Tutorial Tuesday: Dose of Colors Friendcation Palette

I reviewed this palette last week and today I’m sharing two different looks. The first is a daytime, neutral, perfect for the office, look and then how to take it up a notch for nighttime.

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Products Used
Essence Intensifying Eyeshadow Base
Wet n Wild Brulee
MAC Fix+
Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette
Colour Pop Jelly Shadow in We Jammin
Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner in Hooked On Espresso
Physicians Formula Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Brown
Essence Lash Primer
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

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Brushes
Morphe M441 (Blender)
Luxie 121 (Tapered Blender)
elf Eye Shadow (Lid Shade)
Merle Norman Eyes #4 (Brown Bone)
Morphe M213 (Inner Corner)
elf 202 Smudge (Buff out lower lash line)
Luxie 141 (Blend/smoke lower lash line)
Wet n Wild Smokey Liner (Blend blue shadow on lower lash line)

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Directions :: AM Look

  1. Primer–Apply Essence Eye Base and set with Wet n Wild Brulee
  2. Transition Shade–Blend Necessary into and slightly above the crease using the M441 and windshield wiper motions.
  3. Crease & Outer V–Pack Cheens and blend using the Luxie 121 until you get the intensity you desire.
  4. Blend–Use M441 to blend Necessary and Cheens to make sure there are no harsh lines.
  5. Lid–Apply Just A Kiss with the elf eyeshadow brush. I applied dry first, then I sprayed my brush with MAC Fix+ to intensify the color payoff.
  6. Brow Bone–There is now brow bone shade in this palette so I used Enlight from the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette with the Merle Norman Eyes #4 brush.
  7. Inner Corner–Colour Pop Jelly Shadow with M213.
  8. Mascara–1) Lash Primer 2) Lancome Monsieur Big 3) Benefit Roller Lash

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To take this look to the next level…

  1. Tightline–Milani Pencil
  2. Line Upper Lash Line–Physicians Formula Liquid Liner
  3. Smudge–Apply Milani Pencil on lower lash line and smudge out using the elf 202
  4. Blend–Take Luxie 141 and use Necessary to blend out harshness/diffuse the pencil liner.
  5. Color–Use the Wet n Wild Smokey brush to add A Moment to lower lash line. I packed it on and then blended it and repeated this step till I was satisfied with how the color looked.

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Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Friendcation Eye Shadow Palette Review

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Claims
–Long-wearing mattes
–Ultra-dazzling shades packed with multi-dimensional reflects

Price
–$55
Ulta, doseofcolors.com
(I got mine on sale and it’s going to be half off at Ulta on March 18 during the 21 Days of Beauty)

Pros
–Gorgeous packaging
–Cruelty free
–Gluten free
–Paraben free
–Pigmented
–Easy to blend
–Little fall out
–Large pan size
–Multi look palette (every day, glam, ultra smokey looks are all achievable with this palette)

Cons
–Expensive
–No brow bone shade

Final Thoughts
This was Ulta Diamond Deal and I got it half off, otherwise I wouldn’t have purchased it. I don’t splurge on eye shadow palettes though so take that as you will. The mattes are pigmented and smooth and the metallics are definitely “ultra-dazzling” and even more intense if you wet your brush before applying. I love the formula, packaging, and I’ve LOVED watching and following Desi and Katy for years so this was a total win for me. You can get some every day, neutral looks, but if that’s your preferred look, I don’t know that this palette will be worth it for you. My only complaint is there is now brow bone shade, but I have those in other palettes so it’s not a huge deal. I like it and I’m glad I have it in my collection.

Check back next week for a tutorial!

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul & Review

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I’m so sad that 21 Days of Beauty is over, but I’m already looking forward to the fall sale.

I LOVE this event because it gives me a chance to stock up on some must haves and try some more expensive products at a cheaper price.

I think I practiced some serious self-control and only purchased 5 things. SHOCKING, I know.

Keeping reading to see what I picked up and my thoughts on the products.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder
–Love the loose version of this, but it’s SO messy
–This powder if very finely milled and a great all over setting powder
–Good to use all over or just under the eyes
–Don’t know that it makes my pores go undetected or blurs them, but it does give an all over smooth appearance

Dose of Colors Eyedeal Duo in Shell
–I thought this was going to be more of a champagne shade, but it’s straight up rose gold
–The pigment is quite messy and VERY glittery
–I haven’t played with this too much, but I may end up returning it

Buxom Full On Lip Cream in Dolly
–I’m usually not a lip gloss fan, but my friend Zelle has raved about these so I decided to grab one while they were half off.
–She recommended Dolly and it is the most perfect neutral shade for every day
–I was super hesitant because it claims to be plumping, but the tingle is minimal and I don’t mind it.
–I wish I had bought more shades while they were $10

Becca First Light Priming Filter
–I got a sample of this as a 100 point perk and I really liked how it made my skin feel.
–It’s a lightweight, hydrating primer that works well for my dry skin.
–I wouldn’t have purchased it if it hadn’t been on sale though. I don’t love it $38 worth, but for $19, I’m in.

MAC Fix+
–This product is just an every day staple for me.
–I ALWAYS have a back up of this. I keep one bottle on my vanity to use and another in my drawer for when I run out.
–It was a no brainer to pick this up while it was half off.

Did you pick up anything during the sale?