Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Review!

Welcome back to the blog beauties. I hope you are having an amazing start to your week. Today I want to share with you what may be one of the best drugstore finds I have made all year. We are talking about the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. I have been a longtime fan of Physicians Formula face products and have over the years found many products from them that I can’t live without. This has now joined those ranks. Let’s take a look!

Packaging: This whole product has a very tropical vibe to it and the packaging is no different. I love the palm fronds on the front and the green colorful tone. Physicians Formula has a reputation for making beautiful but bulky packaging so this is no different. It is gorgeous but a bit large. When you open the product there is bronzer on the tip and you lift that up to reveal a sponge type applicator and mirror. I do like the mirror concept however I wish it was on the top because you have to open and close in order to pick up product and then apply.

Color Range: This product comes in 2 colors Bronzer and Light Bronzer. I went with Bronzer which works well for my fair skin. I will say that if you are a deeper medium or deep tone they don’t have an option for you. I do wish they had one shade deeper because even the Bronzer is still a fairly light color. However, if these colors work for your skin tone they are gorgeous. They look very natural and are not too warm.

Formula: This is the reason I really love this product. As the name suggests it is such a buttery and smooth texture. I just love how it glides on the skin without looking patchy. It just feels almost creamy to the touch. It gives a very natural bronze to the skin but doesn’t lean too warm so it looks as if you have that natural color from the sun. It is a matte bronzer as well. I find that it wears well all day and blends out beautiful. It doesn’t make my skin look patchy or muddy.  The product is also infused with different nutrient rich ingredients like MuruMuru Butter and Tucuma butter. The formula is hypoallergenic, paraben free, oil-free, and cruelty free!

DISCLAIMER: This product though it is wonderful does have a pretty strong scent. Not a bad scent. It reminds me of pina coladas but if you are sensitive to that sort of thing you may want to be wary. It doesn’t linger once applied but it does have a tropical type smell.
Price and Availability: Most places have it priced at $12-$15 but you can often find sales on Physicians Formula at the drugstore. I have seen it at most drugstores namely Riteaid, CVS, and Walgreens in my area. It is also available to order on Ultas website as well as Physicians Formulas website.

Recommend: Yes yes 100X YES!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tarte Styled By Hrush Palette Review and Swatches!

Welcome back beauties! Today I am going to be reviewing the Tarte Styled By Hrush Palette. Hrush is a pretty popular presence on Instagram especially in the fashion and makeup community. She is a makeup artist and is typically most known for being the makeup artist for the Kardashians. She teamed up with Tarte this summer to release a palette with eyeshadows and blush. Let’s take a look!

Packaging: GORGEOUS! Which was no surprise to me considering the extravagant looks that Hrush does on a regular basis. I love the faux crocodile skin and the gold lettering. It gives a very elegant appeal to this palette. I also love that it comes with a good quality mirror inside. I use hand mirrors a lot when doing my makeup in the morning so I definitely can appreciate that. I also love that the packaging feels heavy and sturdy. I can carry this traveling without being afraid it will break.

Product Selection: This only comes in one color choice but I find it has an array of nice neautral shades that I think a lot of people would use frequently. I also feel like it would fit most skin tones. You get 6 eyeshadows and one blush all of which are decent in size for what you pay for the palette.

·        Eyeshadow in Bliss (white gold)
·        Eyeshadow in Smitten (pink champagne)
·        Eyeshadow in Royal (shimmering berry)
·        Eyeshadow in Pinch (warm golden peach)
·        Eyeshadow in Kitty (matte brown)
·        Eyeshadow in Vamp (taupe)
·        Blush in Cheeky (matte coral)

Price and Availability: The palette is $30 and available only at Ulta either in store or on their website.

Formula: This is always the most important part for me and is usually the make or break part of any product.  I will say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this palette. I am always wary with palettes that are a collaboration with a social media celebrity because they don’t always live up to the hype and sometime I feel like brands just tack their name on to products to boost sales but this palette is gorgeous. Tarte has really improved their eyeshadow formula over the last couple years. The colors are buttery and apply and blend really nicely on the eyes. They are a little bit soft so I did see some kick up and a bit of fallout with the darker shades but that can be avoided by tapping off the brush a bit. I found that the shades with shimmer gave a beautiful sheen without being chunky or having big glitter flecks that fall all over your face.

