The Details | Birthdays Are Always A Good Excuse - Coloured Raine, Juvia's Place and Nars

The Details | Birthdays Are Always A Good Excuse - Coloured Raine, Juvia's Place and Nars

I made a few purchases near the end of February and a little into March, I'll use my birthday as a valid excuse, not that I need one but mentally it kinda makes me feel better.

Honestly I wasn't crazy in love with the Coloured Raine Cheers to the Beauty palette, I do really like their shadow formula though, and always enjoy when I use my Queen of Hearts palette. So when the Cheers to the Beauty palette went on sale, I thought that it was the perfect time to pick it up. Not wanting to get dinged with customs again, I sent it to my aunts house.

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Melanin and Swatch | Jouer Spring Time In Paris 

Melanin and Swatch | Jouer Spring Time In Paris 

I’ve had this palette for a while and haven’t played with it nearly enough. It reads to me as a neutral palette with pops of purple and deeper burgundy tones. Which isn’t generally what you see in a neutral palette with accent colours. So the shades in themselves are a bit different to the standard selections you typically find in palettes of this nature.

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Polish and Melanin | Pastels in Winter

Polish and Melanin | Pastels in Winter

The other day I as I was going home, I sat on the subway surrounded by a sea of black and grey when I saw this bright robins egg blue handbag. It  was such a contrast because everywhere you looked it seemed that all the colour had been leached out, so the sudden appearance of colour caught me by surprise. I loved it though, I felt that it instantly lifted my mood.

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Curating for Melanin | Tarte Face Palette

Curating for Melanin | Tarte Face Palette

So after the Houglass post where I curated a palette using their Ambient Lighting Powders, I don’t really have high hopes or expectations for  Tarte. I’m hoping that with their wider product range, and colour options, that the selection process will be better. The Tarte face products that I’ve used so far, I’ve really enjoyed.

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Curating For Melanin | Hourglass

Curating For Melanin | Hourglass

For the past three years, Hourglass as released a holiday palette that combines some of their best selling ambient face powders, blushes, bronzers and highlighters. And for the past three years I’ve passed on each palette because the shade selection wasn’t suitable for my deeper skin tone. I would love to purchase one, but for the price it doesn’t make sense. I’m not paying that much money for minimal product that doesn’t even show up on my skin or looks ashy and doesn’t compliment it in any way. No ma’am, not doing it.

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