Friday, 29 May 2015

L'Orรฉal Color Riche La Palette Nude 1 & 2

These palettes are available in U.S. and Canada. Prices vary depending on where you get it. 
United States:
  • Walmart: $15.99
  • Jean Coutu (Quebec) or Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix: $27.99  
  •$29.99 (Use coupon: arzanblogs on your first purchase & get $10 off)  

Each palette comes with 10 eyeshadows and contains about 0.62 oz (17.5 g) of product. You can see all the shades through the clear window. 
I like the fact that there is a mirror on the inside.
It also comes with a dual-ended brush.

All the shades are numbered on the back along with 4 different looks you can achieve with the palette. 
I noticed that the packaging in UK is different when I saw my friend, TJ's video (her channel is FoodishBeauty). She included the palette in her April Favorites video:
Nude 1
Nude 2
Nude 1 - With Flash
Nude 2 - With Flash
I think the overall quality of these eyeshadows is good. I wouldn't say it's better than highend eyeshadows but for drugstore, it's quite good. I'd definitely recommend a primer with these eyeshadows to get a better color payoff and make it last longer. The shades are nice but I do wish one of the palettes included a matte black eyeshadow. 
  • Easy to blend
  • Less fallout
  • Matte & shimmer shades 
  • None of the palettes have a matte black shade
  • Not that pigmented: I'd definitely recommend a primer with these eyeshadows for a better color payoff. However, some shades don't show up that well even with a primer.
Nude 1

I find this palette lacks variety and the dark brown shade is the darkest of them all and I find that it wasn't as pigmented as I'd want it to be. I feel like I really had to build up the intensity.

Nude 2

I personally prefer this one over the other simply because it offers more variety. It has deeper shades and I noticed the pigmentation is better.

Overall Impression
Overall, I do think these palettes are pretty good for drugstore. I'd definitely recommend them especially to people who are building their makeup collection and are looking for an affordable palette. I'd highly suggest using a primer with these eyeshadows though.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

MAC The Matte Lip Collection 2015

MAC The Matte Lip Collection launched online today and will be launching in-stores on June 11th!

The collection consists of 22 matte shades that will all be permanent. It includes few new ones (listed below in red) as well as some some repromote shades (listed in blue). Also, some of them were already permanent (listed in purple).
  1. Ruby Woo - Very matte vivid blue-red (Retro Matte)  
  2. Please Me - Muted-rosy tinted pink (Matte)  
  3. Kinda Sexy - Neutral pinky-rose (Matte)
  4. Velvet Teddy - Deep-tone beige (Matte)
  5. All Fired Up - Bright fuchsia matte (Retro Matte)
  6. Flat Out Fabulous - Bright plum matte (Rero Matte)  
  7. Runway Hit - Light nude matte (Retro Matte)
  8. Steady Going - Light pink matte (Retro Matte)
  9. Heroine - Bright purple (Matte)
  10. Pink Pigeon - Bright cleanest pink (Matte)
  11. Matte Royal - Deep blue (Matte)
  12. Instigator - Deep blackened plum (Matte)
  13. Antique Velvet - Intense Brown (Matte) 
  14. Stone - Muted greyish taupe brown (Matte)
  15. Studded Kiss - Dark oxblood red (Matte)
  16. Persistence - Peachy cinnamon (Matte)
  17. Whirl - Dirty Rose (Matte)
  18. Naturally Transformed - Muted golden beige (Matte)
  19. Tropic Tonic - Full Power Coral (Matte)
  20. Men Love Mystery - Lavendar violet (Matte)
  21. D for Danger- Brick Red (Matte)
  22. Dangerous - Orangey red matte (Retro Matte)

  • Purple - Shades that are already permanent   
  • Blue - Repromote Shades; shades sold before but are now permanent
  • Red - New Shades

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

May Ipsy Bag 2015

This was my very first Ipsy bag. It's $10 USD per month. If you're from Canada, then you pay shipping ($4.95). I paid about $18 CAD.

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil - 0.8 g  
    • Full size (1.2 g) retails for $20 
  • Peter Lamas Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser - 1 oz  
    • Full size (4 oz) retails for $24 
  • Pixi by Petra Beauty Bronzer in Summertime - 0.16 oz  
    • Full size (0.36 oz) includes a kabuki brush and retails for $18 
  • Jesse's Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust - Brown Sugar - 1.8 g 
    • Full size (2.5g) retails for $4.99 
  • Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray - 4oz (full size) 
    • Retails for $24 

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sephora VIB Renewal Gift 2015

I just recently renewed my VIB Rouge and got this kit: 

I showed it in one of my haul video:

Kit comes with a mini Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crรจme - So Rouge (exclusive shade to VIB Rouge members).

It's a beautiful red shade!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

April Beauty Haul 2015

I've listed all the products hauled in my video in this blog post.


I had hauled some of the products from Sephora VIB Sale but I got few more afterwards.

Here's a video of my initial haul:


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Sephora VIB Rouge Renewal Gift 2015
I ended up renewing my VIB Rouge membership during the sale, so I got a mini Marc Jacobs lipstick. It's so cute!
Morphe Brushes


House of Lashes
Eyelash Adhesive
Drugstore & Others

 L’Orรฉal Paris La Palette Nude by Colour Riche - Nude 2
I got this palette from Jean Coutu (Montreal) for about $27.99 but used my airmiles, so barely paid. In Canada, you can also find it at Walmart for about $23.99 and in U.S., it retails for about $19.


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - 03 Patina


L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer
Shades: Beauty Bronze, Creamy Beige & Toast
I got mine from ebay from seller: lahappysavings
I paid about $5.99 USD plus shipping ($4.95 USD)