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Viseart Rosé EDIT Eyeshadow Palette

Today I’m thrilled to be sharing my Viseart Rosé EDIT Eyeshadow Palette review and swatches on fair skin with you. I was so happy when this little palette arrived from Beautylish! Not gonna lie, I bought it for the left side of the palette.

Where to Buy

$39 12 g / 0.42 oz

Viseart Rosé EDIT Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Row 1 – Café, Pêche, Rosette, Splendor, Rosé, Rendezvous
Row 2 – Chocolate, Peony, Ballet, Truffle, Blossom, Wisteria

About Viseart Rosé EDIT Eye Shadow Palette
Enjoy the bold color payoff and seamless application of Viseart’s signature eye shadows wherever you go. The EDIT Palette is a travel-friendly version of Viseart’s Eye Shadow Palette—a staple in Hollywood makeup artists’ kits—designed for quick and easy eye looks. Choose from a curated edit of romantic shades from the Tryst, Grande Pro 1, and Siren eye shadow palettes to achieve pro-level results on the go.

  • Experience the buttery feel and superior blendability of Viseart’s signature eye shadow formula, which features triple-milled pigments for intense, long-lasting color payoff
  • Fold up the portable palette into a handy easel, thanks to the unique convertible design
  • Customize your collection however you like with 12 removable magnetic pans

Shades Included

  • Rendezvous (Tryst Palette) – Pink champagne with a shimmer finish
  • Ballet from (Grande Pro 1 Palette) – Petal pink with a matte finish
  • Peony (new) – Soft peach with a matte finish
  • Chocolate (Neutral Mattes Eye Shadow Palette) – Dark brown with a matte finish
  • Wisteria (new) –  Bright lavender with a duochrome finish
  • Rosette (new) – Berry magenta with a matte finish
  • Café  (Neutral Mattes Eye Shadow Palette) – Soft medium brown with a matte finish
  • Pêche (Neutral Mattes Eye Shadow Palette) – Light beige with a matte finish
  • Rosé (new) –  Medium red with a duochrome finish
  • Blossom (new) – Shimmering rose gold with a duochrome finish
  • Truffle (new) – Earthy brown with a shimmer finish
  • Splendor (new) – Deep pink gold with a metallic finish
Viseart Rosé EDIT Eyeshadow Palette Review

So let me get what I don’t love about this palette out of the way. I don’t love that the names of the colors aren’t printed right by their pans. That always frustrates me.

As someone who has not been a fan of the Viseart shimmer formula, I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the shimmers in this palette and the Viseart Liaison that I recently purchased. I knew I would love the mattes because I find the Viseart matte formula (especially in the Bright Editorial, Cool Mattes 1 and Cool Mattes 2) to be amazing.

I do take issues with the shade descriptions. You know I love duochromes. I’m not sure that I would count the shades that are marked as duochromes as what I consider duochromes. The only color that appears to be a duochrome on my skintone to my eyes is Rosé. It reminds me of the Darling Girl Hell’s Bells (discontinued) color that I loved, which was a blue-toned red with strong gold shift. Rosé is more of a warm red with gold shift.

Wisteria is listed as a bright lavender with a duochrome finish. It’s a soft lavender with subtle blue sparkles. Not really a duochrome. Urban Decay Omen or Asphyxia or Tonic are similar and definitely more duochrome in nature. This shade would have benefited from Viseart giving it more pigment and shift.

On my skintone Blossom, a shimmering rose gold with a duochrome finish, looks like an orange leaning rose gold. I don’t see duochrome, just orange. I love rose golds, but not orange ones. Orange tones are not flattering on me.

Splendor is a metallic deep pink gold. It just looks like a bronzey gold on my fair skin. I don’t see any pink. Rendezvous is a pink champagne shimmer. On me, I just see a champagne shimmer, no hints of pink. Truffle is a brown shimmer. This is the only time you will ever see me wearing this color.

