Disney & Sephora Ariel Collection Video

Here is the video overview of Disney & Sephora’s Ariel Collection! The video includes live swatches of all of the products and my thoughts about the quality of the formula. Reviews for each item are upcoming!

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Review & Swatches: Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow Palette in “The Starlet”

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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow Palette in 204 The Starlet

Availability: Sephora
Price: $59.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A super skinny, sleek palette of seven eye shadows that harmoniously marry with a creamy, sumptuous finish. A super skinny and sleek design will instantly make these seven harmonized shadows become your eye essentials. Each palette of shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and lustrous sheens are made with advanced pigments that allow true, instant color payoff, and long-lasting plush performance. Marc invites you to play and become your own Style Eye-Con.

Marc Jacobs’s new makeup line, which launches on August 9, 2013, includes four (4) eyeshadow palettes, which the company calls Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadows because they contain 7 eye shadows each. This review is for the palette in 204 The Starlette, which includes the following colors: metallic muted lilac, metallic champagne pink, metallic dark copper brown, metallic bright copper, metallic gold, metallic bluish silver, metallic gunmetal gray.

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Review & Swatches: Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.3 Plush Shadow Trio in “The Mod”

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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.3 Plush Shadow Trio in 112 The Mod

Availability: Sephora
Price: $42.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A petite set of three plush eye shadows that harmoniously marry with a creamy, sumptuous finish. Each mini palette of shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and lustrous sheens are made with advanced pigments that allow true, instant color payoff and long-lasting, plush performance. Shades are cleverly sized to suit your eye shadow needs. Marc invites you to play and become your own Style Eye-Con.

Marc Jacobs’s new makeup line, which launches on August 9, 2013, includes six (6) eyeshadow trios, which the company calls Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadows. This review is for the trio in 112 The Mod, which includes an eggshell white, a black with iridescent shimmer, and a light grayish taupe.


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Review & Swatches: Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow Palette in “The Tease”

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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow Pallete in 202 The Tease

Availability: Sephora
Price: $59.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A super skinny, sleek palette of seven eye shadows that harmoniously marry with a creamy, sumptuous finish. A super skinny and sleek design will instantly make these seven harmonized shadows become your eye essentials. Each palette of shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and lustrous sheens are made with advanced pigments that allow true, instant color payoff, and long-lasting plush performance. Marc invites you to play and become your own Style Eye-Con.

Marc Jacobs’s new makeup line, which launches on August 9, 2013, includes four (4) eyeshadow palettes, which the company calls Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadows because they contain 7 eye shadows each. This review is for the palette in 202 The Tease, which includes the following colors: purple sheen, matte grayish purple, matte pale pink, iridescent champagne sheen, metallic pastel pink with gold shimmer, matte bright aubergine, deep aubergine with iridescent shimmer.

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Review & Swatches: Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.3 Plush Shadow Trio in “The Glam”

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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.3 Plush Shadow Trio in 108 The Glam

Availability: Sephora
Price: $42.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A petite set of three plush eye shadows that harmoniously marry with a creamy, sumptuous finish. Each mini palette of shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and lustrous sheens are made with advanced pigments that allow true, instant color payoff and long-lasting, plush performance. Shades are cleverly sized to suit your eye shadow needs. Marc invites you to play and become your own Style Eye-Con.

Marc Jacobs’s new makeup line, which launches on August 9, 2013, includes six (6) eyeshadow trios, which the company calls Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadows. This review is for the trio in 108 The Glam, which includes a warm cream, a metallic bronze with gold shimmer, and a peachy copper sheen.

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Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Cream Blusher in “Zygomatic”

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Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Zygomatic

Availability: Sephora
Price: $26.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Highlight your cheekbones, shape your face, and build and blend with fingers or a brush to create the color intensity you desire. Use over foundation for impact or under for a captivating glow. However you apply it, be daring.

Illamasqua’s Cream Blusher in Zygomatic is a peachy beige color and originally released with Illamasqua’s Naked Strangers Collection.

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Aveda Heart Lands Collection – Fall 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Aveda Online & In Stores

Company’s Description

“Inspired by simpler times, Heart Lands features nomadic-inspired eyes and just-in-from-the-cold, naturally flushed cheeks,” says Janell Geason, Aveda Global Artistic Director, Makeup. “The textures are velvety and the colors rich but not too saturated. I wanted it to look more like a stain, as if the color was radiating from within.”

Here is a look into Aveda’s Heart Lands Collection for Fall 2013. Keep reading for full product information and photos!


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Review: Unite Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner

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Unite Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner

Availability: Unite
Price: $27.50 (Shampoo) / $29.95 (Conditioner)
Disclosures: PR Sample

Company’s Description

Shampoo: Create soft flexible volume and enhance natural luster and shine. Volumizes without sacrificing your hair’s natural moisture. Imagine that!!
Conditioner: Enjoy the feeling of fullness, volume and shine without the weight! Your hair will feel so manageable and light , you’ll be on cloud nine all day.

Here is a review of Unite’s Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Both of these products are sulfate- and paraben-free as well as being 100% vegan.


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Review & Swatches: Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment Eyeshadow in “Pink Rebel”

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment Eyeshadow in Pink Rebel

Availability: ULTA, CVS
Price: $6.99
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Dare to Wear Intense Color With Eye Studio Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Eyeshadow. Double-Dipped Pigments Create Double Color Intensity For Your Most Explosive Eyes. The Crease-Proof Formula With Uperior Staying Power Wears For Up to 24 Hours.

Maybelline’s newest addition to its Color Tattoo line is a set of 12 new Pure Pigments, which are loose pigment eye shadows. This review is for the Pure Pigment in Pink Rebel.

To see photographs and swatches of all 12 colors, see this post.


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Review & Swatches: NARS Cheek Palette in “Soulshine”

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NARS Cheek Palette in Soulshine

Availability: Sephora
Price: $41.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Play up cheekbones with a shimmering color pop. This mosaic of three beautiful colors is perfect for layering on a lustrous highlight or creating a sophisticated sculpted look.

NARS’ newest cheek product comes in two, limited-edition, Sephora-exclusive color sets: Realm of the Senses and Soulshine. This review is for Soulshine, which contains a peachy pink with gold shimmer, a sheer golden apricot, and a soft rose tone with golden shimmer.

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