmentation goes where as the first half have some hits and misses.Some people might have concerns that the rose gold/pink undertones may not suit our desi skin but i feel otherwise.It looks stunning.I am nw20 but i do feel girls that are nw/nc35 and below,the rose gold/pink undertone might not show up as well so be sure to keep that in mind but you can always apply a colored primer to enhance the rose gold/pink hue.

COMPARISON BETWEEN NAKED 1 AND NAKED 3

photo(3)As far as comparing it to naked 1 and 2 is concern yes they are all neutral shade but the undertones makes all the difference.I feel if you have naked 1 you really don’t need naked 2 and vise versa. But naked 3 is an amazing palette to add  for a makeup enthusiast like myself.As you can see in the picture although both the palettes are neutral but they are very much different then each other.Obsessed with this palette

AVAILABILITY:This palette is available at URBAN DECAY website,ULTA and SEPHORA for $52 .. you can order yours from any facebook makeup page.I got mine from AMOR for Rs 6000/- the price range anywhere from Rs.6000/- to Rs.6800/- depending on which facebook store you choose.