My first Viseart eyeshadow palettes! Sneak peek, more thoughts to be posted later.

Frendsbeauty had an amazing sale a few days ago so, I snagged some Viseart palettes which arrived today!

I received a little gift bag that contained 2 samples of Stilazzi matte blushes, some stickers, a Stila waterproof liquid eye liner in intense black and an Anthony Instant Fix Oil Control.

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The eyeshadow palettes that I purchased:

Paris Nudes

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Sultry Muse

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I had such a hard time trying to decide which one to get because they both seemed so pretty so, I decided to take advantage of the sale plus they are both out of stock via Sephora. I hope Viseart lives up to the high expectations that I have for it. I have heard so many great things about the quality of their make up.

Excited to try these out and then I’ll share my thoughts sooner than later!

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Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick-Hazelnut

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Decided to try out one of the new Bite Beauty lipsticks. Bite Beauty has gained popularity because the lipsticks are natural and organic.

I love neutral/nude shades so, I had to try the shade Hazelnut which is described as a brown pink. These lipsticks are supposed to be universal and creamy like butter. A new concept has been introduced, referred to as the “hand cut bullet”. The top is cut off and flat.

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I thought it would be tough to apply lipstick with a flat top but the shade and texture make up for it-although personally, I prefer the traditional lipstick cut.

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Hazelnut is a nice neutral color! And, it definitely is luxuriously creamy, glides on!20150404_141558-1

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Swatch on tissue.

Price: $28.00.
Can be bought at Sephora.

Benefit’s Fake Up Concealer.

I have never really applied under eye concealer because:

  • Many formulas were too oily-caused acne.
  • Some were too thick-clogged up pores-acne, were more prone to looking cakey and showing creases.
  • I don’t have dark under eye circles that are too noticeable.

However, I found a great deal on Benefit’s Fake Up recently.

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I had seen a friend with a lot of under eye hyperpigmentation apply Fake Up and the results were impressive! So, I decided to try it out for myself in the shade medium.

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I swiped it on directly in a triangle shape under my eye and then I used my Hakuhodo J214R brush to blend it in.

And…I loved it!

  • So easy to blend right in, lightweight and silky plus crease free!
  • Was not irritating.
  • Did not cause any acne.
  • Brightened up the under eye area, definitely made me look awake!

Some beneficial ingredients:

  • Vitamin E-moisturizing.
  • Apple seed extract-helps conceal dark circles.

Can be purchased at:

Sephora-$24

Benefit Cosmetics-$24

Ulta-$24

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Celebration Matte Eyeshadow Palette

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The Naturally Pretty Celebration palette is a matte eyeshadow palette with 14 matte shades! I do not have as many matte palettes as I do shimmery palettes so, this was something I had to buy!

It also has one transforming shade. The point of that is so, that you may sweep it on top of the matte shade and transform the matte shadow into a slightly shimmering pearly shadow. You may also cover your brush with a matte shade, then the transforming shade and then apply the shadow onto your lid. I thought that was pretty cool and convenient.

It comes in a shimmery silver case which is some sort of cardboard material. It looks cute but I do wish they had used metal though.

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The actual eyeshadow:

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Shades as described by It Cosmetics:

  • Snow Angel – matte soft cream
  • Champagne – matte pale peach
  • Cozy – matte soft ginger
  • Warm Wishes – matte beige
  • Pink Miracle – matte smokey melon
  • Peace – matte tea rose
  • Wonderland –matte smokey lavender
  • Hot Cocoa – matte mocha brown
  • Gingerbread – matte topaz brown
  • Toasty –matte smokey rose
  • Spice – matte cinnamon brown
  • Sugar Plum – rich matte purple
  • Starry Night – rich muted navy
  • Coal – deep matte slate

The colors lean more warm than cool. I definitely would recommend this palette to anyone looking for a matte palette. The shades are buttery and true to color! You can use them wet as a liner or dry as a shadow. And, the transforming shade is a plus!

Furthermore, the eye shadows have anti-aging properties as they contain:

  • Peptides.
  • Hydrolyzed collagen.
  • Silk anti-oxidants.
  • Hyaluronic acid

The shadows also have some other more natural ingredients such as:

  • Aloe leaf juice.
  • Avocado oil.
  • Olive leaf extract.
  • Grape seed extract.

This palette is limited edition but it can be purchased at:

Ulta-42$

It Cosmetics-42$

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer vs. Urban Decay’s Original Primer Potion.

My skin type: Combination. (Oily T-Zone.)

I have always been a user or Urban Decay’s Original Primer and it has given me the results I want.

  • No oily lids.
  • No smudging.
  • No budging-long time wear.
  • And, enhanced eyeshadow/eyeliner color.

Ulta recently had a sale where the Too Faced Shadow Insurance was $10 instead of the normal $20. Yep, literally half the price. And, that’s when I decided to test out the product.

The results that I got:

  • No oily lids.
  • No smudging or budging.
  • And, of course enhanced eyeshadow/eyeliner color.

Both products gave me the results that I was seeking and left me satisfied. Now you might wonder what the difference between the two is.

Price: Both are $20.

Size: Too Faced-0.35 oz vs Urban Decay-0.37 oz, a little more product but not too much of a difference.

Texture: I  liked the texture of the Shadow Insurance better than the Primer Potion because it was more velvety. The Primer Potion has more of a thicker and harder to spread formula. They both leave my lids matte though. But, I would say that the Shadow Insurance is definitely easier to spread which actually makes me use less product.

Longevity:The Primer Potion improved shadow/liner color by just a little bit when several hours had passed, it was not a significant enough difference for me though-at all.

Preference: Either one because they both do about the same job but I definitely liked the texture of the Shadow Insurance better so, if I really had to pick-Too Faced Shadow Insurance but texture and the importance of texture is really a personal preference.

Both can be purchased at: Sephora, Ulta, Urban Decay, Too Faced and many more places.