Hi, My name is Jennifer and I'm the editor of Mrs Q Beauty. I started this blog as a creative outlet to talk about all things beauty and my love for makeup. I've been lurking in the background reading beauty blogs and watching YouTube for years now, and I decided to start my own beauty blog to connect with fellow makeup lovers.
For the month of June, I've been wanting dewy skin and pink/purple eyeshadow looks. I normally go for a neutral look which I could still achieve with these palettes. Here are the products that I've been using over and over. One of my favorite palettes that I continually go back to is the Bebella 35C palette. This palette reminds me of the original Jaclyn Hill Morphe Favorites palette, which I do not own. This palette has one extra row but it looks so similar. The 35C palette blends beautifully and has great neutrals and pops of color. This palette really stands out in my collection. I have also been using the Morphe 15H quite often, I love the tones in this palette. It's really unique and fun for summer. The neutrals are also great when I want a quick look.
For face, I've been trying different primers, but I've been enjoying mixing my Physicians Formula Health Foundation with my Joe Fresh Daily Boost Fluid Foundation. I don't like the Joe Fresh one on its own, but I do like it mixed with The Healthy Foundation. I feel like I get a nice coverage, and a healthy glow. One top of that I've been using the Pixi Glow Mist spray which is really nice. I've heard so much about the Tatcha mist, but I wanted to try something more affordable. You have to shake up this product because the oil that will sit at the top. It gives me a glow but I don't look or feel greasy. The Pixi facial mists have a nice spray and I would buy this again.
My bronzer has been the NYC Sun n Bronze bronzer. It's not matte but not too shimmery, it's nice and radiant. I'm very fair skinned and I feel like I can't go wrong with this bronzer. I can built it up without it looking muddy on my skin. If you have a medium or deeper skin tone, this won't work for you. I found the Pixi + Aspyn Novard in London Luster highlighter and I have not been able to put it down! That has to be my favorite find recently. This highlighter is perfect for my fair skin. It's vibrant, and gives me such a beautiful highlight. It remind me of the Smashbox Pearl highlighter but more vibrant. I did pick up a new mascara this month, the Essence False Lash mascara and it's really nice. It separates my lashes and gives me length. It does give some volume, but not much. On my lips, I keep it neutral. I like something that will fade nicely and if I don't touch it up, I'm still okay. This Long Lasting Essence lipstick in 07 is really comfortable and feels like a lip balm. I don't think it's very long lasting but it wears away nicely.
Have you tried any of these? I think I will keep some of these in my summer rotation because I really enjoyed using them.
Bebella 35C (Here) Morphe 15H (Here) Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation (Here)* Joe Fresh Daily Boost Fluid Foundation (Here) Pixi Glow Mist (Here)* NYC Sun N Bronze (Here) Pixi London Luster Highlighter Essence False Lash Mascara (Here)* Essence Lipstick in 07 (Here)*
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In the last few weeks, these are the three glowy primers that I've been using. All three are affordable, and do a great job helping me achieve a dewy look. When using a primer, I'm looking for hydration and glow. I don't need a primer to help my makeup stay put; I'm pretty normal to dry and it stays put on it's own. The Rimmel Insta Flawless is the most natural since it dries clear and isn't as intense as the others. I could wear it on its own without foundation, where I couldn't do that with the other two. It's also the cheapest of the three, and a great starting point. The Physicians Formula Spotlight is so pretty, but has to be worn with a foundation. You will look like a champagne Tin Man without. Don't be scared when you put it on, it looks great under foundation. I love the packaging on this one, the pump is also very nice. It claims to "blur, correct, and protect to deliver a radiant, spotlight glow." I don't really see any blurring or correcting but the glow is there. The last primer that I've been using is the L'Oreal Magic Lumi. It feels great on the skin, and also gives me a weightless glowy base. This one is the most expensive for the amount of product that you're getting. It also has a pump. For my skin tone, I could use this to highlight my cheekbones as well. All three blend very well into my skin. I tried a white luminating base by Joe Fresh and it didn't blend well, it looked patchy under my foundation. These three don't have that issue. If I could only choose one, I would probably chose the Magic Lumi. I prefer the intensity without the champagne coloring. The Spotlight reminds me of the Becca filters which I haven't tried. Since I'm so fair, I like the white base.
