LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Shadow Palette Swatches, Makeup Look and Review





LORAC Beauty and the Beast Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast palette
LORAC Beauty and the Beast palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast eyeshadow palette


LORAC Beauty and the Beast eyeshadow palette





LORAC Beauty and the Beast palette

I've been playing with this beauty for a few weeks now, and I can say that the LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eyeshadow Palette been my go-to palette when I just want a natural, no-fuss eye look.  It has a nice mix of warm and cool shades that can easily transition from day to night.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that the packaging is darling...it has a book-like palette that has the classic Beauty and the Beast mirror on the left side, and it has a magnetized clasp to keep things in place.

Below are some close-up shots of the colors, as well as swatches and a couple of makeup looks using these.



















Swatches:



LORAC Beauty and the Beast Palette:

Dream It, Time Keeper, Our Guest, Impress
Beast Mode, Enchanting, Swept Up, Look Beyond, My Castle, Chip In 
Romance, Spell Breaker, Inner Beauty, Tea Time, Tick Tock, Real You



Beast Mode, Enchanting, Swept Up, Look Beyond, My Castle



Dream It, Time Keeper, Our Guest, Impress
Beast Mode, Enchanting, Swept Up, Look Beyond, My Castle, Chip In 




Beast Mode, Enchanting, Swept Up, Look Beyond, My Castle, Chip In 



Romance, Spell Breaker, Inner Beauty, Tea Time, Tick Tock, Real You



Inner Beauty, Tea Time, Tick Tock, Real You

Swatches taken outdoors under natural light:


LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Shadow Palette
LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Shadow Palette swatches






As you can see in the swatches above, the colors are a combination of rich hues and creamy neutrals.  My favorites are definitely Dream It which is a shimmery white-cream, Time Keeper, a shimmer taupe, Enchanting, the pretty gold, Romance, the terra cotta that is so pigmented and creamy, Spell Breaker, a shimmery dark brown.  I also like the romantic pinkish colors on the bottom row.

Below are two looks using this palette:





All in all, this is a nice palette that I can use any time of the year, but mostly if I just want fool-proof colors that can transition from office to a dinner out in town.  

The LORAC Beauty and the Beast eyeshadow palette retails for $48 and is now available at the Lorac website and ULTA and Kohls stores.

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration.  This post contains affiliate links.)

IT Cosmetics™IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin is QVC's Today's Special Value!




IT Cosmetics™IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin 







IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin!
IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin


IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin!
IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin! 

IT's that time again!  IT Cosmetics is going to be live on QVC for our Today’s Special Value starting Friday at 12:01AM Eastern Daylight Time.  IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin! Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+ with Heavenly Luxe™ Angled Buffing
Foundation Brush are packaged in one bundle to give you a really flawless complexion.  

This Today’s Special Value® is scheduled to debut on QVC® Friday, July 28, 2017 at midnight (ET) and will be offered for one day only! So yes, it is live right at this moment!

The kit includes:

- Two 0.30-oz Celebration Foundations SPF 50+
- Heavenly Luxe Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

Let's jump into the products and my thoughts on these.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush
IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush 

The IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush is one of my favorite brushes because of its angled, dense head.  It really picks up enough product with the lightest of dabs on the compact.  It effortlessly creates a seamless foundation look without looking cakey.  Best of all, IT Cosmetics brushes are known for their super soft hairs, and this is no exception!  The angled head is perfect for picking up product and buffing on the skin.




IT Cosmetics Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+
IT Cosmetics Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+

IT Cosmetics Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+ in Light

IT Cosmetics Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+
IT Cosmetics Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+



IT Cosmetics Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+ in Light swatched on back of hand



No edit/filter: Using IT Cosmetics Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+ and taken under natural light.  I love how flawless it looks!

I have to say, I have used a lot of powder foundations, but the IT Cosmetics Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+ is amazingly seamless and flawless.  It doesn't look cakey and yet it hides imperfections effortlessly.  I like to set it with my Skindinavia makeup setting spray, and it pretty much stays put the entire day, with very minimal touch-up.

The  Supersize Celebration Foundation™ SPF 50+  is formulated with SPF 50+ broad spectrum physical sunscreen, which is a definite plus for me, because I am very particular about my facial products - they have to contain sunscreen since my skin is very sensitive to sunlight.  It is also talc-free and contains peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, grape seed oil, and other anti-aging ingredients.

