NYX Glitterati Glitter Cream Palette – Review! :)

The NYX Glitterati Glitter Cream Palette consists of 21 glittery, cream colors. I got this palette from my fiance, last Christmas, and I’ve used a lot of it this past year! ❤ I was a little dissapointed at first, because I thought the glitter would appear more vibrant on my lid. But I don’t think these creams are suppose to be used alone! They only appear chunky and crease that way. What I use the creams for, is as a base for loose glitter! I use them as a base on my lid, brow, lips and if I want to use glitter as my liner. But you can use these colors anywhere you want to place loose glitter! 😀

I often get questions about this palette and how I use it, so I thought I’d show you in pictures how I create glitter eyebrows. An important thing to remember when applying this as a glitter base, is to only apply a thin layer of it! This will prevent the glitter on top of it from creasing. 🙂 I also use the creams in the same color as the loose glitter I’m using.

Here’s the tutorial on how I do the brows:

Apply eyeshadows to the brows, in the same colors as the glitters you’re going to place on top. This will make everything look more compound, even if there’s a few places the glitter doesn’t cover. I thought blue and green would be a cool combination! ^-^

With a small, angled brush start applying the darkest green glitter cream on the inner part of the brow. Then use the lightest blue color in the middle and the darkest on the outer corner. Blend these colors slightly together.

Use the same angled brush to apply the loose glitter over the glitter creams. Apply it carefully to prevent a lot of fallouts and take your time! If there is any fallout and you want to sharpen the edges, use a piece of tape to pick up the glitter and to fix the brow shape. In the end, go over with a q-tip with makeup remover. Now you’re all done and can start applying your eye makeup! 😀

I absolutely love this palette and I’m glad I got it, because now I can’t live without it! I’m too in love with glitter, lol! 😉

You can find the palette here 🙂

I hope this review and tutorial was helpful!

GlitterGirlC 🙂

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Sugarpill Cosmetics – Review!

Finally! Here’s my Sugarpill review! It took much longer to write than expected, so I’m sorry it’s a bit late! The Sugarpill products I’m reviewing are the two eyeshadow palettes: The Sweet Heart palette and the Burning Heart palette. Also, these five Chromalust loose eyeshadows: Tiara, Royal Sugar, Asylum, Paperdoll and Darling.

The packaging that the palettes come in is super cute and gorgeous! I love the colours and the design. The palettes themselves are really cool looking and each of them contains four eyeshadows and a large mirror. The mirror I now use every time I do my makeup. I’ve heard that some people say that the palettes are heavy and maybe they are compared to some palettes, but I’ve taken them with me a lot and never thought about the weight. 🙂

Swatches of the Sweet Heart palette:

Dollipop is a bright and beautiful matte pink colour!

Afterparty is a very vibrant, medium blue shadow, with a pearly sheen.

Midori is a very bright and pretty green eyeshadow! This colour has some shimmer to it.

Tako is a very good, matte white. You can use this for so many things: As a highlight on your brow bone, in the inner corner of your eye and on your cheekbones. You can use it on your lid and to set a white pencil liner on your lower waterline.

Swatches of the Burning Heart palette:

Flamepoint is a matte, vibrant orange eyeshadow! I think it’s a really stunning colour!

Buttercupcake is a beautiful matte yellow colour! It’s very bright and vibrant, but slightly chalky. Not a lot though!

Love + is a gorgeous, hot red! It has a matte finish with a slightly pearly sheen to it. This is a much pigmented, very true red colour! It’s the best red eyeshadow I’ve come across! Without a primer it looks very bright red and with one, it becomes more of a deep red. Also, when you fade it out, you get a very beautiful, dark pink colour!

Poison Plum: Omg! This is my favorite colour, not just of the Sugarpill colours, but my absolute favorite of all eyeshadows! It’s the most beautiful, hot purple colour ever! It’s extremely pigmented, especially with a primer underneath. It appears a little shimmery in the pan, but on the eyes it looks matte. With several layers you will definitely see the shimmer, though.

All the Sugarpill pressed eyeshadows are very bright and intense, just the way I like it! 😉 They are extremely pigmented, smooth and blend beautifully! Because Dollipop, Poison Plum, Love+ and Flamepoint contain carmine, they stain a bit. But for me, that hasn’t been a problem.

