Wednesday, January 29, 2014

All about the eyes..

Hello you beautiful people ! :) I hope y'all are staying safe and warm in this cold weather ! I am so over it... I'm ready to go back to normality already ! I was debating on what I should write about today so I decided that it would be a good thing to write about some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes since I have been getting a lot of questions lately about what my favorites are ! What're some of your favorites ?! Leave them in a comment below (and if you have trouble commenting please e-mail me or instagram/tweet me and tell me so I can try to fix it !) and tell me all about them ! I'm always in the market for new palettes !  So without further ado lets get started !

The first palette (Ps I will probably use that word 500 times in this post.. sorry 'bout it !) I talked about in my previous post..the Lorac Pro ! I can't say enough how much I love it.  They have so many looks that you can create with all of the mattes and shimmery shadows ! Such a variety... I think everyone should give this palette a go.. promise you won't regret it ! They're so soft and blendable, not chalky or hard to blend, they're very pigmented & work well with other colors from other palettes as well.  They do not budge off my eyes not matter how long of a day I've had.  It's my fave to do a smokey eye with because I know I can pack the product on my waterline & under my bottom lashes and it won't make me look like a raccoon or panda half way through the day. They have such a range of colors too, from soft subtle colors to dark and smokey colors... once again the possibilities are endless ! One last thing.. I'm sorry he looks as if he's been around the wringer.. but it's because he has.. he goes on any and every trip with me whether that be road trips, vacations, or just going to a pals for a night. I don't ever leave him behind.  With all of that being said, he hasn't cracked not once.. he's such a good one I'm tellin' ya ! DEFF WORTH THE MONEY ! :)  I bought mine at Sephora, but sadly the Sephora I work at doesn't carry them anymore.. I believe Ulta has them though !

The Naked Basics is also a really great palette for a quick everyday use, for someone that prefers simple matte colors or even a younger chap starting to experiment in makeup !  It has all of your basic colors for simple looks plus your highlight color.  I use this everyday for a transition shade.. Naked 2 is that perfect shade to for my skin tone for transitioning. Venus is an amazing amazing amazing highlight shade for the inner tear duct and brow bone.  Foxy and Walk of Shame are great colors for all over the eye from top to bottom to "prep" for whatever other colors you're going to be using.  Crave is a great matte black.. sometimes when I want the effect of liner but not so dramatic I'll get a small, dense, smudge brush and press this into the outer half of my lash line.  This little guy also goes with me everywhere.  For only $27 you can't go wrong !  The shadows are super pigmented and blend like butta !  You can purchase this at Sephora !

I haven't had this palette for more than 2 months but I can already tell we're going to be best friends. 
 These colors look so beautiful on people with paler skin & blue or green eyes.  The colors really
bring out the color in your eyes.  I get compliments on my eyes every time I wear it.  The two shades I
find myself always going for is limit and nooner.  I place limit on my lid, naked 2 as my transition 
shade in my crease then in the outer portion of my eye I blend nooner in there to form that sideways "V"
shape that gives your eyes so much definition with minimal work.  Pop some lashes on with that &
girl, you are ready for a night out ! Such a simple and easy smokey eye ! (Let me know if you would like
a tutorial on this look !) It would be perfect for a Valentines night  ! :)  Same as the Naked 
Basics palette, these are really pigmented and blendable.  I even use Strange in the center of my lips for a highlight. It gives the appearance of bigger lips when you do this handy dandy trick.
 You can't go wrong with this palette ! This one retails for $52 at Sephora ! :) 

This palette is a good one ! It's perfect for a starter in makeup or even a freelance makeup artist that's just starting out.  You get a lot of colors at such a good price ! I believe this goes for $27 BH Cosmetics are  constantly having sells on their makeup palettes ! I'm almost positive I bought mine for $12 ! Most of the shadows are really pigmented and blendable.  You have the occasional one that is hard to pack color on or harder to blend out but for the most part these are really great esp for the price you pay !  Can't beat it ! I don't bring this one with me on small trips but I did bring it with my when I went to Las Vegas & LA and I will be bringing it with me when I fly out to Orlando in February for my birthday.  You can do a ton of looks with all of the colors they have in this palette.  I don't use this one on a regular basis but anytime I want to create a fun look, I use this bad boy !  I even used a mix of these colors for my eyebrows when my hair was a vibrant red.  You can get so many uses from this palette ! They have 2 other editions as well that have other colors in it.  You can purchase them on

That's it for my a few of my favorite eyeshadow palettes ! I hope I helped you out in some way.. if you
have any other questions feel free to leave them below ! Or if you want to suggest an
eyeshadow palette you think I would enjoy or want me to review let me know ! :) Thanks for all
of the support, it really means so much ! Y'all are truly the best ! Don't forget to subscribe to
my blog on here and on bloglovin ! Have a wonder week and stay warm !


Oksana said...

Great post, dear:)
If you want, we can follow each other. Kisses

Marissa Leigh said...

Thanks so much & of course ! :) XOXO

Oksana said...

Thanks for checking out my blog, dear:)
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Eleanor Danks said...

I love the 'Naked' palettes, such a great post, I also really like your blog :)

Marissa Leigh said...

Thanks darlin ! :) I quite like your blog as well ! If you'd like we can follow each other on blogspot :) XOXO

Charlotte Burrows said...

Lovely blog! Now following!

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