The blush also performed very nicely which is no surprise seeing as how their Amazonian Clay Blushes have been some of the best selling blushes of any cosmetic line for years now. The color is almost a bit too warm for my cool fair skin but I found with the colors of the eyeshadows it kind of tied my look all together. I just had to go a little lighter handed with it.

Recommend: Definitely. I think this is a great little palette for travel and can really see myself getting a lot of use out of it. In a sea of neutral palettes I really feel like this one gives you everything you need for a total look. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ride or Die Makeup Tag (Products I Can't Live Without)

As I mentioned in my blog post previous to this I am back from a long hiatus. I really need some time to go about my life and really focus on my career and make some changes in myself. Well I am back and have really been missing my blogging days. Now I didn’t take a complete break from the makeup world. I do still work for a beauty company and have since moved up with them. I also still am pretty active on my Instagram and Facebook but I have found that what I can truly say about products there is pretty limited. I can’t really get into the nitty-gritty of products so I wanted to start this back up so I can really give the ins and outs of products that I am trying.

I thought the best thing to do first would be the Ride or Die Tag that Jaclyn Hill started. It will give you guys good insight as to what products I am really loving right now as well as show you what products are still in my routine after 2 years. One thing that has changed is that I still use a lot of affordable products but have been a little more adventurous in the luxury beauty world so you will see some higher end brands pop up from time to time. So without any more chatter here it goes…

PRIMER: Is the Lancôme Hydraglow La Base Primer. I know I am starting off with a rather expensive item but this stuff is the best for my dry skin. It makes my skin look so soft and luminous and really helps my makeup last longer throughout the day.

FOUNDATION: This may very well have been my favorite years ago too but it’s the Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation. This stuff just really works for me. I love that is gives me a decent amount of SPF as well as an almost full coverage. I also find that it is matte without being too matte for my dry skin. It really lasts well for me and I just love it. I think I am on my 6th bottle.

CONCEALER: I have tried A LOT of concealers especially lately and I still always end up going back to my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. It really works for me. It doesn’t crease, it lasts all day, and gives me just the right amount of coverage. Again another product I have repurchased over and over.

FACE POWDER: I found a kind of hidden gem a couple months ago when I tried the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Skin Smoothing Loose Powder. I am so glad I decided on a whim to try this powder out because it is now my go to. It has a little bit of luminosity to it so it doesn’t accentuate my dry areas. It is also so soft and finely milled. It really sets my makeup in place without making it look heavy or caked on. I think this powder would be amazing for older skin as well as more dry skin types.

BLUSH- I have to say that this was a hard one for me to choose because I tend to bounce around a lot but I have to go with the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose. I have also gone through a couple of these which says a lot. It is just a gorgeous blush. It has such a smooth texture and blends in to the cheeks beautifully. I also love that it gives the lightest touch of glow which really makes my skin look healthy.

BRONZER- Physicians Formula also takes the cake on this category too. I have always been a huge fan of Physicians Formula bronzers but their new Butter Bronzer is AMAZING! As the name suggests it is just the most buttery texture and gives your skin a very natural bronze glow. I also love that it doesn’t make my fair skin look muddy or orange. Plus, it smells like a tropical paradise.

HIGHLIGHT- Oy vay are we in the era of highlighters or what? I have to admit that I have succumbed to the highlight phenomenon as well. I have tried so many lately but find myself constantly reaching for my TheBalm Maryloumanizer. This is the OG of highlights. This was an amazing highlight before they were really cool. It is quite pigmented so it requires a light hand but the payoff is stunning. It has a sheen without being glittery.

BROW PRODUCT: I have to give this to a product that just recently launched but it has put my other products to shame. It is the new Lancôme Sourcils Brow Styler. I can’t get enough of this. It is the brow mascara that I have been waiting for. It helps my brows look thicker and fuller while also keeping them tamed. It is also super long wearing without making my brows feel stiff. I literally took a dip in the pool and it stayed on. Definitely worth the price tag that it comes with.

MASCARA: This is also a Lancôme product. Sorry I know they are pricey but they really have the market cornered when it comes to mascara. I remember seeing my friend’s mom using it when I was a wee little one. I am obsessed with the Hypnose Drama Mascara. It is so volumizing. It makes my lashes look so full and long and I only need to use one coat to make them look that way. It makes my lash routine so easy.