Ballet, Rosette, Café, Pêche, Chocolate and Peony are all excellent mattes. I love them. I expected to love them. I’m especially happy about Rosette.

I have to also point out I love the small size and how easy it is to travel with this palette. It fits in any makeup bag I own.

The Rosé EDIT, to me, sounded like it would be a mix of beautiful berry hues and sparkling Rosé inspired shades. It has too many warm tones for my personal taste, which is a disappointment. I don’t know why I was under the impression that it would be more neutral toned.

The key to happiness is properly setting your expectations. While I do think it is a beautiful palette, if you’re expecting it to be a balanced, neutral or cool toned palette, you’re going to be disappointed. If you are expecting it to be warm toned with a few cooler shades, you’ll love it.

If you’re in the market for a new warm toned eyeshadow palette with pretty shimmers and excellent mattes, the Viseart Rosé EDIT Eyeshadow Palette might be perfect for you!

Click Here to buy the Viseart Rosé EDIT Eyeshadow Palette!

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UOMA Beauty Tutorial

I’m excited to be bringing you my Uoma Beauty Tutorial & Mini Reviews. This is a mostly one brand tutorial with the new to Ulta brand Uoma Beauty. The name Uoma means beautiful in Igbo, the native language of South Eastern Nigeria. I recently ordered all of this stuff from Ulta.

About UOMA Beauty
At UOMA we are an empowered tribe. Our race is human, our people are free, our language is color. All are welcome to our beautiful tribe.

Founded by Nigerian born, LA & London based former beauty executive Sharon Chuter, the UOMA Beauty range is rebellious, innovative and created for all.

Uoma Beauty is a cruelty-free brand with many vegan offerings.

UOMA Beauty Tutorial Video

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UOMA Beauty Look

Bunny Paige Spiked Phyrra Heart Necklace
Enso Rings – Mermaid, Black Pearl, Diamond – save 20% with code PHYRRA
Marste Barcelona Jersey in Mystique (PR) – save 10% with code PHYRRA

Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion
Cozzette Beauty Essential Powder in C1
Uoma Beauty Savage Black Magic Color Palette
Pixi BlackBlue pencil
Milk Makeup Kush Brow Gel in Diesel

Paula’s Choice SPF 30 Serum Primer (PR)
Uoma Beauty Say What?! Foundation in White Pearl T1C
Milani Rosa Romantica blush
Saucebox Champagne Bomb highlight

Uoma Beauty On Fire lipstick
Wet n Wild Red the Scene pencil

Finally a beauty brand creates a foundation based off of the Fitzpatrick scale! (Do you know the Fitzpatrick scale?)  Uoma Beauty’s Say What?! foundation is broken into 6 categories based off of the Fitzpatrick scale. I’m a 1 on the Fitzpatrick scale (I burn like crazy and can’t tan), so that puts me into the White Pearl category. Within that category I selected T1C (the fair cool shade) instead of T1N (the fair neutral shade). The foundation looks like a good match to my neck, chest and hands. I need to do a wear test on it (and so many others!)

What I love about the Uoma Beauty Black Magic Metallic lipstick is that it has a high shine finish. It’s almost like a gloss is built in. So gorgeous!

The Uoma Beauty Black Magic Savage Color Palette is beautiful. The foil finish eyeshadows make this palette amazing. I sort of wish they’d done half the palette in foil formula.

What do you think of Uoma Beauty?

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How Planned Parenthood Saved My Life

I’m sharing an extremely personal story about my early 20s today: How Planned Parenthood saved my life. I’m also sharing the real stories of women from the PhyrraNyx Facebook group anonymously. We want to show you that Planned Parenthood is about comprehensive women’s health.

Planned Parenthood Saved My Life Video

In light of the war on women and abortion, I felt compelled to share my story on how Planned Parenthood saved my life, along with the stories of like-minded women. With everything going on, I found this article on Vice helpful – How to get the morning after pill for free. They recommend stocking up on a few at home because it may become harder for people to access birth control.

