The Dose of Colors x Iluvsarahii collection wasn’t something I felt I needed to begin with. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the look of everything but it didn’t feel like a necessity to me. Until I saw so many amazing reviews and bomb looks using everything… and then Beauty Bay announced they would be stocking it. I geared myself up for making some purchases.
I started my last post saying that I’m in a rut of just reviewing eyeshadow palettes, and today is no different. This time it’s the Violet Voss Holy Grail palette which I recently bought when Beauty Bay had 30% off this and the Taupe Notch palette. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Violet Voss eyeshadow palettes and this is the one which I’ve always wanted to get my hands on, so as soon as that email came through I was in there like swimwear.
Can I ever have too many warm eyeshadow palettes? I think not. As you will soon see in some upcoming review posts, I’m a little bit addicted! But when you find your tones and you know it’s something you’ll get the use out of, then it makes perfect sense right?!
The Sigma Warm Neutrals Volume 2 palette is £27 and is available from Beauty Bay here. I saw it a few weeks ago and kept it on my wish list for a bit before finally giving in and ordering it. While I was waiting for it to arrive, I watched some YouTube tutorials and looked at looks on Pinterest (which I pretty much do every time I order a new palette, for inspo) and started to get excited!
When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, in my opinion, you can’t beat Morphe for the quality vs affordability. So when their collaboration was announced with Jaclyn Hill, I knew I had to have it. After some Beauty Bay website drama on launch day, I did manage to order one. Now as you’d expect, the palette sold out straight away, hence the chaos on the BB website but I did think it was worth still sharing my review in case it comes back in stock soon.
When Urban Decay launched their Naked Heat palette there was some minor controversy caused by some dodgy swatches which appeared online. But as soon as beauty gurus and influencers started reviewing the palette the noise died down. Then along came the latest eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills and UD could finally kick back and relax with a cup of tea (and there’s been plenty of tea spilled). Anyone who tried the Modern Renaissance palette from ABH (read my review here) will know it always had a bit of a powderyness to it but damn are those shadows pigmented. Well it turns out that the Subculture palette is waaaay more powdery and is still pigmented but allegedly very difficult to blend. And the beauty world is shook. For every 1 positive review I’ve read / heard, there’s been 25 more negative reviews. Now normally this would put me off from buying but when I saw the collection of shades in the palette I fell in love, and they’re nothing like anything I already own (at least I don’t think, should really double check my collection). So I added to basket, I couldn’t stop myself. I bought my palette from Beauty Bay for £41 and it’s still available here.