Lancome Eyeshadow Singles (Gold Lame and Canyon Swatches)

Lancome is a brand that always manages to draw me in. The packaging on some of the products can feel cheap for the price point, but the quality of the products themselves is always top-notch.

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadows Gold Lame and Canyon
Lancome Color Design Eyeshadows in Gold Lamé (left) and Canyon (right)

Despite being excellent quality, I don’t hear much about these eyeshadows. They are easy to use, they blend well, and no excess powder kicks up when using them. I have never noticed any issues with fallout. They are easy to sheer out if you like a light wash of color or build up if you need or want color intensity. The most comparable formula I can think of is the bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow formula. They are not hard to pick up on a brush, but they are not dry shadows.

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The Wanderlust List #1 (Natasha Denona Bronze Palette)

Wanderlust is a universal feeling that is a longing for something. We see new products that we like the look or concept of, we know they aren’t for us, and still, we consider them anyway. Sometimes we go so far as to buy them, despite having something similar or knowing we won’t use them.

The wanderlust list is my way of enjoying and using items I already own. I hope to encourage myself and others to use some of the products we have rather than being so quick to buy something new. Opting out of new releases can be challenging for a blogger. I mentioned previously that the analytics tell me new releases are what people want. I could continue to cater to that crowd, but I’m personally burned out from new purchases and want to get back to using my favorites.

Disclaimer: As a beauty blogger, I have more makeup than a “regular” consumer. That does mean that I have more options to choose from when I’m opting out of a new purchase, but hopefully, the thought process can still help.

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Juvia’s Place The Warrior 2 Palette Swatches (40% off sale)

Is there anyone out there that hasn’t tried Juvia’s Place yet?

Well, now is the time to check the brand out. Juvia’s Place is currently having a 40% off summer sale (use code SUMMERSALE at checkout). There are some exclusions, like the new lip products.

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Maybelline Nudes of New York Palette (Swatches)

Maybelline’s newest addition to their eyeshadow palette family, Nudes of New York, brings us a formula update.  If you are familiar with the Expert Wear Quads or the 12-pan palettes (nudes, blushed nudes, 24K nudes) then this will be quite a different experience.

Maybelline Nudes of New York Palette Review and Swatches on Medium Dark Skin

The matte eyeshadows in this palette are very powdery, I’d say they are comparable to how Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) eyeshadow palettes behave.  They are not as pigmented as ABH shadows, that is just to give you a point of reference for the formula.  The powder kick-up is not my favorite type of formula, but a lot of people do prefer that these days.  The shimmers are not as loose as the mattes, but they still give good pigmentation.

Maybelline Nudes of New York Palette Review and Swatches on Medium Dark Skin
Top: Originator & Pioneer, Bottom: Globetrotter & Self-Starter

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