WANDERLUST Eyeshadow Palette

WANDERLUST Eyeshadow Palette

Hey everyone!

I checked the mail today and found a literal rainbow waiting for me—the Wanderlust Palette by Profusion Cosmetics!

I couldn’t wait to get it unboxed and get behind the camera. I resisted my urge to swatch it right away, and managed to get a few photos.

For now, I’ll just share my first impressions and include photos of swatches. I will definitely spend a little time playing with it to provide a more thorough review. I was just too excited not to share! 🌈🌈

 

She is definitely a beauty!

This 21-pan palette is available at a very affordable price of $10.00 USD. It also comes with a brush that seems like it could be pretty promising.

I have to say, my eyes were immediately drawn to this section of the palette. Something about that green and brown! 💚

 

Now, let’s swatch!

First Row:

Shades are listed and shown in left to right. The first photo was taken with no flash, the second with flash.

Shades: 

  • Illusion
  • Tranquil
  • Chill
  • Serious
  • Frosting
  • Gravity
  • Love Story

If I’m being honest, the top row was pretty underwhelming. Many of the shades were gritty in texture and were pretty difficult to build up pigmentation. A number of shimmer shadows had more glitter than I usually like, so I would plan to experience some fall out and use a tacky primer before applying these. Despite a few disappointments, the shades “Chill” and “Love Story” did look more pretty in person and just didn’t photograph very well.

 

Second Row: 

Shades shown and listed from L to R:

  • Majesty
  • Hypnotic
  • Jade
  • Stormy
  • Splash
  • Regal
  • Nimbus

Photos of Second Row:  No Flash (top), With Flash (bottom)

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The second row is where the magic really starts to happen. I really love the green shades here and those blue shades are SUPER vibrant. It might take some courage to play with the brighter colors, but they are beautiful shades.

 

Third Row:

Shades Listed and Shown from L to R:

  • Coast
  • Statement
  • Nostalgia
  • Cruise
  • Enigma
  • Retro
  • Go Girl

Photos of third row: Top Photo (no flash) ,Bottom Photo (with flash)

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I really appreciate the different shades of brown in this row— its a good mix of warm and cooler-tones. This gives a great variety of transition shades for different skin tones and can correspond well with whatever look you want to achieve. It might be worth pointing out here that there’s no black shadow— I know many people like having that as an option for a more well-rounded palette. The blues in this row are bold and beautiful, the pigmentation for these are apparent right away and I love the shades chosen. Although they are bright, something about them seems a little bit more wearable than other blues I’ve seen in colorful palettes. I also love the unique jewel-toned hue that “Cruise” puts off. The “Go Girl” shade is probably my favorite color in the palette and gives me all the pink Barbie vibes!


Based on first impressions, I think this is palette is really pretty and I can’t wait to see it live in action. I will definitely put some time and effort into seeing how these shadows perform in application and provide details on my final thoughts. As mentioned earlier, it is a very affordable option for the quality and shade/texture variety. Most importantly, it inspires me to step out of my neutral box and play with some color!

**I purchased my palette HERE

So what are y’alls thoughts on this palette? Is anyone planning to purchase? If you already have it, I’m so curious to hear from you! Comment below!

Thanks for reading!

xo

Jena

 

 

FTC: This post is not sponsored and I purchased the products myself. Opinions are honest and my own. Some links are affiliate.

My Favorite Skin-Like Foundations

My Favorite Skin-Like Foundations

Hey everyone! 

As I mentioned in my previous blog HERE , I have a bit of a foundation obsession right now. Some of these I’ve loved for awhile and others are a newer discovery for me.

All of these foundations, in my opinion, provide an almost undetectable “your skin but better” effect. They all have a natural radiant finish and range from medium to full coverage. Any of these options would be great for everyday wear—they are all super lightweight and comfortable formulas.

***If you have normal/dry/combo skin—this is the list for you!

All product links are included below!

I’ll just hit the main points for each—if y’all would like a more thorough review, I’ll be happy to post!


Here’s my picks (In no particular order): 

 

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick— SPF 25

I CANNOT say enough good things about this foundation. Here’s a few specks for it:

  • Comes as 0.35oz/10gm stick for $32 USD
  • 20 shades available in the range with SPF 25
  • I find that the stick packaging is very sleek and compact (great for travel). It also has a magnetic closure to make sure product seals & doesn’t dry out
  • Blends effortlessly –I recommend using a brush for the most coverage

Y’all this foundation is gorgeous. It is the most weightless, comfortable formula and makes the skin look naturally hydrated and supple. It has more of a natural/radiant finish and builds up to a full medium coverage. It doesn’t emphasize my lines/wrinkles or build up on textured areas. As you apply this foundation, it has a gel-like cooling effect that almost feels like a skincare product. I didn’t expect this at all, but I think this one secured a spot into my top 5 all-time favorite foundations. Beautiful, beautiful stuff and I highly recommend for normal or dry skin! A++

**Check this foundation out HERE

  • Has SPF 18
  • Claims to achieve a naturally luminous and radiant finish (I agree)
  • Comes in glass bottle (no pump) with 1oz of product
  • Very affordable —(less than $6 USD) and available at a variety of retailers (Walgreens, Target, Amazon, Walmart, etc.)
  • I find it to be a very comfortable and lightweight formula

I have no idea where I’ve been these last few years, but I am just now trying this foundation and it is absolutely stunning. It definitely lives up to the claim of providing a super SMOOTH finish—it glides over the texture I have and doesn’t emphasize any dry patches or fine lines. The skin looks hydrated and perfected with no cakey or mask-like look. I think it looks great applied with a foundation or damp sponge and blends seamlessly. I usually do set it under my eyes and lightly all over my face with a light-weight powder to extend the wear time. Really, really love this one!!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC + Illumination Cream 