Another cool resource I found is Flushable, Biodegradable Pregnancy Tests.

With everything happening in the news I feel like I’m living in an alternate dark timeline. It really depresses me, so I had to do something to counter everything that was making me so sad, so I shared my story with you.

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Melt Cosmetics Swatches

Melt Cosmetics has been a favorite indie brand of mine for years. I’ve been buying from them for about 6 years at this point. I was thrilled to hear that they will now be available at Sephora. I wanted to share my Melt Cosmetics collection with you. I’ve purchased a ton of Melt over the past few years.

For those of you who don’t know, Melt Cosmetics is a Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty-free indie makeup brand. They also very clearly state which products are vegan or not vegan. Lora (from LA) & Dana (from Vegas) are two talented makeup and entertainment gals that got together and created Melt to make ultra-matte vibrant lipsticks.

All Melt Cosmetics products purchased by me because I enjoy flinging money at high-quality indie brands.

My Skintone

Since people always ask what my skintone is to determine how useful my swatches are, it’s very fair neutral to cool olive yellow. Current foundation matches for me are:

All of these brands claim that their foundations are vegan. All are cruelty-free.

Melt Smoke Sessions Palette Space Queen (hunter green matte), Blue Dream (mint pearl), Sweet Tooth (jade), Mean Green (emerald green), Sour Diesel (grey olive matte), Gravity OG (yellow gold), Grand Daddy (olive gold foil), Black Widow (olive shimmer)

The Melt Smoke Sessions palette is solely responsible for my green eyeshadow addiction. Here it is swatched above. It’s so freaking gorgeous! Smoke Sessions palette is 100% vegan. I love the buildable formula in this eyeshadow palette. It’s my current favorite eyeshadow formula, tied with Saucebox.

This is my Melt Space Queen look, created with Melt Smoke Sessions and Saucebox Secret Garden palettes. You can see how Space Queen just looks so good with teals!

This is all Smoke Sessions in my warm golden green eyeshadow tutorial.

My favorite look ever with Smoke Sessions is this cool-toned green eyeshadow tutorial.

Buy the Melt Smoke Sessions Palette!

Melt Gun Metal Stack Gun Metal (blue black metallic), Industrial (glittery grey brown), Harsh Stone White (glittery champagne white), Assimilate (deep taupe)

I love the Gun Metal stack but it does have a TON of fall out! Still, that bottom right taupe matte shade, Assimilate, looks amazing on fair skin like mine. The Gun Metal Stack is vegan.

I created a Melt Gun Metal Stack Tutorial when it first came out.

Buy the Melt Gun Metal Stack!

Melt Haze Stack Indica (silver), Ganja (gold), Bogart (copper), Haze (red)

The Melt Haze Stack is a set of 4 pretty metallics. I love the silver in it but that’s all I’ve ever worn. The gold is gorgeous too. I feel like the copper is just kind of meh.

Buy the Melt Haze Stack!

Melt Radioactive Stack Radioactive (hot pink), Xenon (lime), Radon (orange), Neon (yellow)

The Melt Radioactive Stack is stunning! However, Radon and Radioactive are not eye safe. This stack is vegan. Check out my Melt Radioactive Stack Review.

The Melt Radioactive Stack is currently sold out on their site.

 Melt Rust Stack Classic (vanilla), Antique (peach), Rubbish (mustard), Rust (brown), Rott (dark brown)

The Melt Rust Stack is Melt Cosmetics answer to a warm neutral palette. After swatching it again I want to wear the weird mustard yellow color. This is another vegan stack.

Buy the Melt Rust Stack!

Melt Dark Matter Stack Blurr (light tan), Unseen (caramel brown), Enigma (red-brown), Dark Matter (black)

The Dark Matter Stack was one of the first that Melt Cosmetics ever released. Blurr, Unseen and Enigma are not vegan. Dark Matter is vegan. See my Melt Dark Matter Stack and Melt Love Sick Stack Review!

