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I have a soft spot for warm eyeshadow palettes. I have a bunch of them and every time I see a new one, I feel an urge to add it to my collection. When I was placing an order with Orabel Beauty last month I knew that the Makeup Revolutions Reloaded Neutrals 2 Palette had to be mine because of this. I do not regret this purchase one bit because it is an absolutely fantastic warm eye shadow palette. Keep reading for my full review, swatches and a few makeup looks featuring this lovely palette!

The Makeup Revolution Reloaded Neutrals 2 packaging is plastic with a window on the lid of the palette that allows you to see all of the shades without even opening it up. I quite like this as it is particularly handy since the Reloaded palettes otherwise all look pretty similar externally. The palette contains 15 shades in satin, matte and foiled finishes.

The first row swatched is a bit underwhelming but these shades apply beautifully to the eyes. I mostly use them as transition shades, or in the crease. The last shade is great for packing onto the outer corner to add depth.

I always struggle to swatch light shades because they rarely are pigmented enough to show up on my fair skin, however, look at how pigmented the first shade is! Again, no issues with these shades. The middle shade is one of my favourites to wear on the lid.

The first shade is truly a heart stopper. Look how pigmented it is! That was one swipe of beautiful foiled greatness. The second shade is another one that I wear all over the lid constantly. It is pretty versatile in terms of what other shades in the palette look good with it. The last two shades are also two that I have been using a lot in the crease area.

I swear this makeup look was a lot more blended in real life. My camera sometimes likes to focus in on my crease shade and it looks way more intense here than it really did. This makeup look features the second shade from the third row as well as the last two shades from that row, with a touch of the last shade from the top row in the crease.

This look features that beautiful foiled shade from the last row with the first shade and the last two shades from the first row in the crease. I was going to an event when I wore this look so I wanted something a bit bolder and more colourful.

I also shared a third look using this palette on the blog last week: Makeup Revolution Warm Makeup Look

Overall, I absolutely adore the Makeup Revolution Reloaded Neutrals 2 Palette. I have been wearing it non-stop. The best part is that this palette was only $9.99 CAD on the Orabel Beauty website. Best yet, you can use code “BLOGGERSFAN” for 10% off your order! I have been having a ton of fun with this palette and can’t wait to review the Makeup Revolution Reloaded Division Palette next! The quality of these affordable palettes have been blowing me away.

xoxo,

Robyn

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Lipstick on the Lake by Lipstick On The Lake - 1w ago

For the first time in awhile I actually took the effort to paint my nails. I don’t know what it has been but lately I just haven’t been able to summon the energy to do it. A couple of years ago the thought of my nails not being painted would have horrified me. I used to paint them twice a week! Anyways, I’ve been wanting to use my holographic top coat, Girly Bits Hocus Pocus over a darker shade so I finally did it.  For this manicure I layered it over top of Zoya’s Ryan. I’ve previously featured Girly Bits Hocus Pocus over OPI Live.Love.Carnival.

Products Used

OPI Chip Skip
Zoya Ryan (2 coats)
Girly Bits Hocus Pocus (1 coat)
Essie Gel Couture Top Coat (1 coat)

I normally use a base coat but my OPI Nail Envy is nearly empty and I haven’t repurchased it yet. I am obsessed with holographic top coats like this one that transform any shade you use it over. It looks great over both dark shades like this one, and lighter ones. Girly Bits Hocus Pocus is basically a rainbow in a bottle. I don’t think it’s available anymore (it’s on their website but showing as out of stock) but I’m sure there are similar products out there that are transformative like this one.

What do you have on your nails this week? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Lipstick on the Lake by Lipstick On The Lake - 1w ago

While I love experimenting with makeup, I always come back to a classic warm makeup look. My annual Cinco de Mayo party seemed like a great occasion to rock one. For this makeup look I decided to try out the Makeup Revolution Neutrals 2 Palette that I hauled a few weeks ago from Orabel Beauty. It may seem a bit risky to try a palette for the first time before a party but I had full confidence that this palette wouldn’t let me down.

I also busted out my Makeup Revolution Sugar & Spice Blush Palette for this look as well which I picked up during the same haul. I love their blush formula, it’s one of my favourites!