LOWER LASH MASCARA: Clinique Lower Lash Mascara takes this one. Not only does it have a small little precision brush that allows me to get every lash but it is a smudge proof formula. 

LIPSTICK: I honestly don’t know that I have a stand out favorite. Sometimes I want a matte lipstick and sometimes I want a cream. Sometimes I want an old school metallic finish. I guess my most used at the moment is the Maybelline Bolds Line. They are so opaque and feel so comfortable on the lips.

LIPGLOSS: I have to say it is the new Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lipgloss in Tight Fit. Not only is the formula great but so is the $6 price tag. I love this color because it has the most beautiful metallic shift to it. It feels comfortable and isn’t overly sticky plus they smell like vanilla cupcakes. Totally worth the money.

LASHES: Well I don’t wear them so there’s that.

EYESHADOW PALETTE: This was also another hard category because I am an eyeshadow junkie. It is hands down my most favorite part of my makeup routine. I have to go with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. I find myself reaching for this in some way most days. Whether I use it for an entire look or for a highlight or transition shade. It is just so well made and the colors are so versatile. I have hit pan on quite a few shades.

SETTING SPRAY: This goes to the Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Setting Spray. If you can get over the weird smell this spray is amazing. It helps to really set my makeup in place and give it a smoother look. I love how it just makes my setting powder look softer.

PERFUME: The Lancôme La Vie Est Belle is my current obsession. It is soft and sweet but has just a note of warmth. I get a ton of compliments on it and it never seems over powering.

I hope that allowed you guys to see what I really love so much. All of these products would be the first things I would buy if I ever lost all of my makeup. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I'm Back!

I can't believe how long I really went without publishing a blog post. It's really hard to explain but blocking just got boring to me. It was starting to feel like a chore and I had stopped enjoying it. I also started a new job and life kind of took me on a very different Journey. A little bit about what has happened in the last 2 years. I got married, we got two dogs, and we moved into a new home. My job has gotten more successful which is amazing because I am still in the makeup industry. I have been very active on my other social media platforms but I really have been missing my blog. I am constantly still using and reviewing lots of different products. Butt on Instagram you can only put so much about a product in the description and I really am missing out on being able to tell everybody the nitty-gritty on how the products work. So I am going to be starting up my blog again in order to give people some more in-depth information about beauty products that I use. Thank you so much to everybody who has continued to follow me on Facebook and Instagram and I hope you will enjoy my blog post just as much.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Urban Decay Cosmetics Shadow Box Review and Swatches!

Hello there lovelies. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was a whirlwind. I feel like it just raced by. I can't wait to begin another wonderful New Year. What are some of your goals and hopes for the new year?

Today I am here to do a review on a product I picked up a little over a month ago. I am a huge fan of Urban Decay products and am an Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette Hoarder! I admit it, it's a problem. It is one company that I am okay with splurging for. When I saw that they released an eyeshadow palette with 12 of their best sellers in it I immediately got excited. I got even more excited when I saw the $34 price tag which is pretty affordable for the brand.

Like I said the palette comes with 12 of their best selling eyeshadow shades which you can buy full size in singular form. Urban Decay Eyeshadows are normally $18 a piece and you get .05 oz in each one.


This palette is a cardboard type packaging with a magnetic hinge closure. I love the detail on this and I think it is beautiful. I wish the packaging was a little more durable though because I don't think this could withstand any major travel or any jostling around in a bag or anything. 

I like that there is a mirror as well. The one thing that really surprised me was the size. I ordered this off of the Ulta website so I didn't really know how big it would be. It is pretty small. I would say the size of a small envelope and the eyeshadow pans are also pretty tiny. I'll show you in comparison to one of my eyeshadow brushes. If you are using this on a daily basis it may go quicker than you'd think. Thank goodness they all come in a normal size if you run out. 


This was also something I found disappointing. I am usually a huge fan of Urban Decay because their shadows are so creamy and pigmented but this palette seemed to have a very powdery texture. I had fallout with most of these shades and found that if I didn't use a light hand with my brush that it produced a lot of kick up. However, I didn't see a lot of fallout when I used a cream base underneath like a Maybelline Color Tattoo or my Jordana Eyeshadow Pencil.


Swatches of the top row over the Revlon Photoready Primer
Swatches of the bottom row of shades. 