Buy the Melt Dark Matter Stack!

Melt Love Sick Stack Amelie (peachy gold), Promiscuous (violet blue), Love Sick (burgundy red), Fixated (cool-toned grey)

I adore the Melt Love Sick Stack colors! Promiscuous, Amelie, and Love Sick are not vegan. Fixated is vegan. Promiscuous and Amelie used to be vegan.

Buy the Love Sick Stack!

Melt She’s in Parties Stack Meanstreak (deep plum), Skeleton Kiss (cream with a rose gold shift), Last Caress (mauve taupe), She’s in Parties (burgundy with copper flecks)

The Melt She’s in Parties Stack is my favorite of all the Melt Stacks. It’s stunning! Last Caress, Meanstreak and Skeleton Kiss are not vegan. She’s in Parties is vegan.

I created a super sparkly berry tutorial with this stack.

I love the way this She’s in Parties look turned out! See the Melt She’s in Parties Tutorial. My Melt She’s in Parties Stack Review is one you might enjoy too.

Buy the Melt She’s in Parties Stack!

Miscellaneous Melt Cosmetics Swatches

Row 1 – Shadowplay & Electra
Row 2 – Honey Thief & Pink Moon
Row 3 – Hopeless Romantix & Scammin

These Melt Cosmetics swatches are miscellaneous cheek products. I have two of the Melt Blushlight Blushes – Shadowplay (iridescent mint green) and Electra (divine lilac). There’s also one normal Melt Blush – Honey Thief (neutral peach). I did buy Pink Moon (lavish rosé) from the Melt Digital Dust Highlight line too.

Pictured above are 2 shades from the

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Subtle Green Makeup Tutorial

I wanted to start a new series, subtle pops of color, for makeup inspiration for people on how to wear fun colors. Today’s video is a subtle green makeup tutorial. Show your Slytherin pride in a subversive way! This nearly neutral look does a great job of lifting the downturned, droopy outer corners of my hooded eyes. It’s almost like an eye lift with makeup. It also makes my eyes look bigger.

PR + purchased by me.

Subtle Green Makeup Tutorial Video

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Subtle Green Makeup Look

Supergoop First Light SPF 35 Base
Cozzette Essential Powder in C1
Black Moon Cosmetics Orb of Light Palette (Cold, New)
Melt Shadowplay
H&M Mesmerize Me – lashline
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Obscure (discontinued)
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
Lime Crime Bushy Brows Gel in Smokey

Smashbox x Hood Witch Crystalized Primerizer
Tarte Foundcealer in Porcelain Beige
Smashbox x Hood Witch Crystalized Primer Water in Aura Shield
Cozzette Beauty Essential Powder in C1
H&M Deep Brown – blush
Melt Shadowplay – highlight

Urban Decay 69 Lip Pencil
Black Moon Cosmetics DeVille

In case you didn’t know, Black Moon Cosmetics is now available at Ulta! They only have a limited set of items, which include the Orb of Light palette I used today.

Semi-related, Melt Cosmetics will be available soon at Sephora. That means you can pick up the Melt Smoke Sessions palette on Friday from Sephora! That palette is amazing, especially if you love the color green!

Makeup Inspiration

For makeup inspiration, a hooded eye guide, makeup tutorials, a brush guide, blending techniques and more, get your copy of my book Hooded Eyes Makeup Manual. It’s available in print or ebook format. Inside it you’ll see real, unfiltered results on real people.

Below are more makeup looks and makeup tutorials for green makeup inspiration.

In Between Green Makeup

This green eyeshadow look is in between subtle and bold, in my opinion. Check out this cool Black Moon Cosmetics Tutorial.

Bold Green Makeup

If you’re comfortable with subtle green makeup and want to try out bold, here are some bold green makeup looks for inspiration!