Products Used

Foundation: L’Oreal Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape in Fair
Powder: Fenty Invisimatte Blotting Powder
Blush: Makeup Revolution Sugar & Spice Blush Palette – 3rd shade in the bottom row
Bronzer: Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer
Highlight: Revlon Galaxy Dream Highlight Palette* – top left shade
Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Makeup Revolution Neutrals 2 Palette – See Picture Below. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer (waterline). Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara (lashes).
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ash Brown
Lips: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Hot Harissa

As I suspected, the Makeup Revolution Neutrals 2 Palette did not disappoint me at all. The mattes were pigmented, yet super blendable. The shimmery shade that I used had no fallout at all and patted onto the lid effortlessly with my trusty MAC 242 brush.

Have you tried Makeup Revolution? Let me know in the comments below! If you’re interested in Makeup Revolution or any other brand that Orabel Beauty carries they have generously created a 10% off coupon code for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers’ readers. Use code “BLOGGERSFAN” to apply the discount.

xoxo,

Robyn

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Almay is a brand that I haven’t really had much exposure to. I know many people who rave about their products but just hadn’t gotten around to trying them for myself. I was trilled to be able to try a bunch of Almay’s new products for spring which were recently gifted to me for review purposes. The products that I will be featuring for this post range from eyeshadows to lip glosses. Keep on reading for my first impressions and two makeup looks using these products.

Almay | Smoky Eye Trios L to R: Coppery Blaze & Smoldering Embers

I’ve seen a few products like the Smoky Eye Trios which are laid out to suggest how best to use the shades together. They are quite useful for those starting off with creating eyeshadow looks from multiple shades. These shades aren’t super pigmented so they are definitely user friendly for beginners. I found that they did blend away a little too much but they still were easy enough to use.

L to R: Coppery Blaze & Smoldering Embers Almay | Velvet Foil Cream Shadow L to R: Black Lightning & Infinite Sky

I don’t often use cream eyeshadows but the Velvet Foil Cream Shadows had a nice consistency to them. A little tiny bit goes a long way and is easily blended out with your fingers. Once they are on they don’t budge! The only words of caution I have are to use a very, very small amount and to blend carefully to avoid getting eye shadow everywhere. They can get messy fast if you are not careful.

L to R: Infinite Sky & Black Lightning Almay | Make Them Jelly Hi-Lite in 24K Dreams

I was fully prepared to not like the Make Them Jelly Hi-Lite as I am a strictly powder highlight kind of girl but this surprised me! The texture is truly like a jelly so it isn’t creamy or slippery when applied. I used my fingers to dab a little on my cheekbones and it looked lovely. It stayed in place all evening!

Almay | Shadow Squad L to R: Unicorn & Never Settle

I used these adorable Shadow Squads more as a highlight as that is what I think of when I see these shades. I swirled them together to create a multidimensional glow combining the different finishes in these quads. They are great for adding a beautiful everyday glow.

L to R: Make them Jelly Hi-Lite in 24K Dreams & Shadow Squads (shades mixed) in Never Settle & Unicorn Almay | Goddess Gloss

I’ve only recently within the last year or so started to appreciate lip gloss. I love them for adding a quick wash of colour to my lips. The Goddess Glosses were great as they were pigmented enough to wear alone, were not too sticky and had a beautiful shimmer to them. They reminded me a lot of the Becca Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Glosses.

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Lipstick on the Lake by Lipstick On The Lake - 3w ago

Tarte’s Tartelette Toasted Palette has been one that I’ve been meaning to review for quite some time now. Since I purchased it in early December it has been a pretty regular staple in my daily makeup routine. However, since I usually wear it on work days and I like my sleep I don’t usually leave myself enough time to photograph my makeup looks. But now that the snow is nearly all melted and I haven’t had to brush off my car in the morning in awhile I finally have found some time! I better not be jinxing the snow situation. I won’t accept anything other than spring being here to stay. But with all that said, let’s take a look at Tarte’s Tartelette Toasted Palette!

The Tartelette Toasted Palette is as you can see or guess by the name, a warm toned eyeshadow palette. Of the twelve eyeshadows that it contains it has an even mix of mattes and shimmers. It also has a nice range of lighter shades and darker shades which makes it quite versatile.

I feel like this would be a great palette to travel with. The packaging is sleek and compact and is hard shelled to protect the contents.

I’ve used every shadow in this palette and have not had any trouble with them. The mattes are blendable and have a good amount of pigment to make them easy to work with. The shimmers are also excellent, they apply easily with a shader brush (I use the MAC 242). I haven’t once felt the need to use my fingers to get extra pigmentation! There is a tiny bit of fallout with the shade Candle because it is fairly glittery (small pieces of glitter) but it brushes off the face easily with a large fluffy brush.