The best part is that this kit is available for one day only, July 28th, Friday, on QVC.com, for the amazing price of $49.14 + S&H or 6 easy pays of only $8.19 (+ tax and S&H).  If you are a fan of IT Cosmetics, I am sure you will love this new Today's Special Value.  Head on over to QVC and check out Item # A293532.

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)

Zoya Wanderlust Summer 2017 Swatches, Review


Zoya Wanderlust
Zoya Wanderlust
Zoya Wanderlust
Zoya Wanderlust


We are right in the middle of summer, and what better way to celebrate gloriously warm (and okay, sometimes unbearable and stifling) summer days than to wear rich, bright colors on the tips and toes?  Zoya comes up with 12 shades of summer in its 2017 summer collection called Zoya Wanderlust.  Unlike previous collections, only one name is given to this collection, whereas in the past, two names were given to two sets of sub-collections (they are now simply called Set A and Set B).  As per usual, though, the summer collection is divided into 12 shades, but notably, they're not evenly split up into creams and shimmers.  They're an eclectic collection of creams, shimmers and glistening flecks.

Swatches of the collection are below, and each color have been swatched under natural (direct sunlight) and artificial light (indoors with flash).  Let's dive right into the swatches!


Zoya Sawyer
Zoya Sawyer


Zoya Sawyer
Zoya Sawyer


Zoya Sawyer


Zoya Sawyer is described as a soft taffy orange cream.  I thought this would make my skintone look muddy, but it's actually very pretty against my warm medium skintone.



Zoya Cora
Zoya Cora


Zoya Cora
Zoya Cora


Zoya Cora
Zoya Cora

Zoya Cora is a beautiful coral cream.  Just perfect for summer.  This is one of my favorites from this collection.



Zoya Arbor
Zoya Arbor


Zoya Arbor
Zoya Arbor
Zoya Arbor
Zoya Arbor


Zoya Arbor is described as a rich olive green creme.  This is a very pretty olive color, and this really applied well; formula is smooth and creamy.


Zoya Scout
Zoya Scout


Zoya Scout
Zoya Scout
Zoya Scout
Zoya Scout
Zoya Scout is a shimmery moss green with gold flecks.  I don't think it flatters my skintone, but I am loving the gold shimmer.

Zoya Journey
Zoya Journey

Zoya Journey
Zoya Journey


Zoya Journey is such a pretty shimmery strawberry red!  This would be a perfect pedicure color.



Zoya Sonja
Zoya Sonja


Zoya Sonja
Zoya Sonja
Zoya Sonja

Zoya Sonja is my top favorite from this collection, hands down.  I love the smooth creaminess of the formula, and the color is so flattering on my skintone.  It is also a joy to apply.  It is described as a summery crimson red cream.


Zoya Byrdie
Zoya Byrdie


Zoya Byrdie
Zoya Byrdie

Zoya Byrdie is one of the multiple pinks in this collection.  It is a very pretty fuchsia cream.  I wore this a lot during the past month.


Zoya Esty

Zoya Esty
Zoya Esty

Zoya Esty is also a pretty pink, but a Barbie-ish pink cream.  Very cute, very girly and very summery.

Zoya Winnie
Zoya Winnie


Zoya Winnie
Zoya Winnie


Zoya Winnie
Zoya Winnie

Zoya Winnie is described as a soft watermelon pink cream.  This one is very bright on the nails, and will make a great poolside nail color.  Under direct sunlight, this seems almost neon to my eyes.


Zoya Lois
Zoya Lois


Zoya Lois
Zoya Lois
Zoya Lois is a mid-tone red-based purple cream.  Since I am a sucker for purples, this is right up my alley.

Zoya Mandy
Zoya Mandy


Zoya Mandy
Zoya Mandy
Zoya Mandy is a shimmery berry pink.  The photo above is taken by the poolside, so again, this looks great beside any body of water (i.e. perfect summer color).


Zoya River
Zoya River


Zoya River
Zoya River

Zoya River is a beautiful shimmering cobalt blue.  Such a head-turner.  Zoya Estelle is still my favorite blue from Zoya, but River is a close second.

All in all, this is a solid summer collection.  My favorites are definitely Sonja, Cora, Esty, Byrdie and Journey.  Zoya Wanderlust is available on the Zoya website for $10 a pop.

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration.  All opinions are completely mine.)