The pigmentation is still pretty good. Urban Decay usually doesn't drop the ball in this area. The colors applied true to color and blended nicely. I like that you get a variety of colors in this palette. You have all the tools to create a natural look or something more colorful. However, the downside is that all of these are a shimmer/glitter finish. The only matte shade is Blackout.I wish they had thrown in at least one matte brown shadow so you could create a good blending shade or depth. Some perform absolutely beautifully and others are not very good at all. 

My favorites from the palette are Mushroom, Indo, and Baked Cowboy. My least favorite are Freelove, Bordello, and Flash. 

Overall Verdict:

As a whole I think this is a good palette if you need something with a variety of color options and you want to try some of the popular Urban Decay shades. It is a nice little palette to have in your collection however, I think you'd be better off splurging on the Vice 3 Palette. It has much larger shadows and a very wide range of shades that all perform gorgeously. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

November 2014 Makeup and Skincare Favorites and Fails!

Hello there beauties. I hope you have been having a wonderful fall season and that you had an amazing Thanksgiving. I can't believe that the snow is falling in NY already and that the Christmas trees are up but alas it is winter time.

Another lovely fall season is behind us and I am here to tell you about some products that I have gotten a lot of use out of in the fall this year. I also have some products that were just downright horrible. Now keep in mind that I am in no means speaking for everyone here and that these opinons are based only on how they worked for me. So if you really love one of the products I didn't like...well, than I am glad someone is around to make it feel wanted.

Let's start off with the favorites shall we?

Kirkland Daily Facial Towlettes $11.99 at CostCo

So I can thank the lovely ladies over at Eleventh Gorgeous for this lovely find. I have been on the hunt for a while now for a decent affordable makeup wipe. Preferably one that doesn't make my eyes feel like they are burning out of my head (we'll get to that in my fails). Now though I love to try and wash my face the old fashion know in the sink...truth is some days I just don't have the energy or the time to do all 100 steps of my optimal skincare routine. So on those lazy days I like to use a makeup wipe to do the brunt of the work. I bought these because with a price tag of $12 for 150 wipes I figured I couldn't lose. When I don't like a wipe it goes in to my "wipes for removing swatches on random parts of my body," drawer. These wipes are AMAZING!! They work so well to remove dirt and makeup plus they don't both my skin or eyes. I also love that they are paraben free and have chamomile and aloe to soothe my ever drying skin. You need these trust me. Get them here with free delivery!

Elf Baked Highlighter in Moonlit Pearl $3 

I'm not going to go in to too much detail since I did a full review on this a while ago which you can read by clicking here! All I can say is that I am sad that this got pushed to the back of a drawer and forgotten about because it is gorgeous. I dug it out in the beginning of the month and used it almost everyday. It is hands down the best $3 highlight I have ever found. I am a huge fan of all 3 colors but I just have been gearing towards this one the most this month. 

NYX Butter Lip Balm in Brownie $4

Sometimes in the winter my lips are just too dry and flaky for regular lipstick so I tend to gear more towards a tinted balm or gloss. Recently I picked up a couple of the NYX Butter Lip Balms while at Ulta. I am already a huge fan of the Butter Glosses so I figured these would be nice for the upcoming months. I really really like them. They are comfortable, hydrating, and give just enough color to give the lips a little life. Brownie has been my favorite and is that "Kylie Lip Jenner," type color.

Elf High Definition Powder $6

I love this powder. I wish we had become friends earlier because I would have saved A LOT of money. I have it in the sheer formula which is translucent. It is so finely milled and it just so soft and smooth. I use this almost everyday to set my foundation and it just gives such a flawless finish. I don't look cakey and gross like a lot of powders make me feel. I own the Make Up Forever HD Powder and I can honestly say that this is almost an exact dupe but at a way better price point. Plus this jar will last me FOREVER since a little goes a long way. 

I also would like to list the powder puff as a favorite as well. I have very red cheeks all the time and I hate when I put on a full face of foundation and then use a fluffy brush to set with powder and all of a sudden my red cheeks are back. I saw a video on Wayne Goss's channel a while ago that changed my life. Watch it here and you'll see why! This puff works great for this trick!!