Tartelette Toasted | Makeup Looks

Transition: S’More
Crease: Cashmere & Warmth
Inner Lid: Sunset
Centre Lid:  Flame
Outer Lid: Cozy
Under Eye: Cozy & Cashmere

Transition: S’More
Crease: Cashmere & Warmth
Inner Lid: Candle
Outer Lid: Warmth
Under Eye: Warmth & Cashmere

Another makeup look I’ve been loving but didn’t take pictures of was Crackle all over the lid with a pop of Sunset in the middle for a halo effect. So pretty!

As you can tell, I’ve been really enjoying Tarte’s Tartelette Toasted Palette so much so that it may have become one of my favourite warm eye shadow palettes in my collection. There is a reason it made the cut for my January Favourites!

What is your favourite warm toned palette? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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It’s been awhile since I last reviewed a mascara for you guys so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the one I’ve been using a lot lately. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara claims to be “an ultra-volumizing mascara that delivers instant dimension for epic lashes.” I believe I used Sephora points to pick up this mascara if I remember correctly. I quite enjoy mini mascaras as it is an excellent way to try out new formulas without spending big bucks.

The wand for the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara is a large fibre wand that holds quite a big of product. I usually gently wipe it as I remove it from the tube to wipe off some of the excess product. It is otherwise quite easy to use. I enjoy large hourglass shaped wands like this one. They are a bit challenging on the bottom lashes due to the size but it’s nothing a little patience and caution can’t fix.

My lashes are a little sparse at the moment due to the inevitable spring shed but the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara definitely does add length and a curl to my lashes. This is the type of formula that I prefer on my lashes.

I’ve been using the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara for about a month or two now and I haven’t had any issues with clumping or smudging. However, I don’t really ever have issues with smudging, I don’t rub my eyes much and they don’t water that much.

Overall, while I do enjoy the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara, the price tag ($33 CAD) is a huge turn-off for me. In a world full of great drugstore options that are very much comparable, I just can’t justify paying a high price on such a short-term use product. I would say that L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise is quite similar (seen in most of these makeup looks).

Do you invest in high end mascaras? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Lipstick on the Lake by Lipstick On The Lake - 1M ago

I love going through my makeup collection each season and re-visiting products that remind me the most of said season. For spring I am drawn towards bright colours as well as pastels so I thought I’d share with you 3 pastel highlighters that are perfect for the season.

Becca | Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prismatic Amethyst

Prismatic Amethyst is probably one of my favourite highlighters in my collection. It is a beautiful and pigmented purple-pink shade that looks so stunning on the cheekbones. I love how so little goes a long way so you don’t really need to pack it on to achieve results.

Laura Gellar | Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Charming Pink

I have a soft spot for pink highlighters but Charming Pink is probably one of my favourites. It really is great for everyday wear and is buildable.

L to R: Becca Prismatic Amethyst, Colourpop Hippo & Laura Gellar Charming Pink Colourpop | Super Shock Highlighter in Hippo

Who doesn’t love a budget friendly product? Colourpop makes fabulous highlighters and their Super Shock formula is just so unique. A couple quick taps of this product to the cheekbones makes this so user friendly. The icy lavender shade, Hippo, is actually quite wearable as it doesn’t look too purple on the skin.

What are your favourite highlighters for spring? Let me know in the comments below.

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It feels like it has taken a looong time to get here but Easter is finally right around the corner. In the spirit of Easter, and spring, I thought it would be fun to create a makeup look inspired by this colourful time of the year. I’ve been itching to use some of the blue/teal Colourpop pressed eyeshadows that I hauled a little while ago so I knew I had to incorporate those. I don’t wear blues/teals very often so I added in some pink to balance it out a bit. Let’s take a closer look at the Easter Makeup Look that I created!

Products Used

Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation in Ivory*
Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape in Fair
Powder: Fenty Invisimatte Blotting Powder
Blush: Makeup Revolution The Matte Blush in Divine
Bronzer: Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer
Highlight: Revlon Galaxy Dream Highlight Palette* – top left shade
Eyes: Colourpop Pressed Eyeshadows – Hear Me Out (transition), Muscle Beach (crease), Formation (crease, outer-v and under eye), Heavenly (centre of lid) & Misty (inner lid & under eye). Revlon Galaxy Dream Highlight Palette* – top left shade (inner corner). Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Deep End (waterline). Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara (lashes).
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ash Brown
Lips: Fenty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncuffed

I had a lot of fun playing with the  blue and teal eyeshadows and definitely feel inspired to use them more throughout the spring!