Bottom to top (Rimmel, Physicians Formula, L'Oreal)
Violet Voss has released many beautiful palettes, the Holy Grail palette was my first palette by the brand. Previously it wasn't that easy to purchase in Canada, not without shipping/custom fees. I purchased this palette through Sephora Canada. It's a great neutral palette with cranberry and wine shades, similar to the Modern Renaissance Palette. I'm not a fan of the Modern Renaissance palette but this palette works well for me. The palette has twenty shades and it has a great mix of shimmer, metallic and matte shades. I love this palette, and enjoy my look each time I use it. If I had one complaint, it would be more metallic shades instead of just shimmers but I know that's just my preference.
This palette is housed in a cardboard packaging with a mirror. The packaging could be improved for the price, but it doesn't really bother me that much. The shade Toffee is my absolute favorite shade, it's stunning! Both Brownie Points and Teddy Berry are gorgeous brown shades. I will take a dark brown over a black any day. This palette has all the basic needs that I look for in a palette. A matte highlight shade, a shimmer highlight shades, transition shades, lid shades and darker shades for more dimension. This has been one of my favorite palettes lately.
Based on this palette, I would love to try more Violet Voss palettes and products. They are on the more expensive side but if you like the shades in the palette, the formula is great. I've used this palette many times, and love the shade range.
The Revolution Conceal and Define concealer is a great concealer to give a try. Since it launched, it was tagged with the Tarte Shape Tape which I don't agree with. The packaging is similar, but the formula is very different. Tarte Shape Tape is very full coverage, and the Conceal and Define is not as full coverage. I bought both the C 0.5 and the C1 shade. C1 is closer to my skin tone, and C 0.5 is a highlighter shade for me. I'm very fair, and neutral toned. C 0.5 does seem to have a pinker undertone.
As an every day concealer, I really enjoy using it. I love the doe foot applicator and the concealer blends very well. I always use a salmon color corrector, and don't really need a thick full coverage concealer. My one complain about this concealer is that I've already gone through a tube. It seems like it has less product than other concealers I've used. I will try to pull out the stopper and see if I can get more product. I would repurchase this concealer, but due to shipping costs I would only repurchase if I was buying something else and added this in the cart.
I wear this concealer with a color corrector, and do set it with the Becca Under Eye Brightening powder. I always set my concealer or I have creasing. I go between both shades that I own, and prefer the C1. I haven't been wanting a bright under eye for every day. My powder brightens my concealer just enough. I have also been using the Colourpop Concealer which is more full coverage than this. Have you tried this concealer? What did you think?
The Soph X Revolution palette was a hidden gem. Soph is a UK Youtuber, and I do really enjoy her channel. She's very relatable and fun to watch. If you want to check out her channel, you can find her here. It took me awhile to pick up this palette but I was really happy when I finally decided to get it. I really like the variety that I can get from this palette. It would make a great travel palette when you want more than just a neutral look. The mattes are nice, and the shimmers are very pretty. I always spray the shimmer shadows in this palette. That's something I do with most shadows. It amps up the shimmer and helps it last longer on my eye. While I do prefer the formula of the new Revolution Pro eyeshadow palettes, these do build up nicely.
Below are the swatches. I didn't swatch the first row, because they didn't really show up well on my skin tone. While they didn't swatch well, they are nice to work with. I enjoy the first row for my transition shades and my highlight shades.
