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Hey True Believers!
Tonight/Today, depending on where you live, I decided to do a review on Illamasqua’s fall collection, The Sacred Hour, for you! The imagery of this collection is just stunning and is true to form for Illamasqua’s makeup collection campaigns, showcasing the work of makeup artist Alex Box. This collection consists of a new eyeshadow palette, two new types of blushes, a lipstick, 7 new type of concealers called Skin Base Lift, a set of eyelashes, and two nail varnishes.
I’ll be reviewing the eyeshadow palette, two blushes, and lipstick below. Sorry about the swatch swipes on everything! I forgot to get pics before I did that! >.< I did my best to get color accuracy with the photos, but some of the colors just didn’t want to appear correctly!
Everything in this post was purchased by me with my own funds.
The below products can be purchased now directly from Illamasqua and later at Sephora.com.
BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette Ver.2/Second Edition VS Ebay No Name 120 Eyeshadow Palette Ver. 2/Second Edition
I was recently inspired to recreate a look done by my friend Ronnie (http://bowsandcurtseys.blogspot.com/). It was her version of the Kristen Stewart cranberry smokey eye look. One of Ronnie’s staples (and many of you I’m sure have heard of this/own it) is her BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette Ver. 2/Second Edition (http://www.bhcosmetics.com/products/eyes/120-Color-Eyeshadow-Palette-2nd-Edition/ which runs for $23.96). So I figured since I had the Ebay no name brand 120 eyeshadow palette in ver. 2/Second Edition (which you can find a link for in my F.A.Q. and runs anywhere from $15.00-25.00) I was good to go since she showed a pic of which shadows she used in the palette. WRONG!!!! I was looking at her photo and realized that the shadows somehow looked different than what I had. I mean, they were similar at first glance until you started comparing them. I mean, a lot of folks online have said that they are the same palette, just one has a name and one doesn’t. Try again.
I ordered the BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette Ver.2/Second Edition during their sale weekend (and also picked up their brand new 120 Ultra Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette which I will review later this weekend) and decided to see what was actually going on. Tonight I opened up both palettes and compared them side by side and saw that I WAS RIGHT!! They have the same layout, but some of the shadows are shades different from their counterparts and even have different textures. I thought I’d show you all the pics so you can do your own comparisons. In my opinion, I like the BH palette way better as the colors are richer and some are more deeper than their no brand counterparts. The quality looks to be much better as well. The no name brand DOES have some nice shadows, don’t get me wrong, but I just prefer the BH colors now lol. (Although I will still use the other as well! Waste not, want not!) You also get some shadows in one that you don’t get in the other, so it’s a toss up on personal preference.
Sorry for how messy my used no brand palette is. lol. It’s been loved a lot haha!
On to the photos!
So I FINALLY got all my Tarte for True Blood products so I could do a proper review for you all. I purchased all products with my own funds and my review is my honest opinion of the product (no matter how big of a True Blood fan I am )
Picked up some things recently while I was out and about! I thought I’d share them with you
Cremé or Red Cherry Lashes #409, $3.99
I saw these lashes and just KNEW I had to get them!. Purple and Black, so they kind of match my hair And they will also be making an appearance in a look I have planned ;).