Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette Review & Swatches

Too Faced Chocolate Bar

Hello Everyone.  Moxie was kind enough to contact me for some guest reviews. I haven’t posted a written review with swatches in a long time, and was very eager to. I am Grace from cosmeticcouturier for those of you who don’t know me. I am a cruelty free and vegan vlogger.

This year has been very exciting in the world of makeup. Too Faced has caught my eye this year with their amazing spring 2014 launch inspired by none other than good old fashioned chocolate.

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Sheba Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow Palette eye of horus

Sheba Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow Palette

Sheba Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow Palette is the newest addition to the many outstanding products that eye of horus has. This is my third post of the outstanding products at the company eye of horus, which is based in Australia. eye of horus New Eye Liner Colours  and eye of horus: Mascara, Eyeliner, Liquid Liner and More 

 

 sheba mystical goddess eyeshadow palette

A mirror and a dual ended synthetic brush is included in the Sheba Mystical Goddess Palette

Synthetic brushes are great because not only are they cruelty free, but they also work with both cream and or powder makeup products!

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eye of horus Sheba Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow Palette

with Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil

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Sheba Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Colors

Enchantress: soft matte pink

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Royal Abyss: purple/plum

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Artufact: Pearl White Mist

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I used the eye of horus Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil

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Sheba Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow Palette

I used a primer, and the eyeshadows lasted a full day! These are Italian baked and can be used wet or dry. They are very pigmented and being able to use the colors wet or dry allows you to create so many looks. Love that these colours can be used to illuminate, contour and highlight.

The Palette has a mirror, brushes, and a magnetic closure–so it really shuts!  It’s great that when you run out of the eyeshadow colors there are more magnets that hold the refills into place. Simply take one out and place a new one in the Sheba Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow case. That makes it so easy!  

There is currently free shipping for those who live in Australia, so make sure to take advantage of that amazing offer if you can!!

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Honeybee Gardens: Cosmopolitan Eye Shadow Palette

Honeybee Gardens

Honeybee Gardens Palette, is certified cruelty free by PETA. They have a neutral eye shadow that they want you to show off your, “sophistication and style,” and it’s called the Cosmopolitan Eye Shadow Palette.

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The Cosmopolitan Palette was designed to give you an au naturel glow or a refined diva look.

Flower Cosmetics by Drew Barrymore: Review, Photos, Swatches

Flower Cosmetics, Drew Barrymore’s new cosmetics line, is now available exclusively at various Walmart stores, and at Walmart.com. Here’s a link to my previous post.

Flower Cosmetics Links:

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Flower Cosmetics on Facebook  
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Flower Cosmetics: Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad

Drew Barrymore has four shades of the Flower Cosmetics Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad now available at certain Walmart stores, and online at Walmart.com. The Flower Cosmetics eyeshadows all include an applicator, and are advertised as having “color that blends evenly and flawlessly on the eyelid.” Each is priced at $9.98.

Here are the four Flower Cosmetics Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quads that I have for review:

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Each quad photographed separately:

 

Blue Lagoons

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Foxy Browns

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Face the Grey

Drew Barrymore Flower

 

Smoke and Mirrors

Flower Drew Barrymore

Flower Cosmetics Details:

I like that the quads are easy to look into and see the colors. It’s great that’s there is a magnetic closure on each quad.

There is a piece of tape covering the quad so you can see that it has not tampered with; although some pieces of tape at my local Walmart looked like they were half-on, and others clearly had the tape broken.  Of course, that is not the fault of Flower!

I know that all of Flower Cosmetics are made in the USA, and each of the eyeshadows has this on the back: Flower Cosmetics

However, I have still not seen a full statement that there is no animal testing by Flower Cosmetics, or their suppliers.

Peel back the label above, and there are the ingredients listed and directions/suggestions on how to use the eyeshadows.

Flower Cosmetics Swatches:

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Blue Lagoons

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The eyeshadow that gave me some trouble was the top one– it was chalky.

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Foxy Browns

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Face the Grey

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Smoke and Mirrors

Flower Cosmetics Drew Barrymore

I swatched these colors several times, (and under different lighting conditions) and the third color down, the lightest of them, really blended into my skin color.

Flower Cosmetics Drew Barrymore

My favorite of the eyeshadow quads was Face the Grey. So, that’s what I used  in my photo below:

 

Drew Barrymore Moxie Reviews

 

Drew Barrymore Flower

You can use the applicator that is provided; I used my own eyeshadow brushes. The directions are to apply the lightest shade as a base color to lid up to the brow bone. Apply colors to lid, with darkest shade in the crease. Blend well. You can use the Flower eyeshadows dry (as I did) or wet, for more intensity.