See the details on my Melt Space Queen look, created with Melt Smoke Sessions and Saucebox Secret Garden palettes.

Get inspired by my Melt Smoke Sessions warm golden green eyeshadow tutorial.

I created this purple and green eyeshadow tutorial with the UD Kaleidoscope palette.

This cool-toned green eyeshadow tutorial with Melt Smoke Sessions is what made me realize I love green!

Where do you stand on green eyeshadow? Do you wear it? How do you like this subtle green makeup tutorial?

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The Best Wedding Nails

Today I’m sharing the best wedding nails, ever! Seriously though, I think this manicure would make a beautiful bride or wedding guest manicure. I love unique looking manis, as I’m sure you know by now. I often do accent nails with Swarovski crystals.

I wanted a blingy, gorgeous, unique nail art design for my trip to Sweden. Diamond (my awesome nail tech) and I decided that an entire mani of Swarovski Crystalpixie would be sublime!

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Tampa Nail Artist

If you’re in the Tampa area, I highly recommend my nail artist Diamond! You can book with her here.

Swarovski Crystalpixie Nail Art Manicure

This photo was taken right after Diamond finished my manicure. I have a hard gel base on top of my natural nails. Diamond set the Swarovski Crystalpixie crystals into a gel base and then we cured it under the LED light to create this gorgeous nail art.

This photo shows the how the Swarovski Crystalpixie crystals are really glowy under daylight bulbs. They really catch the light.

Here’s a photo of this wedding manicure in direct light. I love how the crystals look like little rainbows. This photo and the photo with flash are the most true to what I see with my eyes.

Wedding Nails Three Weeks Later

I took these photos last night when I was at Marlowe’s Tavern in Tampa. Even in low light conditions and when my manicure is 3 weeks old, it still looks fabulous.

I took the same photo that I took above, only I used flash. I just love that my 3 week old manicure is still garnering comments!

What do you think of my best wedding nails manicure? Are you in love with swarovski like I am? Have you ever had a Swarovski Crystalpixie nail art mani?

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Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette

Today I’m bringing you my review of the Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette. I bought this last year because it kind of looked like the perfect all-in-one palette to me, and I was curious about the quality of it. Lunar Beauty, by MannyMUA, is a cruelty-free beauty brand. They are PETA certified but not Leaping Bunny certified.

Where to Buy
Lunar Beauty, Sephora


Today is my 11 year blog anniversary day! Don’t forget to enter my 11 year giveaway worth over $440!

Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette Swatches

Row 1 – Cake Face – Campy – Kai Kai – Fishy – Kiki – Beat – Legendary
Row 2 – Shady – Pageant Queen – Snatched – Trade – Mug – Sickning – Hunty

  • Cake Face: Matte pure white
  • Shady: Matte pure black
  • Sickning: Matte soft peach transition shade
  • Trade: Matte deep burgundy
  • Hunty: Matte cool tone brown
  • Mug: Matte deep warm brown
  • Campy: Matte bright Yellow
  • Kai Kai: Matte Bright Pink
  • Pageant Queen: Matte purple
  • Snatched: Matte deep red shade
  • Kiki: Matte soft mint shade
  • Fishy: Satin blue shade
  • Beat: Micro glitter foiled peach shade
  • Legendary: Micro glitter foiled gold shade
Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Look

See the details on my red Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette Look.

Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette Review

Let me get it out of the way that when I bought the Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette, there was something shady going on. I paid $45 plus $6.50 for shipping, so a total of $51.50. Later I got a message that my payment had never been claimed by Lunar Beauty. The person asked me to send the payment to them marked friends and family so that they wouldn’t have to pay the PayPal fee. I did that without asking, and then later realized that maybe they had never claimed the payment in the first place so they could avoid paying fees to PayPal.

As I mentioned above, I felt like the Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette was sort of the perfect all-in-one palette. It has bright mattes, it has workhorse neutrals, and a few shimmer shades. It’s not a palette that’s half brown. All of this convinced me to buy it. I certainly don’t regret buying it.

