Lets Compare | Nars Loaded vs Jouer Essential Eyeshadow Palette

Lets Compare | Nars Loaded vs Jouer Essential Eyeshadow Palette

The first time I saw the Nars Loaded eyeshadow palette it reminded me a lot of the Jouer Essential palette, which side note many said reminded them of the Viseart Netural Mattes palette. However at the time I didn’t have the Jouer palette so I couldn’t do any swatches to compare.

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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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Building on Basics | Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Building on Basics | Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

I’ve had the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette for little over a year and it featured in my Disappointing products of 2017. The other day I was going to the dentist and wanted to put on some makeup but not look like I had makeup on and I thought, well that palette is full of browns one of them should be good for all over my lid or something.

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Melanin and Makeup | New Year's Eve Palette Pairings

Melanin and Makeup | New Year's Eve Palette Pairings

Last night I had a dream about this post, I had no intentions of doing another New Year’s themed post, but I woke up and it was on my mind. So as soon as the lighting was right I set up my photo area to take these photos of palettes that I think would pair well for a New Year’s Eve look.

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Melanin and Swatch | Juvia’s Place The Nubian, Nubian 2, Masquerade and Saharan Eyeshadow Palettes

Melanin and Swatch | Juvia’s Place The Nubian, Nubian 2, Masquerade and Saharan Eyeshadow Palettes

Closer to the beginning of the year I wrote a Should I Buy It? post about Juvia’s place, going over the pro’s and con’s of purchasing from this company. One of my concerns was the possible duplication or overlap of shades in the palettes. On the website and even in swatches some of the more neutral shades looked quite similar to one another. 

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Melanin and Swatch | The Balm Single Eyeshadow’s

Melanin and Swatch  | The Balm Single Eyeshadow’s

When I first started this blog one of the things I wanted to do was provide swatches for products on a deeper skin tone. Yes I know that there are some bloggers that currently do this, however I found that often times it was the more popular products that were swatched, and featured.

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The Details | New Makeup, Kat Von D and Tarte

The Details | New Makeup, Kat Von D and Tarte

To say that I’m surprised to be adding 3 new eyeshadow palettes to my collection is an understatement. For the last few months I’ve been spending less and less on makeup and focusing more on using what I have. However there were 2 sales that caught my attention and had me stuck.

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