Not a MUA by any means. I'm just here to have good time. I live in the upstate of SC, I'm 20 years old, and I work as a receptionist in a chiropractic clinic. Life in the fast lane, amirite?
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The packaging correlates with the highlighter packaging. This palette (I believe) is a perfect square. Give or take a few point somethings, but I believe it's about 6in wide and tall. It's a tad impractical to throw in your purse or car for on the go. The colors are super great for an everyday look, unless you're in to nothing by bright colors. Since the packaging is all tall as it is wide, I feel like it would stick out of most purses. This packaging is thick and secure just like the highlighter palette, and it also has that magnetic click. I think a common problem that everyone had with this palette was the layout of the eyeshadow pans. I get what Kristen Leanne was trying to do - she was trying to make it fun and unique. But just like a lot of other people, it's one of my pet peeves to see something so unorganized. There are three circular pans and they aren't lined up, and the long pans go from tall to wide, and so on. It's just a mess. I'm also not a fan of having two colors in one pan, like that middle one. I think it's just a quirky Urban Decay thing to have two shades in one pan. I'm always afraid I'm going to pick up a shade and get a little of the other, or just completely unintentionally mix them, and so on.
The colors on this palette, for being atypical, are absolutely beautiful. I bought this palette solely for the pop of color I've been needing in my daily looks. If I need a pop of bright orange, I come to this palette. If I need a pop of green, I come to this palette. I'm actually pretty impressed with the purples in this palette. Purples tend to be more difficult to produce. If a purple has a good formula, usually the purple lacks in pigment. If a purple has good pigment, it usually lacks in a good formula. Most purples in eyeshadows tend to either lack pigment, have a chalky formula, or both. Purples in lipsticks tend to have a same issue. Most purple lipstick tend to either dry out your lips and stain them, or they have zero pigment, or both. Anyway, I was surprised by how good the purples were in this palette. They're so smooth and creamy, and not as patchy as I expected them to be. Since the purples are so hard to make, I was really giving them low expectations.
In the first picture, the colors (from left to right) are: 13th Floor, Corona, Dye, Lime Time, TRM, LCW, Tajin, Stay Gold, & Spitfire. In the second picture we have Brixton (L) & Leo (R) from the shared shadow pan. The colors are super pigmented. This is me putting my finger in the product once, and one swipe up, and one swipe down. The creamiest colors are the metallic ones in Corona and Stay Gold. I love the texture of all the shadows and the colors are so easy to blend. There hasn't been a lot of fallout that I could notice out of this palette, which is fantastic. Leo + Brixton are sheer when swatched up and down. Leo + Brixon are iridescent shimmery shades that I would use as an inner corner/browbone highlight or a topper on one of the other shades.
I think the packaging is very appealing and eye catching. It's thick cardboard (from what I can tell) and it's very sturdy. The package has a very strong magnet in the center of the front wall of the palette. It's strong enough to know that you're not going to lose any product at any given moment, but also easy enough to open with one hand if you need to. The palette itself isn't huge, but it also isn't tiny. Without looking at it in my hands right now and looking up exact measurements, I would say that the palette is probably 5in wide and 4in tall while closed - give or take some decimals or uneven numbers. You can tell from the picture that I have swatched it since it looks like some of the oils on my finger got onto the product.
I was honestly surprised by how dark some of these swatched - especially that first on in the palette (and last on my fingers, oops, I swatched them backwards). Seeing how pale Kristen Leanne is and knowing that she uses relatively pale tones, I was a little confounded. Maybe she was trying to appeal a bigger range of skin tones? Who knows. The shade I use the most is the middle one, considering it's so light and doesn't look chalky on me. One cool thing I found out is that if you take your fan brush (or desired highlighting brush) and mix all the shades together, you get a beautiful champagne color. One thing that did irk me about this palette: there are no names for the shades. You just refer to them as left shade, middle shade, right shade. I like names, but I guess it could be worse - could have a 12 shade palette with no names.
I actually really like these highlighters. I remember seeing the collection on Instagram, and I knew I had to at least swatch them in a Sephora. The next time I went to Sephora, that's the first thing I ran to. I grabbed that tester right off the shelf and the first time I got some of that middle shade on my fingertip, it was love. My fiance was with me and I made the biggest, cheekiest smile. I was so giddy over how stunning they were. They are so creamy and chock full 'o pigment. I wanted to rub it all over my face. I wish this collection would have stayed in stock longer, because I would recommend it to everyone. Now I completely understand why this baby was $34.00 USD. Knowing this now, maybe I would have bought it at full price. I loved it in Sephora, but I never saw it on my face. Owning it now, like I said, seeing it on my face and everything. Completely understandable on why it was so pricey.
Acne, Large Pores, Puffiness, Redness, Sensitivity, Scarring
Your teeth only stay white as long as you’re continually using them. I use mine like once every two weeks and it keeps them super white. I’ve noticed though, if I forget to use them for like 3 months, the white wears off and I have to start again. It’s a good product, but you definitely have to keep up with it.
It does what it’s supposed to do: clean your teeth. I don’t see really any whitening difference, but the toothpaste itself is good nonetheless. Makes my mouth feel like I just came out of the dentists office. Can’t complain about that feeling.
Knocks my headaches out completely and quickly. When my (chiropractor) boss can’t help me with my headaches in a natural way, these take the cake. I always have some on hand in my purse, in my car, and at home. Excedrin is the only headache medicine I go out of my way for.
I like the variety of equipment that Planet Fitness has. I don’t go very often as the employees are rude and usually come off as judgmental. Which is ironic since it’s a “judgment free zone”. The other gym goers are fine, but the employees have always been snobby.
Put this color on my mom’s nails and honestly, we’re not super impressed. Just like any other nail polish out there and it seems to have little difference. The color is pretty, but I’m not sure if I would “swear by this” brand or color.
Just like any other nail polish. Nothing super great about it. Nothing super bad about it. It’s pigmented and you don’t have to really layer it like you would with some others. Tends to last longer than your average polish.
It does it’s job. Not a whole bunch to say about it. It seems more sturdy and well made than just one for a dollar. It cuts well and doesn’t tug a lot on the nail. Not much else I can say. It’s not super fantastic, but it isn’t terrible.