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.

Welcome to my blog!

 

I created this blog because previously I was on tumblr, but I didn’t really like the layout and system of the site anymore. Though I loved tumblr in high school, it didn’t really seem to suit my needs anymore. I’m really excited to have an online space again where I can write down my thoughts, and potentially interact with others who share the same interests!

The main things I’ll be blogging about are my tortoise, Nugget, makeup, books, and occasionally about travel, mental health, and other life stuff that pops up.

I recently adopted a Horsfield/Russian tortoise a few months ago, and having never owned reptiles previously, it’s been an extreme learning curve! I’m hoping I can talk about the process for others who are looking to get a tortoise, as there’s not a lot of information available outside of Facebook tortoise enthusiast groups.

I love makeup, and don’t have any professional training in it, but it’s my goal one day to become a certified makeup artist once I’m done my current university degree and have the time and money to go back to school. I love talking about makeup and with how sponsored-content-heavy Youtube has become (with many exceptions, of course!) I’m excited to talk about makeup in a non-sponsored environment. I’ll probably post reviews, talk about what I’ve learned about products, and maybe post some looks that turn out okay.

As an English major, I love books, and do a lot of non-fiction reading as well when it comes to gardening and psychology. I’m not really into book reviews but I’m excited to have a place to just gush, fangirl, and complain about books.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to get writing.