Beauty Blender $20

beautyblender - the original beautyblender®
I was fighting this purchase for soooo long and now I could fight myself for not getting it sooner. I completely thought this product was a gimmick. I figured it was just one of those things that people were making a fuss out of that really wasn't worth it. I mean in my mind I was thinking it was just a glorified $20 sponge. I mean it is exactly that but it is soooo much more. This makes foundation application so beautiful and natural but I love it mostly for how seamless and easy it makes your concealer apply. Shame on me for waiting...shame shame. 

Dr.Lipp Original Nipple Balm For Lips $15

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
You need this!! Just believe me. This is an amazing lip balm. I received this in a Birchbox and I loved it. It made my lips feels so soft and supple and really helped how my lipstick looked. It is a bit sticky but it is so effective. It helps to heal and protect the lips. Worth every penny. 

Clinique Take The Day Off For Lids, Lashes, & Lips $18

This is my new go to eye makeup remover. It is a little bit more than I typically like spending on a product like this but it just works so well. It literally just melts off every type of makeup. Eyeliner, waterproof mascara, lip name it and it will remove it. I also love that it is gentle and doesn't irritate my eyes. Honestly, I can see this lasting me quite a long time so I don't think the $18 cost is all that bad. 

Clinique All About Eyes Rich $30

I really should have listened to the magazines growing up when they said to start using an eye cream as early as 15 because I am seeing such a difference since I started using one. Not only do my eyes look less tired but they are much more hydrated and I can see a decrease in fine lines under my eyes. My concealer looks way better these days. I love the rich creamy feel of this eye cream especially since my eyes tend to be dry this time of year. I put this on at night and it makes my eye area feel so soft and smooth in the morning. 

H20 Plus Hydrating Treatment $36

You guys this moisturizer is like nothing I have ever used before. When I got this in my Ipsy bag a while back I was not excited about it at all but from the first time I used it I knew it was love. It has the coolest (literally) texture. It feels like you are splashing your face with water when you apply this. It is so soothing and cooling. I like to use this as my morning moisturizer because it absorbs really quickly due to the gel formula. It also doesn't make your face feel heavy after you put your makeup and stuff on. I can't wait to get my full size jar in the mail. This would work well for those with oily or dry skin. 


Now for the products I didn't like this month.....

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara

Oyyy where to begin with this one. I received this a couple months ago in an Ipsy bag and tucked it away in my makeup drawer. I finally pulled it out this month to test it out. The first thing I noticed right away was the smell. It is such a strong chemical smell that I could immediently smell it when I opened the tube. It smells like burnt tires and pool floaties. It is awful. Now who would want to put something by there eye that smells like that? Secondly this mascara was so dry I couldn't even get a good coat if I wanted to. This mascara was just a big ol fail for me. 

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Oh La La Liquid Liner 

This was another product that I bought and forgot about for like a month. I got this in the Sexy Booster Eye Trio Set. This is yet another product that just didn't do anything for me. It is incredibly watery. Even after following the instructions to shake it and then blot it on a tissue 3 times it still comes out like light gray water. It bleeds so much that when I try to use it it gets all over my fingers like a pen that has exploded. Not only that but as you can imagine it's watery consistency makes it very poorly pigmented. 

Almay Oil-Free Makeup Remover Towelettes $6.49

Remember when I said I was glad that I found a makeup removing towelette that didn't bother my eyes? That's because these made my eyes feel like hot lava. They burned my eyes so bad which surprised me since I usually associate Almay with being very gentle on the skin. Even when I didn't use them to remove eye makeup and only used them for lipstick or my face it still affected my eyes. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Smashbox On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe Palette Review, Pictures, and Swatches.

I love the Holidays. I love all the Christmas brings. I always hear people grumbling when the holiday seasons come around but I happen to really enjoy them. I think every beauty lover likes the holidays even more because of all the makeup deals that happen this time of year. You have loads of website sales but this is also the time of year when all the companies put out there array of holiday sets. Holiday sets make me happy because they are usually way cheaper than the products are normally. If you have read my blog for a while then you know that I am all about affordable makeup. High end makeup does not typically fit into my low end budget but the holiday sets that the highend brands put out usually are within my financial reach. It's a great way to try out products before committing to buying them full price and full size.

Though I am usually a drugstore girl there are times when I splurge and get high end products. One brand that I have always been quite fond of in the snazzy makeup world is Smashbox.

