11.14.16 Makeup Diary

Huda Beauty – Desert Dusk Palette


Huda Beauty – Desert Dusk

Twilight is the star of this show! It’s a beautiful blue/purple duo chrome that’s looks almost glossy on the lids!

Desert Sand – All over from lashes to lid
Mush – transition
Amethyst – crease/outer third/blended out on lower lash line
Twilight – lid
Saffron – outer V/lower lash line


Laura Mercier – Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid in Creme

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

Bare Minerals – Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Fair

PUR Cosmetice – HydraGel Lift Eye Primer

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof

e.l.f. – Lock on Liner and Brow Cream in Medium Brown

Colourpop – Super Shock Cheek in Hippo

Charlotte Tilbury – Filmstar Bronze and Glow

Milani – Baked Powder Blush in Dolce Pink

Rimmel – Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in East End Snob

Bite Beauty – Amuse Bouche Liquefied Lipstick in Whip


Charlotte Tilbury – Instant Eye Palette – Review



Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

I’ve been playing around with this palette for a few weeks and it defiantly wasn’t love at first sight, but I have grown to like it! It is the perfect neutral palette for me – there’s a matte highlight, both warm and cool midtone shades, a deep black and brown, and fantastic glittery shimmer shades.

The mattes are stiffer and drier than I would normally like but that makes it’s easier to get washes of color and build up the intensity. The very lightest shade is almost nonexistent on my skin and I think it’s partially because of my skin tone and partially because of the dry formula.

The shimmers are very glittery and are best applied with your fingers. Sometimes the glitter can go flying while you are applying the shadow, but I don’t get fallout throughout the day.

I think this is good everyday palette. I really appreciate the mix of finishes and I love that the shimmer shades are very glittery. I am disappointed that the packaging is plastic and feels a little cheap. (I was expecting it to be metal like the Filmstar Bronze and Glow.)

Honestly, if anyone else had released this palette, I would have never even considered buying it. But I’m a sucker for Charlotte Tilbury – I like the luxury of he line and I love her personality and makeup philosophy.

Charlotte Tilbury – Instant Eye Palette – Day Eye
Charlotte Tilbury – Instant Eye Palette – Desk Eye
Charlotte Tilbury – Instant Eye Palette – Date Eye
Charlotte Tilbury – Instant Eye Palette – Disco Eye


Indie Cosmetics Spotlight – Feather River Body – Review


I found Feather River Body on their website, but they also have a  Etsy too. For this series, I am spending about $25.00 – 30.00 on a brand and exploring their products. I bought 5 eye shadows from Feather River Body – three matte shadows for $5.00 a piece (Token, Ivy League, and Peanut Butter) and two pressed pigments for $6.00 a piece (Apricot and Fierce). They do offer blushes, highlighters, glitters, lip creams, and cream shadows, but I wanted to be able to create a few looks so I decided to order a range of their shadows. My order was shipped 2 days after I placed it (I did order in the evening after business hours) and was shipped via USPS with a flat shipping rate of $4.00.  I thought it was pretty cool that they have detailed information on their ingredients sharing what the ingredients’ purposes are and where they come from. I googled the matte shadows and pressed pigments’ ingredient list and did not find any other brand with the identical formulas. The only critique that I have of the actual purchasing experience is that products are sorted alphabetically and I think it would be easier to browse if they were sorted by color family.

Feather River Body – Token, Peanut Butter, Ivy League, Apricot, Fierce

Firstly, their pressed pigments are BANANAS. They are extremely pigmented and easy to work with. I applied them with my finger (which is my preferred method for lid shades) and used them with and without a glitter glue. They lasted all day without creasing or fallout both with and without the glitter. They did have a little transfer from my lid to my crease, but that is completely expected for me because I have a fairly deep crease.

Feather River Body -Token , Peanut Butter, Fierce

The mattes are also very pigmented and moderately easy to work with. There is kick back in the pan and fallout when applying them, but I’m not bothered by that since I usually do my eyes before my complexion. The matte are blendable, but they can take a little work to get a really smooth transition. While they aren’t the easiest to work with, I think that can be a positive thing because they also don’t get muddied up easily.

Feather River Body – Token , Peanut Butter, Ivy League

All and all, I would defiantly buy from Feather River Body again – especially their pressed pigments. I am absolutely in love with Fierce – a vibrant Indigo – it’s such a bright and unique shadow that it makes me want to explore their other colors, and with their low price point, it makes it easy to be adventurous and try something new! I’m already thinking that I might have to add a Part Two of this review and explore their face products in another month or two!

Feather River Body – Token, Peanut Butter, Apricot

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette – Review




🍃The highlight is very pretty, smooth, and subtle cool pink.

🍃The blushes are satin matte, easy to blend, not very pigmented, but buildable.

🍃The bronzer is very cool toned and satin matte

🍃The palette come in one shade that is best suited for fair/light skins


The E.L.F – Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette palette is good enough that I am going to keep using it because I can create a nice, effortless look – it even works well for quick eye makeup. I will probably stick to just the blushes and highlight because I don’t like the bronzer. The blushes aren’t really my cup of tea either – they are too matte for me – but I have found that mixing in a touch of the highlight solves that problem. The best part of the palette is the highlight, it is absolutely beautiful if you are into a subtle, lit-from-with look. I don’t like the bronzer because it’s very cool and definitely is more of a contour shade, plus it just seems a little ruddy/dirty on my face.

I think that given the price (I bought mine for $8.00 at Ulta) and the convenience and the highlight, I think it’s worth buying if you are interested in it, but you definitely won’t be missing out on anything if you pass.