All posts tagged: palette

Rounding Things Out: MAKE Colour New Medieval Palette

Just an interlude from the Wes posts (I’ll just be posting two more): an actual review! You know when you’re “not collecting” things, but you have one or two things missing from your “non-collection” and it just seems wrong not to get the last one? Well… That’s what happened here. MAKE Colour, a New York based brand that I am pretty much in love with, currently has four palettes, three of which I already had… which left the New Medieval Palette. This was what I originally wanted when I discovered MAKE (though this was the only one they had out at the time, if I remember correctly), so I kind of had my heart set on it already anyway. Sidenote Check out my other reviews for the Aether Palette*, Post-Impressionism Palette, Celeste e Verde Palette*. True to the direction of their other collections, this MAKE palette, created by Faye Toogood in collaboration with Ayami Nishimura, draws inspiration from specific sources, in this case the “Romantic landscapes” of J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. This is probably …

MAKE Colour Celeste e Verde Palette*

I first saw the MAKE Colour Celeste e Verde Palette* on Bea‘s Instagram, which rekindled my interest in the brand. Celeste e Verde was created by Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Ozzy Salvatierra for MAKE. The Celeste e Verde (Sky Blue and Green) makeup collection is inspired by Antonioni’s 1964 film “Red Desert.” It reflects a woman and her style in life: a life that feels spiritual, artful and authentic. The palette is a colourful mix of contemporary pastels, fiery brights and seaside blues. Colors are nostalgic, fresh and natural. I looked at some stills of Red Desert and this entire collection is a spitting image of that color story.

Recent Acquisitions / Currently Testing

Hello there! A new batch of “recent acquisitions” and stuff I’ve been testing recently. These are accumulated previous purchases as well as stuff I’ve received from several awesome companies. 🙂 MAKE Colour Post-Impression Palette by We See Beauty I’ve been jonesin’ for these makeup items since the dawn of time (jk, 2013) but never got around to purchasing them because the website doesn’t want to take my money/credit card info. Anyway, I had such a hard time picking a palette—mostly because I wanted them all—but I ended up with this one. It’s freaking beautiful and it’s very “out of the box” for me, but I’m liking it so far. If I love it remains to be seen!

Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Face Palette

The Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Face Palette was gifted to me by Klarisse (along with super cute book plates) a long time ago, and I had just gotten a hold of it a few months ago because of scheduling conflicts. This was released back in 2012 (Tangerine Tango was the color of the year)… so, you know, I doubt you can still get this at Sephora. Still, I wanted to share this thoughtful gift, so here we go!

Delayed Gratification, Kind Of: Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette

The Urban Decay Naked 3 was one of those very hyped-up beauty releases that I knew I really wanted but didn’t end up getting for one reason or another. Instead, my sister attempted to get this for me for Christmas… and she did, but with a very long delay. Which is fine, because I still like it and now I have it! (P.S. As of today, I haven’t bought a single lick of makeup for a month and a half. There is a threshold for new makeup and I have reached it.) True to the Naked tradition, the Naked 3 has twelve neutral eyeshadows, bumping the count of Naked neutrals to a total of 40. The Naked 2 has overlapping shades from both the Naked 1 (Half Baked) and the Naked Basics (Foxy). The booklet contains samples of 4 of their primer potion variants, two of which I already have. The eyeshadows are fixed in a lightest to darkest type of arrangement, sort of. — Strange: perhaps ironically~* named because it’s your standard matte off-white, …

Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault VIP December Box: Kaleidoscope Face Kit in Cheeky Chic

The December box of the Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault VIP subscription was a real treat. Their inaugural box already had a kaleidoscope, and although I got a lip kaleidoscope instead of an eye one, I wasn't expecting to see another kaleidoscope in this subscription, especially not this soon! To recap: The Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault VIP* was a subscription launched in July 2013, as an all-in one-year subscription, paid upfront. Sign-ups were closed soon after and will open back up after this round is done, so around July 2014. The first box was sent in August 2013. So far, we have received excellent products in the first six months. I’ll post a different recap post when my January item gets here, although I already know what it is because I can’t stay away from spoilers! The items always come wonderfully packaged, and it is truly like opening a gift every time. In case you’re not familiar, Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscopes are their signature item: four-tiered “palettes” that are designed to …

Swatches: Sigma Créme de Couture Palette

Hey guys, just a quick swatch post of one of my Christmas gifts to my sister—the Sigma Crème de Couture Palette. I had such a strong urge to buy this for myself, but let’s face it. I’m not going to get a lot of mileage out of this one. It’s a beautiful collection of pastel-y matte eyeshadows heavily inspired by French macarons. There are sixteen shades in all—each corresponding to a macaron flavor. The packaging is quite nice; a slim cardboard box reminiscent of macaron and pastry boxes. Here are the shades from the first two rows: L-R, swatched on bare skin: Redberry Rose, Apricot Flower, Passion Fruit, Cherry Blossom, Meyer Lemon, Ginger Pumpkin, Café Au Lait, Blueberry Cream Here are the shades from the last two rows: L-R, swatched on bare skin: Violet Whip, Lavender Honey, Cassis, Elderberry, Crème de Menthe, Blue Chocolat, Almond Pear, Citron Pistachio Overall, it’s an alright palette, the biggest pro being that they have the weirdest colors ever that are still somewhat dainty, and they’re all matte. They’re not …