I got one of their eye shadow palettes years ago as a gift and fell in love. I think I own most of their larger eyeshadow palettes at this point and I have never regretted buying a single one. Their eye shadows have always performed beautifully and have always been great quality. So of course when I say their holiday lineup the Luxe palette immediately called out to me. For one the packaging is just gorgeous. I love the jewel theme both on the outside and on the inside with the little gem in the middle of the palette. It is classy and hones in on all the things a girl and makeup!!

The palette is only available at Ulta store or at! It is $42 and comes with 28 eye shadows. The shadows are a decent size. I would say they are about the size of a postage stamp or .04 oz each to be specific.

The packaging isn't the most durable but I still like it. It is a cardboard packaging kind of like the Naked palettes if you have ever seen those. It has a magnetic clasp at the front to help keep it from opening randomly. I love the jewel holographics on the front. I'd say this would be a good palette for light traveling however, I wouldn't bring it anywhere your bags could get thrown around.

You get quite an array of colors and finishes in this palette. There are mattes, satin finishes, and even some very shimmery shades. I love that you get some bright colors and plenty of neutrals so you could really create quite a few looks with this. I also love that it comes with awesome matte blending and highlighting shades. I can't stand when palettes don't have at least one good shade for the brow bone.

Because the palette is kind of strangely configured I went ahead and numbered the shades. I will list them below and give them a rating based on how I thought they performed. Not all of these shades wowed my pants off. Actually there were quite a few that disappointed me which hardly ever happens in a Smashbox palette.

1. Marzipan- A flesh tone matte shade. A terrific brow bone highlight. A+
2. Ambient- A warm bronzey brown with a shimmer finish. A
3. Midas- A shimmering taupe. Kind of chalky and a little hard to build color. B-
4. Zoom- An olive green shimmer. Beautiful shade but it does create some fallout. B
5. Totally Nude- A matte tan. Great color for blending in the crease. A+
6. Fizz- A light brown shimmer. Creamy and beautiful. A
7. Cream- Ivory shimmer shade. A
8. Roast- Deep dark brown with gold microglitter. A
9. Sumatra- Matte chocolate brown. Didn't apply evenly. Very hard to blend. D
10. Sable- Matte light brown. Creamy and a great blending shade. A
11. Juniper- A purple toned shimmering taupe. A
12. Lavender- A light purple shimmer. Powdery and not very pigmented. B-
13. Purple Mist- A deep purple with gold micro glitter. Hard texture and chalky. Hard to work with.
14. Pastel- A light satin finish pink. A
15. Peacock- A beautiful shimmering teal. A+ one of my favorites in the palette.
16. Sapphires- a shimmering midnight blue. Hard to apply evenly. Patchy. B-
17. Navy- A deep matte blue. A
18. Lilac- a cool tone shimmering purple. Another favorite. A
19. Royal- A deep matte purple. Didn't swatch very well but it is a great texture and a great defining shade. A
20. Snow- A matte white. A
21. Asteroid- A deep shimmering grey. Creates a lot of fall out. Powdery. B
22. Gypsy- A dark charcoal with silver micro glitter. A
23. Babycakes- A peachy satin shade. A
24. Moonlight- My least favorite shade. I don't even know what it's supposed to be. It just comes off as a powdery glitter. Creates crazy fallout. You need a tacky primer for sure.
25. Framboise- A deep pinky burgundy. A gorgeous fall shade. I love this as a blending color. A
26. Smoke- A deep charcoal matte. Gorgeous for a deep "smoke"y eye. A
27. Mink- A deep shimmering taupe. A
28. Cabernet- A satin finish burgundy shade. Gorgeous A+
Left to right: Marzipan, Ambient, Midas, and Zoom
Left to right: Totally Nude, Fizz, Cream, and Roast
Left to right: Sumatra and Sable
From left to right: Juniper, Lavender, Purple Mist, and Pastel.
Peacock, Sapphires, Navy, and Lilac. 
Royal, Snow, Asteroid, and Gypsy. 
Babycakes, Moonlit, Framboise, and Smoke. 
Mink and Cabernet
So there are some definite winners and some ones that are really not that great. I think overall it is not a bad palette but I think there are some better Smashbox palettes out there. I really really like the Masterclass palettes. I just got the Masterclass III palette and I think it's really great. You get one side that's bright colors and one side that is more neutral plus you get blushes and bronzers and it's just an amazing palette. This one is good and I think it's worth the money but I don't think it's their best work.