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Review | Colour Pop Haul & Swatches

17 Jul

Hey there friends. Kay, I knowww I’m late late late to this bandwagon. But now that I’m here, I’ll admit- it’s amazing.


I totally didn’t mean to buy a rainbow, but that’s kinda what happened. Prepare yourself for the barrage of photos ☺DSC07905

Left to right: Supershock Shadows in Erotic (oo…gr8), Animal, Sour, Fizz, Ibiza, I ♥ This, & Lippie Stix in Charm & RawDSC07918

All photos taken in natural light, no flash. colour pop

I’ve used all these shades once in a look today. My thoughts are: AHHHH THESE ARE AMAZINGGGG.

But seriously, I NEED to place another order. Maybe one with more neutrals. Anyhow, here’s a shade rundown.

Erotic is a gorgeous blue-based red with golden sparkles. It applied well with a brush. All of these colors apply best with your fingers, but some of them I was able to apply and blend out with a synthetic brush. Animal is a coral-orange with golden sparkles. Similar consistency to the others, very smooth. Sour is a yellow with a tinge of green; it was a bit patchier than the others. Fizz is a bright green with loads of silver sparkles. It was the hardest to work with because of all the glitter but once on, it was sooo beautiful, probably my favorite of the bunch. colour pop 2

Ibiza is a turquoise blue with a bit of sparkle. It’s been on my to-buy list for probably months. It has one of the smoothest consistencies of any shadow I’ve ever owned. Love. I ♥ This is difficult to describe…it’s a neutral-to-cool toned silvery taupe with silver sparkle. Instant impact when applied with a fingertip. The two Lippie Stix have similar buttery formulas. Charm and Raw need to be layered several times to achieve full opacity. I don’t know yet about the lasting power, but they do not dry down much, so I’d guess only 2-4 hours.

Thoughts on Colour Pop? I’ve got two very different looks using these products coming up soon soon very soon, so stay tuned 🙂 Overall I’m extremely happy; for $5 a pop, CP really delivers on the quality (and the shipping! I got free shipping and my order arrived in < a week. Radddd.)

xx Olive

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Review | L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2

30 Mar

Hey there friends.

I kinda dig the trend of drugstore neutral palettes lately. Ok, trend of two, but I passed on the Maybelline The Nudes palette since reviews tended to be rather awful. Still, it’s a start! And this palette…oo baby is it ever good.

la palette 2

Between this and the first La Palette Nude, these are definitely the colors I’d use the most. I’d compare the colors in the first palette to Urban Decay’s Naked Palette; warm bronzes and browns and whatnot. These are more neutral to cool-toned purple shadows, much more up my alley 😀 The one complaint I have is that the 4 shimmery shades are nothing to write home about…especially the two mid-tone shadows (2 and 5 from the left), they just lack intensity.

la palette 2 2

No flash v. flash, 1-2 swipes on bare skin. Damn, those mattes though!! I love that over half the palette is matte, and the texture is so creamy and smooth. As the colors get darker, they only get more pigmented. Not to over-compare, but this is the palette I wish the Naked 3 was. And only $15! *dies of joy*

la palette 2 3

Oops, couldn’t wait to take pictures before I swatched. #noragrets

Packaging is pretty solid btw (mirror!), and even though the included brush is rather gimmicky, I’d totally take this traveling. I need to stop bringing expensive makeup when I travel because I might lose it and then the world would slowly crumble to ash around me.

So what do you think? Pretty nice, eh? I might pick up the first one to gift to someone I lurrrvvv, or just keep selfishly even though I already have 23945083299 neutral palettes. But like, not THAT neutral palette, ya feel me?

I’ll post a few looks with this lil guy when I get some free time. *laughs quietly to self*


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Smallish Sephora Haul ft. MUFE & Stila

21 Mar

Hey there friends. I finally buckled to the serious peer pressure going on amongst beauty bloggers/Youtubers right now and bought three of the incredibly lovely (and expensive!) Makeup For Ever Artist Shadows.

mufe 3 pan

Observe the beauty.

Left to right on arm: I514 Pink Ivory, I340 Lime Green, M546 Dark Purple Taupemufe 3 pan 2

Sephora also threw in a free deluxe sample of Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, which is a surprisingly gorgeous and universally flattering neutral red (no noticeable orange or blue tones). It was very easy to apply; the applicator was pretty thin, which allowed me to achieve fairly sharp lip lines. It has a wonderful vanilla scent as well, reminds me of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams.

stila beso

Yes, I overdrew my lips. I apologize for nothing.

stila beso 2

Ok, Olive, smile more!

stila beso 3

I used the MUFE shadows this morning and oh my gosh, they are just as amazing as all the hype. Review coming soon, methinks…

Thoughts? Leave ’em in the little box, loves ♥


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