Sephoras Palettes To Take Away * Swatches & First Impressions

Inspired by Starbucks Coffee, Sephora Collection has released 2 new palettes: Intense Coffee Collection & Spicy Latte Collection.
/Inspirerad av Starbucks Coffee har Sephora Collection släppt 2 nya paletter: Intense Coffee Collection & Spicy Latte Collection.

These palettes are smaller than the earlier versions at Sephora Collection and inlude 8 eyeshadows with different finishes. It has a double ended brush and a built-in mirror!
/Paletterna är mindre än de tidigare versionerna på Sephora Collection paletter och inkluderar 8 ögonskuggor med olika finishes. Den har en dubbelborste och en inbyggd spegel!

Intense Coffee Collection

The Intense Coffee Collection (175kr) is filled with creamy, golden tones and even a beautiful coppery shade that is just gorgeous!
/Intense Coffee Collection (175kr) är fylld med krämiga, gyllene toner och till och med en vacker coppar nyans som är så snygg!

 

Spicy Latte Collection

The Spicy Latte Collection (175kr) differs from the Intense coffee as it is a bit more cool-toned with softer iridescent shades.
/Den Spicy Latte Collection (175kr) skiljer sig från Intense Coffee paletten eftersom det är lite mer kall-tonat med mjukare iridescent nyanser.

My Thoughts

I was a bit sceptical to the palettes as I have not really liked the previous ones. I have loved Sephora collection single shadows and held my purchases to them but decided to give these a try. I found that the glitters were glittery and a bit dusty – the mattes were a tad bit patchy but with the duo brush, it was easy to apply and looked great. I like the color combinations in both palettes and can see that they will suite anyone wanting a good travel palette. The mirror is large enough and the palette is small enough to “take away.” Also, I liked that the pans are large enough to dip your brush into! All in all, a very affordable palette at 175kr each with very versatile shadows.

/Jag var lite skeptisk till paletterna, eftersom jag inte gillade de tidigare versioner. Jag har älskat Sephora Collections single skuggor och höll mina köp till dem men bestämde mig för att ge dessa ett försök. Jag märkte att de glitter skuggor var glittery och lite dammiga. De matta var lite patchy, men med duo-borsten var det lätt att applicera och såg bra ut. Jag gillar färgkombinationerna i båda paletterna och kan se att de kommer att passa alla som vill ha en bra resepalett. Spegeln är tillräckligt stor och paletten är liten nog att “take away”. Jag gillade också att skuggorna är tillräckligt stora för att doppa in penseln! Jag tycker att både är prisvärda paletter på 175kr med olika skuggor som passar alla.

What are your thoughts on the new palettes? Which one do you like more?
/Vad är dina tankar om de nya paletterna? Vilken tycker du mer om?

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BeautyGlazed Pressed Glitter Bar Palettes * You asked, I tell…

I did a look just recently using one of the Presssed Glitter Bar palettes and I got so many PMs about it so I decided to talk about them after a few ifs and buts.

I bought the Beauty Glazed Palettes when I also bought the Jolie Beauty Bomb Dot Com palette. I got a lot of questions about the Jolie Beauty palette which was then released on Brallis.se just a week or so afterwards. I bought that palette on the Jolie Beauty website.

The Brand

Beauty Glazed is super difficult to find a lot of information on – They provide a website on the back of the palettes but the website never loads. I found their facebook page and there the adress leads to Pakistan…whereas the Distribution on the palette is Hong Kong and produced in China. Many question marks.

I already knew that the brand is a copy-cat brand as they do have dupes for the Jaclyn Hill palette, NYX Ultimates and even Huda Beautys Desert Dust Palette. I have found a number of positive videos on YouTube and blogposts so I am quite on the fence about this brand as there is no background to know who, what, where the product comes from.

The Packaging

I basically went on a full on glitter binge and bought a number of palettes and these two were quite unique. They are Slim smaller sized cardboard palettes with 6 large pans each. There is an internal magnet to hold the palette together which is great since it is a cream-based product.

Ingredients

Things to know about the ingredients that many may react to… Now I am OVER simplifying here but good to know…

Mineral oil – Most cosmetic products use safe mineral oils which can be good for your skin. Myth that mineral oil used in cosmetics is non/purified, industrial-grade. With that said, I cannot 100% guarantee where this mineral oil is from.
Polyisobutene – A Binding Agent, not dangerous in cosmetics.
Aluminum Powder – Restricted by FDA, especially for lip products.
BHA – anticipated to be a human carcinogen and can cause skin depigmentation. EU considers this unsafe in Fragrances.

