MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow's Swatches & Giveaway!

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I am literally so excited to share these new MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow's. I am a huge fan of cream eyeshadows, so I was super excited to see that MUFE came out with tons of amazing shades. They have 20 shades and they have three different finishes: matte, satin and shimmer. MUFE sent me all of the shades but instead of swatching them all, I thought I would leave a few to give out to you guys. So at the bottom of this post I will have all the giveaway information. 

The shades I ended up keeping and swatching for you are the following:
  • M-40 (matte yellow)
  • M-20 (matte ultramarine blue)
  • M-16 (matte white)
  • M-52 (matte beige)
  • M-56 (matte taupe)
  • M-10 (matte black)
  • L-22 (lustrous dark blue)
  • L-30 (lustrous khaki) 
  • I-80 (iridescent pink beige) 
  • I-42 (iridescent copper gold)
  • I-50 (iridescent warm beige)
As you can tell I kept a lot of matte shades for myself since I am a huge fan of mattes. I am in love with how pigmented these cream eyeshadows are. After swatching, I ended up liking the look of the lustrous shades and the iridescent shades the best. I think those colors would be perfect for all over the lid.

When you apply these, you can really build them up if you wanted. You can apply a thin layer, let it dry and then add another layer to make the shade look super opaque on the lid. A little bit of product goes a long way with these.

With these cream shadows they are very long lasting. According to MUFE they last up to 24 hours. I haven't tested them out that long because I have never worn makeup before for over 24 hours lol but I did wear them for 8 hours and they didn't smudge or anything on my lids. They were still as pigmented as when I first put them on. They are also super easy to blend out and they do not crease. If you are looking for a smudge proof eyeshadow, this is the product for you!

Each one retails for $25.00 and can be found at www.sephora.com

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Now onto the giveaway! You will be winning the 8 shades shown above. I wanted to have a couple neutral shades for you to try as well as some fun colors! The rules are simple: this giveaway is only open to the US. Must be 18 years or older, or have your parents permission to enter. The giveaway will be starting today July 12th and will end on July 19th. 

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New Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

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I think I have officially found the palette of my dreams! Pur Cosmetics came out with an amazing new collection that includes an eyeshadow palette and a contour palette. This is part of the Dear Diaries collection. In today's post I will be focusing on the eyeshadow palette and I will have a review on the contour palette up sometime this week. I was super excited when I received this package from Pur Cosmetics because I had seen previews on their Instagram of this palette and I seriously fell in love. It has such amazing shades and you can literally create so many looks with this palette. 

This palette contains 4 matte shades, 4 satin shades and 4 shimmery shades. All of the shades are very warm toned. Most new palettes that have been releasing have been focusing on the warm tone eyeshadows. But this one is very different compared to a lot of the other palettes. The quailty of these shadows is seriously unbelievable. They are buttery smooth and the pigmentation is intense. Usually matte shades are pretty dry but I was very impressed with how soft these shadows were. The shimmery shades are seriously one of the best formulas I have ever tried when it comes to shimmer. They also applied very smooth and I can't get over how pigmented they are. 

Here are the shade names from left to right: Private Party (ivory), Socialite (light peachy cream), Gala (light creamy brown), Mogul (light creamy yellow), Splurge (medium warm tone brown), Stunner (brick red/orange), Snazzy (dark purple brown), Epic (dark brown), Glitzy (golden bronze), Twinkle (rose gold), Dazzle (taupe purple) and Cosmo (dark brown). 

Not only does this palette have amazing eyeshadows, the packaging is stunning. It is a beautiful marble with gold metallic lettering. Seriously one of the best packaging I have seen in a long time. 

I fell in love with every single eyeshadow in this palette. My favorites of the palette are the shimmers but all the shadows in this palette are amazing and great quailty. This palette is also super affordable. It retails for $34.00 and will soon be at www.ulta.com. I can't wait to keep using this palette. I know it will be my new everyday palette. Let me know in the comments below what you think of this palette! 

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New Pur Cosmetics On Point Eyeliner Swatches & Review

It has been so long since I have found an eyeliner that I truly love. But as soon as I tried these new On Point Eyeliners by Pur Cosmetics, I fell in love. There is 5 different shades to choose from and they retail for $19.00 each. Which that price is pretty comparable to other higher end eyeliners sold at Ulta. 

The packaging of these are really nice. You can see the color of the shade right on the packaging so you can tell which shade you are grabbing for. These eyeliners are self sharpening so you will always have that nice point to apply to your lower lash line or your upper lash line. 

Here are the shades:
  • Not Sorry which is a light grey
  • Down To Earth which is a beautiful chocolate brown
  • Heartless which is a black
  • Hotline which is a metallic hunter green
  • Rain which is a very pretty plum 
I seriously love all of the shades. I think a lot of them will be perfect for the fall time. They are very long wearing as well. They claim to last up to 10 hours which they did on me. I was very surprised to see that they really were long wearing. A lot of times eyeliners will smear on me and or come off, but I didn't have that issues with these. I really had to scrub to get the eyeliners off of my arm, but when it came to my eyes, I just used a cleansing oil and it came off right away. 

I have really been enjoying these and I would love to see Pur release some more shades including bright colors! Let me know if you have tried these yet and what you think about them!

The photos below are in order by the list above. 

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