Soph has launched a Soph X Revolution Extra Spice Palette and I should be getting it today. I'm really excited for the second palette, it looks so beautiful. The first palette is a great affordable palette. I think it's great for beginners or makeup lovers. The first palette does have shade names, they come on a plastic sheet. I'm happy to see the second has the names printed on the palette. Both palettes have a mirror. I do enjoy having a mirror on smaller palettes.
Soph X Revolution 2 Extra Spice Palette
Have you tried this palette? Did you pick up the Extra Spice palette?
I've always wore monthly contact lenses and noticed that they don't typically last a month for me anymore. I tend to get irritated eyes and have to change them out more frequently. I've seen changing them after only a week. I started to look into daily contacts and I discovered Hubble. Hubble offers daily lenses for 40$ Canadian a month. I thought that was interested and very affordable. I've purchased makeup subscription boxes around this price, and I thought my eyes are worth it. Hubble offers 15 pairs for free, all you have to pay is pay 4$ for shipping. I thought it would be worth a try.
When I received my free trial, I received two boxes with my prescription. My eyes are not the same, and have two difference strengths. I labeled the boxes left and right and tried them out in the morning. I've always worn Coopervision brand contact lenses and when the optometrist tried different brands on me before, they weren't comfortable on my eye. I was a little hesitant, but the Hubble lenses felt great immediately. Since these are daily lenses, they are much thinner. I don't have any issues with my eyes drying and overall, really like these contacts.
I decided to keep on with the subscription service. It comes to 44$ with shipping each month. They automatically charge and ship out according to the delivery schedule that you set up. If you want to cancel, you just have to give them a call. I do recommend the 15 day trial, it was nice to try them for a few days before deciding if I wanted to keep them or not. They do ship from the US with a tracking number. It didn't take very long to arrive in Canada. I'm happy that I came across this subscription service. I'm hoping I have a lot less eye irritation.
The 24G Grand Glam palette by Morphe is a fun palette to play with- it's filled with peachy/pink undertones. The warm browns are wonderful. The pan sizes are huge! Double the size of their regular pans. I could honestly dip a blush brush in the pans, easily. This palette swatches beautifully and wears really well. The lighter shades could easily be used as highlighter, the pink could be used as a blush and if you find a brown that would work as a bronzer/contour, I would try it. I purchased this palette in January, and I've used it quite a bit. It's typical of Morphe's recent shadows, they blend well and are very pigmented. There is a nice mix of matte and shimmer shades. It is housed in a cardboard packaging without a mirror but does feel sturdy.
I love a good "one and done" palette and I like that this palette could work as that. I would still need a bronzer shade because I'm so fair, but I could still get a eyeshadow, blush and highlighter out of this palette. I don't think I will ever hit pan on any of these shades. Morphe shimmer shades always stand out for me. I've purchased many high end palettes, and thought I could get more from a Morphe shimmer. I love a metallic look, and Morphe just doesn't disappoint. Now that they have a Canadian store and I can skip the customs, and lower the shipping- I won't be slowing down my purchases from them. I need to try their setting spray next!
Is this palette worth the money? Absolutely. I think this is a great palette to start with Morphe. If you want a smaller palette, you could try their 15 or 25 pan palettes. Those are great too! I'm excited to see the new releases that Morphe have in the works.
May has been a shop my stash makeup month. I've been enjoying a dewy, highlighted look with peachy blushes and warm eye looks. My Jaclyn Hill X Morphe palette is always on my vanity because it has every thing I need when another palette is missing; an inner corner highlight, a dark brown or a transition shade that I need. However, this month I've been using it constantly for my complete eye looks. I love this palette so much, it's beautiful and perfect in my eyes. Jaclyn Hill has been teasing new eye shadows, and I'm interested. I believe they will launch this month. I can't wait!
