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Review: Bobbi Brown Telluride Palette, NARS Matte and Shimmer Palette and Buxom Eyeshadow Palettes

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The truth is that most of us don’t need another eyeshadow palette, it’s more of a want at this point. So even though I have 12,985 palettes already in my collection, I do like to review new ones that launch to give my thoughts on them hoping it may aid in the decision making process for those interested. But surprisingly I actually use most of my makeup collection regularly and rotate through things so I never get caught in a rut…and so that those products don’t get reviewed and then put away in a drawer to never be seen again. Ugh! Here are three new recently launched palettes that I’ve been test driving and my thoughts on each:
1. Bobbi Brown Telluride Eyeshadow Palette – I have found Bobbi Brown shadows to be hit or miss. The pigmentation, formulation or color may be off a bit, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this new release. Naturally I loved the color palette because it was all neutrals and had a good mix of both matte and shimmer, but wasn’t quite sure how the shadows would wear and perform. While the two far left shades in the above pic where a tad dusty when I dipped my brush in, the payoff was fantastic. The deep chocolate brown shimmer shade was by far my favorite and has a buttery rich texture that glides on the lid. The middle gold shade was the most difficult to work with and needs to be applied on top of a cream shadow that has some tackiness to it in order to grab the glitter. Tapping on with your forefinger is the best application for that shade. The remaining 3 colors are richly pigmented, easy to blend and are the perfect shades to add for definition. Overall, I adore this palette and find the shadows are a “hit” for me.
2. Buxom Palette in Dolly’s Wild Side (top palette/swatches) and May Contain Nudity (bottom palette/swatches) – Buxom just recently launched these two palettes along with a third that featured all pastel shades. In addition, you can buy many of the shades separately and create your own palette which is always a great idea in my opinion. As you can see from the above swatches, pigmentation is not an issue at all. I only had to swirl my finger around the color one time to get that much of a pay-off on my arm. *hands up emoji* There is little to no fallout with these shades and the powder itself feels buttery and rich. Surprisingly I have been reaching for the Dolly’s Wild Side palette a bit more than the May Contain Nudity palette because I enjoy the cooler toned shimmer shades in it. The golden and peachy-coral shimmer shades in the May Contain Nudity are my two favorites and give the most perfect beachy bronzed look for the eyes. But if neither appeals to you, then I would definitely build your own because these shadows don’t disappoint.
3. NARS Matte/Shimmer Eye Palette – My goodness, the reviews for this palette have been all over the place. I almost removed it from my cart on Sephora.com because I wasn’t sure it was worth trying. Well, thank goodness I didn’t because this palette is EASILY my favorite one of all. Every single shade is a winner and the pigmentation is even and consistent. There is not one shade that swatched patchy and any look I could possibly want to create can be made from this palette. AND it mixes both shimmer and matte! There is some dust that kicks up when I first put my brush in, but luckily that did not translate to any fallout when applying. This is by far one of the best palettes that I have tried in a long time. Ugh, I hate to make bold statements like that so early on, but when something is this good the recognition needs to be given.   
*pr samples included

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Video: September 2014 Beauty Favorites

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Here is a look at my September beauty favorites. Below are swatches of all the products featured.

These are all the products featured in the video:
3. Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (available on Shiseido.com in October) – $5 from each one sold will be donated for breast cancer awareness
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