If this palette had been created by Sugarpill, I think everyone would have screamed how amazing it was. Because it was by MannyMUA, I think it has been less well received. I put it on par with my Jeffree Star eyeshadow palettes in terms of quality.

For me, the eyeshadow formula performs about as well as my Jeffree Star palettes. Which is to say it’s ok, not amazing, and has room for improvement. It’s still very workable, it’s just not Melt or Saucebox or Urban Decay. Some of the shades are stiffer than others but they can still be built up and blended out.

As far as the shade range goes, Mug and Trade are the only two shades that I don’t like in the palette. Kiki didn’t perform well but was workable. After seeing the awesome duochrome in the Makeup Geek MannyMUA palette, I was surprised Manny didn’t add a duochrome or two in the Life’s a Drag palette.

I’ve recommended this palette to a few of my cosplay friends who wanted a good all-in-one palette for conventions and they’ve loved it. They have been able to create a wide range of fantasy looks with it. I’ve enjoyed playing with it a time or two, but it’s not a palette I reach for in my collection right now. I’m far more into Melt Smoke Sessions & Saucebox Secret Garden.

If you’re looking for a palette that can take you from the office to a night out to a weekend at a fantasy convention, the Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette is for you!

If you’re looking for strictly cosplay, you can’t go wrong with the Viseart Bright Editorial Palette.

What do you think of the Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag Palette?

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The Best Cruelty-free Burgundy Mascaras

It’s no secret that I love burgundy. Today I’ve rounded up the best cruelty-free burgundy mascaras to share with you. Recently burgundy mascara was put back on my radar because a friend gifted me with Maybelline Snapscara in Black Cherry (not cruelty free). Since I loved the color and I want to wear burgundy, I went out looking for cruelty-free options to share with you and feature on my blog!

The Best Cruelty-free Burgundy Mascaras List

1. Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Garnet 80 (burgundy-red wine)
This burgundy mascara is on sale right now for $15! I just bought it via Sephora. I also bought Think Ink, the cool navy blue. I feel like $15 for a Marc Jacobs mascara is a steal! I love so many of their products.

2. Kevyn Aucion the Expert Mascara in Bloodroses (deep burgundy)
This deep burgundy mascara is $29 at Beautylish. I received this several years ago as a PR sample from the Makeup Show and believe I loved it.

3. Canmake Layered Look Mascara in Rose Burgundy (burgundy reddish brown)
Canmake is a new-to-me cruelty-free Japanese beauty brand (I had mistakenly listed them as Korean). I’m working on a cruelty-free Korean beauty brand list for you. It’s just extremely difficult because I do not speak Korean, so that makes research hard. Canmake’s burgundy mascara is only $9.50.

4. Colour Pop BFF Mascara in Red (true red)
I don’t know the quality of the Colour Pop mascaras, but this list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t include them since they’re $8.

5. Fiona Stiles Ultimte Lash Icon Mascara in Worth (burgundy)
I can only find this mascara as part of a set on QVC, but it’s about $12 per mascara. Fiona Stiles used to be available at Ulta but they’re no longer carried there.

I was honestly surprised to see that Urban Decay Cosmetics and Nyx Cosmetics, two of my favorite cruelty-free beauty brands, do NOT have any burgundy mascara options. I also checked Cover Girl, since they’re now cruelty-free as well. I didn’t see any options with Cover Girl either.

How to Wear Burgundy Mascara Guide

1. Pop of Color on the Lower Lashes

Since I have lash extensions, the way I wear burgundy mascara is on my lower lashes to add definition. However, if you want the burgundy color to be more visible, try using a white mascara primer like Urban Decay Subversion Mascara Primer or the Milk Makeup Kush Lash Primer.

