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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Made-Up: #FOTD w/o Feb. 13th


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Made-Up: #FOTD w/o Feb. 6th 2017






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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Made-Up: #FOTD w/of Jan 30th 2017


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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Made-Up: Juvia's Place The Saharan Palette (REVIEW)

Juvia's Place released some of their Saharan palettes early on Jan 24th, and I was so on it (thanks to ColourPop Cult on IG!) It shipped the next day and I had it in my hand on the 27th (Friday). Yay!! They will still be doing the full launch on Jan 30th. 

Box cover

Inside (duh, right?)

I did some packaging/palette size comparison shots between all of their palettes. It's one of their smaller ones. 

L-R: The Masquerade, The Nubian 2, The Saharan, The Nubian

Same palettes stacked to see size differences

Inside of all palettes

In terms of formula, and only finger-swatching, they feel so good! Smooth and buttery and super pigmented without primer. Wodaabe and Senegal literally feel so therapeutic, lol. The only 2 shades I had issues with were Jamila and Zoya. I had to swipe many times to get good color pay-off whereas the other shades, one swipe was enough. It's actually weird that they weren't consistent with the others. 

Pretty swatches

I found after ordering it and having just received the Kylie Royal Peach (and it fresh on my mind), that some shades could be similar. I did some swatch comparisons today and there are indeed a few shades that are.

Saharan on top, Royal Peach on the bottom

Comparison shot
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The Saharan

Comparison video

Update- I am actually wearing the palette today (Jan 30th). I used Sokoto, Wodaabe and Katsina. All applied well on the lids as well. I usually apply my lid color, blend, then go back in with the color again on the parts I want more intensity. I did that with Sokoto. I put Urban Decay's Primer Potion on my lids and NYX's Glitter Glue only on the part I wanted to apply Wodaabe since it's a metallic shade. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Made-Up: Kylie Cosmetics Responded About the Chemical Smell of the Royal Peach Palette

There's a lot of buzz going around about the chemical/spray paint odor permeating from this palette. I address it in my YouTube video (check it out, 3:33 mins in). It didn't bother me at first (call me crazy) but because of all the hoopla online, I may have gotten a bit concerned so I decided to email them not too long ago, they responded in 15 minutes! Here is what they told me (and everyone else who inquired, lol):
"Hello Kifana, 

Thank you for emailing us! We really appreciate your feedback as we are always trying to improve.

Rest assured, your Royal Peach Palette is 100% safe to use! We have spoken with our Quality Assurance Team and they have informed us that the smell may have been caused by the palette being enclosed during transit.

We recommend keeping your palette open for 24-48 hours to diminish the smell. This is safe to do as long as you store your Royal Peach Palette in a cool, dry place away from UV rays!

We hope this helps out!

Thank you,

Best, Cristian O
Team Kylie Cosmetics"

I'm going to try that and update my post in a few days, although I have seen people on YouTube say they've tried it and it still has that odor. I wonder if this will turn into a "thing" like her lipstick brush applicators last year? In the meantime, check out my Instagram post with swatches or this YouTube swatch-only video (with some ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows).

Made-Up: Sigma Dry 'N Shape Spa

I ordered the Sigma Dry 'N Shape Spa last week because the title of their email caught me: "OMG, it's BACK!" I was like "What? What??!" I actually didn't know about it before that to know it was a new, hot item that sells out faster than they can keep it on the shelves. I was in the market for a better way to dry my brushes so I was intrigued. I currently lay them out on a hand towel with the brushes hanging over the edge of the surface so they don't get flat and air can get to and through the bristles. The issue is space and worrying that my kids will touch them while drying. I had a couple brush trees in my Amazon cart for months that I never pulled the trigger on so when the email came, it was at the right time. I first had to inquire on their website in the Q&A section how the brushes got dry being enclosed in an elastic band and they responded that it has moisture-wicking technology. Which intrigued me even more, so I ordered it. Their delivery is super fast. I placed my order on Thursday January 19th and got the shipping confirmation that same day and it was delivered on Tuesday January 24th. I checked it out last night and it's very compact. I actually did a mini demo (without water) last night on my YouTube channel, check it out. When I actually use it I'll update my post.