Monday, September 28, 2015

Coastal Scents Hot Pot Eyeshadow Collection + Swatches*

Hey everyone!
Coastal Scents Hot Pots have been such an essential to my makeup collection since the beginning of my collecting of makeup! So much variety for such a small price! I got these for only 99 cents each on sale. They normally retail for $1.99 each but I got them on sale for 99 cents each. Either price is great. Really great.
I tried to organize these as much as I could. I did not use any sort of primer. Swatches were made on bare skin using finger.

 GREENS
1.Pinehurst
2.Olive
3.Jewel Teal
4.cm 11
5.cm 12
6.Fresh Pear
7.Kiwi Green
8.Sage Sensation
9.Balsam


BROWNS and NEUTRALS
1.Deep Roast
2.Chocolatier
3.Cherry Chocolate
4.Amber Bronze
5.Boca Mocha
6.Light Taupe
7.Oatmeal Tan
8.Pumpkin Pie
9.Persian Peach
10.Chamois Nude
11.Bungalow Gold
12.Flesh Tone

PEACHS and COPPERS
1.Peach Silver
2.Light Apricot
3.Peachy Copper
4.Bright Copper
5.New Penny
6.Peach Brew
7.Petal Peach
8.Bronze Peach
9.Tuscany

BERRIES
1.Raisin Berry
2.Earth Rose
3.Maroon Berry
4.Mauve (pot is not featured but is featured in swatch)


 PURPLES
1.Antique Lilac
2.Little Grapette
3.Lavender
4.Mai Tai
5.Southern Wood
6.Light Plum
7.Silver Lilac
8.Tyrian Purple
9.Amethyst
10.Regalia Purple
11.Regalia Purple
12.Deep Eggplant
13.Cm07
14.cm09


 BLUES
1.Cornflower Blue
2.Niagra
3.LakeShore
4.Rainstorm
5.Steel Blue
6.Cm10
7.Steel Grey
8.Platinum Blue
9.Gunmetal

YELLOWS, ORANGES and REDS
1.Elven Gold
2.s18
3.CM01
4.cm02
5.Orange Mousse
6.Midas Gold
7.Autumn Sun
8.Fools Gold
9.Tangelo Tint
10.cm03
11.cm04
12.Deep Cantoloupe
13.b10
14.American Rose
15.Rustic Maroon
16.cm05

PINKS
1.Tea Rose Pink
2.Light Pink
3.Mauve Frost
4.Thulian Pink
5.Reef Pink
6.cm08
7.m13
8.cm06
9.Love Spell

RANDOMS...oops
1.White Silver
2.Nude
3.Dark Golden Olive 


I keep most of my single shadows in 28 and 12 pan palettes from Coastal Scents. Here I am only featuring my hot pots but I do have some random single shadows from Urban Decay, MAC and Prestige Cosmetics to name some. I love my Coastal Scents shadows. There are some true gems hidden here!

If you would like to try out some of their Hot Pots here is the link to check them out:)

I hope you found these swatches helpful.
Any questions, comments or concerns are always welcomed!

*This post contains affiliate links

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Inspiration Board

 I just love Fall colors. This is my jam. These are the colors of my soul. Fall, autumn colors, whatever you want to call it is what I live for and is why I put up with the summer. I put together some colors together that inspire me and make me think of Fall!
Left to Right:
  • Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadow in Untamed
  • Coastal Scents Hot Pot eyeshadow in Maroon Berry
  • Coastal Scents Hot Pot eyeshadow in Fools Gold
  • Coastal Scents Hot Pot eyeshadow in Bungalow Gold
  • Coastal Scents Hot Pot eyeshadow in Dark Salmon
  • Coastal Scents Hot Pot eyeshadow in Raisin Berry
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Game Face
  • NYX Slide On Eye Liner Golden Bronze
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Roach
  • Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Rose Femme
  • Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Ravin Raisin 
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly
  • MAC Lipglass in LoveChild
  • Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore
As you can see... I popped in there quite a few of Coastal Scents eyeshadows. Really great shadows to try out! What's something you look forward to Fall? Is there any colors that you tend to gravitate to? Any questions, comments or concerns are always welcomed! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette

Christmas keeps coming earlier and earlier for the makeup world. Kat Von D has just released her holiday collections and the Mi Vida Loca Remix palette is finally here. After months of teasing her followers with sneak peeks, it is finally available exclusively to Sephora. And it is beautiful. From the "if-looks-could-kill" girl in the front to the array of colors inside. But how did it perform...?
This eyeshadow palette retails for $59 and comes with 24 shades. Each shadow has 0.04oz of product which is the regular size that any standard KVD shadow comes with.
Rewind: warm, burnt, deep burgundy red with satin finish. Full pigmentation.
Destroyer: warm, matte, bright coral orange with some pink undertones. Medium pigmentation.
Swoon: Bright, matte, cool toned, medium magenta. full pigmentation. Need blush?
Love: frosty, light pink. medium to full pigmentation.
Anthem: chalkier than usual. A lot of fall out. dark purple with red undertones and a matte finish. Full pigmentation.
Muse: Light, cool toned, lilac with a matte finish. Medium pigmentation.
Echo: cool toned, matte indigo with lots of pink glitter that does not transfer when applied with brush. Medium to full pigmentation.
Dark Wave: darkened, cobalt-blue with a matte finish. Full pigmentation.
Synth: Bright, electric blue with a matte finish. Full pigmentation. I love this one.
HyperBallad: dark, pine-green with blue tones and a matte finish. Sheer to medium pigmentation.
Lemmy: deep, grass green with a black base and a shimmer finish. Full pigmentation.
Misfit: medium, lime green with a matte finish. medium to full pigmentation.
Vinyl: Bright, acid apple green with a satin finish. Least impressive of the palette. Sheer pigmentation.
Legend: irredescent, light yellow-gold with a shimmery finish. Sheer to medium pigmentation. This one will look so beautiful on the center of the lid and it will look great paired with any of the colors of this palette.
Fran: matte, canary yellow. Medium pigmentation
Analogue: matte, tangerine orange. Full pigmentation
Harpsichord: warm, copper with shimmery finish. Full pigmentation.


 Moulder: neutral, vanilla cream with a slight yellow undertone and a matte finish. Full pigmentation.
Vox: neutral, dark chocolate brown with a matte finish. Full pigmentation.
Strutter: Cool toned medium latte tan with a matte finish. Full pigmentation.
Lyric: cool toned, vanilla with a slight shimmer. Full pigmentation.
Black Metal: Off black with a matte finish. Full pigmentation.
Skulls: Shimmery oyster white. Full pigmentation.
Noble: warm, caramel light tan with a matte finish. Full pigmentation.

Final Verdict:
LOVE the concept of the palette. Having essential neutrals with a colorful shades is exactly how you make colorful eye looks work! Whenever you create a colorful eye look, it's not just slapping together a bunch of different colors together and hope for the best. It's using some neutrals in the crease and blending as well. What I love about Kat Von D is that she is really hands on with her products that she has created and it really shows that an artist that understands how colors compliment and blend with one another put these colors together. It isn't just a palette with random colors thrown together. There was some definite thought that went into it. Most of the shadows were consistent but there were a few duds like Vinyl and Hyperballad and yet... those would still work with a good base. But those were certainly not impressive on their own. Kat Von D shades tend to be very powdery but still very pigmented. That being said, you really only need to tap your brush gently into the soft matte shadows for them to work their best and to avoid fallout and a mess. As for the shimmery shades, they are less powdery and have a very creamy texture. 

PROS:
-Mostly consistent in quality throughout the palette
-Consistent with regular KVD line shadows
-Good price value. Each shadow comes in at roughly $2.46
-Great variety
-Sturdy packaging
-All the neutrals worked beautifully
-Great blendability

NEUTRAL:
-Beautiful packaging, hand drawn

CONS:
-a few duds
-palette can tend to slide out of packaging by itself so be careful!
-powdery shades can cause fallout

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Introduction

Hey everyone, this is Jessica. I am so excited to get started and share with you guys my passion of all things beauty. I will be talking of makeup, hair, nails and skin products and some extra stuff here and there. My first and foremost goal of this blog is to help you out while having fun with something that should be considered fun to begin with! I'll be chatting with you guys soon! Any questions, comments or concerns please let me know and I'll get back at you as soon as possible :)

-Wicked Honey Bee