Products that I am Looking Forward to in March

I don’t know if I will purchase all of these products, but I have definitely had my eye on them since I am a makeup lover. Two new releases have come out from Anastasia Beverly Hills that I am excited about which are the following:

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette comes in 14 shades, that are “ultra-matte, duo chrome, and metallic finishes.” This palette looks friendly for all ages, and so far there seems to have only good reviews.


The next product that I am really interested in is also by Anastasia Beverly Hills, and it is the Amrezy highlighter. The packaging to this product is absolutely beautiful, and is allegedly a “universal shade” highlighter. I have seen a lot of people try this highlighter on YouTube and again so far I have seen only really positive reviews.


Then there is the Kylie Cosmetic’s Weather Collection. There is a lot in this collection, but some of the products seem pretty generic, and also some of it just is personally not the type of makeup I like (for example, there appears to be black lipstick as a part of the collection). I didn’t want the whole collection, the only things that I was interested in were the “Calm Before the Storm” palette, which I bought, as well as the Flash Gloss, which is currently sold out. But there were also a lot of other products released in this collection, including two eyeshadow palettes, a highlighting palette, lipsticks, gloss, eye glitter, eye liner, and individual highlighters.


Some of Kylie’s products have had really positive reviews while other products have had negative reviews so you might want to look up reviews before buying if you are interested.

The only other thing that I am interested in possibly is there have been three new palettes added to the Mac Girls collection, which look a lot more pigmented than the previous palettes in this collection. The three new palettes are called “Classic Cutie,” “Risk Taker,” and “Qween Supreme.” I will probably wait for reviews on these palettes before buying because overall they do look like they are of improved quality than the last palettes in this collection, but I just want to make sure I am getting something worth the money, and the last palette I got from this collection I felt was definitely not worth the money in my opinion. So hopefully they have changed the formula and quality for their newest releases.

Love the packaging




Tarte Be A Mermaid Eyeshadow Palette


This palette was released on Sephora today for the price of $42.00. It looks really pretty, but I do not plan on getting it. The reason why is that I feel like the color range between the two palettes, the Tartelette Toasted palette and Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Palette, shown below, look so similar that it would be a waste of money for me to buy this palette. I just feel like Tarte cosmetics really lacks variety when it comes to their makeup, unlike other companies. Don’t let me stop you from getting this if you like it; all I am saying is that a lot of the Tarte eyeshadows look really similar in my opinion.

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How to Blend Eyeshadows

I once saw a YouTuber that said that to make your eyeshadow look less patchy that you must hold your blending brush such that you hand is farther away from the bristles. I tried this technique and my eyeshadows blended much better than before. So if you have patchy eyeshadow try not holding the brush too close to the bristles. Another thing that I do is use an eyeshadow primer and then lightly dust the eyeshadow primer with a loose setting powder, that way I have a smooth base for my eyeshadows. My go-to eyeshadow primer, is currently the Mac Soft Ochre paint pot, but I believe this paint pot more flattering for people with lighter skin types. There are seven different paint pots, so it is best to get one that will be flattering to your skin type. For example, the Groundwork and Indianwood paint pots might be best for people with darker skin types.

Once I have primed my eyes, I start out with a light amount of eyeshadow and then build up as I go along. Sometimes I use tape on the sides of my eyes if I want my eyeshadow to be more defined. To blend, use a clean blending brush and move your brush in circular motions. There are different types of eyeshadow brushes depending on how you want to do your eyeshadow. For example, a tapered blending brush can help to apply more concentrated eye shadow in the crease. A stamp brush is good for packing large amounts of eyeshadow onto the lid. A contoured blending brush can help to smoke out eyeshadows in the crease. An eyeshadow smudge brush can be used to smudge eyeshadows and diffuse harsh lines, and there are a good number of other eyeshadow brushes to give you the desire look you want.

My Two Favorite Brands for Eyeshadow

I think that Urban Decay is one of the best brands for eyeshadows. I am not really that into buying many eyeshadows or eyeshadow palettes anymore because I have enough already. But if I really wanted another palette, I would go for Urban Decay because they tend to have a wide variety in their shades of colors. The colors generally tend to be really vibrant, but there are also the Naked palettes if you are not really into vibrant colors. They blend well, they tend to be really creamy, and are often a mix of shimmer, matte, metallic, and duochrome.

My next favorite brand for eyeshadows is Buxom for the same reason. The colors tend to be really vibrant but you can also get more muted eyeshadows instead. They also have a variety of colors, and different types of eyeshadows: matte, shimmer, metallic, satin, and duochrome. Again they are really creamy, blendable, and pigmented. They generally are of reasonable price. I have tried eyeshadows of higher prices from different brands that were not as good overall as the Urban Decay and Buxom eyeshadows.


Some Ways to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger with Makeup

  1. By using eye cream and concealer underneath the eyes, lifting your eyes up.
  2. By applying a light, shimmery eyeshadow or highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes and right below the brow bone, which brightens the eyes.
  3. By applying false lashes or multiple coats of mascara and using an eyelash curler, lifting the eyes.
  4. By lining your waterline with a light or nude color.
  5. By using a winged eyeliner to open up the eyes.
  6. By using darker shadows in the outer corners of your eyes and as a transition shade to give depth.
  7. By shaping your eyebrows so that they have a nice arch, which can lift the eyes.