For my under eyes, I've been using the Becca Brightening Powder. I've never used a high end loose powder before and this really did make a difference. It doesn't look heavy on my under eyes and doesn't settle into those fine lines. It brightens and looks great. I went back to using the L'Oreal Magic Lumi as a primer and it really adds to a dewy look. It blends easily into my skin, and foundation blends well on top. I tried another products similar to the Magic Lumi and it did not blend well into my skin and looked patchy underneath. The L'Oreal one is recommended by me. For foundation, I've been looking for a lighter look and the Maybelline Hydrate and Smooth has been working well. Why does this not have a pump? Ugh, I wish. That's my only complaint about this foundation.
I've been all about peachy blushes and this Makeup Revolution Hot Spice palette is in frequent rotation among my collection. It has 6 matte shades and two blush toppers. I normally go for a matte blush, and don't really use the blush toppers but they are there if I want to try them. The last product I shopped my collection was the Sleek Solstice highlighter palette. These show up so well on my fair skin, and they last all day. So beautiful! If you want a "natural" look I wouldn't go for these but I really do enjoy a good highlight on my cheekbones.
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Makeup Revolution has rebranded to Revolution Beauty and their Freedom Pro range has been revamped under Revolution Pro. This is the second Revolution Pro palette that I picked up and I was pleasantly surprised. The first palette I picked up was the neutral Goldmine palette. I love this palette, it's perfect for a neutral eye. The Revelation palette has the same high pigment and blendable shadows. It has a nice range of colors and fits right into the summer pink trend. I feel like pink eyeshadow is very on trend right now. If you haven't noticed it looks very similar to the Huda Beauty Remastered Rose Gold palette. That palette retails for 85$ Canadian and the Revelation palette is 12$ US on the Revolution Beauty website. If you're not sure if you would like these tones on your eyes, you might was to try the more inexpensive version.
This palette has nice neutral colors, as well as the pink and burgundy shades. The shimmers are very pretty, Dominate seems to need a glitter glue though. It's pretty chunky. This is the third shade/bottom row on my swatch picture. The pan sizes are very nice and the palette overall is a good size. I would love to try the other palettes in this range. They have a nice matte colorful palette that would be fun to play with.
Revolution Beauty is one of my favorite affordable brands. They have a very large selection of products and the shade ranges are pretty extensive. They release new items constantly which can be a little overwhelming but keep in mind they don't do Limited Edition products so you can wait to pick them up. Have you tried any of the Revolution Pro items? I usually purchased through the UK site and have no issues with shipping to Canada. It does take 2.5 to 3 weeks but it's worth the wait.
It's no surprise that I love Morphe palettes, and the 15H Happy Hour palette did not disappoint me. I ordered it immediately when I saw that it had launched. This palette is very red/peachy/berry in tone and it's absolutely beautiful. It's still a warm palette and right up my alley. I wore Spritzer on the lid yesterday, and it was gorgeous. This is a great summer palette, and different from the other palettes I've seen. It reminds me of the Viseart Petit Palette Pro 2.
Morphe is my favorite brand, not just affordable brand but brand in general. Yes, I said it. I've never bought a palette that has disappointed me. I love their shimmers- they never let me down. I also love the large selection of mattes in their palettes. It allows me to build my color slowly, and use different shades to give me the look the I want. The eyeshadows always last all day, and don't crease or fade.
The 15 pan palettes have all come in the same packaging. A matte black, heavy packaging with a mirror. It's a great size, not too big, not too small. I will be taking this one on vacation, for sure! Morphe recently launched a Canadian store and let me tell you, I am one happy makeup lover. No more customs, and shipping is half the price. This palette is 20$ Canadian, 15$ US. The site does offer free shipping at 60$. So far it seems to take a few days to ship out an order, but it doesn't take long to arrive. The Canadian store doesn't have their full range of stock, but newer items seem to be stocking quickly or upon launch. I'm waiting for the Hey, Girl, Hey Palette to come on the site. I did also pick up the 15B Brunch Babe palette when they had 20% off. It's more cool toned, but I like the pinks in the palette.
What do you think of the Happy Hour palette? I love it. It's different but also neutral. The swatches don't do this palette justice. I need to work on my lighting.