What type of makeup look reminds you of Easter? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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I love a good mail day. Yesterday my Orabel order arrived which made it a great mail day. I’ve followed Orabel for quite awhile on Instagram but this was actually my first time ordering from them. Orabel is a Canadian online store that brings brands typically found on American and European websites to Canadians. My focus for this order was Makeup Revolution products but I also threw in a Morphe product to get myself over the free shipping threshold.

Makeup Revolution | Reloaded Iconic Division Palette

I was pretty intrigued by Makeup Revolution Reloaded Iconic Division Palette as it is supposed to be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. Though I don’t mind the Subculture Palette (it isn’t a favourite by any means though) I’m excited to see if this dupe is easier to work with!

Makeup Revolution | Reloaded Neutrals 2 Palette

I’ve been really into pink eyeshadows lately so the Neutrals 2 Palette also caught my eye. I’m looking forward to reviewing both this palette and the Iconic Division Palette soon!

Makeup Revolution | Sugar and Spice Ultra Blush Palette

I own one of the Makeup Revolution Matte Blushes and I am absolutely obsessed with it. Purchasing a whole palette of their blushes was a no-brainer. I’m curious to see how the baked blushes compare to their matte formula.

Makeup Revolution | The Matte Blush in Divine

As I had just mentioned, I love the Makeup Revolution Matte Blush that I already own (Beloved) so I had to pick up another! This time I chose the baby pink shade, Divine. I can’t wait to start using it!

Morphe | Liquid Lipstick in Peanut

I’m surprised I haven’t tried the Morphe Liquid Lipsticks yet. I always end up drawn to their brushes and eye shadow palettes. However, I’m glad I’m finally trying out this formula now! You can expect to see a full review with wear photos soon!

Have you ordered from Orabel? I’m quite impressed with the whole experience so I will definitely be ordering from them again!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Lipstick on the Lake by Lipstick On The Lake - 1M ago

With each new season it’s fun to look through my makeup collection and think about which lipsticks I think will define the next few months. Spring typically inspires us to start wearing brighter colours (even when the forecast is still a bit cold and snowy) so it’s no surprise that it’s a common theme with my top 5 choices for spring lipsticks this year.

NARS | Audacious Lipstick in Janet

I’ve already been wearing NARS Audacious Lipstick in the shade Janet a lot this spring. It’s a beautiful magenta shade that I love wearing. It actually appears to now be discontinued much to my disappointment so I will definitely cherish wearing this beautiful lipstick that is so comfortable to wear.

Bite Beauty | Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Pickled Ginger

It should be no surprise I’ve added Bite Beauty’s Pickled Ginger to this list. I’ve recently featured it in TWO spring makeup looks (Coral Makeup Look“Realistic” Spring Makeup Look). It’s such a pretty colour and just a joy to wear all-around.

Tarte | Tarteist Lip Paint in Adorbs

I had to feature a bright liquid lipstick and Tarte’s Adorbs has always been a favourite for spring. It’s so bright and fun to wear. I love pairing it with both colourful makeup looks and very, very minimal looks to add a little pop of colour to the face.

Too Faced | Melted Latex Lipstick in Love U, Mean It

Too Faced’s Melted Latex Lipstick in the shade Love U, Mean It is a newer addition to my collection. They appear to be discontinued and this one I actually found at Winners so it’s not all that surprising. Love U, Mean It looks like a pretty shade of pink that has a shiny glossy finish to it. I tend to wear glosses a bit more in the summer vs. other seasons so I’m sure I’ll be reaching for this one lots!

Fenty Beauty | Stunna Lip Paint in Uncuffed

And the wild card… as much as I love wearing brights during the spring, I had to throw in a more neutral shade! Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint is a beautiful shade of mauve which is an all around beautiful lipstick to pair with a variety of makeup looks.

L to R: NARS Janet, Bite Beauty Pickled Ginger, Tarte Adorbs, Too Faced Love U, Mean It & Fenty Beauty Uncuffed

What lipsticks do you think you’ll be wearing lots this spring? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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