First, I applied an eyeshadow primer. I used #1 on my brow bone, #2 on my lid, #3 in the crease and eyeliner on top lash line, #4 eyeliner on bottom lash line

 Final Thoughts on Flower Cosmetics

I watched Drew on the Katie Couric show. Here’s a tip about the applicator: use the large end of the applicator (that is included) for lids, and the smaller pointy tip for liner and crease.

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I really liked the Eyeshadow Quads. With the exception of the one chalky one in the Blue Lagoons palette, I found them all to be of high quality, no fall out at all, and the color lasted all day! At a price of $9.98, I felt that it was money well spent.

Disclosure: I purchased three of the eyeshadow palettes, and received one for review. All links are for your convenience only.

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It Cosmetics Luxe Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Palette Review

It Cosmetics Luxe Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Palette: Photos and Swatches

It Cosmetics goal was to create intense pigments for a naturally pretty look and to formulate the eyeshadows to “diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles on the eyes and lids.”

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It Cosmetics Links:

Twitter   Facebook   Website

It Cosmetics is certified cruelty free by PETA!

It Cosmetics Packaging:

This beautiful Palette is housed in a faux leather case that reminds me of a large wallet, and it is lightweight enough to not only take on a trip, but to keep in your handbag. The Palette ribbon pull allows one to easily take out the dual ended brush, and there are little magnets on the inside of the case to keep the Palette safely secured.

It Cosmetics Luxe Palette

A piece of plastic covers the shadows when you open the Palette. A great mirror!

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You can see the dual ended brush (above) that is also included in the Palette.

it cosmetics luxe palette

it cosmetics luxe palette

Eye shadow shades are:

Heavenly, a pearl white

Cashmere, a matte creme

Satin Sunshine, a pearl light yellow

Je Ne Sais Quoi, a shimmery nude pink

Earth Angel, a matte beige cashmere

Ipanema, a golden beige pearl

Romance, a satin rich taupe

Venus Love, a pearl coppery rust shade

Azure, a midnight navy

Plum Passion, a rich matte purple

Espresso, a matte deep brown

Jet Black, a matte black

Swatches of the It Cosmetics Luxe Anti-Aging Palette

(click on photos to enlarge)

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The photo below was taken three hours after I swatched the eyeshadows!!

 

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Photo (in low light) at a restaurant:

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I first applied Earth Angel to my eyelid & then blended Je Ne Sais Quoi, Espresso & Venus Love. Extra Venus Love in the outer lid crease.

I used Ipanema as an eyeliner

 

Thoughts About It Cosmetics Palette:

I’ve tried It Cosmetics’ eyeshadows previously, so I had very high expectations, and I was excited to be able to sample more colors. This is a superb Palette!

I love that in addition to being cruelty free, all the eyeshadows are free of  talc, parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalate free.

They are non-comedongenic (won’t clog your pores ) and hypo-allergenic–great news for those of us with sensitive eyes. Each eyeshadow is infused with anti-aging ingredients: hydrolyzed collagen to plump lines, anti-oxidants to ward off free radicals, Acai, Vitamins A, C & E, and green tea extract, which helps to target puffiness.

It Cosmetics advertises their eyeshadows as being able to last all day. Do they?  Yes!! I wore a primer, and had zero fall out! I even “wore” swatches on my arm all day to test out how it fared with periodically rubbing my arm during the day. You’ll notice that one of the swatch photos was taken three hours into testing!

This is a very versatile Palette. There are matte and shimmer shades, and the eyeshadows can be used as eyeliners, too, of course.  The eyeshadow can be applied both dry and wet; applying them wet gives a great extra pop of color! The shadows are very pigmented, and are beautiful, rich colors.

I love that the eyeshadows are so soft and whether you have to worry about fine lines or not, it’s nice to have such silky shadows to use.

It is possible to get a really nice swatch of color on your eyes with just one gentle swipe of the brush. The dual ended brush is actually quite good, although not quite up to the quality of the brushes that It Cosmetics sells separately. I don’t think it’s a big deal though, considering that the Palette is very fairly priced at $38.00; and you’re getting 12 wonderful eyeshadows, a mirror, and the brush.

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Disclosure: I received the Palette for review. All links are for your convenience only.

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