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Review: Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette, By Terry Eye Designer Palette Smokey Nude and Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere

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I’m excited to share my thoughts on these three neutral palettes because not only are they aesthetically beautiful to look at – every single shade is wearable. Most palettes I have in my collection have those one or two rogue colors that don’t quite work and could have been left out. But surprisingly with these three palettes from Viseart, By Terry and Becca, there is not a single shade that is not perfect for daily use. Here are my thoughts on each one with corresponding swatches for reference:

1. Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette – While I love each and every shade in this Becca palette, I found myself reaching for it as an accompaniment to my daily looks. I would use the shades to either deepen my crease, enhance my liner or highlight under my brow bone. I did attempt a full eye look with the shades in this palette and it was beautiful but very simple. It did more to enhance the shape of my eye and bring out my natural features, rather than add any pizzazz or drama. That being said, even though it’s a palette with the most neutral of shades – I have been using it more than I anticipated. It has some of the best crease shades and I end up adding one to my look almost every day. For that, I think it is a great addition to one’s makeup collection that may be missing shadow staples to create a polished and refined eyeshadow look.

2. By Terry Eye Designer Palette Smokey Nude – By Terry products always take it to the next level with packaging, colors and textures, but this palette is absolutely stunning. *insert heart eye emoji* The mix of colors is perfection with both cool and warm tones having an equal share, and it combines matte and shimmer shades to accommodate everyone’s taste. As usual with By Terry products, the pigmentation and quality of her powder formulations is like no other. These shadows feel like a cream though they are powder, blend effortlessly and have a medium pigmentation that allows for a sheer wash of color or a bold finish. The shimmer is understated and subtle but enough to give some dimension, while the matte is rich and smooth but never flat looking. This palette may be a splurge, but it is worth every penny.

3. Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere – What drew me in immediately with this palette was its size – it’s so compact and cute! There are 3 matte and 3 shimmer shades all in the same color family. I like that there is a color for every part of the eye – lid, crease and liner so that it can be an all-in-one palette without needing any additional shadows. The shadows have a medium pigmentation, though I find that the shimmer shades are a bit more transparent when blended out. There was only a small bit of fall-out when I applied the palette to my lids, but each color blends easily and work cohesively together. I found myself using every shade in the palette all in one look because they all work so beautifully together.

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3 Highlighters I’m Loving Right Now

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I’ve been on the fence about highlighters for a long time. They are not something I gravitated towards because of my oily skin. Anything exceptionally shiny was not my friend. However, over the years the formulations have become better and surprisingly my skin has become less oily this year so I am able to wear highlighters without looking like a greaseball. Here are three that I have been using regularly and loving:
1. Tom Ford Moodlight – I pick and choose my Tom Ford items selectively. I know many people love the Tom Ford brand, but it’s hit or miss with me. I swatched this highlighter/illuminating duo in store and fell in love immediately. The shimmer was just enough to create a beautiful glow, and both shades wore beautifully on my skin. The deeper shade wears well as a bronzer for me, while the opal shade is perfect for a subtle cheekbone highlight. I have actually worn this during the day to work and it is natural enough to enhance but not distract. This Tom Ford gem is definitely a hit for me.
2. Becca Cosmetics Shimmer Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop – The buzz surrounding this product was almost deafening. I bought it online sight unseen, though I already knew it was going to be bold. Swatches are all over the internet so I knew what I was in for. This is definitely for evening since it gives a strong shimmer/glitter and looks very yellow on my skin. However, I can’t deny that it is stunning. The texture is very smooth and can be worn on any skin tone which is wonderful. I probably will never hit pan on it but I’m glad I have it in my collection.
3. Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing Powder in Delicate Pink -This highlighting powder is not new, but one that has been on my wish list for a long time. I’m excited that it’s finally part of my collection as it is one of the most delicate yet magnificent highlighters in my collection. This particular shade has a pale pink undertone and because of that complements my skin tone perfectly. I have been enjoying it dusted on the tops of my cheekbones, but for the weekends have been adding it over top of my blush for an added glow. And as a packaging junkie, the compact that it comes in is just as pretty to look at as the powder itself. All in all, I predict it will become a favorite very quickly.
The swatches of all three compacts are above: Champagne Pop is on the far left, Cle de Peau Beaute is in the middle and Tom Ford Moodlight is on the far right.
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Do you have any of these highlighters? What are your thoughts? Leave me a comment below!

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