2. On the Tips of Your Lashes

You can also apply your mascara as normal, then only apply the burgundy mascara on the tips of your lashes. Or just put primer on the tips after you’ve applied your mascara, then the color mascara on top of the primer.

3. Lashes Only

Try a bare eye with only burgundy mascara.

4. Monochromatic Eye Looks

I love monochromatic looks and will often wear burgundy eyeshadow, burgundy liner and now I can add in burgundy mascara.

5. Monochromatic Makeup Looks

Coordinate your mascara, lipstick and nail polish to all match.

6. Pair Burgundy with Your Favorite Colors

I love seeing burgundy and purple, burgundy and black, burgundy and rose gold, burgundy and pink, burgundy and peach together. Try using these colors with burgundy, especially if it’s outside your comfort zone. You can also pair it with brown and nude shades. I bet a soft mauve would look great too.

7. Lightly Smokey With Burgundy

Try a lighter smokey eye with bronze or grey eyeshadow and burgundy mascara.

8. Two Tone Look

You can also try 1/2 burgundy mascara on the inner lashes and 1/2 purple, blue or black mascara on the outer half of your lashes for a two tone look.

9. Duochrome Look

Pick your favorite duochrome or multichromatic eyeshadow to put all over the eyes and pair with a burgundy mascara.

10. Rusty Look

Choose a red with an orange undertone or a rusty orange eyeshadow to wear with burgundy mascara.

11. Alien Look

Use Black Moon Cosmetics E.T. (lime green) eyeshadow with burgundy mascara. Lime Green and Burgundy Wine are opposite each other on the color wheel. (see my color wheel guide)

Why Would You Wear Burgundy Mascara?

I’m sure people are going to ask, why would you wear burgundy mascara? Well for me, the number one reason is that I love burgundy almost as much as I love black and purple. It’s a jewel toned color that really sets off my skintone and looks amazing on me.

Burgundy mascara is great for bringing out the blue in blue-green eyes. I’ve said it before, but blue-green eyes like mine will best be enhanced with neutral shades like purple; cool shades like silver, lilac, iridescent beige, grey, slate and charcoal; and warm shades like peach, copper, bronze and red.

The Most Flattering Eyeshadow & Color Mascara Combo For Your Eye Color

These are the most flattering eyeshadow and color mascara combo for each eye color family according to the multiple makeup artists I consulted with:

  • Brown eyes – gold eyeshadow and deep purple mascara
  • Amber eyes – terracotta eyeshadow and navy mascara
  • Hazel eyes (blue, green, amber and brown) – light purple eyeshadow and burgundy wine mascara
  • Green eyes – brown eyeshadow and burgundy wine mascara
  • Blue eyes – copper eyeshadow and navy mascara

I don’t consider my eyes hazel because I don’t have any brown or amber in them. You see blue, green, grey, and a yellow-green color in my eyes.

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Urban Decay On the Run Shortcut Mini Palette

Today on the blog I’m sharing my Urban Decay On the Run Shortcut Mini Palette review and swatches on fair skin. You know I love me some Urban Decay! UD sent me this palette as a PR sample. Thank you so much Urban Decay!

Where to Buy
SephoraUltaUrban DecayNordstrom

$25 8 x 0.02 oz/ 0.8 g

Urban Decay is a 100% cruelty-free beauty brand with many vegan offerings. They are PETA certified. They used to be Leaping Bunny certified.

Urban Decay On the Run Shortcut Mini Palette

Urban Decay On the Run Shortcut Mini Palette Swatches

Row 1 – Afterhours, Gash, Zone, Sin
Row 2 – Back Alley, Rendezvous, Shortcut, Laced

  • Sin (pale nude shimmer)
  • Laced (pinky-taupe matte)
  • Shortcut (medium rose-pink matte)
  • Afterhours (soft black satin with iridescent micro-sparkle)
  • Back Alley (chocolate brown matte)
  • Rendezvous (Bordeaux matte with blue-sparkle)
  • Gash (metallic brick red)
  • Zone (metallic pink-red with copper micro-sparkle transformer)
Urban Decay On the Run Shortcut Mini Palette Review

While the UD On the Run Mini Detour and Bailout palettes left me unsatisfied and wanting more, the Shortcut palette didn’t disappoint!  If Gash was a true red, Rendezvous was a deep burgundy wine matte, and Back Alley was either Desperation or Tease, I’d think this was the perfect mini palette. I love Sin, Laced, Afterhours and Zone to bits!

