Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette

I was so hyped up for this lip palette as soon as I had found out ABH had created it. For the longest time it wasn’t available at Canadian Sephora, so when I got the notification that I could order it, I jumped on it immediately.

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I have a really mixed relationship with this palette. Though it is of a lovely quality, and includes everything you need to mix up shades (a little scraper with a lip brush on the other end, and a mixing plate) it’s not very practical for the average person. The colours last long, for sure, but if you need to reapply at some point throughout the day you’re pretty much screwed. My purse is already so filled with crap that fitting an entire palette into it isn’t ideal. However, I can’t even really hate the palette for this, as I know it was intended more so for MUAs.

As you can see from the palette I’ve dipped into most of the shades, but would like to try out the nudes a bit more. It’s nice because even if you aren’t a super creative person and you don’t really want to mix colours, there’s still over a dozen shades that can easily be worn on their own.

A cool tip I discovered on ABH’s facebook page is that the palette can be used as eye liner as well! Of course, it’s not as smudge proof as a liquid liner, but it has a similar consistency to a gel liner. I hate buying gel liners, or eye liners in general, because I don’t use them often enough, they’re expensive, and they always dry up on me. But here I have every eyeliner colour imaginable at my disposal!

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I’d love to figure out some kind of system to take my mixes on the go, but haven’t yet quite found a container/brush system that works for me. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know! Until then, my smaller ELF palettes will be my go-to lip colour palettes that I chuck into my purse.

Chrissy Teigen X Becca

I think Chrissy Teigen’s palette has become one of my favourites because it is the most wearable palette I’ve ever encountered.

For myself, I found it a really great fit for my olive skin, especially once I got a bit of a summer tan. It’s definitely more suited for medium skin types! It comes with two highlighters, one bronzer, and a blush. The highlighters and bronzer easily double as eye shadows, and the large mirror and natural shades make it really great for travel.

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I used both highlighters and the bronzer for my eyeshadow, contoured and bronzed with the bronzer, dabbled some blush on my cheeks, and layered some of the Beach Nectar highlighter shade on top of my Nyx liquid lipstick.

If you are going to fork out cash for more expensive makeup, I think (depending on your skin tone), this palette is a pretty safe bet. The packaging is gorgeous, everything in the palette has a dual purpose, and like most of Becca’s products it is of great quality.

My favourite video for this palette is one I’ve found by Desi Perkins.¬†Though the tutorial is for acneic skin, which I have but others may not, I think her tip of applying the bronzer and darker Rose Gold highlighter across the bridge of the nose and where the light naturally hits the cheeks was absolutely divine for a summer face look.