Sugarpill sells these eyeshadows in single pans as well and they are a lot bigger than many other eyeshadows! Each pan contains 4 grams/0.14 oz of product and costs 12$.  That’s three dollars less than a for a MAC eyshadow pan, which only contains 1,5 grams/0,05oz of product. So you get amazing quality eyeshadows, for a very good price! Another plus is that Sugarpill does not test on animals! 🙂

Going over to the Chromalust loose eyeshadows! They come in super cute jars, where you can see both the name of the shadow and a list of all the ingredients!

Swatches of the loose eyeshadows:    

Tiara is a metallic, silver coloured loose eyeshadow. It has a lot of glitter to it and is perfect as a highlight on your brow bone and in the inner corner of your eye. It works great as an “all over lid”- colour, especially to spice up a black smoky eye! 😉 Also, because of the tiny micro-fine particles, it will look great as a body shimmer. Weight: 4.5 grams.

Darling is a shimmery teal shadow. It contains a lot of pretty, turquoise sparkles! This was the absolute first colour I fell for out of the loose eyeshadows, and had to buy! And it has definitely lived up to my expectations! Weight: 4.5 grams.

Paperdoll is the cutest lavender eyeshadow! It has a shimmery finish and there’s nothing more to say about it, other than it’s just stunning! 🙂 Weight: 4 grams.

Asylum is a rusty red, metallic colour. This one is also beautiful and shimmery and I must say I’ve never seen a colour similar to it. I like it a lot! Weight: 5.5 grams.

Royal Sugar is the most gorgeous, bright blue colour there is! Honestly, I’m so in love with this shadow and it’s my favorite one of the loose eyeshadows! It contains a lot of beautiful, turquoise glitter which I could just stare at all day. I’ve used this colour for many things: As a lid colour, a crease colour, an eyeliner and I can’t wait to try it on my lips, my eyebrows and my nails! It would look amazing anywhere! ❤ Weight: 4 grams.

These Chromalusts are the Holy Grail for a glitter girl like me! 😀 They are super pigmented, sparkly and they look beautiful on the eyes! I think they’re easy to apply and to work with. To make them as vibrant as they can be, you can use a primer as a base and apply them wet.

When I bought my loose shadows, all of them weighed 5 grams. Now, the weight varies between 4 – 6.5 grams. This is because some colours are denser while others are fluffy, and this made the jars with the dense shadows seem half empty. Now, all the Chromalusts are filled to the top, and because the jar has no sifter, you have to be carefull not to spill any of the gorgeousness! 😉

The loose eyeshadows cost 12 $ each and that’s a very good price compared to how much product you get! I bought some of my Sugarpill products from www.sugarpillshop.com and the rest of them from http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/. The shipping to Norway took 1 – 2 weeks from the Makeupgeek store and 3 – 4 weeks from the Sugarpill shop. But I bought it during Sugarpill’s Pink Weekend sale, so that’s probably why the products took so long to arrive. I was really happy when I got them though, because I absolutely love all of the eyeshadows and I use them a lot! I also got a cute sticker of their logo with my package. You can see it in the beginning of this post. Pretty, right? 😀

Looks where I’ve used Sugarpill eyeshadows:

I know this is a very long review, but I hope it was helpful!

GlitterGirlC 🙂

Makeup Geek Starter kit – Review!

When the founder of Makeup Geek, the gorgeous Marlena, added eyeshadows to her makeup line, I just had to try them out! I pre ordered the starter kit which contains 8 eyeshadows, 5 matte and 3 shimmery ones. As you can see, the packaging is very similar to the MAC eyeshadow refills, but personally I think these are much prettier! 🙂

First of all I have to mention that their shipping was super fast! The day MUG got these beauties in store it took only one week before I got them! And I live in Norway, so I’m used to getting packages from The US 2 – 4 weeks after ordering them, and sometimes even longer! :/ So I was very happy about that. 😀

Now, on to the eyeshadows. I absolutely love them ❤ They’re extremely pigmented and the smoothest eyeshadows I’ve ever tried! They just feel like velvet on your skin. They’re also easy to apply and I have no trouble blending them. The colours Marlena has picked out for this kit are gorgeous and will work great for any occasion; There are matte colours you can wear during the day and more shimmery ones that you can use at night. Underneath you can see some swatches I did of the eyeshadows, but I don’t feel like the pictures do them justice!

I’ve tried out these eyeshadows for a few days now and I’ve done a few looks with them, that I’m going to post soon!