Laced is the perfect sort of soft crease color or transition shade for me. Zone is an amazingly gorgeous, complex shade that deserves to be a single. I love that I see peach, pink, copper, red and bronzey gold in zone. Afterhours is a beautifully rich, romantic gunmetal grey shimmer. Rendezvous is a beautiful wine matte. Sin is one of my favorite eye brightening shades. Gash is a pretty metallic red. Really the only shade I’m not crazy about is Back Alley, as all the rest are wearable for me.

If you love Urban Decay’s eyeshadow formula and you love reds, you’ll love this palette. I feel like it has almost all of my favorite red hues that I reach for, plus Zone for extra fun. Because the palette has Afterhours in it, I think this palette would have been better off with Desperation or Tease instead of Back Alley for another neutral. Desperation is a deep grey taupe, while Tease is a light cool taupe.

Even though I’d skip the other two mini palettes, I wholeheartedly recommend the Urban Decay On the Run Shortcut Mini Palette! Reds are my jam and I love them.

What do you think of the UD Shortcut palette?

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Urban Decay On the Run Bailout Mini Palette

Today I’m sharing my Urban Decay On the Run Bailout Mini Palette review and swatches on fair skin. UD recently released three mini palettes that are neutrals with a pop of color. I believe they’re supposed to be extensions of the UD Born to Run palette that came out last year. See my UD Born to Run Palette Review and 20+ Born to Run Tutorials for Makeup Inspiration. UD sent me this palette as a PR sample. Thank you so much Urban Decay!

Where to Buy
SephoraUltaUrban DecayNordstrom

$25 8 x 0.02 oz/ 0.8 g

Urban Decay is a 100% cruelty-free cosmetics brand with many vegan offerings. They are PETA certified. They used to be Leaping Bunny certified.

Urban Decay On the Run Bailout Mini Palette

  • Skimp (soft cream demi-matte)
  • Bailout (neutral nude peach matte)
  • Faith (medium warm brown nude matte)
  • Rebound (rich chocolate brown demi-matte)
  • Chopper (copper with silver micro glitter)
  • Double Up (deep brown sparkle)
  • Pickup (pale lavender with pink micro-sparkle transformer)
  • Vice (deep eggplant shimmer)
Urban Decay On the Run Bailout Mini Palette Swatches

Row 1 – Rebound, Bailout, Chopper, Pickup
Row 2 – Double Up, Faith, Vice, Skimp

Urban Decay On the Run Bailout Mini Palette Review

The UD On the Run Bailout Mini Palette, much like the On the Run Detour Mini Palette, is something of a let down for me. You know I don’t like brown eyeshadow, especially warm brown eyeshadows. They usually look terrible on my fair skin. I don’t care for Double Up and Rebound in this palette.

Faith, Bailout and Skimp are all three workable neutrals for me. Pickup is gorgeous and my favorite color in the palette. I also really like Vice. Chopper is a pretty, classic shade from UD. I feel like the eyeshadow formula in this palette isn’t as nice as it is in the UD Reloaded palette.

If neutral palettes with a pop of color are your jam, you will love the Urban Decay On the Run Bailout Mini Palette, which is neutral with a pop of purple. If you prefer more color, like me, you’ll want to skip this one. This is just too neutral for me. I do hope that they offer Pickup as a single, because it’s so pretty.

What do you think of the Urban Decay On the Run Bailout Mini Palette?

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