With that said…not sure if I can trust the list to 100%. More on that under My Thoughts.

Swatches

Mind you, this product is a cream with quite chunky glitter so I suggest best with fingertips which is also mentioned on the back of the palettes. I also dab the product where I want it so it gives off maximum effect. No primer under and they sit all day after application.

ES-01 Palette

ES-02 Palette

I also picked up their Original 15 Ultra Pigmented Glitter Shadows so if you want to see that palette in more detail, let me know in the comments or through PM!

My Thoughts

On the back you get the Ingredients, what they may contain, directions and also distribution information. The product is distributed in Hong Kong but made in China so take what you may from that information. Also there are the icons on the back including a Cruelty Free PETA bunny, as well as a 24m jar and a recycling icon. I did not find the brand on PETAs list. Also if you look closely, it says “crucityfree”…. I did not get any insert or information with my palettes but I saw a number of people who did so I screenshot that information below:

Photo from Allison Jacobs on YouTube

When I did a search on Seed Beauty… Well. They are based in California and is the parent company to ColourPop. Confusing right? I can keep going with this but I will leave it there.

Questionable company but as for the product, I really like these palettes since they are super affordable for glitters that you may not use on the daily. I work with theme makeup at work so it is nice to have other options than gluing rhinestones (which I also love by the way) and it is more quick and efficient. I love to color mixtures in all the pans. I was not very impressed with is that they all have different amounts in the pans so you are not getting the same amount of each product.

I really wished I did not like the palettes as much as I do as I would really have liked to feel more safe in regards to ingredients and to where my money is going to and contribute to a safer Beauty Community.

What do you think of Dupe Brands like Beauty Glazed?
What did you think of the palettes? Weigh in on the conversation below!

Where to Buy: Amazon (Search: Beauty Glazed Pressed Glitter)
Price: Ca. 75 SEK ($9)

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Furthering my obsession with Eyeshadow Palettes * Wishlist Spring 2018

As you all know, I have an obsession with eyeshadow palettes and this Spring is no different. Many of you know that I also have a love for the burgundy, burnt oranges and autumn tones which has come out in a number of palettes. Here are a few on my Wishlist.

Som ni kanske redan vet så älsjar jag ögonskuggspaletter… Så nu under våren så finns det nya paletter som jag bara måste ha. Jag gillar burgundy, hallonfärgade nyanser…orange och bara höst-toner och många paletterna har exakt det jag gillar. Här finns några på min önskelista!

Violet Voss Hashtag Palette (493kr)
This one is on my must have list. Violet Voss is one of those brands that I have more recently fallen in love with. After the Holy Grail palette, this one is most definitely going to be a favorite.
/Den här är på min must-have lista. Violet Voss är ett av de märken som jag nyligen har blivit kär i. Efter Holy Grail paletten kommer den här definitivt att bli en favorit!

Viseart Petite PRO Palette 2 (ca. 247kr)
I love Viseart despite them being super expensive and quite difficult to get a hold of unless you want to chance without swatching the product. This mini palette would make a great travel companion!
/Jag älskar Viseart trots att dom är dyrt och ganska svårt att få tag på förutom om du vill chansa utan att swatcha produkten först. Denna mini-palett skulle göra en bra resepalett!

Naked Petite Heat (ca. 239kr)
Speaking of Travel, it has been YEARS since I purchased anything from Urban Decay and this one has caught my eye. Six beautiful shades in the warmer tones to work well with my eye color.
/På tal om resor så har det varit några år sedan jag köpte någonting från Urban Decay och den här har verkligen fångat min intresse. Sex vackra nyanser i varmare tonerna som passar bra med min ögonfärg.

Kat Von D I am Divine Palette (ca. 313kr)
I am such a hoarder when it comes to Kat Von D so when I heard about this palette release, it has been on my mind especially because I am drawn to that neon green!
/Jag är en hoarder när det gäller Kat Von D så när jag hörde om denna så självklart ville jag ha den särskilt när den har en neon grön nyans i!

Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes (465kr)
Oh man, we got this one in at work and I have been oohhing and ahhing over it and everytime a customer purchases it I just get all happy for them! It truly smells of peaches and the pigmentation is great.
/Åhhh…vi fått in denna palett på jobbet och det är på riktigt hur fint som helst. Varje gång en kund köper den så blir jag glad för deras skull haha! Det verkligen doftar persikor och pigmenteringen är fin.

Are you lusting over any palettes this Spring? Which ones?
/Vilka paletter har du varit sugen på?

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