  • Full coverage with SPF 50
  • Provides a radiant finish
  • Comes in a 1oz tube with a pump (I LOVE the packaging)
  • Also comes in the Original CC cream (more of a natural finish) and Matte formula (I have not tried this one)

This line claims to be a CC cream (it does color correct), but performs more like a full coverage foundation. I’ve loved and used the Original CC Cream for a while –highly recommend that one too! I was super curious when they expanded the product line for a while, so I had to break down and pick up the illumination one. I love this stuff for so many reasons! One of the best features about it is that it literally has it all in one step—it can serve as your primer, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Its just so easy and low-maintenance! This is the only foundation/CC cream that I apply with my fingers and it sets up beautifully. I can’t say this foundation will take you from early morning to night without a little fade, but it touches up great and can be refreshed with a hydrating spray or touch of powder. This one is just SO good!

Face atelier Ultra Foundation 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my latest foundation love from Face atelier. I won’t rave too much about it–I did a full 2-day wear test HERE . This gem just blew me away. It truly has a skin-like finish and looks like a radiant dream. I love the dewy finish, but I would use a little setting powder in the T-zone for longevity in wear . I think it would look great on aging skin and doesn’t emphasize any uneven or textured areas. Try this one out, y’all!

Swatches Below: Some shades match better than others 😂😂

Swatches from Left to Right: bare Minerals Stick (Cashew); IT Cosmetics +Illumination (Medium Tan); Maybelline Dewy +Smooth (210 Sandy Beige); Face atelier (Shade 5)

So that’s my “foundation that doesn’t look like foundation” roundup. I’m super curious if anyone has tried these or is planning to? Also, let me know if you have any other must-have foundations!

Have a great weekend!!

xo

Product Links:

  1. bareMinerals foundation stick: bareMinerals.com
  2. Maybelline smooth + dewy: at Amazon
  3. IT Cosmetics CC Cream +Illumination: at Sephora
  4. Face atelier Ultra Pro Foundation: at Amazon

 

 

 

FTC: This post is not sponsored. Opinions are honest and my own–I will never link a product that I don’t love, recommend, or use myself.

*Some links are affiliate

EASY, WEARABLE St. Pat’s Day Green Eyes☘️☘️

EASY, WEARABLE St. Pat’s Day Green Eyes☘️☘️

Hello!

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I felt inspired to look through my makeup collection and put together an easy, wearable green eye look.

I am definitely not a person that wears a lot of color on my eyes, I keep it pretty neutral. I’m in the process of trying to get out of my comfort zone and create looks that are a little bit more creative and colorful. The goal was to put together a look that is super approachable and achievable for everyone. The end result kind of had Tinker Bell vibes which was totally unexpected and pretty!

Here’s the products needed: 

[Note: I try not to over-emphasize one particular palette, I think it inspires creativity to pull from different sources to customize your own look using things you might already own!] 

  • Your favorite matte bronzer [I used Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan–I LOVE and highly recommend]:Start with a matte bronzer. Using wind-shield wiper motion all over the crease and slightly above, build up color using a fluffy blending brush. The goal here is to create some dimension to your crease, using the bronzer as your transition shade. Don’t worry about being precise with this, its ok if you get color on your lid.
    • Next, go back in with the bronzer and gently tap (using soft patting motions) the bronzer to your outer crease with a a more defined, precise crease brush to further help define your eye and add even more dimension to your look.
    • Finally, use a clean blending brush to smooth out any harsh lines.
  • Optional Extra Step: Use a dark hunter/olive green shade to even further darken and add dimension to your eye by patting to outer crease. Use your bronzer to blend it all in and eliminate harsh lines. I used the Natasha Denona Pallet #8 with the shade “Dark Sepia” for this —again, this step totally optional. You can stop with the bronzer and have a beautiful look. If you’re interested, I’ll list other great dark green shades from other palettes you may own– I know ND is a splurge! Message me with questions about this.
      • Great alternative pallets I own with dark greens:
        • Too Faced Sweet Peach and Too Faced Chocolate Bar both have great dark greens
        • Makeup Revolution, Reloaded Basic Mattes has a green that would work–it just requires some building up!
        • ABH Sultry Pallet 
  • For the lid: ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadow in the shade “IRL” The last step for this look is to pat on this cream eye shadow shade to the lid, using a flat sided brush or your finger for more pigmentation.
    • “IRL” is a super gorgeous, unique shade that is described as a green-yellow/bronze duochrome.
    • (PSA: ColourPop.com is having a limited time site-wide sale–Everything is 20% at the moment!!)Get “IRL” here: Colourpop.com
    • Alternatively, you can use the green shade “Bombshell” in the Persona Identity Eye Shadow Palette (an absolute must-have!!) to achieve a very similar look. Love, love, LOVE this pallet.Get that pallet here: Ulta.com
  • Finally: Curl those lashes and apply mascara I really wanted the emphasis for this look to be on the green colors, so I decided to skip eyeliner (I have small eyes so liner tends to take color away)
    • Mascara really finishes off the look!
      • I love using the L’Oreal Lash Paradise for this
    • If you are feeling super glam and fabulous, add some falsies!

 

Here’s my final look: Same eye, different lighting

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day!!

xo,

Jena

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FTC: This post is not sponsored and I am not getting paid to give my opinion. Some links are affiliate. I will never link a product I don’t love, use, or genuinely recommend.