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There’s nothing quite like that feeling you get when you dive into a new palette, am I right? I recently received the Stila Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette and couldn’t wait to get into it.

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I’m a big fan of combining matte and shimmery shades in an eye look, so this palette instantly gave me a good feeling. It’s also a really nice all-encompassing palette with more neutral shades that cover a range of shadows; cool pewters, warm rosy shades and sunny bronze hues all fit together into this 12 shade palette, allowing for you to mix and match depending on your mood.

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The top two rows of shadows are all matte, while the bottom two rows have a shimmery finish. The matte shadows apply really smoothly, though I was a little disappointed with the shades in the top row; they didn’t have very much pigmentation and didn’t show up very well on my skin, either wet or dry (as you’ll see in the following swatches). The second row did have a lot more colour to it, and these shadows make for a great base shade. The shimmery shades are so rich and pigmented that I don’t really mind all that much. They look gorgeous on, and when applied wet, the colour is so metallic and bold that it’s hard to look away.

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First column, applied dry on left and wet on right. From L-R: Vintage, Fringe, Bohemian, Smolder

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Second column, applied dry on left and wet on right. From L-R: Velvet, Suede, Retro, Sizzle

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Third column, applied dry on left and wet on right. From L-R: Feathered, Velour, Sequin, Flare

The palettes were also designed to make creating an eye look really simple. Follow the columns for a set of four shadows that come together for a harmonious look, and adjust intensity as you see fit. The bottom shades also make a great liner with a ton of impact, especially when applied wet!

What do you think of the Stila Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette?


Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples sent for editorial consideration, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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I just love a good drugstore find. With the price of some palettes these days getting pretty hefty, I love having a combination of luxury and more budget-friendly picks in my makeup bag; it helps to keep both my wallet and my makeup-loving self happy. The COVERGIRL truNaked Jewels palette ($12.97 CAD) definitely fits into this category, and I’ll tell you why.

First of all, I love a palette that has a bit of colour in it – bolder shadows are always great for mixing into eye looks and for having a bit of fun. This palette has a selection of 8 shadows, including a range of matte, shimmer and sparkly shades. It has a few lighter shades (that are perfect if you’ve ever wanted to be a unicorn princess; hell, who hasn’t?), two bold, pigmented hues (blue and purple), shimmering gold and green shades and a sparkly black.

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I really wish that I could have more accurately captured the first shade; it’s hard to see here, but it has this beautiful iridescent look to it with splashes of light pink in the light. It’s a gorgeous highlighting shade that I will definitely be using with other palettes and looks.

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The shadows have nice pigment to them, and several shades that make for great highlighting (see the 1st, 3rd and 7th shadows). They are really blendable and build up to heavier colour if needed. They do tend to fade a bit throughout the day, so I suggest starting with a primer and finishing with a setting spray to ensure longer wear.

The shimmer in a few of the shadows is gorgeous – nice and soft, bringing a bit of a multi-tone look to them, which I love. The boldness of the purple and blue shadows also make them favourites for me; I can definitely see myself using them to add depth to many different looks.

What do you think of the COVERGIRL truNaked Jewels palette? Do you have any other jewel tones you like?
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When you’re going to be in the spotlight or in front of the cameras, you don’t want to have to worry about fixing your lipstick. Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss adds sheen, a ton of colour, and has great staying power so you don’t have to worry about touch ups throughout the night. A red lip is a classic that never goes out of style!

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It’s no secret that I have a major love for lip products; a good lipstick can take you from a bad mood to a good one, instill confidence, and make you feel full on glam. Read on to see my top lipstick picks for a kiss-worthy pout (just in time for Valentine’s Day).

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The Revlon Ultra HD Lipcolors have quickly become a favourite of mine. They combine gorgeous colour, a smooth finish, and deep hydration into one shiny little package. They’re unbelievably comfortable on and their slightly sweet scent makes them perfectly kiss-worthy.

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The highly anticipated Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together collaboration has finally arrived, and I couldn’t be any more excited. Let’s be real here; when I learned that two of my favourite brands would be coming together to create on killer collection, I knew that I was going to have to check it out. Of course, it was love at first sight – especially when it came to the Ultimate Eye Collection. Read on for more details and swatches of the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together collection!

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Now of course, I have to start with the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection, because it’s easily the most covetable piece of the collection, and shows off a beautiful “marriage” between the two brands, combining Too Faced’s bubbly, pink personality with Kat Von D’s bold, edgy look. The heart shaped packaging actually breaks into two separate, six shade palettes. The set is finished off with a full-size Better Than Sex Mascara and Tattoo Liner.

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The Too Faced side comes in a pink half heart, with shadows housed in heart-shaped cutouts, and shades that are right on par for TF. Soft, matte pink & cream shades start off this set, with a ton of pigment and no chalky feeling, followed by 4 warm, brown-based shimmers. Heart of Gold and Better Together are stunners, and BFF & Lovely totally fall into Too Faced territory. Power Couple didn’t apply as smoothly as the other shades, but will make for a nice shading shadow.

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KVD’s palete takes on a bit of an edgier feel, natch, with 6 shades that balance out Too Faced’s softer look. The bold shadows are packed with pigment and will definitely be fun to play with. They’re smooth and soft when applied, with Yours, Pur Vida and Devotion giving a colour-packed, matte finish. Swoon will, quite literally, make you swoon with its unbelieveable colour payoff; one quick swipe had me blown away with its pigmentation. Lovestruck didn’t do as much for me, with super sheer colour, although it will make for a nice inner corner shade.

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The collection also includes the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set. The set of four mini products comes housed in a way-too-cute, double sided makeup bag that features Kat & Jerrod’s beloved furbabies, Piaf and Clover.

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The set comes with minis of some fave Too Faced & KVD products (in mostly exclusive shades), making this a great set to pick up, if not just for the bag alone. KVD has included two new shades of her best-selling lip products, the Studded Kiss Lipstick in Muse and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in XO, while Too Faced had the face covered with the Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo in Rosy Glow and a new shade of Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in So Happy Together.

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Will you be picking anything up from the Too Faced x Kat Von D collection?

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