Purely Naked is a nude coloured eyeshadow which has some shimmer to it. This one would be perfect for blending out colours in the crease or as an all over lid colour, for a natural daytime look.

Mocha is a warm medium brown colour with a matte finish. I would use this as a crease colour.

Cocoa Bear is a warm, reddish brown colour. This one is also matte and I would wear it on my lid or in my crease. I really love this colour and I can’t wait to show you a look with it! 😉

Glamorous is another one of my favorites! It’s a metallic bronze gold with a shimmery finish. It is very nice and creamy and it would be perfect to wear as a lid colour at night time!

Shimma Shimma is also a shimmery eyeshadow. It’s a beautiful champagne colour which works great as a highlight. This eyeshadow is really soft and I think it might be my new favorite highlight colour. 🙂

Corrupt is incredible! It’s the blackest black eyeshadow I’ve tried! It’s more pigmented than my former favorite, matte black eyeshadow, (Stiletto from the Too Faced Naked eye kit), and it’s even better than MAC’s Carbon! Need I say more? 😉

Purple Rain is a deep, matte finished purple. This one is not as pigmented as the other shadows, but I think it’s great and the colour is lovely! It would work great as a crease colour or on the lid, for a purple smokey eye.

Unexpected is a light pink/purple colour with a matte finish. I think this shadow would look very pretty on the lid and also it would work great to blend out colours in the crease.

That was all of the colours. They fit perfectly into empty palettes, such as the Z palettes (I just ordered a pink one 🙂 ) and the MAC palettes. They are not tested on animals and they’re both Talc – and Paraben – free!

When it comes to the weight, the MUG eyeshadows give you 1,8g / 0,064oz of product. This is a bit more than the MAC eyeshadow refills contains, (1,5g / 0,05oz), and you get them for half the price of a MAC one! Still, the Makeup Geek eyeshadows are of a very high quality and I feel like some of them are even better than the MAC eyeshadows, so they’re definitely worth checking out!

Now, there are 40 more eyeshadows you can choose from on Makeupgeek.com. They look gorgeous and I’ll definitely buy more of them. The ones I have to get are Razzleberry, Unicorn, Neptune, Shimmermint, Poolside, Chickadee and Mango Tango! Very creative names, don’t you think? 😀 Here’s a link to the eyeshadows if you want to check them out: http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/eyeshadows/makeup-geek-eyeshadows.html?p=1

Individually, the eyeshadows cost 5,99 $ and the kit I ordered, with 8 colours, costs 45$. They ship worldwide and as I said, the shipping is very fast. 🙂

I don’t think I have anything negative to say about these beautiful eyeshadows. I just have to say “You’re very welcome in my makeup bag!”

Stars: 5/5 😀

I hope this review was helpful and don’t be afraid to ask any questions about the eyeshadows. 🙂

GlitterGirlC 🙂

Review: NYX Box of Eye Shadows, 112 Colors!

The NYX Box of Eye Shadows is an eye shadow palette, which contains 112 colours. As you might have seen, I use this palette in a lot of my makeup looks. I want to give a review of this palette, just to show you what I like about it. 🙂

The palette has two layers. The top layer contains mostly neutral eye shadows and the lower layer has a lot of bright coloured ones. There are both matte, metallic, satin, shimmery and sparkly finishes.

Swatches of the matte eyeshadows in the palette:

Swatches of my favorite colours, (I also love many of the matte shadows):

Highlights:

I used a primer underneath the eyeshadows in the pictures, even though most of them are very pigmented! The swatches doesn’t show exactly how good the colours really look, but I hope you get an idea of how some of them are. 🙂

You can do a lot of looks with this palette: Natural eye, smokey eye, metallic eye, bright looks, shimmery – or matte looks, or you can mix different finishes.

This is a great palette if you want a lot of colours to experiment with, like I love to do 🙂 The shadows are very easy to apply and they blend very well. They also stay on all day!

All in all, the NYX Box of eyeshadows is a great and versatile palette that I love and use a lot! The only negative thing about it, is that it might be a little difficult to travel with. Other than that, I highly recommend it 🙂

I bought my palette for 35 $ at cherryculture.com. They often have it on sale. Like right now they have it for 27,99 $, which I think is a good price for all of those beautiful colours! 🙂

Stars: 5/5 🙂

I hope this was helpful!

GlitterGirlC 🙂