Melanin and Makeup | Makeup I’m looking forward to…

Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness always brings beauty
— Kevyn Aucoin

As the title of the post says, these are some makeup products that I'm looking forward to. Some have been released already and some are being released in the near future .

Jouer Paris in Spring eyeshadow palette $40 USD

My first thought when I first saw pictures for this palette were that it’s a bit meh. However I kept seeing it all over Instagram, and bit by bit I was drawn in. I do like the packaging, I think that adds a little bit to it, but I’ve also seen quite a few reviews and it’s growing on me. (I actually ordered this guy already and it’s on it’s way to me, yeah!!)

 Jouer Paris in Spring eyeshadow palette - photo courtesy of instagram

Jouer Paris in Spring eyeshadow palette - photo courtesy of instagram

Urban Decay Basquiat eyeshadow palettes in Tenant and Gold Griot $49 CDN

I’ll be honest with this one, I wasn’t familiar with Basquiat’s work before seeing the collab with Urban Decay. I’m not a fan of his work like that, however I do love the colours that are in both palettes. There are 8 shadows in each palette, which isn’t UD’s usual set up. Each shadow is 1.2 grams which is a good amount for an eyeshadow palette. There are two colour schemes, a gold neutral one and a vibrant colourful one, I don’t really know what is drawing me to them but I like them. I’m a little torn though, because the colours a bit basic. Not sure about this one.

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette $46 USD

 I only have a few things from Becca so I’m by no means an expert on the brand. I do like the colour selection in this palette though, they look like they will suite deeper skin tones, which is always awesome to know when purchasing a product. Do I need any more highlighters of course not, but I’d rather pick it up and not like it, then forever wonder about the palette that I didn’t order. Like I do with the Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette

 becca x chrissy teigen | glow face palette via instagram

becca x chrissy teigen | glow face palette via instagram

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Modern Mercury $78 CDN

This is just a re-launch, it sells out so quickly each time they release it. I’ve seen it on the US Estee site, but they don’t ship to Canada (even though on the website it says they do). Tempalia gave this an A+ when she reviewed it, and after looking at other reviews it appears that this will work on my skin tone. It’s very expensive but I really want to try it.

 Estee Lauder x victoria beckham | Modern mercury highlighter via temptalia

Estee Lauder x victoria beckham | Modern mercury highlighter via temptalia

Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette $50 USD 

Good news due to customer demand they’re bringing it back for a limited time this summer, which I’m excited for. I don’t know why I kept talking myself out of purchasing this when it first came out, but this palette won’t miss me this time. I’ve signed up for the email notification, so I will be ready when it launches. Let’s hope my wallet is ready too.

 coloured raine | queen of hearts palette via instagram

coloured raine | queen of hearts palette via instagram

Too Faced Clover Palette $49 USD  

This product isn’t launching until around the fall, but from the early promo photos the colours have got me. I don’t know what it is about colour that just resonates with me. It does have Too Faced’s standard purple colour, but I’m hoping that the quality is there. If the shadows are pigmented and apply well then I will be all over this bad boy.

 too faced | clover eyeshadow palette via instagram

too faced | clover eyeshadow palette via instagram

Juvia’s Place The Magic Palette 

Don’t know when this bad boy is going to launch, don’t even know what it’s going to look like because all we’ve been able to see from the promo pics is that it’s a 16 pan eyeshadow palette. I’m hoping that it’s something that appeals to me.  I guess the excitement is waiting to see what it actually looks like, expectations are high for this brand.

What are you looking forward to in the ever changing world of new makeup launches?