October 20, 2014

Lorac Mega Pro Palette Swatches

I finally got my hands on my Lorac Mega Pro Palette. I'm so impatient, and to make matters worse it was delivered a day late.

So, now that I have it and I've had an opportunity to swatch it, test it and stare at it, I'll let you know what I think.

Let me first say, this will be more of a swatches and first impressions post than a review. Also, this palette is probably not going to be re-stocked, so I'm pretty hesitant to post anything about it, BUT a few other bloggers and I are giving one away, so I wanted to let you know what you'd be entering to win.

Let's pretend for a second that you care about the packaging; it's the same as the other Lorac Pro palettes. Thin but surprisingly sturdy, cardboard with a magnetic closure.

And there are all of the colors. 16 Matte and 16 Shimmer.

As you can tell from the swatches, some of these are much better quality than others.
Lilac, Black, Indigo and Caviar are all a little powdery and patchy, with Lilac having very little pigment.

Most of the shimmers are awesome, Sand seems to have a lot of glitter, so it doesn't want to stick.

I'd definitely recommend using a good base with this palette, as that would probably make a huge difference.
I haven't tried that yet, which is why I'm not giving a full review.

Overall, the color selection is pretty good and the shades are beautiful. It looks like there are a lot of white/off white shades, but really they're all different tones and finishes.

If you got this palette, you probably love it. If you missed it, enter to win one!

Thanks for reading!

October 17, 2014

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Review

I've tried out a couple of different foundations lately. I've been looking for a new foundation for a little while now, and I decided to try a couple of higher end foundations. I've tried the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation, and I'll review it later but here's my review of the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation.
I purchased this for $42 at Sephora. I'm the same color as paper, so I chose the lightest shade, Siberia. 
It's in a glass bottle with a screw on cap; no pump. That's its biggest downside and honestly, for a foundation this pricey a pump should be a must.
I heard this was a good foundation for dry skin, and I'm torn on that statement.
If I'm freshly exfoliated and heavily moisturized & primed, I can wear this foundation and it looks great. It has medium coverage, it's blendable and it's just beautiful.
I recommend using a beauty blender or a foundation brush for this foundation, the foundation brush takes a little more effort though; this foundation tends to be streaky if you aren't careful. I don't like applying it with my hands, it just stays streaky.
However, if I haven't moisturized my face at least twice that day as well as right before I put on my foundation, it looks horrible. It gets patchy, sinks into my pores and makes my dry spots stand out. It looks completely horrible.
I do have extremely dry skin and the seasons changing isn't making that any better. I have to use a heavy moisturizer in the morning and at night, and a lighter one before applying makeup. My skin is really terribly dry and I have issues with my pores whether I'm dried out or not.
This foundation is a perfect match for me, which was surprising because the shade selection isn't the largest. 
So what do I think about this foundation? The color is beautiful, the coverage is perfect for me, it's so soft and blendable, it's not cakey and it looks really good, if my skin is behaving.
If you have extremely dry skin, make sure you take the right steps to prep your skin for the foundation. If you have slightly dry or normal skin, you'll most likely love this foundation.
I love it. The only things I don't love are the $42 price tag and lack of pump. 
If you don't mind paying $42 for a foundation, I recommend giving it a shot. 
You can find it at Sephora.com
Thanks for reading!

Don't forget to enter to win the Lorac Mega Pro Palette!

October 14, 2014

Lorac Mega Pro Palette Giveaway

Yes, you read that correctly. Myself and a few other awesome ladies have teamed up to give away a brand new, untouched, sold out, AND Limited Edition Lorac Mega Pro Palette.
This palette has 32 shades, 16 shimmer, 16 matte. Mine hasn't arrived yet, but on Thursday there will be swatch photos and a review of my own palette.
This sold out so fast! It was kind of difficult to get ahold of and Lorac isn't restocking them, so this is a great opportunity for you if you missed it.
This giveaway begins today and ends October 28th at 11:59 P.M. This is open to US residents only due to shipping costs and the risks of shipping this palette overseas.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
So, make sure you enter & follow all of these amazing ladies!
Thanks for reading and Good luck!


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